13 Best Sushi Restaurants in Houston

January 27, 2023

We all know Houston is one of the most diverse cities in Texas, and its culinary scene definitely reflects this. Whether you’re looking for a high-class sushi restaurant or a hole-in-the-wall restaurant, this list is your one-stop guide. One of our top choices is KUU, a high-class restaurant with top chefs and a classy vibe for all your special occasions. Next up we have Oishii, a favorite local spot where you can enjoy delicious food alongside affordable beers, wine, and sake options.

13 Best Sushi Restaurants in Houston

These Japanese restaurants in Houston excel in all these areas and more, so here are our top 16 picks for the best Sushi restaurants in Houston:

  1. KUU
  2. Oishii
  3. Nippon
  4. Uchi
  5. Hando
  6. AKA Sushi
  7. Soma Sushi
  8. Roka Akor
  9. Kanau Sushi
  10. Kata Robata
  11. Uptown Sushi
  12. Kokoro
  13. Ume Sushi
KUU Sushi

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1. KUU Sushi

947 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77024

Specialty: Former Nobu London chef Adison Lee, is the owner of KUU sushi and offers a delicious dining experience featuring a seasonal menu with imported seafood from Tsukiji fish market in Japan. It’s hard to go wrong with any item on this menu but we recommend starting off with classic spicy edamame to open up your appetite. All of their rolls are extremely fresh and have a unique taste, one of the top favorites is the Rin Makimono Roll. We highly recommend trying one of their imported Sakes and wines!

Delivery timings: KUU Sushi offers delivery services through Doordash and Uber Eats during their hours of operation.

Hours: 

Mon- Fri 11 am – 2 pm, 4:30 pm – 10 pm

Sat 4:30 pm – 11 pm

Sun 12 pm – 3 pm, 4:30 pm – 9 pm

Payment types: KUU Sushi offers credit/debit card payments

Oishii

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2. Oishii

3764 Richmond Ave Houston, TX 77046

Specialty: Oishii is a Houston favorite for a reason. Their affordable prices and happy hour specials make for a great dining experience. We recommend you get there early to avoid a long wait. Some of our favorite rolls include the Tiger Eye Maki and the Houston Maki.

Delivery timings: Oishii offers delivery services during their hours of operation

Hours: ​​

Sun CLOSED

Mon – Fri 11 am – 10 pm

Sat 12 pm – 10 pm

Payment types: Oishii Sushi accepts credit/debit card payments

Nippon

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3. Nippon

4464 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX 77006

Specialty: This classic Japanese restaurant was established in 1986 by Chef Nao Y. who was born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan. Nippon offers delicious ramen with pork as well as lunch specials every day which include some of their best rolls!

Delivery timings: Nippon Sushi offers delivery through various delivery services during their hours of operation.

Hours

Mon – Tue CLOSED

Wed 5 pm – 9 pm

Thu – Fri 11:30 am – 2 pm, 5 pm – 9 pm

Sat 11:30 am – 9 pm

Sun 11:30 am – 8 pm

Payment types: Nippon offers credit/debit card payments

Uchi

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4. Uchi

904 Westheimer Rd Ste A Houston, TX 77006

Specialty: Uchi Sushi is a well-known restaurant and the Houston franchise does not disappoint. Their vegetarian options are endless and they even have a happy hour menu for vegetarians. Some of their specialties include Sake Karashi, Bluefin Maki, and Sake Crudo. All of these options can be enjoyed by their delicious Sake cocktails. 

Delivery timings: Uchi offers delivery services through Uber Eats during their hours of operation

Hours: 

Sun – Thu 4 pm – 10 pm

Fri – Sat 4 pm – 11 pm

Payment types: Uchi Sushi offers credit/debit card payments

Hando

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5. Hando

518 W 11th St Ste 500 Houston, TX 77008

Specialty:  Hando sushi is known for its delicious hand-rolled sushi options. The ambiance of this restaurant is intimate and romantic, 10/10 for date night. We highly recommend their happy hour for half-priced drinks and $5 appetizers! The Toro and Unagi rolls are some of their most delicious rolls. 

Delivery timings: Sunday-Thursday: 11:00 am – 9:30 pm

                                 Friday-Saturday: 11:00 am – 10:45 pm

Hours: 

Mon – Thu 11 am – 10 pm

Fri – Sat 11 am – 11 pm

Sun 11 am – 10 pm

Payment types: Hando offers credit/debit card payments 

AKA Sushi

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6. AKA Sushi

2390 W Alabama St Houston, TX 77098

Specialty: AKA Sushi is an Izikaya-inspired restaurant that offers fresh and delicious rolls. Happy hours last all day on Saturday and Sunday. Some of their most popular dishes include the Black Pepper Beef and the Chriashi. Although their signature rolls taste great, you can never go wrong with the classics at AKA Sushi. 

