When we heard about a little restaurant in Spring that was serving barbecue, sushi, and even some dishes that combined the two, we thought “that will never work.”  We’re glad to report that we were sadly mistaken. Ray Aker, the owner of Q-Shi, had a brilliant idea and did the hard work required to make it a reality.

Q-Shi is a very clever concept that combines southern-style barbecue with well executed sushi. The results are impressive; highlights include a Crispy BBQ Roll (an egg roll filled with brisket and cheese, then deep fried) and Smoked Meat Fried Rice (a combination of brisket, rib meat, and pulled pork, all chopped and blended into a traditional Asian fried rice). Some sushi rolls incorporate barbecue; some are more traditional.

The broad menu has something for everyone; the guy who loves sushi can enjoy it while the girl who prefers barbecue can get what she craves. Friendly, efficient service. Super casual decor; the building was originally a Pizza Hut, and the signature trapezoid windows add to the charm. Guy Fieri featured Q-Shi on his Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives show, and after sampling much of the menu, we understand why.

BBQ and Sushi | Outside the Bubble: Spring

1491 Spring Cypress Rd | Spring 77373
(Behind El Palenque)
| Map | Website
$$ ($10-20)
GM: Ray Aker