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SockGnome Jun 26, 2007 07:05 PM

I'm a California girl in Houston for business for the next two weeks (having already been here for four). I'm all about great Tex-Mex, but I'm dying for good sushi. I'm staying at the University of Houston, but wouldn't mind traveling elsewhere in the city. What would you recommend?

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    TTPFred Jun 30, 2007 07:51 AM

    Sushi King would be my recommendation for sushi, too.

    For TexMex, try the fajitas or the green chili chicken enchiladas at Lupe Tortillas on I-59 between Shepherd and Kirby.

    I'd also highly recommend Goode Company Seafood on Westpark near Kirby--get the seafood campechana appetizer, gumbo is great, as is all their food.

    For Thai, you aren't very far from a great hole-in-the-wall place called Kanomwan, located at 736 Telephone Rd [off I-45, Telephone Rd. exit--(713) 923-4230]. Atmosphere isn't great, but it is all about the food.

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      nitrofish Jun 29, 2007 09:25 AM

      RA Sushi on Westheimer is good, too.

      1. mocity Jun 29, 2007 06:42 AM

        I second Sushi King on Kirby.... really good. Also, Azuma in Rice Village is wonderful. Blue Fish on Richmond is super casual and good.

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          jim1126 Jun 29, 2007 09:44 AM

          I second Azuma! And if it isn't open already, their new location on Washington will be open soon and might be a little closer to you than Rice Village (but I don't know).

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            jscarbor Jun 30, 2007 07:17 AM

            Washington location is atleast a couple months away from opening.

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          jokah Jun 28, 2007 07:38 AM

          Sasaki on Westheimer at Fondren. Japanese-run, lotta Japanese clientele. After spending several years in NYC, I haven't found a better place since returning to H-town. In addition to sushi, you should try their tempura.

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            bpbstock Jun 27, 2007 04:32 PM

            jscarbor is right about Ginza, it is great but a little far from where you are located. I would suggest Sushi King at Kirby and Richmond. I know it is a cheesy name, but it is quality. http://www.sushiking.us/

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              jscarbor Jun 27, 2007 02:14 PM

              I have not been in a long time but Kubo's in the Rice Village area was pretty good.
              Ginza is top notch but pretty far from where you are and Teppay is/was the best but it is very expensive and a pretty far as well.
              Personally I would stay away from Miyako and Japon, being from Cali you would recognize these two as being pretty lame IMO.

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