Sushi restaurant Oishii opens second location in Dallas on SMU Boulevard – The Dallas Morning News

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A pan-Asian restaurant called Oishii has opened on SMU Boulevard in Dallas, near Southern Methodist University.

The new Oishii replaces a former Spin Pizza and sits among several vacant restaurant spaces: Gone is Oishii’s next-door neighbor Sumo Shack and down-the-street burger joint Twisted Root Burger Co. Longtime SMU hangouts Barley House and Milo Butterfingers remain, as does Torchy’s Tacos.

Oishii is run by Tri Tran, the nephew and restaurant partner of owner Thanh Nguyen. Tran has worked at Uchi; Nguyen worked at Nakamoto and Steel.

It opened Jan. 13.

For now, the new Oishii restaurant on SMU Boulevard in Dallas serves dinner only.
For now, the new Oishii restaurant on SMU Boulevard in Dallas serves dinner only.(Sarah Blaskovich/Staff)

The original Oishii is on Wycliff Avenue in Dallas and is beloved among some Dallasites. We described the sushi at Oishii as “pristine” in a restaurant review in 2006. Beyond sushi, the restaurant has served Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai and Korean dishes over the years.

The OG Oishii suffered a fire in December 2012 and closed for the better part of a year. When it reopened, “the crowds flocked back,” we wrote in 2014.

Oishii will have the same menu at both restaurants. The menu is vast, with chicken, beef, pork and seafood entrees in addition to pho, hot pots and a large offering of raw fish and sushi rolls.

The new Oishii is at 5627 SMU Boulevard, Dallas. The original remains, at 2525 Wycliff Ave., Dallas.

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Shiro Maguro nigiri sushi, photographed at Oishii in Dallas in 2014
Shiro Maguro nigiri sushi, photographed at Oishii in Dallas in 2014(Kye R. Lee / Staff Photographer)

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