International Smoke Houston

4.2
401 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
International Smoke, the wildly popular collaboration between Chef Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry is inspired by Curry’s love for healthy, delicious cooking and Mina’s enthusiasm for travel as well as preparing food over an open flame. International Smoke will showcase smoked and grilled foods in a fresh and bright way, combining proteins with local, seasonal produce.
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Houston
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Awesome customer service! The food was outstanding.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Edmond, our waiter, knew all of the best recommendations! The red fish was amazing! Definitely will return.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous
Service was great

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

Service was good and food was delicious. Had a variety of menu items to choose from!

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GN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Comprehensive menu that is NOT too big. Preparation was great and wine was excellent. Loved the oysters and redfish

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C
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love, love this place! The fried mushroom rice, Korean flavored ribs, curry cornbread, and both the red/white sangria is very smooth and delicious. Will go back for brunch or dinner anytime!

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SR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This restaurant has great flavorful food but the service is slow. I’m not aure what the cause was. They could be understaffed, I’m unsure.

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r
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable! Atmosphere, Food (taste and hot), Service and Vibe was incredible! Not many places in Houston like International Smokehouse.

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S
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food tasted amazing! Considering the price I thought the positions were quite small. That was my first time and I’ll be back to try more menu items.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rib tip Mac n cheese was the best Mac I've ever eaten in my life. We'll definitely be coming back soon

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1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday and had a really outstanding experience! The food was delicious- huge portions- and the wait staff were excellent and very attentive. We will definitely be back!

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JR
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

When International Smoke first opened we went 3 times in about a 3 month frame, everything was excellent. Fast Forward a year later, I’m not impressed. Had to ask multiple times for my daughter food/drink. When I received it, the chicken nuggets were literally a chicken breast fried. Then I ordered the key lime dessert to go, it’s served like a pie now, not like a parfait. Didn’t enjoy it. Too many places in Houston to eat to go back to this place. Waitress was also not great. Too forever for everything, previous times the waiters we had were excellent!

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AF
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was mediocre. Nothing that was ordered had a wow factor. I ordered the smoked burrata & the Korean short rib and they were OK. Alot of fat on the rib. My sister-in-law ordered the fried chicken & it too was full of fat, she couldn't eat it. Only other thing that was good were the Nachos. Burgers were mediocre, Red fish on half shell was also average. American style ribs were also underwhelming.

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MA
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!!

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MJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I expected a lot more from International Smoke. The appetizers was the best thing on the menu, the main entree was very bland and had no taste. The service was amazing.

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JS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious! My husband and I have been talking about it to our friends all weekend!

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SS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The manager was phenomenal, although I didn't grab her name, considering the chaos of the holiday. The burger and nachos were great! I loved the ambiance of the place. I'd definitely go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Servers attentive and friendly. Love the connect 4 and Jenga for kids (and adults too!)

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Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luis was our server and he did a great job. It was our first time dining and he made sure we’d want to come back. A manager also visited the table to ask about our experience. We ordered and ate family style and everything was delicious. Will definitely return for a different occasion.

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DD
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent.

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C
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was okay but just thought it was pricey and not exactly what we expected.

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SJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed my meal of Mexican style ribs, but ribs in Houston have to be spectacular and those were okay.

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My only issues with my experience were the fact that I had a reservation at noon and the restaurant didn’t open up on time making me late for my reservation. The hostess didn’t seem prepared when they finally opened. The experience ended well with great service & even better food.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was muy bien. Flavors really stand out

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IW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restuarant was great and the waiter was great too!

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S
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was the worst I have experienced in a long time. Food was nothing better than ok. So disappointed I spent my birthday dinner here.

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TT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was good. We went for lunch so it was pretty quite. Our server wasn’t that attentive and was slow. Overall experience was good.

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M
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EJ and team did a great job - solid food, service, ambiance

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DW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was outstanding. However, our server seemed a bit lost.

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TG
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar service. The staff was very accommodating in helping us celebrate a friend’s birthday. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of meat used for the BBQ. Prime quality. We had the full rack of ribs that we were 3 to share. It was plenty. The Mac and Cheese was delicious. The ribs were meaty with little fat and succulent. We also ordered the chicken dish: divine. We can’t wait to go back.

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LR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Yes and no, my meal was wonderful. But my husband's filet mignon was under cook as asked and when they brought his meal back, the baked potato was Chard. So bad that it was black and hard. He ended up eating part of my Korean ribs.
We let our server at the bar know and she just shrugged her shoulders and said they do all the time. She didn't offer to have management talk to us or offer to comp part of his meal. We were not pleased with our first time experience.

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M
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very pleasant meal at International Smoke Houston. Nice ambiance and nice staff. Our waiter was especially helpful and courteous and explained everything very well. The food was pretty tasty.

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JH
Kent
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and good service. On the loud side so it’s hard to hear people a seat or two away. Not cheap

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Managers and wait staff were very welcoming. Their level of concern far exceeded our exoectations. Edmond answered all of our menu questions knowledgeably and enthusiastically.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Appetizer was cold and steak has no flavor..

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NA
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great. Overall experience was simply amazing. I will recommend it.

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time around. Always very good. Don’t change a thing. If you haven’t tried it, what are you waiting for?

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so good! Waiter was attentive and wonderful. Everything was delicious!

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MM
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Was great concept. Good food and alot of interesting cocktails. We enjoyed it.

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