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Top 12 Japanese spots in Houston

Koji Ramen
Koji Ramen

HOUSTON – Here are the Top 12 Japanese restaurants in the Houston area, according to Good Taste.

Listed in alphabetical order:

Akashi Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar
Akashi Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar

Akashi Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar
25760 Kuykendahl Rd.
Tomball, Texas
281-651-5151
Japanese and Chinese come together in harmony at this Creekside hot spot in Tomball.

Blackbird Izakaya
Blackbird Izakaya

Blackbird Izakaya
1221 W 11th St
Houston, TX 77088
832-649-3601
The albacore with yuzu vinaigrette is a winner.

Bloofin Sushi & Bar
Bloofin Sushi & Bar

Bloofin Sushi & Bar
6615 N Grand Parkway suite 325
Spring, Texas
281-651-2573
The foie gras with baby eel is sheer decadence. 

FUKUDA Sushi Bar
FUKUDA Sushi Bar

Fukuda
25701 Interstate 45 N.
The Woodlands, Texas
281-419-8980
The best of traditional Japanese, French-Japanese, Korean-Japanese fusion can be found here.

Izakaya
Izakaya


Izakaya
318 Gray St
Houston, Texas
713-527-8988
Try the pork and vegetable dumplings, they are only $6 an order at lunch.

KA Sushi
KA Sushi

KA Sushi
1901 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, Texas
832-879-2118
Truffle Snapper – maidai, mandarin reduction, celery, ponzu, soy tobiko.

Kata Robata
Kata Robata

Kata Robata Sushi + Grill
3600 Kirby Dr
Houston, Texas
713-526-8858
Chef Hori Manabu of Kata Robata stuns with this fried eggplant dish topped with a sweet miso sauce, sprinkled with sesame seeds and a Japanese chili powder. Simple ingredients, meticulously prepared.

Koji Ramen Bar
Koji Ramen Bar

Koji Ramen
25403 Interstate 45 Suite A
Spring, Texas
832-823-5187
It is said they offer deliciousness and happiness; I would have to agree with this.

Ocean Sushi Grill
Ocean Sushi Grill

Ocean Sushi Grill
3020 Marina Bay Dr Suite A2
League City, Texas
281-957-9122
You can't go wrong with their seared tuna salad.

Ramen Tatsu-Ya
Ramen Tatsu-Ya

Ramen Tatsu-Ya
1722 California St
Houston, Texas
346-226-3253
Ramen for the soul, go for the "Ol’Skool," made with a Tokyo-style chicken broth, chashu, ajitama, menma, scallion, white onion, nori and pepper.

Soma Sushi
Soma Sushi

Soma
4820 Washington Ave Ste A
Houston, Texas
713-861-2726
Go for the Ham N Eggs -- Japanese uni, seared scallop and quail egg with truffle and masaba.

Yokohamaya Japanese Restaurant
Yokohamaya Japanese Restaurant

Yokohamaya Sushi 
27200 US 290 Ste 150
Cypress, Texas
281-213-4652
Beat the heat with a dish of "Kani Nanuto," made with snow crab, avocado and masago infused in a cucumber wrap topped cream sauce.