• 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

    May 21, 2014

    Sushi on McKinney: When an On-and-Off Lover Moves to Plano and Becomes Long Distance

    Dearest SoM, We need to talk. This isn't the first time you've done this to me, SoM. Back in the day (in your first place, which is now a Chipotle), I was a like a groupie, enduring a sub-par restroom situation just to sit on your teensy patio and eat your delicious sushi at relatively reasonable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Little Lilly Sushi's Star Chef Is Out after an Alleged Outburst and Changed Locks

    Sad news for Fort Worth sushi fans came out this weekend over Little Lilly's Twitter feed. Jesus Garcia, head chef for the restaurant that earned a four-star review from the Dallas Morning News, notified followers that he no longer worked for the restaurant. While not employed, Garcia maintained ac ... 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 >>

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Short Orders: Reikyu Sushi

    Reikyu Sushi5321 E. Mockingbird Lane214-823-3772Has there ever been a craze as pervasive as sushi? America's passion for raw fish began to build sometime in the very early 80s, which means it's closing in on 40 years. That tops disco fever by 34 years. Our bitterness toward Japan for that faux pas a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Spam-ming The City; Maximo Effort

    Don't call it McSushi, but finding a reasonably priced roll in the DFW area is about to get really, really easy. A restaurant with the convenience of fast food and low price points of grocery store sushi, Wylie-born Avocado California Roll & Sushi is already rolling for our neighbors in Denton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Sushi Zushi

    Sushi Zushi3858 Oak Lawn AvenueDallas, TX 75219214-522-7253 Promised delivery time: 45 minutesActual delivery time: 26 minutes Plucky, aptly-named tele-server: 9 pointsZippy delivery: 10 pointsFood temp: 10 pointsTentacle tenderness: 8 pointsPoints deducted for timid tuna: 2 Total Score: 90 Overa ... 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

    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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