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Kuu Restaurant
Kuu Restaurant

Kuu Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.Kuurestaurant.com
  • Phone: (713) 461-1688
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Adison Lee
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I 10
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have both valet and an attached garage
A word from Kuu Restaurant
Former Nobu London Chef Adison Lee brings his imagination to life with his restaurant KUU in Houston. Chef Adison Lee uses unique flavor combinations to take you on a journey of culinary excellence. Features a seasonal menu and responsibly fished seafood from local fishermen and the world famous Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan. KUU is committed to serving small, sharable plates with stimulating flavors and plating. Our devotion to responsibly sourcing our products shows through the ever evolving seasonal menu. KUU will be offering an extensive list of imported sakes and wines along with our hand crafted cocktail menu by our mixologist.

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Diner Reviews
  • "Service was superb, and so was the food. Some non-Japanese food types melded with traditional items like sushi and sashimi. Setting was modern and great for conversation. I highly recommend Kuu to those searching for a new-style restaurant with a dose of Asia and fun!"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Everything outstanding, a little pricy but worth the treat"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Disappointing and overpriced. While looking for a new sushi place, I was attracted to KUU by its website, pictures and claim of chef's skills. I was hoping to find menu items which would really impress me. I was served a combo of the most expensive items on the menu - kobe beef hot appetizer, a mixed items cold appetizer, and a box of sashimi pieces over rock salt - tuna, yellow fin, etc. everyone has that, no? And recommendations for drinks or dessert? It depends on what you like and you can choose from the respective list. To be fair, the presentation is very impressive. Just not the substance. Not at those prices."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Fantastic food, great wine list. Definitely worth eating here. Be sure to get the Kuu roll."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We eat out in Houston on a regular basis and this was one of the best meals that I have had in a long long time!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Dinner for 2 here the other night. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We chose tapas-style. It might have been our selections, but while some dishes were delicious, most were more forgettable. The best was the Suzuki roll, which was full of flavour and remarkable, albeit Texas' with the jalapeno. The grilled mackerel Saba Shio was a bit oily and only just good. I liked the cold kimchi lobster (Tuna Lobster w/ Lotus Chips), but we were divided on the kimchi lobster. We avoided the sashimi and sushi because we wanted to see the creativity. All up we spent $150+ for two. Our Houston gold standard is Uchi, Kuu was good but not yet there. We also ate at Nobu NY, Chef Lee's alma mater - it too was better. Still, hope to be back."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This was our first time here. We were celebrating my husband's niece's b-days & all 4 of us absolutelly LOOOOVED the food. We ordered the Omakase, which is a little bit of everything, it was outstanding! Everything was so fresh, and all the dishes had a different flavor that the average person probably has never tried before. Every food item has a twist of originality. Our server Kevin was awesome. The ambience was fabulous. Tastefully decorated with a blend of different materials very well put together. Very chic & modern. We will certainly be back soon!! Thank you !! :)"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Took our 2 kids (5 $7), it was fantastic!!!!! Can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Good food. Sushi chefs were talented and friendly. Waitress was horrible and offered almost 0 service."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I recently had the pleasure of dining at this new restaurant conveninently located about 50 feet from my office. The cocktail menu was inventive and the Green with Envy that I had was delicious. The menu is designed for sharing. My lunch date had soup and I ordered the kanpaccio. It was delicious with so many flavors packed into each bite. We then split rolls which were not only inventive but more importantly delicious! So glad to have this great new place nearby!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Two Words - The Best...by far this place blows them all away. Each dish has such unique flavors and was so different from the one we had before. We tried over 10 dishes and each one was superb, its difficult to even find the words to describe how good they truly were. I eat sushi bi-weekly, but this is the utmost in quality and taste you can find in Houston, TX."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great food - chef made the dishes unique. Would be back again."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant , great service and the BEST food. A little pricy but it is worth the treat."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Went with a group of friends and had a great time. We ordered food for the table so we could taste a bit of everything. It was all good and very fresh! Great food, wine and sake! Definitely going back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "If you are a fan of sushi, this place is a great place to try. Staff are great with good knowledge of the menu. When the restaurant isn't busy, bus staff can be a little over eager to take your plates away. The look of the restaurant is fantastic though parking can be a hassle if you go at peak hours. A must try for sure."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Heard good things and glad we tried! I went her for a birthday dinner with friends and we loved the food. It is very "tapas"-style and we ordered many dishes...to many to name. Some favorites were the butternut squash soup, Rin, and Yui. The staff was very friendly, fun, and attentive. Would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Stick to ordering the special sashimi and the special rolls. The rest i think its average. Overall its a bit overpriced. Plenty of better sushi places for lower cost. Ambiance is great though, the wine was also excellent."