Location-2800 Kirby Drive , Houston , Texas
Cuisine- Nobu Like
Foodiechic and Gagit are in Houston to visit her non- foodie family and the Foodie God granted us an unexpected pleasure ,a night out at Katsuya with her daughter Lisa Mover and her husband Michael Shaker and their friends, other Movers and Shakers in the Houston scene.We are joined by Elizabeth the Queen,Steven her husband the Innovator,Peter, the Slavic Foodie, Rodrigo, the Tequila expert from Mexico,and other pretty faces and bodies.Let the party begin at where else but Katsuya,the hottest place in town !!!
We start the party with Sake ,shown above,Tomoju,Junmai Ginjo Sake, a sake to celebrate long life with friends, Kampai with our first bottle!!!.Since, this is more of a party then dinner, we order the best of the Katsuya’s specialty dishes all shown, Baked Crab Roll,a true specialty with snow crab and soy paper,I must try the other Baked Roll ,Shrimp, I am sure it is just as outstanding ,and we celebrate them with another bottle of sake.
We are brought other signature dishes, Katsuya Ceviche with Citrus and Ponzu sauce,Seared Tuna with Japanese salsa,and Sunset Roll featuring Eel ,Avacado and sweet Eel sauce. While eating these rolls we all try the Katsuya Fresh , Sake, Vodka, Lime Citrus, with English Cucumber ,refreshing but not good enough to prevent us from ordering another Sake bottle. We all now share in the Sashimi Sampler which was very ordinary except for the Hokki Clam but of the highest quality .
A few more dishes including another order of the Baked Crab Roll, and the House special,Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna,Jalepeno , a wow dish,yes one more bottle of Sake as we finish the ordinary Shrimp Tempura Roll .
It is now 12:00am, and last call ,not in Miami but yes in Texas, of course we have one last drink, thank you Rodrigo,salud with my Best Friend,Don Julio , 1942 as the lights go out.
Let the Truth be Told, entering Katsuya , Houston was like entering the LA or Houston social scene rather than a place to dine.A place that Nobu invented and perfected.Phillip Stark design is reflective of this party atmosphere and Chef Katsuya adds to this with some specialties that even the great Nobu has not invented yet, but in the end , Katsuya serves Black Cod with Miso along with many Nobu me too,s.In Miami, Katsuya might have a brand new location, a brand new look, but after trying it once will the crowd make it the place to be and be seen or the place that is like Nobu. The answer begins in Miami on June 16th,on the other hand, in Houston Katsuya Rocks.!!!Thanks my Houston friends.