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Fearless Critic restaurant review
Upmarket restaurant

Mon–Wed 11:00am–2:00pm
Mon–Wed 5:00pm–10:00pm
Thu 11:00am–2:00pm
Thu 5:00pm–11:00pm
Fri 11:00am–2:00pm
Fri 5:00pm–midnight
Sat 5:00pm–midnight

Features Date-friendly, live music, outdoor dining, veg-friendly
Bar Beer, wine, liquor
Credit cards Visa, MC, AmEx
Reservations Accepted


Oak Lawn
4123 Cedar Springs
Dallas, TX
(214) 443-3840
Fin Sushi Lounge
If you want to eat in a nightclub, come; if you want good sushi, don’t

Baubles, bangles, bright shiny beads—according to legend, native populations could be dazzled by such trinkets, even to the point of turning over vast tracts of Broadway real estate in exchange for a few bucks worth of costume jewelry. But the willingness to be taken in by glitz and drama is not a failing of “child-like savages” alone. Boy band dance moves, laser light shows, chalk boards—all are lures for the gullible.

Fin Sushi Lounge is a commonplace urban American sushi bar, a spinoff of Sushi Axiom. But it is dressed for those who want wow factor, glitter, and the sense of ebullient movement you might find in a nightclub. Strings of shiny beads hang from the ceiling. One wall sparkles and the sushi bar looms with a blue-ish nightlife glow. Late evenings a disc jockey starts up, adding a senseless techno beat to sashimi service. It is built for the consciously hip, for those who find it difficult to distinguish real attitude from the contrived.

Mind you, by Dallas standards, Fin Sushi is just fine. Indeed, it’s almost a carbon copy of its parent. Really, though, the worthiness of Fin Sushi falls on its twin turntables, booming sound system, and nightlife design.

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