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Tokyo Bowl - 32 Reviews - 2402 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058-1565, Houston, TX - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (281) 480-5311

Tokyo Bowl

2402 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058-1565
Houston, TX 77058
(281) 480-5311
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These guys -know- how to both get the best fish and serve it. I don't mind the tables being a bit tight, and honestly, I think that more places around here should be cozy like th...


this place recently expanded so the tables aren't not as close together as it was a couple of years ago but overall great food. the udon is the best i've had in houston. very coz...

History not service or quality 8/2/2010

I grew up in the CL area, and have been here a number of times but after the last time I will not go back. They were rude to us, even after they messed up our order and anything with bad service tastes bad. Having left CL for sometime now, I've realized its also very uncreative. I understand that its been in the hood for a while, but come on...just because it's still standing doesn't mean much to me. Pros: long standing restaurant, selection Cons: not fresh, not creative, and rude service, expensive more

Best sushi south of Beltway 8 5/1/2010

These guys -know- how to both get the best fish and serve it. I don't mind the tables being a bit tight, and honestly, I think that more places around here should be cozy like this place is. The service can be a bit slow, but that's how you get what would be an 60 dollar sushi dinner in Houston for 30 dollars close to home. I don't mind much anyway. I like to take my time and order at least 3 times. I eat a -lot- of sushi. Every time I go to a new city I go straight to the best sushi restaurant I can find on citysearch. I eat sushi 4 times a week for lunch while at work. There are better places in Houston, but you will pay more and well, you have to drive up into houston. With this place, I get the same quality fish in a less stuffy atmosphere close to home and for much less cash. Trust me, this place is awesome. Pros: Very, very good food Cons: Tables are a bit tight, service is a bit slow more

great rolls 1/15/2010

The food here is great. Try the CICI roll. The place is small and they are never very fast but they are always friendly. Not a fancy atmosphere, just a local place to get some great sushi. Other reviewers complain it is slow but they hand roll everything you order and it is worth the wait which is never unreasonable. Pros: great food Cons: small and crowded more

great place. 10/19/2009

this place recently expanded so the tables aren't not as close together as it was a couple of years ago but overall great food. the udon is the best i've had in houston. very cozy atmosphere and decently priced. highly recommmend. Pros: food (especially the udon), atmosphere Cons: crowded, tight tables. more

Outstanding sushi bar! 8/5/2009

Quite simply the food and service are great. Very fresh sushi and friendly staff. The owners are great folks and treat their customers like family. I've been eating at Tokyo bowl for 15+ years and have always been impressed. They do a good job with takeout as well - excellent order accuracy with consistently good food. They earn my business every time. Pros: Great food and service Cons: Can be very crowded on Fri, Sat nights more

Horrible sevice and a manger with at attitude 6/20/2009

I try Tokyo Bowl, against my better judgment, every six months or so, just to see if the service has improved.? I just returned and AGAIN, the service was absolutely horrible.? We just got back into Houston and wanted a light dinner, so my wife suggested them.? After we were seated it took an hour to get served.? I saw the waitress when she took our order, and never again.? When I complained to the manager she got an attitude with me.? I keep giving these guys another chance, but NEVER AGAIN!? As for the sushi; it is average at best.? I can only assume that the other reviews don't eat sushi anywhere else.? There are multiple sushi restaurants that offer a much better product than these guys.? Don't waste your time here.? There are too many quality establishments that really appreciate your business. Pros: Around the corner Cons: Service, Service, Service more

The freshest in town 6/15/2009

I love shushi and have had ny share of the bad stuff but tokyo bowl has by far the best and freshest fish in town. Unbeatable! more

In response to scott007 6/5/2009

Being a previous employee of Tokyo Bowl, I can assure you sushilover93 is not anyone affiliated with Tokyo Bowl. Could be a customer, who knows? The outlook on the service is this. There are usually 3 to 4 servers (at most) working the 1.. 2.. up to around 30 tables in that small room. Our job is to walk around the tables looking for drinks that need a refill, listening for customers in need of service, and getting food to the tables when we hear the bells ringing. We also bus and prep tables for other customers waiting to be seated. The problems I am hearing about seem to be coming from people with little patience. When you go to Tokyo Bowl, be prepared to relax, and enjoy the company you are with. If you are alone, go to the sushi bar and talk to the sushi chefs, including the owner, Jay. They are all friendly, and will help you out if its not extremely busy. The regulars (who are a big majority of the customers) all seem to love all the aspects of Tokyo Bowl, otherwise why would they keep coming? It seems that impatient people are the ones with the problems. Thinking you should have 1 person waiting on you hand and foot during you're whole time there is a little absurd, seeing that there's a pretty small staff. Take it easy, enjoy the food, speak up if you have any problems, and leave when you're done so the next customers can enjoy Tokyo Bowl. This place is my favorite Asian restaurant, and as long as they're in business, I will be a customer. P.S. I was not the waiter who spilt the soups, I don't know who was. Sounds like Mr. Chen should've spoken up, and he could've gotten his meal for free, or at least a free Tokyo Bowl shirt to change into. Next time something bad like that happens, I'd suggest talking to the cashier, or Jay and Sherri. Pros: Everything Cons: nothing more

