by Steven Doyle Gemma Bar
Valentine’s Day is one where we thinking about hooking up for a grand date, and Dallas has plenty of choices for prix fixe meals and specials for the night for that special someone in your life. But what if we are playing solo for the big night? Don’t play into the hype and feel you need to hunt a date, we have you covered for a perfectly acceptable night on the town with no regrets. Don’t stay at home, get out there and enjoy. It is always fun to people watch, especially the couple who just met for the first time from Match.com.
Reservations of tables for one are up 62 percent nationally over the past two years, according to OpenTable’s analysis of its online reservations. That makes it the fastest-growing party size, if one person could indeed be considered a party, the company said. Continue reading
This week, Dallas’ favorite neighborhood sushi restaurant, Oishii has opened a second location. “Oishii Boulevard” is situated at 5627 SMU Boulevard and is helmed by Chef Nguyen’s talented nephew, Chef Partner Tri Tran. Tri has honed his craft at Oishii, Uchi, and Nobu restaurants. Restaurant operations are led by General Manager Brian Huynh, an Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, who has worked at the Mansion on Turtle Creek and Gemma. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
There are certain surprises that we stumble across each day, if we are so lucky. Today was one of those days. I had a rare lunch with a really sweet friend and she chose Oishii on Wycliff in Dallas that is located in the shopping center between the Tollway and Maple. I enjoy my trips to this restaurant, as the menu is vast enough to keep me excited.
We sat at the sushi bar this afternoon catching up on the latest news of the day and she was thumbing through the sushi and sashimi choices. I was looking through the menu fast and furious as I had something particular on my mind for lunch. It was at that moment we both looked up from our menus and said nearly simultaneously — soft shell crab. She said they had the best in town, and I just happened to have a hankering for crab (per usual). Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
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. Continue reading
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
by Steven Doyle
There is plenty of activity gong on at local restaurants and we have the scoop for you today. Be looking for a handful of restaurants to open up in the coming weeks, as well as some changes. We have a few items for you to savor.
Oishii opens tonight at 5pm. We get more calls abou this restaurant than any other in Dallas. The local’s favorite suffered damage due to a fire last December. It took nearly a year, but fans can enjoy their menu favorites tonight, finally.
Souk opens in Trinity Groves tonight at 5pm. Souk is a Moroccan bistro and bazaar owned by restaurateur Yaser Khalaf and cheffed by Najat Kaanache, who Yaser told us some time back would eventually be his corporate chef. Yaser owns Baboush, Farnatchi and Ketchup. Baboush is one of our very favorite Dallas restaurants, so we look for big things to come out of Souk. In addition to the new restaurant, you can also find some interesting retail items for sale at this Bazaar. Continue reading