Uptown Sushi
Uptown Sushi

Uptown Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://uptown-sushi.com/
  • Phone: 7138711200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Wed 11am - 11pm
    Thu - Fri 11am - Midnight
    Sat Noon - Midnight
    Sun 5pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Post Oak
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Uptown Sushi
Come experience Houston's premier upscale sushi bar and restaurant. Specializing in unique Japanese fusion cuisine for business lunch, elegant dinner and late night bar.
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Uptown Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.3
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (15)fit for foodies (14)special occasion (11)great for lunch (10)hot spot (10)good for groups (6)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Service was off this time
    CapitanL
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Usually my experience at Uptown Sushi has been exceptional, but this last time we went, our service was absolutely atrocious, with nobody coming to check on us until they brought the bill, while at the same time we were trying to order more. Didn't really care for being ignored, especially with a date. We will come back again, and but I will definitely complain if we get the same server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • decent sushi and bad service
    jreyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Tried this place for the first time this past Saturday. The service was deplorable. Sushi was fine, but there are plenty of better options in Houston for good sushi. I more than likely won't be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MbcvVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The waitress we had was ok, not rude or anything, just very slow and it looked she was not into it. She took long bringing our food, took long bringing drinks, took long bringing dessert and coffee. Food and place was great as usual, just had never had a waitress that was not into it, distracted and moving slow when the restaurant was not that busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WJC
    AvidTravellerVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Was very surprised, usually this place is extremely good, no concerns in last 5 visits. Waitress must have been new. Not knowledgeable, slow to non-existent. however, the bus service was great. the red tuna was fishy and the super white was good. They roll waitress recommended was fishy. All that said, place is usually great and I will come back; everyone has a bad day.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Fusion Japanese
    Oliver
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food is excellent and creative. The service was great and friendly. I will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi
    Kingwood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    First, I requested a upper level table and that didn't happen. The food took over 25 to be served. The service was fair however the bar service was great, since we had to wait for our table. Bartender Steve makes good drinks and has a great attitude.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Try the Uka roll. That with a Berry Martinini and Bluefin Tuna Nagiri. Excellent!!! The atmosphere is chic and can be romantic dinner or great for business lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    AlwaysgoodVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Uptown Sushi remains not only my favorite sushi place but one of my favorites in Houston. Beautiful restaurant with great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food Great atmosphere
    mari0605
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Houston's restaurant days are a chance to get to try out new restaurants therefore 2 coworkers and myself chose this place for lunch. The food was excellent! The restaurant itself was very dim with cool light fixtures; makes you want to go back on a romantic date. The server was nice and she got everything right, I'd just wish she would have smiled. We were smiling and enjoying ourselves so it was awkward that she couldn't crack a smile with us. Other than that she gave us good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sushi
    George
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Uptown Sushi offers high quality sushi and excellent service. a bit pricy but best sushi place in Houston.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful & great food
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Went for my Birthday & loved our lunch. This is my favorite restaurant in Houston. It is so beautiful inside, great NEW menu & great service. They even brought me a Birthday dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I have eaten at Uptown Sushi numerous times over the years. It's not the best sushi in town, but consistent and good. It's also convienent to the Galleria area and good for a client dinner. The service the other night was beyond bad. We mentioned it a couple times and it never got any better. This is my second experience in a row with two different servers where service was bad. Not sure if I will return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect except for the new menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Everything here is always great, best sushi in town. Only problem is that the new menu took away the best roll. Please bring the butter crab roll back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 147 reviews are from the Uptown Sushi reviews archive.
  • A Go To When I Am in Houston
    Lbroden
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This has been one of my favorite go to sushi bars in Houston. The specialty rolls are great, along w/the thick slices of sashimi. Love the avocado must soup too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience every time
    KrystynPVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We've dined at Uptown Sushi upward of 10 times. Everytime we are just as pleased with the experience. Outstanding sushi.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food and ambience.
    foodho
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This place offers way more than sushi although the sushi is excellent. Don't miss the tuna in truffle oil. It's outstanding as was the seared salmon. I will definitely return and am sorry it's taken me this long to discover it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must for sushi in Houston
    RhondaS
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The sushi was amazingly fresh and delicious as always, but the service was off ... VERY slow, which is highly unusual for Uptown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Slowest
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I frequented Uptown Sushi weekly in its initial years after opening. The service was previously impeccable however I was extremely disappointed/frustrated with how slow it is now(50 minutes before we received appetizers). Additionally, they've gotten rid of some of the favorites (i.e. Tuna tartare). Needs a comprehensive upgrade in decor and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good stuff
    RES3
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The grilled chicken soy salad was phenomenal, we just had a long wait time to get our food. We also made a reservation for lunch but had to wait about 10 minutes to get a table...why even make a reservation? We are on a schedule. Other than that it was good!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh Sushi
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Uptown Sushi is my very favorite sushi restaurant in Houston. The sushi is always fresh & the service & atmosphere are great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorites!
    SandyVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Uptown Sushi is consistently DELICIOUS! Love the ambiance there. The food is exceptionally prepared and always fresh!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Excellent service, atmosphere, and, of course, sushi! Some favorites are the Uka roll, crazy roll, Don #2 roll, and avocado miso soup. Only complaint is that they don't seem to have a happy hour or any daily specials, as most other competitors do. Be prepared to spend some money here, but the quality and taste reflects the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I have had lagging to poor service each time I have dined here. The food and the atmosphere is good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food - not exceptional
    Alex
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Keen sushi eater. Had two rolls and a few sushis and a salad. Rolls were OK - not too impressed by the rice and by too much soya souce in them. Good presentation. Ambience very nice. Tables better than sushi bar.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wine Training
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I love uptown sushi and the food is always great, however in trying to order a bottle of wine, the waiter was not sure of herself on the listing of wines available thus, unable to really answer questions. We ended up getting a bottle for $190 and it is one that you always decanter, and we had to ask.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous sashimi- fresh blue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Fabulous sashimi- fresh blue Finn! Service wonderful: immaculate and stylish. Will go whenever I can!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was incredible
    LIZZYVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    If you love sushi make sure you keep this restatuant on your favorite list. Their sushi selections were good. We had a friend that is not into sushi so we found some chicken on the menu for him which he loved. Overall, service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Losing its flair!
    dine4fun
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I have frequented this restaurant for years. However,over the last two years it has started to fade into blah territory. The sushi was good but at best standard. Our server was very attentive and quick. Upon entering the restaurant you immediately notice that the decor has not been updated in quite some time. Curtains were hanging off the tracks, several light bulbs were out, the banquette fabric was dirty and stained as well as covered with crumbs from the previous diner I assume. But the kicker is the closer you got to the bathroom the stronger the sewer gas smell got. At some point they must have noticed and then covered it with air freshener which only made the smell stronger. Until some of these items are resolved i won't be returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and fun evening
    luvgreatfood
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    It was an evening to honor the memory of someone who also loved Uptown Sushi. We ordered salad, edamame, special rolls and sushi. All great and soooo very fresh. Attentive service without interfering with our conversation. It was a wonderful evening. It remains our favorite sushi...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad waitress
    momie
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    She was less theab pleasant but the food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Sushi in Houston
    Munday
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Absolutely a great place for Sushi, best in Houston IMO
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice atmosphere!!
    Don77
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Loved the ambiance!!! Valet came and parked my car immediately. My reservation was at 8:30 pm and we arrived at 8:00 pm. We walk in and they let me know that I was early but I would be seated by 8:30 pm, and I was seated right at 8:30 pm. I requested a booth seat and I also had my booth seat as well. The food was very good! I will no longer be going to Ra Sushi to get my sushi fix.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Servers were nice and not so snobby
    quynhspinsVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I read some reviews of this place and thought it might be too uppity up with the ambiance and service. Turns out I had a great server and wasn't snobby. The food was excellent. I would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Experience
    Sega
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    The place is great.... took my date and we both had a great time. Perfect ambience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prepare to wait
    anonymous
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I brought my teen daughter for her birthday, and made a special note in the reservation that it was for a birthday celebration. Upon arrival we were made to wait 30 minutes for our table, and were just about to leave when we were finally seated. We were put in the back corner next to the kitchen. My daughter really wanted sushi so we stayed. The food was good, but we won't come back to this establishment, nor recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always yummy!
    RacegrlVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    I've been to Uptown Sushi many times and they always have the freshest fish! Yellowtail, Salmon, Escolar and Snapper are my usual sashimi order. I enjoy their rolls but don't really have a favorite. It's a great place to catch up with friends - the interior design is attractive and keeps the noise level reasonable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent sushi
    Aquaplois
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    You can't have a bad meal here. Excellent service too. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant and Tasty
    LYMartinezVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    More than sushi available, but the sushi is pretty outstanding! Great atmosphere for date night, but good for groups as well. A little pricey, but most sushi places are. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service could be better.
    SirEatsalot
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    The astmosphere was upbeat with the feel of an upscale modern New York restaurant. The food was very good. I reccomend the whole tempura catfish, very tasty. The poor service put a bit of a damper on an otherwise grfeat night. The young waiter seemed very inexperienced, forgetting orders and requests for water, not removing plates as we finished our apps, coming to the table at the wrong times, not being around when we needed service, etc. A little training would go a long way with this guy. I have eaten here many times and the service was much better in the past.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of my favorites
    harrietVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Uptown Sushi is always good and a great atmosphere. It is our "go to " place in the Galleria for Japanese food. Relaxing and nice service. Always up to its standards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.