About Us

FRESH. PACIFIC. STYLE.

– Ron Chen, The Owner

Contemporary Asian cuisine….a dynamic, approachable wine list….attentive, knowledgeable service….a smart, comfortable dining room that welcomes business men and women as easily as it does a date night. This is Rattan Bistro and Wine Bar.

Rattan Bistro’s menu includes a spectrum of Pan Asian cuisines from Japan to Thailand, Malaysia and China, and uses fresh, high quality ingredients like Akaushi beef and sushi grade fish. Staffed with experienced chefs who have lived and traveled throughout Asia and overseen by owner Ron Chen, Rattan Bistro offers guests an “inner loop” dining experience in the heart of West Houston’s energy corridor.

Designed by well-respected Houston architect Palmer Schooley, Rattan Bistro is warm and comfortable with contemporary touches. A tropical palate of teal blue, golden yellow and tangerine flows throughout three dining areas – the main dining room, punctuated with roomy, high back booths and colorfully-stained oak wood trim; the bar and lounge area with high boy tables for casual dining and an intimate bar area; and the Rattan Sun Room with its floor-to-ceiling windows that can be closed off for business lunches and private events. The main dining area peeks into a partially open kitchen and is open to the contemporary bar for a vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy al fresco dining? The covered, bamboo-enclosed patio, complete with ceiling fans is a perfect spot for an outdoor meal or to enjoy Happy Hour sips and snacks.

Our Friendly Staff

Ron Chen

Owner

Ron Chen is passionate about food and wine. He was the brains behind the original, well-known Sinh-Sinh Chinese restaurant, which he owned and operated from 2000 through 2006. You will see Ron each evening at Rattan Bistro, overseeing each detail of your meal; an avid oenophile, he is also responsible for the interesting selection of wines available at the restaurant.


Danny Thurman

General Manager

Danny Thurman has over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He began his career at Taste of Texas, learning all aspects of the front of the house in this high volume franchise before opening the Kona Grill in the Galleria as a bartender. Previous to joining Rattan Bistro in 2007 as right hand to owner Ron Chen, Danny worked at Uptown Sushi. In his position as General Manager, he oversees the front of house staff and is in charge of all catering and event planning for the restaurant.


Billy Lee

Chef

Chef Billy Lee learned to cook the traditional European way, starting at the lowest position and apprenticing. He honed his skills by working in Hong Kong hotels, including the Grand Hyatt, before taking cooking positions at some of the most prestigious restaurants in China. With over 22 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Chef Billy is meticulous about his craft – from butchering of the meat and fish he prepares to the Asian culinary traditions that are the building blocks of his dishes. Billy came to the United States in 2007 as Chef for Rattan Bistro.


Steve Jiang

Sushi Chef

Sushi Chef Steve Jiang, a native of Quan Zhou, Steve Jiang began his culinary career in China. He first moved to San Francisco, where he cooked for five years. Eager to train as a sushi chef, he took a position in 2003 at Kyoto restaurant in the Woodlands, honing his craft there for four years before obtaining the Sushi Chef position at Rattan Bistro. At Rattan Bistro, his artistic eye and culinary creativity can be found in the dozens of sushi roll offerings found on the menu.



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The wine list, hand crafted, includes an interesting selection of OVER 250 WINES from the Old and New World.

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Rattan Bistro offers you the perfect choice for your next private event, including corporate, socials and gatherings – contact our event manager, Danny Thurman for details.

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At Rattan, we take happy hour very seriously, stretching from 3pm – 7pm on weekdays and noon to 4pm on Saturday.

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