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20 Standout Sushi Restaurants in Houston

Where to score the finest sushi, sashimi & more in the city

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With a surge of new sushi restaurants and hand roll hot spots popping up around the city, Houston’s sushi scene is seriously stunning. As such, there’s no better time than the present to indulge a raw fish craving.

Searching for a high-profile date night destination with artfully plated sushi and spirited cocktails, or a budget-friendly izakaya with weekend happy hour? Check out Eater’s guide to these 20 excellent sushi restaurants slinging sashimi, specialty rolls, and so much more.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. KA Sushi

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1901 N Shepherd Dr #1
Houston, TX 77008
(832) 879-2118
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Count on Heights neighborhood gem Ka for a comforting menu of sushi house staples from starters like miso soup with shiitake and snow crab to wagyu belly cooked on hot rock. There is a hefty sushi and sashimi list and a happy hour is made available daily from 3 to 6:30 pm with $1.50 raw or Rockefeller oysters.

2. Hando

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518 W 11th St Suite 500
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 393-7425
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The spotlight is on temaki, or hand rolls wrapped in crisp nori, at this chic and exclusive Heights sushi bar with just 22 counter seats, allowing guests full view of the hand-rolling action. Next door is a “secret” speakeasy called Kanpai Club, modeled after Japanese alley bars, where you can find some of Hando’s best dishes along with whisky and tropical cocktails.

947 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 461-1688
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With its cool and contemporary vibe, Kuu’s dining space serves as a stylish backdrop for a date night or special occasion. The eyes eat first here with pretty plates like smoked salmon and Asian pear presented with taro chips and the fiery golden tobiko-topped truffle Suzuki roll with yellowtail and jalapeño.

4. ReikiNa

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799 Town and Country Blvd Suite 200
Houston, TX 77024

This tiny omakase spot, which seats just 20 diners, offers a menu that changes every two months and focuses on seasonality. In addition to raw fish and meats, the current menu features dishes like pig head torchon with pickled berry jam and cornbread.

5. Soma Sushi

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4820 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-2726
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Go for the sushi, but save room for the ramen at this trendy Washington Avenue sushi bar. Along with the usual suspects — kampachi ceviche, vegetable tempura, Japanese BBQ pork ribs and a plethora of Soma signature rolls — Soma offers a variety of ramen bowls, from the clams and lump crab loaded seafood ramen to the spicy miso ramen with fried pork belly.

6. Izakaya-Wa

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12665 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 461-0155

As the name suggests, Izakaya-Wa boasts the cozy feeling of dining in a buzzy Japanese izakaya with patio seating and offers a cost-efficient and approachable menu. Try a spicy scallop hand roll or pair sushi or sashimi with grilled or fried skewers and save room for green tea mochi ice-cream.

7. Kokoro

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409 Travis St suite a-366
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 909-0691
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Situated among the many dining options within Downtown’s Bravery Chef Hall, Kokoro offers top-grade sushi in a fast-casual and fun environment. Helmed by Uchi veterans Daniel Lee and Patrick Pham, the menu boasts fresh sushi and sashimi sourced from around the globe, plus chicken fat rice bowls and yakitori skewers.

8. Uptown Sushi

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1131-14 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 871-1200
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Uptown Sushi is one of Houston’s staple sushi restaurants which has long taken a contemporary approach to Japanese dining. After closing down for a short while to undergo major renovations to its dining room and bar, it continues to offer its treasured menu of artfully plated sushi and handrolls. In addition to an extensive list of raw eats, find a handful of vegetarian and vegan rolls.

9. Uchi

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904 Westheimer Rd Suite A
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-4808
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One of the most sought-after reservations in town, Uchi serves up small plates and sushi that are artfully prepared and packed with layers of honest flavor.

10. Tobiuo Sushi & Bar

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23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd Suite H130
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 394-7156
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This Katy sushi destination serves both traditional and specialty maki rolls, sets of nigiri and sashimi, and unique sushi options like a flight of rich tuna and salmon belly. The menu here is vast, with plenty of vegetarian dishes and non-fish options like robata-grilled meats. For the full experience, opt for the nine-course omakase tasting menu.

11. Shun

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2802 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(832) 409-5888
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Chef Naoki Yoshida honed his craft at his family’s popular Montrose restaurant Nippon, before bringing a wealth of talent and experience to his own concept Shun. The menu is given a Texas twist with items like miso babyback ribs, which are smoked for six hours and served with crunchy rice and watermelon pickles.

12. Nobu Houston

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5115 Westheimer Rd suite c-3515
Houston, TX 77056
(832) 987-2599
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Synonymous with celeb sightings and special occasions, renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s sushi destination delivers in style and a splurge-worthy menu of raw eats and saketinis. Drop in during the daily Tanoshi Hour and discover discounted rolls, bar bites and cocktails from $10-12.

