About KUU Restaurant
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.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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We have both valet and an attached garage
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
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KUU Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Bad service, mediocre foods! We had a re ...
Bad service, mediocre foods! We had a reservation at 5 and there were 2 other tables being served, yet it took 10 minutes before the waiter came by to give us the menu and water. Staffs were looking at their phone or at the outside. When we left we saw the staffs sitting around in the back watching the photographer taking picture of some dish. Truffle suzuki barely has any truffle oil. Price for the rolls are on the high side and fishes are not fresh as compare to the other place we patronized on Westheimer. Desserts were mostly powdered ... U... has 3 times the dessert for the same price point. Would not come back.
Exceptional food. Enjoyed every moment o ...
Exceptional food. Enjoyed every moment of it. Compliments to the Chef and Restaurant owner.
Good food but very slow service. Simple ...
Good food but very slow service. Simple rolls took 15-20 minutes to arrive and drinks were not filled in a timely manner. They try to be unique with the menu but don't deliver quality service.
Food was amazing and the staff was very ...
Food was amazing and the staff was very attentive. I would go more often if it weren't so expensive, but definitely worth it for those special occasions.
The sushi/sashimi portions are to small ...
The sushi/sashimi portions are to small for the price. a cup of rice, which is really 1/2 of a cup, is $2.5. The fish quality is excellent, but the portions are too small for the price
A nice surprise in West Houston. We wer ...
A nice surprise in West Houston. We were visited by the manager and chef and the waitress was knowledgeable and very kind. Will return.
Visiting from Austin, from Chicago. One ...
Visiting from Austin, from Chicago. One of the best meals I've had in a long long time. Excellent.
Wonderful experience. Food was fresh and ...
Wonderful experience. Food was fresh and exciting. Service was good.
This was our first time. Everything we o ...
This was our first time. Everything we ordered was delicious. The waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. He recommended menu items that have left us wanting more. I can't wait to go back.
Went there for our wedding anniversary and they treated us very well with some complimentary items. The pre fixe meal special on Sundays is a good deal and everything was very yummy. I did find either thin plastic or a large fish scale in my sushi roll. They were apologetic and offered to make a new one. Our waiter and the hostess were all very nice.
Fsnt freaking tastic
Other than the fact that our server was a bit grimy everything here great! The grimy abet thing want his fault was working really, really hard. I'd back there a ny minute and take new friends!
Food consistently good. Wait staff does ...
Food consistently good. Wait staff doesn't rush you.
My new favorite sushi place. I think it ...
My new favorite sushi place. I think it is better than Uchi and Kata Robata.
We enjoyed a beautiful dinner at Kuu. Our waiter was very attentive. The food was fabulous, every dish better than the next....we tried about four different rolls and all were excellent!!
one of the most creative sushi restauran ...
one of the most creative sushi restaurants in texas
We went to KUU for our anniversary and had an outstanding meal. Our server John picked an amazing assortment of dishes for us that were very well presented and delicious. Would highly recommend
Excellent, as always!
Food and cocktails are always amazing, staff very helpful if you are overwhelmed by the menu. But once you've been, you will definitely have your favorites!
The food and drinks were a bit pricey, b ...
The food and drinks were a bit pricey, but everything was delicious! I went there to celebrate my birthday! I would highly recommend this place. Service was great.
Excellent sushi fusion!
My husband and I celebrated our 8 year anniversary at Kuu. I had heard great reviews, and being that we are both sushi lovers, decided this was a great place for a child free night out. We both ordered a bowl of miso to start, then shared the Kuu, June, and Truffle Suzuki rolls. The Truffle Suzuki was delicious (yellowtail) and melted in your mouth. The June roll was my favorite, as I am a fan of spicy tuna. We also ordered pieces of Hamachi (yellowtail), Bincho (tuna), and Hirame (flounder) Unfortunately, we waited 30 minutes for our last roll (Kuu) to come out. I believe they forgot about it, or it was given to another table. We finally got our roll (we were headed to the theatre after and had to rush out) and the manager was nice enough to comp the roll (we didn't ask, but felt well deserved after waiting so long) Overall, it is pricy compared to other sushi restaurants, but the quality is something that cannot be beat. I have been to Tokyo and eaten at the Tsujiki fish market (where Kuu gets its fish) and it is just as fresh as being right in Tokyo. I definitely would recommend to anyone and cannot wait to go back!
Excellent! Great food and service!
Our server Tao was really knowledgeable and helpful. He made some great suggestions and we enjoyed everything. Love the creativity the chef uses to pair the foods. Really a great dinner!
Best sushi I have ever had, pricey but w ...
Best sushi I have ever had, pricey but worth it! It is all good, waiters know there stuff! Take their advice on the offerings.
Absolutely amazing! We had the chef's ta ...
