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Kubo's Sushi Bar & Grill
2414 University Blvd
Houston, TX 77005
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Kubo's Sushi Bar & Grill Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm;
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room
Contact us to cater your next event – we will even provide your very own Sushi Chef!
There is a private lot behind the restaurant which we offer validation for.
A word from Kubo's Sushi Bar & Grill
Kubo's Sushi Bar & Grill is an authentic Japanese restaurant that has been dong business for more than 11 years in Houston.
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We (my wife and I) are among
Kubo's most frequent customers. The fish, both cooked and raw, is unfailingly fresh and well-prepared. The service is attentive and the staff well-informed about the menu, including the seasonal specials."
Dined on 7/3/2014
I was pretty underwhelmed. We
were seated and received water from the server...and then waited 20 minutes for him to come take our order. And that only happened when my husband asked for the manager. I thought the food was just OK and the prices were too high for the quality we got. An $18 rainbow roll?? If you're in the area and craving overpriced sushi, then sure, why not. But I would not make a special trip."
Dined on 6/28/2014
Creative specialty rolls w/ great
flavor combinations. Great service! The restaurant was a bit quiet when we went, but we ate an early dinner after missing lunch. I would def eat here again. Parking is a bit hectic, so you pretty much have to park in the garage."
Dined on 6/26/2014
Service was super friendly and
knowledgeable about recommending different dishes for the various tastes in our party. Quality of the food was good but not spectacular. "
Dined on 5/21/2014
Great sushi, great service!
Located upstairs in the Village Arcade, it's a great place to dine. There is limited outdoor seating, so reserve in advance if you want to ensure a spot. The lunch specials run 7 days a week, so skip brunch on Sunday and head over here instead."
Dined on 5/18/2014
The sushi is fresh and at a very
good price if you get items off the happy hour menu. Two in our group had the Chirashi bowl and it was very good and a nice presentation. They said it was very good and nice serving of sashimi. "
Dined on 5/11/2014
We enjoyed a quick meal here. Some
of the fish was not as fresh as preferred, but the menu had a nice selection and the service was fairly prompt."
Dined on 4/7/2014
If you love nigiri sushi, you must
try this place. I travel and dine in Tokyo, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. I have consistently been disappointed by the quality of nigiri sushi in Houston. Other reviewers rave about places like Uchi and Katsuya. Those places are fine for Kaiseki ( small plates ) but serve low quality nigiri despite their prices. The quality and variety of the nigiri sushi at Kubo was outstanding. From the chef made Tamago to the quality of the O Toro, every offering was outstanding. To my knowledge this is the only Japanese restaurant to offer real wasabi in Houston. We also loved the tofu appetizer. The flavor could only be the result of the chef's efforts and was clearly not purchased like other restaurants do"
Dined on 4/4/2014
We are staying at the medical
center. What a great alternative to the options at the hospitals! Friendly service at the sushi bar."
Dined on 3/27/2014
I had read about Kubo on the
internet from the Houston Sushi Club. I wasn't sure what to make of it as the reviews on Yelp were mixed. My experience: The first server was slow to get us our drinks. The server who took over after him was amazing. Very attentive, very accommodating. We ordered Gyoza to start and then a couple of rolls and the Spicy Tuna Hot Bowl. The Gyoza tasted SO fresh. Both my husband and I agreed it was the best gyoza we've ever had (and we've both been to Japan). The rolls were no frills, basic rolls. They also tasted fairly fresh. The Spicy Tuna Hot Bowl dish was very interesting. My husband described it perfectly when he said it tasted like the base used for Ramen Noodles without the soup and noodles."
Dined on 3/7/2014
I got the recommendation from a
co-worker after I lamented about a sushi craving. He concluded it was one of the best and most authentic sushi in the city. I made reservations for 7 but when we arrived early at 6 we only had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. The ambience is very elegant, low lighting like a typical date night. There was a sushi bar in the back packed with patrons happily munching and watching the sushi chef make the creations. We ordered the hand rolls and spicy tuna and both were delicious. Not your typical sushi franchise like Ra. You could tell it was authentic based on the customers, how full the restaurant was and the delicate taste. Unlike at sushi chains, you could taste the fish over the spices. We'll be back soon!"
