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Discover the Best Sushi in Houston

Sushi might not be the first cuisine that comes to mind when thinking about Houston's food scene, but ask any local about dining in the city and they will surely mention its vastness. This is the fourth most populous place in the United States, where every global cuisine is represented. Plus, Houston's a port city with immediate access to the freshest seafood from the Gulf and beyond. So, where are Houstonians going when they get a sushi craving? We’ve pulled data to find the best sushi spots among our diners. From fusions to classic sashimi, here are the sushi places to check out in Space City.

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9 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Uni Sushi, Nobu Houston, MF Sushi
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Sushi, Cocktail Bar
Neighborhoods:The Woodlands, Galleria / Uptown, Midtown / Montrose
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Uni Sushi

$$$$
Sushi
The Woodlands
4.6
320 reviews
Uni Sushi, established in The Woodlands in 2006, bills itself Asian-European fusion, yet its lengthy sushi list features plenty of nigiri and sashimi for purists as well as those happy to depart from tradition. Tempting the latter are some interesting options under the modern makimono section of the sushi menu, such as the playfully named Watch Our Butt roll with tuna katsu, and smoked salmon, and the Angry Dragon with yellowtail, jalapeno, cilantro, and habanero-infused tobiko. One of the more popular big plates is the beef rolls, shaved rib-eye with avocado, yam, and a teriyaki glaze.

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Nobu Houston

$$$$
Cocktail Bar
Galleria / Uptown
4.6
1290 reviews
With the 2018 opening of Nobu at the Galleria, Houston claimed its own spot in the famous international sushi empire built upon the concept of Peruvian-Japanese fusion. Diners who are already familiar with the Nobu brand will find all its signatures are naturally on the menu at the 280-seat Houston venue, among them the iconic miso black cod and yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno. The restaurant also offers some interesting Texas-only specials, such as grilled wagyu in cherry blossom smoke with truffled cabbage and boneless ribeye steak with yuzu butter. With some of the best sushi in Houston on its menu and a luxurious setting, Nobu generally offers a special-occasion experience; however, the daily tanoshi hour encourages a visit for drinks and snacks, including great deals on sushi.

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MF Sushi

$$$$
Sushi
Midtown / Montrose
4.9
1358 reviews
When chef brothers Chris and Alex Kinjo opened MF Sushi in Houston's Museum District in 2015, it caused a stir among diners familiar with their previous local venue and acclaimed original Atlanta restaurant. With a solid reputation preceding it, MF Sushi is confident in justifying the high prices of its impeccable sushi — the omakase experience typically runs into three figures — and both critics and local sushi aficionados say it's worth it. Seasonings of truffles and caviar feature as frequently as sesame and shiso, and the rice gets prepared with as much perfectionist care as the world-class fish and seafood. The sushi options are impressively comprehensive, and share space on the lengthy menu with dozens of vegetable, meat, and seafood skewers from the robata grill.

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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - Houston Highland Village, TX

$$$$
Japanese
Downtown
4.3
606 reviews
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in Houston Highland Village has been successful enough to launch a second location at CityCentre, proof that locals love the stylish sushi spot's blend of traditional and creative offerings. Among them is the signature Viva Las Vegas Roll, with tempura crab and cream cheese topped with spicy tuna, more crab, and sliced lotus root, all drizzled with sweet eel sauce and sprinkled with green tempura bits. A whole host of shared plates, ramen, hot Japanese entrees, and desserts are also offered, along with a dedicated gluten-sensitive menu.

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Uchi Houston

$$$$
Sushi
Midtown / Montrose
4.9
3986 reviews
Since it opened in a historic Westheimer space in 2012 (an offshoot of the popular original in Austin), Uchi has always been a strong contender for the best sushi in Houston. With a contemporary approach to Japanese cuisine, James Beard Award-winning, Tokyo-trained chef Tyson Cole presents beautiful bites of sushi, sashimi, and various small plates using seafood flown in daily from Japan, as well as the finest seasonal produce sourced from local farms. The sushi menu features some uncommon options, such as cured Spanish anchovy and salmon belly, plus a few very Texan beef creations such as beef tongue, wagyu tartare, and 72-hour short rib. There's a comprehensive vegetarian menu, too.

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Ka Sushi

$$$$
Sushi
Heights / Washington
4.8
235 reviews
The lunch and dinner menus at KA Sushi in the Heights offer an enticing handful of appetizers, shared plates and hot-rock entrees, but the main focus is on classic sushi. A comprehensive, often inventive array of nigiri, sashimi, maki and more are offered a la carte, along with an omakase experience and chef's selections of nigiri and sashimi. The bar is equally thorough in its offerings, with KA Sushi specializing in high-end spirits and creative cocktails. Among them is the Butchertown Alexander with brandy, creme de cacao, cream and nutmeg, a refined choice to complement the restaurant's hip, somewhat moody surroundings.

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The Fish

$$$$
Japanese
Midtown / Montrose
4.7
192 reviews
Since its opening in 2002, The Fish in Midtown has achieved a pleasing balance of fresh, high-quality sushi and reasonable prices, earning it many loyal customers. The menu leans toward the standards when it comes to nigiri and sashimi, while also revealing its innovative side in the lengthy selections of specialty rolls. The Louisiana roll with spicy kanikama, shrimp, soft-shell crawfish, and spicy aioli, and the beef fajita roll with grilled bell pepper, onion, and jalapenos are nods to regional flavors, while other creations stick closer to Japanese tradition. The menu also has soups, salads, noodle dishes, and hot entrees to satisfy big appetites, like the Rocket Combo of BBQ short ribs, dynamite shrimp, and blue crab fried rice.

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KUU Restaurant

$$$$
Japanese
Westside
4.7
1020 reviews
At the helm of Kuu Restaurant is chef Adison Lee, a Nobu alum who trained under Nobu Matsuhisa. Lee has created a modern menu blending classic and contemporary Japanese creations using local, seasonal produce and the freshest seafood. The setting is chic and upscale, making Kuu an ideal spot for a date night or special occasion. On Sundays, it's also one of Houston's hottest brunch spots, with Kuu presenting a unique brunch menu of Japanese tapas. Among the sweet options is French toast with pomegranate, honey, and kiwi jam, while a savory highlight is Berkshire pork with edamame, a 60-degree egg, and garlic toast.

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Roka Akor - Houston

$$$$
Steakhouse
River Oaks
4.7
1315 reviews
Roka Akor, a global chain of upscale Japanese steakhouses that also offer some mean sushi, opened a sleek and shiny venue in a Houston high-rise in 2017. Among many impressive culinary offerings are picture-perfect sashimi platters, the priciest beef from Japan and Texas, and house-made shochu infused with tropical fruits. Fresh fish is flown in daily, real wasabi is grated fresh at the table, and miniature ice sculptures are the centerpiece of those sashimi platters. With just six seats, the sushi bar has an air of exclusivity to go with the restaurant's award-winning sushi program, which is at its showiest when opting for the omakase experience.

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