Gui Bistro & Bar

(214) 720-9229 | View Website

2719 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX | Directions   75204

32.798386 -96.801399

 
Restaurants, Japanese, Asian  more

More Cuisine: Korean

Price: $$

Tags: Date Spot, Dine At The Bar, Happy Hour, Lunch Spot, Romantic Dining, View Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Travelers Check, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Oak Lawn

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Reviews for Gui Bistro & Bar

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great all around! – This place was great! Great service, friendly staff! My girls and I had a blast here, and we'll be sure to return again. All the other customers there had a great time too! Definitely recommend!

over a year ago

We are glad you and your girls had a great time here! We hope to see you again soon. Don't forget about our new happy hour specials all night Tuesday and every Wednesday!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

You gotta try this place!!!!!!!!!!! – I am obligated to tell you about this place. It is sooooo great here, that I recommend Gui to anyone who loves sushi, marinated and barbecued meats, and or vegetarian food. I enjoyed the poki cake(tuna tower at other places), the green salad( I always ask for the mustard-soy dressing),the what a pork( spicy marinated and barbecued tender pork), and poochi poochi( sparkling unfiltered sake!).Alton is one of the servers there and he does a marvelous job at catering to your every need. I always ask for him when I want to dine at Gui. The specialty sushi rolls are the best in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!! Once again Alton shined brightly in pointing out that the samurai roll and the unbelievable roll were the top rolls on the menu. He was right. Gui just started a happy hour that is wonderful, so go try it out.

over a year ago

I am so glad you enjoyed everything from sushi to Korean barbecue. Great choice on the Poochi-Poochi. The next time you dine with us you can try one of our many other sakes, like the lychee flavored sake. Alton will be here to serve you the best once again. Thank you, and we hope to see you soon!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The BEST Bento box in town! – The lunch bento box was the best I have ever had! I am unsure what they do to the tempura but it was outstanding! I had the pork meat and a roll that was outstanding as well. Even the salad dressing on the side was outstanding! This is a must try! Sushi, and korean... who would have thought? It is a fantastic fusion and really one of the best I have had in quite some time. The pictures on this site do noting for this place, it is actually quite stunning, go see for yourself! Tell them Betty sent you :)

over a year ago

Thank you kindly for your compliments on not only the food, but the dining area itself. It is so nice to hear that the place is "stunning." Thank you Betty. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

One thing you should have it POKI! – Poki Cake: You see this tower on your plate, perfect, so pretty you dont want to touch it! Your belly takes over and you have to have it! Let the server mix it for you! He or she will do it perfectly! I've gone to this place on a date, with a couple others and ALONE. Everything was fresh, I got a break down of certain items, I even had the ice cream! That was incredible! I spent about $70 on myself! Pricey? You bet but it was so worth it! Be prepared to spend a few bucks if you're trying to impress. The comfortable color of the room will lower the guard, you'll see, music was perfect, it was if they knew I was coming and asked me what I wanted to hear! The staff is casual with a little flare, makes it kind of fun. Enjoy the small dining room, you find yourself moving closer to the one you're with, because of the color, the sound and that cozy feel of perfect room with the perfect meal!

over a year ago

It is nice to hear what a wonderful time you have here, even when you are dining alone. We will always make you feel as comfortable as you are in your own home. Thanks for the compliments on the ambiance too. We'll see you soon for your next Poki Cake!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Good service; middling food – Interesting restaurant in a location which has had a lot of turn over. Spartan yet comfortable decor, extremely attentive service, but it is the food that misses the mark.

in the tiems I have gone, I have both ordered off the menu and eaten at the sushi bar. In each case, though especially the sushi, the flavors are just wrong. The soy isn't right, the sweet dipping sauce (though thick) is neither sweet nor spicy, the texture of the fish is off (either mealy or chewy), even miso soup came out bland. I will say that the bento box I had for lunch included what was singularly the best tempura shrimp and vegetables I have ever had.

