Houston is a melting pot of ethnicities, by some metrics having surpassed New York City as the most racially and ethnically diverse large metropolitan area in the country. With so many cultures coming together, it's no wonder that Houstonians have a plethora of foods from all over the world at their fingertips. Houston's food scene includes food trucks, casual eateries, fine dining, and everything in between. And with new restaurants cropping up daily, the list of new places to indulge in never shortens!
Take a trip with me around the world to 42 Countries by visiting these 80+ Houston restaurants.
1. The Maple Leaf Pub
If you've never had poutine, think French fries and mashed potatoes with brown gravy had a love child. Add squeaky cheese curds, and you have poutine!
What You're Eating: Fried Cheese Curds, Classic Poutine
Location: 514 Elgin St, Houston, TX 77006
2. Urban American Kitchen
Urban Kitchen features typical American comfort foods, as well as fabulous salads.
What You're Eating: Tomato Basil Soup, Ahi Tuna Salad, Lobster Mac N Cheese
Location: 14008 Memorial Dr F, Houston, TX 77079
3. Barnaby's Cafe
A popular restaurant chain, and one of my favorite places to enjoy a large, fresh salad is Barnaby's Cafe. Named after the founder's beloved dog who passed away, Barnaby's has long been a Houston staple.
What You're Eating: Sweet Potato Fries, Chinese Chicken Salad, Chicken Mediterranean Salad, Chocolate Addiction Cake
Location: 604 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006 (the original location) + 7 other area locations
4. URBAN EATS
Market below. Bistro and bar above. Urban Eats is everything you need to sit down and eat and to take a tasty treat home with you.
What You're Eating: Monkey Bread, Asian Chopped Salad, 3 Pig Truffled Mac N Cheese + Strawberry Cupcakes to go
Location: 3414 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
5. French Quarter Cajun Seafood
This unassuming Cajun restaurant features all your Nola favorites!
What You're Eating: Fried Gator, Seafood Gumbo, Fried Catfish, Beignets, and Bread Pudding
Location: 7099 Hwy 6, Houston, TX 77095
6. Houston Barbeque Company
Smoked on an oak pit and served on butcher paper - the Texas way!
What You're Eating: Chicken, Jalapeno and Cheese Sausage, Macaroni & Cheese, Potato Salad
Location: 1127 Eldridge Pkwy #400, Houston, TX 77077
For upscale Southern cooking, head to Lucille's, where they've been delighting customers since 2012.
What You're Eating: Fried Green Tomatoes, Catfish and Grits, Chicken and Waffles
Location: 5512 La Branch St, Houston, TX 77004
8. Max's Wine Dive
Max's Wine Dive is the place to be for New American cooking and a large wine list.
What You're Eating: Crème Brûlée French Toast, Famous Southern Fried Chicken, Jalapeno Cheddar Grits
Locations: 4720 Washington Avenue, Suite B and 214 Fairview Street, #4
9. Kenny and Ziggy's New York Delicatessen
Brought to Houston by third-generation deli man Ziggy Gruber, Kenny and Ziggy's reminds me of the delis I frequented in New York. For deli sandwiches and other tasty NY-style treats, head to Kenny and Ziggy's!
What You're Eating: Matzoh Ball Soup, Triple Smoked Pastrami Sandwich, The One and Only Reuben, Cheesecake
Location: 2327 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
10. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
Part of the Pappas family's large chain of restaurants (over 90 restaurants in seven states), Pappadeaux is based in Houston. The popular chain features a fabulous selection of seafood options with a New Orleans flair.
What You're Eating: Shrimp and Crawfish Fondeaux, Fried Seafood Platter, Seafood Cobb Salad with Shrimp
Location: 10499 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd, Houston, TX 77024 (with several other area locations)
One of Houston's best restaurants, Hugo's serves up Oaxacan food that is both authentic and inventive. Chef Hugo Ortega was born in Mexico and is a James Beard Award winner. You can also visit the sister restaurant, Xochi, in downtown Houston.
What You're Eating: Ceviche Verde, Pato en Mole Poblano, Camarones al Mojo de Ajo, Churros Rellenos
Location: 1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
12. El Tiempo Cantina
Finding Tex Mex in Houston is like finding my blonde hair on the floor - it's everywhere. But not all Tex Mex is created equal. El Tiempo, however, does Tex Mex right - and has since the 1990s.
