Permanently Closed - Wa Kubota

4.7
78 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Authentic Japanese Restaurant owned by Japanese in North Plano, Texas. 90% of our chefs are Japanese, and they cook authentic foods with fresh ingredients. Come & enjoy high-quality food and service along with beautiful interior. On top of that, various kinds of Sake, Shochu, and Japanese whiskey are available. We look forward to serving you!

***COVID-19 UPDATES***
Due to the pandemic, we are only open for to-go. Please order by phone & and we will gladly bring out your food to you for curbside delivery.

We are always actively cleaning & sanitizing all highly-touched areas. We continue to educate our team members on how to prevent transmission of the Covid-19 virus. If any staff members are not feeling well, we make sure that they are resting at home.

We hope that this pandemic subsides soon. Until then, we continue to strive in providing authentic Japanese cuisine in DFW. We are honored to serve you all and gladly thank everybody fro
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vipRyanW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a date night! Happy hour was worth showing up early (5pm-6pm)

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vipDinePlano
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Traditional Japanese restaurant with excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Great but expensive! sushi - once we received it, which took more than 2 hours. The restaurant is obviously poorly managed. Understaffed wait staff and sushi bar on a busy Friday night, wrong food sent out, table next to us got an extra roll while we waited for ours. Gave 3 stars on overall value, but it’s worse than that. Won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Fish tasted too fishy. We did Omakase and after course 3 we waited for almost 30 minutes before asking for the check. They barely gave us a discount. The food was brought out before they even brought us water at the beginning and said they ran out of lime when we saw someone with lime in their drink a few minutes later. Terrible service.

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JEOL
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place. Very authentic. The service was most outstanding and gracious and the food was great. Also has their three Sake sampler to go with our meal...s. Wonderful tasty, fresh food, beautifully displayed.

Wa Kubota is a winner.

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vipAH003
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My husband and I both had the omakase, which is seven courses. It is a new feature for them and they are still fine tuning it. I will say at $75 pp we certainly got our money's worth. In fact, it was so much food we could not finish it all when the final nigiri course was brought out. I think they likely will make adjustments. The service was very good and attentive. The atmosphere and design of the restaurant is very nice. And, most importantly, the sashimi and nigiri were stellar. You can definitely tell a difference in fish quality from 'standard' sushi restaurants and high-end ones such as Wa Kubota. And of course, quality does come at a price. But, for Plano, I believe the prices are too high. Price per ONE piece of nigiri ranges from $10-$20. We spent what a couple might spend at Uchi in Dallas (we would not have left Uchi as full though). But for a place in the suburbs, aside from the Toyota business crowd, I don't know that they will get many people to pay those prices- as was evidenced by the fact that aside from a business group and one other diner, we were the only ones there. Shumi Omakase is very close by, also very good quality, but more modestly priced. All that being said, it was excellent and I certainly recommend it, just be prepared to pay a premium.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Japanese food as usual!

Wa Kubota - Permanently Closed
Responded on January 7, 2020

Dear Lovely Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your opinion & 5-star review with everyone here! We really appreciate it & hope to continue to deliver the same, excellent service & authentic foods again to you in the near future. We really appreciate it : ) ありがとうございました! The Wa Kubota Team

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Mark
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Second time to eat here.....Service was disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

They charged $57 for a glass of sake and I didn’t know about it till the bill came!! I felt robbed.

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vipNAR5
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was slow since the restaurant was very under-staffed. We waited up front for several minutes before someone surfaced to greet us. The sushi was good, but some items were very overpriced ($10 for 2 pieces of nigiri). Doubtful to return.

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JodieSTNewman1
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi and more options than everything crab, like most sushi places.
Japanese beer on draft too! Cold mugs is alway a plus!

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vipPlanopalate
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. Fish is fresh, sashimi is beautifuly prepared, the rolls have the right proportion of fish to rice, and the staff is excellent.

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RalphH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice! Execellent service, great ambiance, and very good food.

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vipgretta1228
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and outstanding food.

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vipmusicandwine
Dallas
144 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good! An authentic Japanese restaurant in Plano.

