Executive Chef Manabu "Hori" Horiuchi has been a James Beard: Best Chef Southwest semi-finalist three times since 2012. So, it comes as no surprise that he is serving some stellar sushi and stunningly inventive dishes here in Upper Kirby (not to mention what is easily considered one of the best omakase, or chef’s tastings, in the city). Granted, the fabulous stuff doesn't come cheap. But if you're on a budget, go to Kata Robata during happy hour when you can eat inexpensive grilled dishes off the robata and drink cheap domestic and Japanese beers.
- Price: $$, $$$
- Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-10:30 p.m.; Saturday 12-3 p.m., 5-11 p.m.; Sunday 12-10:30 p.m. Curbside: Daily 12-3 p.m., 4-9:30 p.m.
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Reservations: Recommended
- Parking: Lot available