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Japaneiro’s is a fusion sushi bistro and Italian grill. At Japaneiro’s, diners may choose from a large selection of hot or cold ‘nibblers’ such as the hot crab puffs, tajadas (soft, sweet and fried plantain slices with nata cream) and empanadas or the cold ceviche fresco. Japaneiro’s also serves an array of delectable soups, salads, sushi and sushi rolls, such as the specialty ‘town square sushi roll’. Also available on Japaneiro’s menu is a variety of tempura. Enhance your meal with one of Japaneiro’s delectable cocktails, like the blueberry vodka mojito, the key lime martini or a pomegranate margarita.
Japaneiros, 2168 Texas Dr., Sugar Land, TX, USA, +1 281 242 1121
Guru Burgers and Crepes
Guru Burgers and Crepes in Sugar Land finds it important everything be made from scratch and that the diner ‘always be in control’ of his dining experience. As such, Guru seeks healthy, high-quality ingredients, like their akaushi beef or their homemade beet chips complete with garlic aioli. At Guru, you may choose from a large menu offering burgers, ‘crispers,’ salads, ‘nibblers,’ sweet or savory crepes, craft beers and wine. ‘Nibblers’ include ‘Guru sticks’ (queso blanco with wonton skin and Guru’s pink dipping sauce) and cannonballs (akaushi meat with minced jalapeno and pepper jack cheese, wrapped with jalapeno bacon and topped with garlic aioli and Guru sauce). Guru’s savory crepes include the ‘Hawaiian’ (applewood ham with swiss cheese, pineapple pico, grilled pineapple and a mango coconut sauce) and Guru’s sweet crepes feature items such as the ‘ying & yang’ (Nutella with crushed Oreos and a vanilla filling in tempura).
Guru Burgers and Crepes, 2268 Texas Dr., Sugar Land, TX, USA, +1 281 313 0026
Preview Modern Seafood Cuisine
Preview Modern Seafood Cuisine is a well-rated, contemporary, urban seafood restaurant in Sugar Land that offers delectable foods coupled with a modern dining experience. Preview’s mission is ‘to reinvent, define and develop a modern seafood scene in Sugar Land,’ and executive chef Liao, who entered the restaurant industry when he was eighteen, embodies this mantra and develops it in Preview’s gastronomy. Starters at Preview include wok smoked edamame with kimchi butter, yellowtail wontons with tomato cream and parmesan and a ‘rabbit’ salad (with a butternut squash puree, queso fresco and sea asparagus). Entrees at Preview are divided into ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ categories, such as the hot blackened Hawaiian cherry albacore or the cold kona kampachi (with green apple and black lime salt). For dessert, try the ‘pumkin cronut’ (with cappuccino ice cream and a praline granola) or hazelnut and dark chocolate tarts.
Preview Modern Seafood Cuisine, 4645 Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX, USA, +1 832 939 8968
Jupiter Pizza & Waffle Co.
Located on the plaza at the Sugar Land town square, Jupiter Pizza & Waffle Co. is a craft brewery outfit and restaurant that gets great reviews. Jupiter serves appetizers, salads, waffles, pizza, French toast, omelets and skillet meals. Try the ‘Kale-a-fornia’ pizza, with sautéed kale, mozzarella, dates, mushrooms, garlic and fontina cheese. Jupiter Pizza & Waffle Co. also serves an array of both savory and sweet Belgian waffles. All savory waffles can also be served on old-fashioned Texas toast For a sweeter meal, try the ‘Kream Kong’ (with sliced bananas, pecans, whipped cream, melted chocolate and vanilla custard) or the ‘S’more Please’ (with melted chocolate, graham crackers and toasted marshmallows).
Jupiter Pizza & Waffle Co., 16135 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX, USA, +1 281 313 1008
Fat Bao is an Asian-inspired restaurant in Sugar Land that serves baos, ramen, salads, sides, tacos and sweet desserts. A bao, short for ‘baozi’ is a steamed bun filled with meat and vegetables popular in many types of Chinese gastronomy, and Fat Bao offers 13 different types. Some of these varieties include the curry (with beef brisket, cilantro and pickled onions), the ‘big byrd’ (with fried chicken and a sweet basil sauce) and the fish bao (with tempura fish, pickled apples and jalapeno mayo). Tacos at Fat Bao include the tuna tacos (with spicy tuna, Asian slaw and jalapeno mayo) and the bulgogi tacos (with Asian slaw and kimchi). For dessert, be sure to try the ice cream bao (your choice of ice cream in a lightly fried bao).
