A couple of years ago, a friend and I discovered a somewhat unknown sushi place (Sushi Masa) at the corner of Campbell and Preston, and became weekly regulars. Masa kept his place bright, cheery, & fun (karaoke), and you knew it was good because many local Japanese folks frequented the place. Not only that, but beause we were regulars, he would make us his "sushi guinea pigs" with free samples of new sushi/sashimi, new sauces, etc. It was truly a sushi lover's dream!
Unfortunately, one day he told us that he was closing shop and heading back to Japan to learn more technique, then would be back to open another sushi place in Plano. Since then, we have seen neither hide nor hair of Masa or his new place. :-( My friends and I were completely spoiled by Masa and we will not rest till we find him again! Any of the Dallas area chowhounds know if he is still around, and if he indeed opened another restaurant? (or is working in someone else's?)
So I guess my *real* question is: where are some great not-so-painfully-hip sushi joints in the N. Dallas area that won't break our wallets, and where we might once again become regulars?