In Japan, fish grow up hoping to become sushi, just as in the U.S., children grow up hoping to become fish. Achieve your own gastro goals with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of sushi and Asian fusion fare at Triad Sushi Lounge in the South Loop.
Triad engages eaters with a menu of fresh sushi, pan-Asian noodles, and spicy entrees in a hip, modern atmosphere. The smorgasbord of sushi includes about two dozen varieties of nigiri and sashimi ($2+), as well as cylindrical savories such as sahara maki ($10), which combines tuna, yellowtail, jalapeño pepper, avocado, masago, and cilantro with spicy sesame oil and lime. Bring friends and share an entrée-sized order of tempura battered and fried veggies with a special dipping sauce ($12, $18 with shrimp), or bring hungry enemies and force them to watch you enjoy yaki tori, grilled chicken skewered with bell pepper and onion ($7). The seafood sanctum also serves a bounty of noodles, such as the tempura udon, served with shrimp and vegetable tempura in a seasoned broth ($9), as well as hearty entrees such as Triad's original five-spice pork chop ($17).
Before or after the chopsticking, sip a specialty cocktail in Triad's lush lounge, in which sleek styling complements the main dining room’s rich crimson hues, dark cherry woods, and bamboo accents. The restaurant's dim lighting and chic décor make it a great destination for a first date, an impressive dinner with clients, or a night out to celebrate the reversal of a fish-allergy diagnosis.
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.