Azuma on the Lake
Azuma on the Lake
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Azuma on the Lake

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.azumarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2813130518
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday, 12:00pm -4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm *Special Prix Fixe Tasting Menu Available for Valentine's Day Starting Friday, February 11 - February 14th*
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Mike Salazar
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available to all restaurants in The Azuma Group. Please contact Director of Special Events, lauren@somasushi.com for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Chef"s Table
  • Private Party Contact: Kevin Lee 2813130518
  • Special Events: Azuma on the Lake is delighted to accommodate all of your private dining and special event needs. Please contact our Director of Special Events Quinn Hoang @events@theazumagroup.com for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 6 & 59
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Parking
A word from Azuma on the Lake
The newest addition to The Azuma Group, Azuma on the Lake is proud to offer delicious traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine in one of Sugar Land’s most picturesque settings. The views from the 2nd floor dining area and patio overlooking the lake provide a Zen-like backdrop and help establish Azuma on the Lake as the perfect destination for those seeking the finest sushi experience locally in Sugar Land, Texas. Azuma on the Lake has an ample private dining area, a special chefs table, a 2nd floor private bar and lounge area as well as a very large patio to accommodate private and group functions.
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Azuma on the Lake reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Not only sushi
    LizJVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    There were four of us in a group and we got seated in the back with a view. It was definitely more quiet so we can actually carry on a conversation. Our waiter was so attentive and gave us recommendations. The beef capriccio was delicious that we ordered it twice. Having both traditional and unique dishes added interest to our dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I ate at the bar alone, cause
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    I ate at the bar alone, cause I was out of town. Bartender was unfriendly and really paid no mind to me. Happy hour menu is pretty big.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love at First Dinner
    Bdaymom
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This was our first time at Azuma. We are very impressed with the food , service and ambience of the restaurant. I am a vegetarian and I had the best ever cucumber roll and vegetarian sushi. My husband had the salmon with kale chips and the dish was fantastic. We will be back for sure. The food is fresh and very tasty and the restaurant is very cozy and a great place to have a relaxing meal. Our server was very attentive and informed and we had an overall great first experience. We will bring our friends the next time and are happy to have found Azuma on the Lake here in Sugarland. Thanks guys for a great job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our New Favorite Dinner Spot!
    TiffanyB
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We came here with a party of 5 for a special birthday dinner. None of us had ever eaten here before. We made reservations through OpenTable and were seated right away. The attention paid to us by our server, other servers and even the manager made us feel like we were VIPs or the only table in the restaurant! We were very impressed! The restaurant was packed - not an open table available during our reservation time of 7:00pm on a Saturday night. The food is eclectic, fun and fresh! Love the Japanese/Fusion experience and this place excels in this department! We started off with several appetizers: Pork Gyoza dumplings, lobster mac n cheese, shrimp skewers. Dinner was Orange Ginger Chicken, Azuma Iron Konro, and Specialty Sushi Rolls. LOVE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • agedashi tofu and tempura
    ronnie
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    agedashi tofu and tempura shrimp are either overfried or were fried in an old oil. they are not supposed to look so dark.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not What I Was Hoping For
    Disappointed
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Was there for Valentines Day dinner. Food was good but noise level was too high; and music was unidentifiable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Corporate Lunch
    Armadillo1982
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Great lunch selection of varied sushi and rolls available to choose. Food was well-presented, tasty and the portions were adequate. Very good option to hold our meeting in Azuma.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "In the Weeds" she said
    Plinster
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We went for dinner on a Saturday night. The food was good but the service wasn't. We ordered cocktails as soon as we arrived, but our bar tender was "in the weeds" (our server's words) and they didn't arrive until LONG after our food. We would have ordered another round, because the drinks were good -- but we didn't want to be there all night! On the flip side, the food came out too quickly -- we barely had time to stop and talk between courses. We felt like we were being rushed, even though plenty of other tables were available. Also, our seaweed salads were gummy and served with really unappealing imitation crab. At the end of the day, the service and ambience at Soma is nicer, and the food and prices are the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Are you smarter than a 5th grader?