Fat Bao, 3355 Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX, USA, +1 281 313 0697
Aura Brasserie is an upscale restaurant known for its great service and delicious food. Open for both lunch and dinner during the week and for brunch on Sunday, Aura Brasserie’s menus offer a wide array of dishes. Aura Brasserie’s chef, Perrier, a native of Lyon, France, and is known for his talent for combining classical French bistro cooking with Southwestern, Asian and South American inspired dishes. For dinner, try delectable meals like the Lemon Sole (with spinach, lobster sauce and a crisp potato crust) or the Dijon-crusted pork shank with truffle macaroni and cheese. At the Sunday brunch, Aura Brasserie serves meals such as crème brulee-battered coconut-brioche French toast or buffalo sliders with cheddar cheese and caramelized onions.
Aura Brasserie, 15977 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX, USA, +1 281 403 2872
Mosset Wine Bar & Grille
Mosset Wine Bar & Grille is a ‘New American’ restaurant inspired by Latin American and European gastronomy. According to their website, the founders chose the name ‘mosset’ (meaning ‘small bites’ in Catalan) to express their wish to provide guests with ‘a small bite of America’s melting pot of cultures’. With a contemporary, urban atmosphere, a selection of fine wines, delicious food and live music every Friday and Saturday night, Mosset Wine Bar & Grille is the perfect place for a date night or an evening of delightful dining. Entrees at Mosset include lobster ravioli with lobster cognac cream sauce, herb-crusted Australian lamb chops and braised boneless short ribs. Or visit Mosset during happy hour and enjoy the restaurant’s delicious bar bites, like the ‘pork lollipops’ (roasted bone-in pork shanks with a bourbon glaze) or the ‘pinchos de carne’ (beef tenderloin tips with pesto grilled vegetables and fried polenta).
Mosset Wine Bar & Grille, 14019 Southwest Fwy., Sugar Land, TX, USA, +1 281 201 8296
Nikoz Fusion Grill
Nikoz Fusion Grill is a Mediterranean, Greek and Asian fusion restaurant that offers an array of appetizers, salads, desserts and chicken, meat, vegetable and seafood dishes. Start the meal with hummus with pita bread, delicious samosas or yucca fries. Delicious entrees at Nikoz include Burmese noodles with chicken (cooked in coconut milk and spices), grilled goat chops and grilled Asian-style whitefish on basmati rice. Nikoz is particularly known for its veggie sampler, delicious gyros, beef and chicken kabobs with cilantro cream sauce, spanakopita and friendly staff. End the dining experience with one of their desserts, like the funnel cake sundae, baklava or mango or pistachio Indian ice cream, called ‘kulfi.’
Nikoz Fusion Grill, 16754 Southwest Fwy., Sugar Land, TX, USA, +1 281 313 0325
Azuma on the Lake
Azuma on the Lake is an upscale sushi restaurant and bar with great atmosphere due to its beautiful dining rooms and large patio on the lake. Starters at Azuma include delicious lobster macaroni and cheese, pork dumplings, Madai truffle sashimi and a variety of vegetable tempura. Try the ‘dobin mushi’ a classic Japanese mushroom teapot soup, or a marinated seaweed salad to accompany one of Azuma’s many delicious entrees. Such entrees include udon noodle meals, ‘kitchen cuisine’ meals (like the orange ginger chicken) and specialty rolls (like the ‘crazy Irishmen roll’ with salmon, tuna and avocado flash-fried in soy paper with spicy mayo). At lunchtime, try the chef’s daily sushi special with four special selections of nigiri, or the kitchen feature bento box.
Azuma on the Lake, 15830 Southwesty Fwy., Sugar Land, TX, USA, +1 281 313 0518
With authentic food and decoration, Bombay Palace strives to give customers authentic home-cooked Indian dishes with a genuine Indian dining experience. For an appetizer, try the mushroom masala (pan seared with diced bell peppers and tomatoes in a spicy sauce) or the chicken achari (grilled chicken cubes in exotic pickle spices). Favourites at Bombay include the rhogan josh curry, the chicken chettinad curry and the boti kabab masala (grilled lamb in a curry sauce). Bombay Palace also serves Tandoori meals, such as Chilean sea bass with mushroom biryani and garlic spinach or masala grilled tilapia (with marinated ginger and yogurt). Check online for Bombay’s featured and newly added dishes.
Bombay Palace, 15295 Southwest Fwy., Sugar Land, TX, USA, +1 281 325 0071