Five Sushi Spots Perfect For International Sushi Day
Jun 18, 2018 10:06AM
● By Ashley Madonna
As you roll into the new week, take some time to enjoy some tasty traditional Japanese cuisine. June 18 is International Sushi Day, which is the perfect excuse to go pick up (with chopsticks, of course) a few of your favorite rolls from your go-to local sushi spot. In honor of the day, we have rounded up a few of our favorite Japanese restaurants around town – and a few that are offering up specials to celebrate the holiday.
For double the sushi without paying the additional price, head over to RA Sushi today to enjoy their 2-for-1 Viva Las Vegas Roll. This beautifully plated firecracker of a dish combines rolled crab and cream cheese that’s lightly tempura battered with spicy tuna, crab mix and a sliced lotus root. It’s topped with a sweet eel sauce and green tempura bits. Whether you enjoy this steal on their beautiful patio looking out at the Park Village fountain or take it to go, you're sure to enjoy each bite. If you do dine-in, try out one of their new craft cocktails like the Pink Kimono – made with Hendrick’s Gin, fresh strawberries, PAMA Pomegranate Liquor and a homemade lemon sour. It’s just as pretty as it sounds and is rather refreshing on a hot summer day.
Located in the Arts District in Dallas, Musume offers a contemporary, sophisticated twist on Asian dishes. And on June 18, they are letting locals try their beautiful dishes for less. Dine in to enjoy 50 percent off all sushi and sashimi all day long. Sure it’s a drive from Southlake, but it’s the perfect way to order up a variety of different rolls to let your kids find what flavors they are drawn to. Or, leave the kids at home and enjoy an impromptu date night. It is a holiday after all. Their options provide something for everyone. For an overall sense of freshness, order the Farmers Market Sashimi. For vegetarians anxious about the idea of a sushi restaurant, get ready to fall in love with the Super Fly Vegan.
For a contemporary option closer to home, head over to Sushi Zen on Southlake Boulevard. Their expansive list of appetizers, sashimi, sushi, noodles and entrees may be daunting at first, but their friendly staff is always there to offer up suggestions. To get a taste for a bit of everything they have to offer, try out one of their Bento Boxes. Their Sushi & Sashimi Bento, available for lunch only, comes with five pieces of sushi – the chef’s choice, six pieces of sashimi – three pieces of tuna and three pieces of salmon, a house salad, miso soup, four pieces of their California Roll and two pieces of their Fried Beef Gyoza. Diners end up with a wide variety of food that will keep them full all day long.
For a worldly dining experience unlike anything else in the area, reserve a table at Uchi Dallas. This luxurious Japanese restaurant has wowed thousands of foodies with their authentic flavors and gorgeous plating. Both sushi aficionados and cuisine newbies will love their daily special selection and lavish sushi menu. For a true Uchi experience, opt into the five nigiri chef’s selection option. Their culinary team will bring out the best of the best their menu has to offer. It’s a meal you will look back on fondly for years to come.
For a more casual sushi environment, head over to Foster’s in Roanoke. Their beautiful specialty sushi and sashimi options come out picturesque (#readyforthegram) and will make your taste buds sing. If you have anyone in your family who is less excited to dive into a raw dish, order a Wagyu Hot Rock for the table. Your family will love cooking the thinly sliced wagyu beef right at the table. And with Happy Hour pricing on an assortment of cocktails and their dishes, it’s the perfect place to take the whole family. From 3 to 6 p.m., guests can enjoy a buy two, get one free special on their two-piece sushi options. Or, enjoy any three house rolls for just $15.95.