• 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

    January 21, 2014

    Sushi Restaurant to open in Trinity Groves, Italian in Bishop Arts

    The latest stage in Phil Romano's quest to take over the culinary universe is the planned opening of Sushi Bayashi, a casual sushi bar. Late last night, the Morning News scooped the latest addition to the gamut of fine dining at Trinity Groves. Romano is describing it as "an everyday kind of sushi b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Checking In On The Newly Remodeled Oishii

    Everything looks settled in at Oishii. The Oak Lawn restaurant had been closed for nearly a year after a fire damaged the dining room and neighboring Sal's pizza. But while a year-long closure is surely tough on a business, the neighborhood favorite pan-Asian spot looks all the better for it, now. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    They're Building a Football Field-Long Sushi Roll at AT&T Stadium to Fight Hunger

    The North Texas Food Bank is heading into the holiday season with a novel event: the construction and consumption of a 100-yard-long sushi roll at AT&T Stadium. On November 20, Legends Hospitality and Chef Yutaka Yamato, of Yutaka Sushi Bistro and lead sushi chef of concessions at Legends, will ov ... 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

    October 2, 2013

    Toko V Brings Noodles and Sushi to Highland Park Village Tomorrow

    The transformation of the old Village Marquee space will be completed with the opening of Toko V on Thursday. The renovation and re-branding marks the third attempt to open a successful restaurant in the space in less than three years. Earlier this August, the downstairs half of the renovation was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Farmed Uni May Soon Turn Up at Your Favorite Sushi Restaurant

    It's hard not to get a little excited about the prospect. Uni -- the sex organs of sea urchins -- may be one of the most delicious things you can encounter at the sushi bar, provided it's fresh. It offers a creamy, briny flavor that's rich and satiating, and a gorgeous orange color that pops against ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 12, 2013

    Enticed by Sushi Sake

    Takashi Soda's sushi restaurant isn't perfect, but it's seduced a lot of fans.

  • 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

    July 30, 2013

    I Tried the Natto at Fort Worth's Little Lilly Sushi, and Now It's Your Turn

    By chance have you heard of Natto? The Japanese delicacy hasn't enjoyed much popularity in the States, possibly because the few people who tried it were so horrified they never spoke of the experience again. If you need evidence of the challenges of eating natto, just head over to YouTube and watch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Dallas' Five Best Sushi Restaurants

    I've destroyed a lot of sashmi in the last year, and I've come to believe that Dallas is an exceptional city for sushi eaters. While I wish there was a bit more innovation and culinary artistry -- I've not had anything here in Dallas that tops the meal I had at Uchi last summer -- the quality of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Redneck Sushi -- A Guide to Triple-Fusion

    Now, let's say you want to combine the heavy, meat-based joys of barbecue with the relatively light, raw fish-based delights of sushi. You're clearly having a boring day. Nothing's gone right for you so far. You tried combining Vietnamese and Mexican food. That fell down at the pho burrito. Korean a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    50 Percent of Seafood Sold in Texas Mislabeled, New Oceana Study Reports

    Oh, Dallas. Something is fishy at our sushi restaurants. Katharine Shilcutt at the Houston Press has been digging through a new Oceana Study, and it doesn't say very nice things about the sushi we're eating. That snapper you covet, sumptuously draped over carefully seasoned and packed rice, may ve ... 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

    November 5, 2012

    Nick & Sam's Grill in Park Cities is Now Open

    The new Nick & Sam's Grill in Park Cities (8111 Preston Road) opened last week. This is the second "grill" location, and the menu differs from its sister location in Uptown, although it pulls some items from Coal Vines and Nick & Sam's Steakhouse, all of which are on the same family tree. (Sara Bla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Firexbox Doesn't Ignite the Taste Buds -- or Other Body Parts, Luckily

    You'd think that there's no way that Firexbox could be the name of a restaurant, but you'd be wrong. When I first saw it, I thought, "Surely there's just a typeface issue here with their logo and they mean Fire Box with chopsticks in the middle and that design element just went wrong." But, nope. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Monica Greene's Nueva Cocina Opens This Evening: Will Serve Sushi

