hide and seek sushi
A new restaurant looks to expand the reputation of one of Houston’s most exclusive sushi restaurants. Sushi by Hidden opens this Monday, December 5 in Rice Village.
As its name implies, Sushi by Hidden is a new concept from Hidden Omakase owners Tuan and Thy Tran. The biggest differences between the two restaurants will be the speed and price of the meal offered. Where Hidden Omakase serves about 15 courses over the course of a couple hours for $175, Sushi by Hidden will offer 12 courses, usually individual pieces of nigiri, in a tidy 30 minutes at a less expensive price point of $60 per person.
Dishes could include Akami (lean bluefin tuna) with chili garlic and Fuji apple, Engawa (flounder fin) with finger lime and marinated ikura (salmon roe), or dry-aged fish. Customers will also have the opportunity to purchase upgrades and supplements that can still be served within the 30 minute time frame.
The restaurant will be led by chef Jimmy Kieu, who has been working alongside Hidden Omakase chef Nikki Vongthong. He and his team will guide diners through the experience and serve each piece individually.
Located in the former Cloud 10 Creamery/The Loop space (5216 Morningside Dr.), Sushi by Hidden will seat 10 guests at a time in an intimate, 1,200-square foot space. The owners worked with Blue Kite Building Group and interior designer Rodrigo “Kico” Tovar with rT3 on a space that includes a NFT art gallery.
For now, Sushi by Hidden will be BYOB will a $20 corkage fee for bottles 720-ml and larger. It opens daily for dinner at 5 pm with lunch service to follow in the weeks to come.