One of my favorite places for sushi in Houston is Kata Robata. I love their selection of fresh, buttery fish. When you are seated at Kata (we usually try to get a spot at the sushi counter across from Chef Hori), the first page of the menu will have that day’s featured drinks, dishes, sushi, and sashimi. We always order from this list because it highlights their freshest fish. We used to get the sushi omakase (Japanese phrase meaning “I’ll leave it up to you” where the chef chooses what to serve), but the last couple visits my husband and I have been opting for nigiri (raw fish over rice) a la carte– mostly because I can’t quit eating sushi. From our past experiences with omakase at Kata, the Chef will continue feeding you until you say stop, and I don’t know when to stop. Great for my appetite, but not good for my wallet.
We recently went for my husband’s birthday, and here’s what we got (note: we ordered two of everything except the Uni King Crab spoon, Ikura, and dessert):
The total of our meal came out to $267 before tip and tax. Overall a very satisfying meal. I think next time I will order 3 of the Aka-Mutsu for myself 🙂
Two days later was my husband’s actual birthday, and we went back to Kata for happy hour with his coworkers. Here’s a few of the food items we ordered:
Also ordered but not pictured: Yuzu Salmon Carpaccio (love this and its yuzu-ness), gyoza, and fried fish.
And last but not least, here is a photo of Chef Manabu “Hori” Horiuchi serving us some delicious sushi from a previous visit.