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