KUU Restaurant

4.7
903 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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MarianneG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely and quiet. The service was great, our server was very knowledgeable and helpful accommodating our gluten- and dairy-free dietary restrictions. We will definitely be returning to try more of the menu!

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vipToriS
Houston
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Great ambiance, poor customer service. The food was tolerable but was served cold due to the servers being distracted. I was also charged for food I didn’t received but actually ordered. I would not recommend.

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vipdougq
Houston
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu!

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vipDavid
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food greet service.

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vipRosa
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious and creative! We loved the music too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!! Best fish we’ve had in HTX.

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wouldn't hesitate to go there again for a special evening. They are known for sushi, so that's a "must," but don't sleep on their other options as well. I highly recommend going with the omakase offering. It is a chef-created multiple course surprise meal of the very best and freshest they have to offer. 10/10 will dine there again.

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10sb
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience, sushi was very fresh and the spicy garlic edamame was not over oily like some other places make it. Tempura was hot and crispy. The waitstaff were very attentive and our waitress was so knowledgeable, she taught me a few things about sake!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were incredible. Will be back, one of the best dining experiences we have had in a while. Unique flavors and fresh fresh fish.

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vipBrettK
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a very good place for lunch. And some new Sake's on the list!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food the atmosphere, the service and violin music

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Kate
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was outstanding - a mixture of nigiri, sashimi and hot small plates - all very flavorful. The atmosphere on a Saturday night was good - not too crowded or slow, they had a wonderful violinist that was playing music that was really great touch to our evening. It was a great girls night out. The service was a little slow if it had been any other situation but we didn't mind because we were enjoying catching up. Overall, would recommend it!

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vipJcope
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Omakase I’ve found in Houston. My wife and I will be back!

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vipSeth
Houston
162 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good neighborhood japanese restaurant, on the more upscale side. Jamie provided good service, although a bit short staffed on a Saturday night. They have an extensive Japanese whiskey menu. The only downside was that the music, including their strolling violinist, was too loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love love this place! What a gem and they added a violinist! Remarkable!!!!

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vipJonathanL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A bit over priced compared with kata robata on sashimi.

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RobertB
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Always great food and service.

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vipMariaM
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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JimS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Nice atmosphere. What else can you ask for?!!

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RickMilesHouston
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had high expectations and we’re not disappointed. KUU is still outstanding

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vipBrettK
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for lunch, and this time there were some great additions to the drink menu. New Beer and Sake selections. Tracy was kind enough to bring them to the table so we could make a decision.

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AnjelicaR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea bass was cooked well. Small portion for most. If I had to guess it was maybe a 3oz fillet. I was satiated. You must try the garlic edamame!

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vipDavid
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was exceptional.

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They
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Date night and wanted sushi that was not the usual experience. Kuu didn’t disappoint.

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vipDavid
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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vipBrettK
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is quickly becoming our favorite Sushi restaurant in Houston. The food is always fresh. The new items are fun and different. And their Beer and Sake selection is top notch. Put in a sashimi order and then order some appetizers while they build it. And don't forget the Jun roll!

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Leroy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to Houston restaurant for Sushi. Consistently very good. Way better than any Sushi restaurant I've been to elsewhere.

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vipGrinderL
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kitchen is a bit slpe.

But server Jennifer was awesome & attentive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table outside on lovely Sat Eve. Traffic noise ebbed and flowed, but the violinist was great!

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HemiSam
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It took us a while to finally go here but now that we have a few times we have been going with some frequency. Fun place with a modern and tasteful buildout/decor. Service is pretty good...varies from great to good but never poor. I do recommend reservations as the place gets busy on the weekends, when we go.

Food is tasty. I find if you want to get full you need to order some sushi rolls otherwise very Euro sized portions...small for TX. But high quality.

Drinks are delicious.

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StephS
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

KUU is one of the best restaurants in Houston. Love them so much.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Texas
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I tried the omakase, we thought it was average, almost disappointing compared to other places around Houston such as Uchi and Roka. Our server was kind and attentive, we just thought it was odd how there was no set omakase menu and was more of the server’s choice instead of chef’s choice. A lot of the cold dishes and lamb were on the sweeter side with fruit garnishes and vinaigrettes which we thought masked the taste of the proteins too much. It also doesn’t come with dessert unlike other omakases we have tried. The wagyu is domestic so it doesn’t melt in your mouth like how Japanese wagyu does. The few drinks we tried were okay, a lot of fruitiness and tartness to them without being able to taste the alcohol. Nigiri and sashimi were also okay, our favorites were the salmon belly and chutoro. Overall we thought it was an average experience especially for the price point so expectations were high, however well worth the try. We’re just snobs when it comes to sushi lol. Next time we will just order the dishes ourselves if we come back

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Las instalaciones muy viejitas y sucias

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vipSophia
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good so consistent my favorite

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vipMadameSquare
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary with the Omakase (chef's choice) tasting menu. WOW. 8 courses of the freshest fish and seafood flown in from Japan, served by a wonderfully knowledgeable and attentive server, and prepared with creativity, artistry and the perfect balance of contrasting flavors and textures. We had a Happy Anniversary note from management, and a celebratory dessert that blew us away (black sesame macaron topped with a light mousse and miso ice cream -- see what I mean about artistry?). This is definitely the best way to celebrate a special occasion, or to find whatever excuse you need to call some Tuesday a special occasion).
Thank you, KUU!!!

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vipjoshemi
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was nice and helpful. Very attentive to details and we had a great time. Plus the food was awesome and we enjoyed the violin player they hired last night.

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vip2Foodies
Houston
80 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service top notch, as always

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ChristyF
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambience is exceptional! I will definitely frequent this restaurant!

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vipDrRob
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our server Antonio was great. Wonderful dining experience.

FAQs

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

KUU Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 903 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.