Poor service. 5 star reviews from owner? 6/5/2009

Good food. Extremely bad and slow service. I suspect 5 star reviews such as the one by sushilover93 are written by the owners of this place. Check out sushilover93's comment in response to the review titled ""very poor service"" by mr_a_chen. Who else other than the owner of the establishment would defend themselves like this? Pros: Food is good Cons: Service is terrible more

Amazing Experience 4/22/2009

This place is awesome, words cannot describe. Pros: Delightful Service, Freshest Cuts of Fish more

Bad Service 3/3/2009

Food good service extremely bad. Be prepared to wait and wait and thirst because no one is going to refill your glass more

Best Sushi in the Bay Area! 8/25/2008

I've eaten here several times and I haven't had one bad experience. The sushi is always fresh and tastes wonderful. While the ambience leaves something to be desired, it does have a quaint feel to it and seems sort of homey. It isn't too expensive and the servers are always friendly. I would rather drive the 20 minutes to Tokyo Bowl than eat at MS in Dickinson or anywhere else in Clear Lake. Hands down the best in the Bay Area. Pros: Fresh, Inexpensive & Tasty Cons: Small, very tight seating more

Best Sushi Best Price Best Service 6/10/2008

I'm hooked on Tokyo Bowl! Great Sushi, Great Service! Best Prices Ever! Wish there was one closer to me, but worth the drive! Even though it is always packed, I have never had to wait more than 2 minutes for a table. I think the up side to it being so busy, is you get served quick, with no reflection on the quality of the food. I love it! more

Sushi at its finest 5/21/2008

What Tokyo Bowl lacks in atmosphere, it makes up in quality sushi. The sushi is by far the best in town, and the servers are very caring and quick. The cici roll and crunch roll are my favorites. Pros: Great Sushi Cons: Poor Atmosphere more

very poor service 1/13/2008

What I want to report here is the service of the restaurant which was unexpected poor in handling the waiter's accident by pouring several bowls of hot soup on me. My right side of body was burned hot and the soup dripping all the way to my pants from my neck. I had the underwear, sweater, shirt, a coat plus pants all smelling wet (it was a cold evening two weeks ago). For a long while, no any supervisor came to take care the situation or said something, until at least 30 minutes after one of my friends mentioned to the staff that soup was poured over on the guest's cloth and asked them to do something about it, then another person came over to put a $20 bill on the table and lightly said "" I heard someone's cloth was spilled with soup and this is the money for laundry."" I was so uncomfortable with the smelling wet cloth and body, so I went to restroom cleaned myself a little bit, and my chest and neck was red burned. I was so uncomfortable and intended to leave, however, I forced myself stayed in order not spoil our event of a group of seven people. Our last course was brought about another 30 minutes later, a very slow, slow service of food. more

everyone knows this is THE place for authentic sushi. jus... 7/4/2007

by cec at Menuism Provided by Menuism
everyone knows this is THE place for authentic sushi. just go there if you haven't yet been; it's the best... more

everyone knows this is THE place for authentic sushi. jus... 7/4/2007

cec Provided by Partner
everyone knows this is THE place for authentic sushi. just go there if you haven't yet been; it's the best place in town for sushi. more

Great Sushi, very small, get there early on Fridays 1/11/2007

Best sushi in Clear Lake. This restaurant is very small and fills up very quickly since it only holds 50 or 60 people. If you are not there before 6:30 on Friday you will be waiting to eat. Pros: Great sushi, nice family owned establishment Cons: Service can be slow more

best quaint sushi experience in clear lake 11/20/2006

the quality of sushi is decent, not the best - i've had better, but you're really in for a treat with the ambience: a REALLY small space tucked deep in clear lake, dimly-lit and cozy with a personal touch to it. nevermind that you're practically elbow-to-elbow with the next table and that you can hear every word of their conversation, the mochi ice cream and green tea ice cream are probably one of their better highlights. go here if you want a romantic dinner for 2, or a more intimate conversation with others. pleasant dining experience.* Pros: ambience Cons: small, crowded more

I've been coming here since I was a young child. And I still love it! 7/31/2006

Opened by a local family, Tokyo Bowl provides a good local environment for sushi. I enjoy the small size of the restaurant, creating an urban feel as opposed to the big Japanese restaurant chains with separate rooms and having to take off shoes. The sashimi and sushi, however, is expertly cut and absolutely delicious; for the head chef is still the same. more
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  • The Scene
    Although there are only a handful of tables in this Clear Lake strip-mall sushi spot, the pleasant decor and courteous waitstaff make the occasional peak wait time worthwhile....

  • 6/2/2005 Provided by Citysearch

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    Clear Lake