13. Aka Sushi House

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2390 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 807-7875
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Aka’s vast menu of affordable sushi, sashimi and soju cocktails is reason enough to pay a visit, but dine on the weekend during the all-day happy hour and score a number of items like the tuna, salmon and yellowtail stuffed Houston roll at a discount.

14. Roka Akor

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2929 Weslayan St
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 622-1777
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Go all out and truly indulge in Roka Akor’s many decadent offerings — from kicking off a meal with the caviar topped toro tartare to the hearty lobster and Gulf shrimp dumplings, followed by rows of perfectly placed sashimi in hues of pinks and peach paired with a robata grilled steak.

15. Hidden Omakase

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5353 W Alabama St #102
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 496-2633
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Tucked away in a Galleria office building, Hidden Omakase showcases nigiri and other dishes prepared by rising chef Niki Vongthong. Seatings are hard to score — there’s only 14 spots at the U-shaped bar — but the restaurant offers two services a night.

16. Kata Robata

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3600 Kirby Dr suite h
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 526-8858
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Helmed by chef Manabu Horiuchi, Kata Robata is regarded as one of the finest choices for sushi in the city. The constantly changing menu spotlights fresh fish flown in from Japan multiple times throughout the week, and for a thoroughly curated dining experience, there is the thoughtfully prepared omakase meal.

17. Oishii

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3764 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77046
(713) 621-8628

Don’t be fooled by its lackluster exterior, Oishii is a favorite among locals for its large and low-cost menu of sushi, sashimi and temaki. For twice the fun, visit during its famed BOGO happy hour when appetizers like agedashi tofu, gyoza and traditional sushi rolls are buy one get one free.

18. Nippon Japanese Restaurant

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4464 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-3939
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Decades-old Nippon is a Houston institution, offering patio dining with premier views of Montrose Boulevard, and long known for its reasonably priced menu of fresh sushi, hot noodle bowls and bento lunch boxes.

19. MF Sushi Museum District

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1401 Binz St #100
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 637-4587

Leave things in chef Chris Kinjo’s hands (literally) at this lavish sushi restaurant, whose space and ultra-modern aesthetic is as Insta-worthy as the food.

20. Sushi Miyagi

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10600 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 933-9112

This family-owned sushi house is a hidden gem and a dependable choice for reasonably-priced cuts of fish, sushi rolls and loaded chirashi bowls.

1. KA Sushi

1901 N Shepherd Dr #1, Houston, TX 77008

Count on Heights neighborhood gem Ka for a comforting menu of sushi house staples from starters like miso soup with shiitake and snow crab to wagyu belly cooked on hot rock. There is a hefty sushi and sashimi list and a happy hour is made available daily from 3 to 6:30 pm with $1.50 raw or Rockefeller oysters.

1901 N Shepherd Dr #1
Houston, TX 77008

2. Hando

518 W 11th St Suite 500, Houston, TX 77008

The spotlight is on temaki, or hand rolls wrapped in crisp nori, at this chic and exclusive Heights sushi bar with just 22 counter seats, allowing guests full view of the hand-rolling action. Next door is a “secret” speakeasy called Kanpai Club, modeled after Japanese alley bars, where you can find some of Hando’s best dishes along with whisky and tropical cocktails.

518 W 11th St Suite 500
Houston, TX 77008

3. Kuu

947 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77024

With its cool and contemporary vibe, Kuu’s dining space serves as a stylish backdrop for a date night or special occasion. The eyes eat first here with pretty plates like smoked salmon and Asian pear presented with taro chips and the fiery golden tobiko-topped truffle Suzuki roll with yellowtail and jalapeño.

947 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024

4. ReikiNa

799 Town and Country Blvd Suite 200, Houston, TX 77024

This tiny omakase spot, which seats just 20 diners, offers a menu that changes every two months and focuses on seasonality. In addition to raw fish and meats, the current menu features dishes like pig head torchon with pickled berry jam and cornbread.

799 Town and Country Blvd Suite 200
Houston, TX 77024

5. Soma Sushi

4820 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

Go for the sushi, but save room for the ramen at this trendy Washington Avenue sushi bar. Along with the usual suspects — kampachi ceviche, vegetable tempura, Japanese BBQ pork ribs and a plethora of Soma signature rolls — Soma offers a variety of ramen bowls, from the clams and lump crab loaded seafood ramen to the spicy miso ramen with fried pork belly.

4820 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

6. Izakaya-Wa

12665 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024

As the name suggests, Izakaya-Wa boasts the cozy feeling of dining in a buzzy Japanese izakaya with patio seating and offers a cost-efficient and approachable menu. Try a spicy scallop hand roll or pair sushi or sashimi with grilled or fried skewers and save room for green tea mochi ice-cream.