    GlassesGirl
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    It took 20 minutes for someone to get our drink order and an hour for someone to take our food order. When the drinks came, mine was wrong so I sent it back.When I passed the bar I over heard the waiter and the bartender being ugly about the exchange. When the bill came there was an automatic 20% tip calculated on the subtotal and tax.When we brought the issue to the waiter he said "it couldn't be wrong a computer did it." He was serving a table of six math teachers and I assured him this was calculated including tax.He just stood there. I paid in cash and he brought back no receipt or change. Did he think he was deserving of more than 20%? Get your self together Azuma. I guess you can be an idiot when your tip is automatic and wrong.
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  • Sushi in sugarland
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Quiet dining. Martini's followed with Miso and Wild Mushroom soup. Then sirlion skewer, scallop sushi, and ell/crab sushi. We picked from selection of glasses of wine. Finished with hot green tea. We have never sat on the porch overlooking the lake. Nice view, but not right for a January night. We might try sometime at lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bday
    ohmehbby
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    I recently went here for my 20th birthday dinner with my friends and it was awesome. Service, food, location everything was perfect and I definitely can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service excellent
    danv
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Excellent service from staffs -including the Manager. Sushi and sashimi are superb. Keep up the good work. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brr it's cold inside
    kjshaw
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The sushi was very fresh. I was disappointed when I ordered a specialty roll and was told some of the ingredients were not available. The waitress recommended a different roll and it was quite good. I also ordered a draft beer and was told it was not available either. It was New Year's Eve so it was a little strange that they weren't stocked well for the holiday. The restaurant was freezing cold and somewhat uncomfortable. We ate with our coats on. My date did not enjoy his Chilean sea bass, stating that portions were undercooked. It was too cold to eat outside but the patio looked very inviting for warmer weather. The portions were adequate in size.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Little Place
    JRSL
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This was a great little place with a nice menu. Service was outstanding. Only complaint was the table next to us of 4-6 adults and 1-2 kids. Couldn't really keep track as they kept getting up and shifting around. Not totally the restaurants fault but better table placement might have helped.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 40th Bday Party
    NOLAgurl
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    It was my 40th Bday and my gurls and I had an AMAZING time! Would absolutely recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We visited Azuma for the third time last night for our anniversary. The food was wonderful and the service was great. Last night we had the vegetable tempura and then decided to have the 5 course Omakase. This was the second time we tried this chef selected tasting option. Both times the food was great. Last night part of the selection was Udon Triple Congee. It was so good with warm comforting flavors. I would go back just for that dish but alas it isn't part of the regular menu. The sushi selections were very fresh and tasty and the final dessert course was also good. We will definitely be visiting again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh selections
    lecotu
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    They have a great sushi menu to select from and I LOVE their crab fried rice!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    dmendez0827
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    First time there and absolutely loved the food, the service, the ambience.... bottom line, it was the perfect LUCKY DATE NIGHT. Lucky because it was 11-12-13. :) We are definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Evening
    Darker1
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Enjoyed the ambiance. We arrived too late to enjoy an evening on the patio, too dark & chilly (Thanks Daylight Saving Reversion). We decided to nosh on appetizers, which were top notch. But $20 for 3 medium sized scallops does not cut it. I can pick up a pound of scallops for $8-$10. Way overpriced for the portion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh tasty seafood
    EdwardsVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Wonderful sushi. Great variety of rolls. The daily specials were fun and different. They also have a great drink list. I will be back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Service
    EricEBC
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Patient, attentive staff, even on busy nights. Very welcoming, amazing food. The upstairs is amazing for large groups, very private and serene.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very romantic yet elegant
    romance
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    The ambiance was wonderful, great for a romantic date. The wine was fabulous. Although the entree's were not what I had expected. The flavor was much too mellow. The only side they give you is... white rice. I believe they are mainly known for their sushi. That was the best smoked tuna roll ever.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    sthalderVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Great opportunity for outdoor dining in Houston! We took advantage of it. Food was great from the sushi to the duck. Excellent martini also.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Great Staff
    DHamTXVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    The fish is always fresh and flavorful, staff are attentive and professional, and the atmosphere is fit for any occasion from a regular lunch, to time with friends, to a romantic date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Amazing Staff
    DHamTXVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    The food at Azuma on the Lake is always fresh and providing a great variety. Whether you want Sushi, Sashimi, Udon or other cooked foods. Sunday is all day on the Happy Hour menu, so a great time to try new rolls or food. The Hamachi Kama is OUTSTANDING!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Good and The Bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    This was our first time at Azuma. We've had sushi in 15-20 different places in 3 metropolitan areas. The Edamame was cooked well-Taste was good. The Gyoza was gummy-the wrap appeared undercooked. The Azuma Hama Chili was my favorite item there: yellowtail sashimi with chili and a ?citrus sauce served on an ice cold plate - very flavorful! Also at our table were 5 rolls and Nigiri. Both were rather warm. The rolls were lacking in flavor. We typically do not wish for the rolls to be drowning in a sauce, but the contents needed some sort of flavor. The atmosphere was fun, though the first part of our meal sounded like a tumbling routine was being conducted upstairs. Waitress was great. Will likely go elsewhere for future sushi cravings.
