For those of you keeping track of food holidays, happy International Sushi Day. The "holiday" was first listed in Chase's Calendar of Events in 2010.
Restaurant chain RA Sushi was actually responsible for making this holiday official, declaring the day a "holiday" in 2010 and having the sushi-centric celebration entered into Chase's Calendar of Events, which is the most comprehensive listing of holidays, events, and birthdays in the world. According to Chase, by the way, today is also Paul McCartney's birthday -- so you might want to order a vegetarian roll when celebrating International Sushi Day in Sir Paul's honor.
Here are three restaurants where you can snag a special deal for this special day.
To celebrate International Sushi Day, SushiSamba in Coral Gables and South Beach are offering a special limited edition roll. The baransu roll ($19), comprised of Alaskan king crab, shrimp tempura, avocado, crispy sweet potato, truffle and aji Amarillo, is available today only -- so if you're into rare sushi, this your luck day!
If you like your sushi like you like grains of sand on the beach -- bountiful and unlimited -- then you'll enjoy the all-you-can-eat sushi roll deal offered at Sushi SoBe today from 5:30 - 11 p.m. For $25 (not including tax and tip), you can eat as many rolls as your heart desires. There are more than 14 different rolls to choose from including the rainbow (snow crab and Japanese cucumber rolled with tuna, salmon, whitefish and avocado); Miami surf & turf (lobster and avocado, topped with Wagyu beef tataki and spicy ponzu sauce); shrimp tempura (tempura
shrimp, avocado, and cucumber); and soft shell crab (deep fried soft
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shell crab, smelt roe, Japanese cucumber, and avocado).
Since RA Sushi started this holiday, you can bet they're going to celebrate it. Members of RA's "The Hook Up", the restaurant's free loyalty program, will receive a complimentary Tootsy Maki roll with a beverage purchase (sign up for future offers at rasushi.com). From 3 - 7 p.m., enjoy happy hour specials on sushi (starting at $2.25), sake for a buck, and $3 beers. If you're into eating seasonally, try a special summer pairing of watermelon rock shrimp and a watermelon margarita for $18.