What You're Eating: CCQ Joseph, Parilladas Mixtas, Tres Leches Cake, Hot Chocolate Mexicano
Location: 5602 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007 (with several other locations around Houston)
13. Tacos El Grande
Located in Old Katy, this food truck serves up Mexican street food Monday through Saturday from 5pm till they sell out or till 11pm, whichever comes first.
What You're Eating: Quesitacos de Birria, El Pirata, Street Tacos with Chicken
Location: 22450 Franz Rd, Katy, Texas 77449 (with two additional Katy locations)
14. Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant
Come for the margaritas. Stay for the food.
What You're Eating: Fajita Trio, Durango Burrito, Flan
Location: 24600 Katy Fwy #1020, Katy, TX 77493
15. Jimmy Changas
Part of the Gringo's family of restaurants, this family-friendly Tex Mex joint features typical Americanized Mexican dishes.
What You're Eating: Shrimp Diablo, The Jimmy Changa
Location: 300 Westgreen Blvd, Katy, TX 77450 (with several other Houston area locations)
16. Uncle Julio's Mexican from Scratch
Another Tex Mex favorite is Uncle Julio's. Fresh food and excellent service make this a go-to!
What You're Eating: Guacamole, Skirt Steak Fajitas, Chicken Enchilladas, Sopapillas
Location: 20526 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77450
* There really are too many great Mexican and Tex Mex restaurants in Houston to list each one separately, so I'll just say that some of our other favorites include Escalante's, Lopez, Guadalajara, Lupe Tortilla, Ninfa's, and Irma's, plus Victoria's Mexican Grill and Bar in Katy.
17. RESTAURANT GUATEMALA
For traditional Guatemalan dishes, try Restaurant Guatemala. Flavorful food and fast service make this a must-try in Houston.
What You're Eating: Pache de Papa, Caldo de Pollo, Hilacha de Res, Papa, y Arroz, Horchata
Location: 3330 Hillcroft Ave, Houston, TX 77057
18. MI BELLA HONDURAS
This popular Honduran restaurant serves traditional eats in a casual setting.
What You're Eating: Baleadas Sencillas, Bistec Encebollado, Tajadas de Guineo Verde
Location: 1806 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
19. Pupusa Restaurant
For fast, friendly service and delicious Salvadoran food, visit Pupusa Restaurant, a casual counter-serve eatery.
What You're Eating: Platanos Fritos con Crema, Pupusas (Revueltas con Frijoles & Revueltas sin Frijoles are popular!)
Location: 7909 Hillcroft St Suite A, Houston, TX 77081
20. Rincon Salvadoreño
For excellent food, friendly service, and reasonable prices, head to the Mission Bend area and enjoy a taste of El Salvador.
What You're Eating: Yuca con Chicarron, Pupusas
Location: 15155 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77083
21. Cafe +58
For fast, friendly service and tasty Venezuelan eats, visit Cafe +58, open for breakfast and lunch.
What You're Eating: Venezuelan Breakfast, Venezuelan Chicken Empanadas, Arepas
Location: 13525 Westheimer Rd #2, Houston, TX 77077
22. Sabor Venezolano Katy
With an influx of Venezuelans, Katy is affectionately referred to as "Little Venezuela," so if you are looking for excellent Venezuelan restaurants and bakeries, Katy is the place to be!
What You're Eating: Cachapa, Patacon Gratinado
Location: 25830 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX 77494
23. Las Caleñas Colombian restaurant
This humble North Katy restaurant offers all your Columbian favorites, from empanadas and arepas to sides like maduros and tostones.
What You're Eating: Empanadas, Papa Rellena, Antojo, Arepa Mixta, Bandejita Paisa
Location: 3755 N Fry Rd, Katy, TX 77449
24. CHAMA GAUCHA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE
This traditional Brazilian steakhouse features gauchos who bring your meats (12 to choose from) to your table. Includes a salad bar with over 30 items.
What You're Eating: Try EVERYTHING! Save room for dessert!
Location: 5865 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
25. Gauchos Do Sul
Another traditional Brazilian steakhouse, this one located in Katy, Gauchos do Sul features a fabulous salad bar, an excellent selection of high-quality meats, and an extensive wine list.
