Fuse

★★★☆☆
Texas-Asian fusion restaurant anchors the redevelopment of the historic Dallas Power & Light building.
  • 1512 Commerce St

    Dallas, TX 75201

    Cross street: South Akard Street

    Map & Directions
  • 214-742-3873

About Fuse

Hours
Mon-Thurs- 11:30am-2:30pm, 6pm-10pm Fri- 11:30am-2:30pm, 6pm-11pm (Bamboo Bar- 9pm-2am) Sat- 6pm-11pm (Bamboo Bar 9pm-2am) Happy Hour 4:00pm - 7:00pm (Mon-Fri)

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Went to eat there last week. Food was amazing and the waiter was really good. He told us they had a bar upstairs. Went and did that and the bartender (sarah) made a point to remember our names and drinks. Went back a few nights later and she remember our names and poured the drinks we like without even having to ask. Can't wait for summer at this place, looks like the outside deck area will be great.

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★★★★★

Went to eat there last week. Food was amazing and the waiter was really good. He told us they had a bar upstairs. Went and did that and the bartender (sarah) made a point to remember our names and drinks. Went back a few nights later and she remember our names and poured the drinks we like without even having to ask. Can't wait for summer at this place, looks like the outside deck area will be great.

Pros: ambience, food, drinks, clientel, service

Cons: kind of confusing for first timers

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I feel in love with this place the 1st time I went. It happened by chance as we were down the street for a happy hour and got hungry. The owner, staff and food were great. The many private rooms, unisex bathrooms and outdoor area by the pool were not to be forgotten. The owner even gave us advice as to the next hot spot to go to. Thanks! Job Well done!

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★★★★★

I feel in love with this place the 1st time I went. It happened by chance as we were down the street for a happy hour and got hungry. The owner, staff and food were great. The many private rooms, unisex bathrooms and outdoor area by the pool were not to be forgotten. The owner even gave us advice as to the next hot spot to go to. Thanks! Job Well done!

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My friend and I had reservations on a weekday evening during Restaurant Week. We were seated promptly. We chose to go with the wine pairings and added a fourth course to the standard 3 course Menu. The food was excellent and the wine pairings were quite good. I particularly loved the sushi appetizer. The only complaint is that the wine pairing with the main entree did not arrive with the main entree. It took us mentioning it to 3 waiters before we finally got the pairings. On the bright side, the restaurant comped us for the wine pairings without us having to ask them.
Overall it seems our experience was better than those of the last few reviewers. I hope Fuse is on an upswing.

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★★★☆☆

My friend and I had reservations on a weekday evening during Restaurant Week. We were seated promptly. We chose to go with the wine pairings and added a fourth course to the standard 3 course Menu. The food was excellent and the wine pairings were quite good. I particularly loved the sushi appetizer. The only complaint is that the wine pairing with the main entree did not arrive with the main entree. It took us mentioning it to 3 waiters before we finally got the pairings. On the bright side, the restaurant comped us for the wine pairings without us having to ask them.
Overall it seems our experience was better than those of the last few reviewers. I hope Fuse is on an upswing.

Pros: Tasty food, good wines, cool decor, nice patio

Cons: Service can miss on occasion, can get expensive

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We had reservations at Fuse tonight for 14 at 8:30. Our entire party was at the restaurant by 8:20. We were bumped by another table of 14 out of an inside table and seated on the patio ( in the Texas heat) at 9:05. After placing our orders we were informed that the kitchen was backed up and our meals would be delayed. We complained to management about our problems (so far) with our visit, and were informed that we should have known better than to make a reservation for 14, at 8:30, on a Saturday night. Our food finally started arriving at about 10pm.
The volcano roll was quite bland, and the scallops were overcooked. The downtown roll had the faintest hint of soap (yuck). The Fuse roll is an obvious rip off of the Julie roll at Blue Fish (which is SO much better). The tornado roll is quite bland, and while the Thai roll was the best of what I ordered, the banana overpowers all of the other flavors. All of the rolls were poorly made, and came undone when picking them up.
We had a party of 18 at Nick's seafood in Addison last weekend, and had no problem getting in. We had better food, service, and a better time than this weekend.
People in Dallas have too many choices for a restaurant to perform this poorly and get away with it. If you are going to spend as much as we did for dinner, I recommend that you try Perry's, Bob's, Blue Fish, The Grape, Sushi Zushi, or Abacus.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had reservations at Fuse tonight for 14 at 8:30. Our entire party was at the restaurant by 8:20. We were bumped by another table of 14 out of an inside table and seated on the patio ( in the Texas heat) at 9:05. After placing our orders we were informed that the kitchen was backed up and our meals would be delayed. We complained to management about our problems (so far) with our visit, and were informed that we should have known better than to make a reservation for 14, at 8:30, on a Saturday night. Our food finally started arriving at about 10pm.
The volcano roll was quite bland, and the scallops were overcooked. The downtown roll had the faintest hint of soap (yuck). The Fuse roll is an obvious rip off of the Julie roll at Blue Fish (which is SO much better). The tornado roll is quite bland, and while the Thai roll was the best of what I ordered, the banana overpowers all of the other flavors. All of the rolls were poorly made, and came undone when picking them up.
We had a party of 18 at Nick's seafood in Addison last weekend, and had no problem getting in. We had better food, service, and a better time than this weekend.
People in Dallas have too many choices for a restaurant to perform this poorly and get away with it. If you are going to spend as much as we did for dinner, I recommend that you try Perry's, Bob's, Blue Fish, The Grape, Sushi Zushi, or Abacus.

