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Yutaka Sushi Bistro

2633 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
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  • Mon 5:45pm-10pm, Tue-Thur 11:45am-2pm, 5:45pm-10pm, Fri 11:45am-2pm, 5:45pm-11pm, Sat 5:45pm-11pm
  • $$$; $$$$
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Catering, Family Style, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Quite possibly Dallas’ best sushi bar, Yutaka has been an Uptown staple since 2006. Chef-owner Yutaka Yamato oversees a mouthwatering list of fresh sushi and sashimi that changes with the seasons and with new shipments flown directly from Japan. His sushi rolls hew to traditional styles, with the emphasis on simplicity and good ingredients; none of the rolls here are Instagram-bait monstrosities with silly names and a dozen different fillings and toppings. Yutaka’s cooked items may not be the focus, but the salads are exquisite and the small handfuls of grilled and tempura veggies are perfect accompaniments to the fish.

Top pick: You could have a satisfying meal without ever straying from the day’s specials, especially fresh sushi and sashimi.

The downside: The Japanese bar two doors down, which used to act as a waiting area, is unfortunately long closed, so make reservations.

Fun fact: This is the best restaurant in Uptown, and especially good for date night.

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