Heights favorite sushi spot now serving hand rolls in Spring Branch
A popular Heights restaurant has arrived in Spring Branch. Hando is now serving sushi hand rolls, small plates, and cocktails in the Spring Branch Village shopping center (8141 Long Point Rd.).
The new location is similar to the original Hando that opened in 2019. A slightly larger space means its sushi counter seats 30 people — six more than the Heights. The intimate restaurants found in Japanese train stations inspired the space’s design.
“We can’t wait to share the Hando experience with this neighborhood,” co-owner Jason Andaya said in a statement. “Everyone on the team has been working so hard to make sure Spring Branch gets the same friendly service, fresh food, and creative drinks that our Heights guests have enjoyed over the last four years.”
Chef Man Nguyen's menu is built around set offerings of three, four, or five hand rolls along with a la carte offerings. In order to ensure the nori wrapper stays crispy, rolls are prepared and served individually. Small plates such as Brussels sprouts, gyoza, and izakaya-style skewers round out the offerings. Limited time specials add a touch of novelty. They're paired with creative cocktails, sake, and beer.
The Heights location has a companion cocktail bar called Kanpai Club. Spring Branch has a similar, speakeasy-style spot, but it’s under wraps for now. A representative tells CultureMap details about it will be released soon.
“We’re very excited to announce that our second Hando restaurant has opened in Spring Branch,” co-owner Raymond Chan added. “We looked at other areas, but a number of factors, including the mix and caliber of restaurants in the neighborhood, made Spring Branch the logical choice.”
As he notes, Hando is located in the same shopping center as a number of other restaurants, including The Blind Goat, Feges BBQ, Stuffed Belly, Jinya Ramen, Slowpokes, and Barnaby’s. Spring Branch also recently welcomed Texas comfort food restaurant Wild Oats, a second location of Underbelly Burger, and The Decoy, a lively sports bar with volleyball courts.