What You're Eating: Again, try EVERYTHING!
Location: 910 W Grand Pkwy S, Katy, TX 77494
26. Sur latin Peruvian Cuisine
This colorful, cozy little restaurant located in a small strip mall features all your Peruvian favorites.
What You're Eating: Ceviche Mixto, Lomo Saltado, Arroz con Mariscos, Suspiro Limeña
Location: 19901 Kingsland Blvd Ste A, Houston, TX 77094
27. The Original MARINI'S EMPANADA HOUSE
This bustling counter-serve restaurant has been around since the early '70s in one location or another. The empanadas are fried to order and are served piping hot. With several vegetarian options, and optional whole wheat empanadas, there's something for everyone!
What You're Eating: Chicken Diablo, Pancho Villa, and Apple Gabriella (because you cannot skip the dessert empanadas!)
Location: 10001 Westheimer Rd #2570, Houston, TX 77042
28. La Argentina Artisal Gelato & Coffee
Decadent, creamy gelato flavors, plus empanadas and other desserts will tickle your tastebuds at this strip mall gelateria.
What You're Eating: GELATO!
Location: 3750 S Mason Rd #200, Katy, TX 77450
29. SALDIVIA'S SOUTH AMERICAN GRILL
This rustic restaurant serves Uruguayan appetizers and entrees, along with some Italian classics. Their extensive wine list complements the food perfectly.
What You're Eating: Empanadas, Bife Ancho, Asado, Parrillada, Chocolate Tres Leches
Location: 10850 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77042
30. Sal y Pimienta
Their amazing weekend all-you-can-eat brunch features roasted pig, several other meat selections, plus sides, fruits, and sweets. Dinner is just as fabulous! Choose from a wide variety of wines and ask your server to bring you their board of meat options to choose your cut. And with flavorful dessert options like flan and cuatro leches, you won't be disappointed at this City Centre staple!
What You're Eating: Calamare Strips, Chivito de Lomo al Plato, Cuatro Leches
Location: 818 Town and Country Blvd Suite 105, Houston, TX 77024
31. RINCON CRIOLLO
A casual hole-in-the-wall joint with amazing food, Rincon Criollo stays busy and consistent. Their authentic Cuban cuisine leaves me longing for Havana.
What You're Eating: Family Picadita, Cubano Sandwich, Flan, Cuban Coffee, Papaya Smoothie
Location: 2150 S Texas 6 #150, Houston, TX 77077
32. Cafe Piquet
This lovely authentic Cuban restaurant features both indoor and outdoor seating and serves consistently tasty food and friendly service.
What You're Eating: Small Appetizer Sampler, El Cubano, Ropa Vieja, Pernil con Mojo, Tres Leches, Cuban Coffee
Location: 5757 Bissonnet St, Bellaire, TX 77401
33. J&D Caribbean Cuisine
Serving up traditional Jamaican comfort food, this casual eatery is sure to be a favorite.
What You're Eating: Curried Chicken, Roti
Location: 811 S Mason Rd STE 150, Katy, TX 77450
This unassuming little restaurant serves up Mediterranean favorites like kebabs and falafel.
What You're Eating: Grape Leaves, Kochari, Beef Kebab Plate
Location: 811 S Mason Rd #148, Katy, TX 77450
35. CAFE ABUJA
This small, counter-serve eatery stays busy, and there's a reason why! Cafe Abuja brings the spices and flavors of West Africa to Houston.
What You're Eating: Meat Pies, Suya, Coconut Rice
Location: 15015 Westheimer Rd Suite C, Houston, TX 77082
36. LUCY ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT
Lucy Ethiopian serves delicious, authentic Ethiopian food and features music, dancing, and hookah.
What You're Eating: Sambusa, Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus, Kitfo, Meat and Veggies Combo, Tej (Honey Wine)
Location: 6800 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074
37. Astor Farm to Table
Astor Farm to Table in Katy serves South African and Latin American flavors in a cozy setting. The chef and owner Casey Castro is both incredibly talented and incredibly kind.
