Izakaya Midtown
Photo by Eric Sandler

This bar-forward concept comes from Kata Robata owners the Azuma Group. The menu, a collaboration between co-executive chef Jean-Philippe Gaston and Kata Robata's Manabu Horiuchi, offers a range of shareable raw and cooked items that blend the traditional pub fare served at izakayas in Japan with a global perspective that reflects Gaston's stints at a range of restaurants that includes both Reef and Cove Cold Bar. Izakaya's cocktail menu, developed by consultants Claire Sprouse and Chad Arnholt, lives up to its promise of delivering presentations and flavors unlike any place in Houston. Try a classic highball made with Japanese whiskey and Topo Chico.


318 Gray St.
Houston, TX 77002


Sun: 11 am-11 pm
Mon: 11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Tue: 11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Wed: 11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-11 pm
Thu: 11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-midnight
Fri: 11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-midnight
Sat: 11 am-midnight

Good to Know

  • Editors' Pick
  • Fine Dining
  • $$-$$$
  • Full Bar
  • Takeout