Zushi Japanese Cuisine

★★★★☆
  • 5900 Memorial Drive Ste. 102

    Houston, TX 77007

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  • 713-861-5588

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if i could post this without giving it even one star, i would. i got there with my friend. a waiter came to us and was clueless. we asked for edamame and he spoke no english, so we gave up on that. i asked him what was in the seafood

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★★★★★

if i could post this without giving it even one star, i would. i got there with my friend. a waiter came to us and was clueless. we asked for edamame and he spoke no english, so we gave up on that. i asked him what was in the seafood

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I've been going here for years and have noticed lately that the experience is not nearly as enjoyable or tasty as it used to be. For example, a few months ago the chef offered us a roll while we were at the sushi bar - something new he

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★★★★★

I've been going here for years and have noticed lately that the experience is not nearly as enjoyable or tasty as it used to be. For example, a few months ago the chef offered us a roll while we were at the sushi bar - something new he

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AMAZING! Genuinely Cool atmosphere, amazing traditional sushi chefs and friendly staff. I enjoy chatting with chris the sushi chef at the bar. Good happy hour and daily specials. Will be back!

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★★★★★

AMAZING! Genuinely Cool atmosphere, amazing traditional sushi chefs and friendly staff. I enjoy chatting with chris the sushi chef at the bar. Good happy hour and daily specials. Will be back!

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I went here with my girlfriend recently and the place is amazing inside. It is modern and extremely nice. We had a few drinks and a few maki rolls that were awesome. I reccomend the deadliest catch and rainbow rolls! Overall, a good

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★★★★★

I went here with my girlfriend recently and the place is amazing inside. It is modern and extremely nice. We had a few drinks and a few maki rolls that were awesome. I reccomend the deadliest catch and rainbow rolls! Overall, a good

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Thought this was going to be a delicious sushi dinner but was completely unsatisfied.

In a nut shell, the wine was hot, waited an hour for 2 rolls, one was good, the other was terrible (poor quality and NOT what we ordered) I consider

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★★★★★

Thought this was going to be a delicious sushi dinner but was completely unsatisfied.

In a nut shell, the wine was hot, waited an hour for 2 rolls, one was good, the other was terrible (poor quality and NOT what we ordered) I consider

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I frequent this establishment, sometimes as much as 2 times a week. All the servers are very good. I mean there has been a few times the food took a few minutes to get... but it was always worth it.
They have a great happy hour too! I reccomend it.
Try the tamago.. YUM!

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★★★★☆

I frequent this establishment, sometimes as much as 2 times a week. All the servers are very good. I mean there has been a few times the food took a few minutes to get... but it was always worth it.
They have a great happy hour too! I reccomend it.
Try the tamago.. YUM!

Pros: Good location, nice decor, good food

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I love to come here with my friends. Has a good atmosphere and the music is usually pretty good. I always order the Miso soup, it is by far my favorite soup, because its a great starter before digging into the hand rolled sushi. Also there udon is quite tasty and was a good experience the first time I tried it. My favorite things to order from the sushi list is always the unagi, eel, tuna, yellow-tail and usually the salmon. You can never go wrong with salmon or the eel. Overall I always enjoy coming here to eat and relax with friends and occasionally with my family since we all are big on eating sushi whenever w

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★★★★☆

I love to come here with my friends. Has a good atmosphere and the music is usually pretty good. I always order the Miso soup, it is by far my favorite soup, because its a great starter before digging into the hand rolled sushi. Also there udon is quite tasty and was a good experience the first time I tried it. My favorite things to order from the sushi list is always the unagi, eel, tuna, yellow-tail and usually the salmon. You can never go wrong with salmon or the eel. Overall I always enjoy coming here to eat and relax with friends and occasionally with my family since we all are big on eating sushi whenever w

Pros: Awsome selection and great Miso soup. ^_^

Cons: None.

