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Sushi in Plano

jinet12 Jan 3, 2008 07:38 AM

What is a good place to eat sushi in the Plano or North Dallas area? Fresh with good rolls and prices that are moderate ( say, no more than $20-$25/person for the sushi?)

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    soulslinger RE: jinet12 Jan 3, 2008 08:17 AM

    North Dallas area (Carrollton SWC of Trinity Mills at Marsh) - Seabose, to go only

    Plano - Sushi of Plano on 15th & Custer has quite a bit of rolls

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      DiRotiman RE: soulslinger Jan 4, 2008 12:34 PM

      I highly recommend Sushi Sake in Richardson (Collins near Campbell @ 75). Just please don't tell anyone... it's crowded enough already. ;)

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        vktp RE: DiRotiman Jan 10, 2008 11:55 AM

        While Sushi Sake is my absolute favorite sushi restaurant in town, I'm not sure it is a good recommendation for people looking for rolls. My friends are predominatly roll-people, and they are baffled by my love for Sushi Sake.

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          DiRotiman RE: vktp Jan 10, 2008 02:32 PM

          Aight den... Sushi On McKinney. Best rolls, including their Osaka-style "pressed sushi" -- the best I've tried. They have something I've never seen anywhere else called mushroom sushi. Two Edo-style pieces filled with sliced, fresh mushrooms and a Bernaise-ish mayo sauce. They are then gently roasted under a broiler and served piping hot. I reckon I'm a bit more of a sashimi guy, tho...

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            vktp RE: DiRotiman Jan 10, 2008 07:19 PM

            Interesting. I'm usually a sashima fan too, but the few experiences I've had with pressed sushi were positive. Will definitely stop by SoM soon. Thanks for the tip!

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      dalaimama RE: jinet12 Jan 3, 2008 08:21 AM

      Nakamoto is very good. It's been around a long time, so the rolls are pretty standard, but everything is always very fresh and wonderful tasting.

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        kuidaore RE: dalaimama Jan 3, 2008 10:02 PM

        Nakamoto's sushi is horrible. All the fish is bland and tastes the same. It's really sad that is considered sushi...

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          irodguy RE: kuidaore Jan 4, 2008 06:43 AM

          Not only that the last two times I was there I saw creepy crawly critters around the bar. I have a friend who always tries to drag me there, I simply refuse now.

      2. donnaaries RE: jinet12 Jan 3, 2008 08:39 AM

        Second the rec for Seabose, though it is takeout only and technically not in Plano (Carrollton). Definitely best value for the price. There aren't that many options for rolls if that's what you're concentrating on.

        I like the atmosphere and rolls at Simon's Sushi (Central Expwy @ Plano Pkwy). Everyone is on a first name basis with the friendly sushi chefs (especially Simon) and it's BYOB. Can't ask for more when it comes to quaint atmosphere. Rolls are definitely the highlight here. All the standards are good, and there are some quirky off the menu rolls like the BTS (tempura bits topped with pico de gallo and sesame oil) that sound strange but are tasty.

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          soulslinger RE: donnaaries Jan 3, 2008 08:53 AM

          To piggy-back off Donna,

          At Simon's Sushi first recommendation is sit at the sushi bar, you get better service. The Monday night....could be Tuesday night, is a roll with asparagus in it with an awesome sauce on top. The tuna scallion has been good on most visits, lightly seared tuna with olive oil, julienned green onions, and jalapenos (not on a menu). Also order what the people who know Simon on a first name basis get and not rely to much on a menu.

          I would avoid going to Simons on a Friday or Saturday nights as the lines can get long in a cramped waiting area and the Planonites (mostly West Planonites (I supposed that is what you would call them)) are sometimes rude cutting in line and talking on their cell phones so they ignore you when you cuss at them, just my experience.


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            torifan97 RE: donnaaries Jun 9, 2008 10:36 PM

            I agree about Simon's Sushi, I found the atmosphere to be incredible, and the sushi is some of the best I have ever eaten. The prices are really quite fair. I can't wait to go back there to try more things from the menu, and to actually sit at the bar. (Thanks for the tip, soulslinger.) A+!