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  • One of the best sushi in Houston
    brtx
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Great service and one of the best sushi I've eaten in Houston. The chefs selection is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    friendlyfoodie26
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Azuma on the Lake is fantastic! Extensive menu for cooked entrees and sushi lovers. Tried a cooked entree for the first time - the Thai Sweet Chili Duck and is was amazing! They always have Blue Fin, too! :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, it took a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    Food was good, it took a little long and 2 dishes came about five minutes after the rest. Our server was friendly but slow. I not sure why because there was only 5 tables in the building.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day lunch
    Grizzlypapa
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We had reservations for 6, but showed up with 9 people. They asked us to wait a couple of minutes while they rearranged our seating. It was quick and we were seated in a couple of minutes. Appetizers and main courses were excellent. We have never been disappointed at Azuma.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED RESTAURANT!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    Food and service was excellent. One of my FAVORITE sushi restaurants. I love that this location is very close to home. The server was very helpful and informative about the menu. He was very polite and attentive. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this restaurant to many others.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good selection for everyone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    Although sushi makes up a good portion of the menu, it looked to have a wide selection of other choices for those in your group not into sushi. The outdoor area was a decent size, but not huge. There wasn't too much overhead coverage, which could be a problem on a hotter night. We were there on a Monday, so the staffing was light, but it looked like everyone was trying to pitch in to ensure everyone was taken care of appropriately.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night Flood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Our first visit occurred during heavy rain and flood conditions so the restaurant was empty. My wife enjoyed the Sushi (I'm not a fan of the "uncooked" variety) and my lamb chops were perfect - which the server rightfully suggested over the beef option. Our service was well-informed on the menu and attentive to our needs, yet respectful of our privacy on a rare date night without the children.
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  • We were celebrating an anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    We were celebrating an anniversary and had a really nice time. It was very nice to be able to walk along the water after dinner. The food was wonderful. Our waitress was accessible and willing to make suggestions. The prices were reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice restaurant and service, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    The ambiance and service were excellent, the noise level was tolerable given our proximity to the waiter's ordering terminal (a request to be re-seated upstairs was politely declined indicating a busy upstairs restaurant floor). I believe the food was severely lacking as compared to the dining experience from its sibling restaurants. The lytchee mojito was happily replaced (since we did not like the taste), the mango version was much better, but could have used a bit less sugar/puree. We ordered 3 rolls, couple of them were a bit on the dry side; our server suggested a roll that was fried/crunchy, but was not crunchy at all. We ordered a crunch roll to make up for it, but that was a bit disappointing too. Skipped dessert for next door.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was excellent, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    The food was excellent, the service was excellent. However, one of the appetizer's that we ordered was never delivered. When we notified the server of this, he immediately apologized and removed the order from our bill. I'm sure it was minor oversight that was lost in translation, so to speak. My wife and I have dined at Azuma on many occasions and would not hesitiate to dine at, or recommend Azuma to our friends! Sincerely, Van Stringer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yakisoba was not as delicious
    KiamVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Yakisoba was not as delicious as it normally was in the past, not sure what was missing, just could feel it tasted a little different and not as good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great on all levels.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    First time visitor and our experience could not have been better. Food, service and ambience were all top notch. Azuma has a great vibe with a combination of the dining room, sushi bar, decor and piped in music.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was OK. I'm not a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    The food was OK. I'm not a fan of scallions and cayenne pepper on my sushi. I also don't understand why you would bring my appetizer and meal at the same time. If ordering sushi, portions are normal, if ordering food you may want to eat prior...the portions are very small.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We dined at 2 pm and were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    We dined at 2 pm and were the only people in the restaurant. Service was very friendly and the food was good, however, the downtown location has more flavor.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet