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Ginza Japanese Restaurant

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5868 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77057-3066
713-785-0332
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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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
Most recent review
Delightful ambience behind uninspiring facade

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
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?