Blue Onyx Bistro

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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s
Houston
37 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Randy was very attentive. Great Svc and good.

PN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very creative cuisine, focused on fish, seafood and sushi, divine sauces and elegant platings, fish cooked perfectly and many dishes with little or no carbs, accompanied instead by creatively-cooked vegetables. Service is very attentive and friendly. Excellent bread too (details that matter).
If you have frequented the Red Fish restaurant on HWY 249 you will recognize some familiar dishes, this is an up-market version of that place, with Chef David masterminding the menu.

PM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was excited on trying a new restaurant
but the food was just ok, not great ,not bad. It was food
the place is very nice.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience at Blue Onyx!!! The food was excellent! The portion size amazes considering it is considered fancy! It is a must try! Take your dates here!

DM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Once the food was delivered correctly, either the kitchen’s or our waiter’s fault, it was very tasty. The service was a little sloppy as empty glasses were not removed or paper from straws removed until I said something.

M
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The atmosphere was good. Nice decorations. Food was good.

s
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful-very flavorful and the service was perfect.

B
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caesar is an excellent waiter! Enjoyed his service. Food is a excellent! We drive in from Sugar Land and fight the traffic - well worth it!

KC
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I enjoyed the food and atmosphere, I will definitely go back

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service for a reasonable price. I’ll be back again!

h
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall our experience dining at Blue Onyx was exceptional. The service was prompt, courteous and professional. My Hawaiian flounder with crabmeat was delicious and the portion typically "Texas" generous. The gulf snapper with chef's spicy sauce was also excellent, but if you are sensitive to hot, spicy dishes, this one is not for you.
Chef Chang visited with us during and after our meal and was the consummate host.

JT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Highly recommend.

EK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The food was excellent - there were 4 of us, and we each ordered something different and everyone really enjoyed their choices. The one big negative was our waiter - while the service was fine, he put on a very affected way of speaking that was really annoying. For example - “I’ll be genuinely happy to guide you through the menu so that you may make a proper selection”

S
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Blue Onyx many times and the food and service have always been exceptional.

KR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the service was even better. Our waiter, Peter was very helpful with menu suggestions. He was very attentive and professional. We had the sea bass and prime rib and both were absolutely delicious. We started with the sticky ribs, at Peter’s suggestion, and they were the best we’ve ever had. The tuna sashimi was very fresh and yummy. I wish we had a Blue Onyx Bistro in the DFW area!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Onyx has become one of my favorite places to dine. The menu and food is outstanding, the service is always good, the noise level of the main dining room is low enough, and the background music is low enough that you can hear your guests’ conversation. But their bread is to die for — the dough flown in from Paris regularly and cooked on the day of your meal.

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent.

K
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We gathered for our monthly book club meeting Our experience was Wonderful The lunch menu offered a broad selection at a reasonable price Our food and service was great We will be back

MD
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great taste, beautiful presentation and reasonable prices.

SS
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love Blue Onyx. We're never disappointed and this visit was no different. Don't pass up the Spicy Edamame. One of our favorite places !!

CR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is excellent. The food is very creative and delicious. Wonderful place. I highly recommend it!

d
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, food was superb and staff very pleasant and helpful

f
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just awesome . Great prices super food and staff. Great find!

CR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

k
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter is an excellent waiter! We really enjoyed our visit this time.

B
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Great value for quality and creative cuisine. Highly recommend.

JQ
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was out with my wife and I have wanted to take her to dinner here for a while, and there we were.
Excellent service and great food

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Went for a date, server was not very attentive and forgot to bring the steak knives, possibly a busy night. Food was great quality for the money

WU
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, interesting and varied food and bar menu. Seafood appetizers and main dishes were all excellent.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible service. Terrible food.

Service
Never received napkins
All appetizers came out before drinks came out
Sushi came out with no chopsticks. We then asked for them
We all got fresh plates except one person
They charged us same price for virgin margarita as regular
They charged us for an extra appetizer

Food
Parmesan oysters were ok.
Ahi tuna tartare did not taste fresh. It was inedible- we gas to send it back.
Blue onyx ravioli- good
Sticky ribs- amazing
Eel roll- lacked sauce and the eel was overcooked - didn’t eat more than one piece
Red snapper on cedar plank- overcooked and tough
Salmon nigiri- ok
Yellowtail sashimi- didn’t taste fresh and cut super thick.

Would never go back

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My meal came out not how I expected it and Corey and Chef David quickly alleviated my issue with a delicious freshly prepared sushi roll! Will definitely have to come back again when I’m in town.

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing from the plating of their dishes to the ambiance of the decorations. Perfect for date nite nice an romantic

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant! Varied menu, outstanding combination of flavors and textures, best in Houston presentation. All of which was delivered by top of the chart service personnel in a comfortable and pleasing venue. To top it off you can actually talk to your table mates as well as be understood by the service staff! Who knew all of this was still available in Houston. If all that wasn't enough the chef brought us a free dessert for no other reason that he must have thought we looked calorie deprived. I have no other words to praise this restaurant. I look forward to sharing my experiences and continuing to patronize Blue Onyx Bistro!!

K
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! Can't resist Chef's Parmesian encrusted Chilean Sea Bass! Great Martinis and excellent wine list. Great service!

l
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us, four different seafood dishes and all thumbs up! Beautiful onyx bar and friendly staff too.

LM
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Christmas Eve meal. The seafood was excellently prepared in totally unique ways. It was also quite plentiful. The staff, including the Owner and Head Chef were all wonderful and attentive.

OT
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best menu in Town...Great service, food and ambiance...The manager goes out of his way to see that guests are satisfied...We'll be back !

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

BH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good - haven’t had a bad meal yet and I’ve been there a dozen times

DP
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter, Peter, made the experience excellent! Sushi was among the best ever. Fresh and delicious.