Grizzly bears knew the pleasures of raw salmon long before sushi was invented but withheld them from humans as payback for Bushwacked. Make up for lost time with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of sushi and Asian fusion fare at Piranha Killer Sushi in Flower Mound.
The chefs at Piranha Killer Sushi enfold oceanic delights with fresh vegetables, fruits, and scrumptious sauces to create inventive appetizers such as the salmon ceviche with mango, cilantro, jalapeno, and house chili ($11.95), and sushi such as the Marry Me roll, which features ginger-cream-slathered shrimp tempura, topped with avocado, tuna, and strawberry ($12.95). Stomachs pining for heftier entrees can strike a meaty jackpot with grilled beef tenderloin slathered in sake-infused korean sauce and served with sauteed onions and grilled asparagus ($18.95).
During the day, Piranha’s sleek, dark wood décor bathes in natural light, setting off the color and beauty of its dishes. A display of traditional Japanese kimonos welcomes diners as they bob to background beats on the way to their booth or table, and an outdoor patio welcomes guests to enjoy their dishes amid fresh air even during the frigid Texas winters.
Piranha Killer Sushi
Though its name suggests otherwise, the Forget About It roll’s unorthodox ingredients make it pretty memorable: the flavorful crunch of shrimp tempura is wrapped up with crawfish and accented by ginger cream. It's just one of the many unique combinations dreamed up by Piranha Killer Sushi's owner and chef, Kenzo Tran. Non-traditional sushi fixings are Kenzo’s specialty, from the White Lotus roll’s pico de gallo and truffle oil sauce to the Bullet roll’s cilantro chili purée and edible police officer’s badge.
That blend of the classic and unconventional runs throughout Piranha Killer Sushi's menu at all four locations including the newly remodeled location in Fort Worth. Besides distinctive rolls, the kitchen serves up dishes such as Korean beef in ginger marinade, salads with octopus and spicy conch, and blue crab fried rice. Ditto the drink menu, featuring specialty libations such as the saketini, a blend of vodka, gin, and sake with a cucumber garnish. The restaurant's whimsical take on Japanese fare hasn't gone unnoticed—media outlets laud it for its tasty creations and inviting decor.
5801 Long Prairie Rd.
Flower Mound, Texas 75028