Houston's Best Asian Restaurants

November 14, 2016
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by Zagat Staff

Here's the top Asian restaurants on the scene in Houston. 

Uchi
Japanese · Montrose · $$
Food 4.8 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.5

It’s "always an adventure for the palate" at chef Tyson Cole’s Montrose outpost of his Austin original, plating "sushi creations" that are "music in your mouth" plus plenty of other "innovative, delectable" Japanese options that don’t involve raw fish; the scene – amid soft lighting and warm woods – is "impossibly hip" , and the tabs are "expensive" but "worth it" ; P.S. it’s "hard to get a reservation" because most of the seats are saved for walk-ins.
Huynh Restaurant
Vietnamese · EaDo · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.3

"Tucked away in a strip mall in EaDo" , this modest eatery serves up some of "the best Vietnamese food in town" "without all the frills" ; it’s family-run, with a noticeably "accommodating" staff; P.S. you can BYOB for "a nominal charge."
Uptown Sushi
Japanese · Galleria · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.3 · Service 4.1

Sushi and sashimi that’s "always fresh" plus other "well-prepared, flavorful" dishes (and cocktails) are the draw to this Galleria-area Japanese that’s a popular late-night haunt; the "friendly, knowledgeable" staff and striking contemporary setting help to create an "upscale" atmosphere worthy of the Uptown address.