Pearl is Dallas’ newest sushi hot spot located at the intersection of McKinney Avenue and Knox Street with an intimate dining room and constantly evolving menu of traditional Japanese dishes with a modern twist!
Updated September 2023
Pearl focuses on traditional Japanese dishes that incorporate non-traditional ingredients and techniques. You’ll find sushi rolls that range from basic to upscale, sashimi, shared plates, and hot dishes too. All their fish is delivered daily and is so fresh! Enjoy unique cocktails that incorporate Japanese flavors, plus classic cocktails, sake & more. Either dine in or order take-out through their dedicated sushi window!
Chef Shine Tamaoki was born in Japan and attended UNT to study business, during which he began working at sushi restaurants and learning the craft of making sushi. He later started working under the executive chef at Nobu Dallas, where he honed in on the art of sushi for 7 years. He always dreamt of opening his own sushi restaurant that makes sushi approachable, and Pearl was born!
The menu focuses on seasonality and everything is meant to be shared family style! Find starters like oysters and Osetra Caviar, dishes like Diver Scallop Crudio, A5 Kobe filet, and Japanese fish and chips, plus a large selection of fresh Nigiri and Sashimi! They also do monthly Omakase dinners, however, if requested you can enjoy Chef Shine’s daily creations!
WHAT WE GOT
- Tuna tartare
- Smoked yellowtail
- Torched salmon roll
- Baked crab roll
Sip on classic cocktails and unique drinks that highlight Japanese flavors like the White Pearl with a house-made lychee puree or the PurPearl with butterfly pea flower syrup and a shot of yuzu juice. They also have sake, beer, and wine!
The dining room is stunning and intimate with under 10 tables and a gorgeous sushi bar that seats 9. We were in awe of the space with its ornate details, velvet booths and gold-accented walls. Our favorite part though was the unique art installation hanging from the ceiling that resembles a swimming fish!
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