Wa Kitchen Kuu

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5 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Kuu is a modern Japanese restaurant that focuses on traditional dishes. We serve a variety of foods ranging from udon soups to Donburi Seafood Dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Hours of operation
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(503) 477-9383
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Yasuharu Nojiri
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Cross street
MLK & Coach
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.5based on all time ratings
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! I was a little confused about the menu choices were different on the weekend versus the weekdays. I had scoped out the menu online ahead of time and had some items in mind I wanted to try that weren't currently offered. When I inquired they were happy to make them.

1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

They advertised being open on Christmas. They suggested reservations, generally meaning they anticipated a full house.
So why then did they only staff one person for both the kitchen and the bar? In a restaurant that serves labor intensive cuisine?
They also had 2 waitstaff and no host.
We arrived at our reservation time and were seated promptly. From there is was just longer and longer waits. 5 minutes for the menu, 15 minutes for the order to be taken, and then the food never arrived. We waited 45 minutes and 5 out of 6 tables got no food while more patrons were coming in. The one table that did get food got it one plate at a time.
My companion walked by the kitchen 2 times and saw no one in there either time.
We put money for our drinks on the table and left.
The ambiance was nice except for some seriously jacked wires being held together with messy gaffers tape on all the hanging lamps. (We probably would not have noticed but we had plenty of time to look around.) The staff we interacted with were very pleasant.
I wish I knew what the food was like. I can say they have really poor planning/forecasting skills. Not a good thing for a cuisine so heavily reliant on freshness.
I may be back to give them another chance. Maybe not.

5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This was the second time I dined at Kuu. Perhaps it was because this was Christmas Day but the restaurant was only a quarter filled, yet we ended up waiting a good 30 - 40 minutes before our dinner was served. A couple at the next table ended up leaving and not waiting for their food. The food portions were smaller and lackluster than the first time I had lunch at Kuu despite this being dinnertime. The server was friendly though. The disparity of the food and wait time in the two times I dined at Kuu was huge.

Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good food. nice people.

3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New development area of MLK, safe clean and good food with very nice staff !