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Favorite new sushi places in Dallas anyone?

JJMac1972 Nov 8, 2007 05:59 AM

I'm a huge sushi-eater and am looking for somewhere new in Dallas to try sushi. My favorites are Sushi on McKinney, Teppo, Tei Tei, Sushi Sake, Masami, Tokyo No Hana, Cafe Japon among others. Just looking for suggestions for some brand new sushi places here in Dallas if anyone has a recent discovery they'd like to share. Thanks in advance for the help!

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    sike101 Mar 26, 2008 07:19 AM

    I'd agree on Zen Sushi in Bishop Arts. Have been there several times and it is always excellent with friendly service. It is the first place I tried uni, and loved it. I've since learned not all uni is the same. Little Katana off Knox has always been good at lunch and Shinsei (although clearly not just sushi) is one of my favorite restaurants in town.

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      simply_victoria Mar 28, 2008 01:30 PM

      I disagree. Zen Sushi was not good. The service was great and they were very friendly, but I don't remember anything I ate. I won't say the place was bad, but with so many great sushi options in town, I will not be going back there. Just not very tasty!

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      magmae Mar 25, 2008 02:29 PM

      We've gotten to like Fish, which opened only a couple of months ago in the West Village. It's still empty every time we go in, but the sushi's great... it's our favorite tuna sashimi in town. Just so good.

      The best all-around sushi I've had in Dallas is probably at Steel, although it's pricier than Fish.

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        kkak97 Nov 24, 2007 02:45 PM

        Best I've found in Dallas is Steel at 3102 Oak Lawn Ave Ste 100. Wonderful, inventive, and smart sushi.

        1. Caroline1 Nov 18, 2007 02:22 AM

          Not exactly new, but new to me is Jazz Nine Fish in Frisco:

          Went for lunch with a friend and being hungry, passed on the sushi and opted for a lunch combination of barbecued ribs and shrimp/veggie tempura. The presentation was lovely. Aesthetically, very "Japanese," including a live orchid on each plate. And the food was exceptional. They also have live jazz on weekends, and the entire staff is "old country" gracious.

          I was surprised they had sea urchin listed on the sushi menu at six dollars or six fifty a serving. It's usually listed as "Market Price," with a good chance they won't have it. I had decided to get an order for dessert if I was still hungry, but was so sated I completely forgot about it. Next time...!

          1. irodguy Nov 16, 2007 06:27 PM

            I have been going to a little cash only place by in the food court of Mei Hua on Coit & Park in Plano. They are very reasonable and open on the weekends for lunch. They also have a great many noodle dishes etc.

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              donnaaries Nov 17, 2007 06:35 AM

              Yeah Sushi Place (the cash only place inside the May Hua complex) isn't bad for a cheap sushi fix. I like the noodle and rice bowls there better.

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                air Nov 17, 2007 08:13 AM

                How much are the rice bowls there?

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                  donnaaries Nov 17, 2007 04:39 PM

                  They're about $6 to $7, from what I remember.

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                    air Mar 27, 2008 10:38 AM

                    Just wanted to mention that ever since hearing about Sushi Place, I've been regularly going for their rice bowls which are great for lunch. Thanks for yet another great tip, Donna!

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              theonly Nov 10, 2007 08:27 PM

              Yutaka on Boll off McKinney Avenue is the real thing. The chef is Japanese, always there, and serves up the best sushi/sashimi I've had in Dallas in years. Very casual and small with excellent service.

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                Epicurious Esquire Nov 15, 2007 05:34 PM

                I agree with the Yutaka recommendations. I believe it is quite simply the finest sushi in Dallas.

                You may also want to try Steel. Super expensive and super trendy, but the food is amazingly fresh. Try the beef tataki. D-lish.

              2. air Nov 9, 2007 09:46 PM

                I'm adding Sushi of Plano to my regular rotation, and I'm especially happy I live less than 5 minutes away.

                Had a quick snack there during happy hour and it was amazing - this is definitely a great place to eat lunch and happy hour. Feels pretty nice not needing to go as far as Seabose for excellent quality, and when Toshi says personal, he means it.


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                  MarcusB Nov 10, 2007 01:48 AM


                  I believe the chef pictured there used to work at Simon sushi, in fact, I think he has a lot of the same rolls that Simon's has.

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                    Moshi Moshi Nov 10, 2007 07:34 AM

                    Air - Have you tried Sushi of Plano's $1 sushi on Happy Day Sunday? Am considering checking it out tomorrow but hesitate to since I would guess the fish was probably delivered on Friday at best, and so would not be as fresh...and hence the $1 price tag?

