Sushi Marquee is now open at The Star in Frisco. Consider Marquee a fun-loving Japanese inspired concept which combines great food and inventive cocktails with a lively, interactive environment not seen in Dallas and has an over-the-top fun factor that guests to the Dallas area and natives alike will most assuredly enjoy. The energy is high, the food is solid and the drinks flow all with verve.
Sushi Marquee has some talent in the kitchen with chef Johnnie Walker who is a CIA graduate with marks across the country including both Dallas and Austin. Patrick Stark, the Mohawk Chef, is an on-board culinary collaborator. Running the sushi program is executive sushi chef Gabriel Reyes who has previously worked Ra Sushi, Bluefish and Jinbeh.
We sampled the menu this week which includes sushi, sashimi, creative specialty rolls, but also hot and shareable platters and entrees such as their Glazed Lamb Lollipops, Texas Wagyu Filet, Lobster Tail, Sea Bass (our favorite with delicious soba noodles), and Octopus Salad.
Everything is bigger at The Star and Sushi Marquee is certainly a shining example of this with over 6,000 square feet including a massive patio which also sports a bar. This place screams party with private rooms available for corporate events which is obviously high on The Star’s plans. The design, along with great parking, easy access and a vast amount of entertainment makes The Star a secured destination like no other, and Sushi Marquee fits directly into this scheme.
Food and great drinks are a given at Sushi Marquee, but they also offer an interactive atmosphere with a vertical tile display above the sushi bar. These screens feature film clips and classic throwbacks to 80s and 90s pop culture that is constantly changing and engaging guests in a fast and spirited fashion and become part of the hot action.
Cocktails are not an after-thought at Sushi Marquee. Look for house-made bitters and tonics, flavored ice cubes, and one of a kind kicked up garnishes and presentations. The Watermelon Ginger Margarita, Liquid Nitrogen Frozen Sake Daiquiri, the Wasabi Mariachi are all geared toward tasty cocktail fun and games. We also enjoyed a myriad of sake choices which obviously fits into brand extremely well.
As the new venues spring into action at The Star it is becoming well obvious that the short trip down the North Dallas tollway will become a viable option giving entertainment choices in the loop even more competition in the coming years.