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If you??ve bought their $15 off $30 worth coupon from Groupon. Don't waste your time to go spend it in there. We did not know there are so many restrictions to use the coupon until we were ready to pay our bill. End up we CANNOT use it. We wasted 15 dollars to buy a useless coupon from Groupon. They don't tell you all the restrictions before you purchase the coupon. According to our waiter, we are not the first. They??ve dealt with the same issues with their customer in the past months and a lot of customers are not happy with it. I can??t believe the owner don??t do anything about it. POOR management and false coupon.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you??ve bought their $15 off $30 worth coupon from Groupon. Don't waste your time to go spend it in there. We did not know there are so many restrictions to use the coupon until we were ready to pay our bill. End up we CANNOT use it. We wasted 15 dollars to buy a useless coupon from Groupon. They don't tell you all the restrictions before you purchase the coupon. According to our waiter, we are not the first. They??ve dealt with the same issues with their customer in the past months and a lot of customers are not happy with it. I can??t believe the owner don??t do anything about it. POOR management and false coupon.

Pros: Good Service

Cons: outside seating

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I was looking forward to trying this restaurant after buying the Groupon for $15 off $30 worth of food. We sat down and asked the waiter for a minute before deciding what to get. Little did we know our waiter would use that as an excuse to forget about us. I could see him going around to the other tables, but thanks to the large wooden furniture next to our table, it was hard to get his attention. The bartender happened to notice our displeasure, and took over. Our "waiter" came to take our order 10 minutes after the bartender did, and that was the last we heard from him.

The food was well prepared. I ordered the large chirashi, and it was fresh, presented nicely, and there was plenty of it. My only gripe is that it came in a wooden steamer, and the slats on the bottom made it somewhat hard to eat the rice. We were also pleased with the desserts -- I enjoyed the green tea ice cream, which lacked the usual bitterness of green tea.

Despite the good food and our attentive bartender-turned-water, the experience left a bitter taste in our mouths. It felt as if the $15 we saved with the Groupon was actually paid with our time. Thankfully there are plenty of other restaurants in Houston where I can get my sushi fix.

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★★★☆☆

I was looking forward to trying this restaurant after buying the Groupon for $15 off $30 worth of food. We sat down and asked the waiter for a minute before deciding what to get. Little did we know our waiter would use that as an excuse to forget about us. I could see him going around to the other tables, but thanks to the large wooden furniture next to our table, it was hard to get his attention. The bartender happened to notice our displeasure, and took over. Our "waiter" came to take our order 10 minutes after the bartender did, and that was the last we heard from him.

The food was well prepared. I ordered the large chirashi, and it was fresh, presented nicely, and there was plenty of it. My only gripe is that it came in a wooden steamer, and the slats on the bottom made it somewhat hard to eat the rice. We were also pleased with the desserts -- I enjoyed the green tea ice cream, which lacked the usual bitterness of green tea.

Despite the good food and our attentive bartender-turned-water, the experience left a bitter taste in our mouths. It felt as if the $15 we saved with the Groupon was actually paid with our time. Thankfully there are plenty of other restaurants in Houston where I can get my sushi fix.

Pros: good quality food

Cons: painfully slow service

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Since our dollars only stretch so far these days, I recommend skipping this place and taking advantage of how competitve the food market is in this town - we have so many good options and this isn't one of them!

I was excited to try this restuarant only to be disheartened by poor service. The sushi was ok but have enjoyed better sushi at many other places in town that offer a complete package of a relaxing, enjoyable evening. A few notable things that ruined the dining experience for me:
- the waiter was not attentive, though there were only about 5 other tables seated at the time. I had to get up and search him out after a long wait after initial contact. The service remained slow throughout the night.
- the wait-staff was ill-informed on beverage options and didn't even know what kind of specialty drinks the bar offered. We had to ask twice about drinks beyond beer and wine and the waiter seemed bothered by our inquiry. Isn't the bar how restaurants make money?
- the valet is not complimentary but it seems to be the only real option when you arrive. In fact, he asked me to give him $5 upon my arrival (thought that was awkward), then handed me my keys about 30 minutes later (he was leaving, it was a slow night). He left with my money.
- I called the manager to share my experience with him/her. They never called me back after I left a message with the hostess during a non-busy time at the restaurant.

Take your hard-earned money elsewhere for a better dining experience. I plan to.

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★☆☆☆☆

Since our dollars only stretch so far these days, I recommend skipping this place and taking advantage of how competitve the food market is in this town - we have so many good options and this isn't one of them!

