Dib Sushi Bar and Thai Cuisine | Uptown | Asian, Thai, Japanese | Restaurant
Neighborhood Thai and sushi a cut above many.

Our Review

Neighborhood Thai-sushi restaurants are ubiquitous these days, but it's rare you'll find one as accomplished as this Uptown storefront. White floor-to-ceiling drapes hang in the large front windows that flood the room with light; the sushi bar is sleek and black—as are the chopsticks. The smell of teriyaki lured us into starting with yakitori, smoky and moist; besides the usual starters (gyoza, gomae, crab Rangoon) there's soft shell crab and hamachi sashimi with jalapeño. From the long list of maki—there are 37, including several vegetarian options—we chose the Black and White roll: superwhite tuna with avocado, cilantro, and jalapeño and splashed with lime, the flavors all nicely distinct. A Volcano roll (smoked salmon, yellowtail, crab, and octopus with spicy mayo) sold me by actually being spicy for a change. The standard curries and Thai dishes are on offer, but we went with a "signature entree," chicken katsu and grilled eggplant in a rich green curry, which came bedecked with a frill of deep-fried vermicelli. In all, it's a far cry from what you'd expect just down the street from the Lawrence el stop. There's a daily lunch special: appetizer, soup, and entree for between $7.50 and $8, and Dib is BYO for good.

Kate Schmidt

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