Welcome to Sushi Marquee at The Star in Frisco! The Japanese-inspired concept combines great sushi, entrees and inventive cocktails with a lively, interactive environment in Frisco.
Sushi Marquee is the newest concept from the restaurant group Crafted Bar Concepts (CBC) which houses other restaurants/bars including shellfish sensation Shell Shack, Back 9 and Shakertins. The Sushi Marquee “dream team” is comprised of industry veterans Dallas Hale and Matt Saba (owners of Shell Shack and Back 9), Brad Hawkins (owner of Shakertins and Chopshop Sports Garage), Anthony Morel (co-owner of Shakertins and award-winning cocktail crafter) and General Manager James Hamous (a.k.a Skinny), who’s a partner in High Fives and The Standard Pour.
Now before we get to the food, check out some of their amazing artwork!
Sushi Marquee menu is a culinary collaboration with well-known local chef, Patrick Stark, and Executive Sushi Chef Gabriel Reyes who brings his experience from Ra Sushi, Bluefish and Jinbeh to the table. Together they’re aiming to create fun, unique, and eye-catching food with their own personal spin on Japanese classics.
The menu is filled with sushi, sashimi, creative specialty rolls, shareable platters and unique entrees. Standouts include: Tempura Avocado Bombs, Glazed Lamb Lollipops, locally sourced Texas Wagyu Filet, Marquee Lobster Tail, Sea Bass, Octopus Salad, and sushi offerings like the Happy Wife, Happy Life Roll. Lunch is geared toward the busy professional, with a “Power Lunch” menu that guarantees to get daytime diners in and out quick, offering build-your-own poke bowls, sushi wraps and ramen.
Here’s the famous sushi boat at Sushi Marquee. At the media dinner I attended, the chef hand rolled a few different types of sushi for guests to sample. Enjoy a variety of sushi with a twist, and they come with fun names, too. Highlights: Bueller, Bueller (crab mix, avocado, cucumber, topped with baked salmon, eel sauce), the Angry Hulk (spicy tuna, jalapeño, cucumber, Japanese mustard topped with kizami, wasabi, guacamole) and the Kissy Suzuki (lobster tempura, avocado, cucumber, topped with lobster, masago, spicy aioli, eel sauce).
The sushi bar is the centerpiece of the restaurant where everything is visible and the chefs become the attraction. And above the sushi bar, TV screens will be playing feature film clips and classic throwbacks to 80s and 90s pop culture. Get ready to dance in (or out) of your seat!
The Dynamite Rock Shrimp is perfect appetizer to order for your table. It’s covered in an aioli sauce giving the dish sweet and spicy flavors.
For another elevated hot menu item, order the tasty lamb lollipops with cilantro lime sauce. Pair it with the “Unclassified” Saki if you’re feeling risky!
The cocktail list features housemade bitters and tonics, flavored ice cubes and overall beautiful presentations of drinks. Some of the popular options include the Watermelon Ginger Margarita, Liquid Nitrogen Frozen Sake Daiquiri, the Wasabi Mariachi and Lost in Translation tribute “The Bob Harris.”
Sushi Marquee is located 3625 The Star Blvd, Suite 315 in Frisco, TX. The restaurant has plenty of indoor seating and a spacious patio (with heaters!). They open at 11 a.m. daily and serve up a late night menu until 2 a.m. For more information, visit sushimarquee.com.
(Disclaimer: I was invited to a media preview of Sushi Marquee, and all opinions are my own.)