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MichaelFrankel

07/24/11

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RIP OFF

I used to love Sushi King, and it used to be my favorite place for sushi and Japanese in Houston, but I will never dine there again. I ate there last week... they charged me full price (listed on the menu) but only gave me half of a roll (four small pieces) of two different rolls. Truthfully, the food was excellent, but a rip off is a rip off. I know that these are half rolls because I've eaten at Sushi king no less than 30 times over the last few years so I am quite familiar with their menu. I brought the issue up to my waiter and he lied and said that the rolls come with only four pieces. Yeah right... so now they lose my business, forever.

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SushiLover101

02/18/10

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Great Restaurant

If you love a great sushi place, go here. It has the freshest fish in Houston every time. You must sit at the bar next to the man named Juan at the end. He loves to get into conversations, and we ask for him every time. Service is a bit slow. If you sit at the bar, the chefs bring the food out to you. I even sent my cousin here. She was usd to going to Uptown Sushi. She came here and hasn't stopped going. No doubt the best sushi joint in Houston. You must try the Fantasy, Shaggy Dog, Julie Crunch, and Wild Essence. If you're a person that doesn't like the idea of raw fish, try the cooked Spider and Pheonix rolls. The Phoenix roll is served hot with fried white fish rolled in seaweed covered in eel sauce. The eel sauce isn't really made from eel, it's just the sauce they put onto eel (it's very sweet). It's great for cold nights. I won't stop coming/

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Chrissylynn324

12/24/09

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Awesome

This place is awesome. It doesnt seem like much on the exterior.. It is in a shopping center. Inside it is beautifully decorated and the food is awesome. If you sit at the bar, you can speak to the sushi chef and get his recommendations. It is also the only place that I have ever been where I will eat the salmon sashimi. It is so fresh and wonderful. It is a place we frequent when in town.

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emmacpb

07/31/09

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horrible service

we went with our kids for lunch and the server was the rudest person we have had. She never smiled, never came by and gave nasty looks to our kids all the time.
The susho wasn't so good either for the price they charge. Not going there again

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icancooktoo

07/15/09

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service is better

I came back with some trepidation. Last time service was reaaaaaally sloooooow. That was for lunch in December '08. Ate there tonight and everything arrived promptly. Waitress was attentive until it got pretty busy, but she was still within the bounds of respectable service. Last time, I thought I'd been totally forgotten. Ordered two specials and a sushi roll. Both specials were good (sake steamed clams and a yellowtail roll concoction). Mango sorbet is very good.

The only weird and unpleasant point was that I was struck at the door with that body odor/pencil shaving/cumin smell. At first I thought it was coming from one guy standing near the entrance, but once I was seated I realized it permeated the whole place.

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BlowUpMattress

06/01/09

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BEST SUSHI HANDS DOWN!

GREAT FRESH SUSHI, ALWAYS!

Prices are a BIT HIGH!!!!!

Parking is easy!

Service is WONDERFUL, the hostess' are very attentive.

When you walk in be prepared to be greeted by the sushi chefs! They are awesome, very outgoing!

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stacigr

01/03/09

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Great Rolls and Fresh Sushi

This is my favorite sushi restaurant in Houston. I eat in or out about once a week and the sushi is always fresh, especially the yellowtail. After living in San Francisco for a few years eating very fresh sushi, Sushi King is one of the few places in Houston that even comes close and is affordable for sushi. I have enjoyed everything I have ever ordered on the menu and I agree that the food and sushi is consistently good.

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bbleebb

11/29/08

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Rest assured place

I eat carefully when I dine in a restaurant, especially sushi. Sushi King is one of my favorite places. Their sushi qualities are the best, you can acratualy taste the difference on the freshness comparing others restaurants. And so far sushi king is the only place I discovered that has the best and freshest uni (sea urchin) all the time! It's easy to serve good sushi for one day, but it's hard to serve good and fresh sushi everyday. The consistency of Sushi King makes them a place that I can eat rest assured.

