Houston >Food & Dining > Kaneyama Japanese Restaurant
9527 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX | Directions 7706329.737173 -95.532815
Sunday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 10:30 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Westside, Woodlake/ Briar Meadow
Come Get Your Cow Tongue! – My friends and I stopped by here one night just for some appetizers. Upon seeing they were serving cow tongue on a hot rock, we had to order it. The cow tongue was brought out in raw thin slices. The concept is to cook your meat on a super hot rock they bring out with it. The tongue tasted just like roast beef. The experience was really memorable and great for those who like a little excitement in their food.
Favorite sushi place in Houston – I have been to almost every sushi restaurant in Houston (Tokyohana, Miyako, AKA, Kata Robata, Azuma, Zushi, Oiishi, Sake, Osaka, Uptown, Hokkaido, Japaneiro's, etc.) and this is by far the best sushi restaurant in Houston for SUSHI !! I have never been disappointed in coming here. They make the BEST and only "Japanese salad" in Houston. There is no other place in Houston that makes the sauce they use in this salad! It's delish! I enjoy their "Golden Treasure" roll and their "Hanabi" roll. My friends especially enjoy the Nemo roll and some other spicy rolls I can't quite handle. I wouldn't necessarily recommend eating their bento entree boxes...that's not what they are known for people. They are known for specifically their sushi. If you want generic bento boxes, go to Miyako or something, but if you want great sushi or sashimi, go here! I absolutely love this place and have loved it for the past 8 years of my life! They have a new owner now so if you see an older caucasian man coming to your table to ask you how your food is, that's him.
Not Good – Started out great wht the Kaneyama roll then it all went down hill. Ordered a Spider roll and it was fake Krab - ugh. The Terriaki and Tempura was tasteless - definately not worth the money
Decent sushi, Below average entrees – Kaneyama is a nice place to quell that hankering for some sushi, but don't expect it to be up to the standards of Azuma or Musashino (Austinites know what I'm talking about). The fish is surprisingly fresh and tasty, but the sushi rice isn't up to par to help bring out the best flavor of the fish in the nigiri sushi. However, their rolls are pretty good and comparable to their prices. I suggest trying the Nemo roll and the Kaneyama roll.
As for the non-sushi entrees, I was surprised to be paying so much for such mediocre food. I had the chicken teriyaki bento box and was very disappointed. The chicken and rice were very dry and the vegetable tempura was.....ok....--it seemed like a dish you would get for $7 at a fast food japanese restaurant as opposed to $20. However, in the near future I would like to give their non-sushi entrees another try since they do have quite an extensive menu--maybe I will go with the more authentic dishes and report back
Good consistant food – We go to Kaneyama about twice a month for the past 6 or so years. We enjoy the food and most of the wait staff knows us. 29 out of 30 times the fish is great...occasionally the fish isn't the best and we leave it. The udon and rice bowls are great. The tempura banana with vanilla ice cream is very yummy, an occasional treat. We skip busy hours and opt for Sunday brunch usually, as service is much better. The times we have gone weekend evenings, the staff is very much over-whelmed and are not very attentive and the wait is quite long. I dont blame the staff though, that is a management decision.
YES! – i've been going to kaneyama for maybe about 3 years now. not very frequent but when we want sushi, this is the best place to go. we tried all the trendy places like RA and miyako which are over priced and not as fresh.
you can never go wrong ordering the kaneyama roll. that is by far, the best roll they have in my opinion. their salmon is always FRESH. its never fishy with a funky after taste. it is delicious. their rice is seasoned well and not tasteless, and the texture of the fish and rice is wonderful. they may be a little pricey, but i believe you're getting your moneys worth with great quality food.
the service however, is extremely slow. even on their slow nights, the food takes forever to come out sometimes. the servers there don't check the tables too often and it can get a little frustrating. usually the things my party and i order are raw which knocks off cooking time so i don't think it should take an extra 30 minute wait.
Very reasonable in price, extremely fresh, great atmosphere, and creative sushi combos – Kaneyama's is by far my favorite sushi spot in Houston. When I lived in Austin, I missed it terribly. The fish is so fresh that I am a loyal patron for life. Its very hard to get me to go anywhere but Kaneyamas. The Dragon Roll and Nemo Roll are to DIE FOR! They have good happy hour deals on drinks. The service is pretty good as well. Out of places I have tried in Houston and Austin, Kaneyamas always has the best salmon. Hands down.
BEST SUSHI IN HOUSTON – Best sushi in Houston! That's all I have to say. Everything is fresh and delicious, always. I don't eat anywhere else.
Good Sushi – Kaneyama Japanese Restaurant offers a few drink specials which include Asahi beer and sake during their happy hour. No food items go on the happy hour menu, unfortunately.
The prices are set relatively high, in my opinion, though the sushi is among the average. What I like about Kaneyama's sushi is that its nigiri pieces are noticeably larger than most restaurants' in town. I recommend ordering fresh sushi of the day to guarantee high quality, though its salmon seems to be consistently good.
I do not know too much about how other dishes are, but its okonomiyaki was not impressive.
The atmosphere is nice but gives me somewhat mixed feelings. The service has been satisfactory.
I recommend this place for those who are dying to eat big pieces of sushi at comparably fair prices.
horrible service – i been eating there a couple of years since i moved in town. There are always fresh fish and new stuff everytime. i even have the silver VIP membership. In past two months, i went there with my friend a few times, i wanna say we got almost no serivce. I understand that was dinner rush hour, or probably shor-handed at waitstaff. Our first roll came out fast, the rest of our food took forever after all our appetizer plates and drink were empty,,,, and another 20 min, then finally,,,, the waitress stopped by check on us. another time we been in there after dinner rush hour, the whole resaurant wasn't filled with 1/3 of tables. but the food still take long to bring out, and one of my friend never got his drink. we had to search whole restaurant to find our waitress. for such unattentive service, i wouldn't recommend for important events in that place.
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