Delivery timings: AKA Sushi does not offer delivery services 

Hours

Sun – Thu 11:30 am – 10:30 pm

Fri – Sat 11:30 am – 11 pm

Payment types: AKA Sushi offers credit/debit card payments 

Soma Sushi

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7. Soma Sushi

4820 Washington Ave Ste A Houston, TX 77007

Specialty: Soma sushi specializes in traditional Japanese cuisine while also adding in a modern twist influenced by the diversity of Houston. This restaurant offers well-served dishes including Aganashi Tofu for those preferring vegan options as well as a delicious selection of chef-specialty rolls. 

Delivery timings: Soma sushi does not offer delivery services 

Hours:

Mon – Thu 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm – 10 pm

Fri – 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 4:30 – 11 pm

Sat 12 pm – 11 pm

Sun 12 pm – 10 pm

Payment types: Soma Sushi accepts credit/debit card payments 

Roka Akor

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8. Roka Akor

2929 Weslayan St Ste 100 Houston, TX 77027

Specialty:   Roka Akor is a modern Robata Japanese cuisine featuring a contemporary chef’s menu with large sharable portions. Roka Akor also offers grill options in their Robata grill which offers an exquisite steakhouse experience including their delicious robata grilled pork. 

Delivery timings: Roka Akor offers delivery services through various delivery services during their hours of operation.

Hours:

Mon CLOSED

Tue – Sun 4:30 pm – 10 pm

Payment types: Roka Akor accepts credit/debit card payments

Kanau Sushi

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9. Kanau Sushi

2850 Fannin St Suite 400, Houston, TX 77002

Specialty: Kanau Sushi offers delicious omakase and roll options for any occasion. We highly recommend the Hamachi Kama and the Fire Mountain Roll. Dessert does not disappoint at Kanau Sushi, they offer a variety of macarons as well as delicious Green Tea ice cream. 

Delivery timings: Kanau Sushi offers delivery services through various delivery services during their hours of operation. 

Hours:  

Mon – Tue CLOSED

Wed – Thu 4 pm – 9:30 pm

Fri – Sat 4 pm – 10:30 pm

Sun 4 pm – 9:30 pm

Payment types: Kanau Sushi accepts credit/debit card options

Kata Robata

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10. Kata Robata

3600 Kirby Dr Ste H Houston, TX 77098

Specialty: Kata Roboto offers a romantic ambiance and a great selection of drinks and Japanese food to accompany. If you are feeling adventurous we recommend you try the delicious bone marrow. Additionally, you can’t go wrong with an order of oysters. Their sushi rolls are equally as tasty, including the delicious Longhorn Roll. 

Delivery timings: Kata Roboto does not offer delivery services.

Hours:

Mon – Thu 11:30 am – 3 pm, 5 pm – 10:30 pm

Fri 11:30 am – 3pm, 5 pm – 11 pm

Sat 12 pm – 3 pm, 5 pm – 11 pm

Sun 12 pm – 10 pm

Kata Robata accepts credit/debit card payments 

Uptown Sushi

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11. Uptown Sushi

1131 Uptown Park Blvd Ste 14 Houston, TX 77056

Specialty: Uptown sushi offers delicious fusion cuisine as well as a sushi bar that is viewable from every table thanks to its unique two-level seating design. Uptown sushi has fresh rolls thanks to the importation of fresh fish every day. Some of their most popular rolls include the 7&1/2 roll and the Lickety Split roll.

Delivery timings: Uptown Sushi does not offer delivery services. 

Hours:

Mon 11 am – 10 pm

Tue 11 am – 11 pm

Wed 11 am – 10 pm

Thu – Fri 11 am – 11 pm

Sat 12 pm – 11 pm

Sun 5 pm – 10 pm

Kokoro

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12. Kokoro

409 Travis St Ste 366 Houston, TX 77002

Specialty: Kokoro has a very contemporary and clean ambiance. In their modern restaurant, we highly recommend their daily specials including the Maguro Curo which has bluefin tuna, chili garlic, pickled cucumber, and ponzu. Of their rolls, they are best known for a wide selection of sashimi and nigiri, you can’t go wrong!

Delivery timings: Kokoro offers delivery services through various delivery services during their hours of operation. 

Hours:

Sun-Wed 11 am – 9 pm

Thu 11 am – 10 pm

Fri – Sat 11 am – 11 pm

Payment types: Kokoro Sushi offers credit/debit card payments 

Ume Sushi

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13. Ume Sushi

2802 White Oak Dr Ste 500 Houston, TX 77007

Specialty:  Ume Sushi offers an elegant ambiance to enjoy their delicious cocktails and fresh sushi. We recommend the “Old Fashion” cocktail to start off your relaxing meal. One of their most popular appetizers is the Tuna Avocado ball. Some of their most popular rolls include the Osaka Roll and the Weisman roll. 

Delivery timings: Ume Sushi does not offer delivery services 

Hours:

Mon CLOSED

Tue – Thu 5 pm – 10:30 pm

Fri – Sat 5 pm – 11 pm

Sun 5 pm – 1o pm

Payment types: Ume Sushi accepts credit/debit card payments.