Umami-Rama

First Bite: Agu, A Ramen Bistro

Okinawa native Hisashi “Teddy” Uehara is about to open his third Houston ramen bar in less than two months.

12/14/2016 By Alice Levitt

Chirashi & Champon

Zen Japanese Izakaya Brings a Taste of Japan to Montrose

The city's newest izakaya is the real deal.

11/11/2016 By Alice Levitt

The Raw & the Cooked

Learning to Love Westernized Sushi

Maybe foie gras nigiri isn't such a bad idea after all.

10/07/2016 By Victoria Haneveer

Fishy Realness

Sugar Rush: Taiyaki Ice Cream at Kamalan Bakery

The latest novelty dessert to hit Chinatown may please pescatarians.

09/22/2016 By Alice Levitt

Sectioned Off

Our Latest Obsession: Lunch Bento at Soma Sushi

Can we just have one of these lunch boxes every day?

08/26/2016 By Alice Levitt

Matcha Point

Seiwa Market is Open!

The wait for Houston's newest Japanese market is over.

08/08/2016 By Alice Levitt

Grocery Wars

Seiwa Market Is Close to Completion

Nippan Daido is about to have some serious competition on the west side.

07/06/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Second Chance

First Bite: Tarakaan 2.0

With a new chef, the clubby Midtown spot is now more serious about food than ever.

05/10/2016 By Alice Levitt

Rolling In

Sushi in the Suburbs

Veteran chef opens Oba Japanese Cuisine in Sugar Land.

04/18/2016 By Mai Pham

Grocery Wars

More Details Emerge on Houston's Newest Japanese Supermarket

Say konnichiwa to Seiwa Market.

04/14/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sushi

Ka Sushi: The Best Japanese Spot You Haven’t Tried

This sushi-and-whiskey bar in a strip mall specializes in surprises.

03/01/2016 By Alice Levitt

Fugu Me!

It's Fugu Season in Japan—and at Kata Robata

Our dining editor eats the potentially poisonous blowfish.

02/15/2016 By Alice Levitt

Editor's Picks

The 10 Heights Restaurants You Should Be Eating at Right Now

Houston’s hottest dining neighborhood is only getting hotter.

02/10/2016 By Alice Levitt

Kuu La La

Happy Hour of the Week: Kuu

The new social hour menu at Kuu features more selections than many full-service restaurants.

12/17/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Steak N' Sushi

Nationally Lauded Roka Akor Coming to Houston

An upscale robata and sushi spot is opening this summer in 2929 Weslayan.

12/09/2015 By Alice Levitt

Deals

Beyond the Bento Box: Power Lunch at Izakaya

Be a lady (or gentleman) who lunches with the newest mid-day meal deal in Midtown.

11/17/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Arts & Culture

A Little Bit Softer Now

Japan America Society of Houston's latest exhibit layers on peace and tranquility with I Am Content with What I Lack.

09/08/2015 By Nick Esquer

New Kid on the Block

A First Look at Izakaya

It's not a traditional izakaya, and the Midtown restaurant is better for it.

08/05/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

In and Out

Izakaya Moves Into Midtown

There's more to Japanese food than sushi—and there's more to this izakaya than beer and grilled meats.

07/21/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Picks

Where to Get Your Ramen On Right Now

A noodle-lover’s list of the best and newest spots to bury your face in a bowl of broth.

07/09/2015 By Megha Tejpal