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9527 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77063


  • Sun-Thu 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Private-group dining
  • Takeout
  • Lot available
  • Reservations Accepted, Not accepted
This well-frequented restaurant in a strip center on Westheimer is known for the freshness of its fish. The chefs create traditional Japanese food with contemporary flair, and the special sushi rolls are beautifully presented. The atmosphere is relaxed yet upscale, with the hostesses dressed in traditional kimonos. Private parties can be accommodated in three tatami rooms.

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