Try These 5 Seriously Outrageous Sushi Rolls in Houston

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Preparing sushi is an intricate form of art. Balancing flavors as to not overwhelm the impeccably fresh fish; Adding just the right subtle accouterments to form the perfect bite. It's all so beautiful.

But then there's the kind of sushi rolls that you load up with Cheetos and smother in queso. And those, well, those are pretty freaking awesome, too. Here are five of outrageously awesome rolls:

See also: Try These 5 Seriously Awesome Hot Dogs Try These 5 Outrageous Mac & Cheeses Try These 5 Outrageously Chocolaty Desserts Try These 5 Seriously Outrageous "Salads" Try These 5 Absolutely Loaded Grilled Cheeses Try These Five Monster Breakfast Dishes Try These Five Monster Sandwiches Try These 5 Absolutely Loaded Pizzas Try These 5 Absolutely Loaded Fries Try These 5 Chili-Smothered Dishes Try These 5 Awesomely Outrageous Burgers in Houston Try These 5 Awesomely Delicious Kimchi-Packed Eats in Houston Try These Five Outrageously Awesome Shellfish Dishes Try These Five Outrageous Hangover Cures

Seoul Hot Roll Where to get it: Miso Yummy

Remember that Cheetos roll we mentioned? We weren't kidding. A classic shrimp tempura and kani roll goes full stoner with the addition of Flamin' Hot Cheetos -- both stuffed inside and crushed on top -- and a blanket of jalapeño-studded queso. It may not be for everyone, but at $8, the wildest sushi roll you've ever seen is at least worth a try.

Red Dragon Roll Where to get it: Michiru Sushi, 3800 SW Freeway

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Michiru really knows how to do crazy in a delicious way. This is best shown in its spicy tuna-and-tempura-crunch-stuffed, avocado-peppered tuna-and-tobiko-dotted Red Dragon Roll...which is freaking plated in the shape of a dragon, you guys! Get it for $13.

Mega Lobster Roll Where to get it: The Blue Fish, multiple locations

A whole rock lobster tail is panko-crusted, deep-fried, loaded in and piled on top of this seriously mega roll, which also happens to be loaded with asparagus, cucumber, avocado, masago, eel sauce and two types of mayo (spicy and lobster). At $22, it's definitely big enough to share.

This story continues on the next page.

Uni Sushi Where to get it: Kata Robata, 3600 Kirby

Yes this sushi is beautiful, impeccably fresh, delicate and not actually a roll. But it's the sheer amount of sweet, creamy and slightly briny uni -- that's the edible part of a sea urchin -- topping the simple nigiri (market price) that makes it worthy of its outrageous status.

Happy Sumo Roll Where to get it: Sushi Wabi, 3953 Richmond

A monster pile of crispy frites and a drizzle of their sweet "special" sauce tops this shrimp tempura, cream cheese, jalapeño, and crab mix roll ($10.95). Turns out having your sushi topped with fries really does make you one happy sumo.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.