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Zaner719

10/07/08

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Best Sushi in Houston!

Sushi King has the yummiest sushi by far in all of Houston! I order a different roll every time and I'm always happy! However, I'd have to say my favorites are the Dragon Roll and the Fantasy Roll. But EVERYTHING is delicious!

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devinship

10/03/08

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Umami is here!

Looking for a true umami experience? From the wonderfully crafted Chawa mushi (Japanese custard) to the expertly prepared sushi, Sushi King has captured the perfect taste of Japanese flavor. Paired with the nice selection of saki and Japanese beers, you will reach flavor enlightenment. The staff is always very courteous and friendly making all customers feel welcome. Our most gracious and professional waiter Gabriel is the best and I highly recommend asking for him. His food and drink suggestions are always right on the mark. I have visited on many occasions and the taste, quality, freshness and staff have consistently wowed me. Sushi King is truly a wonderful dining experience. I would highly recommend a visit.

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miguelUT

08/20/08

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Questionable Policies, Rude Staff, Mediocre Food

Went here today with a group of work buddies. The food was mediocre, nothing that really blew me away as far as sushi goes. (On that note, I would highly recommend Oishii on Richmond for those who want great sushi).

The thing that really ticked me off, and maybe it's just because I was a waiter for many years, was that they have a 'policy' of not splitting checks into more than 3 separate checks. Considering this is the electronic age, and every electronic point of sale (""POS"") that I've ever seen or heard of allows you to set up 'pivot' points on an order, I don't understand why more waiters don't take the extra 2 seconds to push the 'pivot order' button to keep everyone's checks separate from the get-go.

Now, maybe it's just me... maybe the high class joints I worked at just had better training (note: I worked at Applebees and a chicken wing restaurant), but I was told to do that from day one so that, at the end of a meal, in the SERVICE INDUSTRY that is waiting tables, when guests asked to split the check, I could smile and say ""Sure, no problem,"" knowing that it would only take me 2 additional seconds to print out the separate checks. The waiter actually told me that it was ""my job"" to let him know that we wanted separate checks prior to ordering. Now, I will agree that letting him know prior to ordering would have been a COURTESY, but my mates and I were in the middle of some 'deep' conversation and it merely slipped our mind.

Further, at lunch time, as a waiter, you have to assume that people want separate checks, especially professionals. That's another one of those things they tought me at the finer dining restaurants... which brings me full circle back to why it is important to use the ""pivot points' function of your electronc POS.

In my opinion, this restaurant is a POS (the other kind), and I will not be returning. The food is overpriced and the service (totally separate from our semi-rude waiter) was a bit slow.

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kattywhompas

06/05/08

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Best Sushi in Houston

The minute you walk in the door they are ready to seat you, the server arrives to take the drink order almost immediately, even if the place is busy....you put the order in and end up waiting and waiting and waiting, but it's worth the wait. This is the consistently best sushi in Houston; from the rolls to the sushi, I haven't had one I didn't like yet. I like to sit at the sushi bar and watch them when I go alone.

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lola517

04/04/08

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Great Sushi...slow service

The sushi was great once it was brought to us, but customers who showed up 30 minutes after us, received their food before we did. When we got up, our rolls were sitting at the sushi bar. I'll go again, but ONLY for the rolls. I might sit at the sushi bar next time.

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bigtexsushiguy

02/01/08

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Hey - This place is not bad

OK Here's the deal. We went on a Friday to have a little sushi action. The edamame was crisp, hot, and nicely seasoned. The spicy tuna roll was fresh and tastey. The salmon special roll, on the other hand, was a little puny but it tasted good. Big Tex wanted to have a little sea bass, but it was not available. Overall, the sushi was not bad.. Here is the deal on the ambiance. The piano music made for a romantic atmosphere, but unfortunately there were some issues. Big Tex does not like to smell fish when he enters a sushi restaurant. ( Folks .... you need to clean a little better). The place was a little drafty, but the bigger issue was the bathroom. Sticky floors!!! Osaka is a better value and choice, but I would return.

