Chi Japanese Cuisine

★★★★☆
  • 27100 Interstate 45 N

    Conroe, TX 77385

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  • 281-419-1166

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Overall experience- 2 out of 5 stars. Upon arrival, we stood at the hostess stand for about 3 or 4 minutes, looking around from SOME staff member to come and assist us. Not only was there no one at the hostess stand, there was no one at

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★★★★★

Overall experience- 2 out of 5 stars. Upon arrival, we stood at the hostess stand for about 3 or 4 minutes, looking around from SOME staff member to come and assist us. Not only was there no one at the hostess stand, there was no one at

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As you enter, you're in the "bar" area. I put that in quotes because the whole restaurant is open, and nothing separates the huge bar (smoking area) from the dining room. Even one or two people smoking makes the entire place smell like

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★★★★★

As you enter, you're in the "bar" area. I put that in quotes because the whole restaurant is open, and nothing separates the huge bar (smoking area) from the dining room. Even one or two people smoking makes the entire place smell like

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This was truly a highlight experience!! Having lived in Japan for a year I can honestly say that Chi gets FIVE stars for their food, service, ambiance, quality and just all around "feel good" encounter! I had the Houston Roll and Thai

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★★★★★

This was truly a highlight experience!! Having lived in Japan for a year I can honestly say that Chi gets FIVE stars for their food, service, ambiance, quality and just all around "feel good" encounter! I had the Houston Roll and Thai

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I've always pass by Chi Japanese Cuisine on my way to work, and have always wanted to drop in. I finally got the change for NYE with my girlfriend and friends. The food was terrific! This is not your typical sushi restaurant, the ambiance

3
★★★★★

I've always pass by Chi Japanese Cuisine on my way to work, and have always wanted to drop in. I finally got the change for NYE with my girlfriend and friends. The food was terrific! This is not your typical sushi restaurant, the ambiance

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I travel extensively. Whenever I am in Houston and staying ne'er the woodlands, I make sure that I eat at least one meal here (sometimes 2!!)

Great sushi, great food, great staff.

A little confusing to get to when using a GPS. This is

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★★★★★

I travel extensively. Whenever I am in Houston and staying ne'er the woodlands, I make sure that I eat at least one meal here (sometimes 2!!)

Great sushi, great food, great staff.

A little confusing to get to when using a GPS. This is

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Wow! My dad always taught me that if you wanted to eat in a library..... Go f'''n eat in a library.. It is patrons like yourself that lead to stale and old atmospheres in restaurants.. So next time you consider gracing an establishment

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★★★★★

Wow! My dad always taught me that if you wanted to eat in a library..... Go f'''n eat in a library.. It is patrons like yourself that lead to stale and old atmospheres in restaurants.. So next time you consider gracing an establishment

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My friend and I have been going to Chi for a few years. We went yesterday and before being seated I asked if the music could be turned down as it was 5:30 p.m. and it sounded very loud, like a disco with techno music. The matre d said that usually the Manager?/Owner? wouldn't allow the lowering of music. I said to ask before he assigned us a table. He said that yes, he agreed to turn it down. We went to the table where the music had not been turned down and asked again to turn it down. This time, the bartender came over and said that he could not turn it down as the loud music was part of the "theme" of the bar/restaurant. We were the only ones in the restaurant and thought that this was very unreasonable. We left and said we would never return.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I have been going to Chi for a few years. We went yesterday and before being seated I asked if the music could be turned down as it was 5:30 p.m. and it sounded very loud, like a disco with techno music. The matre d said that usually the Manager?/Owner? wouldn't allow the lowering of music. I said to ask before he assigned us a table. He said that yes, he agreed to turn it down. We went to the table where the music had not been turned down and asked again to turn it down. This time, the bartender came over and said that he could not turn it down as the loud music was part of the "theme" of the bar/restaurant. We were the only ones in the restaurant and thought that this was very unreasonable. We left and said we would never return.

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Been going there for over 3 years and it's def my favorite sushi restaurant. The atmosphere is great, lounge place with great music and bar. Great hang out place!!! The service is good, the fresh sushi is awesome!!! love this place!!

