Musume is now open in downtown’s Sandman Signature Hotel

Musume offers table-side ramen and dozens of sushi options inside the 103-year-old W.T. Waggoner Building in downtown Fort Worth.


The Musume menu features dozens of sushi and sashimi options. | Photo by FTWtoday

It’s an experience like no other in Fort Worth — table-side ramen, fish flown in daily from Japan, and the country’s largest premium sake program. Musume is officially open inside the new 245-room Sandman Signature Fort Worth Downtown Hotel and here’s what you can expect.

Musume, which means “daughter” in Japanese and is pronounced “muh-suh-may,” is part of the Rock Libations restaurant group, owned by Josh Babb and Sean Clavir. They opened the first iteration of the restaurant in Dallas’ Art District in 2018.


The restaurant features a tatami room inside the old bank vault. | Photo by FTWtoday

The sushi restaurant is located in the basement of the former 103-year-old W.T. Waggoner Building — a landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Throughout the restaurant, guests will find original features from the National Bank of Commerce, like a private dining area inside the former bank vault. The room, which can accommodate up to 10 people, is known as a tatami room with seating that sinks into the floor and origami cranes dangling overhead.

Aside from the cozy and minimalist design, the menu features a vast array of items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Executive chef Yuzo Toyama creates a daily six- or eight-course omakase tasting menu, alongside fresh seafood items like black cod marinated in sweet miso, red snapper, and Thai coconut curry soup.

The cocktail bar called The Lounge features an abbreviated food menu with appetizers and entrees. Co-owner Josh Babb told us he’s especially excited about the restaurant’s beverage menu, which features 50 sake labels and 60 Japanese whiskeys.

The restaurant at 810 Houston St. is open daily with weekend brunch coming soon.

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