By any metric, whether it be quality, value for the money, service or overall experience, Kata Robata serves the best sushi in Houston. Kata's quality starts at the top with master chef Manabu Horiuchi (Hori-san), whose expert skills and high standards ensure well-cut fish that's served at just the right temperature. Sitting at the sushi counter for an omakase tasting with chef Hori remains one of the best dining experiences in the city, and diners may recognize other Houston chefs sitting next to them at the bar. Pro tip: go on a Tuesday, when the most rare and unusual fish have been delivered from Japan or schedule a lunch-time tasting for a more leisurely experience.
On any given evening, Kata's specials will include fish that's been flown in that day from Japan, but the restaurant also keeps up with more locally-sourced fare like soft shell crab. Beyond sushi, Kata offers consistently intriguing raw and cooked non-sushi options and an extensive selection of sake that combine to make it one of Houston's best restaurants in any category.