Like baseball games, sushi dinners showcase long, wooden sticks and tiny white spheres that are hurled from plate to plate. Score a winning meal with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of sushi, Japanese fusion fare, and drinks at Triad Sushi Lounge.
Triad Sushi Lounge's menu bends under the delicious weight of classic Japanese entrees, contemporary sushi rolls, and fusion fare that ranges from light seafood appetizers to hearty steaks and chops. Reeds of bamboo and mystical, pyramid-shaped lanterns lure diners into the lounge, where they can contemplate more than 50 types of sushi fresher than a newborn snow angel. The Triad maki ($10) pairs spicy tuna with unagi and avocado, and the volcano roll ($12) erupts with shrimp tempura and spicy mayo. Skillful chefs select 10 pieces of sashimi for colorful plates of chirashi ($28), lining each with chewy rice and shiitake mushrooms. Guests in search of warm meals can pair asian-spiced lamb chops ($28) with cups of hot sake or favorite bottles of wine, which servers will uncork free of charge and unsolicited mouth sounds.
Triad Sushi Lounge
Slick, modern countertops, warm hues, bamboo accents, and contemporary light pendants in Triad Sushi Lounge’s dining room set the stage for a feast of Japanese delights, both exquisitely seasoned and aesthetically presented. Guests can order up a spread of traditional or fusion-style Japanese cuisine, including fresh tuna tartar and lamb chops cooked over a grill and bathed in a French-inspired red-wine-reduction sauce. Chefs tuck fresh king crab, squid, and cucumbers into colorful pieces of nigiri, sashimi, and full sushi rolls, and servers pour out sake bombs or uncork BYOB bottles. For a more private dining experience, Triad’s modern space boasts a VIP room bedecked with a 37-inch plasma-screen TV that comes outfitted with a DVD player and stellar sound system for blasting tunes or hearing the dialogue from Big Foot’s home videos.
1933 S Indiana Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60616