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                      irodguy Nov 23, 2007 05:09 PM

                      I ate at Sushi of Plano today, they had fresh Scallops and whole Spanish mackerel. Not a cheap lunch but really killer fresh and tasty.

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                        kuidaore Nov 26, 2007 02:28 PM

                        irodguy, I know you like Masami. How do you compare Sushi of Plano with Masami and Seabose?

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                          irodguy Mar 26, 2008 07:54 AM

                          I would say the quality is better at Masami than any of the above. I would then say toss up between Sushi of Plano and Seabose depending on the day. Overall I think Seabose dose a better job of the "Sushi Rice" but Sushi of Plano does a good job on some of their speciality sashimi items (scallop, Mackerel etc. )

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                            pizzaQTpie Mar 27, 2008 12:33 PM

                            I'm a Teppo and Tei Tei fan but had to go to Masami last week. We choose that place because we were able to get a table for ten (which is so hard to do at Sushi places - except maybe Nobu). We sat in their 'special room" - whatever that is called where you have to take your shoes off. : ) Anyway, we had a TON of sushi and some cooked items - all good but definitely not the best in the Dallas area. Our bill was not too bad at all- so i would consider it a good deal for decent sushi. The only problem i've had there is the service - slooooooooowwwww. We especially overwhelmed them with 10 people. Also, on the handful of occasions we've been there, the restaurant never even gets half full - which always gets me worried about the quality of the sushi served. However, I will go back because it was a good meal and we don't spend as much as we do when we go to Teppo - which is soooo good!

                            Can't wait to try Yutaka. Thanks for the recs - i have had my eye on that place but never get out of my Teppo comfort zone! : )

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                      ieatdallas Nov 9, 2007 02:46 PM

                      You didn't mention Yutaka on McKinney. If you haven't been there, you need to check it out. I haven't been to all the places you listed above but I will say I think it is better than Tei Tei, Sushi Sake and definitely Cafe Japon. Spanish Mackeral sashimi is off the charts good.

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                        dvp05 Nov 9, 2007 05:11 PM

                        Cafe Japon has closed down.

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                          JJMac1972 Nov 9, 2007 05:25 PM

                          I know Cafe Japon gets a bad rap but I know the chef well and he always brings out a fresh hamachi filet for me when I visit. What's this, Cafe Japon has closed? I used to visit there when I lived in Addison Circle, I hope their chef, Ino, is doing fine, if anyone could tell me where he is now, I'd love to see him, we were great friends, hence my liking for the food there.

                          So, Yutaki is the new find on McKinney? I'm trying Zen in Bishop Arts this weekend as well. A bit burnt out on Teppo(a few years back actually, although the yakitori is nice, and Tei Tei gets old as well, they're owned by the same people). Spanish Mackerel you say, I'll have to try theirs soon although I'm not much of a McKinney Ave. fan due to the parking situation and crowds and all, you know. I'm actually quite fond of Ryukei or Ryuishi in Mockingbird, whatever tf it's called, can never recall as I always end up there after a 70 hr. week coming off the train in Mockingbird on a Fri. after drinks at Pearl's downtown and I end up drinking too much sake and it all becomes a blur and I take a taxi home and disappear there, lol(ala Bret Easton Ellis' Less Than Zero if any of you've read it_) I'm off to somewhere after too many single malts...

                          JJ Mac.

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                            Epicurious Esquire Mar 26, 2008 07:43 AM

                            I believe Yutaka has the best Sushi in town, as well as some very, very well-done "fusion" items.

                            I also love how tiny it is. Makes me feel like I'm not in Dallas, which can be refreshing.

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                            Carla Burke Nov 8, 2007 05:46 PM

                            You gotta' try Sushi Zushi. Don't be turned off by the delivery truck out front (which you may need sometime). The menu is voluminous, and the sushi chefs will make you anything. I took several rolls -both fish and veggie- and several grilled skewers to a potluck supper, and all my foodie friends RAVED about the quality.

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                              MarcusB Nov 8, 2007 07:33 AM

                              Zen Sushi
                              Sushi Simon
                              Sushi Minami

                              I've posted reviews on this board for all 3.

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                                Thefoodczar Nov 8, 2007 08:13 AM

                                Genki Sushi and Steak at Preston and Beltline in North Dallas has a very good all you can eat sushi buffet for $15.99 ($12.99 lunch). No website so call them at 972 788-2629 if you have any questions. I also have a review posted on my blog under the July postings and I posted an update under comments last month

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