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September 26, 2010

I’ve been falling in love with restaurants left and right. Justin and I had dinner at DK Sushi (north location), and I LOVED it. The outside is pretty divey. Inside it’s casual, comfy, welcoming…just a few tables and a sushi bar on one side, and grocery aisles with sushi ingredients on the other.

Sushi bar (they teach sushi-rolling classes here occasionally)…

Grocery aisles (in the midst of expansion).

And DK!

DK is the most awesome part of DK sushi. He’s friendly, and funny, and excited about life, and ready to share it all with you. He says that this is YOUR life, and you have to make yourself happy. That you have to understand yourself to understand the world. That if you’re not going to use your happiness, he’ll steal it from you. That he has something to share with the world, and that the world will share with him. That you should take on life with both hands, and just Bring It On. Also? He’s an emcee for karaoke night on Mondays at the DK Sushi south location. I can’t WAIT to go see him!

Okay, so on to the food. The sushi was great – everything was fresh and clean and delicious. We had miso soup, of course.

Justin in the corner! :)

Unagi (eel), sake (salmon), maguro (tuna) and hamachi (yellowtail).

Canadian roll – with salmon skin and cucumber.

Torched escolar – there’s only one piece because I gobbled mine up before I remembered to take a photo. (Oops!) This was sooooo good.

DK said since I was taking photos, he’d make something pretty. He calls this Paradise – salmon, mango, strawberry and jalapeno. And it was dang good.

I asked him what that leaf was on the bottom of the plate, and he said it was perilla leaf. I asked if it was like Japanese shiso, and he said kinda sorta. He said Koreans use perilla leaf instead of shiso. I asked if you could just eat it plain, and he said he’d show us. He brought out a perilla leaf topped with raw snapper, a thin slice of lemon (with the rind), a slice of jalapeno and a smidge of Korean hot sauce. It was AWESOME. He told me not to take a photo of it because he said it looked funny… I thought it looked gorgeous and was very sad not to have a photo. But, c’est la vie. What DK says, goes. :)

So! We will definitely be back to DK Sushi. And we’re really looking forward to seeing his show on a Monday night very soon! DK, kamsahamnida!

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8 Discussion to this post
  1. Wei-Wei says:

    This looks like such a cute little restaurant! Very cozy, and lots of fun ;)

  2. Nicole says:

    I think I read somewhere that he dresses up as a pimp on the karaoke nights??? We’ve always wanted to check it out, but we are usually in bed on Mondays by 9PM, so it’s never quite happened…

    BTW–we checked out “Bombay Bistro” for the first time yesterday. If you haven’t been there before and you like Indian food, you should DEFINITELY go! But wait for the lunch buffet on the weekend. And definitely get some chaat! And the soups! And everything on the buffet! And some chai!

  3. Jodi says:

    This is on my list to check out and it’s right by our house. Your post just moved it higher up on the “to try” list!

  4. SushiTail says:

    The Paradise sushi is something I haven’t seen before. It must be the DK’s original. Combining salmon with mango and jalapeno is really creative and it looks great!

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