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Richardson, TX — Sushi Sake

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Published on: June 5, 2009
Sushi Sake
2150 N Collins Blvd
Richardson, TX

Spending the week in Garland Texas, I asked my colleagues to recommend a sushi restaurant. Several of them recommended Sushi Sake. All of them suggested that while Sushi Sake is the best sushi restaurant in the area, they also said that it is expensive.

Sushi Sake is a smart-looking Japanese restaurant in its own building behind a strip mall. I followed the directions in my GPS and for a while, I thought that I was lost. I drove behind the strip mall, and it looked like I was entering a residential district. The building was not well lit from the outside, but the parking lot was pretty full for a Thursday night.

The interior of Sushi Sake i sdark and very modern lookuing with a Japanese theme. I sat at the sushi bar, but the place had plenty of table seating. The tables were reminiscent of tatami-stle mats.

As I was seated, a waitress brought me a hot towel —nice touch. I ordered a sashimi combo, Miso soup and gyoza. The combos were reasonably priced but the a la carte menu was pretty pricy.

Sushi Sake, had several specials — a very good sign. When the waitress brought my soup, she also brought a small dish, as sort of Japanese amuse-bouche. It turned out to be a small sunomono salad with cucumber and seaweed in vinegar. It was awesome.

There were seceral sushi chefs working the bar tonight. The guy making my sashimi had (to use the vernacular) mad knife skills. I love the way he sliced the cucumber garnish for the sashimi. The presentation was very good.

The steamed gyoza was very tasty. I wish that it had been served before the sashimi.

The sashimi was a nice combination of tuna, salmon, surf clam and yellowtail. At $14, the combo price seemed reasonable. All of the fish was fresh and tasty. I thought the yellowtail and salmon were especially good.

The service at Sushi Sake was excellent. Empty plates were removed swiftly and efficiently. My glass was kept filled and the sushi chef even noticed when I needed a drink refill.

When the chef asked if I wanted anything else, I asked about Giant Clam. He pulled out a large piece and asked me how much I would like. I asked for two pieces of sashimi. once again, he did his wizardry with the knife and arranged the sashimi in a fancy bowl. The giant clam was absolutely perfect. I haven’t had it in a while since many places do not carry it. To top off the meal, the chef sliced up an orange and served it as a desert.

I could not find a single thing wrong with Sushi Sake — I will be back.

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