FORT WORTH, Texas (June 27, 2023) – Following months of anticipation, contemporary Asian fusion/sushi restaurant, Musume, has officially made its Fort Worth debut and is now open to the public for breakfast, lunch, and dinner inside the Sandman Signature Hotel, located at 810 Houston Street in downtown Fort Worth. Reservations can be made via OpenTable, here:

Providing an unrivaled Japanese dining experience, Musume’s expansive menu is comprised of sushi and sashimi made with fresh fish flown in daily from Japan, authentic Asian cuisine offered in both small and large plates, vegetarian and vegan dishes, salads, tempura, tableside ramen noodles, and six-or-eight course Omakase curated daily by chef Yuzo Toyama. Menu highlights include:
  • Grilled lamb lollipops rubbed with shoyu gari sauce and a Thai basil reduction
  • Black cod misozuke marinated for 72 hours in sweet miso
  • Duck leg confit cured in five-spices and plum wine hoisin reduction
  • Citrus-seared diver scallops wok-fired with brussels sprouts, blood orange, yuzu, and crispy bacon
  • Basil-steamed red snapper marinated in kuromame hakko broth and topped with jumbo lump crab
  • Robusuta roll with lobster, pressed avocado, tempura shrimp, hot garlic butter, and cajun dip
  • Butcher block with Musume’s finest collection of globally sourced, top-quality steaks and chops
Musume also boasts Fort Worth’s largest selection of premium sake with more than 50 labels, the city’s largest collection of Japanese whisky with more than 60 offerings, an extensive wine list, and an Asian-inspired artisanal crafted cocktail menu. Musume’s on-site cocktail bar – known as ‘The Lounge at Musume’ -- also offers an abbreviated food menu complete with appetizers and entrees alike.

While located inside the historic 103-year-old, 20-story W.T. Waggoner Building that originally housed Continental National Bank and is now home to the Sandman Signature Hotel, Musume’s minimalist décor serves a striking contrast against the building’s white brick exterior and neo-classical architectural style. Upon entering, one can find tranquil Japanese gardens, Zen lighting, Shinto red walls, gilded artwork, floating origami bird chandeliers, intimate izakaya-style seating in snug spaces, “floating” banquettes, multiple private dining rooms, a 2,000-square-foot back-lit black-lacquer bar, and a tatami room located inside the building’s original bank vault, with sunken seating beneath the floor and origami cranes dangling overhead. 

Musume, which means “daughter” in Japanese, is part of the Rock Libations restaurant group owned by Dallas locals Josh Babb and Sean Clavir. Serving as Musume’s executive chef is Yuzo Toyama, who is a native of Shizuoka, Japan, and has 20+ years’ experience in traditional Japanese culinary arts, most recently serving as executive chef at Yuzo Sushi Tapas in Oklahoma City.

“Literally years in the making, we are beyond excited to finally unveil Musume to all of Fort Worth and greater Tarrant County,” said Josh Babb, co-owner of Musume and co-founder of Rock Libations. “Our worldly offerings cannot be found anywhere else in the city, from our fresh flown-in-daily fish to our extensive selection of premium sake and Japanese whisky to our tableside handmade ramen. We hope Fort Worthians young and old will join us for a lavish and unforgettable Japanese culinary experience in the heart of downtown, unrivaled by any other establishment in Fort Worth."

Musume accepts reservations via OpenTable, and is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Brunch will soon be offered on Saturday and Sunday. Restaurant hours of operation include:
  • Breakfast (daily): 7-10 a.m.
  • Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Dinner: Sunday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5-11 p.m.
Hours of operation for The Lounge at Musume include:
  • Sunday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-12 midnight
  • Friday-Saturday, 12 noon-2 a.m.
For more information on Musume, call 682-842-9355, or visit Musume:

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