The 13 Best Sushi Spots in Dallas-Ft. Worth
Your roadmap to top-notch nigiri and rolls.
Dallas is rightfully lauded for its steakhouses, barbecue joints, and Tex-Mex restaurants, but don’t let its carnivorous reputation blur the fact that it’s also home to seriously good sushi. Across the city and into the suburbs you’ll find minimalist omakase rooms, casual strip mall spots, and modern temples of Japanese cuisine, all ready to feed you nigiri until you say stop. The options abound, which means all you have to do is make a decision. But we’re here to make that easier with this rundown of the 13 best sushi restaurants in Dallas.
When Tatsu opened its intimate 10-seat Deep Ellum space in May 2022, it immediately upped Dallas’s sushi game. Chef Tatsuya Sekiguchi is a fourth-generation sushi chef who came to Dallas from New York, where he worked at some of the city’s best sushi joints. Now he’s hosting thoughtful omakase dinners at two seatings each night, serving fresh fish atop perfectly seasoned rice with technical precision.
How to book: Reserve via Tock.
This 13-seat omakase restaurant has been one of the hardest reservations in town since it opened in the middle of 2021. Chefs Jimmy Park and Shinichiro Kondo turn out 15-plus courses each night, offering two menu options. The Edo set stays true to classic Edomae-style sushi, while the Sho set embraces the chefs’ creativity and includes flourishes in ingredients and presentation. You can’t go wrong with either.
Akira Back is a prolific chef with modern Japanese restaurants stashed across the world, from Beverly Hills to Bangkok. Recently his resume was updated to include a DFW suburb when he opened an Akira Back outpost in The Colony’s Grandscape development. Expect a variety of hot and cold dishes and creative rolls, plus a variety of nigiri and sashimi. If you can’t decide, try Chef Akira’s Sampler for a rotating selection of sushi and rolls.
Since opening in 2015, Uchi continues to impress with its food and polished service. The tightly curated sushi menu features fish flown in straight from Japan’s famed Toyosu Market, complementing classic favorites like salmon and tuna with rotating options you don’t see everyday like bluenose trevally and sea robin. If you're still hungry, there’s a variety of hot and cool small plates on offer, from Walu Walu (oak-grilled escolar) to Kinoko Nabe, a rice dish loaded with seasonal mushrooms, egg yolk, and 72-hour short rib.
Located just above Uchi, Uchiba serves largely the same direct-from-Japan sushi menu as its sibling restaurant. It also dishes up one of the best happy hours in Dallas, with nigiri bites starting at just $2 each—so, if you want to eat well and save a few bucks, head upstairs. But it’s not all the same. The more casual concept also sports a full bar, plus Bao, Dumplings, and Yakitori Skewers, perfect for snacking between rolls.
Teiichi Sakurai was ahead of the game when he opened Tei-An in 2008, bringing fresh soba noodles and sushi to Arts District diners. He hasn’t slowed down since, and today his restaurant is still a much-loved destination. Though a soba house at its core, the menu—whether you opt for a la carte items or the omakase pre-fixe—features enough nigiri and sashimi to warrant an enthusiastic inclusion here. Bonus: The bar boasts one of the city’s best collections of Japanese whisky and stirs up a perfect Highball.
How to book: Reserve via Tock.
Namo got its start as a casual hand roll counter but has since updated its concept into a high-end sushi experience, with a selection of nigiri, sashimi, and rolls. Work your way through the menu, sampling a little of everything, or sit back, relax, and leave it all up to the talented chefs. Namo also hosts special omakase nights each Wednesday, with 18- to 20-courses of Edomae-style sushi and optional sake and wine pairings.
Ebesu Sushi & Robata
This modern Japanese bistro serves well-executed sushi, sashimi, and maki alongside charcoal-grilled meats in a handsome Downtown Plano storefront. Post up at the bar for a close-up view of the chefs as they lovingly hand-press sushi and prepare rolls. The regular menu is complemented by nightly specials, which are your cue to sample lesser-known seafood varieties and luscious fresh sea urchin.
How to book: Reserve via TableCheck or order take-out via ChowNow.
Nori Handroll Bar
This counter-service hand roll go-to specializes in a la carte temaki plus set menus ranging in scope from “I Could Eat” to “Hangry.” You can’t go wrong with the rolls, but if you want to try something special, just ask—the chef usually has a handful of off-menu dishes ready for those in the know. Or stop by Friday through Sunday for the omakase experience, and remove the decision-making entirely.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating or call 469-436-6674 for omakase reservations.
Tei Tei Robata Bar
Another Teiichi Sakurai establishment, Tei-Tei specializes in robata cooking, grilling meat and seafood over charcoal. But that’s only half the draw. The other half is the sushi menu and its roster of delicious nigiri, sashimi, and rolls. Fortunately, you’ve got full access to both here.
Yutaka Sushi Bistro
A longtime neighborhood favorite located just off McKinney Avenue, Yutaka Sushi Bistro is still a popular choice for local sushi fans. Settle into the small dining room and start with a few shared dishes, but make sure to leave plenty of room for fresh fish flown in from Japan’s famed Toyosu Market. Mainstays like salmon and tuna are buttressed by rotating specials, so it pays to ask your server what’s new.
How to book: Call 214-969-5533 to reserve.
Nobu is flashy, expensive, and draws crowds as much for its people-watching as for its food. But it remains a reliable go-to for excellent sushi. The menu features hot and cold plates, so go ahead and try a few of those, including the A5 Wagyu sold by the ounce if someone else is paying. But leave room for the extensive nigiri, sashimi, and maki selections, with classics like tuna and salmon sitting alongside seasonal catches and specials.
Little Katana Sushi Bar
Founded as a tiny kiosk outside of the Macy’s at the Galleria mall, Little Katana is now a mini empire, with locations in Uptown and Irving plus the Black Ship offshoot inside the Omni hotel. It’s a reliable option for both dine-in and takeout, serving a menu of tasty sushi and rolls plus rice bowls, noodles, steaks, and a full bar.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first serve seating or get delivery via Uber Eats.