Food & Drink

The 8 best foods on a stick in Houston

Published On 11/26/2014 Published On 11/26/2014
John Lee
Paula Murphy
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Yelp/Racquel D.
Américas
Mojeauxs Louisiana Drinkery
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Kata Robata Sushi + Grill
Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine
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1. Lillo & Ella 2307 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77008 (The Greater Heights)

At Lillo & Ella you can expect delicious takes on pan-asian street food from Chef and owner Kevin Naderi, like crispy Vietnamese chicken wings, braised bacon bao, Thai muu noodles, and blue crab fried rice.

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2. Mojeauxs Lousiana Drinkery 2024 Rusk St, Houston, TX 77003 (Downtown)

Mojeaux’s Louisiana Drinkery offers up a great beer selection, awesome cocktails (including the Bloody Mojeaux, with shrimp an burgers on it!), and delicious wings & waffles.

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3. Tiger Den 9889 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036

Tiger Den is making waves for a style of ramen most commonly seen in the city of Fukuoka with housemade noodles that are thinner, firmer, and straighter than most. But there's also a huge, delicious selection of yakitori with special glazes, marinades, oils and seasonings.

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4. Kata Robata 3600 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098

Kata Robata is Houston’s preeminent sushi and Japanese tapas restaurant, featuring a signature menu from Executive Chef Manabu “Hori” Horiuchu. On offer is a creative array of Japanese fare inflected with French flavors, evident in dishes like foie gras and duck chawanmushi -- a Japanese-style egg custard -- and miso lobster mac and cheese. The menu’s crown jewel is its 72-hour slow-cooked Texas Kobe beef skewer, which is impeccably succulent and tender. Finally, you’ll want to take advantage of Kata Robata’s sushi offerings; create endless permutations of seafood like spicy chopped scallop, New Zealand king salmon, fatty tuna, and others.

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5. Aladdin's Mediterranean Cuisine 912 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006 (Montrose)

Aladdin offers up a delicious hybrid of Greek and Mediterranean food, including lamb kabobs that are meltingly tender. It's not just kabobs that keep Houstonians pouring into this Montrose cafeteria-style spot, though -- there's also fall-off-the-bone lamb shank, and it's BYOB. You'll be greeted by a colorful Mediterranean spread when you enter, which includes plenty of meatless dishes that'll more than satisfy the vegetarians in your group, such as spicy hummus and cream baba ghanoush, tabouli, and falafel.

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