Newcomer's Guide

Houston's Essential 25 Restaurants

Want a crash course on Houston’s food scene? Start here.

08/30/2018 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Restaurants 2018

Houston's 50 Best Restaurants in 2018

Where to eat, right now.

08/17/2018 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

So Much and Dim Sum

Yauatcha Revamps Menu With Savory Dumplings, Gorgeous Desserts

Plus, you'll want to order the fried squid that tastes just like funnel cake.

08/13/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

The Essential Guide to Asiatown

Required Eating: 11 Restaurants in Asiatown You Can't Miss

From Cajun-Vietnamese crawfish to dim sum and Sichuan staples, these are our favorite places to eat.

06/22/2018 By Mai Pham

Editor's Picks

10 Spots That Are All That and Dim Sum

From traditional push-cart meals to stylish, contemporary options, you can find the dim sum you crave—any day of the week.

02/28/2018 By Mai Pham

Restaurant Review

Fine Dining, the Dim Sum and Astros Way

Exotic morsels steamed, baked, and fried at Yauatcha—and meals quiet, convenient, and nachos-free at Potente.

01/30/2018 By Scott Vogel

Editor's Picks

Our Top 10 Restaurants in Alief

Southwest Houston is more than just "Little Saigon," and we've got a diverse line-up of dining options to prove it.

07/18/2017 By Alice Levitt

Eastward Ho!

Dim Sum With Cocktail Pairings? Yauatcha's Got It

From soup dumplings to "popcorn tea," this tasting is an adventure.

07/05/2017 By Nath Pizzolatto

Sweet Stars

Yauatcha Brings Michelin-Starred Dim Sum to the Galleria This Week

The dumplings get most of the attention, but we're excited about the pastries.

03/27/2017 By Alice Levitt

Liquid Courage

Our Latest Obsession: Soup Dumplings at Sarah Place

We think we might have found the best xiaolongbao in Houston.

10/10/2016 By Alice Levitt

To Touch the Heart

Lucille's Will Celebrate Its Fourth Birthday With International Dim Sum

Trips to the Asia and the Balkans will influence small plates at the September 13 birthday party.

09/02/2016 By Alice Levitt

Dumpling Days

Get What You Want Every Time at Golden Dim Sum

Good things come to those who wait at this Hong Kong-style specialist.

08/30/2016 By Alice Levitt

Round & Round

They’ve Got Balls!: Savory Edition

Why do so many of Houston's most delicious dishes come in one shape?

04/15/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

Authentic Chinese

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Chinese Food Offerings All Over the Map

Kick off the Year of the Monkey at five of the city’s most authentic restaurants for Peking duck, dim sum and more.

02/05/2016 By Alice Levitt

Spiny Good Find

Fried Day: Durian Puff from Chinese Cuisine

An all-day dim sum spot in Chinatown knows everything—including a stinky fruit—is better fried.

12/11/2015 By Alice Levitt

Starry Eyed

Internationally Renowned Hakkasan Group Expands To Houston

What to expect when you're expecting Michelin-starred dim sum at the Galleria.

11/25/2015 By Alice Levitt

Me-mor-ies

6 Things in Houston That Take Me Back to Beijing

The two are more similar than you'd think.

06/11/2015 By Jenae Sitzes

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: May 30-June 5

Dim sum leaves the Loop, but a venerable Montrose taco truck stays put.

06/05/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt