KUU Restaurant

4.7
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657 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Refined and fresh sushi thoughtfully crafted and presented. Attentive service with a smile. We had a great evening! Bravo!

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Japanese food and wonderful atmosphere! The best Japanese restaurant i have been to hands down

G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious. And great music !

G
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were charged $25 per uni without being told of the extremely high price by the waiter. I will not dine here again.

H
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice brunch choices, plus all of their outstanding regular menu dishes.

RL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food and service but
very loud and the air extraction system could/should be much better.

M
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

This restaurant was very overpriced. The fish was good, but you can get better sushi elsewhere.

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Japanese Fusion I’ve ever eaten! Worth every freakin dollar. If I could hire Adison as my personal Chef, I totally would. I’ve been a loyal customer since 2015, and it has consistently been fantastic every time. We try to go at least once a month. I’d go every day if I had the opportunity. We’ve had our birthday’s there, our office party several times, our wedding vow renewal dinner and we always attend their yearly anniversary dinner. Their menu items are amazingly flavorful. The staff has always been amazing! We love Zach and Julio!

NN
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was my husband and I anniversary so we decided to try a new spot, and so glad that we did! The omakase were perfectly prepared down to our dessert. The sashimi are very fresh compared to the overly hyped and priced restaurant in Houston. Drink were also delicious. Our waitress was great and very informative through the course of our meal, will most likely be back very soon!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. The food was great. It felt very fancy and magnificent.

ET
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice violin music. The Poseidon and Kuu makimono go great together. Phenomenal flavor.

AB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance! The food has the appropriate Texan twist to make it really special. The service is outstanding. Always making you feel welcome.

m
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good Japanese Restaurant. Menu changes. Very Good food

E
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good selection of hot and cold plate starters are the stars here. Small wine list but a couple stand out values. Good modern decor and superior service.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at KUU. The food was great.

S
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The appetizer selection is second to none. Wonderful sushi as well.

D
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Our waitress was extremely accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

H
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience at Kuu. Always top notch service, food, and beverages.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We waited at least 30 min for our first dishes came out. Only one waitress on a Sunday! Food tastes ok, but the portion is very small. Each of us ordered two main courses and still hungry. Will not come back.

GM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server Cindy was very informative and knowledgable of the whole menu. Kuu is lucky to have her in the team. Thanks to KUU and Cindy for my daughter's on the house dessert for her birthday!

JS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rolls were exceptional! Some of the rolls had unique flavor combinations that were creative and delicious.

J
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grandson to college

KT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

For an expensive Houston Japanese/Sushi restaurant, I expected much more. Both the quality of the fish and the quality of the cuts of fish were below average, in my opinion. Several other aspects just felt off to me as well -- e.g., miso soup served in a metal bowl with a metal spoon. Picky, yes, but those details matter in food, and not just Japanese food and service. The most disappointing aspect was the sashimi. I ordered the special selection of fish for $56 touted from one of the best fish markets in Japan. The fish was not fresh and the sushi chef's skill was more suited for making california rolls than for sashimi. I will not return, nor would I recommend this restaurant to anyone.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The only thing I don’t like is the ventilation as it get too smoky sometime when other guess is grilling the beef

L
New Orleans
76 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter celebrated her 30th birthday here with us and 3 of her friends. We had everything our waitress suggested and everything was outstanding! I may not be able to east sushi any other place after eating at Kuu!

j
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in Houston. Also found that the happy hour is really great deal.

HA
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been visiting KUU more frequently recently for their fresh and extra special food preparation, tasty offerings and ambiance. We will return soon.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding sushi, very high quality and great presentation. Waiter was very knowledgeable and his recommendations were excellent. Also, waiter told us what had just arrived. Pricey, but well worth the cost.

AN
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing! This is the 3rd year my daughter has celebrated her birthday and by far, this was the best. They had a special dessert for her (she’s 9) and had the violinist come over and play “happy birthday” to her. Thanks for making her day so special and memorable!

H
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, outstanding service, food, and beverages. We had not been in for a while and were very pleased with the new additions to the menu.

d
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always !

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

KUU is amazing and the ambiance made dining there very special..

M
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food! The sushi is delicious

s
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service, food and 1 of my favorite places to go eat sushi!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great waitress who went all the way to write the names of the fish and take our picture to leave with out up to the violinist who had left. Cocktails and mocktails were outstanding. Will be back.

SS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite sushi restaurant in Houston. Very creative dishes. We’ve never tried something we didn’t like here! Highly recommend.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant And engaged waiter. Very good food. Really enjoyed it.

J
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a dinner date with a close friend. Violinist was lovely. Drinks were superb. Food was good. Staff was very attentive. Only thing that bothered me was that they kept sitting parties with young children next to us. One shrieked very loudly at one point. I was trying to get my friend that has 3 children away from children for the night.

AS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really an amazing meal and service was great!
Thank you!