Absolutely amazing! We had the chef's tasting menu (omakase) and all the small dishes were flavorful and original. They were out of the wine we wanted to order, but recommended another one of the same price that we liked even better! We even got an extra dish "for the inconvenience "!! Thank you, KUU, we'll be back!
We always like to have dinner there we l ...
We always like to have dinner there we like your food
First class sushi
The food is spectacular. Interesting combinations and fresh, fresh, fresh fish. Melts in your mouth. High prices but if you love sushi, you'll be happy to pay. I wish the service was a notch or two more sophisticated. When you're paying these kinds of prices, you want the service to match.
Went to Kuu on a whim after a quick review online and I have to say I was blown away. This was by far the best sushi I have ever had. My girlfriend and I were amazed at how relaxed the and comfortable the environment was. The food was on another level. I can't wait to go back and try anything and everything on there menu. I couldn't imagine anything being close to mediocre. What a amazing restaurant, staff, service and atmosphere. If your looking for a incredible date night or special occasion or just high quality sushi I highly recommend this place.
KUU is just what we need in this area
We went to KUU for the first time for their happy hour and were amazed at how good everything was, and the service was great! We went back two nights later for dinner and sat on the patio. It was a wonderful dining experience. My husband had a delicious cocktail and I had wine. We were 100% pleased with both of our KUU experiences and can't wait to go back!
My favorite restUrant in town! I like to go at least once a week. Staff goes out of their way to help and answer all questions
My whole experience at this restaurant was phenomenal! It looks great, the service is out of this world and the sushi is to die for.
Sit at the Sushi bar
Sit at the sushi bar, and see Vin do his magic! It's a bit pricey, but totally worth it!
Excellent Japanese cuisine along the lin ...
Excellent Japanese cuisine along the lines of the acclaimed Nobu restaurants around the world. Good Sake list
The Best Meal I've Ever Had
My husband and I went here for our anniversary (which I mentioned when the hostess called to confirm our reservation) and we were treated so unbelievably well. I suspect that the staff treats everyone with the same level of care and attention from what I noticed, but we truly appreciated the level of service and well wishes. Our server, John (who was wonderful), recommended the 9 course meal where the chef chooses each dish for you. We were not disappointed. Every dish was as delicious as it was visually stunning. It was just a really fun experience. We had a truly magical evening that we won't soon forget. Thank you!
Fresh, fresh, fresh! What more is there to say about a good sushi restaurant? Creative, inventive, too. Great place to get what you love and try something you've never had. Service was spotty even though the restaurant was mostly empty--waiter hard to find, interrupting my guests, bringing us food we didn't order. Inexcusable in my book. But I'll go back anyway, the food is that good.
Everything we tried was mouth watering.
Food was delicious and well presented. Good buzz without being overly noisy. A special touch was that the manager engaged with each table. I am sure this place will become booked out on a regular basis!
Food was very good... I am not a big fan ...
Food was very good... I am not a big fan of tapas but other then this it was a great place.
Kuu never disappoints. I highly recommen ...
Kuu never disappoints. I highly recommend sitting at the sushi bar where you can watch the chefs prepare the dishes. They will even offer you samples of new things they are preparing. A great way to try things you might never have tried.
Best sushi in town
We're foodies and serious sushi lovers. This is by far the best sushi place in town. Expensive, yes, but totally worth it. When you go, ask for Tao to be your server. He really knows his stuff, and will take care of you. He explains everything and his recommendations are always spot on.
Nice but very expensive
Sushi pieces are twice the normal price in Houston but are tasty and high quality. Some of the specialty items are very expensive for almost no food. The tuna tartare has much less tuna than a nigiri tuna: cost $16 vs $4. Service was poor at the sushi bar Most likely will not return
Everything is always perfect! This is ou ...
Everything is always perfect! This is our favorite restaurant in ALL of Houston and quite possibly anywhere. No one does sushi better, not Nobu, not Uchi, no one! My husband and I have been to Five Diamond restaurants and 3 Star Michelin restaurants all over the U.S. and the cuisine created by Chef Lee is on par and in some instances even better than them. I wish more people would realize how awesome this gem is to Houston. This place needs to win all the top spots on OpenTable. I pity the blind who are too trendy to branch out and try a place that hands-down has far better food, service and atmosphere than any other "cool" place in the city. Kuu is an original, not a copy/chain. I LOVE KUU!!!!!!!!!
Fabulous array of flavors! We had the sushi rolls, Kuu, June, and our favorite, Truffle Roll. Delightful atmosphere, pleasant, but slow service. Will return and try out more! Not just your normal high end sushi, but some wonderful fish dishes.
Loved everything about KUU. The food is ...
Loved everything about KUU. The food is awesome. One of my favorite Japanese restaurant in town.
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