By: Bella Pinera
Just because Dallas is landlocked doesn’t mean your sushi game can’t be strong. It’s time to stop the social distancing sadness and drop the books! Check out these hot, new sushi places and up your mood with good food.
A fairly newcomer to Dallas’s sushi scene, Hungry Belly already has a steadfast fanbase thanks to its unique, korean approach to japanese cuisine. From bento boxes to burgers their menu has it all – but the sushi definitely steals the show. With over 20 exotic rolls, stunning sushi boats, and an extensive hand roll collection there’s no way you’ll leave with a hungry belly.
Foodie Favorites: apple roll, korean spicy chicken taco, bluefin toro handroll, and dragon fly roll
Tucked away in a tiny Lakewood strip mall hides one of the best sushi surprises, Sasa Sushi. This cute, quaint spot is perfect for a cozy date night or just catching up with friends for their lunch special. With their modern menu twist, your traditional japanese experience is sure to be enhanced. Famous for their fresh fish and fine rolls Sasa Sushi is sure to satisfy your sushi cravings .
Food Favorites: spicy tuna crispy rice, maui maui roll, & yellowtail heaven
Poké Sushi Roll
As an SMU student being busy is inevitable but who says fast food has to be bad food? If you’re looking for a quick sushi fix, Poké Sushi Roll is the perfect place. Located down the street from campus this spot offers a vast menu ranging from burritos to bowls, and funky rolls. Even though all orders are ready within minutes, sometimes there just isn’t enough time to drop the books and make the drive. Thankfully, Poké Sushi Roll is available on four different delivery apps ready to find you at fondy and make your study sesh all the better.
Foodie Favorites: greenville roll, charlie’s bowl, & spicy tuna volcano roll
In the heart of Deep Ellum, Hibiki has become one of the hottest sushi spots in Dallas. This restaurant may look low-key and laxed but their menu and fish quality is anything but that. Their elaborate menu includes an adventurous list of appetizers such as japanese mozzarella sticks, a lengthy list of sushi rolls, and even noodles for any non-sushi lovers. While any time is the perfect time for sushi, be sure to check out Hibiki’s happy hour menu to enjoy your favorite bites and beverages at an even better price.
Foodie Favorites: sexy time special, kiss of fire roll, sushi nachos, & franky’s roll
Nori Hand Roll Bar
Sometimes eating isn’t just about the food, but the experience; luckily, at Nori Handroll Bar you don’t have to choose, you get both. This restaurant tackles japanese tradition with a twist by serving only the trendiest handrolls. But not to worry, with only bar style seating Nori ensure all customers have an authentic hand roll experience. Your top-notch experience will have you wanting to recreate it all over again… and now you can! Nori’s new make your own hand roll kit provides all the fresh ingredients necessary for your and your friends to make yummy hand rolls and unforgettable memories all from the comfort of your home!
Foodie Favorites: soft shell crab, maguro, & hangry set
All dressed up with nowhere to go? Well, now you do! With only 50 seats, Alice has become the most sought after sushi restaurant in Dallas. Alice’s asian fusion, tapa style menu encourages customers to try numerous dishes in order to have the full foodie experience. However this experience would be incomplete without the right atmosphere. The restaurant’s dim lighting, bright neon signs, and groovy music makes drinking and dining like no other. Be sure to make a reservation far in advance to enjoy this swanky sushi spot.
Foodie Favorites: hamachi crudo, steamed buns, & dragon roll
This place is the (sake) bomb! With over 125 different types of sake, Musume was originally put on the map for housing the state’s largest sake collection. But its contemporary approach to asian cuisine has won over the hearts and stomachs of Dallas sushi lovers. Musume not only has a world class sushi bar but a phenomenal kitchen leaving even the pickiest stuffed and smiling. With good drinks and good food the only thing missing is a good time, but wait they have that. Be sure to ask your waiter about their speakeasy Akai, but sh you didn’t hear that from me.
Foodie Favorites: lobster dynamite, grilled lamb lollipops, friday night roll, & roasted sea bass