- $25 toward fresh sushi and drinks at Deep Sushi
- Dallas Observer’s pick for fishy fare in Deep Ellum
- Light, healthy cuisine
- Wide selection of sushi standards
- Sushi boats available
- Warm, inviting feel
- Majestic murals of Japanese warriors
- 25-foot sushi bar
- Late hours
Citysearchers give Deep Sushi four stars, and 80% of Urbanspooners like it: > * Good sushi, good wine, good price!! - Jessica Grimes, Urbanspoon > * Solid dining experience. Good music. Wide selection of rolls and sashimi. Food tasted great and I left feeling satisfied. Would be a good date spot. - TheBoatEngineMakesNoise, Citysearch > * The food is to die for! I no longer have to order off the menu, I simply tell the waitor [sic] what I like or what I’m craving and they know exactly what to make. - argmedrano1, Citysearch
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.