KUU Restaurant

4.5
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675 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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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food. ill be back

SD
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for our lunch! Fresh sushi and perfectly done presentation. Service outstanding.

KL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING!!! They took care of us in every way!!! It was a special night for us and they could not have done a better job in helping us celebrate it. Outstanding service!!!!

LM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best spicy garlic edamame EVER! Sushi was excellent (June Roll)! Love this place!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the staff was very helpful!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night out for Valentines Day! Excellent food and service.

SB
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was very beautiful in presentation, although everything comes out at different times when you're with a group - not a complaint, just good to know. The food was flavorful and well prepared, although they should note how spicy some dishes are, I couldn't even finish mine it was too spicy. It took a long time for someone to come and serve us, but after the initial wait on the server, everything was fine. I would come back and would recommend this to a friend.

SS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners I have ever had in Houston. Well thought out menu for a wide variety of tastes. Will recommend 100%!

JA
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A frequent visit for my wife and I. We love to introduce our friends to one of Memorial's hidden gems.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and efficient service.

B
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Our waitress took 14 minutes or longer to come to our table, we had other wait staff asked if we had been taken care off, and then they went to call her, she had an attitude and was not very helpful, we even had to ask another waitress questions that we had over the menu, is the fist time ever that this happens to us, and service is very important specially when the restaurant is expensive.
They had a violinist that played awesome classics, it was a nice touch.
We order various dishes including sushi, being that our waitress wasn’t helpful or knowledgeable of the menu, some of dishes we order were not as expected, but the miso soup, edemame and sushi rolls were good. If you go ask for either one of the waiters or a waitress that is slim with glasses, she was super helpful with her customers and very amicable.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service but someone ordered e hot stone beef next to us and the smoke from it was overwhelming

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have been to this restaurant many times. Yesterday was the worst experience ever! Food was mediocre, service was non-existent. Waiter was terrible. Drinks came out halfway into the meal, soups were forgotten, dirty plates weren’t picked up and new plates were continually being piled on the table. He rushed through the dining experience. Terrible! We will be taking a very long break from this place!

N
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Some of the best japanese food we’ve had in Houston. The service was great as well!

EC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I've seen a lot of high praise for this restaurant and, having dined at Japanese restaurants like Uchi and Kata Robata, I would find this praise unfounded. The food was good and some dishes were unique. Service was strained by a large crowd and, apparently, absent servers. Our server let us know they were "a couple of people short". On the positive side, several floor managers assisted in delivering our orders. We needed some background on dishes and were grudgingly obliged. Way too loud and overrun by spoiled brats from Memorial. No thanks.

BN
Houston
68 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Kuu was not what I thought it would be. Nothing was wrong with the food, it all tasted good. But reading the menu before-hand and seeing the high prices, and photos of creative plating, I had the idea it would be an upscale elegant dining experience with polished service. Instead it was more casual and rushed, with staff shouting to each other across the room. We ordered hot and cold starters, soup, shrimp tempura and some sushi items. Everything started coming out very quickly and the waiter said oh, well it's tapas style, but he did take things back to the kitchen when I asked if we could pace more slowly. Anyway, some people may be totally happy with the vibe here but it just wasn't what I was expecting for the price.

F
Dallas
9 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
51 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.

JE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing about KUU disappointed anyone in our party.

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
28 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
51 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

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