By Kelli N. McClain, Contributor
The newest place to dine in Frisco’s Dallas Cowboys training HQ, The Star, is the Japanese cuisine-influenced Sushi Marquee.
Walking into this place, I felt an ’80s vibe. There are huge TVs above the kitchen and bar area playing ’80s action movies and videos that take you back to the era of acid-washed jeans and torn jackets. The energy overall is feel-good, and it’s contagious. Exhibit A: The bar’s brick wall features Yoda in a samurai headband snagging a TIE fighter with his chopsticks. I couldn’t help but laugh and sit and order a drink.
The Wasabi Mariachi is just one of Sushi Marquee‘s drinks that are made with a great attention to detail. It tastes spicy from the wasabi oil, fresh from the mint and strawberries and sweet from the honey-thyme syrup. It smells wonderful as well. It’s a sit-back-and-sip-it kind of drink.
Like the Yoda-adorned wall, the sushi rolls are an homage to ’80s movie love, with names like The Golden Child and the Flux Capacitor to name a few. Dinner featured a sampling of Sushi Marquee’s very best dishes and flavors: seared tuna salad, lamb lollipops with cilantro-lime sauce (which, by the way, is tender and flavorful), and chef Marcus Stark’s favorite, the Punky Brewster Roll with cucumber-wrapped salmon for a lighter bite. My guest’s favorite was the miso-glazed Chilean sea bass with soba noodles and asparagus. The fish was light and sweet and went perfectly with each bite of noodle.
[Disclosure: Sushi Marquee provided The Dallas Diva with complimentary food and drinks. The opinion’s here are the writer’s own.]
I can’t say good enough things about Sushi Marquee except for, “when am I going back?”
The restaurant takes reservations, and I recommend making them to save you some wait time.
Sushi Marquee, 3625 The Star Blvd, Ste. 315, Frisco. 972-833-1608