Sozo Sushi

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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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Houston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

While Sozo offers a great ambiance and excellent service, the quality of food did not win me over. The bacon wrapped scallops were not cooked well and the sushi was just average to me, not worth the cost. But I would be willing to try it again.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was delicious but service was a bit slow and they weren't even packed, our server couldn't be found in between the courses so we had to keep flagging down other staff.

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brought my wife here during restaurant week since they are known for sushi and she loves sushi. Her's was excellent as expected. The waiter did an excellent job of explaining the options and the freshest menu items. I did NOT expect to enjoy my meal as much as I did. It was so good that I committed the cardinal sin of not taking a picture. I know, unforgivable. From the jumbo shrimp with macadamia cream sauce (that could have been enough for me to give a good review. Excellent) to the incredibly tender beef in Japanese A-1 sauce (their description, not mine) I was blown away. And the bartender made me the best Old Fashioned I've ever had, and I'm particular about Old Fashioned recipes. Just an excellent experience.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Ordinary food in an upscale setting.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh sushi with great spice. Attentive staff have us the time to enjoy our night but wete there whem needed

BC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved this restaurant with the large glass windows and a view of some trees and adjacent buildings.

Food was 4 star for sure and the service exceptionally good!

I was there during a very quiet time, with only one other table but because of the type of flooring, and beautiful glass windows from floor to ceiling, I have a feeling that it could get a bit noisy, but I would never let that stop me from coming back!

I'd love it even more if there were some nice booths rather than all tables on the floor too.

The sushi bar looked amazing but on this visit, I did not have the sushi.

Definitely give this place a visit - I'm sure you'll love it!

C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here a number of times. They always have great service and great sushi. Parking is easy in the garage and free. I will definitely keep coming back.

MB
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A must-try restaurant for Houston happy hour hunters who love sushi! Great pricing, generous options, reasonable portions, inviting atmosphere as well as attentive, accommodating staff. I look forward to enjoying Sozo again soon :)

RG
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Beautiful presentations of all dishes! The sushi was perfect. The veggie tempura delicious. Beer was cold and served in an ice cold glass - thank you!

LG
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I have been to sozo a number of times. Had one horrible experience in that I don’t think the sushi was “good” as in “bad sushi”. Other times it was okay. Went again this last week with a friend who needed to eat early. Went at 5:00. Place is dead quiet. Service non existent. Looked at their happy hour menu and was shocked....no sushi on happy hour menu. Lots of rolls and fried tempura. Zero sushi. I ordered off regular menu and after first piece, sent it back. I NEVER send food back. Too many other places in the neighborhood. DONE with sozo

Sozo Sushi
Responded on May 30, 2019

We are sorry to hear your experience! We'll be working on improving our menu and customer experience. We appreciate your feedback.

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OT
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top quality Japanese food. Not a standard Sushi place. Service was great and food remarquable. Loved their Lychee Martini cocktail as well...

C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
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.

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.

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

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

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
25 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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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
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.

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.

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

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

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.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
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.

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

Great place

g
New York Area
5 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.

CS
Houston
51 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!

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.

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.

OT
New England
25 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.

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

Server was very attentive and nice .

U
Houston
81 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.

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.

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

Normal nothing exceptional.

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.

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.

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.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Celebration was beautiful!

OT
Houston
9 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.

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

Very nice ambiance

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

loved the food, atmosphere, location, & service!

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