Chris Kinjo

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Sad Goodbyes & More Sad Goodbyes

    The theme for this week must have been temporary closures and permanent closures. It was like a domino effect -- one restaurant announced it was closing, then another one, followed by several more. It's always a shame to see such a popular restaurant close when the reason isn't lack of business. Va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Openings & Closings: It's Good To Have You Back, MF Sushi

    Last week ended with sad news when local baker, Jody Stevens, lost her home in a fire. Thankfully she was not at her home during the fire, but she lost everything inside her home, including the the tools she uses for her cake business, Jodycakes. Various restaurateurs and chefs have created fundrais ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Breaking News: MF Sushi to Re-open Next Week

    On Sept 29 of last year, the unthinkable happened to MF Sushi. The restaurant -- which had been named Houston Press' Best New Restaurant of 2013 -- caught fire and burned down, forcing chef and owner Chris Kinjo and his partner, brother Alex Kinjo, to shutter the restaurant indefinitely. Since the ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 27, 2014

    Let's Cook Asparagus

    Spring has sprung.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Do You Want Doughnuts With That Ice Cream?

    The Daily Review Cafe closed due to water issues, according to the Houston Chronicle's Syd Kearney, but it seems like things have been going downhill for the restaurant for a while. Recently, Yelp reviewers have been giving the River Oaks cafe many poor reviews, saying it was "awful all around" and ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 10, 2013

    Top 8 Seasonal Texas Brews

    Get in the fall spirit with one of these beers.

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Openings & Closings: A Pair of Fire Closures, Refuge in The Woodlands & More

    The week began with a couple of fires; one forced a renowned sushi restaurant to close its doors, and the other took a brand-new creperie food truck off the road. Let's start with the badnews before taking a look at all of the new restaurants that opened this week. On Sunday, September 29, around 1 ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 13, 2013

    An MF Perfect Nigiri: Trust the Chef at MF Sushi

    Sushi Chef Chris Kinjo offers exotic fish, delicious sashimi and some of the best nigiri sushi in town.

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Sushi Rice and the Omakase at MF Sushi

    For me, eating sushi -- enjoying sushi -- used to be measured by the quality of the fish. As I've come to learn more about sushi, however, I now understand that you can't measure the quality of sushi on the fish alone. In fact, the critical component in all forms of sushi is seasoned rice -- whether ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Chris Kinjo of MF Sushi and What He'll Give You if You Order the Omakase

    This is the 3rd part of a three-part Chef Chat series. If you missed the previous posts, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This week, we chatted with Chris Kinjo of MF Sushi, a chef who has worked in countless restaurants, owned a few of his own, achieved fame and glory, and paid the price ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Chris Kinjo of MF Sushi, On the Meaning of MF, Creating Perfect Nigiri, and His Favorite Fish Family

    Chris Kinjo MF Sushi 5887 Westheimer Road Tel: 832-530-4321 This is Part 1 of a three-part Chef Chat series. Check back with us for Parts 2 and 3, which will run in this same space Thursday and Friday. Just outside the Galleria on Westheimer near Fountainview, in a strip mall ov ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013

    Keep Those Resolutions

    20 terrific restaurants for eating healthy while staying social.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    First Look at Michiru Sushi: Affordable Luxury in Greenway Plaza

    Michiru Sushi is the other high-profile sushi restaurant which opened recently, not to be confused with Chris Kinjo's MF Sushi on Westheimer. I haven't been to MF Sushi yet, and I'm keen to dine there. Although reviews so far have been mixed, one thing has been noted across the board: MF Sushi is qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Small Plates the Right Way at 1252 Tapas

    This past summer, long before he was raising Guy Fieri's frosted tip hackles, New York Times food critic Pete Wells was lashing out against the continuing "small plate" trend and its tendency -- as Wells put it -- to lend "the sensation of having eaten a delicious meal without feeling truly satisfie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Camp Brisket and Nutty Frenchmen

    Washington Post: The latest out-of-state paper to tackle Houston's bustling food scene is the Washington Post, in which writer Martha Miller visits a handful of our most popular restaurants and describes the city as "Silk Road meets Texas Bravado." Sarah Rufca at CultureMap called Martha's summation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Acclaimed Chef Chris Kinjo Opening MF Sushi in Houston This Week

    When sushi chef Chris Kenjo opened MF Buckhead in Atlanta in 2007 with his brother, Alex, the restaurant was a swift success. The hometown daily -- the Atlanta Journal-Constitution -- gave it a five-star review (but good luck finding it on the Journal-Constitution's Web site, easily one of the wors ... More >>