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Finding great sushi is often a subjective topic yet with Zen Sushi, you will be in good hands because it is often listed as one of the best in Dallas by countless sources. While you can order from the traditional sushi/sashimi menus, it's advisable to make reservations and place yourself into the owner/chef's hands. She will guide you on a 2-hour meal that is rich with variety, and will explain to you things like why the salmon needs the contrast of citrus and tuna craves soy sauce. Dress casually and save room for the chocolate soufflé. - Raine Devries
Chef Teiichi Sakurai plates up an imaginative mix of flavors, textures and colors in an inspiring ambiance. The alluring entrance gives away the contemporary Asian theme, but once inside, the floor seating and whimsical decor leaves nothing to be desired. Robatayaki, the traditional Japanese cooking style, a la barbecue, rules the roost. Indulge in signature dishes like the Kobe Beef, Kinki Snapper and the classic Sashimi. The well-stocked bar features a wonderful wine list, cold sakes and Asian beers that blend perfectly with the cuisine.
This establishment is ambitious in its entrees and popular among the professional crowd. Situated among the new and unique of the lowest Greenville district, Teppo Yakitori & Sushi Bar offers casually elegant and relaxed dining. Teppo is artfully lit with sleek contemporary tables and chairs, and the outdoor patio is a favorite when weather permits. Sushi and yakitori are the recurring menu favorites. Selections range from seasonally fresh Sardine Sushi and Grilled 'Shishito' Peppers to Beef Tendon. There are several vegetarian items as well.
While the expected California Rolls and sashimi are offered up in fresh supply at Sushi Robata, the true treasure will be found by those willing to venture into new territory—and with 100 appetizers on the menu, several visits will be needed. Yam cakes with sweet miso sauce or authentic natto, a traditional Japanese comfort food, are good beginnings. Stellar entrées include a fresh, raw shrimp paired with the spicy, fried head. The staff excels at suggesting the correct sake to sample with various dishes, and many diners make this restaurant a favorite.