What You'll Get
While most sushi is manmade, it takes inspiration from tuna slumber parties where mother fish send prepubescent albacore to neighboring reefs with rice-lined seaweed sleeping bags. Taste an oceanic tradition with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of sushi and more at Uni: A Sushi Place.
Uni serves fresh sushi rolls and classic Japanese cuisine in a welcoming, lively atmosphere. Nudge napping taste buds with a starter such as black pepper calamari, crisply deep-fried and served with a spicy wasabi cocktail sauce ($5.95) before moving on to a cooked or uncooked entree. Sushi neophytes can opt for a teriyaki or tempura plate, or dip their toes into the seafood pool with a nibble of namesake sea urchin (uni) nigiri ($6.50). Snack on signature sushi offerings including the mango salmon roll filled with refreshing mint, mango, and cucumber ($6), or boldly joust the fiery red dragon roll sporting tasty twin flames of lobster and tuna ($12). Finish with a delectable dessert such as ice cream tempura, ice cream coated in a fried shell, and coated again in a tasty oxymoron.
This energetic eatery matches its sophisticated modern décor with the understated elegance of its cuisine, like a beautifully wrapped present filled with equally beautiful wrapping paper. Pull up a chair under the elegant dim lights of the dining room, or sip on a selection of imported sake at the bar. Uni's lively atmosphere and easy distance from the Dupont Circle Metro make it an ideal place to bring a date, have a delicious meal, and race them home to impress them with your city-navigation skills.
- As a frequent traveler, it's nice to know that I can count on a consistently good meal in a city I visit often. Uni is one of the small treasures I've found in DC. Good-quality sushi, both traditional and inventive selections, for a moderate price and served quickly. – fridaysfws, TripAdvisor
- One of my favorite Sushi places in all of DC! Great food, awesome service, good variety. Highly recommended. – Taylor H., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. No cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.