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Izakaya

From the Kata Robata folks, this spare, casual offspring mixes Japanese, South American, and North American cuisine with a pub-style atmosphere and creative flair. Top marks went recently to big, plump grilled oysters prepared Creole style; trumpet mushrooms, skewered and served with garlic soy butter; and juicy pork belly accented with shishito peppers and lemon. No complaints, either, with the “street” corn on the cob enriched with mayo and cheese, a huge pile of great fries with curry dip, and the Texas antelope meatballs. Skip the ho-hum beet-and-arugula salad and the scallops, unpleasantly paired with pâté and slaw. Service is good; the wine list is overpriced.

City: Houston

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★

Address: 318 Gray, Houston, TX, 77002

Hours: D 7 days.

Phone: 713-527-8988

Website: www.houstonizakaya.com/

Last updated: January 11, 2016