A Second Life for Oishii

Underground sushi favorite reopens in Dallas after devastating fire

Underground sushi favorite reopens in Dallas after devastating fire

Oishii restaurant in Dallas
Exterior of Oishii gives only a subtle hint of remodel inside. Photo courtesy of Oishii
Oishii sushi, Dallas
Chef Thanh Nguyen first opened Oishii in 2003. Photo courtesy of Oishii
Oishii sushi, Dallas
Oishii does a good job on basics such as the California roll. Photo courtesy of Foodspotting
Oishii restaurant in Dallas
Oishii sushi, Dallas
Oishii sushi, Dallas

The underground favorite of Dallas sushi fanatics is back: Oishii reopened October 21, with a fancy new coat of paint.

Proprietor Thanh Nguyen gave his decade-old understated Wycliff Avenue restaurant a big makeover that includes golden wall tiles from Italy and oversized Italian suspension lighting fixtures reminiscent of large bells. The renovation overcomes extensive fire damage that occurred in late 2012.

For lunch, Nguyen will bring back his signature spicy salmon cabbage salad and the popular sushi lunch platter. Dinner features all meats, seafood and vegetarian options, plus soups such as pho and crab and Chinese asparagus. Also returning are chef’s specials such as Peking duck and coconut sea bass.

Favored sushi specialty items include the #42 Roll, Tribeca Roll and G Roll, but Thanh is known for producing custom sushi and fulfilling diners' special requests. Also back: half-price wine every Wednesday night.

Nguyen opened Oishii in 2003. It became not only a neighborhood favorite, but also a popular spot among staffers from UT Southwestern medical district and hardcore chowhounds who appreciated his skills and bargain prices.

ADVERTISEMENT