Sushi fans were relieved when Alex Kinjo, co-owner of MF Sushi and his chef-brother Chris Kinjo reopened their celebrated Houston sushi restaurant in mid-summer 2015. Although the spot has enjoyed a loyal local following, the duo’s venture hasn’t come without hiccups.
After opening in December 2012, near the Galleria, MF Sushi was forced to temporarily close due to a fire in October of the following year. It reopened six months later, only to close in October 2014. Fast forward to July 2015, the team relaunched and reopened in a stunning Museum District space designed by local form MC2 Architects, the same team behind the James Beard Award-nominated Triniti space. Located in the mixed-use Museum Point Professional Building, the 60-seat dining room is sleek and contemporary with a wood-burning oven and a 12-seat omakase counter—undoubtedly the best seats in the house.
Planning a visit and want to make it count? Make a reservation for omakase (a chef’s tasting dinner) where Chef Kinjo delights patrons with almost two-dozen dazzling courses. If you can’t secure one of the coveted omakase seats, stop in for lunch and dinner service where traditional Japanese sushi keeps fans coming back.
MF Sushi is open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, and dinner-only service on Saturday evenings.