Sozo Sushi

4.3
83 reviews
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Sozo Sushi brings the taste of Japan to Texas. One of the first things guests will notice when they arrive is the beautiful and elegant setting and decor. Intimate lighting illuminates to contemporary furniture and place settings, and large windows allow guests to look out over the city skyline. The real treat comes when they start to look at the sushi, sashimi and entrees that Sozo Sushi has to offer.
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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a Friday and it was fantastic! I don’t normally like to write reviews, especially on hidden gems because I can be selfish like that. Haha. The tuna tower and the blue lover roll were my favorites! I will go back just for those.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Aside from the food, everything was great. For the price, the food could have been elevated a bit more. The sushi was very much like any other sushi place. Nothing that really stood out. However, the rooftop patio and yummy cocktails make up for the sushi being just okay.

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M
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

They are not very organized. All the food came out haphazardly. Apps came well after our main course.
Also, waiter gave one in our party the wrong dish and insisted it was the correct dish till the owner came over and confirmed it was the wrong dish. The wine list is also slim pickings. Too bad, I had hope given the menu..

Sozo Sushi
Responded on March 28, 2019

Thank you for the feedback and we are working on service improvement as we speak! Please welcome back to sozo and let us bring you a great sozo experience!

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AR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was wonderful
May us feel special
Such a gentleman
The receipt says his name was Hugo.
Thanks Hugo for a wonderful evening.
We surely will be back!!!
Alicia

Sozo Sushi
Responded on March 28, 2019

Thank you for the notes and we love to hear the feedbacks! Please welcome back to sozo at any time!

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TS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great happy hour specials. Good service. Sushi was great quality.

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WL
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Sushi was excellent, especially the Japanese-origin sashimi. Service was very slow.

Sozo Sushi
Responded on March 28, 2019

Thank you for the feedback and we are working on improvement to our service! Please welcome back to sozo at any time!

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MR
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Sushi! Excellent atmosphere. The reception was lukewarm, there was no one at the door to greet me. The restaurant was empty yet I was offered a table at the back. Looking past the lack luster welcome the sushi was outstanding and the server was outstanding!!!!

Sozo Sushi
Responded on March 28, 2019

Thank you for the notes and we love to hear the feedbacks! Please welcome back to sozo at any time!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was good, sucks than you must valet your car. There were only 2 servers for the whole place and so took forever to get anything.

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BH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had reservations booked for Valentine's Day. We arrived 5 minutes early. The restaurant was empty but we were informed that OpenTable had cancelled all reservations and we could not be sat. This happened to another couple while we were waiting for them to find our reservation. Again, the restaurant was empty. We were informed that they would not be able to accommodate us.
Very disappointing to happen any day but especially on Valentine's Day.

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

Very nice, romantic ambiance. Good was fabulous. Place was beautiful.

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e
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi was good, ambiance was great, service was great, nothing to complain about. There is some balcony seating which would have been very nice to sit in had it not been cold outside, inside seating is great though.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Customer service was great, sushi was good but on the higher price point for what it is.

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

Great place

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

3 times I went to the bar to collect our drink orders that the bartenders had made and had sat for 10 minutes. Very indifferent service.

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CS
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service - extremely fresh fish. Attention to customers requests didn’t occur; factors like this aid in return business!

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

This hidden gem is a fabulous little place! It’s tucked away upstairs, and I think it gets missed. The sushi and sashimi were wonderful. It’s interior is very well done, with an upscale modern design. Great parking in the garage, you will never have to walk through the rain (it was pouring the day we went). This will be my “go to” sushi place from now on! I can’t wait to sit out on their patio.

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LS
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It took a while before a waiter came to our table when we were sat, and it was not busy. I had a dirty soy plate and then a dirty beer glass. So my initial impression was not good. The fried rice was really good along with the edamame, miso soup and the 2 rolls we ordered. So food and service definitely made up for our initial entry.

