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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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Neartown/ Montrose
1.3 km from Houston Museum District
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Reviewed 7 November 2021

Easily one of the most underrated sushi restaurants in Houston. We dined there last night. The restaurant was busy yet the service was attentive and the food was excellent. The sushi is some of the best in Houston. A little longer wine list would be...nice.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 26 September 2021

Nippon is such a lovely and cozy Japanese restaurant. The food is always fresh and delicious and the ambiance feels like home. Strongly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 20 May 2021

Pleasant place, reliable, god quality Japanese food. They have Sukiyaki which is hard to find. Eat there at least once a month. Enjoyed it.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 15 March 2021 via mobile

We were not disappointed!! The food was incredible and fresh. This is a hidden gem in Houston. I will certainly be back. We ate inside this time but the outside dining area looked very inviting.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 24 February 2020

Was here having lunch. The sushi was good, but it was their soups that were really extremely good. I will certainly come again.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 28 September 2019

We have been eating here for 10+ years. Always clean always fresh. Love the Bento Boxes for lunch. The rice is just right. Dragon roll,yes. Not exotic inventive new food just good Japanese,

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 June 2019

I can really say I love this place. The staff is great, the food never disappoints and it is fresh and authentic. The lunch bento boxes are my favorite, the price is great for the amount you get. The tempura, sashimi and miso soup here...are the best I've had in Houston. I will always come back.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 7 April 2019 via mobile

We ordered the food and waited for over 30 minutes until the server came back to ask what we ordered. We waited 10 more minutes and the food came. But not all of it, they forgot TWICE the full order. The server was nice but...waiting over an hour just for the appetizer and dish is way too much. It was the same issue with several customers, one of the client even left before his food came and he was scolded at by the service. The staff was arguing with each other in front of everyone. It is too bad, because the food was good and tasty.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 21 March 2019 via mobile

Three for dinner! We had several appetizers and one entree to share. It was a great decision. For appetizers we had gyoza, yakitori, vegetable tempura, and tuna sushi. All excellent. We also shared the Shabu shabu. Excellent service and pleasant atmosphere. Convenient to the Museum...District!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Everything we ate was delicious (except the California rolls were subpar). Our table of 5 ordered off the lunch specials. $11 for salmon bento is a great deal. It includes salad, California roll, potato salad, pickled cucumbers, rice, tofu and a small 4oz (or so)...pan fried salmon. Very filling. All menu items were reasonable priced. The service was attentive. The bathroom is clean. Food fresh and came out in a reasonable time frame (less than 10 minutes). As others have mentioned there is NO parking. We found street parking across the street though. Would recommend Nippon!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Nippon Japanese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4