What You're Eating: South African Sampler, African Flamed Grilled Octopus, Peri Peri Duck Wings
Location: 1590 S Mason Rd Suite A, Katy, TX 77450
38. McGonigel's Mucky Duck
One of Houston's more unique restaurants, this popular music venue brings in musicians from all over the country for intimate, relaxing concerts. With fantastic, authentic Irish food, McGonigel's is the perfect destination for a fun date night experience.
What You're Eating: Shepherd's Pie, Fish and Chips (paired with Smithwick's Red Ale)
Location: 2425 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098
39. Watson's House of Ales
Live music, a large beer selection, happy hour specials, and games make this house of ale a popular retreat among locals. Watson's features your typical British pub atmosphere inside and a large patio outside. And they are pet-friendly!
What You're Eating: Wings, Fish and Chips
Location: 14656 Grisby Rd, Houston, TX 77079
40. Baker St Pub and Grill
Located in the La Centerra shopping center in Katy, Baker St serves standard pub grub and beer in a British pub environment.
What You're Eating: Shepherd's Pie, Fish and Chips
Location: 23502 Cinco Ranch Blvd Suite A150, Katy, TX 77494
For authentic Portuguese tapas, you must try Oporto! The romantic ambience makes Oporto the perfect destination for special occasions.
What You're Eating: Stuffed Dates, Portuguese Squid Fried Rice, Almondegas Marroquino, Chicken Curry Empanadas, Madeira Bread Pudding
Location: 125 W Gray St #500, Houston, TX 77019
MAD, located in River Oaks, features a large selection of tapas, plus standard Spanish dishes.
What You're Eating: Tuna Tartare, Hamachi Tostada, Branzino y Clams Arroz, Grilled Vegetables, Huevos Voladore
Location: 4444 Westheimer Rd Suite C180, Houston, TX 7702
For a trendy setting and delicious French food, try Artisans, where Chef Jacques Fox serves exquisite plates with top notch ingredients.
What You're Eating: Scallops, Escargot a la Bourguignonne, Chilean Sea Bass, Chocolate Mousse
Location: 3201 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77006
44. Arts and Crepes
Veronique Howard, native of France and founder of Arts and Crepes, brought her love of the French countryside and the cuisine of French cafes here to Houston.
What You're Eating: Melted Brie and Pear Crepe, Apple Pie Crepe, Beignets, Lavender Mocha
Location: 8190 Barker Cypress Rd., Suite 800, Cypress, TX 77433
45. CAFE Brussels
This Belgian bistro features all your Belgian and French favorites, like mussels, crepes, and quiche, in a quiet setting. Enjoy a Belgian beer or a French wine with your meal.
What You're Eating: Escargot, French Onion Soup, Croque Monsieur, Moules Diable, Dame Blanche
Location: 1718 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007
46. RUDI LECHNER'S
For authentic German food, live entertainment, and friendly service, head to Rudi Lechner's!
What You're Eating: Latkes, Wiener Schnitzel, Grilled Sausage Plate, Palatschinken
Location: 2503 S Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77063
47. Da Vinci Ristorante Italiano
This neighborhood hotspot tucked away in the corner of a small strip center is chic and elegant with delicious Italian eats.
What You're Eating: Lobster Bisque, Diavolo Spaghetti, Lamb Chops, Tiramisu
Location: 6455 S Fry Rd #100, Katy, TX 77494
For Live Jazz Sunday brunch, dinner before a show, or late-night eats, Birraporetti's is the place to be.
What You're Eating: Veal Parmagiana, Linguine with Clams, The Special Stone Oven Pizza, Creme Brulee
Location: 500 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002
49. North Italia
This large, bustling restaurant features classic Italian dishes in a chic environment.
What You're Eating: Cheese Board, Mussels, Calamari, Short Rib Radiatori, Bombolini
Location: 1700 Post Oak Blvd Ste 190, Houston, TX 77056
In the 1990s, owner Vittorio Preteroti brought the tastes of Capri to Houston. With a wide selection of wines and fabulous traditional Italian dishes, you can't go wrong at Perbacco in the heart of the Museum District.
What You're Eating: Prosciutto e Melone, Cannelloni, Linguine Alle Vongole
Location: 700 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002
51. Palinuro Italian Cuisine
Enjoy the flavors of coastal Southern Italy at Palinuro in Katy! With fresh seafood and delicate pasta dishes, Palinuro is one of Katy's best-kept secrets.
