Save the date: 4 year anniversary party at Ai Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Lounge

From September 22 – 28 Ai Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Lounge (358 W Ontario,
312-335-9888) is celebrating their four year anniversary with a five course
sushi dinner for only $20. The restaurant has the distinction of being one of
the few places in the country that can serve fugu, the blowfish that, if
prepared incorrectly, can be fatal. The certification process is long and
intense, and that just shows how dedicated Chef Toyoji Hemmi is to his art.

In addition to the
special dinner menu that week there will also be a celebration in the lounge on
September 22. This event is also $20 and will include wine tastings, samplings,
live music, birthday cake, and raffle prizes.

The five course menu is
listed below and it’s valid at lunch and dinner. As you can imagine,
reservations are recommended! 

COURSE 1: Choice of soup

miso soup  

kabocha corn soup  creamy
Japanese pumpkin and corn soup topped w/ chives 

COURSE 2: Choice of
appetizer –

tuna toro tartar  chopped
o-toro tuna served over creamy soft tofu & ceviche sauce, topped w/ fried
spring roll

ice salmon ceviche chopped salmon w/ 
ceviche sauce topped w/ avocado, sour cream may, ikura & sweet potato chips

COURSE 3Choice of 3
pieces of nigiri

hamachi yellowtail

negi toro chopped fatty tuna with scallions

o-ebi tiger prawn

beni toro fatty salmon

tamago sweet egg omelet 

 Choice of one
maki –

orange maki (pictured) shrimp
tempura & scallions topped w/ fresh salmon brushed with ponzu, chives,
black tobiko, & momoji oroshi

chef hemmi spicy tuna  spicy
tuna topped w/: spicy tako;  avocado & ikura;  walnuts &
rosemary; cucumber wrapped tempura flakes w/ wasabi mayo; masago & tempura


green tea ice cream






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