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joanofarkark

01/09/08

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CUSTOMER SERVICE


Average server make per hour: 2.15
Average tip out ( 8% of total sales ) ( the server has to give 8% cash of the total sales to the restaurant so they can split this with busboys and kitchen chefs)
Tip:
Average: 15%
Good: 20%
Excellant: 25%
Superb: over 25%

*If a customer leaves 8% tip to a server; the server makes ZERO dollars.
*If a customer leaves no tip to a server, the server will have to pay the 8% tip out from their own pocket and served that customer for free, the server end up paying for the customer eating there.

Please keep in mind that all servers try very hard to accommadate to all your demands.

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z_man1025

01/01/08

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Very good sushi

My wife and I have visited a number of Japanese restaurants in Hosuton and this one has one of the best and freshest selections of sushi in the city. It's not the best but the qulity is consistent adn the service is good.

I recently tried the platter of sashimi at lunch time with a number of Japanese beers. Food was delivered promptly, the sashimi was very fresh and well presented adn the service was outstanding. My wife tried a tempura dish (prawns) and wasn't overwhelmed.

Stick with the sushi and avoid peak times (Sunday) for best service.

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brittgrj

10/14/07

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Best Sushi in Houston!!!!!

Sushi King has the best sushi in all of Houston. I have been to several different places, but that place beats them all. They have some of the best rolls I have ever tasted. The food is always so fresh and they make these amazing sauces for different types of rolls. I have turned many of my friends onto Sushi King, and they all have the same responses as I did the first time I went. I highly recommend Sushi King!!!!

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yordi71

09/26/07

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Poor quality and overpriced sushi

Went with two friends on Saturday for lunch and was immediately turned off by the music. Don't play ""club"" music when all I want to do is relax on a Saturday afternoon. When the sushi finally came, we immediately noticed a very distinct ""fish"" smell. Not a single piece of sushi tasted good. Tasted like the fish has been sitting around for a couple of days. Not good, at all!! Like another review said, maybe it was an off day, but they've obviously had a couple and I don't intend to return to find out. Plenty of other sushi places out there and this is not worth the price.

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beamwalker

07/20/07

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Great sushi

This is where I go when I want to eat good sushi. It does have a corny name, but the food here is very good. I've never had any of the problems that other people had. It is not as trendy as other sushi places in Houston, but the food is the best I've had. The hannah roll appetizer is one of my favorites. We saw Yao Ming there once too, which I thought was cool. Its really low-key, and sometimes has a guy playing a piano. Also, compared to the other sushi restaurants, it is inexpensive.

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sushilover79

05/23/07

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HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE

I came to sushi king on a sunday night and lord my food took soo long. My server took approxiamtely 15 minutes to bring out drinks. then took another ten minutes to come back to our table to take the order. i waited another forty minutes for the food to come out. when we were ready for the bill. we looked around for our server and saw him laughing and talking to the manager. we had to wave down a busy boy to tell him to get our server. the server came with the check and took him about twelve minutes ( i started timing him) to come back to pick up the check. i voiced my opinion to the server and asked to speak to the manager. after waiting for some time, the manager never came over to our table. we gave up and just walked out.

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DETAILS
General Info
Sushi King is a continental-style Japanese restaurant that offers a variety of food items. The restaurant specializes in various types of beverages such as Japanese lemon drop and green tea mojito. It provides a variety of sushis and sashimis. In addition, Sushi King s list of happy hour specials includes rolls and beers. It also offers fine dining options for individuals.
Extra Phones

Phone: 713-528-8988

Fax Number: 713-528-8988

Fax: 713-528-8988

Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Thu:
Fri - Sat:
Sun:
Categories
Sushi Bars, Asian Restaurants, Caterers, Japanese Restaurants, Restaurants
Payment Options
Price Range
$$
Location
Kirby Richmond Plz
Neighborhoods
Central Houston, Greenway - Upper Kirby
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Caterers, Sushi

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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