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Sushi and Cake Make the Perfect Date

07.29.2016 by: Jordan Taylor
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Looking for a fun Dallas date night? Trinity Groves has plenty to offer for a night out, not to mention a beautiful skyline view of Downtown Dallas. From seafood, BBQ, Spanish tapas, pizza, and sushi, there are plenty of options, even for the pickiest eaters. Being the big sushi fans that we are, we decided to try a taste of Tokyo at Sushi Bayashi followed by a slice of heaven at Cake Bar

Upon entering Sushi Bayashi, you’ll immediately notice the hip, minimalist vibe. Above the bar hangs a massive chalkboard displaying specialty cocktails (sake margarita, anyone?), the fresh catch of the day, and sushi specials. You have the choice of sitting front and center at the sushi bar, on the patio, or at one of the large wooden community tables that fill the inside of the restaurant.

{Photo Courtesy of Sushi Bayashi Facebook Page} 

The menu provides a wide array of traditional sushi offerings from nigiri, sashimi and chef inspired rolls, as well as other traditional Japanese fare, such as Champon Noodles. We started out the night with a personal favorite, a tuna tower, and it was truly one of the best we have ever had. The fish was fresh and delicious, the sauce had the perfect balance of spice and creaminess, and they definitely don’t skimp on portion size.

Next, we ordered two sushi rolls, as a suggestion from our waitress. The first roll was a tempura crab roll and the next a baked salmon roll with goat cheese and avocado. Both were delicious and highlighted the chef's creativity and blend between traditional Tokoyo fare and classic comfort foods. One thing that Sushi Bayashi made sure of is that we left full. All of the portions were very generous, making this joint an excellent choice for groups or the hungry sushi lover.

Our personal favorite on the menu, the tuna tower served with wonton chips. Perfect size to share! 

Menu options include traditional Japanese fare, such as Champon Noodles.

{Photo Courtesy of Sushi Bayashi Facebook Page} 

The decadent baked salmon roll topped with goat cheese

One of the perks of dining at Trinity Groves is that your date is not confined to one restaurant. For dessert, we walked just a few doors down for a treat at Cake Bar. For sweets lovers like myself, you’ll feel like you walked into a little piece of heaven. Sixteen different southern style cakes, from Red Velvet to Neapolitan, will tempt you as you wait in line for your own slice. The menu also offers freshly baked pound cakes, sweet breads, banana pudding, cookies and ice cream.

You can opt for a slice or take home a whole cake. Try the German Chocolate cake. It is moist, sweet but not overpowering, and has a nice ratio of icing to cake. 

Let them eat cake... at Cake Bar! 

A Cake Bar bestseller, Strawberry Cake with cream cheese frosting.

{Photo Courtesy of Cake Bar Facebook Page} 

With sixteen different cake flavors, there's nothing wrong with trying one of each. 

{Photo Courtesy of Cake Bar Facebook Page}

Grab your calendar and pencil in a date night in Trinity Groves soon. This sushi and cake combo is going to be a staple in our date circuit. Don't forget to take a stroll over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge before you head home. It's a great way to walk off some of that delicious dessert while enjoying romantic views of the Dallas skyline. 

{Cake Bar Official Website} 

TAGS : Trinity Groves , Cake Bar , Sushi Bayashi