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KUU Restaurant

4.5
488 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm- 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(713) 461-1688
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Adison Lee
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I 10
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Parking details
We have both valet and an attached garage
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 488 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Wonderful as always!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

What a fantastic birthday dinner we had for my wonderful wife and the whole family. Rachel was a fantastic server to get us some wonderful contemporary Japanese food which is what we have been craving for since we moved to Houston last fall. Coming from a culinary hot spot Los Angeles it is hard to find something comparable but I am very happy we found it at Kuu. Thanks to the whole team and we’ll be back for sure!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Best sushi in Houston.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent as always

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The restaurant was full of food smoke. Absolutely unacceptable when paying such a high price. Our cloth still smell like burned food. Poor ventilation. Would not go back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

An exceptional experience at KUU. Loved the ambiance of the restaurant and our waiter was great. He explained clearly how the menu works, and made some recommendations to us. We found the food to be exceptional - enjoyed every bite.

Can't wait to come back with more friends and family.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Love Japanese food and the first time I tried sushi it really melt in your mouth and

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Sushi is fantastic!

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Racheal, our server, was the only good thing we experienced. We were very displeased with the quality and presentation of the food. We were expecting quality comparable to Uchi but unfortunately Kuu is over selling there mediocre product. Would advise the owners to be more involved in the day to day activity and spend time training there kitchen staff how to serve high end sushi. Also, the carpet seating is quite uncomfortable, the cushions are falling a part and have no padding. Overall extremely disappointed and hope Kuu reaches out and makes up the dissatisfaction.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The best sushi restaurant in Houston. Very creative dishes in addition to regular sushi/sashimi items. Seafood always very fresh. Excellent cooked menu options for all as well. Rolls also excellent and unique.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Love it!! It's my new FAV.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great Value , wonderful favors , great service

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Awesome as always! Great to bring friends and family.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Food was on point, every bite was delicious. The staff was friendly, very aware of the items any the flavor of the food. Gave great recommendations.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Overall, I would not recommend Kuu. The service is adequate at best and demonstrates a lack of training. The Hostess was robotic and seated us in the most inappropriate table in the restaurant. Servers are ok - a bit too familiar and sometimes confused about which dish/drink goes to which table. Food was nothing special and a bit disappointing. There are plenty of better options in town.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Went for lunch and the sushi was excellent with creative and unique ingredients! Great atmosphere and friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Service was very slow to start but was excellent when realized we were being ignored. Food Fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This was our second time at Kuu. Thr food was fantastic again and the atmosphere is impressively mixed for family and party friendly.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Very tasty and creative take on sushi and large portions. Service is often a bit distracted. Fish is fresh and they feature market fish flown from japan. If you want a creative take on sushi and don’t like the din at Ouchee, try KUU.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always great. People rave about Uchi and it’s nice but I think Kuu has equal if not better food and a much less cluttered atmosphere making for a more relaxing dining experience with real attention from staff.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was delicious and good service

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

As always, superb food. Wait staff was too pushy on a few occasions.
No matter, food outweighs any negative!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The ambiance is very nice and quite. The food is awesome.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food and exceptional service! Our waitress Rachel was very knowledgeable regarding the menu. This is our 5th time there and we plan to go back again. There sushi is not your typical RA sushi, once you try this sushi, RA will seem like McDonald's.

If you don't like the food here than you don't have standards when it comes to sushi.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Fantastic and service!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Bery nice diner, server was outstanding tonight
Thank you for the reunion symbol 🤗

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Fantatic! Adam greeted us with a glass of champagne for our anniversary. He listened to our food likes and dislikes and provided us with a great 1st omakase experience.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

As usually the food was exceptional and atmosphere as well as the service were excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Have been here several times and have enjoyed everything time from the ambience to the knowledge of servers and of course the food and drinks. Too many great plates to identify specifics

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I was very pleased with the food and the ambiance. Valentines evening they jammed extra tables in and consequently ran out of SOY SAUCE. We had to ask for it multiple times. They also didn’t have the wine bottle from their list I ordered. Our waiter was pre-occupied and not very attentive!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

OUTSTANDING SUSHI, SOME OF THE BEST WE HAVE EVER HAD! VERY MEMORABLE.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Each dish we tried was fantastic. The Poseidon roll was our favorite out of the three we tried.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Wonderful, flavorful and imaginative food. Service by Christine was top flight. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Their regular menu is fantastic, and the Sunday prix fixe is exceptional.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was amazing and service was attentive, friendly, informative. Will not wait long before going back.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Omikase was amazing.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Absolutely the best sushi I've had in Houston! Our server was very pleasant and helpful.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I really had one of the best sushi I have ever eaten. Very nice and formal customer service. Cozy place and modern at the same time 🙂

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

I found KUU through a friend for lunch and was very impressed. Its not the cheapest but if you are looking for high quality Sushi in a nice relaxed but upmarket atmosphere this is one of the best places in Houston. As a family we visit KUU every other month and have never been disappointed. I have never written a review for a restaurant before but this one is was worth the commitment.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Third time here. First 2 were good but meh. This time was a little later in the evening and was excellent. I’m really glad we have them another shot. We’ll be back for certain.

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