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Nikkei-Peruvian Japanese Restaurant - Pacha Nikkei, Houston, TX

Pacha Nikkei

4.6
4.6
41 Reviews
$31 to $50
Peruvian
"Pacha Nikkei will introduce the unique flavors, philosophy and techniques of Nikkei cuisine to Houston. In doing so, it pays tribute to a successful integration of cultures that goes back 124 years in Peru, and that has significantly contributed to the gastronomic wealth of the country. Pacha in the Quechua language of Peru means “world” and Nikkei is a Japanese word, widely used in Peru to refer to Japanese-Peruvian people. The encounter between these rich cultures has given rise to a delicious culinary expression that we would like to share with the world."

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Peruvian, Japanese, South American
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–6:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (832) 834-5697
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 41 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Innovative

  • Houston

    Peruvian

41 Reviews
  1. UlisesP

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve tried several ceviches in many restaurants in the Houston greater area and unequivocally this one I consider the best, so far. We had the calamari-ink seafood rice and the lamb shank with a bean purée, and they were scrumptious Their piscos cocktails are very well crafted. Highly recommend this place.

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  2. jobeezy

    Greater Boston

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! We especially enjoyed the lobster ceviche and chirashi ceviche.

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  3. AndreaC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was smooth. The restaurant was very clean and organized. The menu had a good amount of options. We would recommend trying out for lunch or dinner!

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  4. AustinL

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, service was perfect and knowledgable. The kitchen was incredible about allergies.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This place was fantastic! Definitely recommend this place, especially if you love seafood!

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  6. abntx

    Houston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous ceviche, delicious grilled octopus and black rice with seafood! Love the Pisco sour too! Very friendly service too!

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  7. CharlesR

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic, innovative menu that is well-executed. We tried a little of everything and loved it all. There is no other restaurant in Houston like this one.

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  8. RH71

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Octopus, lobster ceviche, quinoa salad all very good.

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  9. WLHJIM

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Dishes were unusual, extremely pleasing to taste (and to view). A wonderful and very different take on sushi inspired dishes. Highly recommend!

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  10. abntx

    Houston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not our first time to this amazing restaurant. We love the Peru-Japan fusion. Their grilled octopus is amazing: so tender and flavorful! The ceviches are very nice too. This time we chose the Chirashi Ceviche and the black rice with seafood and both dishes were excellent. Great pisco sours too!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Todo delicioso y el servicio excelente como siempre soy fan del restaurante voy seguido

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  12. JohannaL

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    incredible food, creative and new. the sushi rolls were some of the best we've ever had, and it was fun to try many different things. a Houston gem!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We really enjoyed dinner at Pacha Nikkei. We were a group of five and shared 4 small plates, two ceviches and two hot plates. Our server was very helpful and the person who brought each dish described it and suggested how to eat it. I would definitely return.

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  14. GEORGET

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Everything was fantastic but the restaurant it is to cold. i suggest to put to work the heater. Every body was complaining about it.

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  15. SHTX

    Houston

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived at 545 on Tues for happy hour. Tried 3 of the HH small plates, all nice, nice presentation was a bonus. Ordered the grilled octopus. We shared all. Enjoyed a bottle of wine at a reasonable price point. The server was very attentive. Cute blend of Japanese and Peruvian decor, good parking options. A new place to try and put into your dining rotation. Longtime since I had been to Carillon Center, good to see occupancy rates are still doing well.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a find! Everything was amazing, we had dinner there last night and now going to lunch today😁

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered chicken skewers and cucumbers small plates. Chicken was very tender and tasty. Cucumbers were not tasty, just cucumbers. More Japanese than Peruvian. Service was quick but not friendly. Place was quiet so conversation was easy. Good parking area.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They said I could watch the soccer game, then they call me at the last moment to tell me no.

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  19. RetiredMom

    Houston

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food arrived hot and fresh, and the service was very good. I gave it a lower rating though because there was a certain smell when I entered, which seemed like a faint sewer smell. I went to the bathroom, and there was the same smell. I couldn't enjoy the food when I am thinking and smelling sewer.

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  20. TheByb

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Bento box with ceviche was excellent. Udon noodle dish with beef was bland as the meat held no flavor. Tender, but needed to be marinated to bring out more excitement.

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  21. Jackie

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was quite the culinary adventure. The fusion of Peru and Japan is great.

