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2900 Travis, Houston, TX | Directions 7700629.743605 -95.377100
Monday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Neighborhoods: South Central, Midtown
love this place!! one of the best i've been to in houston! you gotta try their cheetah roll!! it's a must! and service was excellent!!!
Shady Practices – Before my last visit to Crave I would have had a positive review of this place - the food is creative and the atmosphere is pleasant. Unfortunately the management at this place warrants a negative review. My friend had given me a gift certificate for $30 to this restaurant and so I took my brother there to celebrate his graduation. We went on the half off bottle of wine night. Before we placed our order I presented the gift certificate to the waiter and asked him if there were any restrictions at all on the certificate - he said no - I asked him if he was sure and he assured me there were no restrictions. So I proceeded to order our meal and a bottle of wine. When the check came - we were charged the full price for the bottle of wine. I questioned him and said that we were trying to take advantage of the half off bottle of wine special and then he said that since I used the gift certificate I was not eligible for any of the specials. I was speechless! I told him that I had tried to avoid this exact situation by asking him upfront if there were any restrictions on the certificate - and that he assured me and said no. He took the issue to his manager and his manager insisted that I pay full price for the bottle of wine - despite his waiter telling me there were not restrictions on my certificate. I told him right then and there that if they were charging me full price for the bottle of wine that this would be the last time they would see me. It was a slap in the face that after all the business that I had given this restaurant -they were willing to dismiss me for less than $20. Such a shame -especially since I had taken several of my friends there (including my birthday dinner!). Oh well, I refuse to eat at a place with poor customer service!
Gotta try the Cheetah roll! – Located in midtown, you might just miss it if you weren't looking for it. The night we visited, it was not too crowded even thought it was 8pm on a Saturday night. I've heard that this is more of a happy hour place, so I'll have to check it out. Of all of the sushi places, I have dined at in Houston, I would rank this one in the top 5. Besides being a little pricey, I would say that the food is really good. Everyone at our table enjoyed their choice. The presentation of each dish was outstanding as you can see from my photo of the Cheetah roll. Now that I'm on the subject of the Cheetah roll, this is one dish that you MUST try. Very unique and one of a kind -- it includes hot flavored cheetos, yes cheetos. It doesn't sound good, but believe me it is. I would also give Crave a 10 on service. Our waiter was outstanding.
Crave This! – Crave Sushi is the best sushi in Houston hands down. Thats why they won "Ultimate Sushi" from the Houston Chronicle! Chef Robert is a young mastermind. Also, the owner gives back to the community. To Tim down below, you sounds a little racist. Maybe you don't belong in midtown. You should go back to the woods where you feel more comfortable. You know Houston is melting pot! This place is great! don't listen to the Haters...Crave Sushi doesn't tell you....it SHOWS you!!!!
Don't Waste Time, $$$, or Gas – The restaurant was very trendy and contemporary with modern decor. However, the specialty sushi rolls were not up to par...especially for their outrageous prices, ranging from $13-$20 per roll. I ordered 3 different rolls and they were way below average in taste. In addition, the waitress was not friendly, our food took forever, and I was handed dirty silverware.
Owner is a prick – Left HH and owner parked in a handicap parking space and replied when asked "this is my lot", too bad!
Citysearch Editorial Review – Occupying the corner of a typical, dingy strip center, Crave serves as a beacon of trendy dining in its section of Midtown. Open until 4am on weekends, Crave functions as more a cocktail lounge than restaurant, decked out in leather seating and cast in hazy red light. Wednesday is Ladies’ Night, which means free well drinks—go for the apple martini—with a purchase of one of three specialty rolls. As for the signature sushi, expect the unexpected for better or worse. The Cheetah roll is made with crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and items as simple as the California roll arrive covered with mounds of toppings.
Great food and great service – We went there Saturday night to celebrate my husband's birthday. I had called the restaurant to make a reservation. I did not know they were not open yet. I looked online to see the hours of operation and as I was doing so, THEY called me back (they had just opened). By looking at the website, I figured it was not suitable for children but hoped if we got there early enough we could avoid the party crowd and it would be ok. The staff welcomed our children and were very friendly. We had a very attentive server. The hostess was friendly and offered to take a picture of our family together. The food was delicious. We had a couple of appetizers, at least 5 different sushi rolls and two desserts. It was all wonderful. I recommend the Tiger Lily and Volcano sushi rolls and the dessert trio. The fried ice cream was delicious as well. I found a new sushi spot! Though the staff welcomed my children, I do feel it is more of a place to enjoy on a date or with a group of friends.
My new favorite sushi spot! – I have been to Crave twice and will keep coming back! Great cocktail menu and you have to try their spicy edamame and famous Cheetah and Double Oh-7 roll. The service is great and if you sign up for their email list you get a coupon for $20 off a $50 tab!!! Thanks Crave for giving me a new place to keep coming back to!
Wow! a zagat rated sushi spot! – Wow! I was looking for a new sushi spot and ran into Crave Sushi's rating on ZAGAT survey on google. Yes! I said ZAGAT. This place definitely lived up to their rating. The service is attentive and friendly. The ambience is upscale. If you closed your eyes and listened, you would hear the beautiful sounds of a busy restaurant or a happening place. And to boot, the chef is classicly trained at C.I.A. The ice cream and most of Crave's sauces are homemade. The menu is extensive. I would recommend the calamari salad, cheetah roll, and miso butterfish (off the menu). If you wanted to dine like you were on Top Chef, Crave is a gem.
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