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Kessaku, Dallas, TX

Kessaku

4.6
4.6
104 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Located on the 50th floor of The National, Kessaku is a cocktail and sake lounge serving Dallas’ freshest, globally sourced fish and seafood.The Kessaku team has built a world-class collection of cocktails, sake and Japanese Whiskey that will blow your sushi-loving mind. Visit us online for additional reservation availability - www.kessakurestaurants.com

A creation of Chef Danny Grant and Chef Hari Chan, Kessaku offers elegant sushi made with fresh, globally sourced fish and warm artisanal rice. The menu showcases an array of nigiri, sashimi and rolls from the very traditional to the unexpected.

Kessaku, which means masterpiece in Japanese, boasts 360-degree views of the Dallas skyline from the historic observation deck at the top of The National. The intimate 60-seat restaurant is lavishly designed to feel like a hidden club in London where every corner of the space tells a story unlike any other in Dallas.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 239-9999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 104 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Late Night Find

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Romantic

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Scenic View

  • Dallas

    Late Night Find

  • Dallas

    Romantic

  • Dallas

    Scenic View

  • Dallas

    Sushi

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  1. HA

    HugoAdrianH

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I would leave zero stars if I could. The food is mediocre for the price and to make it even worse it is not even close to authentic sushi.
  2. v

    valwood

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The ambiance and drinks were good. The sushi was meh.
  3. F

    Foodlover

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We tried this place out on a Saturday night. The view is beautiful. Drinks and food are very pricey. We thought this was a restaurant but really, it's a lounge with small plates and cocktails. Since we were expecting a restaurant for a date night, we weren't super happy about the noise level. Rap/hip hop music playing VERY loudly really makes conversation very difficult, and honestly it takes away from the ambience. It felt like we were at a club. Since it's more of an upscale bar, people were having a good time and shouting, drinking, etc. I may go here to start a rowdy yet classy evening with friends, but this isn't a good choice for a full meal and conversation.
  4. SB

    StaceyB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with a great vibe. Not many options on the menu and they only serve Ramen on Tuesdays. Great views of the city!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Amazing location and views. Great food and drinks. Will return.
  6. MM

    MorganM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my friend here for her birthday. We both loved the drinks and food. Kessaku harbors a unique, high class atmosphere.
  7. F

    Flow

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A good place to go to for a date. The. Kee from the 50th floor is fantastic. Food is crazy high, but overall cool for just going every once in a while.
  8. JC

    JillC

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best experiences we have had in a long time. The service, view, drinks and food OUTSTANDING! Can’t wait to go back!
  9. GM

    GraceM

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing service! exceptional taste and chic, swanky ambiance.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Worst manager in the industry- horrible customer service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 10th anniversary and we did a pre dinner before heading downstairs to monarch. We tried some sashimi, tuna tartare and wagyu tartare. It was all amazing and will return
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing views, amazing sushi. Limited menu but everything was UNREAL. Definitely get the King Crab Roll with the drawn butter and the Wagyu hand rolls. Perfect for a date night/special occasion OR a regular drinks spot with friends!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Hostess was very nice. I loved the music, atmosphere, ambiance, and view. Our waitress was horrible! I don't know if she was having a day or not but her attitude was completely unacceptable. We waited 30 minutes for 2 drinks, drank them, and left. It's a shame because I really liked the restaurants vibe.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with spectacular views. Great place for a quick bite and drinks. Only reason I gave 4 stars is because of the limited menu options.
  15. AP

    AlexP

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was above and beyond. Food was exceptional! Will definitely be back!
  16. SP

    SweetPPIe08

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    This place is a Must Go....you will be glad you did!
  17. BJ

    BarbraJ

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite sushi. Bam was our server. Excellent service! Best view. No other place in Dallas compares.
  18. c

    cadwiz

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    For a bar it was great to have decent sushi but the menu is limited and expensive. Service was superb and the ambiance with the view of the city was amazing. The drink menu was great too. I don’t think I would classify it as a restaurant, it was a bar with an upscale limited menu.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Goddaughter is moving to Florida, so it was great having the evening with her! Kesaku was the perfect place to be. She and I enjoyed ourselves completely. Kesaku ALWAYS delivers a top notch experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing from the valet parking, door greeters, hotel entrance, restaurant host, and waitress!! Great experience, amazing VIEWS!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food gave us a stomach ache and the service was bad.
  22. L

    Lambil

    Dallas

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Some of the best sushi in the city and with a beautiful view of the city.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Lazy waitress. When I’m paying $40 for two pieces of crab I expect my glass never to be empty. She spent the night flirting with the bartender. Then I asked for a drink at one point before she left and she told me I had to finish what was in front of me before she would give me the drink. Considering it took her 30 minutes to bring my drinks. Very disappointing with how overpriced this restaurant was.
  24. SH

    StephenH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Incredible views and food that was very well done. They even did steaks for us from their downstairs restaurant. Service was on point. I would recommend this place with zero hesitation!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Food was delicious! The service was very poor, especially considering the price point of the restaurant. If there are $20 cocktails and $30 sushi rolls I expect the service to be attentive and consistent. Neither of these occurred. We waited 15 minutes for water and had to flag down a bus boy to find our waiter. Strange considering we saw other tables getting the service I expected, we just didn’t. Unfortunate.
  26. KL

    KarlaL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was good, the drinks were exciting and the ambiance was outstanding! I enjoyed my time, it was just a little spendy and I would have liked a few more food options
  27. DB

    DavidB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best view in downtown with a classic vibe
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Must visit while in Dallas.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at this restaurant. Our waitress was fantastic and provided great recommendations. Perfect date night place with great views!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. Can’t wait to come back!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view. King crab roll is a must. !!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went here as a recommendation. I really had no expectations so when I went up and see the view, I was in shock. The drinks and the king crab roll were amazing. I had one drink that had goat cheese in it (don’t be nervous, you couldn’t taste it) and also the desert flower (spiced with cinnamon). The king crab roll was one to write home about. The drawn butter served with the sushi, made the experience that much better.
  34. T

    Trinity3

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent sushi ambiance was wonderful and staff fabulous. My second visit and I was not disappointed…..my go to for a special date night and just to pamper myself! Thank you 😊😊😊😊
  35. BR

    BRDiner

    Baton Rouge

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 2nd visit. Food and service was much better than my first visit. I will definitely be back.
  36. DF

    DanielF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool and sophisticated cocktail lounge in the sky! Small venue, but classy and elegant. With a 360° walk way around the whole building espectacular 50 story views of downtown Dallas! Sunset was fantastic, and they lights after dark were even better! Sashimi was acceptable, if not the best.
  37. J

    Jomo312

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    UNREAL! It is so amazing! The sushi and cocktails are an absolute triumph.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most hospitable. It was noted that we were celebrating daughter’s birthday and they sat us at the window with a gorgeous view. Although you can walk around the entire floor for 360 view. Tapas really, dinner would be a stretch as the menu is limited, but sushi was delicious none the less!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    F Hostess was amazing and kind, we got there 15 minutes earlier and were promptly seated in a very nice table. The food was delicious and the ambiance was great!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The ambiance was amazing as well as the views. Our server was extremely helpful in giving us recommendations.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kessaku is rated 4.6 stars by 104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Kessaku

1401 Elm St 50th Floor, Dallas, TX 75202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Akard

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, View, Wheelchair Access

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