Novices and pros unite at Ku Sushi, a neighborhood restaurant that offers everything from California rolls to more exotic dishes such as sea urchin and squid. “It’s an acquired taste. We have beginners to advanced. We cater to everybody,” owner Steve Chang says.

Ku Sushi opened three and a half years ago, almost hidden among other storefronts in Preston Forest Village. News has spread only by word of mouth, drawing small crowds, and Chang says that’s a good thing. “We want to maintain that small restaurant feeling. We know the names of all our regulars.”

The restaurant offers about 70 different rolls, including the basic tuna and the Japanese snapper. But if you’re still nervous about raw fish, Chang recommends starting with one of the cooked rolls such as the avocado. He says that’s something you won’t find in Japan, where restaurants typically offer only a few rolls, mainly serving straight-up raw fish. “Here, especially in Texas, sushi has been Americanized.”

Ku offers a diverse menu for purists and fusionists who like cream cheese with their fish. Chang says the secret to good sushi and sashimi is freshness and straightforward recipes. “It’s all about simplicity.”

Ku Sushi

Preston & Forest

Three more places in the neighborhood for Asian cuisine

1 Royal China
You can’t beat the consistency of this neighborhood staple, which has been serving up authentic Chinese cuisine since 1972.
Preston & Royal

2 Asian Mint
Eastern inspiration meets western favorites at this Asian fusion café equipped with an extensive dessert menu, featuring fresh treats like green tea ice cream cake.
Central & Forest

3 Best Thai
No Thai lover could miss this tiny, family owned spot almost hidden in Preston Royal Village. The restaurant serves up all the favorites, including pad Thai, curries and coconut dishes.
Preston & Royal

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