3908 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77027
This sushi restaurant and trendy bar/lounge in Highland Village is known for Asian fusion dishes and sleek, club-like decor.
Washed in red by overhead lamps and stained woods, the sleek décor at this second-floor eatery bears a hip Asian feel. The spacious floorplan, bold design and energetic vibe produce an almost Vegas-like atmosphere. The loft-like space features a long sushi bar, lounge seating and high-tables along the window. Rock and dance music pumps through the speakers while stylish diners schmooze and dine. The horseshoe-shaped Flying Fish Lounge bustles at happy hour and serves up a variety of specialty cocktails.
Expect an Asian fusion menu and artful sushi, plus tangy seaweed salads, noodle soups, stir fry and even a handful of chicken and beef dishes. Signature sushi and sashimi includes Latin-Asian albacore, chili ponzu yellowtail, crazy monkey roll and the spicy lobster roll. The Lone Star roll has spicy salmon, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeno and avocado. The house-favorite Viva Las Vegas is lightly tempura battered and has spicy tuna, crab mix and sliced lotus root.
A live DJ adds to the trendy atmosphere on Friday and Saturday nights.
*Named one of America's top 10 new restaurants by MSN.com (2006)