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Sushi Hand Rolls Are Headed to The Exciting Railway Heights Food Destination

Hand Roll Bar is one of dozens of eateries slated for the development


Hand Roll Bar, a brand new eatery devoted to temaki (or sushi hand rolls), is slated for the buzzy forthcoming Railway Heights development.

As Eater previously reported, Railway Heights is a project of Silent Theatre Group which also operates popular food halls Conservatory and much-anticipated Bravery Chef Hall. When it debuts at 8200 Washington Avenue in Timbergrove next year, Railway Heights will bring more than two dozen eateries to the area, along with a grocery store, beer garden, container farm, and farmer’s market in a 22,800 square foot space.

The newly announced addition Hand Roll Bar is from Tuan Tran, the mind behind Conservatory poke joint Moku Bar and Korean barbecue food truck Casian King. Menu details are scant at this point, but Hand Roll Bar’s Facebook page suggests that it will serve sushi-grade fish and seasoned warm rice wrapped in crispy sheets of nori with sauces that are made in-house. “[These are] not your typical hand rolls you see at any sushi joint,” the page reads. Hand rolls are picking up steam in Texas as a full-blown trend. As Eater recently reported, two Uchi-trained chefs will open Handies Douzo next year, in addition to recent hand roll arrivals in the Dallas area.

When Hand Roll Bar debuts at Railway Heights, it will join previously reported eateries The Grove Do-Nutz and the first permanent location for Churrasco Food Truck’s Brazilian picanha and plantains. According to Houston Business Journal, also debuting at Railway Heights are The Waffle Bus and a new concept called Seafood Kettle, two eateries from Phi Nguyen who operates the The Pho Spot at Conservatory with Danny Pham.

Eater has reached out to Hand Roll Bar for more details on its Railway Heights debut. Expect for it to open sometime in 2019.