A new restaurant in the Bishop Arts District made Texas Monthly’s list of the best new restaurants in Texas.
Here’s what the magazine has to say about Salaryman:
At 27-seat Salaryman, choosing a ramen broth (all chicken-based) will make you giddy with delight. Is it to be the lovely light shio, the hearty soy-jazzed shoyu, or the sensual paitan swirled with a garlic-and-butter finishing sauce? This Texas version of a Japanese izakaya is a labor of love for Dallas chef-owner Justin Holt, who was the sous chef at cult favorite Lucia, also located in Dallas’s Oak Cliff neighborhood. He and his staff make the noodles, buy only all-natural whole chickens, and insist on super-hot Japanese binchotan charcoal for their grills. And speaking of grills, Salaryman’s yakitori is superb. The rosy-pink chicken livers, to mention just one offering, are so fragile and shimmering they rival foie gras. It’s not until dessert—a soft-serve treat flavored with Mexican vanilla and topped with chocolate—that the kitchen brings it back home.
Other Dallas restaurants on the list are Khao Noodle Shop in Old East Dallas, which also won accolades from Bon Appetit magazine last year, and Homewood, Matt McCallister’s restaurant on Oak Lawn Avenue.