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$65  + Tax/Tip
Thu, 3/30
7:00 PM

Aya Sushi

5-Course Inventive Omakase Tasting Event

Opened just this past September, this Bellaire eatery is already making quite a name for itself. Head Chef Yoshi Katsuyama, a Tokyo native who previously worked at Uchi, Aqui, and Soto Houston, is turning out sushi so good that it’s earned Aya Sushi a place on Eater’s 2023 list of “21 Standout Sushi Restaurants in Houston” and Eater’s list of “Hottest New Restaurants in Houston.” Chef Katsuyama, whose shocking pink aprons and wild sense of humor have established him as quite the entertainer, is sourcing fish directly from Japan and flying it in daily. He and his team are using these and other fresh ingredients to prepare dishes such as kanpaccio, a thinly-sliced amberjack made with green apple, seasonal caviar, and shoyu vinegar, and hamachili, with yellowtail, ponzu, garlic, and bird’s eye chili. There is even a maki named for Bellaire’s zip code, 77401, which features tuna, salmon, avocado and squid ink-dyed miso vinegar and is fried in a tempura batter. On the hot side, diners can find dishes like miso sea bass and hot stone wagyu. “Sublime,” raves Texas Monthly, and really, what more is there to say?

About the Host:

Yoshi Katsuyama

Head Chef

Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, Chef Yoshi Katsuyama first honed his craft at Soto Houston, James Beard Award-Winner Chef Paul Qui's Aqui, and Uchi before becoming Head Chef at Aya Sushi. He was voted "Best Sushi Chef" by Northern Virginia Magazine.

The Lineup

Courses #1, #2, and #4 will be served family style. Courses #3 and #5 will be served individually plated.

  1. Kanpaccio

    amberjack, green apple, shoyu vinegar, housemade yuzu kosho, ossetra caviar

  2. Cauliflower Tempura

    dashi, togarashi

  3. Chef's Choice Nigiri

    assorted fish, rice

  4. Momo Maki

    makimono with hamachi, avocado, chives, pink soy paper, ginger dressing

  5. Aya's Dessert Trio

    kohi ju: coffee crepe cake | miso san ban: apple pie, miso ice cream, miso caramel | green tea-ramisu: green tea, ladyfingers, mascarpone cheese

Restaurant Covid 19 Policy

At this event, we will do our best to accommodate requests for separate tables, assuming the space allows for them. Courses #1, #2, and #4 will be served family style. Courses #3 and #5 will be served individually plated. As per local guidelines, as well as the restaurant's own policy, attendees will not be required to present proof of vaccination for entry.

Aya Sushi

5407 Bellaire Blvd Suite A

Bellaire, TX 77401

Event FAQs

Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $85 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event, we will be able to accommodate most dietary restrictions and food allergies except for those with dairy, gluten, soy, vegetarian, nuts/seeds, raw fish, or mushroom restrictions. Please make sure to Update Your Dietary Restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are.

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