Oishii-SMU

4.7
85 reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
We create experiences. Sushi is our platform. Come visit our restaurant and let us show you our way. Known as the best in Dallas' Sushi Restaurants, we encourage you to see for yourself.

We allow online bookings for parties of 4 or less. Parties of 5 or more will need to contact the restaurant.

If you are running late, please call the restaurant at (972) 863-8863. We hold the table for a grace period of 15 minutes before offering the reservation to guest on our wait list.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 85 People Are Saying
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vipMelanieL
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall3food5service2ambience4

When we arrived, a majority of the tables were open. It took 20 minutes for wait staff to come to our table. When my husband said something about how slow service had been, the waiter made a joke and asked us if we were staying. We love Oishii's food and have been dedicated diners for years; however, I think the SMU location has gotten a little full of itself.

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ASDallas
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Awesome service.

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vipDallasMomTravels
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was terrible! We went through choosing 5 wines before they finally had one in inventory and the waiter was not helpful at all in finding an acceptable wine that was available. I understand it was after a busy holiday weekend and there are supply chain issues but his attitude was not helpful in the least. When we finally received wine 45 minutes later, we proceeded to order our food. We explicitly stated that we preferred soups to come out first, followed by sushi and rolls. The incorrect soups were brought to the table at the same time as the sushi. We finally got the right soups and told them to bring the sushi later which they did. Very frustrating! We love Oishii but this was a terrible and frustrating experience. The waiter never owned up to any issues on his part or offered anything to make things better. Maybe some training is needed.

It would be helpful to return to a printed menu option as well. Looking at a long wine list or menu options on your phone is difficult. The original Oishii is once again offering printed menus which is helpful.

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vipNolasaint
Dallas
54 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Always try to pick up or get reservations when people come to town and want very good sushi and restaurant experience. Excellent and attentive wait staff and service every time. Very consistently good (excellent/wonderful/amazing). Really appreciate all they do. Perpetually craving the Tribeca roll at all times! Best roll ever.

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vipSarahH
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite sushi spot in dallas!! Great for a date night or chill dinner too!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

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vipTalli
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We sat for 11 minutes without a server asking for a drink order. The man that came was not our server, but I flagged him down. We asked about the half price bottle special, only to find out that the SMU location does it on Mondays, not Wednesdays. I was not overly impressed with the ambience either, so we left and went to the Wycliff location. Oishii Wycliff never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food is always on point.

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Tara
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Oishii because the quality of food is amazing! They also have plenty of sake options.

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Ksyed
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding and delicious!!

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MattT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food has gone down hill and more filler being used IMO. Service was deplorable!! Was one of our favorite places, but may not be going back. Shame what it has become.

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vipLeilaleilaa
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Probably the worst sushi I’ve ever had. Really mediocre fish quality and overpriced. Servers were friendly and the Christmas decor was a nice touch.

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Mspetunia
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As always, the food was awesome. It always is.
The service just lacks so much. It’s not the servers fault. It’s just they can’t keep up with the orders. Both locations suffer from the same problem. We just waited too long for our food to come out.

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jsl0
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I very much enjoy Oishii. The food is fantastic and I love the atmosphere. Not so loud that you can't have a conversation, and not so quiet that it's stuff. It's on the louder side, which I like. The menu is huge, and I found the sushi and sashimi to be awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing one of my favorite sushi spots in dallas. Staff was friendly and everything was ina timely manner.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. We always get the summer roll and the 42. There’s an off-menu sashimi platter at times—if the offer it, do it! Quality of fish was extremely good, especially considering what it would have cost at the top-end sushi restaurants.

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KyleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Favorite sushi in Dallas

LH
vipLauraH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It was a ridiculous wait (2h) for two rolls while we watched every table around us get their orders on time. Never did get that complimentary glass of wine to appease us for the wait, either

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Max62
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, sushi was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Oishii is a great place. The sushi is incredible, I would recommend 44 roll and Cesar Roll.
It is cozy and it’s nice for a good meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi and service is always amazing!

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vipFOFapproved
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual…everything was superb!

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vipLemvig
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The waiter did not serve us what we ordered.

He asked if we wanted a drink

He was absent during most of the meal.

Normally eat there at lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great rolls!! Royce, Caesar and Flower rolls were AMAZING!!
only complaint is that they don’t have dessert. They used to serve Mochi but they didn’t have any that night.

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vipFOFapproved
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The #44 roll was amazing today.

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Shadow
El Paso
4 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great selection of drinks and sushi. Also very good selection of other Asian dishes. Would definitely go again.

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vipMshbnyehud
Dallas
177 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit at the bar, with a view of the sushi chefs! What a great show....it's so interesting how they make these complicated sushi maki rolls. Exceptional artwork, and outstanding flavor. We went without a reservation and were seated immediately at our choice of bar locations. Fantastic experience and wonderful food. Loved the Caesar Roll, the Hot & Sour Soup, and the Salmon Taco. Service was great, the chefs were so friendly and interactive. Can't wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Most horrible experience, very rude staff ,
Will never go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, food was tasty and enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This location lacks consistency as the roles are often different than the original location. This location is also extremely loud - difficult for people at a 4-person table to hear one another.

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rackston
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, friendly service, comfortable atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the Caesar roll this time- amazing! Everything delicious. Best sushi in Dallas for sure. This will continue to be our top pick for date night.

JR
vipJRP422
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

For whatever reason, our food did not come out. We pointed out our wait after 20 minutes... and it still wasn't delivered 15 minutes later. Meanwhile, the food for other tables as well as many take out orders kept coming out... The manager's solution was to simply cancel the food order. No comps. Will never return and will spread this message.

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vipFOFapproved
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again, it was so good. I had my usual 44-Roll, Smoked Salmon Philadelphia Roll and pan-seared potstickers. When only the best will do!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We go every week. Tonight they brought out my husband’s entree and took an additional 45 mins for my entree. I had to get up and complain. At the end talked again to manager and he did not even apologize. So disappointing.

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MeganT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sushi as always!

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vipFOFapproved
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my usual 44-Roll, a Smoked Salmon Philadelphia Roll and some pan seared dumplings. As usual they we so good. Why go anywhere else?

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rolls were amazing!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This visit was extremely disappointing. Our food was not up to Oishii’s usual standards. Fish on the outside of the rolls was so thin you could see the soy paper — and they’re $20+ each!! It was not like this in the past. The increased prices should be matched with increased quality and service. The food just was NOT good. Super disappointed. I’m a frequent customer, but my last few visits have just not been the best. Not sure I’ll be back to the SMU location.

FAQs

Oishii-SMU offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 863-8863.

Oishii-SMU is rated 4.7 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.