Best Neighborhood Spot Outside the Loop Houston 2005 - Japaneiro's Sushi Bistro and Latin Grill
Japaneiro's is a fascinating fusion of Asian and Latino cuisines, with sushi, sashimi and tempura dishes living peacefully next to shrimp ajillo and churrasco steak. The tropical bar specializes in mojitos and caipirinhas but is equally stocked with sensational sakes, such as the raspberry-infused version. This is one high-energy spot, and the colorful, expansive interior can get noisy, especially because of the concrete floor and the brick walls and high ceiling. The chef's "nirvana platter" is the perfect way to sample the best and most creative sushi available on a given day. And we recommend the yuquitas, or crispy cassava chips, served with a roasted pepper sauce.