Midtown is one of the areas I like the most in Houston. I’m impressed by the huge development this area has had in the past years and by all the future projects they have planed for the future. Definitely a great part of Houston’s culinary movement happens in this part of town and today I share with you a new Japanese restaurant that opened its doors a few months ago that you’ve got to try.
Its name is Izakaya and it’s located right in front of the new Bagby Park on Gray Street in the heart of Midtown.
To better explain this new concept, let me tell you that a few years I ago I had the chance to be in Tokyo and Nagoya and was able to visit several Izakayas. An Izakaya, is a bar where people in Japan go after work, not only to have something to eat, but also to have some Sake and unwind after a long day at the office.
This new place in Midtown, really resembles the traditional concept of a Japanese Izakaya but with a contemporary style, making it the first Japanese Gastro-Pub in Houston.
I loved all the dishes I ordered, especially the Yakisoba Noodles that came in a hot griddle, the fried baby Octopus were delicious and in my opinion, this place has the best Edamame in town.
When you go, remember that just like any other good pub, the drinks are as important as the food they offer, so don’t forget to ask for the drinks menu and let me know which one you liked best.
Yo Mariana really recommends this new Houstonian Izakaya so you can release the week’s stress Japanese-style.
Japanese Pub and Plates - 318 Gray St. Houston TX. 77002
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