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
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4.5
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4.6
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CR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

d
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

k
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

B
Houston
36 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

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
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
37 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
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

L
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Waited too long.

LE
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is delicious and creative. My only complaint is service is either too much or not at all. Staff hung around our table a bit too long. A small problem to fix. Otherwise creative meals and well presented.

s
Chicago
184 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was fairly absent and slow. When dining alone, it is unnecessary to leave one to their own thoughts for long periods of time, especially when the meal is complete and all one is waiting for is the check.
The redfish was good, but the accompanying salad had the taste of charcoal. Perhaps it is a flavor that some people like, but it was not appetizing.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sushi.. David always impresses us with his dishes. Would recommend to anyone. Good value. Same owners as Redfish on 249...also awesome.

J
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ann is a fabulous waiter. She anticipates your needs, will recognize returning customers, makes you feel like family. Thank you. Jackie

BH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and a good value. Staff is very pleasant

OL
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was great however there seem to be alot of staff on duty and the restaurant was not full, but service was somewhat slow.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

They didn’t follow special instructions. Food had a weird taste to it

GH
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good, & service always attentive and friendly at this restaurant. We like it for having a wide variety of choices on the menu. It is a good value as well.

t
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. It's well designed, very calming and serene. A well curated menu which includes wonderful prime rib at times and an eclectic take on food that leans Asian/seafood but can surprise you. The seabass is the best you will ever have-- perfectly prepared and presented. The price is very reasonable too, for a large portion. The crabcake salad is another dish that is unique and well done.
Really everything we have sampled has been fresh delicious and beautifully presented. It's a great place for a group or a romantic dinner. Definitely try it!

NG
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my husband and my favorite place to go in Houston. The food and adult beverages are so delicious. Mr Chang the owner is such a nice a man. The entire staff is wonderful. I go for intimate dates with my husband, chill dates at the bar with him and with large groups of friends. I can't wait to go back when I am in town.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meet our new neighbors

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our anniversary. Peter our waiter was lovely and the food was delicious. The drinks are unique and full of alcohol. We would definitely go back

t
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the blue lighting in this establishment. it was very unique. the service was top notch. Anne made sure that we were taken care of. The food is next level. The ravioli and the spicy chicken wontons were the best things I've ever tasted. their sushi rolls are excellent and are very filling. This is already one of my favorite spots in Houston!!

JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasting and fun restaurant that leaves 'no one left behind' if you don't like seafood or sushi....there's tons of other dishes to choose. The rolls were not only super tasty but they also were literally 2Xs bigger than most restaurants, we ordered 2 and had to take half of it home as we couldn't have eaten the main. Also the dishes were little pieces of edible art on a plate. My husband had the seafood medley type dish that was loaded!! I had the maple smoked seabass and it was tender, savory and moist w the most interesting side salad that I almost loved the side more than the main. Chef welcomed everyone at the restaurant and was so kind to send over his bread pudding dessert for free.....I am unfortunately gluten free, though the vanilla bean ice cream was super...my husband ate all of it w NO Problem. Will return and try other dishes as there was so much to chose from.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent service was good

HK
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love the setting-it is clean and modern. The menu is extensive so you will definitely find something you like here. Delicious and great service. Thank you, Blue Onyx!

r
Berlin
81 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent sea food with a very friendly staff. We have never been disappointed here.

PW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice interior, friendly attentive staff, great food. Nice place for quiet lunch . Good lunch menu.

SA
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience is amazing! The food, the ambiance and the service. Highly recommend.

AC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Service was slow. It took forever to get our drinks and they weren’t even prepared by a bartender. Food came so fast after the drinks fiasco I had a suspicion it was just sitting around and then microwaved. Still food was lukewarm at best. Manager did try to make it up by giving us desert. It was unfortunate because I was treating a client for her birthday and to have this happen, was unacceptable.

JU
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

RC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing that may have been better than the great food is the absolutely outstanding service. My wife and I had an amazing time. We are looking forward to our next visit. Love this place!