We’ve rounded up the best sushi restaurants in Dallas, from traditional to innovative and beyond.
Photo courtesy of Kessaku
Perched atop The National, the gleaming 50-story tower anchoring Dallas’ thriving Uptown district, Kessaku is an oasis of refined Japanese cuisine and artisanal libations. Celebrated for locally sourced seafood and seasonal ingredients handcrafted into edible masterpieces by executive chef Alex Astranti, the breathless 360 views from this urban sanctuary are rivaled only by innovative dishes like Hamachi Ponzo with yuzu kosho, jalapeño and lime that you can pair with its extensive collection of sake. Enjoy an enchanting journey through Kessaku’s omakase menus. 1405 Elm Street, 50th Floor, kessakurestaurants.com
Nestled within Hotel Crescent Court, world-renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa brings his signature style of Japanese fusion cuisine with Peruvian influences to Uptown Dallas. Savor yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño or the famous tuna tataki, seared and dressed in a fragrant ponzu sauce. For a unique sushi roll, the wagyu beef roll with garlic chili sauce and caviar will delight the senses. After your meal, sip a lychee and elderflower martini or hot green tea. 400 Crescent Court, noburestaurants.com
Stop by this popular neighborhood spot helmed by Dallas’ first Vietnamese sushi chef Thanh Nguyen. At Oishii, a Japanese sushi bar with a Vietnamese twist, customers can enjoy innovative signature rolls like the Royce roll with crabmeat mix, tempura flakes, truffle oil and avocado, wrapped with yellowtail, topped with thinly sliced lemon and sriracha or the Cowboys roll with shrimp tempura, asparagus, blue cheese, jalapeno and avocado, wrapped with seared beef tenderloin. 2525 Wycliff Ave., #140, oishiidallas.com
Under the leadership of chef Teiichi Sakurai, Tei-An has garnered critical acclaim for its innovative omakase-style tasting menus highlighting the freshest seafood from Japan, featuring items like madai, or Japanese red sea bream. Alongside sashimi and nigiri, the diverse menu also offers robatayaki-grilled items and noodle dishes. Enjoy an intimate space to embark on a culinary tour of Japan’s diverse seafood. 1722 Routh St., #110, tei-an.com
Situated amid the hustle and bustle of Dallas, an oasis of flavor awaits at Uchi. James Beard Award‑winning chef Tyson Cole’s rotating menu features innovative spins on traditional Japanese cuisine with selections like hama chili and wagyu tataki. For those seeking an extraordinary sushi experience, the omakase offers a multi-course tasting menu to delight. 2817 Maple Ave., uchirestaurants.com
Discover your taste for the finest sushi, sashimi and stylish cocktails at Yutaka Sushi Bistro. This McKinney Avenue hotspot features an exquisite menu with creative offerings like the Rainbow and Red Dragon rolls. Its extensive list of premium sakes, signature martinis and specialty cocktails provides the perfect complement to chef Yutaka’s culinary creations. 2633 Mckinney Ave., Ste. 140, 214.969.5533