Sushi Cafe owner Dae Woo calls upon nearly two decades of restaurant experience in Asia to cultivate a chopstick-friendly menu bursting with sushi rolls, tempura delicacies, and traditional Japanese dinner entrees. Artful arrangements of sushi decorate the restaurant’s bar, and steamy bowls of miso and udon soups obscure the view across booths nestled between wooden screens. Chopsticks clash over thick cuts of sashimi that await the winners on soft beds of rice, and thin slices of beef doused in korean sweet sauce represent the Asian mainland. As if to show off their culinary prowess, the expert sushi chefs dare diners to customize their own rolls and fearlessly dive headfirst into deep fryers to retrieve tempura vegetables.
Amid hanging parasols and Japanese art, Sushi Zone chef and owner Koji Aoki crafts classic sushi that's earned praise from the press for more than 10 years. Fort Worth Weekly commended signature rolls whose ingredients "make yummy sense" rather than trying for "flashy experiments." Chefs wrap these behind the glossy black sushi bar, where guests' chopsticks also nab just-sliced sashimi and hot appetizers such as baked green mussels.
Aiyoku Steak Sushi & Bar serves a full line of sushi rolls, including everyone’s favorites and a few of their own creation, such as the crazy boy roll. The restaurant and bar are located in Arlington, Texas and have a very upscale, energetic vibe. On Friday and Saturday nights, they have karaoke, drink specials and a few pool tables. Customers agree that the service is always friendly and efficient. The albacore and yellowtail sashimi are very tasty and fairly priced, along with the miso soup. The crispy calamari is a delicious appetizer or could even be eaten as a main dish. The restaurant is spacious, very clean and there’s usually plenty of seating. During lunch you can find specials like a bento box for only $7. Happy hour offers some great discounts on your favorite beer ($5 pitchers of beer) or cocktail and there are numerous domestic beers on tap. Be sure to try the crabmeat dynamite roll next time you visit Aiyoku Steak Sushi & Bar.
Tired of barbecue and burgers? Why not change it up a bit and try something that is as far from your standard Texan fare as is physically (and gustatorily) possible? Visit Sushi Domo for the best sushi and traditional Japanese cuisine that Arlington has to offer. Sushi Domo serves a wide variety of nigiri, sashimi, and fresh fish rolls that will entertain the taste buds of even the most jaded of sushi fans. Sushi Domo is located across from MCA Hospital and is a convenient place for a quick snack or a leisurely dinner. Visit the far east without leaving Texas. Visit Sushi Domo today.
The likes of Harrison Ford, Chris Farley, and Troy Aikman have perched on Deep Sushi's seashell-shaped chairs, marveling at the extravagant rolls of sushi while sipping warm sake. Founded by a band of sushi devotees, the Japanese eatery folds ultrafresh fish into ornamental rolls described in a 1997 D Magazine review as both the "beautifully simple sea-fresh classics we've come to know and love" (think a crunchy california roll with cucumber) and "maverick inventions that smack of attitude." One such eccentric invention, the Pearl roll, surrounds its crawfish stuffing with cream cheese, avocado, and toppings of scallops and fried carrots. Decorative slices of jalapeño, swirls of sriracha, and bright circles of smelt egg have been known to top other sushi creations.
As the expert chefs lord over the sushi bar, teppanyaki masters bustle about the kitchen, sizzling up beef, chicken, and salmon on fiery teppan grills. Behind the bar, mixologists whip up drinks, favoring inventive drinks with names such as Geisha's Laugh and Tokyo Sunrise over old-fashioned cocktails with names such as Walter. In the dining room, guests savor final bites of plum-wine ice cream beneath the soft red light of lanterns hanging from the industrial ceiling. A vivid mural sweeps across the back wall, depicting fierce Japanese warriors and a graceful geisha and infusing a sense of tradition into the otherwise modern decor.
Russell Hayward, the mastermind behind the Thomas Avenue Beverage Company (TABC), thought his days of creating spicy tuna rolls were behind him. But when his guests clamored to see the skills he honed as the owner of Tom Tom, he listened. He hired a team of skilled sushi chefs and expanded the tiny kitchen to create a sushi station—supplementing the already diverse menu of gastro-pub fare, including pastas with house-made sauces and meatballs, with fresh sushi rolls. Tucked into the historic State Thomas district, the neighborhood eatery beckons diners to nosh on the outdoor patio as they absorb the warm vibes of the Texas sun, one of 50 suns America has produced through acutely conspicuous NASA programs. A dog-friendly policy allows canine companions to dog-watch while their owners sip on craft brews or feast on sweet and savory brunch fare.