What You're Eating: Burrata and Bresaola, Spaghetti Pescatora, Ossobuco Milenese, Limoncello Mascarpone
Location: 27131 Cinco Ranch Blvd #650, Katy, TX 77494
52. Tarator Mediterranean Grill
We love Greek food, and this new mom-and-pop Greek joint in Katy has all our favorites!
What You're Eating: Warak Enab Bil Zeit (Grape Leaves), Gyro Plate, Kafta Kebab Duo. And don't pass up the smoothies!
Location: 450 S Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450
53. Niko Niko's
For over 40 years, Niko Niko's has been a Houston staple, serving standard Greek food in a casual environment.
What You're Eating: Dolmas, Dolmathes, Gyro Plate, Chicken Kebab Sandwich, Baklava, Saragli
Location: 2520 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006 (plus two other Houston locations)
A rustic setting, friendly service, and delicious food greet you at Polonia. (Temporarily closed, though you can still shop the Polish food store.)
What You're Eating: Pierogies, Polska Kielbasa
Location: 1780 Blalock Rd, Houston, TX 77080
55. EMPIRE TURKISH GRILL
This 100% Halal certified restaurant serves genuine Turkish dishes in a classy environment.
What You're Eating: Red Lentil Soup, Shepherd Salad, Empire's Mixed Grill, Turkish Coffee, Turkish Tea
Location: 12448 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024
56. CAFE LILI LEBANESE GRILL
This family-owned Lebanese restaurant serves tasty bites in a comfortable setting.
What You're Eating: Tabouli Salad, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Fried Kibbie, Kafta Kabob, Chicken Kabob
Location: 5757 Westheimer Rd #112, Houston, TX 77057
57. Saba's Restaurant
This kosher restaurant in the Fondrenwood Shopping Center serves Israeli dishes plus pizzas and more.
What You're Eating: Israeli Salad Sampler, Malawach Plate, Sabich Plate
Location: 9704 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77096
58. Nyam Nyam Cafe
This small, simple eatery serves up traditional Russian foods, crepes, and coffees.
What You're Eating: Pirozhki, Hungarian Beef Stew, Beef Stroganoff
Location: 15201 Mason Rd #1100, Cypress, TX 77433
59. Happy Lamb Hot pot
Choose a broth, order your meats and other yummies, and get cookin'! You can order a la carte or choose the all-you-can-eat option.
What You're Eating: All-You-Can-Eat Hot Pot
Location: 5901 Westheimer Rd Suite A, Houston, TX 77057 (with an additional location in Bellaire)
60. FuFu Cafe
This no-frills Chinese cafe features several dumpling options, classic Chinese-American favorites like General Tso's Chicken, as well as some more authentic Chinese dishes.
What You're Eating: Soup Dumplings, Pan Fried Pork Dumplings, Hot Spicy Chicken, Fried Flat Rice Noodles with Beef
Location: 9889 Bellaire Blvd Ste 105, Houston, TX 77036
61. Shanghai Restaurant
This popular spot serves dim sum all day, as well as fantastic noodle and rice dishes, and congee.
What You're Eating: Pig-Shaped Sweet Milk Bun, Shrimp and Scallions Dumplings, Barbecue Pork Bun, Mala Cake, Pan Fried Flat Noodles with Beef
Location: 9888 Bellaire Blvd #106, Houston, TX 77036
62. Tan Tan Wok
This cute, casual restaurant serving both Chinese and Vietnamese dishes is another favorite located in Katy Asia Town.
What You're Eating: Peking Duck, Baby Bok Choy with Garlic Sauce
Location: 23119 Colonial Pkwy B-12, Katy, TX 77449
63. Tiger Noodle House
Tiger Noodle is a personal favorite. Fast, friendly service and delicious (spicy) bites keep me coming back.
What You're Eating: Xiao Long Bao, Steamed Pork and Shrimp Shu Mai, Spicy Lamb with Cumin, Szechuan Spicy Chicken, Dry Fried Cabbage and Vermicelli
Location: 21977 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77450 (+ two other Houston locations)
64. Ginger and Fork
For fabulous Cantonese flavors, Ginger and Fork is a sure winner. Owner Mary Li is friendly and inviting and the service is always excellent.
