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Sushi Legend Nobu Arrives In Houston This Summer

The vaunted sushi spot from Nobu Matsuhisa is finally ready to open

Nobu’s famous yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno
Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

After almost two years in the works, legendary sushi restaurant Nobu has officially set a summer opening date in Houston.

An update to the restaurant’s page on the Galleria website indicates that Nobu will officially kick open the doors to its first Houston outpost inside the mall in June. The restaurant’s arrival was officially announced back in June 2016, after rumors swirled that Chef Nobu Matsuhisa would bring his world-famous restaurant to Space City. It’s the second Texas restaurant for Matsuhisa, who opened Nobu in Dallas in 2005.

There are currently 40 locations of Nobu across the globe, including the original New York outpost and restaurants in Hong Kong, Moscow, Mexico City, and Dubai. Matsuhisa is known for popularizing “Nikkei” cuisine, a fusion of Japanese techniques and Peruvian flavors that has since become extremely popular at sushi restaurants across the country.

Nobu is set to open in Houston by June 21. The restaurant is currently hiring front and back of house staff, and will host an open-call hiring fair on April 17 and 18. In the meantime, scope out a sneak peek of the space under construction below: