KUU Restaurant

4.6
783 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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vipabntx
Houston
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Easter Brunch! Fantastic deal of 2 for 1 sushi. We love this place and great to be able to sit outside now!

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vipDebbieK
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vincent was an amazing waiter and helped us with our choices and explained the menu very well. The food was the best sushi I've ever had. We all raved about it for days. Will come back here and will request Vincent again.

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vipKellyL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

You’d think they’d save a nice table for an advance reservation but no!!! Middle of the floor, nothing special, not pleased, besides that the food is very expensive but normally quite worth it, tonight the micro greens were left of our roll and the sauce was overly soy flavored not delicate and awesome like usual. Plus they ran out of eggplant for one of our favorites, now eggplant will keep a day, no excuse! I’ve never been disappointed at KUU before, but they really botched it all around this time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goooooood food! Not going to order garlic edamame again though. I don’t like the taste. Regular is fine!!

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was amazing! I would absolutely recommend Kuu and my favorite item was probably the Poseidon roll.

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vipKev21
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Quality of Sushi did not match price.
Waitress not attentive to table.
Waitress not interested in discussing menu.

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Boomzy
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food and drinks were excellent.

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BrettK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Sushi restaurants in Houston. Don't let the location intimidate you! Parking is available in the garage next door and its a quick walk down to the restaurant. The outdoor seating this time of year is nice and they have bar seating as well. The food and menu change daily, so there is always something good. And if they get their shipment of fish from Asia, there can sometimes be some really unique and tasty offerings. Great wait staff (Tracy!) and if you go there a few times they all begin to know what you prefer and will make some great recommendations.

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vipcaroline
London
28 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great happy hour menu for both wine and food.

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AngieA
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful date night. Our waitress was knowledgeable and so nice! The violinist was superb! Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Although the ambiance is great and the food is beautifully plated the flavors were just not the highlight. I’ll go again but will not have such high hopes.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Great service. Violinist was an added bonus.

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AnneMarie
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really nice evening - good food, good service, great violin player. Would def go back again!

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vipabntx
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Our favorite place for a nice Omakase on the patio.

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vipHouston808
Houston
60 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service, food, and beverages. Some great new off the menu choices.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Vincent our server was awesome and helpful

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JesusA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fancy romantic setting with awesome customer service.

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MGR1374
Dubai
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I am struggling with this restaurant. Granted we went on the night before Valentine's but we had a reservation but we still had to wait almost 35 minutes for our table. Then until we asked someone for a waiter, no one showed up to take our order. So from entry to getting a glass of water and to order took us almost an hour. Planning for this night seemed quite poor and disorganised. I don't know what it's like on a normal night so hard to comment. The food itself was not bad and seemed rather fresh and I felt it was pretty good value for money. I guess I am just struggling to give a great review because of the night we went and the long wait, standing, we had before getting to our table. Perhaps Kuu should think about limiting the number of reservations so customers actually can sit at the bar and wait for their table or something.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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TraceyW
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

it was ok however service quite slow to order we didn't get a rose but all the other ladies did quite expensive

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vipDRKM
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Had a reservation, was seated, didn't get a server for 20mins. They recommended the overnight flown in fish from japan sashimi selection. Probably a bad choice since we were both unfamiliar with the fish selection, very chewy, my date couldn't finish hers. We ended up just ordering some Salmon belly and O'toro. Couldn't finish the Japanese selection and wasn't ask if anything was wrong with it. The wagyu appetizer was also not very good, I frequent a lot of sushi restaurants and the dishes just didnt cut it. Service was slow and way over priced overall!

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vipDisappointed
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wait was long even though we had a reservation. The bartenders were rude and we had a bug in our single malt scotch.
Music was good.
Food expensive

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DalilaD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I really wanted to have an amazing experience but it didn't happen. I made reservations to celebrate my husbands birthday. That was easy. The hostess was very nice and accommodating when confirming my reservation. When we arrived we were greeted by a friendly and smiling host. She immediately sat us. A great waiter makes a great experience. I'm pretty sure our waiter was having an off night. We explained it was our first time there and asked what she recommends or if there was any thing we should most definitely try. All she did was read us the menu and recommended nothing. The only time she was at our table was because we had to flag her down. Never asked how our food was, how we were doing. NOTHING. The service on behalf of the waiter was subpar. I had to ask a hostess to please send over the waiter as we were ready for our check. The hostess came back to me a few minutes later with our check as she couldn't find the waiter either. The live violinist was great, the mood was great, food tasted great. Service was bad. I expected better service as we were a table of 6 celebrating a birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, good food, and excellent services. Definitely come back more in future.

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LudwikB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sushi and fresh fish. Best Cod I’ve ever had. Wonderful sashimi. Great place.

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vipHouston808
Houston
60 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food. Outstanding wine and sake list. Outdoor dining with heaters available. They've recently added a new dessert -- purple yam souffle with coconut cream. Everything was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Florence is the best! She’s so attentive and personable! Always such a great experience to dine at Kuu.

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vipEatoutalot
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Continues to meet expectations. Bravo

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DanieleA
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sushi was really good, scallops like butter and bacon wrapped sea bass was just so memorable. The down side was the crispy duck, was inedible. Fatty, greasy taste and chewy. Couldn’t eat it! I would stay clear of the duck. Scallops and sea bass are worth the trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall great dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Expensive versus the quality. Better than a strip mall sushi restaurant, but not as good as Uchi.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a great evening! This was our first time there and we felt most welcomed and the staff was very attentive.
The sushi was so so delicious and fresh..and the Salaryman cocktail!!!! FABULOUS! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi, very fresh and it’s a great place to go if you’re wanting something non traditional -

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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DevinS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the moment we walked in. Food was outstanding. Will definitely be back.

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jimB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, high end sushi with nice presentation and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was not very packed when we arrived at 8:30 (on a Saturday). We had reservations for a table but were able to sit at the sushi bar. We loved the music (a guy playing trendy songs on the violin) and when he was taking a break, a trendy playlist. The bathrooms were nice but not very clean. The waitress was slow at first but did catch a good rhythm. We ordered Omakasa, and told the waitress our fish preferences but unfortunately received no salmon and the sashimi boat had none of our faves. The fish included. We weren’t crazy about, everything else was great!!
Overall it was a nice dinner, Josie sake was good. The total was $359, which seemed high for what we got. Next time, we will order independently as opposed to Omakasa...
Good date night place.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. By far some of the best makimono and nigiri I’ve had in Houston. Staff was accommodating with seating. Safety guidelines were in place without it being overbearing and disrupting the experience. Food was prepared right in front of us (at the sushi bar) and ALL of the staff provided excellent, timely service. Highly recommend.

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Lizet
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was delicious. Waiter was very attentive.

FAQs

KUU Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 461-1688.

KUU Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 783 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.