photos by Joey Stewart
Musumé opened in the Dallas’ Arts District late January, bringing sushi, Asian fusion and the largest selection of sake in Texas.
Named for the Japanese word for “daughter,” Musumé comes from creator Josh Babb and partner Sean Clavir, whose Rock Libations restaurant group owns Shooters in Victory Park, Prohibition Chicken in Lewisville, and Chop Shop in Carrollton and Roanoke.
Babb was also general manager and co-owner at Kenichi Dallas, the Japanese concept which resided at Victory Park for 10 years.
Serving as Executive Chef is Ken Lumpkin, a sushi master who also has extensive experience in classic French cooking. A New Orleans transplant who grew up in a Japanese household, he’s owned or opened several Japanese restaurants, including Umai, his acclaimed eatery in Memphis.
The menu at Musumé reflects his culinary range, with dishes such as Grilled Lamb Lollipops and Five Spice Duck Leg Confit. There’s also a significant representation of vegetarian and vegan offerings such as the Market Vegetable Tofu and and The Super Fly Vegan Roll.
Musumé is committed to carrying the largest selection of sakes in the state of Texas, with more than 100 labels, as well as a sake on tap option. An extensive Japanese whiskey list and an Asian-inspired cocktail menu round out the bar program at the bar.