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Ginza Japanese Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Great Uptown
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5868 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77057-3066
+1 713-785-0332
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the food in this established, delicious authentic Japanese small place. It has tatami mats, old stle private rooms available, and has a sushi bar. It is casual, and well worn, but the food is clean and just you expect it to be, with generous portions great lunch prices, and a smile and thank you. So much better tasting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Go with the dumplings. Just like my mama used to make. So yummy. Bento box is superyummy. California rolls are ok, but why stop there when you can get unagi and yellowfin tuna for your nums?

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Thank Prutard_Mbeki
Houston
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132 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

These guys know what they are doing. The fish is fresh with excellent texture. Sushi is above average in size with great mouth feel. Nice to see the owners there and involved. They love their customers. Manager Harvey is a good dude too. Can't go wrong with this place, no frills just good reliable sushi!

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Thank Toro9
Houston
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

We had dined at Ginza since the early 90s. To our disappointment tonight, there are too many QC issues. 1. Hand roll nori is already soggy on first bite-waitress not attentive enough to bring to table as soon as the hand roll is done. 2. Soft shell crab was overdone and brown instead of golden, fry station person not attentive... More 

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Houston, Texas
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

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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80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Scott L
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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
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: +1 713-785-0332

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