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Kessaku, Dallas, TX

Kessaku

4.6
4.6
117 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

8:30 PM


Booked 5 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 117 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

Loved For

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Hot spot

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Romantic

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Great for scenic views

  • Dallas

    Hot spot

  • Dallas

    Romantic

  • Dallas

    Great for scenic views

  • Dallas

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    This is a good place for drinks or to start a night out. Not a place to have dinner. The wagyu and salmon nigiri was amazing. The drinks were delicious. If you want a night of Insta worthy pics this is the place. I would suggest making an early or late reservation for drinks and eating elsewhere. Bam our server was wonderful.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waited over an hour for our reservation and then were told the kitchen was closed to order dessert as other people were able to order 20 minutes after that
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks are incredible, service is amazing, atmosphere is great! Perfect for date night or special occasion! Bam has been our waiter every time we come in and wow! Just the best!! We can’t wait to come back.
  5. DS

    DavidS

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    I'm sure they were just understaffed, but the service was not very good. They taught how good their service is, but we had to flag the waitress down every time we needed something.
  6. AT

    ATdallas

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and amazing food. Menu is a little sparse but everything we had was amazing. Make sure to take a drink and walk around the catwalk - 49th floor looking out over Dallas does not disappoint from any angle.
  7. BM

    BMcG

    Austin

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Late night reservation review. Experience for an earlier dinner may vary. We made a reservation for 9:15 for drinks and walked into what I thought was a night club. We enjoyed the music and squeezed our way into the bar while we waited for our table for 2. It took an additional 20mins to get seated past our reso. No problem, we had drinks. $66.03 for a signature cocktail, Hibiki and tip. Finally got seated. Wait staff took another 30 mins to take our drinks. 45mins later we tried to track them down to get the check. Drinks were good but crazy expensive. Crowd was lively like a club. Service was too slow to try this spot again. Bar at Monarch is a better experience than this Tao group knockoff.
  8. S

    Sophia

    Houston

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant is amazing inside even better if they’d say us next to the window w the 50 floor view. Was sat immediately even though we were 15 mins late for our reservation and the hostesses weren’t caddy about it, as we find a lot at these types of places. super friendly and knowledgeable waitress. She was attentive and spent the time with her customers. Good champagne options and wine as well, the book was like a massive 100 pages, thank goodness she opened to the champagne page for me. The food options were limited I’d say 10-15 items total, but it was a great selection, covered the bases, amazing quality food and taste. We ate a ton and felt great which to me is an absolute sign to quality. Cocktail list was also plentiful I tried one. Portions were small but to be expected at that style restaurant and location. Ambiance is totally on point every table in the restaurant has a view, some indirect. Overall would absolutely return next time we’re in Dallas.
  9. KB

    KennyBdfw

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I stumbled across this place eavesdropping. I told my friend that’s where we are going for your birthday. I read the reviews. Started with the bad ones first and kept thinking this can’t be true. When I read a good review I understood what I was getting into. A sexy, vibrant, speak easy. Perfect sized room, cozy and comfortable. The old fashioned was perfect, she had the Fromage Noir! Very impressed. Our server BAM, knows how present the offerings of Kessaku. BAM knows the menu and gave perfect descriptions of the items we ordered. We were giving men the thumbs up to take a walk around the place. Seeing the perfect views of Downtown Dallas just right at sunset. The King Crab Roll is impressive with a side of clarified butter to drizzle over the roll! Must have item! This is a great date place, a great hang out with close friends. Great views, sexy people, perfect mix of music.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    The food did not taste good. View was nice.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! As always I’m coming back
  12. HC

    HollandC

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this restaurant is a must go! Incredible food, incredible view, and incredible service! Absolutely love this place. The king crab roll is to die for, 10/10
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. GM

    GraceM

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best restaurant in Dfw. My significant other and I ended up taking shots with the waitresses! Every time I go I end up with a wholesome story and they always have delicious food!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 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
  25. 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!
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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!
  29. 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!
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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!!!
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. 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

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 117 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 5 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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