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New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a very good Sushi Restaurant. It is authentic and reminds me of my many sushi restaurants in Japan (although it is less expensive than restaurants in Japan). Servers are great. Parking is easy. Sushi and Japanese fare is great.

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was very attentive and nice .

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U
Houston
78 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fish was fresh. Tempura batter on the denser side but flavored well. Happy hour items offer good value. Service was decent. Restaurant decor is nice, contemporary and airy. Great for everyday dining.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food is really great does not get much better than what they have. Mother I law is full Japanese and know what it should taste like. She was very impressed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Normal nothing exceptional.

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UM
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The sushi here is pretty good. It is a little expensive considering it isn’t my favorite sushi in housing, but it is close to my office and good for a nicer lunch.

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Decided to go there by the recommendations on Open Table. Was not disappointed. The fried calemari was some of the best I have ever had. Ask for recommendations not on the menu. A must try.

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HV
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised with Sozo and will go back. Also, looks like they have some great happy hour specials and a lovely outdoor patio that would be nice when not too hot.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Celebration was beautiful!

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Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprised with Sunday All Day Happy Hour. Both food and alcohol. Try the lychee martini.

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V
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice ambiance

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved the food, atmosphere, location, & service!

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L
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food is always very good here. The bento box options are great at lunch, and the setting on the balcony is nice, particularly because there are so few balcony lunch settings in Uptown. The only drawback is something I've experienced on multiple occasions - slow or confused service. Sometimes a waiter will disappear for 15 minutes, or a waitress will disappear all together, after delivering our entree. When you only have an hour or so for lunch, not being able to get something to the table to enjoy one's meal (a tea refill, extra wasabe, more sushi) makes a big difference in satisfaction. But I keep coming back, because the food is really good, the prices are good and the setting is quite relaxing. Just count on some delays.

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CK
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately this outing didn’t go well. We have dined here many times and seems like they are heading south. Place was quiet for weekend. Server got our order wrong. Food quality was poor. Had to return multiple plates. On top of that they didn’t even have the curtesy to comp any of the awful food. Won’t go back there sorry.

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HW
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place for sushi! Must try the shaggy dog roll. Sunday is all day happy hour.

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U
Houston
78 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sushi:sashimi are fresh. One sushi roll with cucumber wrapping could have carved cucumbers thinner. But that may be too much to ask for at happy hour pricing. Nice courteous staff. Prices are good especially with happy hour. When restaurant got busy it took a little longer to get our check. But overall a nice visit to celebrate a family birthday.

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P
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Nothing special and prices are high

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Allows an OpenTable Reservation AT the time kitchen closes so unless you get their early, you’ll have to rush your menu decision. Food flavor is sub-standard. Service ok. Ambiance is good.

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BS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I went here on a date, based on the location and reviews I expected more. The sushi was really mediocre and nothing was overwhelming. I’ve had better at that price point and would seek elsewhere when I want Sushi again.

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T
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Nice ambiance, great sushi. I guess when the restaurant isn’t busy, the service becomes lazy. We watched our drinks sit at the bar. Finally another server (possibly manager) brought our drinks to us, after we stared her down.....then placed our sushi order with her. From there, no communication as our original server finally came to ask us if we would like to order. wha???

Very tasty...but I always wonder....if they aren’t busy, how fresh is the fish!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came for happy hour. Got a table on the patio bc the weather was great. Happy hour menu was great with a number of different options from 6 to 8 to 10 bucks. Our party of four ordered about 12 plates, a few cocktails/drinks and the total bill was about 120 which I thought was solid. Service was great as our waiter, James, made sure we took full advantage of the happy hour pricing. Check it out!

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U
Houston
78 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh fish, good cocktails,

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on happy hour, there was a list of happy hour dishes. We order the sushi combo, it was good and fresh. Finished with a green tea mochi desert. It was a perfect Sunday dinner with us. Love the view next to windows can see thru the traffic and tower outside.

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