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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
7.1
8.0
$85
World fusion’s alive and (fairly) well in this cool, contemporary space

Masraff’s embodies the upmarket experience of the booming late ’80s through mid ’90s, when Asian fusion was hot, seasonality wasn’t a concern, and Dadaist platings were often more impressive than the balance of flavors within. That’s not to say it doesn’t enjoy its merits—in fact, we’ve had a few pretty enjoyable dishes here, and there are private meeting rooms that make it ideal for business functions when you want (or need) dispirited execs to feel like Gordon Gekko.

The space is… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
7.0
$10
Inside a run-down Chinatown dive lies a one-way ticket to Vietnam

This cuisine is capable of so much sensory stimulation, so many aromatic peaks and succulent, complex valleys, that even the least mind-blowing renditions tend to turn people on for life. In that case, Que Huong may well convince you to just sell the store and move to Vietnam for good. At first glance, it seems like any other Chinatown restaurant, beaten down and caked with dust and grease. But this eatery is in fact superlative. Order by numbers, or better… [More]