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Osaka

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Mobile Medical Unit Gets Trial Run in Houston

    Blood clots in the brain are some scary business. Luckily, we now have what's been called "the first" mobile stroke unit in the nation in operation since late last month. It has some fancy equipment, but most importantly, it has people on board who can administer tPA, the clot-busting medication kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    After Unraveling, Dir En Grey Regroups and Returns

    Looking back, I can admit now that I wasn't quite prepared for my first Dir En Grey experience when I covered the band's performance at House of Blues a couple of years ago. At the time, I thought I had a pretty good handle on every permutation of heavy metal under the sun, but after walking into th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Different Tongues: 10 Foreign Language Songs That Rule the World

    A couple of caveats to this list: first, it actually includes more than ten songs. Since one is sung primarily in English and another isn't technically a "foreign" language, they're considered halfsies, making up one whole. Also, no songs sung in Spanish are on this list. I'm not saying Spanish is ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 18, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 10 sushi restaurants.

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Sushi

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2012 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. It wasn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Rest of the Best: Houston's Top Mom and Pop Restaurants

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Family-r ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Sushi

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: David Cordua of Americas, On His Role as Executive Chef and Favorite Eats Around Town

    Photo by Mai PhamExecutive Chef David Cordua, in the kitchen at Americas River Oaks​Yesterday, we talked to Executive Chef David Cordua, of The Cordua Group, about growing up in the kitchen and culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu. You can read about it here. Today we'll talk to him about what he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Live Lobster Sashimi and New Menu Items Wow at Azuma Kirby

    Photos by Mai PhamYou get lobster claw soup at the end of your meal if you order the Live Lobster Sashimi at Azuma Kirby​It's been at least ten years since I've been to Azuma Kirby for anything, let alone sushi. Located in the upscale strip mall that also houses Crave Cupcakes, Azuma Kirby ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Off the Wall: Awesomeness at Oishii

    ​Last week's Off the Wall proved to be disastrous. Looking to get back on track, I turned Geri Maria Harris's Top 5 Sushi Restaurants piece, which drew plenty of opinions on places that should have, but didn't, crack the list. This comment from Scarwars caught my attention, "Agree on Kata and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Top 5 Sushi Restaurants

    Soma.​With sushi being one of my favorite go-to meals, naming favorites is not an easy task. There are so many things to take into consideration. Are you looking mainly at the freshness of the fish? What about the selection of makizushi? And what about the rice? I tried to take all of thes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    First Look at Convey

    Above-average nigiri at Convey, but it doesn't come out on a conveyor belt...yet.​Conveyor belt sushi is not a new concept to most of America, yet here -- in downtown Houston -- it's somewhat of a novelty. In an odd twist, a couple of Outer Loop restaurants were the first to bring the conveyor ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    First Look at Toyama

    Too-cool fish is made up for with superb sushi rice.​You may have noticed that the shuttered Chicken 'N Egg Roll that haunted 2802 S. Shepherd is no more, a sleek and modern building in its place. It's Toyama, the newest Japanese restaurant from the same family that owns Osaka, further down on ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 7, 2010

    Authentically Inauthentic

    Ramen and breaded pork cutlets, not sushi, are the stars at Umai Japanese.

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Sushi Lunch at Raku

    ​It's hard to find great sushi that doesn't break the bank. You don't take chances with raw fish, and to get good fish you generally gotsta spend some coin. But if you work downtown, Raku has become a nice option for a decently priced weekday sushi lunch. Not only will you find fresh fish and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    No more ceviche at the Midtown outpost of Lemon Tree.​A reader alerted us via Twitter to the fact that the Lemon Tree (207 West Gray) had closed its doors sometime in the past week. We went by to check it out and it is, indeed, closed. A call to Lemon Tree's original location on Whittington re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    $7 at Osaka Sushi

    ​Where: Osaka, 515 Westheimer (near Montrose), 713-533-9098 What $7 gets you: Three to four pieces of slick-slippery nigiri, plus a tasty tidbit from the chef. No joke - every time we've been here, we've enjoyed a complimentary appetizer, from creative rolls and punchy dumplings to golden tem ... More >>

  • News

    March 11, 2010

    Music Cities

    Texas has its own brand of March Madness

  • Music

    November 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Chef Chat: John Signorelli of The Remington

    ​Colorado-bred John Signorelli is executive sous chef at the Remington Restaurant (1919 Briar Oaks Lane), located inside the five-diamond Hotel St. Regis on the West Loop. The Remington was rated one of the top 100 hotel restaurants in America in a 2006 Zagat survey, based on food quality, dé ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2008

    Planet B-Boy

    Director Benson Lee takes viewers on a mission to find the best breakdancers in the world

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2008

    Tatsuya Nakatani

    Easton, Pennsylvania, is home to the experimental percussionist and his hundreds of noisemakers

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Mothers' Day

    Acid Mothers Temple's long, strange trip

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Overlooked in '05

    Ten great discs that were underserved by the media but are more than worthy

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Maya Bond

    Pink Drums, Purple Lights (Business Deal Entertainment)

  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    Destroy All Monsters of Rock!

    Please come see Shonen Knife's powerful activity!

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Faux Strummer, Bogus Buzzcocks and Phony Ramones

    Never mind the bollocks, here's Rudyard's punk karaoke night

  • Dining

    November 28, 2002

    Tired of Turkey?

    Chef Wakasugi's sushi is designed to please the Texan palate

  • Dining

    January 25, 2001

    The Fifth Taste

    Speaking off the toque: Kanji Okubo

  • Culture

    July 27, 2000

    Unmasked!

    MFA exhibit uncovers the secrets behind our facial disguises

  • News

    August 26, 1999
  • News

    July 8, 1999

    Sexual Healing?

    Shin Higashiura offers women "inside treatments" to correct their hormonal balance. It's not rape. It's not prostitution. But it's not shiatsu, either.

  • Music

    January 7, 1999
  • Music

    May 12, 1994

    Japanese Catnip

    Osaka's Shonen Knife cuts a pretty slice of alternative pop

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