A dim red glow reflects off dark walls at The Fish, and a vibrant, lush interior sets the stage for its succulent sushi. The varied menu offers a multitude of inventive seaweed cylinders. Devastate your face's coast with a Hurricane—crawfish tails, masago, avocado, tempura flakes, spicy mayo, and eel sauce traveling at level-four wind speeds of taste ($10). Decorated seafood veterans can drop the hammer on a Big 3 Roll without a second thought (tuna, salmon, yellowtail, wasabi tobiko, avocado, and soy paper, $10). Aside from raw rolls, the grilled beef rib-eye roll features juicy cuts wrapped around avocado and dashes of cilantro and teriyaki ($10). Replenish your tongue's spice rations with the pan-seared jalapeño scallops ($12), or bedeck it in pan-roasted sea bass with grilled zucchini and a garlic-soy reduction ($19), the sea's authorized currency.
Sushi can be pricey, but it doesn’t only have to be for special occasions. For quick, inexpensive sushi on the go, Uptowners flock to Edohana Sushi in the West Village. The sunny, sparsely decorated restaurant offers fast-casual counter-style service, with an expansive menu that includes an array of different rolls, bento boxes, miso soup and shrimp or vegetable tempura. There are also rice bowls with various proteins like teriyaki chicken or beef bulgogi, and even riceless sushi for the low-carb crowd. No alcohol is served here, but the staff is well-equipped for takeout orders so you can grab and go.
The name says it all at Posh Nail Spa, a chic and modern house of pampering located on the always-buzzing McKinney Avenue in Dallas. Sleek black-and-white décor is accented with grand chandeliers and glowing candelabras, luxurious touches that are echoed in the ultra-plush, high-tech ergonomic massage chairs that await you. Opt for the Signature Pedicure that incorporates a paraffin dip and hot stones, making for an indulgent experience that’s ideal after a long day of shopping Uptown. Or splurge on the Ultimate Manicure, which includes an aromatherapy neck wrap and essential oil massage. Skilled estheticians are on hand for a wide array of services including facials, glycolic acid peels, face and body waxing, or just swing into Posh for their gel nails and a full-body Swedish massage.
A stylish,contemporary dining room calls for its dishes to be equally well-presented, and that's something Hypnotic Sushi chef Tony Gonzalez is well aware of. And so, between the dining room's hip cartoon mural and blue upholstery accent wall, plates feature some pretty exciting-lookingJapanese cuisine. Amid the restaurant's modern, multi-level architecture, chopsticks nab noodles, grill-fresh teppanyaki steak, and fresh maki assembled into colorful sculptures.
Russell Hayward, the mastermind behind the Thomas Avenue Beverage Company, 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.
Naan Sushi Japanese Restaurant's skilled culinary artisans craft specialty sushi and upscale Japanese cuisine amid the restaurant's modernistic décor. Fresh sushi and entrees populate Naan's dinner menu with rolls such as the Texas Tornado, a spicy deep-fried vortex of jalapeños, scallions, and yellowtail served on a double-reinforced storm plate. Lighter fare gently cares for subtle hunger pangs with antidotes such as soups, salads, and deep gulps of fresh air. A line of cushioned couches snakes through the restaurant, separating the spacious dining room from the luminous bar and giving Naan's layout a one-of-a-kind shape. White-clothed tabletops and chairs fill the dining area and provide a bright contrast to the dark-leather armchairs, an accordion partition adorned with dragons, and a campfire surrounded by Eagle Scouts. Patrons can also show off their rock-star-imitating powers at karaoke nights each Saturday at the Dallas location and each Thursday at the Plano location.