Uptown Sushi

4.6
405 reviews
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Come experience Houston's premier upscale sushi bar and restaurant. Specializing in unique Japanese fusion cuisine for business lunch, elegant dinner and late night bar.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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

Great quality food in a hip atmosphere. Would def come again

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L
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best quality best service and best ambience

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D
Houston
103 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Kobe cubes over cooked. Sushi not fresh or cold. Really not good food.

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

Food is excellent, Taylor was fantastic and she provided several recommendations that alleviated our overall experience.

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TT
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wanted a place to impress a client, and I just love the ambiance at this place. Having 2 levels makes the place feel like a "see and be seen" hot spot. Oh yes... and the sushi is the bomb-diggity.

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f
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

So happy so finally see this place open after renovation. Perhaps we ordered the wrong sushi’s bc we were not pleased at all. Last thing we ordered was bronzini , a very tasteful and exquisite fish. Sadly, the meat was BARELY there and it was drenched with soy sauce in the arugula. They had a fried catfish before they closed and I’m upset the bronzini didn’t make the cut. Service was extremely lagged and delayed, I know they have better days. But the bronzini was the biggest let down .

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T
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was good, as always, service was slow and server was disinterested even go the order wrong.
I guess Monday lunchtime isn’t a good time.

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WL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Uptown...so glad it is back. The food is a good as ever!

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE BEST sushi in Houston.

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

Great food, great service. My favorite sushi in town hands down!

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OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection.

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MD
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our first date nights with our 1 month old. They accommodated us and sat us at a table that was easy to put a stroller next to.

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Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Well you can always tell how good a restaurant is by their worst reviews, in this case service. I had a reservation and was promptly seated. Its memorial day so theres only 5 tables seated, the place is virtually empty. After I was sat, no one came to start an order or explain the menu, hell just even acknowledge my existence. After 5-10 mins someone gave me water, no waiter. After 20min a white family were sat and the waiter immediately ran to the table, started their drink order and talked about the menu. At that point I saw that my money wasn't welcomed here and left.

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JE
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi was delicious... fresh! Great atmosphere and excellent , attentive customer service. We will be back!

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taylor the server was extremely sweet. food was EXCELLENT!!! only issue was we ordered the hot rocks and the meat was very thick and chewy and i usually like to cook mine rare but it was too chewy to eat rare

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SL
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food and great service. Love the energetic atmosphere.

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JC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Very slow service.

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CB
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in Houston!

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OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The nigiri was not the best quality for the prices they charge. The foie was dry and overcooked. The uni had gone bad and did not taste right. I would not come here for nigiri at all.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lots more families now with update. Doesn’t feel as special for some reason. Food is still good but not amazing.

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Houston
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

The Sushi has improved. The decor is mediocre at best and it is more family oriented and not date night
dining. The open space provides noise and it is not for fine dining .

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M
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic! After a mediocre last outing there, service, and more importantly, food were top-notch this night. Off-menu items were prepared properly, and the custom roll we ordered was perfectly made. One star knocked off service because our server removed my friend's lychee martini before she was completely done with it. Other than that hiccup, everything was perfect.

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BL
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Uptown Sushi is a beautiful space. The Signature Nigiri I tried far eclipsed the rest of the meal. The rolls were average. The sashimi was disappointing. The Uni was clearly not fresh and they completely forgot to put the White Tuna on the plate. The service was absent at best.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

There has been a management change along with menu changes. Was my worst experience by far!

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S
Houston
122 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

There new decor has been very well done. The sushi was well prepared and beautifully presented. The only negative was that they were out of most of their sake choices that night.

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Houston
134 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Digging the new vibe and decor. Not sure why the haters need to hate. They spruced up the menu a tad, but retained lot's of time-honored favorites (e.g., L&J Loya Special, Godzilla Roll).

The noise level was energetic, but didn't prohibit conversation. Really glad it's back up and running.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice ambiance, sushi was good. We’ll be back.

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RP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Uptown Sushi before, but not sense the renovations. The place looks great and the food is still outstanding as well.

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K
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new Uptown Sushi doesn’t disappoint. I always thought it was a great restaurant even before the restoration. It still maintains its high standards.

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

Dating anniversary. The staff was extremely friendly and help us with our celebration. Fantastic food and staff.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and so fun. Loved the renovations!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and very flavorful. ..it exceeded my expectations.

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S
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The venue is nice and comfortable, the service is attentive and helpful with menu suggestions. The food is a little pretentious yet it has a certain elegance that allows it to pass the filters un scathed. Prices are way up there, food for two and wine at $350 with tip is in the very high side of my scale.

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

If you have any allergies this place is not safe. I’ve been there 3 times since the remodel and told the server I had a shellfish allergy and on two occasions two different servers brought my food out and while I was eating it came back and told me that the food had shellfish in it. I was really excited about the reopening but the staff they have now has no clue what they are doing and it’s dangerous.

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MF
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi in Houston, great service and amazing environment

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B
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new look. Food and service were exceptional

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M
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

This was the first time I’ve ever been disappointed with Uptown Sushi. We went right after they reopened and everything was perfect. But tonight was a disaster. Our server, though eager and pleasant, just didn’t understand the menu and what we wanted to order. I still don’t have an answer, even after speaking with a manager, whether our gindara appetizer was changed in preparation or if it was a mistake in the kitchen. My first hint was when the server asked if we wanted it grilled or fried. Um no it comes broiled. What we got was something completely different, very dry, and requiring a knife and fork (usually picked apart with chopsticks). The rest of the food was mostly fine, though the server forgot our order of wasabi tobiko. Luckily the manager stopped by just we were wondering what was going on, and he removed the gindara from the check and went to get the wasabi tobiko. Unfortunately, he brought it out in a different presentation that we’d never seen in 15 years of dining there. So back it went and finally we got the wasabi tobiko nigiri. I have no idea why it was so difficult to get menu items we’d ordered for 15 years and as recently as a month ago. Not a great dinner.

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L
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new vibe at Uptown. Some major issues have been resolved with the remodel and the best sushi restaurant in town is back and better than ever. Try the old school eel or salmon skin roll made by Jaime. Jaycee was our server and really was amazing.

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c
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have been going to uptown sushi since 2006 at least twice a month. It is one of my favorite sushi places.

This is my second time i go after the new renovations and re-opening. the first time after the opening i went was for dinner and food was amazing.
My last visit was at lunch time and i was quite disappointed with the taste of the food.
Other than the side salad everything lacked the taste i am accustomed to.

I am hoping this was just an off day .

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