Pros: Great space, location

Cons: Average food for above average price, poor management

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I have eaten here a couple of times for lunch. Atmosphere is cool but the food is only mediocre. The beef beef was tough and the portions small. Very over priced for what you get.

3
★★★☆☆

I have eaten here a couple of times for lunch. Atmosphere is cool but the food is only mediocre. The beef beef was tough and the portions small. Very over priced for what you get.

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Went on a Saturday night, maybe that was the first mistake.

Upon entering, I found the atmosphere a tad too trendy. I know they are trying to revitalize the downtown area, but it just had an air of pretentiousness that I found laughable.

I ordered a mojito, which I must say I have had better at less price. Service was quick to order drinks, I will commend them for that.

Ordered the edamame and calamari for appetizers. The edamame was definitely unique with a chili powder glaze which I found pleasant, the calamari was good however nothing out of the ordinary.

Entree choices included the volcano roll which is basically a California roll topped with scallops and drenched in a mild spicy sauce which I thought was quite good. The spicy tuna rolls and California rolls were mediocre at best!

The oddest thing about Fuse were the restrooms, I would expect an establishment such as this to have separate restrooms for male and female patrons. Fuse however has a unisex restroom which comprises of 4 stalls and 4 urinals tucked away in a corner which I found a bit awkward.

The most annoying part of the night was that they had a DJ spinning repetitive techno music...if you can call it that. He reminded me of Bruce McCullough?s character from Kids in the Hall, "He's Hip, He's Cool, He's 45!"

Bottom line, trendy nightspot that caters to young twenty-something singles that don't care about dropping money on overpriced mediocre meals!

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★★☆☆☆

Went on a Saturday night, maybe that was the first mistake.

Upon entering, I found the atmosphere a tad too trendy. I know they are trying to revitalize the downtown area, but it just had an air of pretentiousness that I found laughable.

I ordered a mojito, which I must say I have had better at less price. Service was quick to order drinks, I will commend them for that.

Ordered the edamame and calamari for appetizers. The edamame was definitely unique with a chili powder glaze which I found pleasant, the calamari was good however nothing out of the ordinary.

Entree choices included the volcano roll which is basically a California roll topped with scallops and drenched in a mild spicy sauce which I thought was quite good. The spicy tuna rolls and California rolls were mediocre at best!

The oddest thing about Fuse were the restrooms, I would expect an establishment such as this to have separate restrooms for male and female patrons. Fuse however has a unisex restroom which comprises of 4 stalls and 4 urinals tucked away in a corner which I found a bit awkward.

The most annoying part of the night was that they had a DJ spinning repetitive techno music...if you can call it that. He reminded me of Bruce McCullough?s character from Kids in the Hall, "He's Hip, He's Cool, He's 45!"

Bottom line, trendy nightspot that caters to young twenty-something singles that don't care about dropping money on overpriced mediocre meals!

Pros: Edamame and Volcano Rolls were tasty!

Cons: Everything else was mediocre!

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The food was very good, but very overpriced. The front of the house person was not so friendly. I also feel that customers should not have to pay for valet when attending a restaurant. This restaurant does not validate parking. The restrooms were BIZARRE. It is a unisex restroom with 4 stalls, and urinals. The entire area is SO dark, you can barely see the lock on the stall door, and my friend actually MISSED the lock and a MAN walked in on her. Now it's one thing for a woman to walk in on another woman. And I understand it technically was her fault about the lock, but why not eliminate this possibility by having male and female bathrooms???!!!

