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Ginza Japanese Restaurant

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Greater Heights
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5868 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77057-3066
713-785-0332
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Best Gyoza (both Pork and Vegetable)

We stumbled upon this restaurant one late Saturday and were able to get a large table since it was already late in the evening. Otherwise you might want to make a reservation. The restaurant was quite busy but the staff was very attentive. Sushis were excellent although some of them were a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bassit303
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this restaurant one late Saturday and were able to get a large table since it was already late in the evening. Otherwise you might want to make a reservation. The restaurant was quite busy but the staff was very attentive. Sushis were excellent although some of them were a little Americanized for a loaded taste. Especially we... More 

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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, USA
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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you're more into freshness and quality than ambiance this is the place in uptown Houston for sushi. Their service is excellent and we've never been anything but wowed with Ginza. We try to get in a meal with every trip to Houston.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

This has been our favored family sushi place for many years. The quality of the food is consistently good, the staff is friendly. Nothing for the fancy show-off diner but always packed with long time customers.

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A friend moved into an apartment off San Felipe and we thought about checking out local eateries and came across a rather bland front strip mall type entrance to GINZA Japanese Restaurant. Thought okay let's give it a try but not expecting too much. Once inside it felt like we had been whisked off to Osaka, waitresses running around in... More 

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La Celle Saint Cloud
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I have been introduced to this small Sushi restaurant by my colleague and immediately liked the atmosphere and personal attention. Maybe the selection is not as wide as in other restaurants, but portions are very generous, fresh and tasty. Tiger is an excellent chef and gives one full attention. Try chopped scallop and local hot sake.

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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, USA
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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

15 years ago we lived in Houston and frequented Ginza. So visiting Houston we had to see if it was still as good as we remembered - and we were not disappointed! The service is spectacular, even on a busy Saturday night, there was never a moment our table was not attended to promptly, usually in anticipation of our requests.... More 

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1 Thank Scott L
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Very good food. Fresh tuna. Inventive rolls that aren't filled with cream cheese...I don't care for that. The spicy tuna could have used some spice. Great tempura.

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Houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Thank Scott L
Bruxelles
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5868 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77057-3066
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greater Heights
  • Neighborhood: Greater Heights
  • Phone Number: 713-785-0332

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?