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Aiko, Houston, TX

Aiko

4.9
4.9
127 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
Chefs Patrick Pham and Daniel Lee have over 25 years of combined experience in Japanese cuisine and sushi. They established their culinary careers in Houston where they worked together for years before creating their own restaurants.

Pham and Lee teamed up to bring new curated dining concepts to Houston’s food scene and kicked off a series of omakase pop-up dinners called Secret Taste. Pham and Lee then opened Kokoro in the Bravery Chef Hall in Downtown Houston followed by Handies Douzo in the Houston Heights.

Aiko is the newest concept from the team featuring a sushi bar and seated dining.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Creative Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (832) 582-7525
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Daniel Lee and Patrick Pham

Experiences

  • Aiko Happy Hours!

    Multiple dates available
    Aiko's happy hour is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for culinary enthusiasts. From 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM daily, excluding major holidays, Aiko offers discounted prices on a wide selection of beverages, including beer, wine, sake, and our famous omakase experience. It's the perfect occasion to treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience and explore the flavors of Aiko's fine cuisine at a more affordable price.

What 127 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Best Food

  • Houston

    Sushi

  • Houston

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Houston

    Best Food

  • Houston

    Sushi

  • Houston

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

127 Reviews
  1. JuanG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best sushi experiences I’ve ever had. Fish was fantastic and so was service. I will gladly keep coming back for more.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi dining experience in Houston. The happy hour omakase is worth coming back each week!

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  3. Kath

    Houston

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place! We sat at sushi bar and had a great experience with head chef Michael. The whole team includingJo and Jason were on top of it. All the fish was super fresh. We will be back!

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  4. ShannonN

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe and great food!!! Loved it! We celebrated a birthday and it was perfect!

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  5. steakguy

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and drinks. Easy valet parking. Casual dress but you can also dress up. Service is outstanding. Nice date night place or celebrating with friends. Small dining area so can tend to get loud.

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  6. larryk

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another impeccable meal. The food and service is the best

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  7. cal52216

    Houston

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch for quality of food, wervice and ambiance. The most important for all restaurants should start with the quality of food. Mind you, we're talking sushi here. Having lived in Chicago, NYC and Houston while also having sushi in Japan several times, it's a misconception that the size of the pieces or the rolls make a good sushi spot. After my visit here, I was reminded of Japan and it was the delicate taste that mattered. If you want quantity, I am sure that there's a conveyer belt place not too far.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aiko was amazing, will definitely be back. We got several martinis edamame several Nieri’s and some rolls — all were delicious. The ambiance in particular was also lovely, it’s got a lovely lounge feel. Several couples on dates and friend groups enjoying dinner together. Noise was not intolerable, though I think it could have been a little quieter. Honestly I think my new favorite sushi place!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, ambiance and service! Will definitely be back!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience will definitely be back in the future

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I sat at the sushi bar for a date night! From the moment we walked in we were greeted with such warmth. We had to wait a few minutes in the lounge for our spot to open up at the sushi bar but the host made it a point to get drinks started for us. Once at the sushi bar we were greeted by AK San our sushi chef for the evening! When I say she went above and beyond to make our experience special it’s an understatement. We had such a wonderful experience with her and the rest of the chefs! Steven also made two amazing nigiri for us! Jesse, Jesus, Luis and Jeff were also very welcoming and made our time a blast! Jason and Joe came by a few times and introduced themselves and were so informative of this space and the restaurant and we had great conversation with them! It was extra special to get to meet CJ and his wonderful wife Chi! All in all was a top notch date night! Wonderful food! I had the omakase and my partner did some maki. Both were delicious and awe inspiring! Drinks were crafted perfectly. We will definitely be returning on a regular basis. Thank you again for everything!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Manager was supposed to call me because I didn’t get my full meal. I never received the call.

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  13. AnandR

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal, great vibe. We did the $55 omikase and it was well worth it.