1
★★★☆☆

The food was very good, but very overpriced. The front of the house person was not so friendly. I also feel that customers should not have to pay for valet when attending a restaurant. This restaurant does not validate parking. The restrooms were BIZARRE. It is a unisex restroom with 4 stalls, and urinals. The entire area is SO dark, you can barely see the lock on the stall door, and my friend actually MISSED the lock and a MAN walked in on her. Now it's one thing for a woman to walk in on another woman. And I understand it technically was her fault about the lock, but why not eliminate this possibility by having male and female bathrooms???!!!

Pros: good food, atmosphere

Cons: Too pricey, bad restrooms

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I've been to 90% of the upscale restaraunts in the DFW area and this was the first place I've been to where I felt like I'd been ripped off. Ordered the $17 "hot rock" appetizer with Kobe Beef-it tasted ok and was a barely enough to feed 2 and definitely not worth $17. Our entrees included the $26 Salmon which was barely enough to feed my girlfriend who doesn't eat much anyways while I ordered the $24 Sea Bass-let me say this; the sea bass meal which included an awful asian salad and rice was the total size of my fist. The wine was decent which is the only ok thing I can say and the total bill came out to $96. We left dissapointed and still hungry. GO TO SAMBUKAS- It's just as expensive, but definitely WORTH it. Try the Sea Bass there, it'll melt in your mouth and you'll be thinking about it for days..seriously.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to 90% of the upscale restaraunts in the DFW area and this was the first place I've been to where I felt like I'd been ripped off. Ordered the $17 "hot rock" appetizer with Kobe Beef-it tasted ok and was a barely enough to feed 2 and definitely not worth $17. Our entrees included the $26 Salmon which was barely enough to feed my girlfriend who doesn't eat much anyways while I ordered the $24 Sea Bass-let me say this; the sea bass meal which included an awful asian salad and rice was the total size of my fist. The wine was decent which is the only ok thing I can say and the total bill came out to $96. We left dissapointed and still hungry. GO TO SAMBUKAS- It's just as expensive, but definitely WORTH it. Try the Sea Bass there, it'll melt in your mouth and you'll be thinking about it for days..seriously.

Pros: Good staff, nice ambiance

Cons: Everything else

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went there the other night and it was DEAD. one of like 2 tables in the entire place. service was ok, just felt distant though everything was timed well. the food was mediocre, the only thing we really enjoyed was the potsticker dumplings. our entrees lacked any really rememorable taste, and everything just tasted plain. dessert was ok, though the french toast seemed to be over rated. also the interior look woren and the little soy sauce bowls were beat up and needed to be thrown away.

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★★☆☆☆

went there the other night and it was DEAD. one of like 2 tables in the entire place. service was ok, just felt distant though everything was timed well. the food was mediocre, the only thing we really enjoyed was the potsticker dumplings. our entrees lacked any really rememorable taste, and everything just tasted plain. dessert was ok, though the french toast seemed to be over rated. also the interior look woren and the little soy sauce bowls were beat up and needed to be thrown away.

Pros: valet, door staff

Cons: food, no people there

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One of the best dining experiences I have had in Dallas, the food is creative, seasonal and by no means boring. The sushi was original try the Fuse Roll, probably the best sushi roll ive ever had. Hawaiian Snapper melted in my mouth and the Carmelized Banana French Toast was to die for. I highly recommend and will be back very soon and bringing friends

2
★★★★★

One of the best dining experiences I have had in Dallas, the food is creative, seasonal and by no means boring. The sushi was original try the Fuse Roll, probably the best sushi roll ive ever had. Hawaiian Snapper melted in my mouth and the Carmelized Banana French Toast was to die for. I highly recommend and will be back very soon and bringing friends

Pros: Very Creative Food

Cons: Valet Parking, Some Street Parking

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for those that think this place is overpriced, go on mondays! almost everything on the menu is 1/2 price. what a deal! and the corn ravioli, altho having nothing japanese or sushi about it - are amazing.

2
★★★★☆

for those that think this place is overpriced, go on mondays! almost everything on the menu is 1/2 price. what a deal! and the corn ravioli, altho having nothing japanese or sushi about it - are amazing.

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Fuse is near my work and I enjoy taking co workers if they enjoy sushi but that is it. The rest of the menu is bland but the Volcano roll is quite good. The restaurant is very attractive and the staff is fine, but only go for the Volcano roll.

