Dec 19, 2020 | Dallas Morning News
Former Uchi chef’s eye-popping sushi is the star at a new Grand Prairie restaurant
Grand Prairie has got a new sushi star in town. Thi Tran, former sushi chef at Uchi in Dallas, has opened Omakase To Go at Asia Times Square, serving fish straight from Tokyo’s world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market.
Tran’s road to restaurant ownership happened during the pandemic, when he began making elaborate omakase sushi platters from his Arlington home.
“I was making 70 platters a week by myself,” Tran, 28, said. “Three months later, I have 2,000 social media followers.”
With his early success “inspired by COVID,” he started looking at opening a storefront despite the pandemic creating a surge in the price of fish.
“It used to be, you could order five pounds of bluefin tuna,” he said. “Sushi restaurants started closing due to the price of fish going up.”
Omakase To Go
2625 W Pioneer Pkwy Suite 215, Grand Prairie, TX 75051