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Dallas Cowboys, Legends Hospitality And Chef Yutaka Yamato Create100-Yard Sushi Roll

I had to reread the subject line of this press release a couple of times. Chef Yutaka Yamato of Yutaka Sushi Bistro? Seriously? One of the best sushi chefs in Dallas building a 100-yard sushi roll at AT&T Stadium on Wednesday November 20? I read on. It turns out Yamato is the lead sushi chef for […]

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What’s the Big Fuss About Oishii?

Before you guys start raising your pitchforks, hear me out. Like all of you Oishii fans, I’ve been rooting for this restaurant’s comeback. The owner, Thanh Nguyen, is an Asian-American like me. His Pan-Asian sushi restaurant suffered through a fire on December 30, 2012, and it’s taken him almost 10 months to re-open. Nguyen deserves a […]

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After a Fire and Lots of Remodeling, Oishii (the Sushi Restaurant You’ve All Been Waiting for), is Finally Opening on Monday, Oct. 21

It’s happening, it’s happening. It’s really happening!!! Pinch yourself to make sure it’s true, because Oishii—the pan-Asian restaurant that always could—is finally back and ready for business on Monday, October 21. After a fire destroyed it last year, Oishii at 2525 Wycliff Avenue had to undergo heavy remodeling. Owner Thanh Nguyen, a great sport, has […]

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Toko V Opens in Highland Park Village on Thursday, October 3

Toko V, the upstairs component above Village Kitchen at 33 Highland Park Village, is opening on Thursday. Marquee Grill has officially transformed into a two-part restaurant, with American food downstairs (at Village Kitchen) and “new Asian” cuisine on the top floor (at Toko V). Execuchef Andre Natera is in charge of both floors, but sushi […]

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Oishii Plans Grand Re-Opening in Mid-October

Proprietor and host, Thanh Nguyen, has been waiting for some “special golden wall tiles” to arrive from Italy so that he can put the finishing touches on his pan-Asian restaurant, Oishii. ‘The popular neighborhood restaurant which opened in 2003, closed after a fire ravaged the building in December 2012. The tiles are in and in […]

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My Five Cents: How Many Times a Week Do You Eat Sushi in Dallas

I’ve been doing some work behind the scenes updating our restaurant directory. We have a bazillion Japanese/Sushi restaurants in our files. There are almost as many burger joints. I have to wonder: Do you people eat sushi every night? If not, give me an average of how many meals a week you eat sushi.

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5 Tips on Perfect Sushi-Making From the Experts at Nobu

Sushi can be a polarizing topic for many people. There are those that can’t seem to wrap their brain around chewing raw fish and those who are such avid fanatics that they seek out sushi eating opportunities at every corner. I fall somewhere in the middle of these two reactions. I like to trick myself […]

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Yutaka Sushi Bistro Hosts Celebrity Chef Dinner For Hurricane Sandy and Tsunami

Chef Yutaka wants to give back. On Sunday, January 27, he’ll be preparing a five-course meal for guests, with proceeds going toward relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy and the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Manager of Yutaka Sushi, Jada Bui, writes, “Chef Yutaka is a man of little words and his actions speak louder than anything.” […]

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Hypnotic Sushi Opens Next to Cyclone Anaya on Oak Lawn Ave.

A little birdy (cough, Desiree Espada) has spotted a new sushi restaurant, Hypnotic Sushi, at 3211 Oak Lawn, Ste. A. What’s interesting about this spot is its partnership with The Public Trust, a contemporary Dallas art gallery. Owner Harlan Hill commissioned owner/director of The Public Trust, Brian Gibb, to redesign the interior. Gibbs has overseen the installment […]

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Sushi Axiom Offers New Menu

Sushi Axiom on Henderson in Dallas has new owners and a new menu. Last night they hosted a media tasting event to show some of their new dishes. Highlights included a ‘Crab Puffer’ (crispy wonton skins with a filling of crab, cream cheese, and onion) that many could call crab Rangoon. The filling was sublime. […]

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Chalk Talk: Fontana Candida Makes A Swell Frascati

I admit I was skeptical when Lars Leicht, director of communications at Banfi Wine, contacted to say he was bringing a winemaker Mauro Merz of Fontana Candida into town. He said he had “some very exciting newly released Frascatis to show” at a tasting he had planned at Steel.  I’ve always considered wines from Frascati, […]

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New Mexican Restaurant to Open in Sushi Axiom Cedar Springs Location

Nancy reported yesterday that Sushi Axiom in Cedar Springs is closing doors. The owners of Sushi Axiom and their business partner, Monica Greene, have decided to open a new (unnamed) Mexican concept restaurant in its stead. Sushi Axiom will move over to Addison and open in the space where Cyclone Anaya’s once occupied that area […]

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