- Looking towards the dining room from the back
- Looking at the dining room from the bar
- The sushi counter is designed to be a stage for Kinjo
- Sushi counter detail
- The bar
- A set table
- Sharkskin wasabi grater
- Kinjo buys his plates on trips to Japan. The red one costs $150.
- The only cooking implements are a copper pot for frying, a small grill and a rice cooker
- The hanging lights are a signature feature of every Kinjo restaurant
- Artwork by the chef's brother Alex
- The bar's backsplash is made from Gi, the belts that hold a kimono together
MF Sushi, a new restaurant from transplanted Atlanta chef Chris Kinjo, opens tonight. Kinjo tells Eater that the restaurant aims to offer the best traditional sushi experience in Houston. Towards that end, the only cooking appliances are a copper pot for frying, a small grill and a rice cooker. Also, that means that every vegetable garnish will be cut by hand. Kinjo will prepare dishes at the 14 seat sushi counter.
Kinjo's brother Alex designed the restaurant, which has a clean, elegant look that incorporates wood and stone throughout. There are even tree branches painted on the walls. There will be more from chef Kinjo in an interview on Monday, but, for now, enjoy this look inside another restaurant that seems poised to elevate Houston's dining scene even further.
· MF Sushi Houston [Official Site]
· Acclaimed Chef Chris Kinjo Opening MF Sushi in Houston This Week [Eating Our Words]