Manabu Horiuchi

Accolades

  • Nominee for Best Chef: Southwest
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best Sushi Restaurant
    Houston Press
  • Three Stars
    Houston Chronicle
  • Best New Restaurant
    Houston Press
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Houston

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Uni chawanmushi
Uni chawanmushi
$$$, Happy Hour, Sushi, Japanese, Reservations, Full Bar, Noodles, Southwest Houston
"I think the chawanmushi here is the sexiest dish in Houston. I also love any and all of pastry chef Chris Leung’s desserts, as well as the succulent and sticky roasted fish collars!"
Toro
$$$, Happy Hour, Sushi, Japanese, Reservations, Full Bar, Noodles, Southwest Houston
"In a town that loves sushi, chef Hori at Kata Robata tops my list for toro. I know the tuna belly is always pristine and perfectly prepared sushi or sashimi style. The fact that he's a great guy and has a great staff ensures that the total experience is always an exceptional one."
Texas Hamachi roll
$$$, Happy Hour, Sushi, Japanese, Reservations, Full Bar, Noodles, Southwest Houston
"Chef Hori San is famous for this dish; we get it every time we go! He first made it for me when he was at Kubo’s, and I couldn’t get enough of it. It seemed so light but full of flavor, and I love the jalapeño on each piece. I could eat three orders easily at one sitting. Hori is the master!"
Hamachi kama
$$$, Happy Hour, Sushi, Japanese, Reservations, Full Bar, Noodles, Southwest Houston
"Chef Manabu 'Hori' Horiuchi is the master of raw and cooked foods. The yellowtail collar from Robata is lush and meaty with a delicious soy-miso glaze. The prices are reasonable so live a little—sit back and just let chef Hori feed you."
Cold summer soba
$$$, Happy Hour, Sushi, Japanese, Reservations, Full Bar, Noodles, Southwest Houston
"Although the sushi at Kata is the main draw for me, the cold soba with tempura, a quail egg, pulled pork, and seaweed paired with cold sake is a great summer dish. Chef Hori always has something to offer off the menu, and it’s a safe bet to let him run with it."