Japanese, Ramen, Spanish, Vegetarian options
ClosedOpens at 11:00
$$$$ Price range per person $11-30
318 Gray St, Houston
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Houston, Texas, USA

This restaurant offers you nice food and a place to rest after a long walk around The African American Library at the Gregory School. Japanese and Spanish cuisines under the direction of the talented chef are wonderful here. The cooks here prepare tasty soup dumplings, poke bowl and fried octopus. You will like its food, particularly good churros, ice cream and waffles. Drink delicious scotch, beer or liqueur, it's a must when visiting Izakaya. Great matcha, coffee or juice will make your meal better and you'll certainly come back.

Food delivery is an important benefit of this place. If you look through the guests' reviews, the staff is cute at this spot. Prompt service is something visitors appreciate here. A number of people have noticed that prices are attractive for what you get. The lovely decor and nice atmosphere let guests feel relaxed here. But this restaurant didn't receive a high score on the Zomato rating list.

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Great place and food, waiters were really helpful from ordering and drinks
We ordered dumplings, takoyaki, agedashi-tofu, and veggie ramen. The food was all fantastic -- had a more westernized aesthetic, but tasted authentically Japanese! Our waitress was also very attentive, kind, and knowledgeable!
The boyfriend and I wanted to relive one of our first date nights by visiting Izakaya, one of the yummiest Asian fusion establishments we've come across thus far. He reeled me in with his favorite menu item that stands true to this day: the mochi & bacon. The simplest meal, yet the best, he says. He would most definitely choose that over me any day. We ordered cocktails and some specials to accompany the main dish. YOKO OH-NO 4/5: This was one of their specialty cocktails that had Houston gin, lemongrass, condensed milk and black pepper. Very unique. Pretty sweet. I knew I should have stuck to something more light and refreshing with our heavy meals but we were both intrigued by these ingredients. MATCHA KAPPA 5/5: Literally a hot matcha drink with Irish whiskey, cacao and mint whipped cream. Christmas in a cup. Less sweet than mine and very strong! Delicious. SALMON WONTONS 4/5: Cooked salmon with chives, Thai chili and onions and drizzled over with kimchi mayo. 'Twas okay. Made right, but the taste was okay. PORK BELLY ADOBO DON 5/5: Delicious fried rice with cactus, soy chorizo sauce and thick pieces of pork belly. We could have ordered a few helpings of just that and been happy. IZAKAYA CRUDO 5/5: Fresh hamachi and salmon on a bed of thinly-sliced watermelon radish in a mixture of a tangy, citrusy juice and passionfruit pearls. Literally like those popping bobas. Very yummy. The radish was a bit bitter and worked well as a palate cleanser. GREEN ONION TSUKEMEN 4/5: I'm a huge fan of Tsukemen and I think I've been a bit spoiled with the good stuff so I expect to get there everywhere I go. This has a different twist to the traditional Tsukemen because the dipping sauce was in fact not saucy, but more pasty, with no fish sauce but green onion and parmesan instead. The dipping sauce also contained chili threads and nori for a cool touch, and the noodles were udon noodles with seared ribeye. All I can say is, not bad. I would have preferred warm noodles instead of cold...and same with the ribeye. The sauce was alright. I mean we still finished it, but I wouldn't necessarily order it again. XIAO LONG BAO 5/5: Pork soup dumplings with Szechuan sauce and some lemony soy sauce with finely-cut slices of ginger which added a fantastic touch. The dumplings were delicious just like the first time. MOCHI & BACON 5/5: Topped with soy butter atop chewy pieces of mochi covered in mouthwatering pieces of bacon served on skewers. I mean...you really can't go wrong. As always, we had a fantastic time. The wait for a table was around 30-40 minutes when we arrived around 7 on a Saturday night but the bar was open and not cramped and uncomfortable like other places! So we happily chose that and promptly got our food orders in and served while watching the bartender make some delicious cocktails. We love it here!! PARKING In the structure adjacent to the building. About 5 dollars for two hours(?)
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Address
318 Gray St, Houston, Texas, USA
Features
Outdoor seating Takeaway Booking Сredit cards accepted Parking TV Wheelchair accessible No Wi-Fi
Opening hours
SundaySun 11:00-23:00
MondayMon 11:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00
TuesdayTue 11:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00
WednesdayWed 11:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00
ThursdayThu 11:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00
FridayFri 11:00-15:00, 17:00-00:00
SaturdaySat 11:00-00:00
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