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Ginza Japanese Restaurant

££ - £££
Great Uptown
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5868 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77057-3066
+1 713-785-0332
11:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I love the food in this established, delicious authentic Japanese small place. It has tatami mats, old stle private rooms available, and has a sushi bar. It is casual, and well worn, but the food is clean and just you expect it to be, with generous portions great lunch prices, and a smile and thank you. So much better tasting... More 

Thank lindsayf432
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Go with the dumplings. Just like my mama used to make. So yummy. Bento box is superyummy. California rolls are ok, but why stop there when you can get unagi and yellowfin tuna for your nums?

Thank Prutard_Mbeki
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

These guys know what they are doing. The fish is fresh with excellent texture. Sushi is above average in size with great mouth feel. Nice to see the owners there and involved. They love their customers. Manager Harvey is a good dude too. Can't go wrong with this place, no frills just good reliable sushi!

Thank Toro9
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

We had dined at Ginza since the early 90s. To our disappointment tonight, there are too many QC issues. 1. Hand roll nori is already soggy on first bite-waitress not attentive enough to bring to table as soon as the hand roll is done. 2. Soft shell crab was overdone and brown instead of golden, fry station person not attentive... More 

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Houston, Texas
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant one late Saturday and were able to get a large table since it was already late in the evening. Otherwise you might want to make a reservation. The restaurant was quite busy but the staff was very attentive. Sushis were excellent although some of them were a little Americanized for a loaded taste. Especially we... More 

Thank Bassit303
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, USA
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86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

If you're more into freshness and quality than ambiance this is the place in uptown Houston for sushi. Their service is excellent and we've never been anything but wowed with Ginza. We try to get in a meal with every trip to Houston.

Thank Scott L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

This has been our favored family sushi place for many years. The quality of the food is consistently good, the staff is friendly. Nothing for the fancy show-off diner but always packed with long time customers.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Houston, Texas
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

A friend moved into an apartment off San Felipe and we thought about checking out local eateries and came across a rather bland front strip mall type entrance to GINZA Japanese Restaurant. Thought okay let's give it a try but not expecting too much. Once inside it felt like we had been whisked off to Osaka, waitresses running around in... More 

1 Thank Traveladventures_27
La Celle Saint Cloud
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96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

I have been introduced to this small Sushi restaurant by my colleague and immediately liked the atmosphere and personal attention. Maybe the selection is not as wide as in other restaurants, but portions are very generous, fresh and tasty. Tiger is an excellent chef and gives one full attention. Try chopped scallop and local hot sake.

1 Thank arturstankiewicz
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, USA
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86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

15 years ago we lived in Houston and frequented Ginza. So visiting Houston we had to see if it was still as good as we remembered - and we were not disappointed! The service is spectacular, even on a busy Saturday night, there was never a moment our table was not attended to promptly, usually in anticipation of our requests.... More 

1 Thank Scott L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5868 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77057-3066
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Great Uptown
  • Neighbourhood: Great Uptown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-785-0332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?