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Masami Establishes Itself As One Of The Premiere Destinations In Dallas For Quality Japanese Cuisines

Photo 3 Chef Sashimiby Joey Stewart

It’s like Ford vs. Chevy and Coke vs. Pepsi. Try to tell someone why your favorite sushi bar is better than theirs, and you are bound to enter into an argument just this side of Roe vs. Wade.

I began eating sushi 20 years ago when a friend took me to Royal Tokyo on upper Greenville. Legendary sushi chef Hiko-san turned me into an addict almost immediately. When it burned down and was forced to seek out a new favorite, I became a regular at a couple of Dallas’ darlings. Since then, I’ve resisted trying other sushi bars. Why get your drug of choice elsewhere when you are already getting the best?     Continue reading

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Monday’s Are Perfect For Little Katana

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Nestled on the corner Travis and Henderson Little Katana quietly serves up sushi and Korean dishes to neighborhood patrons who pack the house all through the week. Monday is the perfect day to acquaint yourself with this little gem as it is half price sushi rolls and bottles of wine and sake. For the uninitiated, you may wish to start your dinner with the sampler platter which includes Crab Tempura, Seared Ahi Tuna, Shrimp and Lump Crab Cake and Coconut Shrimp Tempura served with an Asian Slaw.

Particularly enjoyable on the appetizer side of the men are several hot rocks where the guest becomes the cook, sizzling bits of Kobe steak or thin slices of Maine lobster. Both are served with a spread of delicious sauces.  Other apps you may wish to check out are the Shumai which are steamed and packed with flavor. Often you will find these dumplings rubbery, but Katana’s version are soft and supple.    Continue reading

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A Night At Toko V

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Any opportunity you might have to sample the cuisine prepared by one of Dallas’ best chefs, Andre Natera, seize the moment and enjoy. We did just that earlier this week when we paid the chef a visit at his newly opened Toko V in Highland Park Village. This is the toney hot spot that resides just above the Village Kitchen, also cheffed up by Natera. Toko is all about seafood, featuring a first rate sushi bar with Daniel Chau at the helm. Hot dishes such as small and big plates are navigated from below in Natera’s kitchen. 

Chef Chau, most recently head sushi chef of Steel Restaurant & Lounge, draws from his love of Japanese cuisine along with his Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese roots.   Chau features traditional sushi favorites as well as unique combinations such as salmon with carrot and yuzu, compressed watermelon tuna with chimichurri sauce and balsamic reduction or snapper with Thai coconut water and dragon fruit dice.    Continue reading

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Oishii Is Back!


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by Andrew Chalk

Oishii, the laid back sushi restaurant at Wycliff and the Tollway is not only restored after a devastating fire but it is better than ever, including a new bar area! here are a few of the things we found at a media event last night.   Continue reading

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Oishii To Re-Open Mid October

sushi 002by Steven Doyle

Look for Oishii to re-open mid October of 2013.

Diners can expect the same lunch menu of everything from the Spicy Salmon Cabbage Salad to the Sushi Lunch Platter.  Dinner items of chicken, beef, pork, seafood and vegetarian, plus popular soups like the Pho Soup and the Crab and Chinese Asparagus Soup return.  Also coming back are Chef’s Specials like Peking Duck and Coconut Sea bass.  And, of course, the extensive sushi menu returns.  Thanh is known for his custom sushi with special requests.      Continue reading

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Ai Sushi Sake Grill To Open In Ilume

DSC08670by Steven Doyle

Some buildings are perhaps best suited for sushi. This might be the case at 41243 Cedar Springs in Dallas, formerly home to Axiom Sushi. This is where Monica Green opened for a few months with her unique concept of Mexican food on one side and late night sushi on the other.          Continue reading

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Blue Fish Satisfies Sushi Craving On A Budget

Tuna Sashimi 5$by Joey Stewart   photos by Joey Stewart

I’m an addict.  A sushi addict, that is.  And for those of us who can’t stay away from those raw delectables, it can be rough on the pocketbook to dine at our favorites each time we feel the need for seaweed.

A few weeks ago I grabbed a pre-concert stool at the bar at The Blue Fish and discovered their daily happy hour, which fulfilled the craving, as well as cut my bill by a third. And while it will never take the place of Tei Tei, Teppo, or Yutaka (insert your favorite here), it’s a solid choice for good quality on a budget.           Continue reading

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