          2. irodguy RE: jinet12 Jan 3, 2008 09:24 AM

            There is also a new Sushi bar on Midway and Park (SW Corner) which is good. I like Simon's better for the Maki but this new place is very convient to my office and resonably good.

            I would also suggest the little sushi bar in the Chinese Market food court on Coit & Park (NE Corner) It's not fancy, but very resonably priced and pretty good sushi.

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              Analisas mom RE: irodguy Jan 3, 2008 10:37 AM

              We ate at a new place last night I think it was called SushiMaSu at the connor of Midway and Park, It is next to a Dickey's barbaque it was really good, very fresh great service and we thought not over priced. Three of us spent $55.00 and we were stuffed. No sake or beer though.

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                jinet12 RE: Analisas mom Jan 3, 2008 10:50 AM

                All of these sound great...I am interested in dining in and wonder if anyone can suggest a place that is good that is more in the North Dallas, and West Plano area?

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                  donnaaries RE: jinet12 Jan 3, 2008 11:21 AM

                  jinet12, can you be more specific to the geographic boundary? To me, Sushi Masu (Midway & Park), as recommended above, is West Plano.

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                    irodguy RE: jinet12 Jan 3, 2008 11:32 AM

                    Actually this place is basically West Plano across from Prestonwood Baptist.

                    In North Dallas / Richardson the best is Masami on Beltline just west of 75. It faces beltline the furthest west you can go in the shopping center on the South side of the street, West side of 75.

                    There is also a place, I believe it's called Sushi Yokohama on Preston in the same center as Lavendou that is always good quality.

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                Tatstar RE: jinet12 Jan 4, 2008 08:08 AM

                I love Awaji - it's a block or two east of the intersection of Park and Preston. Have the Mamasan roll, it's great.

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                  jinet12 RE: Tatstar Jan 4, 2008 08:22 AM

                  Well, we just happened to end up at Awaji last night, and DID have the Mamasan roll, as well as two others, one of which the sushi chef did not even have a name for, having just made it up last night, and it was amazing and beautiful as well...This place has really fresh and delicious sushi! Certainly not cheap, as no sushi is, but with a small individual bottle of sake, which was quite good BTW, and 3 really excellent rolls, and tip, it was $62.00....Not cheap, but for the quality, well worth it, and reasonable compared to other places I have been, especially up North...Thanks for all of your suggestions, and I will look into all of the others, especially the one that does excellent sushi takeout...Love that idea....

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                    Tatstar RE: jinet12 Jan 10, 2008 10:26 AM

                    Oh great! I'm so glad that you liked it - it's one of my favorite sushi spots.

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                      blessed02 RE: Tatstar Jan 12, 2008 11:46 AM

                      Sushi Awaji is our favorite in the Dallas area, too -- highly underrated/under-discovered, which we don't mind a bit since we can usually get a table. Try the grilled miso seabass as an appetizer. It is extraordinary. We also always get the mamasan rolls as well.

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                        wheredididine RE: blessed02 Jan 12, 2008 03:02 PM

                        I went to Little Katana last night and man they were busy. when they first opened we went and it was good, then they seemed to hit a slump. But they have a new Sushi guy. Mr. Kim, and his off the menu sushi and his special ROCK. He sent out some kind of avocado wrapped (I think) Tuna and crab drizzled with eel sauce and WOW! as I was talking to our server I also found out that the original chef is back and theres a whole new staff. Great food and good service.

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                          PWORD9D8 RE: blessed02 Jun 11, 2008 10:49 AM

                          To just elaborate a little more on Sushi Awaji...They have shabu shabu which I have not seen at many restaurants in the area....I am really particular about sushi and this is the best that I have found in Plano...Their hamachi and toro was superb.

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                    quakertx RE: jinet12 Feb 15, 2008 07:35 AM

                    I know I am late to respond to this, but I just found this board and have to add that Miyoshi in Plano has the best sushi I have had in Plano (and yes, I've been to Awaji). It's in a strip mall on the NE corner of Parker and Preston. It is a hidden gem! Wonderful rolls and pieces, very fresh and tasty. http://www.miyoshitexas.com/ Enjoy!

