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Restaurants not far from Univ of Houston

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Restaurants not far from Univ of Houston

Going down for graduation, staying on campus, and need places to eat fairly nearby. Will have own car, willing to drive short distance and want GOOD food! What are your suggestions? Are there some good restaurants that aren't chains? Please advise:)

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1. Re: Restaurants not far from Univ of Houston

Downtown/midtown has a number of very good restaurants. Some of our favorites are (in no particular order): Artisans (modern French), Brennan's (Cajun/Creole), Hugo's (interior Mexico), Ibiza (Spanish and Mediterranean influences), Reef (Gulf seafood), Sorrento (northern Italian), and many more. (These are mostly upscale in price, BTW.) Downtown/midtown is about a 10-15 minute drive from the Hilton on campus. For less expensive, good Tex-Mex, try the Original Ninfa's on Navigation (2704 Navigation Blvd), also about a 10-15 minute drive northeast of the campus. Let us know if you have a taste for something that we haven't mentioned.

By the way, the restaurant at the hotel five or six years ago used to be good, but I haven't eaten there in many years, so I'm not sure how good it still is--chefs are students in hotel school.

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There are several small hole in the wall type restaurants around the campus. One in particular is a Thai restaurant (don't remember the name) but was run by this guy names as the Thai Nazi (the wife runs it now). The food is very good and a favorite of most students and others.

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The Thai restaurant's name is Kanomwan. It is at 736 Telephone Road, 77023 - about a 5-minute drive from campus. I had lunch there yesterday for the first time in years and it is still doing a brisk business.

Around the corner from Kanomwan is a "new" BBQ place called Oak Leaf Smokehouse. They are at 1000 Telephone Road, 77023. They seem to be getting fair reviews on more food-oriented review sites.

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