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★★★★★

Been going there for over 3 years and it's def my favorite sushi restaurant. The atmosphere is great, lounge place with great music and bar. Great hang out place!!! The service is good, the fresh sushi is awesome!!! love this place!!

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I took my family to Chi tonight, and we will never go back. The atmosphere is not family friendly. It is more like a night club that served sushi. Immediately as you enter the building you are in the bar area. You have to pass through the cigarette smoke to get to a table, and pass back through it to leave. What a lousy design. While eating we had to listen to trance music. I stopped listening to trance when I quit clubbing 15 years ago. The food was average at best. The fresh sushi I buy at Kroger is better. I was very disappointed. If you want to take your family out for sushi, and be in a class, family atmosphere, do not go to Chi.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took my family to Chi tonight, and we will never go back. The atmosphere is not family friendly. It is more like a night club that served sushi. Immediately as you enter the building you are in the bar area. You have to pass through the cigarette smoke to get to a table, and pass back through it to leave. What a lousy design. While eating we had to listen to trance music. I stopped listening to trance when I quit clubbing 15 years ago. The food was average at best. The fresh sushi I buy at Kroger is better. I was very disappointed. If you want to take your family out for sushi, and be in a class, family atmosphere, do not go to Chi.

Pros: Price

Cons: Atmosphere

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Chi is pretty good. Not my favorite place but the atmosphere makes up for it. Would be a great place to have a little dinner party.

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★★★☆☆

Chi is pretty good. Not my favorite place but the atmosphere makes up for it. Would be a great place to have a little dinner party.

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My husband & I used to eat here 2-3 times each month. I had noticed that the service was always bad (inattentive waiters) but the food was good. However, after this last experience we will not be going back.

I bit down on several pieces of uncooked / undercooked rice in my sushi rolls. When I nicely informed our waitress that some of the rice was not cooked she started arguing in a raised voice that that couldn't be true. I replied that I was not wanting my bill to be changed; I simply thought that they should know so that the batch of rice could be thrown out. She continued to argue that I was making it up and that nothing was wrong!

I am understanding of inattentive service or even something being wrong with my order but to argue and raise your voice to a customer is unacceptable!

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★★☆☆☆

My husband & I used to eat here 2-3 times each month. I had noticed that the service was always bad (inattentive waiters) but the food was good. However, after this last experience we will not be going back.

I bit down on several pieces of uncooked / undercooked rice in my sushi rolls. When I nicely informed our waitress that some of the rice was not cooked she started arguing in a raised voice that that couldn't be true. I replied that I was not wanting my bill to be changed; I simply thought that they should know so that the batch of rice could be thrown out. She continued to argue that I was making it up and that nothing was wrong!

I am understanding of inattentive service or even something being wrong with my order but to argue and raise your voice to a customer is unacceptable!

Pros: good ambiance & good sushi - sometimes

Cons: horrible service

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Very nice restaurant. Great, fresh food and great drinks. We visited for a celebration and had a great time. The food is quite authentic and I would recommend to anyone.

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★★★★★

Very nice restaurant. Great, fresh food and great drinks. We visited for a celebration and had a great time. The food is quite authentic and I would recommend to anyone.

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I run other restaurants, so service is very important to me.

We came in around an hour before they closed, we were sat at the sushi bar and was pretty much put on the back burner after that.

Drinks took forever, we had to order from the sushi chef.

Every time I asked for anything I just got a " Really?" look from the waitress.

Maybe it was because she was in the middle of closing duties, I don't know, but I probably won't go back unless someone insists that we go there. The food was good though. Place looked fantastic, host was friendly, and was impressed with the menu.

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★☆☆☆☆

I run other restaurants, so service is very important to me.

We came in around an hour before they closed, we were sat at the sushi bar and was pretty much put on the back burner after that.

Drinks took forever, we had to order from the sushi chef.

Every time I asked for anything I just got a " Really?" look from the waitress.

