Bar at Soma Sushi


Chef Jason Hauck and Mixologist James Watkins of Soma Sushi - Houston, TX

4820 Washington Avenue
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-2726
Hours: Mon-Wed 11:30am-12am; Thurs-Fri 11:30am-1am; Sat 12pm-1am; Sun 12pm-10pm

Beverage director James Watkins takes great pride in his knowledge of all things alcoholic, and he works closely with Chef Jason Hauck to build a spirits program that complements the restaurant’s eclectic Japanese-French fusion fare. The relaxed bar is a good match for the upscale casual, youthful vibe at the restaurant, and Watkins crafts cocktails with attention to detail and a lively palate. The chili-infused Bloody Buddy actually has a following (mostly heat-addicted Houstonians, though we recommend to it to anyone within 100 miles), and the restaurant offers an impressive sake menu for which Watkins proves an adept source of knowledge.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Infusion Aviation: Yuzu Infused Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette, Terra Spice Morello Cherry Extract, and Edible Orchid Garnish
  • Bloody Buddy: Chili Pepper-infused Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Celery Flag Garnish

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