Dec 9, 2020 | Dallas Morning News
A Japanese restaurant, are expected to open Dec. 16 at the AT&T Discovery District in downtown Dallas.
Ichi Ni San restaurants can be found on the second floor of the food hall on the AT&T campus on Commerce Street in downtown Dallas.
This is part of a $100 million development that includes up to 20 restaurants, including a new one named Rise & Thyme from Food Network chef-celebrity Amanda Freitag. Rise & Thyme is also located in the food hall; it opened in September.
Many of the remaining restaurants at the AT&T Discovery District are still in the works.
Ichi Ni San comes from Serbian chef Peja Krstic, who we said in 2017 is one of Dallas’ best. He started cooking at Vietnamese restaurant Mot Hai Ba in 2015 and had been thrilling diners with his food in East Dallas. He opened a second Mot Hai Ba in mid-2020 in Victory Park.
Ichi Ni San is described in a press release as a “non-traditional take on Japanese cuisine” — one that pulls in Italian, French and Texas influences.
On the menu: snow crab onigiri (crab-filled rice balls wrapped in pickled spigarello, a green in the broccoli family); tofu and avocado rice bowl; and okonomiyaki (a savory pancake with dried bonito flakes, pumpkin and caviar).
Chef Somnuk Gatesuwan, who worked at Little Katana, will oversee the sushi menu.