Maybe it was because she was in the middle of closing duties, I don't know, but I probably won't go back unless someone insists that we go there. The food was good though. Place looked fantastic, host was friendly, and was impressed with the menu.

Pros: great sushi

Cons: terrible service

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Had a great dining experience here over the weekend. I am not much of a sushi expert, so I was pleased to see that their menu had a large variety of sushi with detailed explanation. My friend and I shared the Volcano and Sopranos as appetizers and both were great. I was also pleaed to see they also had filling entrees available instead of just sushi. The teppanyaki is great and my friend loved her sea bass. The ambiance is hip and more like a lounge than a restaurant. There was "club" style music playing but it was not loud at all and very easy to hold a conversation. The wait staff is attentive but stays out of your way and is not in your face all the time. This is a place to go to enjoy food and conversation, I wouldn't go there if you are in a hurry. Great apple martinis as well!

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★★★★☆

Had a great dining experience here over the weekend. I am not much of a sushi expert, so I was pleased to see that their menu had a large variety of sushi with detailed explanation. My friend and I shared the Volcano and Sopranos as appetizers and both were great. I was also pleaed to see they also had filling entrees available instead of just sushi. The teppanyaki is great and my friend loved her sea bass. The ambiance is hip and more like a lounge than a restaurant. There was "club" style music playing but it was not loud at all and very easy to hold a conversation. The wait staff is attentive but stays out of your way and is not in your face all the time. This is a place to go to enjoy food and conversation, I wouldn't go there if you are in a hurry. Great apple martinis as well!

Pros: Great ambience and food variety

Cons: Far away if you're not in The Woodlands

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Food is great and the atmosphere is awesome. This is a really great place to kick back and enjoy an adult beverage. That and Benny dances for you on request!

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★★★★★

Food is great and the atmosphere is awesome. This is a really great place to kick back and enjoy an adult beverage. That and Benny dances for you on request!

Pros: Benny

Cons: When there is no Benny

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I travel a lot and this is my favorite sushi anywhere.
Cool atmosphere, good prices, especially happy hour 3-6 pm.
The food is just excellent.

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★★★★★

I travel a lot and this is my favorite sushi anywhere.
Cool atmosphere, good prices, especially happy hour 3-6 pm.
The food is just excellent.

Pros: Food, Ambience, Happy Hour both early night and at late night on weekends.

Cons: Don't know.

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Ive eaten there twice in the last month and both times the experience was great.

The servers are great, however they can be a bit slow at times. I think it was due to the volume of the restaurant.

The atmosphere is nice, good music, nice decor and very clean!

The house salad is great and its only $2
The Lychee Martini made and garnished with fresh Lychee was the bomb! The Pineapple Mojitos are great too. The drink menu does not include prices, but they are very reasonably priced and mighty tasty.

The sushi is made with only the freshest ingredients, very nice presentation.

Last time I was there the Coconut Creme Brulee was by far the best Ive had yet. I hyped it all up to my friends then when it arrived it was not torched and not the right temp. I sent it back only for them to torch it again rather than remake it so it tasted like lighter fluid and the internal temp varied from cold, to warm to lukewarm. Needless to say I was very disappointed, after looking foward to having it again and telling my friends about it.

Other than that, it was great. Its reasonable priced and better than most places in this area. Def WAY better and cleaner atmosphere than Tokoyohana

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★★★★★

Ive eaten there twice in the last month and both times the experience was great.

The servers are great, however they can be a bit slow at times. I think it was due to the volume of the restaurant.

The atmosphere is nice, good music, nice decor and very clean!

The house salad is great and its only $2
The Lychee Martini made and garnished with fresh Lychee was the bomb! The Pineapple Mojitos are great too. The drink menu does not include prices, but they are very reasonably priced and mighty tasty.

The sushi is made with only the freshest ingredients, very nice presentation.

Last time I was there the Coconut Creme Brulee was by far the best Ive had yet. I hyped it all up to my friends then when it arrived it was not torched and not the right temp. I sent it back only for them to torch it again rather than remake it so it tasted like lighter fluid and the internal temp varied from cold, to warm to lukewarm. Needless to say I was very disappointed, after looking foward to having it again and telling my friends about it.

