Updated: Feb 8
Confession: Team Love List is HUGE on sushi. With Dallas being one of the biggest cities in the nation, it’s super common to find sushi spots around every corner, but lucky for you, we’ve listed the best of the best to make your search that much easier. Follow along to see if you like the way we roll (literally) as we share 22 of our favorite spots to get sushi in Dallas-Fort Worth!
1. Sushi House
Let us let you in on Dallas’ best kept secret, because the food is amazing and you get a lot of bang for your buck. Located on Lovers, we randomly came across this spot while dining next door. We saw how busy it was and were curious to see what all of the hype was about . The hype was for sure real because where else can you get a $6.95 spicy yellowtail roll that is fresh and delish?!
What to order: Sushi House Roll, BlueFin Tuna. Rainbow Roll
2. Deep Sushi
The first sushi restaurant to land in Deep Ellum and still one of the best since 1996, Deep Sushi is our current obsession. With all day happy hours on Tuesdays, a bomb dirty martini and a huge selection of rolls this is the perfect pregame spot for bars or concerts in the area. If you love spicier food, this sushi spot is the place for you because they have a huge selection of spicy sushi.
What to order: Downtown Roll, Incredible Roll, Crunchy Roll
Being named one of the “Top 15 Sushi Bar’s in the World,” Yukata never disappoints. The vibe might be casual but the food is far from it, with the simplest of rolls meant to put an emphasis on the fresh fish. If you’re a huge fan of gyoza, the spicy tuna gyoza will have you shook and is the perfect appetizer for sharing.
What to order: BlueFin Toro, Spicy Tuna Gyoza, Soft Shell Crab Roll
You can find us at Oishii once a week because it is that freaking good. Whenever we have a sushi craving, honestly it's the first place that comes to mind because of its laid-back vibe and comforting food combinations. With locations on SMU Blvd and Wycliff, it is easily accessible for all of Dallas, but if you are looking to make a dinner date out of it, the SMU location is more upscale. The colorful rolls, chinese noodles and Vietnamese specialties leave something for everyone to enjoy, but its their “Oishii Speciality” menu that keeps everyone coming back for more.
What to order: Royce Roll, Caesar Roll, Donut Roll
Dine with Teiichi Sakurai, one of Dallas’ best chefs, where making sure customers experience a touch of Tokyo is his main goal. Located on Routh Street at One Arts Plaza, the soba noodles might be the menu standout and a large reason why people come to eat here but the sushi is also a big draw. Tei- An takes pressed sushi to the next level with fish so fresh it melts in your mouth and an omakase experience is second to none.
What to order:Eel Pressed Sushi, Spicy Tuna Pressed Sushi, Omakase
This trendy, upscale Inwood lounge might be considered a Pan Asian restaurant, but we can’t resist their sushi menu. If we could only eat one thing for the rest of our life? Katina’s Crispy Rice. This might be the best crispy rice appetizer in town, giving Nobu’s version a run for its money. The crispy rice isn’t the only star dish at Shinsei, in fact, everything on their specials menu is worth a try!
What to order: Alfred Roll, Katina’s Crispy Rice, The Famous Tammy Roll
This spot is by the same owners of Shinsei, Imoto has the same vibes but in the heart of Victory Park. With a DJ bumping loud house music, and delicious cocktails, this sushi spot is the perfect place for a girls night out. They do have their own interpretation of crispy rice as well, but with black rice and thai chili’s. Be sure to check out the $6 glasses of wine, $7 cocktails, and a full bites menu for happy hour, which is the perfect pit stop after a long day of walking through Victory Park.
What to order: Crispy Korean Fried Chicken, Victory Roll, Imoto Roll
If you are looking for a totally bougie experience, the award winning Uchi by Chef Tyson Cole will have you speechless. With hot and cold tastings, makimono, yakimono, tempura, sushi, and sashimi, it is almost impossible to get a reservation here and rightfully so. Be blown away from start to finish with our personal favorites like the tempura vegetables, and makimono rolls, but don’t forget to save plenty of room for the freshest nigiri you will ever eat.
What to order: Chef’s Selection of Five Nigiri, Spicy Crunchy Tuna, Kabocha
Casual, less expensive, and great for take out are what we love to hear, and Ginzaro is those three things in a nutshell! Located in Dallas Farmer’s Market, this vendor is not about all the gimmicks and loves providing locals with the simple rolls and nigiri that started the sushi craze in the first place. In fact, the owner loves locals so much that you get a discount if you are from town!
What to order: Tuna Nigiri, Salmon Nigiri
10. Tokyo Café
This adorable Japanese diner in Fort Worth is totally worthy of a day trip. Stop in for their famous Tok Fries (yes those are japanese fries) and roll of the day which keeps people in the neighborhood coming back multiple times a week. Once you’re done eating, be sure to check out the local boutiques around the restaurant for a true taste of Fort Worth!
