Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Greenway/Upper Kirby
|Photo by Christina Uticone|
|Oishii's $1 sushi and sashimi are a must-try.|
Both of these Greenway Center sushi spots have excellent sushi ... and excellent lunch specials. Try Sushi Wabi's $7.95 set lunch (available weekdays, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.), which includes a California roll, vegetable tempura, steamed rice, and your choice of teriyaki with chicken, beef, or shrimp; or vegetable or shrimp tempura. They also offer specials ($5.95 to $7.50) including chicken fried rice and vegetable udon, complete with a miso soup or ginger house salad. The sushi itself is also a great deal, with maki rolls ranging from $2.50 to $8.50 and a 9-piece chef's selection sushi or sashimi special for $8.95.
Similarly, Oishii offers lunch specials (available weekdays,11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) like the maki combo ($7.95), a sushi plate with a spicy tuna roll, eel roll, and California roll; the broiled salmon teriyaki ($6.95), served with steamed vegetables and fluffy white rice; or our favorite, $1-per-piece sushi or sashimi, including fresh cut red snapper, smoked salmon, escolar, and more.
For these prices and flavors, you can't go wrong at either place.
Lunch is always hopping at this Greenway hotspot. And rightfully so -- the service is quick, the food is great, and the price is right. Lunch specials start at $6.25 and include a crispy spring roll, soup, and salad. Try the Southern Thai Yellow Curry ($6.75), with potatoes, carrots, red onions, and your choice of meat; or the traditional Chicken Pad Thai ($6.50), with crushed peanuts and lime. Several dishes are served on a spice scale from 1 to 5, so choose carefully and trust your instincts (and your server) when ordering.
3419 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX