"Street corn" and other assorted robata specialties hot off the grill.

Photography by Buff Strickland

Co-chef Jean-Philippe Gaston

Portuguese octopus with a yuzu-kosho vinaigrette

Houston tattoo artist Ben "Catfish" Perez painted colorful murals throughout Izakaya.

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Thanks to chef Manabu Horiuchi’s partnership with chef Jean-Philippe Gaston, the eatery boasts interesting Japanese-by-way-of-Houston fusion dishes—chicken-fried steak with kimchi-braised collard greens and tofu gravy, panko-crusted antelope meatballs, spicy ceviche with Gulf red snapper and octopus, and a giant bowl of “Izakaya fries” goosed with seductive Japanese curry and a fried egg.

Meal Times
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Late Night, Lunch
Good to Know
Reservations, Takeout


318 Gray St., Houston, TX, 77002
Midtown Houston  •  713-527-8988