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vipMmeF
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wa Kubota is rapidly becoming my favourite Japanese restaurant in the area, it offer an interesting sample of Japanese cuisine beside sushi/sashimi. Every time I try something new that other Japanese place here simply don't offer.

MK
MikeK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Had to wait for a few mins before we sat down when the restaurant wasn’t that busy and had some open tables. We had a reservation. Food for other tables were delivered to us twice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We participated in a Japanese Tea Ceremony that was being performed during our dinner which made the dining experience extra special!

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krizzik
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent alternative to going all the way downtown (Dallas) to get expertly crafted yet rustic Japanese comfort food items.

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vipadmin
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very authentic Japanese food. Great atmosphere. Staff was very nice but a little bit slow. Fish was super fresh! So glad to find new Japanese spot!

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vipanooshh
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was super slow though the place wasnt crowded, the fish wasnt fillet as requested. Language barrier needs to be addressed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much. The dinner was wonderful.

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vipPlanopalate
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently uber fresh fish offerings for sashimi keep us coming back frequently. The Japanese staff are friendly and welcoming, and seeing native diners reinforces our opinion of the authenticity.
Many places have fresh chilled fish with little flavor because they have been frozen, but here you will taste every nuance of the different fish indicating their freshness. Grilled fish is also excellent. Fried offerings are so so.
There are many Japanese restaurants in the DFW area, BUT not many sushi bars with Japanese chefs.
COME HERE FOR THE FRESH FISH!!!

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Craig
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Much Overpriced, and not really that good..I was hoping we had finally found a good authentic Japanese restaurant in Texas. From what we could tell it was authentic, just not very flavorful.

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BexB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Did not think the food and atmosphere was worth the price. Near $20 for just one of any of the good sushi rolls. I ended up not needing the reservation - there were very few people there, on a Saturday evening. Food was good, I just wasn't impressed.

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GaryM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! This is my third trip and whenever I am in the area I will return most definitely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Japanese food as usual!

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cwws
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Went again twice recently, and have been very disappointed in the restaurant. The menu has mostly changed. Most of the pricier items, Wagyu beef, Yosenabe, even fresh Wasabi (using poor unrecognizable substitute) are now off the menu. The woman manager was argumentative and not providing forthright answers to questions about menu items. This used to be one of my favorites and it is no more. Pity.

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vipKiboK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best authentic Japanese restaurant in Plano area.

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Sushi
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

会社の接待でも使えるお店。半個室もあり、落ち着いて食事ができるお店。ランチもメニュー豊富で美味しい。

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vipClosedonMondays
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The great experience started at the door. We decided to have dinner after a errand. We chose Wa because it was close and we had mentioned that we would like to try it some day. We were not disappointed. Although there were lots of well dressed business dinners and special occasions happening, we were greeted warmly in our shorts and jeans. We asked to sit at the bar but were warmly welcomed at their beautiful, well stocked sushi bar. The wine list is small but well stocked, there are quite a few Japanese drinks to start with! And they are very good. We had sushi and salad as a light dinner. It was fresh. Beautifully presented and tasted so very good. One day we will go back for a full special occasion dinner. It is a small and intimate restaurant that is quiet. The sushi bar did have a TV with sports on but the restaurant itself was perfect If you want a quiet meal. They also have very nice small private dining rooms that look to seat 8 comfortably. Enjoy.

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vipgetupradio
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant had very nice ambiance and atmosphere. The food was very fresh and excellent in taste. Portions were good for fine dining price. Highly recommend for those who love sushi and acquired tastes. Suggested for romantic nights, dating, business meetings and special events. Our server, Maria N., was very professional, courteous and genuine in her display of customer service. She was very observant as my drinks never got empty. Pricing is reasonable and I suggest booking reservation on opentable. (Optional) Restroom was clean and even had electronic toilet with dryer feature. will definitely visit again and mark as one of my top 10 restaurants for sushi in plano area. ENJOY!!!

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apinkcandy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Took very long to get our kitchen dishes served, but sushi was served pretty fast! Foods are great Authentic Japanese food!

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PeachyG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food, like eating the quality food in Japan. Great Japanese ambiance, friendly.

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Foodisgood
Dallas
1 review