Kulture Restaurant

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146 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern
Kulture is a scratch kitchen serving Southern American cuisine reimagined.
Kulture settles right in as an anchor in the southern foodways tradition and serves Houstonians, visiting conventioneers, downtown populations, concert and sporting event attendees in an inviting urban setting.

Please park in the Avenida North Parking Garage located behind the restaurant.



Specials

Be Social-Its Happy Hour

$7 Cocktail & Wine, $5 Beer Specials Monday-Friday, 4pm-7pm

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 24, 2018

Ends: September 25, 2117

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

What 146 People Are Saying
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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time dining at Kulture, and I enjoyed myself. Food and drinks were great (try the oxtail entree!), and our service was amazing. Our waitress was very attentive and personable. The ONLY small issue we encountered was the live music. It made it extremely difficult to hold a conversation. Other than that, I had a great time and I'll be returning!

AJ
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful space and decor, with creative cocktail and food menus. We ordered the Calas & Collard Dip, which was original and delicious with fluffy little fried balls for dipping. We shared the fried Poussin, which was delicious and served in a flavorful, creamy sauce. The mac and cheese was fantastic, with crispy cheese medallions and paprika - it tasted great dipped in the Poussin's sauce. The johnny cakes were sweet and slightly crispy - just fantastic. Service still needs some work - the bar was especially slow and our waiter didn't seem to know what to do to appease customers who had been waiting 20 minutes for a drink that only arrived after all the plates had been taken away. Nevertheless, fantastic restaurant and we'll definitely be back for more!

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful, and the food is unique and tasteful. Customer service needs a little work. I made the reservation online for 9:15PM but called the restaurant because I needed a reservation for 4 and the online system only allowed the reservation to be for 2. I spoke to a women who immediately told me I couldn’t make a reservation online and I needed to call her. I thought to comment was rather rude given that initiated the call for assistance but was being scolded. She proceeded to tell me I had to arrive by 8PM in order for 4 ppl to be seated. Though it was 6PM I agreed to arrive at 8PM sharp since I had guests in town. I arrive at Kulture and find my reservation for 2 at 9:15PM is there and no record of the 8PM reservation. My friends and I end up waiting an hour to be seated. The host he was very accommodating, but there is obviously a disconnect in communication.

JC
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We joined another couple for lunch before going to an Astros game.
What we loved: the ambience, view of MMP, and food!!! We will come again soon!
What bothered us: the music was so loud we couldn’t hear each other’s words (it was turned down at our request), not getting our food quickly and not giving us our bill quickly because we had a game to catch. I thought they would know to do this because we had Astros shirts on & the game was at 1:10. So, I had to ask if our food would come out soon because we had a game to catch at 1:10, and later I had to ask twice for our check.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Food did not live up to the hype of restaurant name.

EJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful inside, delicious food, awesome service!
Can’t wait to go back.

C
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always, good place for brunch and conversations. Best lemonade.

BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was absolutely amazing. The staff was great, the food was great and they had a great band there. Would recommend again.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant- food is delicious, service is friendly and helpful, ambience is light and modern. Loved it!

AG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The food was decent, but the service was very sub-par. There was an event going on in the restaurant, which is fine, but I feel like if you are neglect to serve patrons for dinner, close the restaurant until the event is over. I went to Kulture for my anniversary dinner. The event was downstairs, they sat us in the middle of the restaurant. It was so loud and we were shouting to try to converse our party of 4. I asked if we could sit upstairs. The staff said no. (Upstairs was empty and would have been a lot more comfortable for people who were not a part of the large event). So we are the only patrons at the restaurant, in the middle of a very loud event. When our food came we were eating and the people attending the event stood against our table, backsides in our faces towards our food. I had to ask the people to stand somewhere else. It was a terribly uncomfortable night out for sure. The manager never did come talk to us. They did comp 20% of our meal, but the food wasn't good enough for me to return. So I don't recommend this place for a nice quiet night out.

C
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great as always. very consistent quality week after week.

YD
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I’d been to Kulture once before when it first opened. The service then was abysmal but the food was good. Decided to give it another try on a Friday night now that they’ve been opened for a bit. We were told 3 times that our table was being cleaned and ended up being sat about 45 minutes after our reservation time. The hostess offered a free dessert for the inconvenience (which we were still charged for). There was a live band and it was LOUD- to the point that you couldn’t hold a conversation and had to yell to speak to anyone. The service started off ok and quickly went downhill after we received our food the waitress disappeared. Overall the food was pretty good but again this place lacks majorly in service. The couple seated next to us actually walked out after waiting over 30 minutes to get drinks from the bar.

AL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday dinner and we were pleasantly surprised. The people the atmosphere were exceptional. But you cannot expect anything less from Marcus Davis.

