The Rice Box - River Oaks

Rice Box River Oaks neon sign
Welcome to Ricer Oaks. Photo by Danh Phan

John Peterson describes his restaurant as "Chinese takeout from the future," and it's easy to see why. With food inspired by both traditional Chinese American food and trips to China, plus a designed influenced by Blade Runner, this restaurant offers a lot of value and style. The River Oaks flagship sets a new standard for the Rice Box courtesy of its upgraded design; improved ingredients (the beef now comes from 44 Farms); and an expanded menu that includes more noodle dishes, dumplings, soup, and, for the first time, dessert.  


The Rice Box - River Oaks
1111 Shepherd Dr.
Houston, TX 77019


Open Now
Sun: 11 am-10 pm
Mon: 11 am-10 pm
Tue: 11 am-10 pm
Wed: 11 am-10 pm
Thu: 11 am-10 pm
Fri: 11 am-midnight
Sat: 11 am-midnight

Good to Know

  • Fast Casual
  • $-$$
  • Beer/Wine
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly