Best Sushi In Houston

June 19, 2011 8:01 AM

Houston is a smorgasbord of fine dining, and the options here include a variety of restaurants serving up sushi rolls and other Japanese fare. For the best sushi in Houston, skip the big chains and check out these local hot spots. — Amber Hilton

Japaneiro’s Sushi Bistro & Latin Grill

2168 Texas Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77479
(281) 242-1121

When you can’t decide between fresh sushi rolls and Latin American flavor, Japaneiro’s is the place to go in Houston. This local hotspot has only been in operation since 2005, but they have already made a name for themselves as having some of the best sushi in Houston. The extensive sushi menu here includes a variety of samplers as well as larger platters, and they serve yummy hot and cold appetizers as well. The sushi rolls include everything from veggie, avocado and cucumber to fresh tuna, crab meat and bake eel. They are also known for their colorful, tasty sauces and condiments, which add even more flavor to the already palatable fare. Take our word for it – the sushi is well worth the trip! Hours: Sunday and Monday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Uptown Sushi

1131 Uptown Park Boulevard, #14
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 871-1200

Known for their menu of Zushi Fusion Cuisine, Uptown Sushi offers a trendy, yet comfortable atmosphere and fresh sushi served daily. A variety of different lighting styles will really catch your eye as you enjoy a menu of soups, salads, sushi and sashimi, and sushi rolls. Additional mouth-watering appetizers and entrees area available, and to wash it all down choose from martinis, Sake or wine. Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, noon to midnight; Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Blue Fish House

The Original Blue Fish House
2241 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 529-3100

Blue Fish House II
2735-C Town Center Boulevard North
Sugar Land, TX 77479
(281) 295-0707

Baby Blue Fish at Thai Cottage
3105 College Park Drive
Conroe, TX 77384
(936) 271-0071

With locations in Houston, Sugar Land and The Woodlands, Blue Fish House has been voted the best sushi in Houston and celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2010. Among the specialties here are California rolls, spicy rolls and Aloha rolls, but there are plenty of sides, salads, starters and entrees to choose from as well. For dessert, try the fried banana with ice cream or the green tea ice cream – you won’t be disappointed! The original Blue Fish House can be found in Houston on Richmond Avenue. Hours vary by location. Call or visit the website for more info.