Hando Houston, Hando

Japanese Hand Rolls Arrive to The Heights

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Hand Rolls are one of the simplest ways to enjoy Japanese style fish and at Hando they resemble an uncut sushi roll. A piece of raw fish is wrapped in toasted seaweed with warm rice. The concept is straightforward but anything at boring. When you enter Hando you will won’t find tables or a hostess stand but instead a large U shaped bar and sheets of paper where you check off which rolls and small plates you would like and find a seat at the 22-seat bar.

Imagine being in of one of Japan’s large fish markets and finding a bar in the middle of it where you could sit and enjoy some of the freshest seafood in its simplest form. That’s what eating at Hando is like.

 Jason Andaya, Founding Partner

You can order Handokase, which features 3, 4 and 5-piece combinations, as well as à la carte hand rolls and other hot and cold snacks. Including, Chips and Dip (edamame avocado creme fraiche), Brussel Sprouts (bonito flakes, aonori, Japanese mayo, katsu sauce), Miso Soup and more.

Hando’s cocktail program is creative and pairs perfectly with the menu. Highlights include the Little Death (Japanese gin, cognac,aguafaba, lemon and lavender) and Hando Clarified Milk Punch (rum, mezcal, cognac, house spices, citric and milk).

Stop by this new Heights hot spot, Sunday through Thursday 11am – 10pm and Friday + Saturday 11am – 11pm.

All Photos Courtesy of Al Torres Photography

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