Conversations pause and heads turn whenever servers at Japanese Grill carry their signature sushi boat through the dining room. Onboard the handsome wooden vessel, a dazzling spread of specialty rolls, nigiri, and sashimi showcases the sushi chefs’ culinary talents, creativity, and eye for aesthetic spectacle. Their repertoire of rolls ranges from classic crab california rolls to innovative Rock rolls with shrimp tempura, jalapeño, and sweet spicy mayo—each sliced and lined up on its own specially shaped plate.
As the sushi chefs work behind their bar, Japanese grill gurus busy themselves in the kitchen, sizzling up seafood teriyaki, flame bathing hibachi meats, and causing pots of udon noodles to boil with but one seductive glance. Meanwhile, out amid the burgundy booths of the dining room, bartenders dole out cups of hot sake and specialty cocktails beneath the glimmer of hanging blue lanterns and the flicker of flat-screen TVs. Come Tuesday, the restaurant erupts into a music-fueled party powered by karaoke jams.
An eclectic mix of ingredients, such as chipotle peppers, coconut shrimp, crawfish tail, and crunchy duck, gets stuffed inside the more than 40 signature rolls at Wild Sushi. Chefs swaddle shrimp tempura, cream cheese, and jalapeños inside the Red Rock roll and top the creation with spicy tuna, crabstick, and “exploding” sauces. “This roll was a behemoth, a massive construction standing at least 8 inches tall on the plate,” wrote Teresa Gubbins of DFW.com, who highlighted the roll in a review of the eatery. Towering rolls aren't the only surprises up the chefs’ sleeves. They also hide unexpected sweet touches inside their creations in the form of strawberries and honey walnuts. In addition, chefs stoke fires to heat up a variety of Japanese entrees, such as salmon steaks served with an apple-miso sauce or tilapia sautéed in a spicy coconut-curry sauce.
Guests settle into sleek wooden chairs at tables covered with squares of brown butcher paper to draw caricatures of sushi rolls playing tennis. Large teardrop lanterns fill the simple, modern dining room with light and illuminate a sushi bar backed with a wall of soothing waves.
Sushi Yoko combines a clean modernist interior with a classic array of Japanese fare. Their sushi chefs roll simple maki that showcase morsels of eel or tuna, much as plants and sculptures are showcased in the mauve and tan insets along the dining-room walls. Chefs also combine flavors into specialty rolls such as the DFW Tower roll, a medley of crabmeat, avocado, and spicy tuna. Flames lick entrees of una ju, a broiled freshwater eel in unagi sauce, or katsudon, a combination of deep-fried pork loin with veggies, eggs, and house sauce. A broad sushi bar gives ample illumination for diners to admire chefs' artful presentation and the tiny autographs they leave on every grain of rice.
Take a trip to the Far East without leaving Fort Worth. This locally owned and operated café offers affordable options for those on a budget without sacrificing quality. The charming décor and laid back atmosphere are perfect for catching up with an old friend. If you get thirsty, give the Japanese beers available on tap a try. Start your meal with the Potato Fries and experience an American classic with an Asian twist. The noodles and rice are both offered in a variety of flavors to suit your mood, but don’t forget the sushi, which is also available in a multitude of delightful combinations. For a delicious Japanese meal that doesn’t break the bank, give this place a try.
MK’s Sushi is the Texan’s destination for great sushi. Open for lunch and dinner, MK’s Sushi provides delectable meals that are also artful masterpieces. Try the Bento lunch specials with a variety of options, including teriyaki, chicken katsu and yakisoba. For dinner, be a little adventurous with your choice in appetizer; one choice is called the Heart Attack and features jalapeno peppers stuffed with spicy tuna and cream cheese. House specials include orange chicken, sesame chicken, pepper steak and jalapeno garlic chicken. The desserts are not to be missed with Plum Wine Ice Cream and Tempura Fried Banana with Red Bean Ice Cream as just two of the lip-smacking options available. There is also an A La Carte menu for those who want to pick and choose their favorite bites. Dine in or carry out delicious food at MK’s Sushi.
The slogan for the Blue Sushi Sake Grill is “Sushi with an American Attitude” and that’s exactly what you get at this vibrant restaurant. The ambiance is eclectic, energetic and always fun. They feature an extensive maki, sashimi and nigiri menu that’s complemented by delicious soups, desserts, and hot and cold plates. The spirited atmosphere makes this a great place to take a date or a group of friends looking for an entertaining evening. The restaurant offers of a full menu of specialty maki, sashimi and nigiri that’s guaranteed to please every palate. Be sure to visit the Sake Bombers Lounge while there and try a few of their signature sake drinks. Premium cold sake is served by the glass, carafe or bottle. They have a daily Happy Hour, along with carry-out for most menu items.