2217 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(Across from Whole Foods, next door to Sevan)
Saw some early buzz on this board about a new 24 hour sushi joint on Greenville Avenue, so we rolled in around 9:30 last Friday to check it out. Warning: upon your arrival some member of the staff will rush to the door, reach behind you and bang on a gong really loudly to announce your presence to the entire restaurant. They will bang the gong repeatedly upon your departure. For someone easily startled by loud noises (me), this makes for a nervous, distracting meal as patrons come and go.
The restaurant has only been open for a short while, so they do not have their liquor license yet. I noticed that other tables had brought their own wine and beer. The menu was a mix of Japanese and Korean dishes, and the staff was all Asian, which was initially a good sign, but I stuck with the sushi menu. After hearing lukewarm reviews about the nigiri, I ordered the philadelphia roll ($6.99) and the tempura shrimp roll ($7.99). They were both significantly larger than I'm accustomed to. The philly deviated from tradition through the addition of imitation crab and cucumber, while wrapping the salmon around the outside. The tempura shrimp roll was marred by the same crab and cucumber. The waitress brought another roll, on the house, but I couldn't understand the name she murmured. Underneath a loose beard of panko bread crumbs, I detected a layer of spicy mayo, more imitation crab, and other miscellaneous soft proteins. It was tasty enough, though what isn't after you smother it with that spicy mayo?
My friend ordered the bulgogi. The portion was quite large. He didn't seem that impressed, but nevertheles cleaned his plate.
All in all, the sushi was nothing to get excited about, but I'll probably keep the restaurant in mind as post-2:00 AM sobering grounds.