Sake is a liquor, made from fermented rice, with an alcohol content close to that of wine. Sake can be sipped cold or hot depending on the type and quality. The less traditional, but very popular way American bars serve it is in a “sake bomb,” with a shot of sake dropped in a glass of beer. Sake often goes hand-in-hand with sushi. Since both are of Japanese origins, and because the flavors mesh so well together, it only makes sense that this holds true just about everywhere. The best sake bars in DFW continue this tradition. For a night out with an Asian twist, here is a list of the best bars with sake in DFW.
Blue Sushi Sake Grill
3131 W. 7th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
As its name suggests, it seems every inch of the interior is lit with a blue hue. It gives a cool vibe to the whole place. A full sushi menu is available, along with a variety of sake, in the restaurant or the Sake Bombers Lounge. Sake is served at this long modern bar by the glass or bottle. A long list of martinis, signature drinks, wine, beer and even hot tea are also available.
Tei Tei Robata Bar
2906 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
Tei Tei is a trendy restaurant on Knox-Henderson. The sake bar offers a list of premium and ultra premium sake, as well a full bar. The premium varieties make for an experience more than just the taste. For example, a glass of daiginjo sake, an ultra premium, is actually served in a wooden box of ice. The bartenders are happy to give recommendations if you aren’t much of a sake connoisseur.
2150 N. Collins Blvd.
Richardson, TX 75080
Sushi Sake is a family-owned restaurant that has been around longer than many of the trendy restaurants in Dallas. It is also more traditional. It is a busy place on weekends, but it doesn’t take reservations, so make sure you plan ahead for a wait whether you are going for a full dinner at a table or to sit at the sushi bar. To-go orders are even an option if you’d like to bring your meal home. Sushi Sake is located off Campbell Road at Central, and is closed on Sundays.
7501 Lone Star Drive, Suite B-130
Plano, TX 75024
Ra is a full-service sushi restaurant with an extensive sake menu as well. Sake is available in hot and cold varieties as well as served in flights. A sake flight includes three different two-ounce glasses. There are also a number of “bombs” that include a carafe of sake and a pairing of beer. The “berried bomb” is made of Lindemans Raspberry Framboise and raspberry sake. Sundays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. include exclusive drink specials in the Flying Fish Lounge.
2624 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
Deep Sushi, as you may have guessed, is located in the Deep Ellum neighborhood. The bar is an experience all its own with a great sake list. Flaming sake bombs are just one of the options along with hot, cold and more. For the sake fans who enough saving a little cash, try $2 Sake Tuesdays. Not only does Deep Sushi serve sushi and sake, but it features margaritas and mojitos for a bit of a Texan flair as well.
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