Wasabae

Houston's Best Japanese Food, According to Chef Jean Philippe Gaston

Where to find the best sushi, katsu and more.

08/11/2017 By Julia Gsell

The Icefish Cometh

It's Icefish Season at Kata Robata

Experience "the veal of fish" and other seasonal delicacies right now.

04/03/2017 By Alice Levitt

Beard Move

Houston Kicks Ass With Nine James Beard Semifinalist Nods

They'll be culled down to finalists on March 15, with awards given on April 25.

02/15/2017 By Alice Levitt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Instant Classics and Must-Try Meals

New and old, these 9 restaurants define dining in the Bayou City.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

There's the Beef

Houston's Top Chefs Went Way Out with Wagyu at Soma Sushi

At the first annual Go Wagyu event, marbled beef was king.

05/16/2016 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

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

See Food

Soft-Shell Crabs Are In Season Right Now

Here's where to get those sweet softies while they're at the peak of freshness (and, obviously, softness).

05/13/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Making the Cut

Fugu Is Back on the Menu at Kata Robata

The potentially fatal fish is a much sought-after delicacy in Japan.

12/23/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor’s Picks

The 10 Best Macaroni and Cheeses in Town

Over the top or wonderfully simple, you can’t beat these creamy dishes (or our mac & cheese wine pairings).

06/02/2014 By Phaedra Cook

That's Not Kosher

The Surprisingly Successful Marriage of Cheese and Seafood in Houston

There's more to it than just lobster-topped mac 'n' cheese.

05/08/2014 By Joanna O'Leary

Eat This, Not That

Bypassing the Black Walnut Cafe

You can eat better, for the same price, at other places like Roost.

01/21/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bizarre Eats

I Finally Ate Geoduck—and You Can Too!

Try the famed/feared giant saltwater clam for yourself, tonight only at Kata Robata.

10/23/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2013

50 Restaurants That Define Houston Dining

The best of the best in America’s coolest food city

09/30/2013 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Suntory Time

All the Japanese Whisky You Can Drink

The best Japanese whisky selection in Houston is at Kata Robata.

08/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ramenarama

Building a Better Bowl of Ramen

IKEA challenges seven of Houston's top restaurants to create the best bowl of ramen for only $3.

08/20/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Japandemonium

Stop Buying Grocery Store Sushi for Lunch

Kata Robata's $13 sashimi bento box is the best way to get your raw fish fix at lunch.

08/14/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt