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A Look Inside Shoyo, Chef Jimmy Park’s New Omakase Experience

By Joey Stewart             Pictures by Joey Stewart

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.

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Uchi and Uchiba announce Valentine’s Day Omakases and the continuation of their Uncommon Ramen Series

Uchi , the award winning contemporary Japanese restaurant, and its sister restaurant , Uchibā  

Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14, 2021 

5:00pm – 11:00pm 

In-restaurant reservations can be made at (214) 855-5454. A credit card will be 

required to reserve. All tables will be available for advance reservations only. 

Curbside pick-up orders for Uchi can be placed up to three days in advance of pickup through Aloha. 

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Kent Rathbun: A Chef’s Journey


It’s been a long road, but Chef Kent Rathbun is officially back in action. After more than three years of red tape following his departure from Abacus, Jasper’s and Hickory, Rathbun is now free of any restrictions.

Diners can find Rathbun working in the kitchen at Imoto, the sushi and pan-Asian restaurant he opened in Victory Park in 2018. To keep things fresh, Rathbun and Imoto executive sushi chef Jimmy Duke recently traveled to Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto to learn new flavors and techniques.  With the help of chef de cuisine Steve McHugh, they have updated the Imoto menu to include Japanese curry, new sushi items, a smoked udon noodle bowl and a sashimi salad inspired by items they ate at Tokyo’s fish market. Continue reading

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Chef Owner Thanh Nguyen Has Opened a Second Oishii


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

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Kai Plano Ready to Ring in 2020


by Steven Doyle

Trying to decide where to go and what is suede for the New Year? There are a few bashes you may not wish to miss! Kai in Plano has a very special evening planned and there is not a fee for entry.  Deal. Continue reading

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Temaki Fun at Sushi de Handroll

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by Joey Stewart

While not to the extent of the poke craze, handroll bars are becoming quite the thing on the Dallas culinary world. Riding the wave of Namo and Nori Handroll Bar comes a third introduction, Sushi De Handroll, which recently opened at The Hill at Walnut Hill and 75. The restaurant is tucked away from the street, slightly hidden in the beautiful interior courtyard on the backside of Nazca and Snooze.

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The space is brightly lit, especially before sunset when the sunlight can penetrate the large windows that face the courtyard. The eight-seat bar and six tables are built into and around the handroll bar, allowing the chef to deliver them immediately as they are finished to diners surrounding the bar. Continue reading

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