Reikyu

★★★★☆
  • 5321 E Mockingbird Ln

    Dallas, TX 75206

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  • 214-823-3772

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Good atmosphere, great drinks, good sushi. Love sushi and Ive been to Reikyu quite a few times, although I took about a year off after finding Teppo which I find much better. Now, I have not had anything other than sushi there so I cant comment on their "regular" menu. I was very disappointed upon retrying Reikyu. I order sushi basics, I dont care for the sauces the chef uses there in most of the rolls and adds as sides to sushi and sashimi. It may be unique but I find it too rich and sweet. The tuna sushi was terrible. Extremely "fibrous" if thats the correct term, I wondered if they gave it to me because I ordered take out. The other sushi I ordered was ok, but for the price it should be better than ok. I have had better there but sorry 1 strike and your out with sushi.

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★★★☆☆

Good atmosphere, great drinks, good sushi. Love sushi and Ive been to Reikyu quite a few times, although I took about a year off after finding Teppo which I find much better. Now, I have not had anything other than sushi there so I cant comment on their "regular" menu. I was very disappointed upon retrying Reikyu. I order sushi basics, I dont care for the sauces the chef uses there in most of the rolls and adds as sides to sushi and sashimi. It may be unique but I find it too rich and sweet. The tuna sushi was terrible. Extremely "fibrous" if thats the correct term, I wondered if they gave it to me because I ordered take out. The other sushi I ordered was ok, but for the price it should be better than ok. I have had better there but sorry 1 strike and your out with sushi.

Pros: Atmosphere, drinks

Cons: Sushi quality not comparable with price, sauces too rich for sushi

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I now have a 3.5 year old - so don't get to frequent sushi as much as I used to (2 x week) - and what a pleasant surprise. Not Pretentious like so many places in Dallas have become. Nice staff - very friendly, made great recommendations. the specials are a little pricey - but the sushi is not. The sushi chef was pleasant & accomodating. My husband who does not like "fishy" tasting sushi - really liked everything but the spicy tuna roll. What a Pleasant surprise. Thank you for a great dining experience.

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★★★★★

I now have a 3.5 year old - so don't get to frequent sushi as much as I used to (2 x week) - and what a pleasant surprise. Not Pretentious like so many places in Dallas have become. Nice staff - very friendly, made great recommendations. the specials are a little pricey - but the sushi is not. The sushi chef was pleasant & accomodating. My husband who does not like "fishy" tasting sushi - really liked everything but the spicy tuna roll. What a Pleasant surprise. Thank you for a great dining experience.

Pros: Great variety

Cons: little pricey

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Reikyu is one of my favorite restaurants! The staff is incredible and so polite. After a few times of going the owner and bartender and staff all learned our names and remembered our favorites, and eventually made up their own concoctions they felt were our taste! The food is spectacular and though they may have a reputation of just having SMU students there constantly, they have been cracking down on the underage drinking, so they only students there are seniors. I highly recommend anyone to trendy and fun restaurant!

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★★★★★

Reikyu is one of my favorite restaurants! The staff is incredible and so polite. After a few times of going the owner and bartender and staff all learned our names and remembered our favorites, and eventually made up their own concoctions they felt were our taste! The food is spectacular and though they may have a reputation of just having SMU students there constantly, they have been cracking down on the underage drinking, so they only students there are seniors. I highly recommend anyone to trendy and fun restaurant!

Pros: great sushi and atmosphere

Cons: a little pricy, but what's a few extra dollars for a great night?

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We do eat our fair share of sush at least 2 times a month and it is not hard to tell good sushi from really poor quality stuff. We orded our standards; Maguro, Hamachi, Tako, and Unagi. I added a couple of rolls; Spicy Tuna and a Rainbow roll and we ordered Otokoyama Sake ($20 for a small 300 ML bottle). The Maguro was not spectacular, it was OK. The Tako arrived with a bright yellow sauce drizzled all over it. All I could taste was Mango. The Hamachi arrives covered in what I think is ponzu sauce however it is actually drenched in sesame seed oil. I was absolutely horrified when I tasted it!!! The Unagi arrived stone cold with an eel sauce that is nothing like we have ever tasted before? and this is not a good thing either. The Spicy Tuna roll is so spicy that my girlfriend cannot eat but a single bite. And we are not exactly hot & spicy wimps either and eat our fare share of hot & spicy foods. The Rainbow roll arrives and, like the Maguro tuna, is nothing spectacular but then again is not immersed in some bizarre sauce or oil either.
Concerning the Sushi chefs themselves, they were polite and apologized each time we complained about the food. However the odd part was each time they had to replace the particular item, they would do so with fish from a completely different refrigerated display case. This of course left us wondering about the quality of the fish we were being initially served with. It also is worth noting that one of the chefs was constantly wiping his face with bare hands and returning to whatever food he was preparing without once washing his hands. On the opposite extreme the other chef was constantly immersing his hands in (I assume) water and then clapping/splattering the water everywhere, even on us on the opposite side of the bar! The first time this happened I was not paying attention to where the water came from but it was soon apparent and occurred each time he began preparing food for us therefore it became quickly annoying.

