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Ginza Japanese Restaurant

5868 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77057-3066 (Great Uptown)
713-785-0332
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Ranked #788 of 7,229 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Neighborhood: Great Uptown
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Neighborhood: Great Uptown
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English first
Houston
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My husband and I come here on occasion as the owner is just lovely and the wait staff is amazing. The fish is always fresh tasting and the sushi rice is delicious. We usually get a few pieces of sushi and a few rolls to split. We find that the cost to value ratio to be very good.

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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The decor could be updated - it's pretty basic strip-mall sushi bar that hasn't changed in at least 15 years.....but you're not coming here for glitzy decor. This place serves up the best sushi I've had perhaps outside of Hawaii and Japan. The fish is fresh and of very high quality - nice portions as well - and the rice... More

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Bruxelles
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36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Went there upon recommendation of a colleague, for a take away meal. Small place (compared to some Houston mega-restaurants), it was nearly full but nice atmosphere, very gentle and helpful service. I ordered two take away rolls, were prepared right away and they proved to be quite very good. Good prices, very good price/quality ratio. I did not eat in... More

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Its a family own restaurant, without any pretentiousness. Lobster roll is my favorite with a Sapporo beer. Great service, almost personalize, the know you by name and treat you like family.

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Houston, Texas
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38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Many of the reviews for this place on tripadvisor and other sites were quite good so I decided to give Ginza a try. Once I walked in and saw the owner, I started to feel uneasy. This is a Japanese restaurant owned by a Chinese man. RED FLAG! Is it wrong or against the law for a Chinese man to... More

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Houston, Texas
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14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

A nice neighborhood place. Although portions were large, taste did not come up to speed. Tempura batter sadly poor. Presentation of sushi was good...local resident.

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Houston, Texas, USA
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

Ginza is a great neighborhood restaurant. It is not your typical Trendy sushi bar. Compared to trendy sushi bars this place has very reasonable prices. The owners are always there ensuring the best service possible. Great food and always busy, be prepared for a 5-10minute wait during prime time!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

The menu goes well beyond sushi and sashimi into the items that make for a Japanese restauraunt: ankimo, saba shio yaki, all those items that I never remember the names of. Friendly sushi chefs, lively atmosphere. I'll come back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

After a gentleman and friend recommended this as some of the best sushi to be had in Houston, I noticed the restaurant while passing by in the neighborhood (where I live). I walked up to the front door and peered in as I opened it. Simultaneously and short, asian, older man LITERALLY approached the door, physically barricading my entrance to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

Ginza roll is the best...good for Lunch.

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