Other than that, it was great. Its reasonable priced and better than most places in this area. Def WAY better and cleaner atmosphere than Tokoyohana

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We ate here recently, after attending the Gipsy Kings concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion. It was one of the few places open very late, and it looked like a fun, inventive restaurant pick. We both loved the food, and the "Happy Hour" late night reduced prices on sushi and tempura. We tried the vegetable tempura, which was sumptuous and plentiful. Then I opted for the "Surf and Turf" dinner, with filet mignon and lobster tail. It was absolutely delicious, cooked perfectly, and served on a square plate with a design of creative sauce swirls, freshly cooked asparagus and roasted potatoes. My fiancee had a dish called something like "Beef Teriyaki Kobe", served with japanese udon noodles, thinly sliced onions, green and red bell peppers, served in a very delicate sauce. She also gave it a thumbs up. But the best part of the dinner for her, was the Bananas Foster desert which she claimed was one of the best, top-two deserts she has had in Houston in the past two years; quite a bold statement, coming from her.
The service was very attentive, and the waitress also happened to notice I was left-handed, always returning my tea glass to the left side of my plate when she filled my glass. The only thing I would change is the music. So many of the places on the North side of Houston try to be so trendy, by playing hip-hop, nouveau dance music while you eat, with Chi's following suit. It would be so much more relaxing and enjoyable if they would play authentic japanese music, giving the restaurant a more subdued, classy tone. Other than that, I would not change a thing. Great, creative japanese cooking (there is definately a top-notch chef in the kitchen), and very attentive service.

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★★★★☆

We ate here recently, after attending the Gipsy Kings concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion. It was one of the few places open very late, and it looked like a fun, inventive restaurant pick. We both loved the food, and the "Happy Hour" late night reduced prices on sushi and tempura. We tried the vegetable tempura, which was sumptuous and plentiful. Then I opted for the "Surf and Turf" dinner, with filet mignon and lobster tail. It was absolutely delicious, cooked perfectly, and served on a square plate with a design of creative sauce swirls, freshly cooked asparagus and roasted potatoes. My fiancee had a dish called something like "Beef Teriyaki Kobe", served with japanese udon noodles, thinly sliced onions, green and red bell peppers, served in a very delicate sauce. She also gave it a thumbs up. But the best part of the dinner for her, was the Bananas Foster desert which she claimed was one of the best, top-two deserts she has had in Houston in the past two years; quite a bold statement, coming from her.
The service was very attentive, and the waitress also happened to notice I was left-handed, always returning my tea glass to the left side of my plate when she filled my glass. The only thing I would change is the music. So many of the places on the North side of Houston try to be so trendy, by playing hip-hop, nouveau dance music while you eat, with Chi's following suit. It would be so much more relaxing and enjoyable if they would play authentic japanese music, giving the restaurant a more subdued, classy tone. Other than that, I would not change a thing. Great, creative japanese cooking (there is definately a top-notch chef in the kitchen), and very attentive service.

Pros: Creative Japanese cuisine, new age Japanese decor

Cons: Music too loud

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My favorite place to have sushi. Their prices are awesome, especially for happy hour and lunch. The service is good and the ambiance is incredible.

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★★★★★

My favorite place to have sushi. Their prices are awesome, especially for happy hour and lunch. The service is good and the ambiance is incredible.

Pros: Portions and presentation

Cons: When they are busy the service is ok....just go and don't be in a hurry.

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I went on a Friday night and it was really packed. They have their happy hour late Friday too so that was good. It's really cool on the inside and a good spot to go on a date or with friends. The service was a little slow, but they were busy. We got the sushi off the happy hour menu along with some appetizers and drinks and they were all pretty good. Would definitely go back again and hope to try some stuff on the regular menu.

