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Delicious sushi in Houston isn’t hard to find.
Dragana Harris

22 Standout Sushi Restaurants in Houston

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

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Delicious sushi in Houston isn’t hard to find.
| Dragana Harris

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 in 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 21 excellent sushi restaurants serving up sashimi, specialty rolls, and so much more.

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KA Sushi

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Count on Heights neighborhood gem Ka for a comforting menu of sushi house staples, with starters like the miso soup with shiitake and snow crab, or wagyu belly cooked on a hot rock, plus a hefty sushi and sashimi list. Available Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., happy hour features discounted sake, cocktails, and $1.50 raw or Rockefeller oysters.

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 alluring dishes like smoked salmon and Asian pear plated with taro chips, and the fiery golden tobiko-topped truffle Suzuki roll with yellowtail and jalapeño.

Handies Douzo

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In true Heights fashion, the brainchild of Daniel Lee and Patrick Pham (Kokoro), Handies Douzo, presents a menu of hand rolls for counter service in a transformed bungalow. The menu is to-the-point — and while there is sashimi and crudo to snack on, the idea is to get your hands on some hand rolls.

Soma Sushi

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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 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.

Izakaya-Wa

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

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 touts fresh sushi and sashimi sourced from around the globe, plus chicken fat rice bowls and creative daily specials that will keep you coming back for more.

Uptown Sushi

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Uptown Sushi is one of Houston’s staple sushi restaurants that has long taken a contemporary approach to Japanese dining with artfully plated sushi and hand rolls. In addition to an extensive list of raw eats, find a handful of vegetarian and vegan rolls.

One of the most sought-after reservations in town, Uchi serves up small plates and sushi that are neatly presented and packed with layers of honest flavor. Imaginative dishes like the oak-grilled walu walu with candied citrus and ponzu, or its big-eye tuna paired with watermelon and fish sauce. Vegetarian dishes are given just as much thought, with rolls like the tempura shag with avocado and sun-dried tomato and the Japanese eggplant nori.

Kanau Sushi

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A welcomed addition to the Midtown neighborhood, Kanau’s modern space features a buzzy bar and an open dining room with full views of the kitchen. There are plenty of ways to satisfy raw cravings, including sashimi flights and an eight or 11-course chef’s tasting menu.

Tobiuo Sushi & Bar

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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. Check out the restaurant’s bluefin experience series, which showcases chefs butchering a whole bluefin tuna in the dining room before serving a multi-course menu using the different cuts.

Decadent pieces of nigiri topped with truffle are appropriately named “WTF” at this casual River Oaks sushi house. 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 brisket ramen made with six-hour smoked beef brisket and A5 wagyu fat.

Nobu Houston

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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 priced at $12.

Aka Sushi House

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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.

Roka Akor

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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. Follow it up with rows of perfectly placed sashimi in hues of pinks and peach, paired with a robata grilled steak.

Hidden Omakase

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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, but the restaurant offers two services a night.

Kata Robata

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Helmed by chef Manabu “Hori” 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 premium omakase meal, which allows guests to experience chef Hori’s hand-picked sushi selections.

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.

Nippon Japanese Restaurant

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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.

MF Sushi Museum District

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Leave things in chef Chris Kinjo’s hands (literally) at this lavish sushi restaurant, whose space and ultra-modern aesthetic are as Insta-worthy as the food. With indulgences like Hokkaido scallops and grilled eel, there is no shortage of melt-in-your-mouth moments. The Museum District hideaway relies on the pure flavor of its ingredients, vegetable, and bounty of fresh seafood, resulting in a quality sushi experience every time.

Aya Sushi

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With Tokyo-trained chef Yoshi Katsuyama, this new Bellaire sushi spot is drawing in residents from all over Houston for its beautifully plated assortments of nigiri, sashimi, and maki. Let the chef take you on a journey with Aya’s omakase experience for $135 per person and $65 for beverage pairing. But be sure to check out dishes like the bone marrow dripping in shoyu butter and the Ayaviche, a Japanese-style ceviche. Cap the night off with a sip from the drinks menu, which offers around a dozen different sakes and a range of inventive cocktails.

Sushi Miyagi

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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.

Sushi on Post Oak

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This trendy new sushi spot — SOPO, for short — accommodates diners with various preferences, offering lunch-friendly bento boxes, fresh cuts of sashimi, and a variety of rolls, with a highlight being the Nando, which includes a combination of spicy tuna, salmon, and yellowtail that’s topped with seared white fish, masago, green onion, and a spicy citrus miso. Dessert here is also a hidden gem, with mochi and a decadent carrot cake made in-house.

