Japanese Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Where Braden and Yasmin Wages, the Globe-Trotting Owners of Malai Kitchen, Eat in Dallas

    All chefs are busy, but the husband and wife duo behind Malai Kitchen have set a new standard for what it's like to have a lot on your plate. When they're not brewing their own beer, expanding their restaurant, or learning exactly how hard it is to make their own coconut milk, Braden and Yasmin Wage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Yama Sushi, Formerly Sushiyama, Is a Neighborhood Fave Again, Even If It's Still Funky

    Sushiyama, a quiet, neighborhood sushi bistro that closed at the end of 2012 on Forest Lane, has come back to life under a different name. Longtime customer Shigeikazu Tateno jumped on the lease the very next day, gave the place a new coat of paint and set about opening his own restaurant in its pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    The Chipotlization of Food Continues with How Do You Roll Sushi, Coming to DFW Soon

    If it hasn't been done already, some day society is going to look back on how Chipotle revolutionized the fast food industry and compare it to how Ford revolutionized the manufacturing industry. The comparison starts with the assembly line workflow both of these business use to streamline how a prod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    New California Law Requires Cooks To Wear Gloves: Always

    You've undoubtedly seen them -- when you request guacamole on your Chipotle burrito, or when you ask for a sprinkle of bacon bits on your salad at Greenz - vinyl, food safe gloves covering the sweating skin of a food worker's hands. The visual is in no way attractive but the gloves are required he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Oishii Re-opens Today in Oak Lawn after a Fire Knocked it out of Commission

    After nearly a year of closure the wait is over. Oishii opens today at 11 a.m. for lunch. Thanh Nguyen closed his Oak Lawn neighborhood restaurant last December after it was completely destroyed by a fire. The same blaze shuttered Sal's pizza next door, but the damage to the pizzeria wasn't nearly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    This Week in Downtown Dallas, Urban Vineyard Begins its Quest to Keep You Fed and Buzzed

    John McIntosh is passionate about a lot of things. From the DIY hemp sandals he wears to the latest health news, when he gets excited about something, he wants to share it. So next month, he will begin sharing his love for healthy food and a well-kept grocery store with downtown Dallas. Friday's gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Yutaka, Home of my Favorite Shrimp Heads, Named One of Nation's Best Sushi Restaurants

    Thanks to Twitter user @RodDurham for pointing this one out to me. Travel Leisure just published a list of the 21 best sushi restaurants in the country, and two of my favorites are included. See also: - How to Order Sushi Like a Champ at Yutaka Yes, yes, Uchi is mentioned, and rightfully so. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    The Sushi Axiom on Cedar Springs is Closed

    Sushi Axiom (formerly Fin Sushi) at 4123 Cedar Springs Road closed for good yesterday in a combined decision of the owners and business partner Monica Green. The spot will be combined with an adjacent space, which is owned by the same group, and will reopen as a Mexican concept. Sushi Axiom on Hen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    How To Order Sushi Like A Champ At Yutaka

    Front to back: Toro, Mackerel, Squid, and Uni​When I stumbled into Yutaka on Friday night without a reservation and was told I'd have to wait an hour to sit at the sushi bar, I wasn't disappointed. I left my name at the stand and walked two doors down to Sharaku, the Izakaya owned by the same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Zenna: Cheap Sushi Makes Us Happy, but Tapas Prices Don't

    ​It might be better known for its late-night Asian eats, but this week we are checking out the happy hour menu at downtown's Zenna. Where: Zenna Thai and Japanese Restaurant, 1914 Laws St.When:  3 p.m-7 p.m. daily The Scene: Zenna mixes techno with your sushi. The crowd dresses in khaki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Five Dallas Sushi Joints For the Scenester In You

    FlickrTai-An Soba House: You'll know it's stylish when you see the prices.​It's a hard and fast rule of scenesterism, regardless of which sect you belong to: No matter how far you live from the ocean, stylish sushi must be in your dining rotation. Whether it's Deep Ellum hipsters, Uptown col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    In Like Fin: Affordable Fish and Fine People-Watching

    ​Happy Eating highlights restaurant happy hour food menus, keeping you informed of what deals there are out there. This week, we're in the gayborhood checking out Fin Sushi Lounge's impressive happy hour menu. Where: Fin Sushi Lounge, 4123 Cedar Springs Road, No. 102 When: 4:30-7 p.m. Mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Blue Fish's Happy Hour: Reason to Rave

    ​Each week, Happy Eating highlights a restaurant happy hour food menu. This week, we're on Lower Greenville for sashimi at The Blue Fish. Where: The Blue Fish Sushi, 3519 Greenville Ave. When: 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday The Scene: Dining at any Blue Fish will always feel like eating sushi at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    A Hunka Burnin' Love for Sushi

    ​Elvis Tuna Tartare at Shinsei Top Chef contestant Casey Thompson may be gone from Shinsei, but thankfully Elvis is still in the house, rockin' the fresh sushi. Recovered completely from a motorcycle accident, Shuji "Elvis" Sugawara still draws crowds with specialties like his Elvis Tuna Tarta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Four American Dishes Intended to Honor Other Countries -- and How the Honored Countries Received Them.

