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A Sizzling New Spot for Teppanyaki Hits Bellaire Food Street This Weekend

Pepper Lunch will quietly kick open the doors this weekend

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Pepper Lunch, a beloved Japanese chain dedicated to teppanyaki-style eats, will open its doors in Houston this weekend.

The restaurant will quietly open its doors inside Bellaire Food Street at 9393 Bellaire Boulevard over the weekend, joining a slew of recently opened restaurants and dessert shops in the development. As Eater reported last year, the Houston outpost is just one of many for Pepper Lunch — at present, the chain currently operates more than 350 locations in Asia and Australia, plus a U.S. restaurant in southern California.

As far as the food is concerned, look forward to sizzling cuts of beef, chicken, and more proteins served on a searing-hot iron teppan plate. Diners cook their own cuts of butter-slathered steak on the plate, which is heated to more than 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Curry dishes, veggie bowls, and additional less-meaty options are also on offer.

Pepper Lunch will kick open the doors on Saturday, August 10. During its “soft opening,” the restaurant will be open from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily.