Above average sushi place.
The food was overall excellent except that the peppered sushi roll we ordered was extremely peppered and the soup I ordered was a little salty. We received average service from the waiter, and this was clearly the result of him having to take care of too many tables. This needs improvement, although it was a Monday, so maybe that was the "excuse".
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed our experience
Really enjoyed our experience at Soma Sushi. Food was great and well priced. Service was a little slow but very friendly and helpful.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was good but they
The food was good but they don't really guide you on portions. Always ask!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this restaurant!
Great sushi which is the most important thing to me. Very attentive service although his knowledge of the fish was a tad off. Their cheesecake is now my favorite dessert. Kind of like a deconstructed cheesecake with light, creamy, lemony squares of cheesecake; super light rectangles of meringue; sitting on a bed of housemade granola; with spots of some type of sauce that I can't remember the name of. Super light, super tasty, not too sweet. Must have!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great, service was
Food was great, service was average. Too many "miscommunications". How does Open Table send one email asking for my feedback and one asking why I didn't show up? Miscommunication??
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Sunday Happy Hour
Great sushi and love that they have a Sunday all day happy hour. The service was a bit slow and the waiter forgot a couple of things. I felt like he should have comped them (like he brought my drink with the bill even though I had ordered it 15 min before). There were a couple of other food items we had to ask for several times.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for lunch too!
Great lunch specials. The Soma Ramen was really wonderful, warm, comfort food. Still love that cheesecake!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very pleased with the food
Very pleased with the food and service. Great happy hour menu. Must try the chicken wings (know that sounds wierd at a sushi restaurant but are up there with the best i've ever had)
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Soma Ramen was amazing. Our waiter told us the chef recently won a Houston wide Ramen contest. Delicious!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty sushi and other asian
Tasty sushi and other asian treats. We loved the squid robata. Also had a ramen -- it was HUGE and would be wonderful in the cooler months.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We tried Soma based on the ramen they prepared for Go Pig Or Go Home, which won the 2013 People's Choice award. We are so impressed! The food is inventive and fresh, the sushi chefs are exemplary (sit and watch them work their magic for a while, you won't be disappointed) and Chef Gabe (executive kitchen chef) has a real talent for infusing his love of Texas cuisine into more traditional Japanese dishes. The service is flawless and the ambiance is hip and upscale. Try "Omakasi". It means that you give the chefs the freedom to choose your dinner for you (and yes, you can tell them what you just don't like!) On the menu, try the hamachi with fois gras, and the black cod- both are awesome. Great sake selection, too! This is a neighborhood gem!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed my dining experience
Really enjoyed my dining experience and will definitely return.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a really nice place to eat some really tasty sushi. Wait staff vey knowledgable, very good quality fresh fish. Will be back
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dependable sushi on Sundays
We love to get sushi Sunday nights and so many places are closed. They have good sushi and all day Sunday happy hour.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another wonderful meal!
Soma never fails to please. This neighborhood spot serves up fresh, inventive sushi and hot dishes with flare and an obvious love of ingredients and classical technique. Every plate is a delight to look at and to taste. I recommend Omakase, which tells the chef to feed you whatever is most fresh that day. I go for the 5-plate omakase and it's always so much food that I'm happily full when I leave. Chef Pascal and Chef Gabe and warm, fun, and talented and love what they do, which shows in the quality and flavor of each dish. Go early in the evening so you can sit at the sushi bar. Then just sit back, watch, and let Soma work its magic.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi is best in Houston
Right now, we think this is the best sushi in Houston. Quality of the fish and the preparation are top notch. Uchi is probably more inventive, but we feel we were more satisfied at Soma.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ramen, desserts, and service
The food was delicious, especially the soma ramen. I wanted to try the soma ramen but wanted it a little bit spicy so they brought some spicy sauce on the side. Tried the seafood mac and cheese which was also very good. I would give the mussels a nod as well but it was so cold where we were sitting that they got cold very quickly. Same with the edamame but both were tasty. For dessert we split some chocolate cake/mousse combo and a shortcake or cheesecake with ice cream. Dont know the names of the desserts but both were delicious.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for Restaurant week
We went for Restaurant week - Great menu - Thank you Chef!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
sushi is ok, but environment awesom
The environment is nice! and the crab claw is awesonme!, but i have to say, the sushi is ok. The fish and shrimp in the roll is fresh, but the shushi rice is toooo hard! I am picky eater for rice, the authentic shushi rice should be sticky and soft. But if you are ok with this, then this restaraunt is a good choice for a date!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for Houston Restaurant Weeks and had a fantastic dinner. Sushi was super fresh and the portions were more than sufficient. The shooters really stood out.
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for HRW. Everything we
Went for HRW. Everything we had between the two of us was fantastic. I had Carpaccio, Ceviche, Pork Belly Ramen, and a dessert. Went early for pre-theatre and were in and out in an hour on Friday night. The daughter was looking for Sushi for lunch the following day and had had a few recent bad experiences elsewhere. We sent her and a friend to Soma and she said it was the best she has ever had. We will definitely be back soon.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing first time experience.
Amazing first time experience. The blue fin tuna was out of this world as was the red dragon rita! Both are must-tastes if you are checking this place out! Also, they are gluten friendly!! The staff was very knowledgable on how to make the rolls GF.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Japanese Food
This was some of the best Japanese food that we have had outside of Japan! Every dish was delicious, well prepared, and well presented. Plus, the setting/decor is very cool. We will be back....again and again!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined @ Soma Sushi Friday and Saturday of this week. Fridays dinner in service was so delightful we made another reservation for a seperate dinner meeting again for Saturday. All in all great sushi and great atmosphere.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi in Houston
Love this place, have come here many times, but jus tone bad experience otherwise fantastic, must be good I keep coming back with customers.
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband and I came for our first year wedding anniversary and we had an amazing meal and wonderful service. The wait was a little long and at times there seemed to be not enough wait staff but nonetheless our server was still nice, helpful, sweet and calm. I enjoyed his recommendations and he explained everything really well. I hope we see him again at our next visit.
I would never bring children here, too romantic and should be reserved for adults or young adults. there were children next to us at a table but luckily they were extremely well behaved; otherwise I would have been extremely irritated to find children in this setting. My favorite feature was how I could reserve my table online and the hostess was happily awaiting us.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi in Houston
Even though Soma Sushi is far from the house, I try to go there when I can if I feel like having sushi or any kind of japanese food. Lunch is a great time and I enjoy their daily chef's bento box.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always love a meal at Soma.
I always love a meal at Soma. This time we took our son, visiting from Boston, for his first taste of Ramen. We started with nigiri, which was wonderfully fresh as usual. Love the Madai with crispy leeks and recommend you go for that when it is available. We all shared a Crazy Irishman roll, at happy hour bargain price. Hubby stayed with sushi, choosing School of Salmon, Yellowtail with fois gras, ocean trout, all with sharkskin grated wasabi. Son had black bean ramen and I had Soma ramen. Both were perfect, hot rich broths, perfect noodles, lovely condiments, lovely. Our server, Craig, was knowledgeable and attentive. Chef Gabe stopped by our table to chat. The Red Dragon Ritas are also amazing. Great restaurant!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative and asty sushi and sashimi dishes in a beautiful setting. The happy hour menu is a great value, better than the rest of the Azuma group. Surprisingly affordable.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an excellent meal in spite of indifferent service. Sushi was fresh, the seafood ramen was nice, really enjoyed all the food. Would have enjoyed evening more if waitstaff was more attentive. At this price point, they really should have been.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
As usual, had an amazing Gluten Free meal thanks to our server and chefs. They were able to alter pretty much any of the rolls and boy did I eat! They also have GF soy sauce! Food and ambiance was amazing. Cheers!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first time dining at Soma Sushi. It was very nice and elegant. Perfect atmosphere for my birthday. Great service, food, and drinks. All around wonderful experience.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM