Hibachi for the holidays: A new sushi-hibachi grill downtown

November 12,2018


Star-Telegram article by Bud Kennedy 

A new restaurant near Sundance Square arrives just in time to help ring in the holiday season.

Ashim’s Hibachi Grill is within days of opening at 424 Taylor St., three blocks west of the holiday tree to be lighted Saturday.

Ashim’s features sushi, rice bowls, a hibachi steakhouse and even Thai rolled ice cream.

Owner-chef Assamad Ashim, 30, came to Texas from college in Arkansas. He looked across Fort Worth and Dallas for a prime location, then raised the last few dollars on Kickstarter.com.

He and staff members built the furniture by hand from old shipping crates. The fast-casual restaurant has counter service and a contemporary menu spotlighting signature sushi rolls.

The “Fort Worth roll” is tempura-battered with spicy tuna and fresh avocado. A “cowboy roll” has tempura shrimp, cucumber and avocado topped with smoked salmon and eel.

The list of specialties includes hibachi chicken, salmon, tuna, New York strip or fllet mignon dinners ($9-$17).

Ashim’s adds Thai ice cream, flash-frozen and served with a scraper in artful rolls.

Ashim’s will open daily at 10:30 a.m. and serve until late night. Look for it to open on Taylor Street at West Fourth Street; 214-283-9122ashimshibachi.com