Roll With It: The Haute 5 Spicy Tuna Rolls in Dallas

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Raw raw RAW!: Three cheers for sushi. Here’s a list of the best spicy tuna rolls in the Big D.

1 Zen Sushi

Home to the Secret Sushi Society (SSS), an elite club of adventurous diners who feast once a month on delicacies like live abalone, geoduck and uni mousse, you can trust Zen Sushi with your taste buds. Case in point: Their most popular roll, the Xalapa, a tuna creation that comes complete with cilantro, lime, jalapeno and avocado--basically, everything we Texans live off of. Fire it up with their Dragon roll if you like it extra spicy.

380 W. 7th Street


2 Sushi Zushi

The odds of you finding a more extensive sushi roll list than Sushi Zushi's is slim to none. Take your pick, from the Green Bay Tuna Roll (asparagus, cucumber and kampyo rolled uramaki style with a tuna and avocado wrap) to the LIR Roll (spicy tuna and avocado on the inside, fresh salmon on the outside drizzled with a sweet and spicy sauce), it's all good. Looking for a little more rock and little less roll? Go for the Tuna Razor:  thinly sliced tuna with serrano chilies, cilantro and sriracha sauce.

Turtle Creek Shopping Center

3858 Oak Lawn


3 East Wind Cuisine

Uptown's East Wind was voted by Zagat as one of the best Japanese restaurants in Dallas, and their sushi menu proves it. Although there are quite a few rolls that boast high-grade tuna, like the East Wind Roll (with Escolar White Tuna and bell peppers topped with caviar), my favorite is the Crunchy Spicy Tuna Roll, filled with tempura crumbles and rolled in Wasabi Topico. Or, go for simplicity with the Pressed Tuna Roll, with spicy tuna and tuna slices squeezed between layers of sushi rice.

2800 Routh Street


4 Tei Tei Robata Bar

Although the signature item here is the grilled sea bass, the fresh, simple sushi dishes are a very close second. Guests can view the glistening catches as they lay on ice in front of the sushi bar, and a side of fresh wasabi root is offered for $6 to accompany your choice. Take a look at their website for their daily specials-- today, you can enjoy delicious Bluefin Tuna in your sassy spicy tuna roll.

2906 N. Henderson


5 Steel

Not for the faint of heart, the Devil's Roll at Steel is enough to make you breathe fire: a hot concoction of spicy tuna, wasabi and yellow mustard.Not feeling the heat? Go for the traditional Maki Spicy Tuna Roll, with avocado and a milder, but still deemed "spicy," sauce.

3102 Oaklawn Avenue

Suite 100


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