If you dropped this place into a more stylish neighborhood in Dallas, you'd never be able to get in the door. Which is lucky for those of us who live nearby!
Piranha: Killer Sushi is as unique and funky as its name. It sits in a rather dull strip mall at the northwest corner of Green Oaks and Collins, but the instant you walk through the doors you realize that you have entered a restaurant that is far from ordinary.
Decorated entirely with Ikea furniture and accessories, the smartly decorated interior is instantly trendy. Cartoon-ish paintings of piranhas decorate the walls.
The menu is gourmet-influenced Japanese. Sushi is on par with other notable Dallas sushi institutions, with a similar price range. For a dinner combination sushi platter, expect to pay around $16-$20. Also gracing the menu are incredible dishes like teriyaki seared salmon served on a bed of grilled vegetables and rice. The salmon was cooked to PERFECTION, a feat difficult to find in Dallas. Crispy chicken with chili sauce was divine, also.
Lunch specials are a true bargain, with GENEROUS sushi combination platters starting at $8.95. They come with "daily vegetables" which usually feature a tomato and tuna salad with a spicy chili cream dressing that will knock your socks off!
You also must order the house mango iced tea. It's divine. A wide selection of sakes and a VERY impressive wine list for this part of the metroplex round out the menu.
Wait...the dessert is what TRULY rounds out the menu! Try the fried banana spring rolls served with a scoop each of red bean and green tea ice cream. TO DIE FOR!
Delightfully friendly service in the traditional Japanese vein combines with eclecticly fabulous French and Portuguese retro music to make the dining experience at Piranha EXTREMELY unique.
Worth the twenty minute drive from Dallas several times over!
by Ben the Grate
May 7, 2003
From journal Dining Dallas