Blue Onyx Bistro

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172 reviews
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Blue Onyx Bistro Houston Finest's Seafood, Steak & Sushi Restaurant, located on Richmond Ave. near 610. Featuring an exclusive menu from Executive Chef David Chang.
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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific restaurant in every respect. Good value as well.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. Everything we ordered was delicious! The drinks are strong and service was great! The perfect spot for a date night!

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Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and David was great to talk too and very knowledgeable about the entrees and very friendly. Defiantly going back.

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KE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food at a very reasonable price. Excellent service, Chef David will come by your table to make sure everything is perfect. Delicious cocktails, we love the French 75. The spicy octopus appetizer, tuna wasabi appetizer are beyond great! Beautiful presentation, beautiful restaurant.

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MK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice atmosphere, great service and amazing food, will definitely return, the room was a bit nippy, however, the staff addressed this, thanks

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sushi was the best I’ve had!! Entree was okay but the steak was not quite steakhouse quality! Our server was amazing and knowledgeable! Would definitely return for the seafood and sushi!!

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Houston
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

This place is all show. It’s pleasant, the decor is fine. Everyone is excessively nice. Excellent service.
However, it’s not a restaurant to recommend if, for you, going to a restaurant means enjoying good food. You will get a show, and that’s the end of it. I don’t think they have a chef, most likely a show master.
We wanted to try because the reviews are so great, but once was enough.

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YR
Houston
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food and great drinks. The owner was very personable and informative.

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DN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a Valentine's Day restaurant. We were about 2 weeks out so pretty late for making reservations. My wife was looking for Seafood this year so I looked online and this place popped up in a lot of searches as a new restaurant. The pictures looked great so I went to make a reservation. Lucky enough, they had a slot open at 7 pm on Valentine's day.

We were seated promptly and ordered appetizers, there is free bread service and we got the crab fingers. The sauce that came with it was delicious, the baking made them a little dry though.

As far as entrees my wife got the seafood cioppino and was packed full of delicious seafood, including lobster!

I got the king crab. Now this thing was the the reason I loved the place so much. It was gigantic and then it was cooked in a coconut sauce? They split and removed the shell so you could devour it easily without messing with the spines. By far the best king crab as far as freshness and flavor I had ever had!

Dessert was tres leches cheese cake, I like the blending of the 2 dishes. Overall, the prices are very reasonable too. I didn't break the bank and would gladly come back for the king crab alone!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great lunch menu.

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Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can not tell you how satisfied we are. Never been to a restaurant where the hospitality was above and beyond. The manager David kept coming to our table to speak to us and make sure everything was okay. Our waiter Josh was incredible. The food was amazing. I had the Ribeye Steak and swapped the sides for spinach and asparagus since I’m on the Keto diet at no additional charge. This was my first time here. It reminded me of an upscale RaSushi but way way better. Diffidently a place for a group party in the wine room or a nice date night. One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in Houston.

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C
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is underrated. The menu is somewhat limited, but virtually every dish I have tried on four visits has ranged from excellent to superb in terms for quality of ingredients, preparation and presentation. The spicy snapper was particularly fine. Vegetables, often a bland, boring afterthought have always been perfectly prepared and flavorful. Recommended.

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i
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mr Chang, the owner, was very helpful and generous as he introduced us to his exciting menu. The fish and seafood entres were both excellent and innovative. Look forward to return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my wife loved this place

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HC
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The place is cool. It was much quieter than I expected. That said the food and service were top notch. We really enjoyed the jalapeño poppers for an appetizer. We had the Hawaiian flounder and the salmon with chili peppers. Both entrees were great. Service was very attentive. To finish it off the grasshopper drink was prepared superbly. We highly recommend this place.

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BB
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome seafood and excellent service. It’s our 3rd time and we’ll be coming back. The dishes taste super fresh and love the Asian fusion inspired flavors. Japanese ravioli... yum!

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MH
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. The food and service were great. Will be back again. Wish I had discovered this restaurant sooner.

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a
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our party of 10 arrived at 1:30 on Saturday so lunch crowd was over. Unfortunately there was only 1 waitress so service was a little slow. The food was excellent and arrived all at the same time and hot and delicious. We had Edamame, steak, Seafood trio, Flounder, Escargot, Crab Fingers, Spicy Redfish, Jamaican Crab cakes, Fried Shrimp and Ribs. All 3 kids and 7 adults cleaned our plates. Perhaps they are still working out kinks with service or were simply short handed. Otherwise would have rated 5 stars all the way.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience! As soon as the chef found out it was our first time he sent over edamame on the house and it was fantastic. He came over and checked how everything was. He really seemed to care about the food and his customers. Additionally the service was fantastic. My waitress went and got me a a brand new glass of wine when they saw too much sediment in my glass without me even asking. Would highly recommend this restaurant and make sure you get the truffle ravioli!