Great experience we will be back.

C
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great as always, tried the fried chicken this time and it was fantastic. went well with the seasonal lemonade.

TK
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have passed by Kulture several times over the past year Each time we commented about making a reservation. Finally did it and were absolutely delighted! Wonderful, warm welcome as we entered the restaurant. The menu has a nice range of starters, salads, mains, sides and shared plates. Plus there's a good variety of champagnes, wines, cocktails and beers to choose from on the beverage menu. The mains and shared plates were all visually pleasing and mouth watering treats. Each had just the right touch of spice to tingle the tongue and compliment the other flavors in the dishes. I'm not a fan of bread pudding; however, I was blown away by the Kulture's version of this dessert. Service was perfect as was the pace of each course. A gem of a place that we'll be returning to the next time we're downtown.

SK
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and menu and service. Lovely place.

c
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food,drinks and the staff were exceptional. I'll definitely be back and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who comes to Houston!!!!

CH
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Great food. Great vibe. The only issue was the acoustics when band performed. It was difficult to hold a conversation with my guest. Other than that, I enjoyed Kulture.

AT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was such a great choice! I loved my food & drinks. I wish it wasn’t so loud at times but the singer was flawless! She’s very professional. The service was excellent. I will definitely visit again.

C
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything from presentation to flavor is top notch. my fav brunch place in houston.

T
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Black owned, great food, service, ambiance and location. Friday nights have live music.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife here for bday brunch!! It was absolutely great! It was an amazing vibe and I love the black culture!!! 👍🏿👍🏿

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we tried was amazing.. collard green pockets.. black eyed pea hummus.. mac n cheese.. meatloaf meatballs.. yams.. cornbread.. and the riblets! Even my peach mimosa was great! Definitely going back!

C
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite brunch place in downtown Houston. Literally every dish tastes as good as it looks.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for my mother’s birthday and the food was delicious.

LF
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really fun experience; the cocktails, the band, the plate presentation!

C
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch spot. Good ambiance, clean and superb food.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drink - live jazz trio was the cherry on top!

CB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great afternoon and lunchtime spot. The food had a great twist on traditional soul food. I could come here weekly and still be surprised by the flavors of this place.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second trip to Kulture and loved it even more the second time! Go, you won’t be disappointed.

B
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Kulture has an excellent atmosphere, good drinks and great service. The food has quite a unique taste. If you like trying new cuisines I would definitely recommend this place.

C
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great local find. Really good brunch at a hip ambiance.

MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

My lady and I really enjoyed ourselves. The food was good but the devil eggs need a little work.

Joe Carmouche and his trio were great.

KP
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant. Everyone was very nice. My waiter gave us good advice on what to eat since this was our first time. My only problem was it was so dang slow. It was a Tuesday and it wasn't crowded. It took us 2 and 1/2 hours to finish the night.

PF
Birmingham
50 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was just ok. Riblets were tiny and dry. Collard green purses and okra were good. Food took entirely too long to be served and came out one item at a time with too much time in between. Bar staff did the best they could as servers. Restaurant was clearly understaffed and unprepared for the large crowd. Would still try it again. Concept of the restaurant is great.

AJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Our server was not very attentive and the food was not as good as I expected. But the atmosphere and the family vibe between the hostesses and the manger staff was wonderful to see!

n
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was not our first time at Kulture and since our first experience was so great, we were anxious to return. The waitress was very sweet but it took a very long time to get our food and then when we got it, it was not hot - it was as if the dishes had been sitting for a while - the johnny cakes and cabbage were lukewarm. I would not recommend the fried fish - it was pretty good but we had to carefully pick out all the bones and I was shocked to see it was $55 - I should have asked the market price before ordering so that was my fault. Thankfully the dessert (bread pudding) was excellent. One of our small plate appetizers was forgotten. Our dinner took so long, we had to pay $6 to get out of the garage even though our ticket was validated for 2 hours.

KR
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my third time dining at Kulture. A visiting cousin from out-of-state and I immersed ourselves in the Kulture culture. He ordered the whole snapper & Johnny Cakes and I had the House Salad along with the salivating Black Eye Pea Hummus served with Akara. It was mouth watering. The atmosphere was tranquil, juxtaposed the Downtown Houston skyline and Discovery Green creating a living canvas that vibed so well with our experience. Though kind of pricy, it was still worth it all. And yes, I will return.

PA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Servers gave good recommendations for goofy items. O my problem was I needed a nap after I because I was so full

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it.... the ambiance was welcoming.. the staff was friendly and attentive... the food was delicious and the drinks were oh so good... Went there for brunch with my girlfriend.. We’ll definitely be back..

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