Houston >Food & Dining > Nippon Japanese Restaurant
4464 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX | Directions 77006-582629.732662 -95.391117
mon closed-closed ; tue closed-closed ; wed closed-closed ; thu closed-closed ; fri closed-closed ; sat closed-closed ; sun closed-closed
Neighborhoods: Neartown/ Montrose, Central
good sushi-good sake – Took the wife here before a saturday night at the symphony. Parking was tough to find as the lot is really small. Restaurant was full and got seated at the sushi bar. Ordered dragon roll (spicy tuna roll with avocado and salmon on outside) thought the presentation and taste were awesome, Also ordered spicy tuna roll and several pieces of salmon and they were all great as well. Tuna and sushi pieces weren't overly spicy like everything at downtown Az*ma. Wife had chicken teriyaki which was a little tough but overall pretty good. Had a wrong charge on the check but it was corrected at the register with no trouble. All in all a very pleasant meal to start the night off.
Best Sushi Ever – I have been in Houston for a very short period of time and I have been to Nippon three times. I absolutely love the place. It's got great food, good prices for sushi, and great friendly service. I am definitely going to continue my dining experience at Nippon with friends and family when they visit. I hope everybody has the opportunity to visit this wonderful family owned restaurant and experience a little japanese culture in the Houston area.
Closed Mondays – This is my favorite sushi bar inside the loop. I've been to more expensive and modern looking sushi bars but they cannot compete with Nippon. Nippon is family owned and operated. When I go to Nippon I feel like I am entering their house. The chef's are always friendly and the food is always delicious.
They are not closed on Mondays but they are open Tuesdays - Sunday.
great food, but was closed – I have been here for dinner and the noodles were delicious; no other places serve udon and ramen like Nippon does.
However, a friend and i went around 6.45-7pm on November 3, 2008 and Nippon was indeed closed. We were definitely disappointed but I am more curious as to how the previous two reviewers obtained entrance....
are they only open during lunchtime now??
Best sushi, awesome staff – This restaurant has the freshest fish! I absolutely LOVE this restaurant. The staff is awesome and the service is prompt. VERY elegant atmosphere with pretty good pricing....
Great Sushi; Quick Service – I'm not sure what the previous reviewer was referring to because we were just at Nippon on October 26, 2008 and they were indeed open - even at 2:30 PM. They have great lunch specials and bento boxes but we ordered a la carte sushi. It was fresh and tasty and the service was extremely quick. It was almost as if they knew what we were going to order and had it waiting for us. Will definitely return.
When will it Re-open?? – I visited Nippon today, for the first time since Hurricane Ike.
The restaurant was closed and there was no sign of life.
I live in San Antonio TX and dine at Nippon every time I am in Houston.
Does anyone have information about Nippon. Did the restaurant go out of business or not re-open after "Ike"?
Please, Houstonians, let me know.
Faithful customer – My whole family loves this place. Yes, the service may be a little slow, but it's worth the wait. We travel over from the north - close to Spring - to get his awesome sushi. Our recommendations are: California rolls, Nippon rolls, Crazy rolls (spicy) and the Dragon rolls (spicy). Yummy!!!
Good Sushi, Hit-or-Miss Service – I've been to Nippon on various occasions with various types of people. The atmosphere is unpretentious and laid-back. Sushi is average, never bad. Foot traffic is moderate (surrounded by restaurants and the Museum District) and customers range from older gray-haired couples to Montrose crowds, so people watching is great. HOWEVER, although the place is staffed with at least 2-3 people at a time, service can be INCREDIBLY slow. When I go with a group of girlfriends, I always get great service. But if I'm there with only one other person, it could take up to 20 min after being seated for someone ask for drink orders / give menus and up to 45 min!!! for the sushi to be brought to us. On one occasion, my male friend actually had to go up to the sushi bar to ask for our food. Albeit, if we express concern the waiters always apologize but I haven't seen a change in service. There are definitely better, cheaper, faster places around Houston.
Great Sushi @ a reasonable price – I couldn't believe that there is not one single decent Japanese restaurant in Houston until my hairstylist (he is Japanese- KENZO) told me about Nippon.
My husband and I went there on Friday night, the food/sushi is GREAT and fresh! The only drawback is the parking. It's VERY difficult to find a parking space if you get there late. The restaurant itself is pretty small but it doesn't bother me much. I rather go to a small/ not-so-trendy restaurant than a fancy one if the food taste great.
About the service-- we thought the service was great. He came over to check on us once in awhile and was very polite and attentive. I guess the people that complaint about the service are the people who sit outside in the patio. We sat inside so didn't experience any bad service.
If you want some fresh sushi, this is THE place!!
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