Sapporo Japanese Restaurant Preparing To Rub Shoulders with Barnaby’s Across from Market Square Park

Update, 1 pm, March 21: The numbers of Sapporo restaurants under the same ownership but with different names have been clarified.

Now on its way to the former Fusion Taco space shown shaded by trees and orange awnings next to Barnaby’s in the photo at top: Sapporo Japanese Sushi & Bar. The restaurant’s spot in the Henry Henke Building on the corner of Congress and Milam — across from Market Square Park — will be its second location with this specific name; its first is just off the western end of Woodlands Pkwy. Two other Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse & Bar restaurants are also located in the Houston area.

Fusion Taco opened at 801 Congress in 2013. Here’s what the view east from its sidewalk seating area looked like before the place shuttered:


Second- and third-story office spaces are currently up for lease in the structure.

Photos: LoopNet (building); Siobahn F. (patio); John A. (entrance)

Fusion Taco Turnover

6 Comment

  • Sapporo Hibachi Express will likely open at 3600 FM 1488 Suite 105, Conroe, TX soon.

  • I went into Fusion Tacos once! When I walked around inside my feet stuck to the floor. Food was meh! Surprised they lasted as long as they did.

  • I loved fusion taco but it took 30+ min to find parking and Uber Eats would take over an hour to deliver.

  • I like Fusion Taco, and they’re still open on North Main. They consolidated into that location after the building was damaged in Harvey.

  • This will be their 4th location.

    It’s amazing what Google Maps can do for fact checking lazy writers

  • Fusion taco had the WORST service for any restaurant I’ve ever dealt with, bar none. Note to restaurateurs, yelling at your customers, and screaming profanities at your staff with a restaurant full of children is bad business on a number of levels..