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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
7.3
6.5
$25
Ugly is only skin deep—behind this dumpy façade are some delicious treats

Viewed from the outside, Bonsai Sushi is a bit frightening. It sits in a second rate strip center fronting Trinity Mills next to a post office. Glance at the menu and things don’t improve. Besides sushi and other Japanese dishes, you’ll find a scattering of Korean and pan-Asian favorites. Hmm…old strip, post office, a Trinity Mills location, sushi and bibimbap sharing space on the same menu—all symptoms of impending gastrointestinal disaster.

Fortunately, Bonsai Sushi breaks the rules. Start with the katsudon… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
7.0
$20
Delectable banh mi from a strip mall. Oh, and delicious desserts.

Tucked in a strip mall and potentially overshadowed by more glitzy neighbors, La Me is the place to go for banh mi sandwiches—the culinary progeny of French-occupied Vietnam where crusty French bread and liver pâté synergize with fresh Vietnamese pickled vegetables, cilantro, green chilies, and a choice of meat. Get the #1 Buu Dien, with pâté roast pork and pork cold cuts.

La Me also has a full menu of Vietnamese fare including a respectable bowl of pho and outstanding bun… [More]