    Me So Hungry Burger King's new Pizza Burger probably doesn't appease Italians.​Americans have a habit of co-opting and recreating global cuisines, arbitrarily assigning ethnic labels to dishes unknown in their purported homelands. In the process, of course, they've created some very good - if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Think Small, Please

    asianoffbeat.comEnough already.​I was in Naan for lunch one day last week.Really I just wanted to reacquaint myself with the place--it had been about five years. Instead I was reintroduced to an issue that seems to plagued Dallas area sushi joints: carrying the "everything's bigger in Texas" notio ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Roy's Natural Market

    ​After a rough Saturday night--I'll spare you the details, but I will say this: there was much vodka involved--Sunday's hangover carried into Monday. Tuesday--still not human. So I got online to Tweet about my misery. Then I saw a Tweet from one of my raw food friends that read, "Alcohol acts a ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 21, 2008

    Review: Yao Fuzi Cuisine

    A pop and son duo bring authentic Chinese to Plano

  • Calendar

    October 4, 2007
  • Dining

    November 16, 2006

    Holy Buzz

    Shinsei froths with sincere creativity

  • Dining

    June 30, 2005

    Green Machine

    Forget the sushi; stick with the specials at Asian Mint

  • Dining

    June 2, 2005

    Popping the Lid

    Pandora Japanese Cuisine is minimal, and that's the least we can say

  • Dining

    May 19, 2005

    Otherworldly Feast

    Experimentation is rewarded at Sura Korean Bistro

  • Dining

    April 28, 2005

    Fearless in Mesquite

    Skip the suburban chains and head to Kamikaze Japanese Cuisine

  • Dining

    June 10, 2004

    Trying Times

    Kyoto rises from the wreckage on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard

  • Dining

    May 27, 2004

    Pac Rim Rumba

    Fusion weds Asian and Tex-Mex and creates a happy marriage

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Sushi

    Blue Fish

  • Dining

    August 1, 2002

    Raw Clone

    Sushi Kyoto II does its namesake proud

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best sushi

    Yokohama Sushi

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    Sushi wars

    Two Deep Ellum sushi bars are locked in raw battle

  • Dining

    February 24, 2000

    Ino, meanie, miney, moe

    There's so much to choose from at this Japanese Bistro

  • Dining

    June 10, 1999

    Sushi slights

    Everything rocks at Sushi Nights, except maybe the raw fish

  • Dining

    May 13, 1999

    Sushi unplugged

    With sushi restaurants multiplying like fast-food joints, a good sliver of fish is hard to find

  • Dining

    December 17, 1998

    Swimming raw in Cowtown

    Pangaea brings sushi and more to Fort Worth

  • Dining

    November 5, 1998

    Rice brewhaha

    The Blue Fish menusinks in a river of sake

  • Dining

    September 10, 1998

    I ate what?

    Tei Tei Robata pushes the envelope on foodstuffs, and does it very well

  • Dining

    July 30, 1998

    Hope sinks

    Big Fish Little Fish's flavor doesn't match its wallet bite

  • Dining

    July 16, 1998

    Resurrecting diner grub

    Maybe Guthrie's needs a seance

  • Dining

    April 16, 1998

    Fat is where it's at

    NorthSouth's taste suffers from weight loss

  • Dining

    March 26, 1998

    Chaya Sushi cooks

    This raw fish is beautiful to behold, even better to eat

  • Dining

    September 18, 1997

    Attacking Macs with chopsticks

    Yoshi's brings Japanese sensibilities to an American dining habit

  • Dining

    July 31, 1997

    Bait yer hooks

    Matsu and Ichiban struggle with fish food

  • Dining

    June 26, 1997

    Found in the translation

    Don't let the name fool you--Mr. Max is authentic Japanese

  • Dining

    January 30, 1997

    Fusion fireworks

    Anzu proves anew that whatever works, works

  • Dining

    January 2, 1997
  • Dining

    November 21, 1996

    Adjusted expectations

    The best dishes at Deep Sushi aren't Japanese or American; they're a lucky hybrid

  • Dining

    August 17, 1995

    Tasty transliteration

    Sumo Sushi explains Japanese food to Yankee palates

  • Dining

    June 8, 1995

    Raw pleasure

    A tale of acquired tastes--namely, sushi

  • Dining

    April 27, 1995

    Class of one

    Irving's Ichijo ignores Western tastes--and merits a place as the area's finest Japanese restaurant

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