The bustling Union Dallas building, located on the border of Uptown and Harwood district, has a little more bustle with the arrival of a new sushi restaurant. Called Kotta Sushi Lounge, it's on the second level, next door to Taco Lingo, and according to a release, it's open for business, offering an expansive menu of sushi rolls, Japanese entrees, and a full bar.
Kotta is the second location of a same-named restaurant that opened in Frisco in 2007. The Dallas spinoff was originally going to be called Minami, but they decided at the last minute to build on the familiarity they already had with Kotta.
Their sushi selection includes traditional sashimi, maki rolls, and special rolls, with discounts on rolls at lunch. For non-sushi diners, they also do soups, salads, appetizers, and entrees.
Those include big-ticket items such as filet mignon teriyaki and miso-glazed Chilean sea bass, which come with a choice of rice or Japanese mashed potatoes.
Other entree options include wasabi pepper chicken, and noodle dishes, such as stir-fried Asian spaghetti noodles with veggies, or Kotta yaki noodles with Asian linguini, zucchini, yellow squash, and carrot.
Two unusual Asian-fusion dishes include shaken filet mignon and sizzling sirloin steak platter with grilled onions in a chili garlic sauce, like an Asian version of fajitas.
The Kotta at the Union is owned and operated by Ken Kim, who also owns the Frisco original. He's been in the restaurant business for more than 20 years, and has a passion for sushi.
This represents the final phase of development for the Union, which started with the opening of a 22-story office tower in October 2018. The restaurants began opening in February. The Christopher, The Union’s luxury apartment complex, became open to tenants in March.
Creamistry, the liquid nitrogen ice cream concept with more than 60 flavors and toppings, has also recently opened, joining a roster of restaurants that include North Italia, The Henry, Taco Lingo, and Tom Thumb.