Kemah >Food & Dining > Red Sushi
505 Second St, Kemah, TX | Directions 7756529.547800 -95.019036
Great food and service – Even though I read the other reviews and had misgivings, my daughter insisted I take her there for her 16th birthday dinner. Well, the experience was unlike anything I expected from the previous reviews. The place was clean, staff was friendly, though young, and the food was excellent. Our chef was very entertaining. We will be back again for special occasions. Interestingly my wife and I had a trip planned for Las Vegas two days later and we ended up passing by the RED in the Golden Nugget. There, all the staff were Asian. Didn't have time to eat there. Bummer.
Food made me very sick and NO sympathy from management – I have to say I have never had a worse sushi experience ever. I eat sushi about once a week, always trying new places. Not only was the food terrible, overpriced and just over all the worst I have ever had, I got food Poisonin-. , called the manager after I got home and they just said "Well our product comes in fresh daily, but we will check and see thank you for the call". Basically the dont care if you get sick off their food or not. I know exactly what Item gave me the illness as my wife and I shared everything, except one roll... the Gary's roll. STAY AWAY from here, you have been warned, and if you get sick they dont care AT ALL. I was VERY polite and didnt say anthing about wanting my money back or anything, but the lack of sympathy or the attitude straight from the manager left a worse taste in my mouth than the food both going down and coming back up. ZERO stars.
WHAT A RIP – WHAT A WASTE OF $. RUDE SERVER, BAD FOOD AND A MANAGER THAT COULD CARE LESS. GO TO KROGERS A 100 TIMES BETTER. TILMAN NEEDS HELP ON THIS ONE.
This place just does not get it – My family went to Red on a very sparse Sunday night about 6:45 pm. Initially there was no host at the entrance and after about a minute, we were greeted by a host/manager who looked no older than most of the waitstaff at some of the other Kemah restaurants. When we said we were here for Hibachi dining, he stated that he would not be doing another seating until 7:00 pm. Somewhat confused by this response, I asked if that was when the cooking began or when we could be seated. He replied rather rudely that all of the Hibachi tables were taken and that was the earliest he could have one available - making no offer to seat us at any one of the 30 open regular tables in the restaurant and then move us. I had already read the other reviews on this site, but wanted to give Red the benefit of the doubt since the service at the Flying Dutchman (whose space this upstart restaurant has usurped) was so great for so many years. Faced with this lousy introduction, my wife and I made the decision to leave the Boardwalk and eat elsewhere that evening. Seems like the reviews here are correct.
New Year's Eve Disappointment – My wife and I were happy to see the Kemah area rebounding and on the mend from Hurricane IKE. We go to Kemah at least twice a month for a good restaurant experience primarily the Flying Dutchman. We were excited to be able to go back for the first time since the hurricane. We are a lover of good Sushi and decided to give the Red Sushi a try.
We were very disappointed with the experience.
Very poor service, the waiter seemed to be somewhere else besides the resteraunt. The food was way below average and highly overpriced for the quality and quantity you receive. If we have a bad experience at a resteraunt we show our disapointment by not going back. This experience has prompted me to write this comment based on our love for the Kemah Boardwalk. We feel to be the quality restauraunt we have come to know and to live up to the Kemah reputation the Red Sushi has a very tough climb.
He Said She Said, Expensive, Small dining area, slow service, poor service – We went for a special occassion. Will never go back. Too many competitors have this place beat. The place was too small, the waiters all appeared on spaced out and no one seemed to understand the definition of service. It took soooo long for someone to actually take our drink and dinner order we almost got up and left twice. We were hunger for sushi, it was 7:30 PM and we drove all the way to Kemah, which was the only reason we stayed.
There are many other sushi restaurants in this area. This place will prove Kemah can produce a loser restaurant.
AVOID – I have been to red sushi a total of three times, the first two were average. Since my boyfriend and i love sushi and share the same birthday we decided to host our birthday dinner here. We called the restaurant a week and a half in advance to reserve our table and the manager insisted that we come by and check out the whole place (we had already been there twice) we decided to go and meet with him one on one because we had around 25-30 people coming. We get there and the manager was nice and can be. the day of our birthday we called to see if there was any parking available for the restaurant and there wasn't. when we made the phone call we stated that we had a reservation and the the lady who anwered acted as if she didn't know what we were talking about but said to come up anyway. We arrived with about 15 of our closest friends with some still expected to show up since we were 15 minutes early. Needless to say our reservation was supposedly lost and there was a 40 minute wait! we booked this a week and a half in advance! It was completly embarrasing, not only was our birthday ruined because we raved about this place but we had 20 of our closest friends waiting around wondering what was going on. I strongly don't recommend this place to anyone. i will never go back again....The service provided by management was horrible......i would recommend raw or if in the area MASA SUSHI there is one in dickinson and one on nasa road one....service is great there and the staff is extremly helpful
Excellent – I am seriously amazed that the previous poster had such a terrible experience at Red Sushi. I go there with my wife quite often and we always have a wonderful time and enjoy the food. We eat a lot of sushi and go to many of the other restaraunts in Houston (as well as other cities we visit) and Red is definitely our favorite in Houston. We never have issues with the service, freshness of the sushi or anythng else.
The manager, head chef and waitstaff know us by name and we are treated very well each and every visit. We typically go during happy hour during the week when the rolls and sake are priced very cheap. The hot sake for 5 bucks is a great deal and is larger than any other I have seen in Houston, and seems to pack a better kick too! The sushi is not on special during happy hour, only drinks, rolls and appetizers but that is OK because it is still a great deal since we like to have a few rolls a nd orders or sake or beers.
This place is also very nicely decorated and has a good atmosphere.
Big let down – Basically the only thing this restaurant has going for it is the ambiance. I went there yesterday and the service was completely awful; it took us 20 minutes before someone even took or drink order. I love sushi and my favorite sushi restaurant is Tokyo Bowl in Clear Lake and this place can not even compare. The rolls are small and not very good at all. The fish wasn't fresh which is basically the most important when it comes to sushi. The rolls were also set up weird; you had a choice between a hand roll and a cut roll. A cut roll is the normal sushi cut into 5-8 pieces and a hand roll is when they just stuff all the sushi ingredients into a seaweed cone. I got the hand roll because the cut roll was twice as expensive for the same amount of food and it was impossible to eat. I made a huge mess. My boyfriend got a spicy tuna roll and it was basically a teeny amount of tuna wrapped in rice and covered with a spice that was basically tony sachere's. I got this same roll for 3 dollars at HEB! I couldn't believe how much they were charging for such awful sushi. The view was cool because we got a seat right next to the window which overlooks the boardwalk and the water but other than that, I would NOT go back.
Modern sushi restaurant and date spot in Kemah's boisterous Boardwalk. – In Short
Located upstairs from the Flying Dutchman, this chic addition to the family-friendly Boardwalk features contemporary décor with crimson accents and unobstructed views of Clear Creek Channel. Expect a more grown-up menu of Japanese and sushi dishes designed to complement the modern dining room. Standouts include a handful of familiar sushi rolls, fresh sushi and sashimi including exotic offerings from beyond the Gulf (urchin anyone?), steaks, tempura and sharable appetizers. There's also a full bar.
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