New sushi bar drops anchor in ex-Cantina Laredo at Preston-Royal Dallas
Dallas-based Vandelay Hospitality Group is opening a new restaurant, this time featuring sushi: Called Anchor Sushi Bar, it'll open in Preston Royal Shopping Center, bringing new life to the former Cantina Laredo space at 6025 Royal Ln., which anchored the shopping center for 21 years.
Anchor Sushi Bar marks Vandelay's first foray into Asian fusion. According to a release, it'll open on August 14.
The menu has been conceived with "impactful flavor and colorful detail" in mind, executed throughout its sushi, Wagyu, and cocktail programs.
Menu highlights include:
- Crispy Rice (Spicy Tuna and Hamachi)
- Wagyu Short Rib Robota Skewers
- Prime Stir Fry
- Miso Sea Bass
Sushi bar offerings include a Chef’s Pressed Sushi Roll, with spicy tuna, seared salmon, cucumber, wasabi cream, spicy mayo & caviar; the riceless Lupton Roll, with crab, tempura flake, avocado, yuzu & truffle, hamachi, and lemon; the Anchor Roll, with hamachi, avocado, bluefin tuna, eel sauce, and toasted sesame; and The Miyazaki, with A5 Japanese wagyu, truffle, shrimp tempura, togarashi, and chili mayo.
The bar will offer sake and wine, plus Vandelay's signature "Coldest Martini" program but with Anchor Sushi Bar exclusives: the Saketini, the Cherry Blossom Martini, The Press with roku, soda, lemon, grapefruit bitters and Okinawa Sour, with acholado, passion fruit, and lime.
The restaurant is a 6,000-square-foot space with a massive bar as well as a sushi bar. Two bars. The release promises that the atmosphere with be a moody and sophisticated, with warm lighting, rich hues, art, texture, and pattern.
It'll be open 4-10 pm daily, with a 4-6 pm Happy Hour at the bar, with half-off martinis and crispy rice.
Anchor Sushi Bar is Vandelay Hospitality Group's ninth concept and 22nd restaurant, joining Hudson House (Dallas, Los Angeles, and forthcoming Houston and Fort Worth), Drake’s Hollywood (Dallas and Los Angeles), D.L. Mack’s, Brentwood, East Hampton, and Slider & Blues.
And there's already a 23rd in the wings: A second Anchor Sushi Bar will open in the Knox Street district at 3130 Knox St. by summer’s end.