For a decade, Kenichi has been really one of the only solid spots to score a meal before catching a game or concert at the American Airlines Center. As time marches on, though, the area is growing, and the longtime sushi stalwart will no longer part of Victory Park’s dining scene.
Announced via release, Kenichi will shutter by the end of April, when its ten-year lease is up. The news comes just days after Kenichi owner Josh Babb announced that he would be opening a new “contemporary Asian” restaurant called Musume at Hall Arts in the Arts District (notably, not too far away from Kenichi’s spot on Victory Park Lane) later this year.
For those that will seriously miss the sushi spot, there is a little bit of a silver lining. Throughout the month of April, the restaurant will offer 50% off all food and sushi, which means that Dallasites will be able to bid adieu to Kenichi without seriously breaking the bank.
No word yet on what will replace Kenichi, but diners can look forward to the arrival of Musume in November.