When a foundation of one culture gets the accents of another, you get something like MashaSushi. If you were looking forward to lunch and decided to have some lavish Japanese dishes in the US, Masa Sushi is the place to be.

You will find the food of your preference ( that both tastes and smells good) and an elegant place to spend your afternoons or evenings.

So, if you are ready to experience the excellence of both American and Japanese culinary arts at the same place, then you are at the right place. Let me give you an introduction to MasaSushi.

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About MasaSushi

Masa means graceful and elegant. This popular restaurant boasts a very contemporary American decoration with splashes of Japanese flavor all over. Not just the decoration, the place combines the traditional Japanese recipe with the conventional American culinary arts.  Their menu combines the best of both cultures to bring out something very exquisite in taste, flavor, and smell.

ShiXin Zhou founded a restaurant in the US in 1994 and founded his first restaurant in 2000. The founder believes that a blend of both American and Asian culinary arts can be a perfect match for a great plate of food served on the table.

He speaks from his years of experience as a Sushi safe. He has been doing it for almost 30 years, and the result of his experience is Masa. However, he sold the restaurant in 2004.

Masa Sushi Locations  

Masa Sushi Locations

Masa only has three locations open in different parts of the United States.

  1. Clear Lake
  2. Dickenson
  3. Friendswood

Clear Lake  

Masa Sushi - Houston

977 Nasa Pkwy

Houston, TX 77058

Their locations at Clear Lake have limited space for reservation. It is one of the best sushi bars you will find close to you. You can book reservations for up to 20 people. Their reservation time usually shows between 6:15 PM  and 7:45 PM.

If you are planning a date, then it can be your Sushi bar of choice.  You can ask for side dishes,  fully cooked tasty Japanese foods, or order Japanese or select from the fashionable lists of wine. Also, you are free to arrive flaunting casual attires.


Masa Sushi - Dickinson

1804 W Fm 646

Dickinson, TX 77539

The reservation time for the Dickinson location of Masa Sushi is the same as their Clear Lake location. But you can book reservations for up to 18 people only. Of course, traditional Japanese sushi and Sashimi options are available. But you can also try Japanese-French-American fusion delicacies.

Whether you want a fully cooked meal or some side dishes, the possibilities are too many. The cozy ambiance of the place might keep you returning. Oh, I almost forgot, they also have generous reward programs for returning customers.


Masa Sushi - Friendswood

1788 S Friendswood Dr

Friendswood, TX 77546.

You can also visit the Friendswood location of Masa Sushi. They offer reservations for up to 25 people. They also keep the promise of serving modern, and Traditional Ginjo flavored sakes. Also, the food, the appetizers, and the side dishes never stop amazing me.

Masa Sushi Menu  

Masa Sushi Menu  

All talk about the place and nothing about the food! No, I can’t do that to my readers. Here is a list of the lunches, appetizers, and other dishes you can order at Masa.


The appetizers at Masa are both tasty and affordable. The dishes are made using fresh ingredients like avocado, jalapeno, cilantro, sesame seeds, eel sauce, spicy mayo,  smelt roe, and crispy wonton chips.

⦿ Tuna Poke Nacho ($14.99)

⦿ Japan Nacho ($9.99)

⦿ Tuna Tartare ($10.99)

⦿ Masa Tower ($12.99)

⦿ Ceviche ($12.99)


The appetizers are great, but the lunch dishes are what I am a fan of. You can order different Japanese-flavored dishes with beef, chicken, salmon, Tempura, and mushrooms. The flavor of Japanese traditional culinary arts is evident in all of them.

⦿ Shrimp Sauteed ($15.50)

⦿ Chicken Teriyaki ($14.99)

⦿ Chicken Katsu ($14.99)

⦿ Beef Teriyaki ($16.99)

⦿ Grilled Salmon ($16.50)

⦿ Shrimp Tempura ($15.50)

⦿ Ton (Pork) Katsu ($13.99)

Sushi & Sashimi  

Sushi & Sashimi  

There is no way I forget Sushi. It was my main reason for reviewing this place. You can order from the below-mentioned Sushi dishes here –

⦿ California ($4.50 / 5.99)

⦿ hamachi tataki ( $4.50 / 8.99)

⦿ Vegetable ($4.50 / 7.99)

⦿ Spicy Tuna( $4.50 / 9.99)

⦿ spicy salmon ($4.50/ 9.99)

⦿ spicy scallop ($5.95/ $12.99)

Masa Sushi Time   

I have discussed their reservation slots. However, three of the Masa Sushi locations remain open throughout the week.  Here is a timetable to help.

Monday11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Tuesday11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Thursday11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Saturday11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday11:00 AM to 10:00 PM 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):-

Here are some popular questions people usually ask on the internet. I have provided helpful answers to these questions.

Q1. Who Owns Masa? 

Ans: The popular Masa restaurant is owned by  Masa Takayama. He is a former chef who started a restaurant.

Q2. Is Masa A Michelin Star? 

Ans: If Masayoshi Takayama was former Japanese born in 1954. He is the owner of the three-Michelin-starred Sushi and Japanese restaurant located in Manhattan, New York.

Q3. Who Is Masa Sushi Chef’s Daughter?  

Ans: The daughter of Masa Sushi owner Masa Takayama is Catherine Takayama. She is also a chef. Catherine is the pastry chef at French Laundry.

Bottom Line  

Whether you want Sushi or want to try out other tasty traditional Japanese food, you can try out any of the Masa Sushi locations. The food tastes great, and the environment and the ambiance of the place are cozy and comfortable. It might make you want to return again. Also, the food is not overpriced.

I hope that you have found the information you were looking for. However, if you have any further queries about the same, you can ask us in the comment section.

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