Ai Sushi Sake Grill
Ai Sushi Sake Grill

Ai Sushi Sake Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.aisushidallas.com/
  • Phone: 2144684587x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Sung H. Chang
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Knight Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complementary Valet Park for Dinner Service and Garage Parking for Lunch Service
A word from Ai Sushi Sake Grill
For over 10 years we have been serving the Dallas area delicious Sushi and Japanese made with the freshest fish & freshest ingredients. Signature riceless rolls such as Kristy Roll have made us well respected in Sushi & Japanese Cuisine.
Guess can enjoy Sushi & Japanese Cuisine through the fresh and creative dishes. Just 5 minutes from Downtown Dallas, Ai Sushi Sake Grill offers daily specials and offer exceptional service and food.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Ai Sushi Sake Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (10)fit for foodies (8)romantic (7)hot spot (7)great for outdoor dining (7)good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (7)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (6)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Fun. Good sushi/great location
    DrinkDineVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food is great. Location is excellent. Service always prompt.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • greg
    gmill
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I love to eat and dine here. The restaurant and servers are very attentive to my needs. Everything is fresh and prepared professionally. I'm always amazed by the decor and and artistic display of the food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CGold
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I thought the food was exceptional. The salmon and yellowtail were delicious and fresh. The tuna was a little on the older side, I believe. Not bad! Just a little tough. It should melt in your mouth like butter, but this was a bit chewy. Prices are totally comparable to other sushi in the area. Happy hour drink specials are SUPERB!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it.
    WineNDine
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Celebrated a birthday here. The staff was extremely friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    itschagirlyaVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food is FABULOUS! The best riceless sushi I have ever had! Great service, good people. Overall, a great experience and I would highly recommend this restaurant to ANYONE! Even for the non-sushi lover!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ai Sushi, always fantastic
    JeremiesVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We always love our time at Ai Sushi where we are treated like family and the food is always fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ai Sushi Sake
    kcrooneVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Wow! I found your restaurant on Groupon and decided to try this out while in Dallas visiting friends. We were all in awe of the sushi combinations and the fresh taste. I think our favorite was the lobster roll or was it the Dallas or the Luv Luv? Too many good ones to pick a fav! Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 33 reviews are from the Ai Sushi Sake Grill reviews archive.
  • amazing sushi. perfect date night
    twil
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The sushi here is sooo good. They have a very unique and extensive variety of sushi. There are really good happy hour deals 5-7 PM BUT happy hour deals don't apply if you have a Groupon.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi and seafood
    gmill
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Everything is very fresh. The signature rolls are delicious. I love the service because they go to every effort to make the dinning enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great sushi
    cinnamon
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We had the creamy shrimp to start, then the Snow White roll, the Valentine roll, and one other roll I can't recall the name of. The creamy shrimp was delicious, but the Snow White and the Valentine rolls were even better! I will definitely return to have those two rolls again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back again and again
    peachesbockVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This was our second visit to Ai and we brought guests from San Jose and two artists after a gallery opening. Food was terrific and service very good. We really enjoyed the "different" types of rolls (White Russian was great!) and the salmon and white tuna were outstanding. Will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went with a Groupon and
    JamesT
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We went with a Groupon and the receptionist first refused to sit us with other friends. The atmosphere is good but the food quality did not match up.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Accommodating
    JeremiesVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Ai Sushi and the owner, Kristy are always more the accommodating & friendly! We have been going there since they opened and we have always been made to feel appreciated being called by name after the first few visits! This last visit we took them the ingredients from our favorite roll from a sushi restaurant in Kansas City I use to work at and they happily made it for us and it was better than we remember it because the quality of Ai's sushi is a step above! Kristy even said they would probably be adding it to the menu which would be amazing! Thank you Ai, Kristy & the rest of the team for the continued great experience we always have!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first time
    RBScott
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Took some first timers for sushi. Best choice ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi most enjoyed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We should have ordered sushi only for dinner, outstanding! The kids meal was plentiful and a nice presentation. The would not allow us to substitute rice for the french fries, thought that was odd and not flexible. The two entrees we ordered did not meet our expectation. We will return to enjoy the sushi.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Better to share...
    MCVAVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    This was my 2nd time dining at Ai. I decided to try the katsu curry with pork tenderloin and a sushi roll. I can't remember which roll I had, but it was good. The curry was closer to a yellow curry, not the katsu I was accustomed to--a friend's homemade recipe, or others I've had in Dallas. The portion was more than generous, and I barely finished the piece of meet alone. It reminded me of schnitzel, but since I had only had katsu chicken before, I don't know if the pork was cooked authentically. The little rice and sauce I ate during dinner was fine. I took most of it home, thinking it would be good with a fried egg the next day. I was disappointed with my idea to make more than one meal of this dish. Next time, I'll split it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good sushi
    MaggieVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I went here with my boyfriend on a Saturday night at 7pm for dinner, I would assume this would be the most-busy time all week for a restaurant... Well not here, there were maybe one or two other tables but aside from that it was totally quiet. The sushi was good and the modern atmosphere was cool. I am always weary of a restaurant with no people in it during a peak-meal time though. Overall I would go again because the food was good, but the environment was not full and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is a little weird...
    Liquid
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Service is a little weird... You have no specific watier/waitress making it hard to place an order or even get a water refill. Sushi was good but the calamari was horrible. IIt was so thick you couldn't chew it, kinda reminded me of a power cord but fried. :-( Also octopus salad was life changing in a bad kind of way... Do not order that unless you like the show "fear factor"!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible Food.
