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Houston’s Original Sushi Rebels Expand, Open New Restaurant in Mixed-Use Mecca

Husband-and-Wife Entrepreneurs Vow to Keep Surprising

BY // 10.02.19

The creative chefs behind Houston’s Uptown Sushi are making moves. After 15 years of reinventing what sushi can be in the Bayou City, Peggy and Daniel Chang are unveiling plans for an all-new sushi spot in Spring Woods’ CityPlace.

Sushi Rebel is taking its proven tactic to the max.

“We chose the name Sushi Rebel because we did not want to be tied down to just Japanese cuisine. We are definitely going to try to push the bounds by making people rethink what a sushi restaurant could be,” Peggy Chang tells PaperCity.

Some highlights of this new Sushi Rebel’s menu include a crudo plate with snapper sashimi, citrus caviar and ponzu sauce, and a shrimp tempura specialty roll with avocado. For the rest of the dishes, details TBD, you can bank on cross-cultural flavors served from lunch to late in the night.

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The Changs are redefining sushi. (Photo by Alex Montoya)

The Changs’ culinary philosophy is short but sweet: quality ingredients, no short cuts. It’s the kind of approach that Houstonians from all over can appreciate.

“We respect our Houston diners because they are so knowledgeable,” Peggy says.

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The food is just one of the Changs’ four focused restaurant components. In all, they concentrate on food, atmosphere, service and value.

“We want all of our customers leaving Sushi Rebel feeling that we’ve hit the mark on all four components,” Peggy says.

The Changs are going for a hip, cozy and comfortable vibe for the new 3,378-square-foot ground floor space at 1700 Lake Plaza Drive. With Houston’s nonstop growth, it’s good to know that some Uptown Sushi regulars in the area will no longer have to drive quite as far to get their raw fish fix.

“We are trying to create our own ideal sushi restaurant, with a setting that is comfortable for a business meeting, date night, family meal or happy hour,” Peggy notes.

“We’re most excited about bringing new ideas and a fun atmosphere to the area.”

CityPlace’s vision of sustainability and greener living drew them to the area. “We knew we wanted to be part of it,” Peggy says.

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