Five Amazing Restaurants For a Sushi Lover

While sushi may not be native to Dallas, the city certainly has mastered the classic Japanese cuisine. Here is a list of five great sushi restaurants in Dallas – some classic, some with a unique twist! 

  1. 1. Blue Sushi Sake Grill

    Blue Sushi Sake Grill is moderately priced with many locations across Dallas, some slightly more casual than others. Across the board, Blue Sushi Sake Grill has high quality ingredients and very unique rolls. This restaurant is great for vegetarians because it has one of the largest selections of specialty veggie rolls I have ever seen, and diverse ingredient combinations that make this place truly stand out. I would recommend the Lion King or Crunchy LA roll, and for vegetarians, the Thai Hippie or Eden roll.

  2. 2. Uchi

    Uchi is upscale with a unique atmosphere and delicious menu. Founded in Austin, Uchi puts a modern twist on classic Japanese favorites and creates a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. Definitely on the pricier side, this restaurant is great for special occasions. The staff is incredibly friendly and very willing to accommodate any dietary or preference restrictions. Uchi also uses incredibly fresh and sustainably sourced ingredients. I highly recommend the Omakase, a six course tasting menu; it is well worth the experience.

  3. 3. Kyoto Sushi

    Kyoto Sushi is right by campus and a quick and less expensive option for dining out. The atmosphere is more on the casual side with an upbeat and energetic vibe. The staff is very cheerful and take kindly to repeated customers. The rolls are very good here, especially the Mountain roll and the Moon River roll. However, they are technically a Japanese steak house, so they have a lot of other interesting dishes that many sushi restaurants don't have, such as the teriyaki calamari. The portions for entrees can be big here which makes it great for groups. 

  4. 4. Shinsei

    Shinsei is a trendy upscale sushi bar with Pan-Asian cuisine. It has an eccentric and slightly loud atmosphere. The food here was excellent, with updated versions of some of my favorites and unique options you wouldn't expect to see on a sushi menu. My absolute favorite things on the menu are the crispy brussel sprouts and the thai fried rice. This restaurant can be on the pricier side but it is great for a night out with a smaller group of friends.

  5. 5. Deep Sushi

    Deep Sushi is a mid-level restaurant located in Deep Ellum. The vibe here is slightly more casual and loud, however, the food is presented artfully (great for Instagram). The rolls are really delicious and everything tastes light and fresh, there aren't a lot of fired or heavy fillings. In my opinion, skip the fried rice and order mainly rolls – the Green Goblin and Maverick are good. The wait staff is attentive and quick; this restaurant is ideal for a girls night out.