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M
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make a reservation today! Blue Onyx Bistro is unique, beautiful and serves extraordinary dishes. My wife and I had the most enjoyable evening there and can’t wait to go back. Chef David Chang is a food genius! He is so personable and comes to everyone’s table. Seriously, one of the loveliest people we have ever met. He has developed a really exciting menu with so many amazing choices, we had such a hard time narrowing down what to get. We had some of the tropical tiki drinks (the bartender Howie is literally a renowned expert on these exotic cocktails) and ordered the mussels, calamari and surf and turf sushi roll, all perfectly executed with large portions, and absolutely delicious. The restaurant ambiance is really relaxing and romantic. We highly recommend!!!

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P
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Service was horrible, usually isn’t. Took over twenty minutes to get drinks(including water) and it wasn’t very busy.Whoever was in charge comped us two appetizers. He also comped two of the five meals as the original server never placed the order. He also changed servers. It was handled well. The food as alway, was excellent.

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LT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Great food!

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P
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David Chang is a culinary rock star. So many choices — so little room.

Great party rooms; excellent price point.

A hidden gem in the Galleria; let’s keep it to ourselves!

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious. Owner/Chef David stopped by our table to make sure everything was prepared they way we wanted it. We have never had a bad meal at Blue Onyx.

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NY
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The owner was very personable and made recommendation, described items on the menu. Visited our table several times. Since we were first time customers he comped one appetizer and dessert. Nice place. Adding to our rotation of restaurants

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DR
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was excellent. From the beautiful decor to the excellent service and spectacular food. One of the best dining experiences we've had in Houston.

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P
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience: beautiful venue, welcoming staff / service and terrific food. There are two great private rooms; I'm definitely going to use in the future. David Chang is an extremely gracious host.

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NH
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I haves dined at the restaurant two times for business lunches. The lunch menu is varied and reasonably priced. The first time was during the holidays and service was Slow due to multiple large parties. My second trip the restaurant was almost empty. We got our food quickly but it took us almost 15 minutes to get our final check-very frustrating.

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Well prepared, beautifully presented, very reasonably priced.

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JW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, but food was even better. Cozy atmosphere and booths would be very nice for a date spot. I had the salmon, and boy was I astounded by the flavor in the fish, sauce, and all sides. My girlfriend said the same thing about her steak. Chef and wait staff went out of their way to be very friendly and always receptive to what was going on at our table. I will be going back! 10/10 experience, no doubt.

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MF
Houston
145 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

excellent food of outstanding quality. Very diverse menu. The chef prides himself on his sauces and righful ly so but two of four of us thought chicken and flounder were oversauced. The crab topping on the flounder was delicious out of the world. Chilean seabass 5*+. Will return!!

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PA
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Not the Momofuko David Chang, but same quality. Really enjoyed the candied wasabi tuna appetizer.

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Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot articulate the amazing flavors. There are plenty sushi and seafood places in Houston, but the flavors, preparation and the presentation was top notch. General manager wasn’t there, the chef himself came out and spoke to us and explain the food. I’m definitely going back for the food and the customer service.

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ST
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the ambiance was beautiful. Service was good, not great but it was trumped by everything else. I would highly recommend this very trendy spot!

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s
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, nice atmosphere. Outstanding service and delicious food. No complaints.

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SN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal could not have been better and the service sitting at the bar was great, as was the conversation with the bartender, who gave us great menu suggestions. We had the smoke infused redfish and the crab cakes. Wonderful sauces with both. The decor is a bit trendy, but the menu is diverse and the service was great. This was our second visit, but not out last.

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c
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of the few places in town to offer fried clams which are delicious. Superb seafood, great setting and wonderful service.

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MF
Houston
146 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

another 5 star. Diverse menu mostly seafood but some meat. Almost all fish is fresh and chef, who insists on quality, is very accomodating and friendly! Our dishes, red snapper and chilean seabass were outstanding. four of us agreed that the fried calmari were the best we had anywhere. Many of the dishes were sauced and ours were sxcellent. Their prices are eminently reasonable. The cuisine has an aisian flair but is not overly spicy. I could go on but suffice it to say we will return.

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MD
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Manager Tim was an awesome host very entertaining. Nice decor!

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ID
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

All waS fine, the blue lights were a bit too much....

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