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  22. JillC

    Singapore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious spot for a nice lunch. Absolute must for dessert - cream filled churros - one of the tastiest desserts I have had the pleasure of eating in a long time!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have never been to Peru before nor have I had Peruvian food, but this restaurant seems to do it justice. I came on a Sunday afternoon and it was pretty quiet to my surprise, but I guess they close early on Sundays. We started with the anticuchos de corazon, kampachi tiradito, and chalaco. The presentation on all 3 dishes were spectacular. I loved the fried cuttlefish on the chalaco. From the sweet potato puree to the leche de tigre, all of the textures created were great. The food was great, but the service is what really topped off our experience. Our waitress was phenomenal! She enthusiastically presented each dish to us in great detail as she brought the food out to our table.

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  24. JasminneM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi I’ve ever had. I’m usually apprehensive about trying things with fruit in them (mangos etc) but this was dishes were heavenly. I was pleasantly surprised by the layers of flavor in each bite. The king crab was fresh and delectable, the beef and chicken skewers were grilled to perfection and all the sauces used were one of a kind. I usually need soy sauce on my sushi to add flavor and moisture but I didn’t need it this time at all. The cocktails were sweet and refreshing. Highly recommend this tasty fusion restaurant!

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  25. DennisH

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stunning! The food was simply stunning. My first visit, and certainly not my last. I can't say enough about the quality, the creativity, and the presentation of the meal. This was a business lunch, and we asked for recommendations, and enjoyed a feast, tapas-style, of sushi rolls, dumplings, paella, and some appetizers that were simply incredible. The staff was very helpful and attentive, and the owner/chef was delightful. Go and give this restaurant some love!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very delicious, from the appetizers, main meal, and cocktails. The service was impeccable. My water glass was always filled and I never had to ask for a refill. Our server was highly knowledgeable about the food and provided excellent recommendations. I’ll definitely be back.

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  27. MC22

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious. We particularly loved the Ceviche Clasico, the Pacha Maki, and the Lomo Saltado. Friendly and attentive service. Can't wait to go back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La mejor comida peruana en Houston, todo delicioso

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  29. Muncher

    Houston

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice decor and live music on Sundays. Lomo Saltado was on the pricier side for what it was. Ramen was a bit oily. Not sure how fresh seafood was on Sunday since dining mates said shrimp did not seem too fresh and one of them thinks they may have gotten stomach upset from the ceviche.

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  30. Mariac

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food!!!! Nice place ! We will come back !!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La mejor comida peruana en Houston y el servicio buenisimo

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  32. JMPS

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent ceviches and incredibly good black rise but it's a shame their wine list is so poor (e.g., no good cava). Needs work on that

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pacha Nikkei easily became my wife and I’s favorite restaurant in Houston. The food quality was excellent, everything we had was incredible. Their maki rolls were delightful, the lomo saltado was delicious, and their dessert lucuma cheesecake left me wanting seconds! The service was very attentive. Will definitely be going again!

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  34. Sheryl

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and great service! I would highly recommend the Lobster ceviche. We will be returning.

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  35. ValeriaC

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was flavorful and great, but prizes way too expensive for what it really is and for the small portion sizes!! The place is very nice, but a little too noisy, it was hard to keep up a conversation.

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  36. LonghornGirl

    Houston

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice new place in our area of town, & food was very inventive & fresh. We will go back!

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  37. CaroleH

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this Peruvian Japanese fusion! Beautifully plated and presented.

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  38. SteveB

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time here in a week and just as fantastic the second time around. Amazing and imaginative food with comparable service. Definitely high on my list of go to places. Glad I found the restaurant.

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  39. GabrielH

    Houston

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food, good service, nice, modern, clean dining area, but very loud music. If you don't want to hear your dining companion, this is the place for you!

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  40. DrRicky

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came to try out the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu, and have been looking forward to the concept of Japanese/Peruvian fusion. The quality of the food is quite good, but hewed close enough to the Japanese concept that it became difficult not to judge it as Japanese food. Sushi without sushi rice felt oddly out of place due to the texture, but I could tell there was a lot of care in the cooking and composition of the individual components. I wish there were more Peruvian elements in the HRW menu, and maybe we will be back in the future to sample those.

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Pacha Nikkei is rated 4.6 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pacha Nikkei

10001 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77042

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    10001 Westheimer Rd and Briar Park Dr
  • Neighborhood
    Westchase
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–6:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Peruvian, Japanese, South American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Wheelchair Access
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