Heights hand roll bar to open a second location in Spring Branch

Food & Culture // Restaurants & Bars
Photo by Greg Morago


The owners of Hando, the boutique hand bar in the heights, will open a second location in Spring Branch early next year. Only slightly larger than the original 22-seat bar that opened in December 2019, the new 30-seat Hando will be located at 8217 Long Point in the same Braun Enterprises mall that Shoot the Moon and Feges BBQ call home.

“We looked at other neighborhoods, but a number of factors, including the diversity and caliber of restaurants in the neighborhood, made it the logical choice for our next location,” said co-owner Raymond Chan.

Served in a puffer fish tumbler, the Sweet Gin Music drink, is among the cocktails at Hando, pictured Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Houston.
Served in a puffer fish tumbler, the Sweet Gin Music drink, is among the cocktails at Hando, pictured Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Houston.
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Shishito peppers with yuzu aioli, at Hando, a new 24-seat sushi bar opening in the hills this week, pictured on Monday, December 16, 2019.
Shishito peppers with yuzu aioli, at Hando, a new 24-seat sushi bar opening in the hills this week, pictured on Monday, December 16, 2019.
Elizabeth Conley/staff photographer
Options Saki at Hando, a new 24-seat sushi bar opening in the hills this week, pictured Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Houston.
Options Saki at Hando, a new 24-seat sushi bar opening in the hills this week, pictured Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, in Houston.
Elizabeth Conley/staff photographer
A salmon roll at Hando, a new 24-seat sushi bar opening in the hills this week, pictured on Monday December 16, 2019.
A salmon roll at Hando, a new 24-seat sushi bar opening in the hills this week, pictured on Monday December 16, 2019.
Elizabeth Conley/staff photographer

The owners of Hando, the boutique hand bar up high, will open a second location in Spring Branch early next year.

Serving a selection of temaki (Japanese rolls), small plates, sake and beer and specialty cocktails, the new Hando will be open daily for lunch and dinner. Executive chef Man Nguyen, the sushi chef of Nobu Houston and Soma Sushi who opened the original Hando, will be in charge of the menu at the Spring Branch location. On the menu are Hando’s popular 3-, 4-, and 5-piece Handokase hand roll sets, as well as a la carte hand rolls and other small plates.

The owners of Hando also recently teased on Instagram that they plan to open a Vietnamese-inspired kitchen and bar called Dinette.

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