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Azuma on the Lake

117 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Azuma on the Lake in Sugar Land is the area’s premier sushi eatery that offers an upscale dining experience within a gorgeous, sleek environment. A private chef table provides a whole new dining experience for those who have a passion for good food. Azuma on the Lake also has a private bar and lounge area as well as an expansive patio that affords diners waterfront views of the nearby lake.

Beef carpaccio, vegetable tempura, katsu don, spicy soy ramen, yaki udon, yaki tori chicken skewers and salmon filet are just some of the masterfully prepared dishes available that appear artfully plated before each hungry diner. Azuma on the Lake goes above and beyond with spot-on hospitality and service to ensure the satisfaction of every guest.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Sushi, Japanese
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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*
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Phone number
(281) 313-0518
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mike Salazar
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Private party facilities
Private Chef"s Table
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Private party contact
Kevin Lee: (281) 313-0518
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Catering is available to all restaurants in The Azuma Group. Please contact Director of Special Events, for more information.
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Cross street
Hwy 6 & 59
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Parking details
Public Parking
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Special events & promotions
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 for more information.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLizJ (Houston)
5.0  Dined on March 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.

OpenTable Diner (Amarillo)
3.0  Dined on February 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.

Bdaymom (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 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.

TiffanyB (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 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!

ronnie (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 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.

Disappointed (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

Was there for Valentines Day dinner. Food was good but noise level was too high; and music was unidentifiable.

Armadillo1982 (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 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.

Plinster (Houston)
3.0  Dined on January 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.

GlassesGirl (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 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.

ohmehbby (Houston)
4.0  Dined on January 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.

danv (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2014

Excellent service from staffs -including the Manager. Sushi and sashimi are superb. Keep up the good work. Thank you!

kjshaw (Houston)
3.0  Dined on December 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.

JRSL (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 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.

NOLAgurl (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2013

It was my 40th Bday and my gurls and I had an AMAZING time! Would absolutely recommend!

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 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.

lecotu (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2013

They have a great sushi menu to select from and I LOVE their crab fried rice!

vipdmendez0827 (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 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.

Darker1 (Houston)
4.0  Dined on November 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.

vipSusieSE (Houston)
4.0  Dined on November 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

EricEBC (Houston)
4.0  Dined on November 2, 2013

Patient, attentive staff, even on busy nights. Very welcoming, amazing food.
The upstairs is amazing for large groups, very private and serene.

romance (Houston)
4.0  Dined on October 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.

vipsthalder (Houston)
5.0  Dined on September 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.

vipDHamTX (Houston)
4.0  Dined on September 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.

vipDHamTX (Houston)
5.0  Dined on August 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!

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on August 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.

brtx (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2013

Great service and one of the best sushi I've eaten in Houston. The chefs selection is a must.

friendlyfoodie26 (Houston)
4.0  Dined on July 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! :)

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on June 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.

Grizzlypapa (Houston)
5.0  Dined on May 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.