1
★★★☆☆

Fuse is near my work and I enjoy taking co workers if they enjoy sushi but that is it. The rest of the menu is bland but the Volcano roll is quite good. The restaurant is very attractive and the staff is fine, but only go for the Volcano roll.

Pros: Great volano role!

Cons: Rest of the menu is so-so.

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What a great experience. Everything I ordered was an event. The menu is a blend of Asian food and TexMex, hence the word "Texasian." For example, the potstickers are filled with brisket instead of the traditional pork or chicken. And the sushi had cream cheese and jalapenos. If you order one thing, get the brisket potstickers. Another notable item is the pumpkin seed ravioli. This is one of my favorite places I've tried in all of Dallas. Trendy atmosphere. Friendly, helpful service. The manager even helped me with directions over the phone! And when the bill came, we were pleasantly surprised with most of our dishes being half price! This restaurant is highly recommended.

2
★★★★★

What a great experience. Everything I ordered was an event. The menu is a blend of Asian food and TexMex, hence the word "Texasian." For example, the potstickers are filled with brisket instead of the traditional pork or chicken. And the sushi had cream cheese and jalapenos. If you order one thing, get the brisket potstickers. Another notable item is the pumpkin seed ravioli. This is one of my favorite places I've tried in all of Dallas. Trendy atmosphere. Friendly, helpful service. The manager even helped me with directions over the phone! And when the bill came, we were pleasantly surprised with most of our dishes being half price! This restaurant is highly recommended.

Pros: Exquisite menu. High quality food with lots of interesting flavors.

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Fuse did not quite live up to all the hype on the Food Network on our visit but it was still a good experience overall. The standouts included the brisket potstickers and the Russian roll (no longer on the menu but you can still order it), and the Chili Scented Edamame had a unique spicy kick. The service was a bit sluggish, but that was more their loss than ours - we were able to talk ourselves out of a couple of "impulse buys" (bottle of wine, additional entree) between table visits!

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★★★★☆

Fuse did not quite live up to all the hype on the Food Network on our visit but it was still a good experience overall. The standouts included the brisket potstickers and the Russian roll (no longer on the menu but you can still order it), and the Chili Scented Edamame had a unique spicy kick. The service was a bit sluggish, but that was more their loss than ours - we were able to talk ourselves out of a couple of "impulse buys" (bottle of wine, additional entree) between table visits!

Pros: ambience, creative menu, pickled ginger (random but true)

Cons: menu selection is somewhat limited

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I actually hosted a party on the rooftop of this gorgeous restuarant for the practice I work for, and it was a fantastic locale for entertaining or just enjoying a drink and some sushi! My favorites: chili scented edimame, braised brisket potstickers (I could eat a whole plate of these!), parmesan risotto appetizer, sake (dangerously smooth), petit fours (catered only), and the Downtown Roll (amazing!). So so: vegetable rolls (upgrade to the Green Rolls if you want veggie sushi). Be advised that Fuse charges $5 for valet parking, which doesn't start until 6pm. (You can park in the pay lot next door, but it closes its gates around 10pm or so...learned that the hard way, so pay attention to the signage.) Very cool, hip place to check out with colleagues or friends. Young, beautiful crowd. Cool bar area. Beautiful, romantic patio for happy hour or dinner. Worth checking out, especially the rooftop on a nice night.

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★★★☆☆

I actually hosted a party on the rooftop of this gorgeous restuarant for the practice I work for, and it was a fantastic locale for entertaining or just enjoying a drink and some sushi! My favorites: chili scented edimame, braised brisket potstickers (I could eat a whole plate of these!), parmesan risotto appetizer, sake (dangerously smooth), petit fours (catered only), and the Downtown Roll (amazing!). So so: vegetable rolls (upgrade to the Green Rolls if you want veggie sushi). Be advised that Fuse charges $5 for valet parking, which doesn't start until 6pm. (You can park in the pay lot next door, but it closes its gates around 10pm or so...learned that the hard way, so pay attention to the signage.) Very cool, hip place to check out with colleagues or friends. Young, beautiful crowd. Cool bar area. Beautiful, romantic patio for happy hour or dinner. Worth checking out, especially the rooftop on a nice night.

