Sushi in Houston
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?
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.
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.
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.