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                      irodguy RE: quakertx Feb 15, 2008 10:11 AM

                      Miyoshi is pretty good, don't know I call it the best, but in the upper end for sure.

                      We went to Geishi near Central today for lunch and would have to call it ordinary at best.

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                        irodguy RE: irodguy May 12, 2008 11:36 AM

                        We have been going to Miyoshi for their $15 all you can eat lunch special lately. It's a very good value, all though I would suggest not going on Friday due to the number of people it's just very slow. They have a good selection on the all you can eat menu.

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                          air RE: irodguy May 12, 2008 01:47 PM

                          How would you compare the quality to other all you can eat to other restaurants like Tokyo One and Japan House?

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                            irodguy RE: air May 12, 2008 08:12 PM

                            Much better both T1 and Japan house are buffets this means the sushi sits around for some time. I think Japan house is better about rotating but overall still neither compares.

                            Miyoshi fixes you what you want to order. They don't offer all their items, but still a very good selection. This includes items like chicken or beef teriyaki as well. The only real issue I had was the length of time for delivery. They were packed on Friday so we were there for two hours. My friends told me that 1:30 or 11:15 was a better time for quick service.

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                      FoodieDiva RE: jinet12 May 12, 2008 07:25 AM

                      I would HIGHLY recommend Kampai Sushi in Addison Circle....I've been going there since the doors opened. The fish is fresh...the chefs are all very friendly, and will pretty much cater to whatever you ask. On Monday's they have 1/2 price rolls. Their veggie tempura is great...green muscle dynamite is my favorite...cajun crawfish roll and spicy crunchy tuna roll are too good to pass up as well.


                      1. shannydiva RE: jinet12 May 12, 2008 10:48 AM

                        Try Sushi Sapporo in Allen, TX off of Bethany-their sushi is FABULOUS !!!! Try the "C Y Plano" Roll off their Blackboard Special-so very good.

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                          chef51 RE: shannydiva Jun 10, 2008 06:17 AM

                          i second this, sushi sapporo is a great place and very affordable!

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                          PlanoDave RE: jinet12 Jul 16, 2008 11:43 AM

                          I ate a Umeko on Sunday. Honestly, its a decent place (cheap ~5.00 rolls). Had a nice selection, I ate there flounder and spicy tuna and it was good. Not the best I have had, but since it is next door thought I would give it try. It's average.

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                            auto RE: jinet12 Jul 17, 2008 07:29 PM

                            I have ate at Nobu, Steele, Awaji, Blue Fish, Deep Sushi, Sushi on McKinney, Isshin, and a ton of other places. Hands down, the best Simon's in Plano. I have never ordered from the menu there, and just let Simon create what he wishes. BYOB, great service. At least twice a month.

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                              lindasmarcus RE: jinet12 Jul 18, 2008 05:08 PM

                              A number of people mentioned Simon Sushi and I can't say enough about how wonderful it is. They have a number of wonderful rolls now listed on a separate explaination sheet such as Monday Night Special. Absolutely try to sit at the counter where Simon is creating. They also have something called Tuna jaw that is not on the menu but fabulous. I believe they only have one each night. Ask it it is available when you go.

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                                lanman31 RE: lindasmarcus Jul 22, 2009 11:06 AM

                                Not sure if this was mentioned before but Simon came from Nakamoto's. Nakamoto's went down hill after Mr. Nakamoto retired. It was the best place in Plano and possibly in North Texas before he left. Mr Nakamoto's wife passed away a few years ago and Simon left and that is when it started to go down hill. I used to go there almost every Friday but it is terrible now. Awaji is great especially if you like fresh sushi and like to order sushi and sashimi style. Ask for chef Ryan he is the best. Don't forget to buy him a beer you will be rewarded in someway later. They also have the best stuffed fried jalapeno's in Texas.

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                                dianaxpooh RE: jinet12 Jul 22, 2009 04:31 PM

                                Sake Toro in Frisco is absolutely delicious! They have a lot of inventive/interesting rolls that should please anyone. The special chef's rolls range from 9 to 14 dollars each, but they were really filling. I believe their other regular rolls are much cheaper.


                                That's the link to see the names of the rolls, but not descriptions. I really enjoyed the Ex-Girlfriend roll.

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