Asian

Tensai

May 16, 2016 By Texas Monthly

This swank corner is awash in requisite hipness: deep banquettes, subdued lighting, an omnipresent chill soundtrack and waiters that seem to swoosh by on hoverboards. Despite the border-bound bow to cream cheese–packed sushi rolls, there are some standout offerings. Appetizer favorites include the raw tuna tiradito: fresh slivers of fish…

Uyghur Bistro

Nov 8, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Culinary explorations along Bellaire Boulevard are just plain fun, and the rustic, hearty fare at this welcoming Chinese halal bistro is worth checking out. We found the menu (with pictures) thoroughly approachable and selected two house specials. One, “Big Plate Chicken,” was a comforting platter of bone-in chicken pieces, mildly…

Vietnam

Feb 8, 2016 By Texas Monthly

The Mona Lisa smile on the face of the gilded, larger-than-life Buddha overseeing the upscale dining room seems to reflect the satisfaction of Tony Lam’s patrons. At our last visit, a large filet of sea bass, grilled to a hint of crispiness with a moist, tender interior, came on…