There’s a new sushi landing in Uptown Dallas: Called Sushi Sakana, it’s a small mini-chain with two locations, opening at 2811 McKinney Ave., next to the Dream Cafe.
Actually the same building as Dream Cafe. It will occupy the remaining space of what was once Christie’s, which moved to Greenville Avenue in January 2021.
James Park, owner of Sushi Sakana with his partners So Park and Sung Yoon, confirms that the restaurant will open in late spring.
Sushi Sakana made his Plano debut at the Parkwood Square Center at 3000 Custer Rd. In early 2007, where it has built an following in the neighborhood for its sushi rolls, warm atmosphere, and attentive service.
the menu offers a great selection of sushi and sashimi, but also a wide variety of other options such as yakisoba noodles, teriyaki soups, ramen and udon noodles, and a quartet of fried rice dishes including regular fried rice, as well as beef fried rice, chicken fried rice, and shrimp fried rice.
They are known for their rolls with classics such as Tuna Roll, Rainbow Roll, and California Roll, as well as specialty rolls such as Wasabi Roll, with soy paper wrapped in a tuna filling. , salmon and crab. There is a separate selection of specialties with a serious gourmet vibe like hamachi kama (grilled yellow tail collar); and a menu of bento boxes for lunch, served with soup or salad.
The starters are attractive and innovative, from squid tempura to fried jalapeÃ±o stuffed with spicy tuna and cream cheese. Avocado Bomb is an avocado garnished with crab and spicy tuna, and fried; the similar “Monkey Brain” is a mushroom hat topped with crab and tuna and deep fried.
They’ve been planning an expansion for over a year and just opened a location in Southlake in December 2020.
âWe were interested in an opening in Dallas, especially Uptown,â says James Park. “We know there is an audience there, some of our clients at Plano are from Uptown. It was really just finding a good location.”
While all of the menus are basically the same, they’ve added a few entrees for Southlake’s location, including the bulgogi, which they’ll serve in Uptown as well.
He hopes they will also expand their bar offering, currently limited to sake and Japanese beer.