Kata Robata is, quite simply, the best sushi restaurant in Houston. Sitting at chef Manabu Horiuchi’s counter and ordering the omakase—Japanese for “I’ll leave it to you”—is an experience that every serious food-lover should have at least once. Chef Hori-san will dazzle you with whatever is freshest that day and create a personalized menu that will likely make buying grocery-store sushi rolls an incredibly tough proposition in the future. Not sitting at the sushi counter? Try Kata’s rightfully famous lobster-miso mac ‘n’ cheese or the richly flavored ramen.