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
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.
There is the right combination of "cooke ...
There is the right combination of "cooked" and "uncooked" Japanese food. My wife an i were looking for a place not a 100% raw food. We loved this place and highly recommend it for an special occasion.
I enjoyed eating here. The food was delicious. Though we did not have a table and had dinner at the bar, the bartender knew all the plates and suggested really good ones
The whole seating experience with the ho ...
The whole seating experience with the hostess ruin the Valentine's Day dinner mood for my wife and I. We had a reservation for 2 at 8:00pm, and we got there 15-20 minutes early hoping to be seated promptly. We were told to grab a drink at the bar and the hostess will get us when our table is ready. There were no seats at the bar, no waiting area except for outside the restaurant so we went outside to wait. As we were waiting for our table, several parties went in and got seated. We can see there are open tables inside the restaurant, we just don't know why they won't seat us earlier than our reservation time. The whole point of OpenTable is to be seated when you get to the restaurant with as little wait time as possible. I understand if we got there late and had to wait for another table, but we were there early and there are open tables available.
For the second time in the past couple o ...
For the second time in the past couple of weeks we went to KUU and encountered snooty front of house staff - the first time they tried to seat us at the bar even though we had a reservation, the second time we were told that it's quite normal to have to sit at the bar for 15 mins beyond the booked time anyway..... Service was disjointed - slow bar service, then the wrong drinks, then no drink at all for one of our party who in the end couldn't be bothered going through the painful process to actually get a drink. The food was really disappointing - on our original visit (even though we weren't thrilled with the frontdesk staff,) the food had actually been excellent. This time the rolls were dressed heavy handedly and the other dishes were neither here or there in terms of taste. The salmon sashimi on both visits was the only consistent thing and it was delicious both times. We can only assume that the kitchen was overwhelmed and understaffed - the bar was definitely under staffed. Such a shame.
The atmosphere was really nice and moder ...
The atmosphere was really nice and modern, but the food was just okay. It can get expensive very quickly. I will not dine there again. It was not a good value.
My favorite restuarant
We got to celebrate our engagement at this restaurant. We had warm greetings, great service and excellent food. There is indoor and outdoor seating in a nice upscale environment. They asked us what the dining occasion was and without hesitation, we were brought 2 glasses of champagne and 2 complimentary dishes: Hirataki and the parmesean umimasu...really fresh and nicely plated. We also ordered the Miso Black Cod (OMG out of this world good!), Poseidon Roll (really good!) and Tsukigi selection (14 pieces of fresh fish from Japan...OMG I wish I had more)...all of it was phenomenal! I really can not stop raving about this place. The portions are what you would expect with high end sushi restaurants, but no complaints here. I enjoyed every moment. The dishes are pretty pricey, but you definitely get what you paid for: high quality, fresh fish paired with ingredients that make your palette sing! I can't wait to come back to try some of their other dishes.
High Quality Sushi and Excellent Service
KUU was a surprising and accidental find on our part. Sushi aficionados will be sated by the quality offering and innovative take on classic nigiri, sashimi and maki options. The cold appetizers offer something different, on trend without necessarily being 'trendy'. Service staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the pace is good for a relaxing and comfortable meal where the focus is on the food and company. Highly recommended for the next time you want a splurge that is worth the expense.
I have been to Kuu a few times. It is delicious and have yet to have anything that wasn't fantastic. Wait staff is very helpful if you need recommendations on menu items as well.
fantastic sushi and rolls.
the sushi was as fresh and taste as any I've ever had. great atmosphere, clean & not too loud.
Excellent Sushi and great service!
Excellent Sushi and great service!
Taste Bud explosion
I love to eat; seriously love great tastes' Came here on recommendation from my daughter and with the 1st morsel I was truly blown away by the flavor combinations; best in Houston by far; not a place to come and gorge yourself and feel fat when you leave but is a place your tongue will thank you for!!!
Nice for date night but sushi was underwhelming
Its a nice place for a date night. The ambiance and decor are good, although, I had to subtract a star for the fact that we were seated at this tiny booth right next to the hostess stand which was distracting, less than romantic and cold every time someone opened the door (which was often). The appetizers and starters were good and they were fun. They are unique and unlike what you would get at most sushi restaurants. But the sushi and sashimi itself was bland and lacked any real flavor. It almost felt like the had "washed" it or something. It would be a great place for sushi beginners or for people who like the idea of sushi more than they like the taste of sushi. We actually enjoy the different flavors of the fish so we were disappointed. That being said, the cuts were good and clean and everything seemed fresh. There wasn't a single piece that was chewy or inedible and the service was very good. I enjoyed the evening but it probably won't be my first choice next time we go out for sushi.
KUU is definitely art
Beautiful sushi, every bite was a little piece of art with so many flavors. It was soooo good, we will definetly go back. We had butternut squash soup, 5 rolls KUU, rin, and I can't remember the rest but so good. The bacon wrapped scallops and sea bass and salmon nigiri was also excellent.
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