Sushi Marquee, from the restaurant group behind Shell Shack, Back 9 and Shakertins, is coming to the Star in Frisco this December. It’ll be the only sushi spot in the sports and entertainment district.
The eatery will feature 3,000 square-feet of space both in the dining room and on the patio. Both areas will seat about 125 people, including about 25 seats at the sushi bar. Local artist Aaron Grace’s murals decorate the space, and a wall of TVs above the sushi bar are slated to play clips from 80s and 90s films and pop culture along with “homage to Asian pop culture.” Does that mean Bruce Lee will be making an appearance?
Executive Chef Johnnie Walker, a Culinary Institute of the Arts graduate, is collaborating on the menu with Chef Patrick Stark and Executive Sushi Chef Gabriel Reyes (Ra Sushi, Bluefish, and Jinbeh). The press release promises “fun, unique, and eye-catching food” as the team attempts to put their own spin on Japanese classics with tempura avocado bombs, glazed lamb lollipops, octopus salad, and a plethora of rolls like the Happy Wife, Happy Life.
It also sounds as if the restaurant will offer an Asian-inspired smorgasbord not limited to Japanese food with build-your-own poke bowls, sushi wraps and ramen also available for lunch. A flashy cocktail program features housemade bitters and tonics, flavored ice cubes, and unique garnishes and presentations in drinks like the watermelon ginger margarita and liquid nitrogen frozen sake daiquiri.
Sushi Marquee is slated to open in December, be sure to check back for more specific details on its opening date.