KUU Restaurant

4.5
588 reviews
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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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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing rolls. Amazing service. Wonderful quality.

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H
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Japanese restaurant. The service, food, and wine are all outstanding.

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M
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Complex mix of flavors make for such a special treat. Really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu (at least what we’ve tried)
Don’t be afraid to ask staff for recommendations or venture to create your own mix. Highly recommend trying one item from each section on the menu.

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ST
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kuu was amazing as always. One of my favorite restaurants in Houston

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j
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and Amazing food. Best sushi in Houston. Amazing

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N
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Kuu delivers good food and good service.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of Houston’s top sushi restaurants. Complex and subtle flavors. All items expertly prepared. Elegant ambiance perfect from everything from dates to business meetings.

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ES
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I havent been to this restaurant in a while. It is still excellent. Everything we ordered was delicious and innovative. Beautiful fresh fish. The black cod is a stand out - we loved it so much we ordered a second round. Superb, attentive service. A little loud, if you're looking for something quiet - but we thought it had a nice buzz. It is expensive - about $100/pp including 2 rounds of drinks. Worth every penny.

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VS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite sushi places! Love the food. It's fresh, tasty and reasonably priced. I bring someone new with me every time and they say it's 'spectacular'! I tend to agree.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Kuu! Our waitress was very friendly and made some great suggestions for our first time there! We enjoyed everything about dinner and can’t wait to return and explore more of the menu!

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M
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is great food is good. Wonderful place to be

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h
Houston
376 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place with excellent food, well worth the trip from the inner city, just expensive

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H
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Do go for the Omakase, I have been to this restaurant multiple times and ordering the omakase has always been a great call... my last visit was on Feb 14, and service war rather patchy / slow, but nothing beyond what you would expect on these type of (silly) national-marketing exercises 🤷🏻‍♂️

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

My wife and I went for Valentine’s Day. Long story short halfway through the dinner we decided to eat Buffalo Wild Wings. Took 25 minutes after sitting before the hostess realized she did not assign a server to us. We sat outside because the table they were giving us was right next to the speaker of a loud/poor keyboard player. Asked several times to turn heaters on but it never happened. We opted for the chefs choice dinner ($120 each person). First course took 15 minutes and the 2nd course arrived before we were halfway through the first. Third course took 30 minutes. Mind you everything we’re eating doesn’t require cooking. We told the server who was wonderful that we were just going to leave. Asked her to inform management that this was a very poor experience. We see her tell the manager and watch the manager literally shrug then walk away. This place is like the VStar sushi buffet if they tried their hand at finer dining. Save your money and go to Nobu. Hell even Subway.

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m
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

It's amazing how much smaller the sushimi pieces are and twice as expensive as other restauranta around town with the same quality. The rolls were very trendy, but more really worth the calories.

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AD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful decoration and pleasant ambiance. I think it is overpriced for the portion size. Overall a good experience.

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TM
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We’ve been here before and really like the food. We decided to celebrate valentines a day early to avoid the craziness. Unfortunately the service was not the best. The waiter was very nice and did his best, but that particular day they were understaffed and we waited a very long time for everything. I’m pretty sure it was just that day.. although they didn’t do anything to make up for all the wait so that little detail should have been better at least. The manager at some point even interrupted the waiter while we were talking to him and didn’t even excuse himself. So that was not great either.

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MM
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Waitress was amazing. We enjoyed our dining experience.

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ML
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks and service. Portion sizes were quite small so not a place to dine if you're starving. Still, great experience overall.

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LG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I loved the atmosphere and the food. Only thing I can complain about was how small the portion of food was and the price.

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D
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is always fantastic. Service was unusually slow.

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H
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kuu never disappoints. We have been there many times and always enjoy the delicious food and wonderful service.

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NB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Best sushi we are had! We will surely come back.
Poseidon sushi was out of this world.

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CR
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kuu was an awesome experience. We did the Chef's tasting (Omakase) which was perfect. We got a variety of sushi, sashimi in addition to Wagyu beef and some other non-sushi dishes. I'd highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for an evening of fine sushi dining.

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KM
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

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OT
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pricey, but great food for a special evening.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dating with my wife

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S
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter chose this restaurant for her 21st birthday. We had an amazing time from the beginning to the end of our evening. Our server Sasha was knowledgable of every aspect of the menu and attentive. The meal selections were not disapointing it was truly an experience and the bussers were on top of their game.

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N
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Kuu! It never disappoints.

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t
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

creative and delicious small plates. the sake with black truffles is crazy good!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing quality sushi. Fresh clean taste and comparable pricing to other top sushi places.

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R
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The sushi here is exceptional. They also have several gluten free options. I highly recommend to anyone looking for good quality sushi that is beautifully presented.

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KL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live out of state, but EVERY visit we make time for KUU! It never fails to impress! Outstanding!!

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places in Houston

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H
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the service and food were outstanding. Need to get back more often.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, 5th time I have been here since it opened...never disappointed

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m
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. The flavor combinations that the chef uses are very inviting to the experienced diner. I'll be back!

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H
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

There were 5 adults, 2 older children, and 1 toddler in our group. There was a MANDATORY 20% gratuity fee even though our food came out SLOW. Then when the food did come out we had no dipping bowls to eat the sashimi or sushi. We’ve been here many times and service has never been this bad - but this was the first time there was a mandatory gratuity fee - which might explain the poor service. Why try hard if you know you’re going to get a good tip.

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AH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very delicious but Expensive

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J
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is great and service was very good. It was a little on the noisy side, as we came with our neighbor and wanted to talk. It was a great introduction for him to Japanese food. We will be back!!!

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