What You're Eating: Xiao Long Bao, Peking Duck Bao, Chilled Chili Cabbage, Cantonese Spicy Squid
Location: 4705 Inker St, Houston, TX 77007
65. Mala Sichuan Bistro
A new favorite of ours, located in Katy Asia Town, is Mala Sichuan Bistro, with the real flavors of spicy foods from Sichuan province.
What You're Eating: Red Oil Dumplings, Crispy Mala Beef, Crispy and Spicy Chicken
Location: 23119 Colonial Pkwy Suite C1, Katy, TX 77449
66. Bubble Egg
Think waffles meet crepes. With both savory and sweet options, Bubble Waffle serves unique, tasty sweet treats from Hong Kong.
What You're Eating: Chicken and Waffle, Bubble Oreo, Pistachio Lover, Vietnamese House Coffee
Location: 23119 Colonial Pkwy Unit B-17, Katy, TX 77449
67. Snowy Village Dessert Bar
This dessert cafe features a shaved ice dessert topped with all kinds of great toppings, like Oreos, cereals, and fresh fruits. It literally tastes like eating flavored snow!
What You're Eating: Strawberry and Mango, Oreo, and Captain Crunch
Location: 9600 Bellaire Blvd Suite 103-A, Houston, TX 77036
68. KOREA GARDEN RESTAURANT
Start with appetizers, then cook your marinated meats on a tabletop grill. Go for lunch to grab a tasty bento box.
What You're Eating: Yachea Jeon, Sae Woo Tui Geem, Seafood Combo, Bulgogi
Location: 9501 Long Point Rd, Houston, TX 77055
This dessert spot in Katy Asia Town serves a typical Korean dessert called Ah-Boong. Unique flavors of soft serve ice cream are served in a filled fish-shaped soft waffle.
What You're Eating: choose your filling and ice cream flavor and enjoy!
Location: 23330 Grand Circle Blvd, Suite 150, Katy, TX 77449
70. Blue Fish
With their fabulous combination of traditional and unique rolls and appetizers, Blue Fish is a fan favorite for sushi.
What You're Eating: Blue Fish Tower, Kobe Sizzler, the Las Vegas Roll (wrapped in soy paper), and the Pinata Roll
Location: 550 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002 (and several other Houston-area locations)
This top-rated, high end sushi joint serves creative dishes curated by owner and chef Tyson Cole.
What You're Eating: Omakase, Walu Walu, Bluefin Otoro, Brussels Sprouts, Fried Milk
Location: 904 Westheimer Rd Suite A, Houston, TX 77006
72. JINYA Ramen Bar
With locations in several states, and with several locations around Houston, JINYA is one of our favorite ramen spots.
What You're Eating: Pork Gyoza, JINYA Bun, JINYA Chicken Ramen, Tonkotsu Spicy, Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream
Location: 3201 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002 (with several other area locations)
73. Soma Sushi
Part of the Azuma group, Soma offers a wide selection of sushi, sashima, rolls, and Asian snacks in a chic environment.
What You're Eating: Korean-Spiced Chicken Wings, Seafood Ramen, Chirashi, Firecracker Roll, King of Kings Roll, Crazy Irishman Roll
Location: 4820 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
74. Atami Steak and Sushi Restaurant
With friendly, entertaining hibachi chefs and tasty food, Atami is the place to go for a fun evening.
What You're Eating: Hibachi Chicken Fried Rice, Hibachi Filet Mignon Fried Rice, Orange Dragon Roll, Tiger Roll, Hana Roll
Location: 549 S Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450
75. Beard Papa's
This dessert chain originated in Japan, serving delicious cream puffs filled with unique flavors in a casual environment.
What You're Eating: OREO Cookie Crumble Eclair, Mango, and Green Tea (or pick your favorite flavor!)
Location: 23119 Colonial Pkwy Suite A-13, Katy, TX 77449
76. NIRVANA INDIAN RESTAURANT
A variety of curries and other traditional Indian favorites welcome you at Nirvana.
What You're Eating: Go for lunch and enjoy the buffet. Try EVERYTHING!
Location: 14545 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079
77. BOmbay Palace Indian Restaurant
Bombay Palace features all your favorite Indian dishes in a classy, modern environment.
