Best Restaurants to Eat in Houston, TX!
A Compilation of the Best Restaurants in Houston, Tx!
Hey Guys, did you know Houston, TX has some of the best asian food in the country? Here is my guide to all the eats in Houston, mainly asian food! There will be 1-2 spots in Katy as well!
Crawfish & Noodles $$
Crawfish & Noodles is a really popular spot to eat crawfish in Houston, Texas. When we went around winter time the crawfish was around 13 bucks a pound. The crawfish is really large and fresh. They also pick out all the dead crawfish. I will say that I wish that sauce could be more flavorful. The owner here actually has a James Beard nomination and he was on the show Ugly Delicious.
Wing Kee $
Wing Kee Has the best roast duck I’ve ever had. If you get here early enough, you can also order the roast pork, it sells out really fast. It has the most amazing crispy skin and moist inside. It’s cash only and I always call in advance to reserve.
Location: 6938 Wilcrest Dr B, Houston, TX 77072
I personally think the hot pot here is the best hot pot in Houston. It’s all you can eat. I recommend getting the beef tallow broth and the special chicken broth. The meat quality here is really good and I like the selection of vegetables and meats, they also have a make your own sauce bar.
MDK Noodles $
MDK noodles is a noodle and dumpling spot from LA. I highly recommend trying their mandu, it has a really nice thin skin with really tender fillings.
Yoyo's Hotdog $
Yoyo’s Hotdog is a hotdog stand that’s open late night they’re wildly popular and they usually have a really long line. These hotdogs actually went viral on Instagram multiple times and what makes these so addictive is the caramelize onions. These are Black bean paste onions. They also top each hotdog with crispy onions and smear cream cheese on the actual bun.
Location: 2504 Amherst St, Houston, TX 77005
EggHaus Gourmet $-$$
Egghaus is a super Instagrammable and delicious spot. They sell the most delicious croissants and egg sandwiches. I recommend stopping by for either dessert or a quick lunch.
ECK Bakery $
ECK bakery is my favorite stop to make when I’m in Houston. They are cash only but they do take Venmo If you ask. I recommend getting a dozen of their fresh made egg tarts and their mango mochi. I will warn that a lot of times they don’t have the egg tarts available right when they open so I would call before you go.
Location: 6918 Wilcrest Dr A, Houston, TX 77072
Pho Bò To & Bò Né $
This spot is really popular for their Bò Né. Other than that I wasn’t too impressed by their pho or other dishes but I do recommend coming here to try their Bò Né if you’re in the area.
Shabu Zone $$
Shabu Zone is my favorite spot for Japanese shabu shabu in Houston. I like how it’s all you can eat and I’m obsessed with the tonkotsu broth. I also recommend getting a side of their Ramen noodles to put inside your broth.
Two Hands $
Two hands is probably my favorite spot to get a Korean Hot Dog. I really like the crispy rice hot dog, and their hot Cheetos hotdog.
Don Cafe $
Don Cafe is a Houston classic that serves banh mi. They are cash only and their banh mi are perfect for grabbing before you go to a picnic or a football game. The crispy bread and fillings are perfect.
Location: 9300 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036
Xin Chào $$-$$$
Xin Chào is a restaurant by Christine Hà, one of the Masterchef winners. She also has a James beer nomination. This spot is your classic elevated Asian fusion spot. I would say that the food was pretty decent and cooked well but given the diversity of Houston Texas you may prefer to eat somewhere in Bellaire. If you visit, I highly recommend shaken beef and their congee.
Location: 2310 Decatur St, Houston, TX 77007
East Wall Restaurant $$-$$$
East Wall is a great spot If you wanna eat peking duck. They have a variety of other Chinese dishes but overall they are known for their peking duck.
I was super excited to try Jollibee. The negative is there can be a bit of a line and wait for food. I recommend checking your order to make sure they didn’t mess it up. I like the chicken joy and also their Filipino spaghetti and peach mango pie. I didn’t get a chance to try the halo halo.
Location: 8001 S Main St #100, Houston, TX 77025
Tim Ho Wan $$-$$$
Tim Ho Wan is actually located in Katy Texas. They are famous for having a Michelin star in their other location. They’re super busy and can have a really long line but they do have a waitlist available so I recommend putting your name on the waitlist and then exploring the area and coming back. I recommend trying the different Dumplings, their lotus leaf rice, and the baked bbq pork buns. I was not a big fan of their turnip cakes.
XING FU TANG $
This spot is really famous for their brown sugar Boba. I recommend trying any of their drinks. They pretty much all taste the same the boba here are very soft and sweet, so I recommend adjusting your sugar levels.
San Dong Noodle House$
This is my favorite spot to eat dumplings and buy frozen dumplings in Houston Texas. I recommend getting the pork leek dumplings and getting an order of their sticky rice to go. They have a lot of other grab and go items to try. It’s cash only and they charge a fee to use a credit card.
Location: 9938 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036
King Bakery $
King bakery has the best pineapple bread I’ve ever eaten. Pineapple bread doesn’t actually have pineapple in it. It’s just a crispy sugar topping on top of a fluffy bun. Make sure to get here early before they sell out. It’s also cash only the buns are only like one dollar.
Bae is a popular soft serve spot from Tokyo. The ice cream here was actually pretty good. I got the gold leaf, It was pretty gimmicky but I like how photogenic it looked. Overall it’s worth a quick visit.