I was excited to try this restuarant only to be disheartened by poor service. The sushi was ok but have enjoyed better sushi at many other places in town that offer a complete package of a relaxing, enjoyable evening. A few notable things that ruined the dining experience for me:
- the waiter was not attentive, though there were only about 5 other tables seated at the time. I had to get up and search him out after a long wait after initial contact. The service remained slow throughout the night.
- the wait-staff was ill-informed on beverage options and didn't even know what kind of specialty drinks the bar offered. We had to ask twice about drinks beyond beer and wine and the waiter seemed bothered by our inquiry. Isn't the bar how restaurants make money?
- the valet is not complimentary but it seems to be the only real option when you arrive. In fact, he asked me to give him $5 upon my arrival (thought that was awkward), then handed me my keys about 30 minutes later (he was leaving, it was a slow night). He left with my money.
- I called the manager to share my experience with him/her. They never called me back after I left a message with the hostess during a non-busy time at the restaurant.

Take your hard-earned money elsewhere for a better dining experience. I plan to.

Pros: decent ambiance

Cons: poor service that ruined dining experience, parking

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Service was good, but the Sushi was way overpriced especially for the quality. I don't know who they are paying to write these reviews especially the one before mine. Location is bad and hard to get to. Nowhere really to park.

There are better Sushi Restaraunts out there, especially for the price.

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★☆☆☆☆

Service was good, but the Sushi was way overpriced especially for the quality. I don't know who they are paying to write these reviews especially the one before mine. Location is bad and hard to get to. Nowhere really to park.

There are better Sushi Restaraunts out there, especially for the price.

Pros: Okay ambience

Cons: Overpriced, location, and value!

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I have serve at many sushi places and have managed 3 sushi places. I would have to say that Zushi is well organized. The freshness in the sushi and sashimi was unbelievable tasty. I don?t know what other people are saying about it not being fresh. The rice grain and seaweed were grade AAA. The best of the best.. I have only worked at 2 restaurants with the same freshness & quality?.and oyeah I know the two sushi Chef?s there working there. they are excellent Chef and not just regular cooks. They are both head chef?s at places I used to manage. the specialty roll was unbelievable good. The waitress was cute and she gave us excellent service and suggestion on the specialty roll. I went there with my girlfriend this week for one of the most, if not the most, amazing dining experiences. I highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone!

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★★★★★

I have serve at many sushi places and have managed 3 sushi places. I would have to say that Zushi is well organized. The freshness in the sushi and sashimi was unbelievable tasty. I don?t know what other people are saying about it not being fresh. The rice grain and seaweed were grade AAA. The best of the best.. I have only worked at 2 restaurants with the same freshness & quality?.and oyeah I know the two sushi Chef?s there working there. they are excellent Chef and not just regular cooks. They are both head chef?s at places I used to manage. the specialty roll was unbelievable good. The waitress was cute and she gave us excellent service and suggestion on the specialty roll. I went there with my girlfriend this week for one of the most, if not the most, amazing dining experiences. I highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone!

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I love sushi and trying new restaurants, so when we recently moved into the neighborhood thought it would be nice to try something local and support the area. I'm glad we did. The food is excellent, the service is superb and the atmosphere very surprising, from the outside it's difficult to imagine such a nice, hip look inside, nice bar and view of Memorial Drive. We have been there two times in the last two weeks, and I think it's going to be a weekly visit for us. Last week the chef came out and visited with a few of the guests and offered menu recommendations, this was after our waiter gave us detail by detail descriptions of the different sushi options and rolls, specially created and prepared by the chef. I give it a thumbs up.

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★★★★★

I love sushi and trying new restaurants, so when we recently moved into the neighborhood thought it would be nice to try something local and support the area. I'm glad we did. The food is excellent, the service is superb and the atmosphere very surprising, from the outside it's difficult to imagine such a nice, hip look inside, nice bar and view of Memorial Drive. We have been there two times in the last two weeks, and I think it's going to be a weekly visit for us. Last week the chef came out and visited with a few of the guests and offered menu recommendations, this was after our waiter gave us detail by detail descriptions of the different sushi options and rolls, specially created and prepared by the chef. I give it a thumbs up.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambience

Cons: Parking, Value

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My boyfriend and I went to Zushi, keeping in mind that it was a decked out, fancy, busy, place from what we saw on 002 magazine. Sad to say when we got there, it was empty and the hostess asked us if we were going anywhere nice since we were dressed up and in mind we were thinking yeah we thought we were...unfortunately pictures may be decieving. So we made up some lame excuse and ran out of there as fast as we could!