What You're Eating: Lamb Samosas, Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Vindaloo, Bombay Mixed Grill
Location: 829 S Mason Rd # 265-270, Katy, TX 77450
78. HotBits Indian Cuisine
One of our favorite area Indian spots, HotBits serves tasty Indian dishes in a cozy environment.
What You're Eating: Chicken Korma, Goat Vindaloo, Lamb Curry, Garlic Naan (or for a little kick, Jalapeno Cheese Naan)
Location: 25230 Farm to Market 1093 Suite B, Katy, TX 77494
79. THAI Garden
This spacious Thai restaurant serves delicious appetizers, curries, noodle dishes, and more.
What You're Eating: Spring Rolls, Drunken Noodles, Pad Thai, Basil Chicken
Location: 6324 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77057
80. Thai Cuisine Ramen King & Sushi Bar
This new Thai restaurant in the Villagio Town Center in Katy features a vast menu, including a number of fabulous Thai dishes.
What You're Eating: Basil Delight, Pad Thai, Sticky Rice with Mango
Location: 22764 Westheimer Pkwy #600, Katy, TX 77450
81. A-LY ORIENTAL FOOD
A-Ly serves both traditional Vietnamese and Chinese meals. Friendly service and appetizing dishes make this a go-to for Asian food.
What You're Eating: Vietnamese Egg Roll, Roast Duck with Egg Noodle Soup, Peking Duck, Shrimp Fried Rice, Black Pepper Lobster
Location: 11360 Bellaire Blvd #260, Houston, TX 77072
82. Miss V Vietnamese
With a beautiful interior, private room upstairs, and wonderfully sweet owner, Miss V is a sure hit for pho and other Vietnamese fare. At the end of the meal, you'll be treated to a mini creme brulee served on a spoon. Delish!
What You're Eating: Shaking Chicken Bahn Mi, Lobster Curry, and of course Pho!
Location: 22764 Westheimer Pkwy #600, Katy, TX 77450
83. Gerry's Grill
With branches in the Philippines, Qatar, and the US, Gerry's serves fresh Filipino food in a spacious environment.
What You're Eating: Crispy Pata, Grilled Squid, Chicken Kebab, Lechon Kawali, Halo Halo
Location: 6833 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, TX 77072
84. Uncle Chin's Kitchen
The chef/owner of Uncle Chin takes great pride in his work, making each dish from scratch. This small eatery packs a punch when it comes to friendliness and excellent quality food.
What You're Eating: Roti Canai, Char Keuy Teow, Malaysian Curry Laksa, with Malaysian Milk Tea to drink
Location: 1520 S Mason Rd #A, Katy, TX 77450
Australia & The Pacific
85. PLAtYPUS BREWING
I know you want to say, "There's no way a brewery serves 5-star gourmet food." But you would be wrong. Platypus Brewing not only offers a killer selection of craft beers, but also a fantastic food menu as well. This is not your typical pub food, folks. For legit Australian cuisine, head to Washington Ave and check out Platypus Brewing.
What You're Eating: Aussie Lamb Skewers, Traditional Pie
Location: 1902 Washington Ave Suite E, Houston, TX 77007
86. LOCAL POKE
Poke spots have been popping up all over Houston, and we are HERE. FOR. IT!
With fresh fish options and great add-ons, you can't go wrong at Local Poke!
What You're Eating: Create Your Own Poke Bowl
Location: 4500 Washington Ave #350, Houston, TX 77007 (with other area locations)
87. Maika'i Hawaiian BBQ
Though I am not personally a fan of spam, for those who fancy a spam musubi, Maika'i Hawaiian BBQ is the place to be!
What You're Eating: Hawaiian BBQ Chicken, Loco Moco
Location: 1321 N Westgreen Blvd, Katy, TX 77494
The vibrant culinary landscape of Houston is a testament to the city's cultural diversity. From Mexican tacos to Thai curries, and from hearty Italian pastas to delicate sushi rolls, Houston offers a delightful journey for the taste buds. Whether you're a local or a visitor, exploring the city's restaurants is not just a gastronomic adventure but also an opportunity to connect with the world through food.
Did you enjoy your trip around the world? Which Houston international restaurants have you tried? What did you see on this list that you want to try?
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