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★★★★☆

I went on a Friday night and it was really packed. They have their happy hour late Friday too so that was good. It's really cool on the inside and a good spot to go on a date or with friends. The service was a little slow, but they were busy. We got the sushi off the happy hour menu along with some appetizers and drinks and they were all pretty good. Would definitely go back again and hope to try some stuff on the regular menu.

Pros: Cool vibe, great happy hour, cool DJ

Cons: Service a little slow

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As a graphic artist, I place a great deal of weight on food presentation in addition to all of the obvious other factors. Chi really surprised me, as I would expect a restaurant like this to only be found downtown. The Woodlands and Spring residents should really take advantage of this restaurant to make sure it stays in business. You really won't find many places that has this good of service, taste, and presentation this far north of downtown Houston. They also have great deals for happy hour, which explains why it tends to get packed. This is a great date restaurant with a classy vibe. My only negative would probably be their prices. Lunch specials aren't bad at around $10 a plate, but regular dinner prices are a bit steep... but you definitely get what you pay for. Great food, fantastic presentation, and a happy hour you don't want to miss!

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★★★★☆

As a graphic artist, I place a great deal of weight on food presentation in addition to all of the obvious other factors. Chi really surprised me, as I would expect a restaurant like this to only be found downtown. The Woodlands and Spring residents should really take advantage of this restaurant to make sure it stays in business. You really won't find many places that has this good of service, taste, and presentation this far north of downtown Houston. They also have great deals for happy hour, which explains why it tends to get packed. This is a great date restaurant with a classy vibe. My only negative would probably be their prices. Lunch specials aren't bad at around $10 a plate, but regular dinner prices are a bit steep... but you definitely get what you pay for. Great food, fantastic presentation, and a happy hour you don't want to miss!

Pros: Food, Service, and Ambiance

Cons: Price

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I have been to this place more than once, on different days of the week and at different times of the day. They have consistently friendly service, fresh food, and a great atmosphere. It has taken me a few times to get them to bring my the right red chili paste, but I think that is because it is not typically a Japanese condiment. The sushi is very good, and this restaurant is my second favorite in Houston... the other is too far for us to drive to often. I love sushi, and if you love sushi, then I would recommend Chi.

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★★★★☆

I have been to this place more than once, on different days of the week and at different times of the day. They have consistently friendly service, fresh food, and a great atmosphere. It has taken me a few times to get them to bring my the right red chili paste, but I think that is because it is not typically a Japanese condiment. The sushi is very good, and this restaurant is my second favorite in Houston... the other is too far for us to drive to often. I love sushi, and if you love sushi, then I would recommend Chi.

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The rolls are great! A favorite is the Shaggy Dog roll, which can be made with white or brown rice.

Also, the Teppanyaki steak is delicious! It came out fresh, served on a steaming skillet, with carmelized onions.

The music creates a really great atmosphere. After 10:30pm on Saturday night, the DJ played club music, which was fun.

This is definitely my favorite restaurant.

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★★★★★

The rolls are great! A favorite is the Shaggy Dog roll, which can be made with white or brown rice.

Also, the Teppanyaki steak is delicious! It came out fresh, served on a steaming skillet, with carmelized onions.

The music creates a really great atmosphere. After 10:30pm on Saturday night, the DJ played club music, which was fun.

This is definitely my favorite restaurant.

Pros: Awesome music, delicious food, service

Cons: location

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Went here for a business meeting lunch.....nice atmosphere, great service......Was a nice change of pace.........Will be going back and taking the family........Go and take your friends!!!!!!!

5
★★★★★

Went here for a business meeting lunch.....nice atmosphere, great service......Was a nice change of pace.........Will be going back and taking the family........Go and take your friends!!!!!!!

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This is my second fav so far in Houston. Great ponzu sauce to go with your sushi (if you haven't tried ponzu with sushi, you are missing out!). Also have a great Thai red curry dish.

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★★★★☆

This is my second fav so far in Houston. Great ponzu sauce to go with your sushi (if you haven't tried ponzu with sushi, you are missing out!). Also have a great Thai red curry dish.

Pros: Fresh sushi, great ponzu

Cons: Location and price could always be better!!

 

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