    TravelsFrequently
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Sushi was incredible, drinks, and desserts were all to rave about. Would definitely reccommend this restaurant. The owner was attentive and wanted to make sure we had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent sushi bar/ restaurant.
    gmill
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Excellent sushi bar/ restaurant. Their menu is always the freshest and the food is great. The staff is very attentive and do their best to make the occasion perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Beautiful9602
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Service was great, there were waiters always checking on us, a bit too much at times. The food was great. I fell in love with rice less rolls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi, friendly service
    DrinkDineVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Excellent location. Owner stopped by, very friendly. Wanted to ensure all was good. In fact, all was great. 6 friends got together enjoyed the sushi, the restaurant, the "vibe". Good stuff... This location has had a few turn overs. Really hope this one stays.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service
    DallasdivaVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We waited for 10 minutes, and when we were finally greeted they asked if we had been helped. When we said no, it took another 10 minutes for someone to greet us. He then said that they don't have assigned tables, and they all help each other's table. We were helped afterwards but it was mediocre. The sushi was also mediocre.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Delish!
    Rollergirlusa99
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Such an awesome variety of sushi and sashimi that that's all we had! We had the Kristy (Rice Less), wrapped in cucumber - my husbands favorite. We tried the Panic roll (Signature), which, while the heat snuck up on you, was not unbearable. Just right. And the crab topping tasted better than any I've ever had. We tried the Yellowtail Heaven (Ai Heaven Specia), our least favorite. Not by any means bad, there was just a lot to compete with! And we had the Pumpkin Roll (Cooked) which literally melted in your mouth. Stuffed as we were, we decided to finish it off with Tempura Green Tea Ice Cream. It was unbelievable (and huge!) and we ate every bite. A little pricey without the Groupon we had, but we would go back in a second!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soooo good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    I am a sushi lover and this is one of the best places I have found. Best house salad dressing!! I have been here many times and get a variety of rolls, sashimi and nigiri. Loved everything and the ahi tuna tower is to die for. To wrap it up we had fried ice cream with chocolate sauce. The owner is so nice, she really wants to make sure you are enjoying your meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite Sushi Place
    MyrnaVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Try the Love Love Roll, it is the best. Love their riceless rolls as you get more fish/protein in the rolls. Very good. If you like wine with your sushi - not a good wine list but everything else and the venue is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Riceless is the way to go!
    1tuffcookie
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Ai serves up some neat rolls. Ai has many flavorful and rice less rolls that are unique in tasting and makes you forget that you are not eating any rice with these rolls. The Kristy and Pumpkin rolls were two of my favorites. The Panic roll is for those who love spicy. It had the perfect amount of heat in each bit. The Ai roll is a mixture of raw salmon and tuna wrapped in soy paper. The edamame was mediocre. The cucumber salad was just perfect. The vinegar sauce they used was not over powerful at all. It wasn't a busy night but the servers seem occupied more at the bar than to the customers. Overall, I would dine here again but it wouldn't be my first choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Ai!
    JeremiesVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Always love Ai! The only small issue we had this time was 3 different people constantly checking to make sure we are okay. Being checked on is wonderful, but when 3 different people are doing it the number of times it happened bordered on bothersome. Certainly better than the opposite though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Asian food
    Phantom52
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Ai Sushi Sake Grill had a variety of menu choices which included Korean, Chinese and Japanese. The Chinese option was sure to please the kids and the Korean choice was a plus. Strawberry and green tea mochi is a must try. Sushi was great and overall, the food and experience were excellent. We are surely coming back to this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The owner works here and she is a gem! Very friendly. The sushi speciality rolls are very good, but a little on the expensive side ($14-20). The standard rolls are moderately priced and are the same found almost anywhere. The fried rice is AMAZING - ORDER IT! I've been here many times and will return in the future. The service was a little lacking this visit but was NYE (but they were not overly crowded at 7:30).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood find
    WhateverVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Sushi was excellent - some very unique and delicious dishes. Service was excellent despite that they were quite busy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • really disappointed
    live2dine
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Dined here on Christmas Day for dinner. The service was above average, but the food was fair. This is not a true sushi restaurant and the sushi was not very fresh.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Understaffed and over priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    I don't mind paying top dollar for high end sushi but this is on par with a US influenced restraunt. It was understaffed in the kitchen and in the dinning room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strange atmosphere, Great sushi
    DocCroc
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Tons of rice less rolls, if you like tuna and salmon check out the LoveLove roll. The blue lighting was clublike but the food is wonderful. Good selection of nigiri, rolls etc and they even have some ingredients I've never seen in rolls before like mango. The entire staff is helpful and despite a mistake of one of our orders to another table we really enjoyed this plaxe
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sun's birthday
    Sunbirthday
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Food, quantity, service and price were al very good. However, I was disappointed they did not offer any complimentary dessert/drink for my friends birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was average. Service was slow.
    EB10
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Sushi was average for the price. Service at lunch was slow considering how empty the restaurant was on Black Friday. Probably won't be back because there are too many other options.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This place deserves to make it!
    DavidTVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    This restaurant is in the same location in the Ilume where a couple of other restaurants have failed. Not that they were bad, but this place totally deserves to make it. One of us had the chicken katsu (for non-sushi eaters), and it was the best I've had outside Japan. Not greasy at all...just like in Kyoto. And I could go on and on about the sushi, but the unagi and the volcano roll were some of the best I've ever had in the U.S. ...Service was also very good, and the cocktails (both specialty and the usual) were tasty and generous with the alcohol. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome sushi and wonderful service
    nancers
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    My new favorite spot-really love the sushi that comes thinly wrapped in lettuce rather than rice. Also best pot stickers I've ever had. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of Passion
    JeremiesVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    We have been to this newer sushi location 3 times now and every time great care has been taken to make sure our experience was perfect by the staff and owner and they have succeeded every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun environment and great food!
    TD77
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Decor is awesome, the food was very delicious! I loved all the rice less roll options. Great service as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic