Musumé, an Asian-focused restaurant with “world class sushi,” will soon make its debut in the Dallas Arts District.
The restaurant, a project of former Kenichi co-owner Josh Babb and Sean Clavir, is set to arrive at 2330 Flora Street, inside the Hall Arts Building. The restaurant will occupy a smartly-designed space inside Hall Arts, complete with banquettes framed in dark woods, a cherry blossom tree mural on the wall, and a striking marble bar with neutral barstools.
Chef Ken Lumpkin, a sushi expert who comes to Dallas by way of New Orleans and Memphis and has a background in French cooking, will lead the kitchen. In addition to a full menu of sushi, tempura veggies, and small plates like steam buns, diners can look forward to a menu of dishes like pan-seared halibut served over forbidden rice, an Akaushi “super prime ribeye” that’s $13 an an ounce, and seared diver scallops served over truffled kabocha squash puree.
The bar at Musumé will focus on sake, with the goal of bringing the largest selection of sakes in Texas to Dallas. more than 100 different types of sake will be on offer, along with Japanese whiskeys and a menu of cocktails like the “samurai Sazerac,” mixed with Suntory Toki, Peychaud’s bitters, and absinthe.
Musumé is set to kick open the doors for lunch and dinner service on Wednesday, Janaury 24. The restaurant will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. On the weekends, the restaurant will only be open for dinner, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.