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Took a 1st date for our first visit; food and service was excellent; was a bit pricy, but the quality was there for sure;; i would go back"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Overpriced and poor ambience. They are charging Uchi prices, but not delivering near the quality, service or experience. Our server was not familiar with the food being sold."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Love the food, the service, and the ambiance. Went a couple a couple of times with some friends, then took my daughter there (who's a big sushi/sashimi fan). She loved it and can't wait go back."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food was very good at Kuu, but the price is ridiculous. My husband & I like to go to very nice, high end restaurants, with a great wine list so we are accustomed to expensive meal. however, this was ridiculous. Fro that reason, we will not go back. In all fairness, we did order Omakase, but never did we expect the check we received at the end of dinner. Spell out the cost on the menu for this type of service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great overall Japanese food experience - amazing service and attention to detail. Very intellectual approach to the cuisine - smart menu."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined here 3 times, had 3 different servers and all were outstanding. One time we included our 13 year old niece who considers herself a sushi aficionado and we had to keep her from ordering a third Tuna Lobster with Lotus Chips. The Butternut Squash Miso Soup was also a hit with her. My new favorite is the Roast Duck Breast with Orange Miso. There are so many dishes we have not had a chance to try but so far nothing has disappointed us. The food compares favorably to the original Nobu in Los Angeles and the relatively new Nobu in Caesar's Las Vegas. The ambiance is sleek and pleasant. Creativity in the specials are on the same level with Uchi of Houston without the wait - at least for now."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We tried out the new restaurant for our ladies dinner as we live in the area. The atmosphere is modern Asian and very relaxing. We had excellent service and the wine guy helped us pick a very lovely bottle of wine while the server made some awesome suggestions on the food. The plates are small so you can sample several of them. We even had two desserts and didn't feel stuffed. Everything was super fresh, well cooked and presented beautifully. I will be taking my hubby back there, but not the kids. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food is great, service is great, atmosphere is great. I've been back there 3 times already. Of course, I will give this place 5 stars."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Food is outstanding. Flavours of some dishes reminded me Japan. Surely a place to know."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The food, ambient, service and everything else are great, would definitely recommend friends and families to come"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Went there to try it out last night. The food was decent but a little too much sauce for our taste. The salad was fresh. Our server was pleasant but clearly was very busy. Probably would not go back for a while."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great service, great food, a very unique flare and blend for the sushi lover."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Was a little taken a back when got to the restaurant. It was moderately full, but we were 15 minutes late to our reservation. I asked the hostess if we could sit in a booth, however it was a large table and the seats were uncomfortable. We asked if we could be moved to a smaller table, and she told us that the few smaller tables that were open were reserved for "regulars". She would not move us because we were late. She was young and probably a little unexperienced. It just felt like we were being "punished" for being late. It should have been handled differently. Maybe it was a miscommunication."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "A new approach to Japanese. Basics remain but approach is unique. Truly enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "First time in -- WON'T be the last!!. Exceeded my expectations based on information gleaned from the website. May it always be so!!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to dine at Chef Adison's table. The plating is gorgeous, the dishes creative and delicious, featuring top-quality ingredients. Fair prices. Lovely setting."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "A high end Sushi restaurant with cutting edge choices that isn't so over the top expensive or pretentious. Have been twice and loved it both times. Great wait staff, great food, and good wine list."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Kuu hit all the right cues. Great classic dishes, with a slight twist. Great beverage menu, apps, great rolls, freshness is outstanding. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Service was excellent but the food was not as good as it should've been for the price. We ate at Kuu earlier this year and we remember it being much better. It seems the quality is already slipping. Maybe they lost a chef. We really hope it was just an off night because it is in a great location and, again, the service is great."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Having lived in Japan for years and married to a Japanese, I found the food here to be a major disappointment. It is extremely expensive, very small portions, and bear little resemblance to real Japanese food."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I've been to KUU now 3 times. Once for dinner, and twice for lunch. Food is always very very good, and is fairly priced and comparable to my usual sushi spots Sage 400 & Uptown Sushi A couple of very cool, hard to find wines on the list that were extreme bargains !!!! Great spot, will be back many times !!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I've heard many great things about this place so I had to check it out. The place looks great and service was decent. I felt the menu lacked items and could use a little more dishes. The food was up to par. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Overall, I rate this place an A."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I can't rant and rave enough about KUU. The food is fresh with flavor, and the presentation is fabulous! Service is unspeakably wonderful! I am a huge fan of Chef Addison Lee!!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014