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Steel Going Strong After 15 Years

Steelby Steven Doyle

In an age where most restaurants have a very short shelf life, Steel Restaurant and Lounge has beaten the odds as it goes into its 15th year of business. We recently had a chance to visit the amazing pan Asian and sushi restaurant, which is located in the Turtle Creek area just off Cedar Springs and Oak Lawn in the Centrum Building. What we found was that the restaurant is still pleasing its growing list of regulars with their superior service and enjoyable menu.   Continue reading

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Uchi Dallas Opens June 1st

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The day we have been waiting for. June 1, 2015 will be here soon and we can all get our Uchi fix without having to make that trek to Austin.

We had a sneak peek this past week and the workers are busy doing their thing. Dallas Chef de Cuisine Nilton “Junior” Borges has his staff in place and they fired up their first dishes just days ago in training for the big day, and his staff is chock-full of many familiar faces. This is also true for the front of the house which was also hard at work familiarizing themselves with the Dallas menu.  Continue reading

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Meet Master Sushi Chef Hiroyuki Fujino From Five Sixty

by Steven Doyle

What are great qualities of a sushi chef? Amiable, imaginative and raw talent are a few things that come to mind. Certainly these words all hold true when describing Master Sushi Chef Hiroyuki “Fuji” Fujino.  We might toss in charming for good measure, and perhaps when we sup on the omakase at Five Sixty atop the tower at the Hyatt downtown the master might toss an extra morsel of the good stuff our way.

Omakase is when you trust your sushi chef to plan your meal for you in place of ordering ala carte. You will find the chef more giving in his rarer stock with more visits when the chef starts trusting your palate as much as you trust that he will prepare something hopefully more rare than those around you. This is a tasting menu with few rules.             Continue reading

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Meet Shinsei’s Sushi Chef “Elvis”

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photos by Robert Bostick

Born and raised in Shiogama, Miyago in Japan, Shuji “Elvis” Sugawara developed a passion for food at an early age. As a result of frequent trips to the local fish market with his mother and father, Sugawara grew up eating fresh fish prepared using traditional Japanese techniques.    Continue reading

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The Reason Why Everybody Loves Oishii

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It doesn’t take but a few visits to Oishii before you are embraced as a regular not only by the owner, Thanh Nguyen, but by the entire staff. This is one reason why so many mourned when the fusion sushi restaurant took on major fire damage in December of 2012. The food also plays a major role in making this one of the premier neighborhood restaurants since it opened nearly a dozen years ago. Since recovering from the fire and grand re-opening Oishii has welcomed back into their fold all those familiar faces, both old and new.   Continue reading

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Tei Tei Robata Bar Still The Best

by Steven Doyle   photos by Joey Stewart

Our roving contributing  photographer, Joey Stewart has been busier than ever hitting up the area’s finest sushi digs in Dallas. Today we visit Tei Tei Robata Bar on Henderson which is definitely one of our favorites.

Tei Tei was opened in 1998 by Teiichi Sakurai who is also the owner of Tei-An. Both are highly praised by local critics as Teiichi is the best at his craft. Teeich sold Tei Tei more recently to his chef, Katsutoshi Sakamoto, but you can spot the former owner sitting at the robata bar on any given night.          Continue reading

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Kenichi on a Roll: Dallas Asian Restaurant Hires Chef Sho Mochido Away from Vegas

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While the Japanese art of food preparation can be considered an art form, the quality of the already-popular Asian cuisine at Kenichi is about to become show-stopping. Victory Park hotspot Kenichi has hired Chef Noboru “Sho” Mochido, “Chef Sho,” as he’s known among the culinary community, as its executive chef.

“We had an important mission in finding an executive chef whose skills were on par with what our guests demand here at Kenichi,” said Josh Babb, managing partner. “In Chef Sho, we have a culinary artisan who has spent years perfecting his craft, showing great care to tradition while honing his ability to creatively concept new dishes our guests will love. We have a great, long-standing reputation in Dallas for serving great food and providing exceptional service.”   Continue reading

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