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★★☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I went to Zushi, keeping in mind that it was a decked out, fancy, busy, place from what we saw on 002 magazine. Sad to say when we got there, it was empty and the hostess asked us if we were going anywhere nice since we were dressed up and in mind we were thinking yeah we thought we were...unfortunately pictures may be decieving. So we made up some lame excuse and ran out of there as fast as we could!

Pros: Service?

Cons: the atmosphere.

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i've been to plenty of japanese restaurants in houston, and zushi is by far the best!!! the ingredients are fresh, the service is wonderful, and the specialty rolls are very flavorful and unique. i highly recommend puff the magic dragon roll and the jack william roll, but everything is fantastic. the atmosphere and decor is very modern and the music is great. it seems a bit on the upscale side, but you will not feel under dressed in jeans and a t-shirt....the staff is very friendly and mellow. we eat there about once a week, and we refuse to get sushi anywhere else. there is no comparison!!

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★★★★★

i've been to plenty of japanese restaurants in houston, and zushi is by far the best!!! the ingredients are fresh, the service is wonderful, and the specialty rolls are very flavorful and unique. i highly recommend puff the magic dragon roll and the jack william roll, but everything is fantastic. the atmosphere and decor is very modern and the music is great. it seems a bit on the upscale side, but you will not feel under dressed in jeans and a t-shirt....the staff is very friendly and mellow. we eat there about once a week, and we refuse to get sushi anywhere else. there is no comparison!!

Pros: everything is great!

Cons: hard to find

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The previous 3 reviewers must have ownership interest and must be trying to promote this establishment. I NEVER write reviews but after my experience at Zushi I could not resist. I am sooo passionate about sushi, although my mama told me if I didn?t have anything nice to say?don?t say anything at all, it?s so hard to bite my tongue and say Zushi is the absolute WORST! The nice friendly staff doesn?t even make up for the foul taste of the food. The appearance of the salmon sashimi was questionable. After taking a whiff and realizing the grotesque fishy smell I should have stopped there?ick! The deadliest catch will indeed be the cause of your demise, the taste of something spoiled sent my stomach into an uproar! The safest item on the menu?edamame?but seriously it?s not rocket science to boil a bag of beans! Don?t even get me started on the restroom, situated right next to the kitchen, let?s just say fish market gone superbad!!!! If the food has sent you running to the restroom to toss your cookies, the stench of month old unrefrigerated fish in the restroom will seal the deal!! Someone please please cite this establishment for inconsumable Japanese fare and shut their doors for good! YUCK!!! I think I still have the putrid fish taste in my mouth?blech!

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★☆☆☆☆

The previous 3 reviewers must have ownership interest and must be trying to promote this establishment. I NEVER write reviews but after my experience at Zushi I could not resist. I am sooo passionate about sushi, although my mama told me if I didn?t have anything nice to say?don?t say anything at all, it?s so hard to bite my tongue and say Zushi is the absolute WORST! The nice friendly staff doesn?t even make up for the foul taste of the food. The appearance of the salmon sashimi was questionable. After taking a whiff and realizing the grotesque fishy smell I should have stopped there?ick! The deadliest catch will indeed be the cause of your demise, the taste of something spoiled sent my stomach into an uproar! The safest item on the menu?edamame?but seriously it?s not rocket science to boil a bag of beans! Don?t even get me started on the restroom, situated right next to the kitchen, let?s just say fish market gone superbad!!!! If the food has sent you running to the restroom to toss your cookies, the stench of month old unrefrigerated fish in the restroom will seal the deal!! Someone please please cite this establishment for inconsumable Japanese fare and shut their doors for good! YUCK!!! I think I still have the putrid fish taste in my mouth?blech!

Pros: absolutely nothing...

