Here in Houston there is many a place to get your game on. Be it a retro speakeasy, or a cider-fueled gamer palace, Houstonians have ample options to bask in the nostalgia of classic arcade gaming systems. One of the more unique venues in the area is Okashi Houston, a Japanese arcade in Pearland.
Last year, Chris Many opened Okashi Houston at 6065 Broadway Street. As reported by Houston Chronicle, Many sought a way to bridge his interests in Japanese culture with his stepdaughter’s affinity for anime.
“I realized that this area doesn’t have anything super fun to do like this,” Many said. “It seems like south of the Loop, we don’t get anything like this, so I was very adamant and wanted to open in this area.”
Thus, Okashi Houston was born. Opened in tandem with Okashi Snack Truck, the arcade features a glowing assortment of retro, rhythm, fighting, music, and prize games. Furthermore, the arcade allows to save their progress on the games with the purchase of a card.
The arcade hosts weekly specials including Sunday Fundays where visitors can play all day for a $10 entrance fee. Regular play is priced at $15. On BOGO Wednesdays two visitors can play for the price of one.
As stated, the Okashi Snack Truck is on site. Here, visitors can choose from a variety of imported merch, figurines, collectibles, and snacks.
Okashi Houston is open daily from 3 pm – midnight during the week and from noon – midnight on Saturday and Sunday.