Atami Steak & Sushi

Dec 5, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Hibachi dining was once a novelty reserved for special occasions. While such spots are plentiful today, the challenge now is making sure the food is equal to the theatrics. Our dinner at Atami delivered on both counts. While on the pricey side (the same fare at lunch is half-off), our…

DipDipDip Tatsu-Ya

Sep 9, 2019 By Texas Monthly

A shabu-shabu joint from the fevered imagination of Tatsu Aikawa, the power behind Ramen Tatsu-Ya and Kemuri Tatsu-Ya.


Sep 20, 2017 By Texas Monthly

An unassuming strip mall houses this diamond in the rough.


Nov 16, 2015 By Texas Monthly

It’s hard to remember the days when Musashino was the premier, albeit almost only, sushi spot in town. It’s where Tyson Cole (who went on to found the Uchi empire) and Kazu Fukumoto learned to slice fish, and now Fukumoto has his own spot. As you’re heralded by greetings, you’ll…

Jinya Ramen Bar

Oct 5, 2015 By Texas Monthly

A roomful of (mostly young) folks contentedly wielding chopsticks and slurping noodles is proof that this California chain has found its niche in Midtown. Piping-hot brussels sprouts tempura and cold Sapporo beers got us off to a good start, but we agreed that the No. 1 ramen bowl—tonkotsu black, with…