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★☆☆☆☆

We do eat our fair share of sush at least 2 times a month and it is not hard to tell good sushi from really poor quality stuff. We orded our standards; Maguro, Hamachi, Tako, and Unagi. I added a couple of rolls; Spicy Tuna and a Rainbow roll and we ordered Otokoyama Sake ($20 for a small 300 ML bottle). The Maguro was not spectacular, it was OK. The Tako arrived with a bright yellow sauce drizzled all over it. All I could taste was Mango. The Hamachi arrives covered in what I think is ponzu sauce however it is actually drenched in sesame seed oil. I was absolutely horrified when I tasted it!!! The Unagi arrived stone cold with an eel sauce that is nothing like we have ever tasted before? and this is not a good thing either. The Spicy Tuna roll is so spicy that my girlfriend cannot eat but a single bite. And we are not exactly hot & spicy wimps either and eat our fare share of hot & spicy foods. The Rainbow roll arrives and, like the Maguro tuna, is nothing spectacular but then again is not immersed in some bizarre sauce or oil either.
Concerning the Sushi chefs themselves, they were polite and apologized each time we complained about the food. However the odd part was each time they had to replace the particular item, they would do so with fish from a completely different refrigerated display case. This of course left us wondering about the quality of the fish we were being initially served with. It also is worth noting that one of the chefs was constantly wiping his face with bare hands and returning to whatever food he was preparing without once washing his hands. On the opposite extreme the other chef was constantly immersing his hands in (I assume) water and then clapping/splattering the water everywhere, even on us on the opposite side of the bar! The first time this happened I was not paying attention to where the water came from but it was soon apparent and occurred each time he began preparing food for us therefore it became quickly annoying.

Cons: Sushi quality was questionable and everything was overpriced.

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My boyfriend and I are always looking for good sushi... so when we stumbled upon this great little find we were extatic! Definately try the Crawfish Volcano on a bed of rice instead of the california roll... the raw fish iis all pretty tasty (especially the salmon.) But if you are going with your significant other... and you're brave... sit at the sushi bar and let the head sushi chef create your dishes for you. It's a fun atmosphere... but the SMU students also like to frequent this place... which gets a little old.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I are always looking for good sushi... so when we stumbled upon this great little find we were extatic! Definately try the Crawfish Volcano on a bed of rice instead of the california roll... the raw fish iis all pretty tasty (especially the salmon.) But if you are going with your significant other... and you're brave... sit at the sushi bar and let the head sushi chef create your dishes for you. It's a fun atmosphere... but the SMU students also like to frequent this place... which gets a little old.

Pros: great sushi and price

Cons: SMU kids

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Beautiful restaurant. Attentive staff. Unfortunately that is all I can say about this restaurant. Assuming that most people wash their hands before they eat, the bathroom was dissapointing; the sink was wet and there was a puddle of water on the floor.

The food was expensive but that is all right if it was good. We had Reikyu Beef, and a pork dish with cherries. The beef dish was very salty; I could not taste the beef or anything else on that plate. The cherries in the pork dish was wonderful; unfortunately the pork was overcooked and was too tough. The presentation is first class - too bad they don't taste their food first.

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★★★☆☆

Beautiful restaurant. Attentive staff. Unfortunately that is all I can say about this restaurant. Assuming that most people wash their hands before they eat, the bathroom was dissapointing; the sink was wet and there was a puddle of water on the floor.

The food was expensive but that is all right if it was good. We had Reikyu Beef, and a pork dish with cherries. The beef dish was very salty; I could not taste the beef or anything else on that plate. The cherries in the pork dish was wonderful; unfortunately the pork was overcooked and was too tough. The presentation is first class - too bad they don't taste their food first.

Pros: great view, attentive staff

Cons: paid too much for a meal that was below average

 

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