Dallasites have been actively watching for the opening of Shoyo for months. Fans of Chef Jimmy Park (Nobu, Nori Handroll Bar) have been lining up to be one of the first to experience his new venture. After a few (typical) delays, a pop-up, and a much sought after soft opening invite to which thousands replied to on the Gram, it’s official.
Reservations are taken on Resy, but all spots were gone in mere minutes after they were released. We hit notifications for each night through June, and after several missed chances, we finally scored.
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 →