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Since 1986, Naomitsu Yoshida has been striving to bring the most authentic Japanese food to the people of Houston. "Nippon" is the traditional Japanese word for Japan. Born in 1948 in Hokkaido, Japan, Mr. Yoshida journeyed throughout Japan studying its various regional dishes, since he dreamed of sharing the wonders of Japanese cuisine with the rest of the world. He then traveled all over the world trying to find the most suitable location to open his restaurant. In 1986, Mr. Yoshida established Nippon Restaurant in Houston, Texas, and since then he has raised the standard of Japanese cuisine in the Bayou City. For the past 30 years, the Yoshida Family has been dedicated to providing Houstonians with the most authentic & delicious Japanese cuisine. We thank you for your patronage, and we hope to provide you with a true "taste of Japan" through each of our carefully prepared dishes.
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I had the pleasure of being their first customer on opening day in 1986. Working on a project at the school across the street with three other gentlemen from Chicago! We were greeted by this elegantly dressed Japanese Lady who informed us that they were noT open until 11 am for lunch. But she informed up that the Sushi Bar was open upstairs! Met Mr. Yoshida and we starting on what turned into four-hour lunch! I have been a regular customer until the present day! Four Generations of our family dine there regularly!! The best Japanese cuisine outside of Japan!!
Pros: Over the 34 years, we have developed a great friendship with the family!!
Cons: This new location has a small parking lot, but you learn how to work it to your advantage when you become a regular customer