Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Uptown Sushi

Uptown Sushi
1131 Uptown Park Blvd # 14
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 871-1200

Houston is a "see and be seen" city, and with the countless number of trendy restaurants popping up all over town everyone is trying to set themselves above the rest. Over the last few years it seems as though sushi restaurants have made a heavy impact on Houstonians and every night of the week you will find these restaurants packed with hungry patrons either looking for a healthier option or just gathering with friends for drinks. It was my girlfriend's birthday, so I was looking for the best sushi in town. I came across Uptown Sushi.
Nestled in the middle of the Uptown Park shopping center near the Galleria, Uptown Sushi is slicing up some of the freshest and cleanest fish in town. Here you will find a more mature and sophisticated approach to sushi. You won’t find their signature rolls at any other spot in town, so don’t expect to find the usual clique rolls that you find at every other spot. Here at Uptown they have they offer exclusive menu items that are guaranteed to get your taste buds dancing in ecstasy.
As you walk past the sushi bar you see a colorful, decadent display of the finest fish the chef is carving up right before your eyes. The glistening cuts of sushi make your mouth water as you comb over the menu trying to pick the most flavorful option. In the end you will find no wrong choice. This time around we went for the Uka Roll. A perfect blend of flavors, mixing the shrimp tempura, salmon and tuna with the mild avocado and semi sweet eel sauce and the added kick of a spicy paste made this one of my favorite rolls I have ever had. I also wanted to taste some of the fresh fish that was calling my name from the sushi bar so we went with Yellow fin Tuna, Smoked Salmon and Red Tail Nigiri Zushi. It is almost impossible to explain on how clean everything tasted. With every savory bite you mouth will beg for more. This is a must for any sushi lover in Houston. You will be blown away by how pure everything tastes and you will be recommending this place to everyone. I will forewarn you that the rolls are not as big as other restaurants but you will not regret this experience. Another warning this place is a little on the small side so make reservations or prepare to hang out the bar until a table becomes available. Uptown Sushi is a very beautiful restaurant with very calm vibes and would be a great place for a date or to gather with a group of friends.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! We're really looking forward to reading more of your posts. We especially like that you've jumped across the board a bit (in a good way)- i.e. going from Late Nite Pie to Uptown Sushi.