We’re not that demanding. Really.
OK, we’ll wait for you to stop laughing because any regular reader knows we have standards higher than we might be entitled, but we don’t shy away from expressing our opinions. Especially when it comes to dining out in Dallas.
And sushi might be the one category where we have the strongest feelings about what we put in our mouth. That said, you’ll never find us in an all-you-can-eat setting or partaking of a hand roll someplace that also sells doughnuts and fixes iPhone screens.
So when we were invited to taste our way through the menu at the newest location of Kotta Sushi Lounge at The Union near Victory Park, we went in with high expectations based on the quality of the surrounding restaurants (including, SPOILER ALERT, the location for our Brunch of the Week pick publishing Thursday).
Fortunately for everyone involved, our expectations were met, if not surpassed. First and foremost for California Roll Lovers everywhere, Kotta Sushi uses only real crab, none of that Krab-with-a-K nonsense. For us, that’s enough of a review to prove our point, but we’ll continue nonetheless.
Fresh fish arrives daily from oceans all over the globe, which is another major selling point The interiors, as you can see in the photo above, offer a chic, contemporary backdrop that complements the food presentations extraordinarily.
If you need more incentive to visit, perhaps the happy hour (Monday through Friday, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.) will entice you. Sushi can be procured for as little as $2 per piece and a nice selection of rolls start at $6. There’s even a late-night sushi menu available every Saturday from 10:00 p.m. to midnight with an entirely different selection of small plates and sushi creations.
So next time your group asks, “Where should we grab sushi?” you’ll have an answer right away. Which just as a reminder is…
Kotta Sushi Lounge
2301 North Akard Street, Dallas
Photos courtesy of Kotta Sushi Lounge