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Finest japanese-style sushi in DFW- not interested in americanized rolls. Suggestions?

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Finest japanese-style sushi in DFW- not interested in americanized rolls. Suggestions?

alkonost | Jul 11, 2012 02:52 PM

Hi everyone. I'm relocating to Dallas from NYC in a couple of months.

My neighborhood has GREAT, authentic Japanese sushi and I'm hoping to find the same in DFW.

First, I want to describe what I'm looking for in terms of recommendations. I'm looking for some very specific kinds of sushi restaurants.

I'm looking for places that serve:

1) Japanese style sushi, not fruity Americanized rolls with sauces that do nothing but cover up the fish,
2) Best fresh fish that can stand alone
3) Offers unusual or special seasonal fish when available (ex: fugu, teeny japanese fresh water crabs, fresh Californian uni, etc)
4) Ankimo

So what would be the best place in DFW for this where money is no object (for special occasions)? I'm also looking for a more casual place near Grapevine.

I've already dined at Sushi Zushi in Southlake while on a relocation trip. I had very low expectations but was VERY pleasantly surprised (they did have some traditional offerings and I had their Chirashi). I suspect while Sushi Zushi was good, there has got to be better out there.

I'm having a very tough time finding what I'm looking for on Yelp because most of the customers only comment on the americanized rolls and few reviewers have experience with traditional Japanese sushi and what the quality should be.

Thanks in advance for the recommendations.

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