Raw fish offers a host of benefits over its cooked counterparts, including more vitamins, fewer cooking chemicals, and less unsolicited feedback on the frying-pan experience. Get quieter comestibles with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of sushi, sashimi, and entrees at Zushi Japanese Cuisine.
Executive chef Christopher Nemoto approaches the art of sushi with traditional ties and a modern flair, creating a menu packed with classic and innovative Japanese dishes. Ease palates into the array of uncooked edibles with a plate of medium-rare beef tataki, thinly sliced and served chilled with ponzu sauce ($11), before arriving at a sushi selection that showcases fresh salmon ($5–$21), tuna ($5–$16), or one of 13 different specialty rolls, including the Puff the Magic Dragon ($15), topped with eel, avocado, and strawberry. Broiled miso sea bass adorns itself in an elegant gown of seaweed salad beneath the envious gaze of grilled asparagus, tomatoes, and sautéed spinach ($25), and the Buta no Kakuni pulls nutrients from all over the food pyramid, incorporating braised pork belly served with granny-smith-apple salad, roasted rice balls, simmered daikon, and boiled egg ($21). Zushi's modern décor and softly lit dining area form the ideal atmosphere for schmoozing potential clients and convincing them to invest in glow-in-the-dark spark plugs, and the outdoor patio hosts feasts of fresh air.
Zushi Japanese Cuisine
At Zushi Japanese Cuisine, experienced executive sushi chef Christopher Nemoto draws from traditional Japanese culinary traditions and augments them with modern flourishes. The result is a menu of inventive fresh sushi and Japanese classics. In the Houston Press’s list of top 10 sushi restaurants, the writer hailed both the restaurant's fresh fish and its "impeccably seasoned rice." Patrons can sample both in the eatery's delectable specialty rolls, including the Slammin Sammy—a mélange of imitation crab, cucumber, and cream cheese topped with smoked salmon and a citrus chili paste; or the Surf and Turf—finely sliced and grilled rib-eye steak with carrot, jalapeño, avocado, and sweet lobster. And as diners sup on the delicate pinks and oranges of tuna and salmon or the mottled grays of the countertop roll, they'll do so amid the chic ambiance of a sushi bar complete with booths, patio seating, and a cocktail bar equipped with flat-screen televisions.