Izakaya Wa

Izakaya Wa

Izakaya Wa Restaurant in Houston

If you're looking for an authentic Japanese dining experience in Houston, Izakaya Wa is the place to be. Located at 12665 Memorial Drive, this establishment is the city's first and only Japanese-owned and operated restaurant. "Izakaya Wa" comes from the traditional izakaya setting, a casual environment for enjoying food and drinks. The word "Wa" represents Japan and also means harmony.

You can expect fresh, clean cuts of the finest fish and various Japanese-style tapas at Izakaya Wa. The menu offers many options, including sushi, sashimi, tempura, yakitori, and more. The restaurant also serves Japanese beer, sake, and other beverages to complement your meal. The atmosphere is casual and inviting, perfect for a night out with friends or a date night.

If you're looking for a unique and authentic Japanese dining experience in Houston, Izakaya Wa is the place to go. Conveniently located in the Memorial area, this restaurant offers a cozy, intimate atmosphere that will transport you to Japan.

Once you arrive, you'll be greeted by the warm and welcoming staff who will show you to your table. The restaurant is small and intimate, with a cozy, relaxed atmosphere that makes you feel right at home.

Izakaya Wa is the perfect spot whether you're looking for a romantic dinner for two or a fun night out with friends. So why come and experience the authentic flavors of Japan at Izakaya Wa today?


  • Japanese
  • Asian Fusion


  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Tapas / Small Plates
  • Solo dining
  • Sashimi

Special Diets

  • Gluten-free options
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Seafood

Features / Amenities

  • Outdoor seating
  • Takeout
  • Family-friendly atmosphere
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Parking facilities
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Sushi bar
  • Serves Alcohol
  • Table Service
  • Moderate Noise
  • Good For Kids
  • Good for Groups
  • Private Lot Parking
  • Open to All
  • Staff wears masks
  • Casual
  • All staff fully vaccinated
  • Waiter Service
  • Takes Reservations
  • Beer & Wine Only
  • Casual dining
  • Large group friendly
  • TV
  • Fast service
  • Good for Dinner
  • Dine-in
  • Cosy
  • Comfort food
  • Good for Lunch
  • Seating
  • Gift Cards Available
  • Romantic
  • Varied Menu
  • Friendly Staff
  • Roadside collection

Modes of Payment

  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Contactless Payments


What is Izakaya Wa?

Izakaya Wa is a Japanese restaurant in Houston, known for its traditional Izakaya-style dining. It offers a diverse menu of Japanese dishes and beverages in a cozy, informal setting.

Do I need to make a reservation at Izakaya Wa?

It's a good idea to make a reservation, especially during peak dining hours, to secure a table. You can contact the restaurant directly or make a reservation online if available.

What type of cuisine does Izakaya Wa serve?

Izakaya Wa primarily serves Japanese cuisine, including sushi, sashimi, yakitori (grilled skewers), tempura, ramen, and various small plates. They also have a selection of sake, beer, and cocktails.

Does Izakaya Wa offer takeout or delivery services?

Yes, Izakaya Wa typically offers takeout and delivery services. You can order your favorite Japanese dishes and have them delivered to your doorstep or ready for pickup.

What is the operating hours of the Restaurant Izakaya Wa?

The operating hours of the Restaurant Izakaya Wa are:
Monday: CLOSED
11:30 am–2:00  pm
5:00 pm–10:00 pm
11:30 am–2:00  pm
5:00 pm–10:00 pm
11:30 am–2:00  pm
5:00 pm–10:00 pm
11:30 am–2:00  pm
5:00 pm–10:00 pm
11:30 am–2:00  pm
5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sunday: 5:00pm–9:00  pm

Izakaya Wa 2 reviews

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2 reviews
  • Michael Jordon

    Do make reservation before you come. Walk-in can get you wait in line for long time.
    Food is absolutely stunning. I ordered fresh grated wasabi which is totally different from synthetic wasabi. Highly recommend.

  • Lily Michelle

    The sushi here in Houston is truly exceptional. The freshness of their ingredients is unmatched, making it the best sushi experience I’ve had in the city. I’m definitely planning on returning for more!

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Contact Information

QC8R+XF Memorial, Houston, TX, USA

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Operating Hours

Business Hour

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday
    11:30 am - 02:00 pm
    05:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    11:30 am - 02:00 pm
    05:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday
    11:30 am - 02:00 pm
    05:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Friday
    11:30 am - 02:00 pm
    05:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday
    11:30 am - 02:00 pm
    05:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Sunday
    05:00 pm - 09:00 pm