Uptown Sushi

1131 Uptown Park Blvd, Ste 14 | Houston, TX 77056

L.A.-caliber atmosphere reels in the late-night crowd at this Uptown Park hot spot.

Aquatic accents like jellyfish-inspired lighting and a stunning mother of pearl sushi bar add to the sleek, modern décor. A pulsing club soundtrack sets the tone for the trendy, upscale crowd. Consider the curious seating a yin and yang thing--soft, high-backed suede benches offset by unyielding plastic chairs.

Start with the highly addictive rib-eye beef rolls, thin slices of tender beef wrapped around avocados and sweet Japanese yams. East meets Gulf Coast with the egg roll prawns--shrimp battered in crushed fortune cookies with a tangy apricot salsa. Asian-inspired seafood and steak entrees hold their own against the sushi bar menu, highlights of which include the utterly decadent toro and escolar tuna flown in from Spain. For specialty rolls, try the Lickety Split--tuna and crawfish roll topped with spicy tuna, yellowtail, salmon and avocado. Cooked fish fans have the Millennium roll with peppercorn-seared tuna drizzled with ponzu and sesame oil.

Things really start to heat up later in the evening, so if you're looking for a trendy scene, plan to hang out in the bar area and enjoy a cocktail or two before dinner. Reservations are only accepted until 7 p.m.