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$70  + Tax/Tip
Tue, 9/26
8:00 PM


5-Course Japanese Meets Taiwanese Tasting Event

Opened just shy of a year ago, this exciting eatery specializing in Japanese ramen and Taiwanese iron plate dishes vaulted onto both Infatuation’s “Best New Restaurants in Houston” and “Best in Chinatown” Lists. The word “yori” in Japanese means “closer, intimate,” and that is the key to Toyori’s ambience. Executive Chef Mingyan “Max” Zou was born in Taiwan and graduated from the esteemed National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, the pinnacle of that nation’s culinary education. He then pursued specialized training in ramen-making at the Yamato Seisakusho Corporation in Kagawa, Japan and worked for two years at Michelin-Starred Ichiran, the renowned Japanese ramen restaurant. In 2020, Chef Zou headed for America and fulfilled his dream of opening his first authentic ramen restaurant in Houston. His dedication lies in using traditional techniques, allowing American guests to savor the most authentic taste of Japanese ramen. “[Toyori’s] quality and consistency are what keep us coming back for bowl after bowl,” raves Infatuation, and we are eager to have what they’re having!

About the Host:

Mingyan Zou

Executive Chef

Hailing from Taiwan, Chef Mingyan "Max" Zou graduated from the esteemed National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, the pinnacle of culinary education there, before moving to Japan to specialize in ramen-making. After honing his craft at renowned Michelin-Starred Ichiran, he immigrated to the US in 2020.

The Lineup

All courses will be individually plated.

  1. Lone Star Infused Japanese Salad

    texas specialty grapefruit, chef's choice seafood

  2. Tempura, Toyori Style

    crispy prawn, local market vegetables

  3. Sizzling Wagyu Steak

    housemade steak sauce

  4. Paitan Chicken Ramen

    12-hour broth, seasonal fruits & vegetables

  5. Purple Sweet Potato Mont Blanc

    housemade whipped cream


Suite 306, 9889 Bellaire Blvd

Houston, TX 77036

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.
Does this restaurant serve alcoholic beverages?
This restaurant is a BYO establishment, so please feel free to bring your own alcoholic beverages.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
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. Additionally, please note this restaurant is BYOB, so make sure to bring your own wine and/or beer if you'd like!
Can I bring guests who are not members to this event?
Yep! Members are able to purchase up to 3 guest tickets to this event (based on availability). However, guest tickets are $20 more than member tickets ($85 + tax/tip), and guests will not be allowed entry to the event unless they're accompanied by a member.
Will this event be handicap acccessible?
According to the restaurant, this event is handicap accessible. If applicable however, please email [email protected] with your needs to ensure proper accommodations.
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, or garlic 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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