    We first told you about Monica Greene's departure from Aca y Alla to open up a restaurant in Oak Cliff just before summer. Now the restaurateur has released new details about the space on Cedar Springs Road that will have a soft opening this evening, with a grand opening scheduled August 7. Nueva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    The Cheap Bastard at Chaucer's, the Land of Sushi, Drawbridges and Hooters Rejects

    Creepy business dudes drooling on servers count: 8 Bard count: 0 Chaucer's Sushi & Grill came up several times when I internetted "cheap sushi Dallas." So I checked out their website, and let me tell you, the Chaucer's website is more amazing than any website I have ever seen or will ever see. It i ... 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

    April 26, 2012

    Moon Wok: It's Not Bad, You Know It, It's Not Really, Really Bad

    She says she wanted to try the food, but we think Cheap Bastard stopped by Moon Wok just to have an excuse to break out her fedora, single white glove and sequined ruby dancing shoes. You can find the place at 8670 Skillman St., 214-221-8888. Times I drove by and said to myself, "Ha. Moon Wok," bef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Jiro Dreams of Sushi: A Must-See Doc For Every Food Lover (and Especially Chefs)

    "Always strive to master your craft." The closing words of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, which opens today at the Magnolia and Angelika Theaters, would make sound advice for any trade. But thrust upon the shokunin, the master sushi chef, they invoke a certain umami for the soul that's as inspiring as it is ... 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

    January 23, 2012

    A Sushi Roll Goes to Space (Video)

    A Washington, DC-based sushi chain recently released a promotional video about shooting a sushi roll into space. Getting sushi into the stratosphere should be easy enough. A weather balloon was used to take a chair into space for a very similar commercial. Still, the video seemed a little fishy. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Sushi & Rice Express: Alice Drives Through Like Evel Knievel's Bastard Child

    ​Sushi & Rice Express 8131 Forest Lane 214-575-7090 Other cars in the drive-through count: 0 Wet towels air-drying right next to the drive-through menu count: 50 Drive-throughs? Good. Sushi? Goooood. Put them together and you have Sushi & Rice Express. I slow-clap my chopsticks at you, Sushi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

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

    ‚ÄčIt 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

    June 10, 2011

    Sushi Star: Just a Happy Little Neighborhood Sushi Bar

    ​Happy Eating highlights restaurant happy hour food menus, pointing you to the best deals out there. This week, we're doing happy hour neighborhood restaurant-style at Sushi Star. Where: 5956 Royal Lane When: 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday The Scene: This is Preston Hollow's quiet neighbo ... 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

    April 4, 2011

    Ku Sushi and Japanese Cuisine: Ringside at Sushi Night Fight

    The fried egg atop Ku's Dolsot Bi Bim Bop wasn't the only thing that sizzled.​No date with a guy last week. Instead, I went to dinner with two of my girlfriends at Ku Sushi and Japanese Cuisine. The sushi restaurant ranks as one of my friend's and her husband's favorite Preston and Forest neig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Oishii Renames Beloved Off-Menu Sushi Roll

    The first thing one receives at Oishii Sushi & Pan-Asian Cuisine is a large laminated menu and paper menu overflowing with sushi options. But if you sit at the sushi bar, there's a small, wall-mounted chalkboard above the chopping and dicing sushi chefs. The very top of that chalkboard reads #42, an ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 10, 2011
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    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

    January 25, 2011

    It's Axiomatic: Good, Inexpensive Sushi Makes Us Happy

    ​Each week, Happy Eating highlights a different restaurant happy hour food menu. This week we are in the Knox-Henderson neighborhood to check out a Dallas sushi hot spot. Where: Sushi Axiom, 2323 North Henderson Ave. When: 4:30-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Scene: Happy hour time is quiet and ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2008

    Review: The Fish

    The Fish could use a touch of poison to spice up its menu

  • Dining

    January 20, 2005


    There's no artistry in the sushi at Sushi Sapporo

  • Dining

    January 25, 2001

    Easy Sell

    Ajiya Sushi & Grill

  • Dining

    February 24, 2000

    A bowl with a view

    Fishbowl is for peering. Eating isn't bad either.

  • Dining

    June 10, 1999

    Sushi slights

    Everything rocks at Sushi Nights, except maybe the raw fish

  • 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

    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

    March 26, 1998

    Chaya Sushi cooks

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

  • 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

    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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