Tadashi Sushi Brings Japanese Flair to Hill Country Galleria

01.03.2014 by: Beth Stockwell Vanderkolk
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With the closing of Mizu Sushi (which is now The Grove), options for sushi or Japanese by the lake were limited- until now! Tadashi, located in the Hill Country Galleria, serves traditional Japanese fare with a contemporary twist. Though Tadashi's sister restaurant is Westlake's Izumi, Tadashi brings a much larger, more modern and romantic feel to the table.

Interior of Tadashi

Tadashi's pretty large in size, so you shouldn't have trouble getting a table with or without a reservation. Though when a restaurant is as new and shiny as this one, it can't hurt. We made a reservation and were seated in back of the restaurant next to the window- perfect for people watching both inside and on the street. Tadashi's lighting is moody and romantic, perfect for ordering a bottle (or more!) of wine, beer, or sake and hanging out for the night. We started off with some shared plates including the Shrimp Sumai and Nasu Shioyaki. While we loved both dishes, we found ourselves wanting at least 2 more slices of the eggplant- how can you share a $6 plate with two small slices of vegetables? The sauce it came in was just delicious!

  

Shrimp Sumai  $7       

    

Nasu Shioyaki (eggplant slices - very small portion) $6     

We decided to order one of their fusion dishes- the Miso Pasta. It was nice to be able to order a pasta dish at a Japanese restaurant, as sometimes just ordering nigiri and rolls isn't quite filling enough, but we found ourselves wanting more miso flavor. If you're hesitant to try some of the more traditional plates, this might be a good option for you.

Miso Pasta (putting a spin on Fettucini Alfredo) $19

The rolls were outstanding at Tadashi! The Rainforest Roll is rice, wasabi, scallions, topped with tuna, salmon, yellowtail, snapper, albacore, shrimp, and ponzu sauce. That's a lot of bang for your buck! This protein-packed roll was absolutely delicious and tasted super fresh. If you're not a fan of heat, beware that wasabi is packed inside of this roll.

The Egyptian Roll was also delicious- softshell crab, avocado, and masago, topped with shredded crab and wasabi cream. Have you ever seen a triangular-shaped roll? Neither had we- very cool! Don't forget to scoop up some of the salad garnish from the plate with each bite.

           

Rainforest Roll $14

            

Egyptian Roll $14 

There are many more rolls that caught our eye that we can't wait to go back for, including the Cloud Nine and Hot Angel. 

{Tadashi Offical Site}

TAGS : Lake Travis/Hill Country Galleria , Tadashi