If the walls weren’t filled with Godzilla posters, Blue Sushi Sake Grill might feel intimidatingly upscale. Experimental dishes and edible flowers pepper the menu, but this place is far from pretentious. General Manager Scott Jaggers aptly describes it as “a casual fine dining restaurant,” meaning blue jean-wearing foodies are welcome.

Prices are also reasonable. Food costs between $4.50 and $27. Jaggers recommends the itchy sea bass, a flavorful combination of sea bass, crab, serrano, cilantro and ponzu.

“It’s the best thing on the entire menu,” he says. “It’s amazing how many layers of flavor they put in one bite. It blows your mind.”

He also loves the truffle sake salmon and the river rock beef tenderloin, which is just as entertaining as it is nourishing. You cook the dish at the table on a bed of scorching hot stones. It’s sort of like the Japanese version of fajitas. Try washing it down with a gin or vodka-based Dirty Blue, one of the restaurant’s 15 signature martinis.

Speaking of booze, if you’re looking for a happy hour spot in Preston Hollow Village, Blue Sushi Sake Grill has you covered. Monday-Saturday from 3-6:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon-10 p.m. the restaurant offers several drink specials. Kanpie! Roughly translated, that’s “cheers!” in Japanese.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill
7859 Walnut Hill Lane


Price range:
$4.50-$27 for food

11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Mon. – Thurs.,
11 a.m. – Midnight Fri. – Sat.,
Noon-a.m. Sun.

Did you know?
This is Blue Sushi Sake Grill’s second Texas location – the first is in Fort Worth.

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