Top 10 Restaurants in Greenway Plaza

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Kimchi cheese fries at Kobecue.
6. Kobecue

Hot and trendy Korean fusion food isn't just found in food trucks; Kobecue offers a brick-and-mortar location on Richmond at Weslayan for you to get your kimchi fix. Pork and short rib tacos are among the most popular items, served with cilantro, onion and lime just like you'd find at a taco truck. But the real star here is a paper boat of kimchi-covered cheese fries. Drizzle some sweet, vinegary bibimbap sauce on top for a unique combination of flavors.

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5. Ragin Cajun

If, for some reason, you can't find Ragin Cajun (it hasn't moved in over three decades...), just look for the huge red crawfish covered in Christmas lights next to the railroad tracks. Inside, you'll find picnic-style seating and walls adorned with Mardi Gras, LSU and various other Louisiana paraphernalia. If the counter service in the main dining area isn't your preference, there is a smaller table-service area to the right as you enter towards the back of the restaurant. Happy hour happens every weekday starting at 3 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m., except on Mondays, when it lasts until closing. I've been ordering the boudin links and red beans and rice since I was a kid, and my love for both has never waned.

4. Thai Cottage

Thai Cottage offers a thoughtfully heat-indexed menu (and trust me -- trust them when they try to warn you "five pepper too spicy!"). Standouts include the crispy crab meat and cream cheese rolls with a spicy-sweet raisin sauce, and the velvety tom kha soup: chicken chunks and enoki mushrooms swimming in coconut milk spiked with lime juice and lemongrass. Diners choose their own degree of heat for red or green Thai curries; on the one- to five-pepper scale, three will gently prickle your scalp.

3. LA Bar

The elegant older sister to Ragin' Cajun (the ultra-relaxed Cajun hotspot next door that's been owned by the Mandola family since 1974), LA Bar features many of Ragin Cajun's best menu items in a much nicer setting. Dark wood tones, chandeliers and a chic full-service bar highlight the grown-up space, while entrées such as a bone-in Cajun rib eye and barbecued blue crabs serve as a reminder that this is still a solidly Louisiana spot.


Location Info

Venue

Map

Greenway Coffee

5 E. Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX

Category: General

Skewers Cafe & Grill

3991 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Oishii Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

3764 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Pepper Tree Veggie Cuisine

3821 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Kobecue - CLOSED

3957 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Nielsen's Delicatessen

4500 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Ragin Cajun

4302 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Thai Cottage

3995 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

LA Bar

4302 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Oporto Cafe

3833 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Tony's Restaurant

3755 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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15 comments
ryburns
ryburns

An honorable mention to the $1.50 1/4 pound hot dog & bottomless soda at Costco and the fabulous kolaches at The Kolache Shoppe.

Kylejack
Kylejack topcommenter

Chilantro. That's what this list is missing. They park at Richmond and Timmons.

conebaby
conebaby topcommenter

Just tried Skewers & really enjoyed it. Wondered about Kobecue, will definitely have to try it now!

succulent
succulent

I feel like this is a case of "every kid gets a trophy just for playing". 

Joëlle Eid
Joëlle Eid

Live. And hell yes, this list is perfect. Oishii, Oporto, Kobecue. Things I like. Thanks for this and Upper Kirby list.

Kylejack
Kylejack topcommenter

Gah, the 59 boundary disqualifies 100% Taquito!

kejo66
kejo66

Is Ousie's Table in this region?

Averylyssa
Averylyssa

Thanks for this list. My office is moving out of Greenway and this list reminded of me of places that I must go eat at before it's no longer convenient. Perfect timing too. 

ecnordstrom
ecnordstrom

Little Jimmy's Deli merits an honorable mention. Just say no to #BigSandwich

kshilcutt
kshilcutt moderator editor

@Kylejack I need to figure out what that area of town is, because a lot of my go-to restaurants are over there -- 100% Taquito among them. I love their elotes...

kshilcutt
kshilcutt moderator editor

@kejo66 Nope! That's in what I would consider the River Oaks area.

FattyFatBastard
FattyFatBastard topcommenter

@kshilcutt @Kylejack Just Call it the West University area/corridor.  My complex is "the village at West U" and it is across the street from 100% taquito. 

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