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Shun Japanese Kitchen

Shun (pronounced “Shen”) means “peak of the season” in Japanese. At this intimate split-level spot, it’s a philosophy that guides a changing menu of dishes that are complex and beautifully plated. The Umi Salad (seaweed and sesame-ponzu foam) explodes with ocean flavor; a sea urchin nigiri from Hokkaido feels like a brief immersion in the Sea of Japan; and the Sun Blast roll is a layering of taste and texture: salmon, salmon skin, tart apple, cilantro. The Kinoko, a glorious mix of five sautéed mushrooms in a butter dashi, will alone bring us back again. The fifty brands of sake invite exploration.

City: Houston

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 2802 S. Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX, 77006

Hours: D Tue–Sun. B Sat & Sun.

Phone: 832-409-5888

Website: https://www.shunkitchen.com

Last updated: February 4, 2019