Cons: everything!

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Drove past this place a few times and it's always looked slow, finally I decided to try it out and I was amazed with the food and interior design. The sushi is very creative, good quality in texture, freshness and taste. This place has the potential to take off into the trendy social hangout spot, so get in and try it out before the crowd moves in. Will be going back soon!

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★★★★★

Drove past this place a few times and it's always looked slow, finally I decided to try it out and I was amazed with the food and interior design. The sushi is very creative, good quality in texture, freshness and taste. This place has the potential to take off into the trendy social hangout spot, so get in and try it out before the crowd moves in. Will be going back soon!

Pros: background music that allows for conversation, valet parking, speedy good service, friendly staff, clean

Cons: hard to spot since building is free standing and at an angle

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I agree with the posting below; I am not sure why the first person that posted had a bad experience.
When I went for the first time I was very impressed with Zushi -- and every time I go now (I've been about 5-6 times) I fall more and more in love. The sashimi is deliciously fresh, and the sushi rolls are unique and amazing! The beef sashimi blew me away - very tender and flavorful. The presentation of their rolls and sashimi is beautiful. Overall, this restaurant is outstanding!!!!!!!!!!! Every chance I get I come here. I brought my boyfriend after I went for the first time and he loved it (and he is extremely picky about food-especially Japanese where level of freshness can be easily detected). The chefs and staff are very friendly and loyal. This is by far not only my favorite sushi restaurant, but probably one of my favorite restaurants in general in Houston!

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★★★★★

I agree with the posting below; I am not sure why the first person that posted had a bad experience.
When I went for the first time I was very impressed with Zushi -- and every time I go now (I've been about 5-6 times) I fall more and more in love. The sashimi is deliciously fresh, and the sushi rolls are unique and amazing! The beef sashimi blew me away - very tender and flavorful. The presentation of their rolls and sashimi is beautiful. Overall, this restaurant is outstanding!!!!!!!!!!! Every chance I get I come here. I brought my boyfriend after I went for the first time and he loved it (and he is extremely picky about food-especially Japanese where level of freshness can be easily detected). The chefs and staff are very friendly and loyal. This is by far not only my favorite sushi restaurant, but probably one of my favorite restaurants in general in Houston!

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I'm not sure what the reviewer before me was talking about, but then again, I've never been for lunch. I've been 3 times since they opened for dinner and plan to go again tonight. Definately sit at the sushi bar. The chefs are very informative and talkative. They always recommend the freshest stuff and every piece of fish I've had there has been amazing - including the sea urchin. I'm a sashimi girl, so I'm very picky about my fish being fresh. I'm a big fan of Azuma and Rickshaw, but those places are always so packed and service is hard to come by. There's never a wait for a spot (a good thing for us patrons) and my drink never goes empty.

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★★★★★

I'm not sure what the reviewer before me was talking about, but then again, I've never been for lunch. I've been 3 times since they opened for dinner and plan to go again tonight. Definately sit at the sushi bar. The chefs are very informative and talkative. They always recommend the freshest stuff and every piece of fish I've had there has been amazing - including the sea urchin. I'm a sashimi girl, so I'm very picky about my fish being fresh. I'm a big fan of Azuma and Rickshaw, but those places are always so packed and service is hard to come by. There's never a wait for a spot (a good thing for us patrons) and my drink never goes empty.

Pros: great sashimi

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Granted we went on 12/31/07 @ 11:30 am. The place was deserted. Never been there before but felt the space was a bit dark and stern. The miso soup was good but I don't think you can screw that up...the fish was a different story. It looked better (and it looked bad enough) than it tasted. Not fresh and reminded me of "refrigerator smell." $22.00 for this was less than impressive. Don't waist your time or money trying this one out...

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★★☆☆☆

Granted we went on 12/31/07 @ 11:30 am. The place was deserted. Never been there before but felt the space was a bit dark and stern. The miso soup was good but I don't think you can screw that up...the fish was a different story. It looked better (and it looked bad enough) than it tasted. Not fresh and reminded me of "refrigerator smell." $22.00 for this was less than impressive. Don't waist your time or money trying this one out...

Pros: Location

Cons: Food quality and speed of service

 

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