Dallas' 6 best sushi spots worth the splurge

Dallas' 6 best sushi spots worth the splurge
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By Hoodline - Published on April 23, 2018.

Looking to sample the best sushi around town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end sushi sources in Dallas, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Uchi

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Topping the list is Uchi. Located at 2817 Maple Ave. in Uptown, the contemporary Japanese spot is the highest rated upscale sushi spot in Dallas, boasting 4.5 stars out of 819 reviews on Yelp. The third location of the growing restaurant group debuted in 2015 and features a seasonal menu that rotates four times a year, per Uchi's website. On the menu, offerings include hot and cold tastings, sushi, sashimi, makimono (a type of hand roll) and omakase tastings with six or 10 courses. Yelper Kris C. warns, "You'll never be the same after eating here."

2. Tei Tei Robata Bar

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Next up is Tei Tei Robata Bar, situated at 2906 N. Henderson Ave. in north Dallas. With four stars out of 450 reviews on Yelp, the sushi bar and lounge has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge. Founded by James Beard nominee Teiichi Sakurai, the restaurant says that when dining here "you are almost in Japan." Try the specials like baby yellowtail carpaccio, bluefin tuna and Hokkaido octopus. Speciality cocktails, sake and Japanese whisky are also available.

3. Teppo Yakitori - Sushi Bar

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Lower Greenville's Teppo Yakitori - Sushi Bar, located at 2014 Greenville Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy sushi bar four stars out of 347 reviews. Teppo serves up artful plates of sushi and sashimi in an intimate setting and is known for its yakitori (skewers of grilled meat) and Miyazaki waygu (beef that has been ranked higher than Kobe, per Food & Wine.

4. Yutaka Sushi Bistro

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Yutaka Sushi Bistro, a sushi bar and Japanese spot in Uptown, is another pricey go-to, with four stars out of 274 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2633 McKinney Ave., Suite 140, to see for yourself. The restaurant is helmed by Tokyo native Yutaka Yamato, who started his culinary education by helping his mother cook and prepare meals for the family, and later expanded his knowledge at Nobu New York, its website explains. Standout dishes include the grilled whole squid, summer sashimi with king crab and the sea urchin roll.

5. Shinsei

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Shinsei, whose name means "rebirth," has earned four stars out of 234 reviews on Yelp. Treat yourself at the sushi bar and pan-Asian spot by heading over to 7713 Inwood Road in north Dallas. Shinsei made Open Table's 2017 list of the "100 Best Restaurants in America," only one of four Dallas restaurants to do so, reports CultureMap Dallas. On the menu, look for the sashimi with yellowtail, super white tuna, jalapeno and ponzu and the tuna tartare with sesame and cucumber.

6. Musume

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Last but not least, there's Musume, an Arts District favorite with four stars out of 42 reviews. Stop by 2330 Flora St. to hit up the Asian fusion spot with a rooftop patio that offers small and large plates, tempura and sushi next time you're in the mood to celebrate. On the menu, look for the grilled lamb lollipops, black cod marinated for 72 hours in sweet miso, roasted sea bass with shiitake mushroom risotto and the rainbow roll (avocado, blue crab leg and cucumber topped with tuna, yellowtail, salmon and shrimp). The restaurant says it has the "largest selection of sake in Texas ... with more than 100 labels, as well as a sake on tap option," per the Dallas Observer.