What to order: Roll of the day, spicy tuna tower, Tok fries
A chic Asian spot in Plano, Kai is also worth the trek for the explosion of flavors. With popular djs every weekend and three open bars, the dinner experience is one you won’t forget and super Insta worthy. If you love pretty food, their rolls are so colorful and their drinks do the absolute most with some being served “in clouds” or with “bursting bobas.”
What to order: Rocca Hot Boxx, Sushi “Steve” Roll, Dragon Roll
Located in Crescent Court, get all dolled up for a night of people watching and a 10/10 experience. Because of their smaller portions, it is so easy to spend a lot of money here, but every penny is worth it. Go with a group of friends, order a round of lychee martinis and share a bunch of rolls and appetizers for the ultimate experience.
What to order: Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Soft Shell Crab Roll, Lychee Martini
Jia on Preston might be considered a Modern Chinese and Szechuan restaurant, but their sushi menu should not be missed. If you love taking food pics, check out their nigiri served in a martini glass or opt for one of their signature rolls, which are filled with all the sauces and unique combinations a sushi lover dreams of! Since they pride themselves on their chinese food, try a little bit of everything for a diverse meal!
What to order: Preston Road, Sexy Mama, Chicken Fried Rice
Settled in West Village, Namo has perfected the to-go sushi box. Perfect for picnics, movie nights, and a quick bite, choose from the classic selection of nigiri, sashimi, and makimono rolls. If you’re looking for something a little more special, register for their 20-30 course dine-in Omakase experience offered on Wednesdays only. Since there are very few tables in the restaurant, be sure to register for this event early!
What to order: Omakase, Hamachi, Spicy Tuna Roll
15. R&D Kitchen
Although this is considered a new American spot, where salads and french fries are the star, you’d be surprised with how dang good their sushi is. This is the Hillstone groups only restaurant with a Japanese flair, but boy are we so glad it exists! Choose from one of their 10 sushi rolls, or even try out sashimi mixed into a couple of their salads for something really unique!
What to order: ‘Osaka Style’ Pressed Sushi, Yellowtail Sashimi and Kale Salad, Coconut Shrimp Roll
16. Blue Sushi Sake Grill
Run, don’t walk to this sushi spot because on Sunday’s they serve all day Happy Hour! You really can’t go wrong with anything on their menu, but we are huge fans of their fun twists on nigiri like “Everything” Smoked Salmon and any of their crunchy rolls. If you have vegan friends, they will love this place too for over 10 options of rolls just as tasty as the non-vegan ones!
What to order: Crunchy L.A., Tidal Wave, “Everything” Smoked Salmon
This speakeasy located at The National is arguably one of the trendiest spots in town right now and rightfully so. The view is incredible, drinks unlike anything we have ever tasted, and sushi so good we were almost brought to tears. The King Crab Roll is phenomenal and worthy of ordering more than one, with truffle, drawn butter and breadcrumbs and the sashimi is perfectly cut. If you only choose to go to one boujee sushi spot, we can’t recommend this place enough.
What to order: Fromage Noir, King Crab Roll, Spicy Salmon Roll
18. Little Katana
This trendy Knox hangout is ideal for a casual night in the neighborhood. We love taking it to go and trying a bunch of different things each time because their menu is huge. One thing that sets them apart from the others is their larger selection of riceless rolls, giving customers a healthier option if they are trying to eat low carb!
What to order: Ma Ma Roll, Hot Stone Bowl, Katana 101 Roll
Another hole in the wall we can’t get over in the center of Deep Ellum, Nori is known for their handrolls. We recommend choosing from their small but so bomb set menu, where you can get a variety 3-6 handrolls if you are really hungry and its your first time. If none of the combinations sounds good to you, feel free to order any a la carte or go for the less adventurous nigiri and sashimi. If you are looking for something special, they also have an omakase experience.
What to order: Hangry Handroll Set, Nori Poppers, Rock Shrimp Tempura
Known to be one of the best restaurants in Dallas and for its speakeasy Akai, Musume is every bit as fabulous. Their 24-Carat roll with gold flakes draws in the biggest foodies around town, and sake lovers can rejoice because they have the biggest selection of sake in North America. The atmosphere is such a vibe, and if you’re looking to keep the party going, ask your waiter about Akai. They will put you in the list for the night where the best cocktails are waiting for you.
What to order: 24 Carat Roll, Blake Roll, Wasabi Mashed Potatoes
21. Tei Tei Robata
A modern Knox dinner destination, Tei Tei Robata is known for providing the best cultural experience in town and is close to so many bars so it is easy to explore after! If you haven’t tried Robata before, this is the perfect opportunity for fireside cooking that quite literally is unlike anything we have ever tasted before. Their two-piece sushi works as the perfect appetizer and is simple and to the point which we love.
What to order: Sea Urchin Sushi, Bluefin Tuna Sushi, Branzino Robata
22. Sushi Axiom
If you love the more a take on sushi and an insane happy hour, this is the place for you. With an all day happy hour on Sunday that has $8 rolls and $6 appetizers, you can get soooo much food. If you are all about the drinks, the deals don’t stop with the food! Try one of their $7 martinis if you like your drinks on the sweeter side because these drinks are like dessert!