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
BEST SUSHI IN TOWN! – I agree. If it smells like fish, don't eat it. I have been here a million times and it has NEVER SMELLED LIKE FISH.
My sister-in-law who is from Japan recommended this place. My husband and I are often the only non-Japanese people in the whole place when we go.
If you are looking for a trendy place like RA... don't come here. The place is very low key and NOT a see-and-be-scene place. My husband and I tried Oishii after reading rave reviews and it was NASTY. Terrible. We tried Sushi King and it was decent. But nothing, and I mean NOTHING compares to Nippon. Get the Crazy, Naoki and Cajun rolls. SOOOOOOO good. Everyone we have taken there says it's the best sushi they've ever had hands down.
My sister-in-law eats from the traditional Japanese dinner menu and loves it, but I've never had it. The only cons I can think of is parking (you've got to be good in tight places or park across the street) and lack of a wine list. As in, if you want a red wine- your only choice is Kendall Jackson Merlot.
Walked into Nippon's last Monday evening (10/31/2011) with a client heading towards the sushi bar and the old adage saying sprang to mind, "IF IT SMELLS FISHY DON'T EAT IT!!!", plus the fact that not one wait person or sushi chef approached us until we were on our way out the door. My client told me later that he put his hand on the glass ice box where the raw fish is displayed and it was NOT even cold! I also noticed that some of the fish in there looked very questionable, almost slimy, YUK!!!
Great prices Great Sushi Great Service – We love this tiny little sushi restaurant on Montrose. If you go at a time when there is not wait you'll be in sushi heaven. The staff is very friendly and the prices are great. I have tried several menu items and everything has been tasty and fresh.
Great place to go after an art show at 4411 – Full of Euros, cultured clientele, good service, low lighting, and quaint.
I've been here at night and during the day. The sushi is always a B+. The environment is the plus with the low indoor lighting, natural sunlight, and shade on the patio. The lanterns at night are also festive.
Authentic and delicious – I've eaten at least 300 times at Nippon, and love their bento boxes and their crab puffs. The sushi is good and so is the hot sake. For the kids, there is a child plate that pairs 2 large shrimp with teriayaki chicken. Also popular with the kids is green tea or red bean ice cream or mochi (little balls of ice cream covered in a sweet rice covering). The staff and owner are kind to children.
Graet food. – Good food, I love thair sushi. Will be back for more.
Avoid Nippon-Service Stinks – Nippon had the worst service ever of any restaurant I have ever been to. I have never been waived off by a waitress and been told I will not come serve you when I have been waiting 15 minutes. It took 30 minutes just to get water. The only thing I had to eat was leftover food from friends who had to wait over an hour just to get their food and some orders were even forgotten. If you like to wait long periods of time and maybe even being ignored by your server, then this is the place for you
Great Find! – One of my favorite sushi places to go to in Houston thus far. Fresh fish, good food, and the prices are pretty reasonable. I'm also a fan of their creative specialty rolls!
The best authentic sushi in town! – The perfect place to enjoy a traditional Japanese meal! This little gem is conveniently located near the Museum District, so it is the perfect spot to grab bite. My boyfriend and I go to Nippon at least twice a month. The menu is comprised of various Japanese staples such as tempura, udon, teriyaki, sashimi rolls, hand rolls and of course, sushi rolls. Beverages include soft drinks, Japanese ramune soda, green tea, as well and Japanese beer and a selection of wines. Nippon's seafood is extremely fresh. I have gone there many times in the last five years and I have never been disappointed. My favorite selections include the special Naoki roll (a Nippon exclusive), the Shaggy Dog roll and the Dragon roll. Nippon also has a Japanese menu with distinct items that are the epitome authentic Japanese cuisine. As far as the service, the waitstaff is extremely courteous and helpful. They do not disturb you while you are eating because it is considered rude in Japanese culture, so you need to call them if you need something. Overall, this restaurant is an excellent place to enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine.
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