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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Houston

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Houston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Lucio's BYOB & Grill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1188)
$30 and under
American
Montrose
About the restaurant
Lucio's is New American cuisine in a comforting yet upscale dining atmosphere, concentrating on seasonal and fresh local ingredients.
Life is to be enjoyed, if you want to go somewhere to appreciate your bottle of wine and be reminded of the simple pleasures of life, this is it.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Food was fantastic. Server was also fantastic and knowledgeable guiding us from appetizer and salad pairing to choosing the best Pino noir to have with our short ribs. Spot on perfect. The chef explained his preparation of his short ribs and how he removed the bones, fat and gristle leaving only the perfectly cooked meat. Delicious
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - Willowbrook, TX restaurant
4.9
4.9 (236)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Tomball
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
I always go here my family loves it great food and service.
A photo of Vargas Cut & Catch restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1219)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Galveston
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Galveston's historic downtown district, Vargas Cut and Catch is a contemporary Steak House serving USDA Prime Steaks and the Freshest Seafood available.

We look forward to serving you soon!!

Sincerely,
Paco Vargas and family

Street parking is complimentary after 6:00pm
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
What a wonderful restaurant! The cocktails were perfect, the food was incredible and the service couldn’t be better. The only “problem” was deciding what to order since everything on the menu looked amazing. We can’t wait to go back to try other menu items. And our waiter, Brandon, if you get a chance to sit in his section you will not regret it!
A photo of Benihana - Houston, TX restaurant
4.9
4.9 (6022)
$30 and under
Japanese
Far Westheimer
About the restaurant
Welcome to Benihana, a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Great lunch! Loved the sushi. It’s very fresh and delicious.
A photo of Aya Sushi restaurant
5.0
5 (161)
$50 and over
Japanese
Bellaire
About the restaurant
A fresh, modern sushi experience in the Bellaire Triangle featuring innovative Japanese cuisine from reknowned chef Yoshi Katsuyama.

Guests can expect to enjoy fresh fish daily in a vairety of nigiri, maki, and sashimi preparations alongside traditional Japanese favorites from the kitchen. Aya features an innovative cocktail program, as well as an extensive selection of wine, sake, and Japanese whisky.

For the full Aya experience, enjoy chef's multi-course omakase option alongside hand-selected pairings including sake and wine.

With limited seating capacity, we reserve the sushi bar exclusively for omakase at this time. To book your sushi bar experience, please inquire via email: info@ayasushi.com
Top review
Velveetavip
Dined 3 days ago
Love love love this place. Great experience! Good food and so original
A photo of Damian's Cucina Italiana restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2954)
$31 to $50
Italian
Montrose
About the restaurant
Since 1983, Damian's Cucina Italiana has been known worldwide as the top authentic Italian restaurant in Houston, Texas. Set in an old-world atmosphere which is elegant, yet warm and friendly, diners at Damian's are accustomed to extensive menu offerings, specially tailored dishes, and weekly specials created by Chef Izzy Morfin.
Top review
HAM102613
Dined 7 days ago
Great time! Delicous food and excellent service. Wish they still made the Caesar salad table side.
A photo of Arturo Boada Cuisine restaurant
4.9
4.9 (765)
$31 to $50
Italian
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
This neighborhood eatery serves up an eclectic blend of Italian, Spanish and Latin cuisine not to be missed. Try unique tapas like the camarones henesy en hamaca, mussels tomatillo, ceviche and many more. The wood burning-oven puts out authentic thin crust pizzas, with favorites such as the carnitas pizza. We offer a flavorful selection of fresh seafood and steaks. Our home made desserts are a must, from wood oven baked apple pastry to Arturo’s famous crème brulee. The hand picked wine list offers a variety of boutique and exclusive wineries. We are very happy to accommodate any of your special requests.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Lamb chops and gazpacho were outstanding. First time and we will be back!
A photo of Chez Nous French Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2202)
$31 to $50
French
Kingwood / Humble / Atascocita
About the restaurant
Chez Nous is a modern French Restaurant where traditional French cuisine meets the needs of the American market. Chez Nous is renowned in its new world interpretation of the Parisian Classics. Seasonal menu items are prepared by Chef Stacy Simonson and highlight the fine locally produced ingredients served in an elegant yet comfortable setting.
Top review
JennS
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing food, service, and ambience. Quiet and classy like a good restaurant should be. One of our consistent favorites.
A photo of MF Sushi restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1600)
$50 and over
Sushi
Museum District
About the restaurant
We are now offering Omakase reservations
Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:00 pm, Friday-Saturday at 7:30 pm.
Please contact us directly at (713) 637-4587 for omakase reservations and large party reservations.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
The best sushi in Houston! Amazing service, great management, and lovely selection wines and sake.
A photo of BORI - Spring Branch restaurant
4.8
4.8 (767)
$31 to $50
Korean
Spring Branch
About the restaurant
Bringing an original and unique dining experience to Houston, BORI introduces the first authentic South Korean inspired steakhouse by using the finest and highest quality meats for a complete exposure to the cultural flavor and essence of Korean taste. This clean and fun atmosphere is a landmark destination for local and international food enthusiasts in search of the best Korean food in town!

BORI is one of the few restaurants that offers selections of A5 Wagyu from Japan, Dry‐Aged Steaks, Filet Mignon, & our favorite Marinated Boneless Short Rib. We are equipped with the best ventilation system in Houston, so you won’t leave the restaurant smelling like BBQ. The table servers are trained to ensure a perfectly cooked meal while maintaining a fun and eyecatching experience for the customers.

BORI promises not only a luxury, fine dining experience but an entertaining one as well. We have the freshest ingredients and the friendliest staff to cater to your every
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The waitress not friendly enough. There is a fly buzzing around my table, and waitress not observant enough to offer help with the fly issue. The lunch menu offers great variety. After making reservation thru Open Table, 80% end up in not being seated on the booth. Didn’t want to ask when arrived at restaurant. Just want to check how the hostess services in seating arrangement
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