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  14. LMGLHTX

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this place was extremely impressive — staff, cocktails, quality fish, ambiance, overall experience — and I will definitely return if/when back in Houston. We sat at the bar and had a great time. The staff was welcoming and professional. Highly recommend their tasting menu — best overall value I’ve ever had for a sushi restaurant.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My sushi world has been rocked. This was the most amazing food I have had in a very long time, I cannot stop thinking about it. I also don’t know how I will ever have regular sushi again! The dressed nigiri was to die for. Incredible.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose it because it was near where we were at dinner time and because it received good ratings. It didn’t disappoint. The food and drinks were delicious. We would definitely go back!! Very cool place and unique menu items.

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  17. seahodg

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Aiko is a terrific sushi restaurant. The quality of the fish and the service were both exceptional. The only minor knock on the experience was that the volume of the music was a bit too loud. Yes, it had to compete with conversations across the dining room, but I think the volume of all the diners' conversations were elevated in response to the music. It wasn't so distracting that it really affected the meal. However, it was noticeable; particularly as we arrived. Despite the noise, I'll still return and I highly recommend the restaurant.

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  18. Eduardo

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Aaron was fantastic recommendations and quality food superb !!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aiko has the best sushi in Houston! Phenomenal cuts of fish with a delicate balance of flavor pairings. Couldn’t recommend more!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful sushi and services! My favorite sushi spot. Will definitely be back again.

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  21. Irene

    Alabama

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and Wondeful experience! Will definitely go back!

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  22. EMC2

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a very pleasant evening, food was outstanding, service was very polite and welcoming. Would come back and recommend

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing service food and hospitality. Will be dining there again and again.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. The sushi was fresh and everything we ate was absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend for those who appreciate good sushi and creative combinations.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and service, would highly recommend!

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  26. SamFred

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal we had during our trip to Houston! Will definitely be back!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Fabulous sushi-very special. We will return.

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  28. sushisuzy

    Houston

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi and sushi and sushi chefs in Houston, but please keep that between us! Ssshhh!!

    1 person found this helpful

  29. AyoA

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and our waiter Sam was attentive and gave great service during lunch.

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  30. marka

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When I usually go out to enjoy sushi, I try to eat reasonable portions to limit waistline expansion, but in this case I found it impossible not to gorge till I was stuffed to the gills. The flavor combinations were amazing and the variety of dishes displayed the creativity of the chefs working feverishly at the sushi bar. I can say unequivocally that I will be back soon for a second time, although hopefully to limit the intake to less than the 26 pieces of nigiri, 4 kuros, 2 crudos, 1 sashimi, 3 combination plates and one dessert that my daughter and I polished off.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Off the menu items well worth it. Great date night.

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  32. DavidL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was absolutely one of the best Sushi places in Houston. Great Service! Food was amazing!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went Valentine’s Day. I’m success for my wife because it is really good food. I want to come again

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing and service was exceptional. The detail to every plate we received definitely did not go unnoticed. The staff were amazing, very kind and constantly checked on us and consistently refilled our drinks. Aiko was the perfect pick for our date night. Thank you, we cannot wait to go back.

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  35. CourtneyA

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is AMAZING. I have been twice and haven’t have a bad dish. Service is excellent and management is involved and really cares about the customer experience. Great for a girls night or date night.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef and entire team were super welcoming and entertaining. The food was spectacular. Very few dining gems left like this - where the team values connection and experience with the patrons. Wonderful spot - look forward to going back many more times.

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  37. Will

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really liked this place. Everything was looked and tasted great.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The absolute worst service. Did the omakase and everything was out of order and items were missing. We had to bring it to their attention multiple times. Drinks came at a glacial pace.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Par service, had empty drinks, beware portions are very small. But good was delicious!

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  40. AAMM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great quality fish and very nice environment. Hidden Gem!

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FAQs

Aiko is rated 4.9 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Aiko

1902 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007-6133

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Creative Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Daniel Lee and Patrick Pham
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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