KA Sushi

Count on Heights neighborhood gem Ka for a comforting menu of sushi house staples, with starters like the miso soup with shiitake and snow crab, or wagyu belly cooked on a hot rock, plus a hefty sushi and sashimi list. Available Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on weekends from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., happy hour features discounted sake, cocktails, and $1.50 raw or Rockefeller oysters.

Kuu

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 alluring dishes like smoked salmon and Asian pear plated with taro chips, and the fiery golden tobiko-topped truffle Suzuki roll with yellowtail and jalapeño.

Handies Douzo

In true Heights fashion, the brainchild of Daniel Lee and Patrick Pham (Kokoro), Handies Douzo, presents a menu of hand rolls for counter service in a transformed bungalow. The menu is to-the-point — and while there is sashimi and crudo to snack on, the idea is to get your hands on some hand rolls.

Soma Sushi

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 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.

Izakaya-Wa

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

Kokoro

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 touts fresh sushi and sashimi sourced from around the globe, plus chicken fat rice bowls and creative daily specials that will keep you coming back for more.

Uptown Sushi

Uptown Sushi is one of Houston’s staple sushi restaurants that has long taken a contemporary approach to Japanese dining with artfully plated sushi and hand rolls. In addition to an extensive list of raw eats, find a handful of vegetarian and vegan rolls.

Uchi

One of the most sought-after reservations in town, Uchi serves up small plates and sushi that are neatly presented and packed with layers of honest flavor. Imaginative dishes like the oak-grilled walu walu with candied citrus and ponzu, or its big-eye tuna paired with watermelon and fish sauce. Vegetarian dishes are given just as much thought, with rolls like the tempura shag with avocado and sun-dried tomato and the Japanese eggplant nori.

Kanau Sushi

A welcomed addition to the Midtown neighborhood, Kanau’s modern space features a buzzy bar and an open dining room with full views of the kitchen. There are plenty of ways to satisfy raw cravings, including sashimi flights and an eight or 11-course chef’s tasting menu.

Tobiuo Sushi & Bar

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. Check out the restaurant’s bluefin experience series, which showcases chefs butchering a whole bluefin tuna in the dining room before serving a multi-course menu using the different cuts.

Shun

Decadent pieces of nigiri topped with truffle are appropriately named “WTF” at this casual River Oaks sushi house. 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 brisket ramen made with six-hour smoked beef brisket and A5 wagyu fat.

Nobu Houston

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 priced at $12.

Aka Sushi House

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.

Roka Akor

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. Follow it up with rows of perfectly placed sashimi in hues of pinks and peach, paired with a robata grilled steak.

Hidden Omakase

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, but the restaurant offers two services a night.

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Kata Robata

Helmed by chef Manabu “Hori” 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 premium omakase meal, which allows guests to experience chef Hori’s hand-picked sushi selections.

Oishii

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.

Nippon Japanese Restaurant

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.

MF Sushi Museum District

Leave things in chef Chris Kinjo’s hands (literally) at this lavish sushi restaurant, whose space and ultra-modern aesthetic are as Insta-worthy as the food. With indulgences like Hokkaido scallops and grilled eel, there is no shortage of melt-in-your-mouth moments. The Museum District hideaway relies on the pure flavor of its ingredients, vegetable, and bounty of fresh seafood, resulting in a quality sushi experience every time.

Aya Sushi

With Tokyo-trained chef Yoshi Katsuyama, this new Bellaire sushi spot is drawing in residents from all over Houston for its beautifully plated assortments of nigiri, sashimi, and maki. Let the chef take you on a journey with Aya’s omakase experience for $135 per person and $65 for beverage pairing. But be sure to check out dishes like the bone marrow dripping in shoyu butter and the Ayaviche, a Japanese-style ceviche. Cap the night off with a sip from the drinks menu, which offers around a dozen different sakes and a range of inventive cocktails.

Sushi Miyagi

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.

Sushi on Post Oak

This trendy new sushi spot — SOPO, for short — accommodates diners with various preferences, offering lunch-friendly bento boxes, fresh cuts of sashimi, and a variety of rolls, with a highlight being the Nando, which includes a combination of spicy tuna, salmon, and yellowtail that’s topped with seared white fish, masago, green onion, and a spicy citrus miso. Dessert here is also a hidden gem, with mochi and a decadent carrot cake made in-house.

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