If you're looking for a new spot to go with your lunch crew, Blackbird Izakaya has you covered. This rather new, casual Japanese restaurant is perfect if you're wanting something a little more exotic to spice up your work day.
While there are traditional noodles and rice offerings, the menu mainly consists of hot and cold small plates that are meant to be shared. This is my personal favorite way to dine, so I have the opportunity to try more things on the menu. Hot tip: make sure you're bringing along coworkers or friends that are open to sharing!
SMALL HOT PLATES
BUFFALO TORI KARAAGE || Deep fried kimchi marinated chicken
SCALLOP UNI/IKURA || Char-grilled scallop
SMALL COLD PLATES
POTATO SALAD || Japanese style potato salad with soft poached egg
DAILY FRESH SASHIMI SELECTION || Chef's Choice of selected fish
NOODLE AND RICE
TONKOTSU RAMEN || 12 hour pork broth, pork chashu, marinated egg, wood mushroom, scallions
CARBONARA DI UNI || Spaghetti with creamy sea urchin sauce topped with fresh sea urchin
CURRY RICE || Japanese curry served with rice
SPAGHETTI MENTAI || Squid ink spaghetti with spicy marinated capelin roe topped with garlic chips and scallions
Just as their food, the space is very aesthetically pleasing. Love the wooden elements combined with the pops of red! They incorporated both traditional and modern Japanese decor extremely well, and it definitely adds to the whole experience.
There's a separate space with all wooden furniture and floor to ceiling glass walls, as well. The light comes in beautifully at about mid-day!
1221 W 11th St
Houston, TX 77008