12665 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77024

7. Kokoro

409 Travis St suite a-366, Houston, TX 77002

Situated among the many dining options within Downtown’s Bravery Chef Hall, Kokoro offers top-grade sushi in a fast-casual and fun environment. Helmed by Uchi veterans Daniel Lee and Patrick Pham, the menu boasts fresh sushi and sashimi sourced from around the globe, plus chicken fat rice bowls and yakitori skewers.

409 Travis St suite a-366
Houston, TX 77002

8. Uptown Sushi

1131-14 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

Uptown Sushi is one of Houston’s staple sushi restaurants which has long taken a contemporary approach to Japanese dining. After closing down for a short while to undergo major renovations to its dining room and bar, it continues to offer its treasured menu of artfully plated sushi and handrolls. In addition to an extensive list of raw eats, find a handful of vegetarian and vegan rolls.

1131-14 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

9. Uchi

904 Westheimer Rd Suite A, Houston, TX 77006

One of the most sought-after reservations in town, Uchi serves up small plates and sushi that are artfully prepared and packed with layers of honest flavor.

904 Westheimer Rd Suite A
Houston, TX 77006

10. Tobiuo Sushi & Bar

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd Suite H130, Katy, TX 77494

This Katy sushi destination serves both traditional and specialty maki rolls, sets of nigiri and sashimi, and unique sushi options like a flight of rich tuna and salmon belly. The menu here is vast, with plenty of vegetarian dishes and non-fish options like robata-grilled meats. For the full experience, opt for the nine-course omakase tasting menu.

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd Suite H130
Katy, TX 77494

11. Shun

2802 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098

Chef Naoki Yoshida honed his craft at his family’s popular Montrose restaurant Nippon, before bringing a wealth of talent and experience to his own concept Shun. The menu is given a Texas twist with items like miso babyback ribs, which are smoked for six hours and served with crunchy rice and watermelon pickles.

2802 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77098

12. Nobu Houston

5115 Westheimer Rd suite c-3515, Houston, TX 77056

Synonymous with celeb sightings and special occasions, renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s sushi destination delivers in style and a splurge-worthy menu of raw eats and saketinis. Drop in during the daily Tanoshi Hour and discover discounted rolls, bar bites and cocktails from $10-12.

5115 Westheimer Rd suite c-3515
Houston, TX 77056

13. Aka Sushi House

2390 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098

Aka’s vast menu of affordable sushi, sashimi and soju cocktails is reason enough to pay a visit, but dine on the weekend during the all-day happy hour and score a number of items like the tuna, salmon and yellowtail stuffed Houston roll at a discount.

2390 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77098

14. Roka Akor

2929 Weslayan St, Houston, TX 77027

Go all out and truly indulge in Roka Akor’s many decadent offerings — from kicking off a meal with the caviar topped toro tartare to the hearty lobster and Gulf shrimp dumplings, followed by rows of perfectly placed sashimi in hues of pinks and peach paired with a robata grilled steak.

2929 Weslayan St
Houston, TX 77027

15. Hidden Omakase

5353 W Alabama St #102, Houston, TX 77056

Tucked away in a Galleria office building, Hidden Omakase showcases nigiri and other dishes prepared by rising chef Niki Vongthong. Seatings are hard to score — there’s only 14 spots at the U-shaped bar — but the restaurant offers two services a night.

5353 W Alabama St #102
Houston, TX 77056

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16. Kata Robata

3600 Kirby Dr suite h, Houston, TX 77098

Helmed by chef Manabu Horiuchi, Kata Robata is regarded as one of the finest choices for sushi in the city. The constantly changing menu spotlights fresh fish flown in from Japan multiple times throughout the week, and for a thoroughly curated dining experience, there is the thoughtfully prepared omakase meal.

3600 Kirby Dr suite h
Houston, TX 77098

17. Oishii

3764 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77046

Don’t be fooled by its lackluster exterior, Oishii is a favorite among locals for its large and low-cost menu of sushi, sashimi and temaki. For twice the fun, visit during its famed BOGO happy hour when appetizers like agedashi tofu, gyoza and traditional sushi rolls are buy one get one free.

3764 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77046

18. Nippon Japanese Restaurant

4464 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

Decades-old Nippon is a Houston institution, offering patio dining with premier views of Montrose Boulevard, and long known for its reasonably priced menu of fresh sushi, hot noodle bowls and bento lunch boxes.

4464 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006

19. MF Sushi Museum District

1401 Binz St #100, Houston, TX 77004

Leave things in chef Chris Kinjo’s hands (literally) at this lavish sushi restaurant, whose space and ultra-modern aesthetic is as Insta-worthy as the food.

1401 Binz St #100
Houston, TX 77004

20. Sushi Miyagi

10600 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072

This family-owned sushi house is a hidden gem and a dependable choice for reasonably-priced cuts of fish, sushi rolls and loaded chirashi bowls.

10600 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77072

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