Dined on 3/7/2014
Tip: Ask for the private room.
It's small and can accommodate up to four people, perfect for an intimate meal. Also, take advantage of happy hour food and drink specials from 4-7. Houston isn't a great sushi city but a visit to Kubo's just might make up for that. They focus on traditional roles with some clever adaptations and they don't chase trends. It is refreshing to look through their menu and not have to worry about how your food is going to taste. Everything sounds delicious and when it is served you discover that the food is even more delicious."
Dined on 3/5/2014
I love Kubos for lunch or dinner.
Service and food are always good. Sushi is fresh and if you can hit their happy hour it is a great deal."
Dined on 3/2/2014
This is my second time to eat at
this restaurant and it's as good as I remembered it. I love that they have Happy Hour until 7 pm! Not many places offer that and it works with my work schedule. My boyfriend and I shared the seabass and a few happy hour items that were really good. Our server was also really polite and did a good job at bringing out the food in a timely manner."
Dined on 2/14/2014
I made reservations for 7:00pm and
I was late a few minutes due tot hat I couldn't find th place. The staff was nice, they took as right in. Food was great and service was excellent. I would highly recommend this place. Enjoy!"
Dined on 2/8/2014
It was my first time there and
everything was perfect from the staff to the food. I went with my husband and daughter and another couple for a triple birthday celebration and our waitress gave us a lighter for the candles :) they interacted with us minimally to give us our privacy but took care of our needs swiftly at the same time. We never ran low on drinks or had a dirty table for long. LOVE ABD RECOMMEND!!!!"
Dined on 1/31/2014
Not a bad spot for straight
forward, traditional sushi. You won't find crazy modern fanciful sushi here, but they do traditional sushi very well. The slow cooked kakuni (pork belly) was exceptional."
Dined on 1/17/2014
Amazing large sliced sushi
scallop, lobster roll was very large and just plain great! We will return for the spider rainbow roll, as it was very good too"
Dined on 12/28/2013
Food and service were excellent,
as always. The manager would not accept our Open Table dining check."
Dined on 9/21/2013
Overall Kubo's is good. It was
very busy at dinner rush but dies down by 9pm and is quiet. Service was not as attentive as it could hav been. Food was good."
Dined on 9/20/2013
Happy Hour everyday - how can you
go wrong? Food was served quickly, correctly and fresh. We dined early and took part in the daily specials - all were fabulous. No complaints."
Dined on 8/30/2013
Food was wonderful. The restaurant
week menu was superb"
Dined on 8/20/2013
Kubo's is one of the best sushi
restaurants in Houston. It is normally our first choice when we are willing to make the drive in from the 'burbs."
Dined on 7/5/2013
This restaurant was recommended to
me by my hotel. The server was very attentive. The wine list was above average. My sushi roll was very tasty with a nice set of flavors. My salmon/ shrimp entrée was outstanding. I would recommend to all. And the next trip to Houston will hopefully include a dinner at Kubo's."
Dined on 6/4/2013
We made reservation at 18:30 and
the restaurant told us they will cancel the reservation if we cannnot come by 18:40, even if we give them a call. It will be difficult to use for important opportunities."
Dined on 2/23/2013
Used to better. Felt like it was
under new ownership. Good happy hour but that's about it."
Dined on 2/8/2013
It took 17 minutes to have the
waitress get water. However once we got it, the water server never missed a beat. The ordering process was painful, that took anohter 20 minutes plus. Another couple came in after us ordered, got thier food, and paid their bill before we received our full dinner. My son had never had Sushi so I wanted him to go there on his 18th birthday and learn on his own and ask quesitons. That was terrible. There was a total lack of dining experience. The waitress could have cared less, rushed the answers and basically ruined the dinner. The food came out in shifts. Terrible experience for my son on his birthday."
Dined on 11/19/2012
If you like fresh, authentic
sushi, this is the place to go. Just ask the many Japanese diners here every night. Fresh, unusual fish is flown in on Thursday night from Japan so if you want different dishes, go on the weekend before they sell out."
Dined on 11/4/2012
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