The food wasn't remarkably bad; it just was not very good. Go soon if you are thinking about going.

over a year ago

I am sorry if you weren't pleased with your meal when you dined with us. We always try to serve our food fresh and flavorful. We have a wonderful selection of Korean entrees as well as sushi that I hope you will try again. The next time you consider dining with us, you tell us what we missed and we will correct the problem. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Bul-go-ki in America! – I read the reviews posted and decided to take my wife. I was not disappointed. The staff was attentive, the food was prepared perfectly and the atmosphere was intoxicating( or maybe that was the maritni). I have been to probably 20 different Korean restaurant across America. This was by far the best food, the best atmosphere, and the best service.

over a year ago

Thank you for your review! I am so happy to hear that our Korean recipes are the best you have had! You must enjoy Korean, and I am thankful that you found our food so enjoyable. We hope to see you again soon!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

where you get Great Service and Awesome Food – I went to gui on their first day of semi opening. And ate free. They've served free food on first and second day. I go there very often still and get the same Great Service and Awesome food as the First day. Wait staffs are very friendly and they know how to treat a customer to feel very comfortable and come back. I've never tried Korean food before and when I've tried it was completely different from what I thought it would be like, and it was awesome. So I started going to different Korean restaurants in Harry Hines too.

It is high priced than Harry Hines but I think they're worth it. When you go to McKinney Ave to eat or party, that means you're ready to spend money. Its like same as you're eating sushi at a food court and fine sushi restaurant. And I like eating in Up Town than Harry Hines.

Oh! and I've heard they're building a patio which is really hot!!! I can have sake night on their patio.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Feed 1 person for the price of 3 Dallas, TX – I've had my share of good and bad Korean food in the past and I can say that as far as the Korean food aspect of things Gui gets 4/5 from me. Pretty good but not the best. The food is priced rediculously. I could easily go to Komart or just about any other Korean restaurant and pay less than half what I did here for more food. The dish I had here was Jayook Bokeum (pork bulgugi as it might be otherwise known) and I payed $27! In comparison the same dish at Korean Bistro in Dallas might cost me $12-14 (and that's expensive) and in other regular places it's about $6-8. Really when I heard the price I figured this was going to be the best Jayook Bokeum I ever had...but it wasn't and it wasn't even a large portion. The positives about this place? The service staff is A+++. Very pleasent attitude and extremely nice. I also liked the atmosphere as it has a nice clean zen like feel to it. Does that justify the hefty price you get charged for the food there? Not in my opinion. The last place I recall spending over $20 on a plate was Del Frisco and I got my money's worth there. If you want more for your buck I would suggest the Bistro Korean restaurant on Royal Ln close to I-35.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Highly Recommended – Only place satisfied my appetide and they certainly understand the word "CUSTOMER SERVICE"

Indubitably, Gui is apt place to have nice meal and spend a great time.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

exerpt from a gui fan – When co-hosting another sushi adventure with a friend, I was attracted to the combination of sushi and korean as a welcome change of pace. (Yes, sushi is that regular on my menu that I sometimes need a break.) GUI is a good place for handeling 20 sushi fanatics. We had an exceptionally good evening. When the reservations were made with Sarah she could not have been more enthusiastic and helpful. Upon arrival, Becky took charge and saw to it that we were well taken care of with libations until the rest of our crowd arrived. Then Anton and Moon took over and we kept the running, along with the rest of the patrons. Even our shared tea remained filled for the nearly 2 hours we spent. This is a major accomplishment since the person I shared a teapot with consumes it almost as much as he does oxygen, as do I. I truly do not know how they managed with us seated together. Our dishes continued to arrive in a steady stream so that I doubt anyone was really aware of how long it may have been since the order was placed, nor were we subjected to the perpetual need to shift plates to make room. The empty dishes were cleared quietly and quickly. The service was wonderful. Before we finished we literally were recruiting the staff to join the party. As for the food, what I had was truly innovative and well prepared. Kimchi for me is always tempting, but often not so appealing when I taste it - a true adventure. The White Kimchi is is beautfully subtle with it background of chili fire and decidely pungent with just the right sourness that crackles through your senses as the cabage crunches in your mouth. No limp, soggy vegetable goo, this kimchi is crisp enough to be appetizing but softened enough to have fully absorbed all the ingredients it was fermented with. In closing I can also recommend the bar menu. There is a nice selection of sakes, soju, and wines (and not just cabernets!), along with several specialty drinks which I have yet to sample.

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