7111 Rancho Mission Drive
Houston, TX 77083
Phone: (832) 379-2800
Fax: (832) 379-2806
Make sure you do not miss this cozy restaurant nestled among the department stores in the bustling Pavillion Center. A large dining area with plenty of tables ensures that you will seldom have to worry about those irritating, lengthy waits. It is perfect for families dining with impatient little ones. Lunch specials are served here. For a special treat, try the pot stickers or the hot and sour soup. Both are highly praised by the regulars. So for good quality meals head down to King Wok , you won't be disappointed.
Rice Bowl Chinese Restaurant offers a nice, casual atmosphere that the entire family will enjoy. Offering both Chinese and Indonesian delicacies, this restaurant promises a tasty meal at affordable prices. The all-you-can-eat buffet is set up on most days, so do not be surprised to see a crowd during peak dining times. If you are not interested in the buffet, you can order an assortment of items from the menu, including spicy grilled chicken and fried fish. Special combination plates include traditional beef, pork, chicken and shrimp preparations.
As soon as you walk through the door, you will feel like you have been transported to Mexico. A plethora of Mexican souvenirs, pictures, statues and handmade items adorn the walls of the restaurant. The dining area is a little small, but it is cozy, and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. Flamenco music and dancing are provided on special nights. Beef and chicken fajitas are the house favorites, but the enchiladas certainly should not be ignored. Served with your choice of four sauces, they are a nice tribute to more traditional south-of-the-border cuisine. If you go in for lunch, take advantage of one of the delicious, money-saving lunch specials.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu- their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
In Texas, everything is more casual, even date night. A typical dinner and show at the Drafthouse is really a pitcher of one of their many great beers on tap (including a fine selection of seasonal and micro brews) accompanied by an appetizer of Apocalypse Now hot wings or jalapeno poppers; followed by the Moonstruck Margherita pizza or the grilled chicken pesto pasta and ending with the perfect slice of pecan pie a la mode or The Five Dollar Milkshake. All while enjoying the latest blockbuster or Indie movie of your choice. Frequent drafters should join the Beer Hunter Club for free swag for every 30 draughts.
Chinese food is so much more than the standard dozen or two Americanized lunch special dishes that come accompanied by colorless fried rice and a greasy egg roll. Jade Garden is a bustling Sugarland hotspot, especially on the weekends. you can get a group together and share a table full of dim sum, essentially Hong Kong style tapas. You can also get the most delicious steamed veggies, thick and semitransparent dumplings, and for the adventurous eaters, there is scrumptious chicken feet. They have plenty of traditional noodle dishes too. - Adam Rosen
Imagine a fresh-baked, moist pita wrapped around a huge portion of juicy, spiced slivers of delicately seared, tender lamb with plump tomato, firm cuts of red cabbage, and fresh chili sauce. If you haven't had the pleasure of eating Middle Eastern food, go to Arpi's for a Lebanese shawarma - the hamburger of the Middle East. Although served commonly as street food on the other side of the world, West Houston's Arpi's is a beautiful modern deli that authentically cooks the meat on a specially designed spinning oven for hours - just like in Turkey or Lebanon. The chicken and beef shawarmas are also delicious, but the slightly crisp lamb is absolutely stunning. Save room for smooth gelato for dessert to make a perfect meal. -Adam Rosen
This mammoth, two-story dining extravaganza is located in Hong Kong City Mall in Houston’s new Chinatown. Ocean Palace is known for their dim sum, which is served in the second floor ballroom. A table for ten is a common sight. Patrons pack the immense space, eagerly eating while watching for the ladies pushing carts filled with tins of savory and sweet morsels. No need to know the language. Just point, nod, and say how many to get what you like. Those looking for a more refined dining experience will enjoy dinner downstairs any day of the week with delicious Chinese food staples as well as fresh seafood picked straight from the tank. -Gemma Amato
After undergoing renovation, Denis' Seafood has enhanced its classic appeal with the addition of elaborate crown molding and a mahogany bar. Its popularity with both the business class and families continues to grow. The focus of the menu is seafood with a Cajun/Creole twist. Prices hit in a broad range and a glass of house wine is available for moderate prices. The fresh seafood catch of the day is just one of many items that will justify the expense.
If appearances matter a lot to you, then this simple Vietnamese eatery is not the place for you. Thien Thanh is known for their banh cuon - a north Vietnam delicacy which is a kind of rice noodle roll, barbecued pork, shrimp pho and noodles. For the adventurer diner there are things like the water beetle dipping sauce that you can try. Don't forget to carry cash as they don't accept credit cards.
Round up the kids and bring them along for this dining experience. The rustic interior boasts metal paraphernalia from years gone by, inspiring a lot of friendly conversation. A play area in the back contains some games for the kids, but not so many that the noise level is intolerable. Steaks, fish, chicken, fajitas and burgers are all mesquite-grilled and extremely popular. Items for the kids are ample and a steal at a very low price. Wash it all down with a cold bottle of beer or a nice glass of wine.