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3858 Oak Lawn Ave. Send to Phone

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
Open late

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Citizen Restaurant Review

: We’re nutty about the simplistic, Japanese-style décor at this newcomer to the Dallas scene, where Asian food, from sushi and sashimi to Thai-style lobster ceviche to miso-glazed salmon, rules. The restaurant is mainly black and white, with dashes of color like the purple-shaded lamps at the bar and the waitstaff’s green shirts. The black cod with a blond miso sauce on the dinner menu has hordes of fans, but we like Citizen best at lunch, when we order a lot of little plates of food, and share everything, chopsticks flying. The chef’s inventiveness especially comes through in one knock-out of an appetizer-greens topped with chopped applewood-smoked bacon, scallops, and a red onion/jalapeño jam. The dessert list, too, is cleverly done---where else do you see coconut cream soufflé or wonton Napoleans? Now, if only the service could measure up to the food and the décor...


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