Damasita Izakaya | Dallas Restaurant Guide 2022 | Dallas Observer

In its first incarnation, Damasita was a tavern with fried foods and bar drinks. After a change of ownership, the dining room has calmed down and become homier, and the menu focuses on traditional cooking. Grab the city’s best gimbap to go — the two-inch-wide rolls, which resemble extra-large maki sushi but with added vegetables, make a perfect picnic food — or enjoy comforting noodle soups. Excellent chive pancakes have just barely enough batter to hold the veggies together.

Top pick: Choose your gimbap filling from bulgogi, spicy tuna or Spam; no matter what, they’re great, and an incredible bargain.

Gimbap from Damasita

Alison McLean


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    Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

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  • Parking:

    Lot available

  • Takeout

    • Call restaurant to order/pay
  • Delivery

    • Order/delivery via Postmates
    • Order/delivery via Uber Eats

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