Pros: Modern decor, cool ambiance, patio dining/drinks, appetizers & signature rolls

Cons: Charge for valet

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This was my first time at fuse and I really enjoyed it. Definitely sit outside on the patio and you will be impressed with the feel it gives! We didn't go there to dine...we ended up trying two appitizers: Tempura Shrimp Roll was GREAT(Highly recommended)! and the Sweet corn Ravioli.(..was good, but not worth the price). I had the Apple Pear Martini and was hooked from the first sip...a must have!
I really don't think I would ever go there just to dine. I like the decor in the place, but didn't get a great feel inside....the patio is the only way to go! (And if you're adventurous, bring your swimsuits to lounge in the swimming pool or jacuzzi!

2
★★★★☆

This was my first time at fuse and I really enjoyed it. Definitely sit outside on the patio and you will be impressed with the feel it gives! We didn't go there to dine...we ended up trying two appitizers: Tempura Shrimp Roll was GREAT(Highly recommended)! and the Sweet corn Ravioli.(..was good, but not worth the price). I had the Apple Pear Martini and was hooked from the first sip...a must have!
I really don't think I would ever go there just to dine. I like the decor in the place, but didn't get a great feel inside....the patio is the only way to go! (And if you're adventurous, bring your swimsuits to lounge in the swimming pool or jacuzzi!

Pros: The patio, the apple pear martini, the tempura shrimp roll

Cons: indoor dining, somewhat overpriced for the portions

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I love the look of this place. Very sleek and a great use of a non-traditional space. The first time I dined there in what used to be the elevator shaft, I believe. Unfortunately, the food is not what I hoped it would be.

On my first visit we had three sushi rolls and the potstickers. I was most impressed on this visit. The food was visually terrific and the tast was satisfying. On my second visit, we both at the balanced plates. This, I was not so impressed with. The flavors were not distictive and the portions were very small. The plate was not so elegantly arranged as the sushi and the food seemed a little lost and tiny on the big plate. My final visit was take out, since I work a block away. I had the California roll and the Sliders (tiny burgers with carmelized onion). The Sliders were dry and the California roll was fine, but nothing special.

Unfortunately, when I am more excited by the decor than the food, I really can't recommend the restaurant for more than a few drinks. Maybe I'll go visit the patio or give it a whirl at the bar. Maybe drinking is better than eating at Fuse.

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★★★☆☆

I love the look of this place. Very sleek and a great use of a non-traditional space. The first time I dined there in what used to be the elevator shaft, I believe. Unfortunately, the food is not what I hoped it would be.

On my first visit we had three sushi rolls and the potstickers. I was most impressed on this visit. The food was visually terrific and the tast was satisfying. On my second visit, we both at the balanced plates. This, I was not so impressed with. The flavors were not distictive and the portions were very small. The plate was not so elegantly arranged as the sushi and the food seemed a little lost and tiny on the big plate. My final visit was take out, since I work a block away. I had the California roll and the Sliders (tiny burgers with carmelized onion). The Sliders were dry and the California roll was fine, but nothing special.

Unfortunately, when I am more excited by the decor than the food, I really can't recommend the restaurant for more than a few drinks. Maybe I'll go visit the patio or give it a whirl at the bar. Maybe drinking is better than eating at Fuse.

Pros: Visually, it's great.

Cons: Food... maybe I haven't tried the right things...

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Extremely knowledgable and polite staff. Excellent sushi rolls. The potsticker appetizer is delicious. The atmosphere is so fun, patio seating is the BEST!! VERY AFFORDABLE and reasonably priced. One of my favorite Downtown spots!

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★★★★★

Extremely knowledgable and polite staff. Excellent sushi rolls. The potsticker appetizer is delicious. The atmosphere is so fun, patio seating is the BEST!! VERY AFFORDABLE and reasonably priced. One of my favorite Downtown spots!

Pros: Reasonably priced, Hip atmosphere, Amazing food

Cons: Reservations a MUST

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Fuse was an all around great dining experience. We slipped in as they opened one night this fall, and the service was fantastic. The Eel sushi was on par with Dallas' best, and the night's special (an edamame ravioli) was incredible. Deserts are great, too, but the real star here is the atmosphere. Great. Try to get a patio seat if at all possible, but the inside seating is almost as good. And they put cucumber in the water!

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★★★★★

Fuse was an all around great dining experience. We slipped in as they opened one night this fall, and the service was fantastic. The Eel sushi was on par with Dallas' best, and the night's special (an edamame ravioli) was incredible. Deserts are great, too, but the real star here is the atmosphere. Great. Try to get a patio seat if at all possible, but the inside seating is almost as good. And they put cucumber in the water!

Pros: delicious, great atmosphere, good service

Cons: expensive, slightly slow

 

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