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KUU Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1008 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Regional Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 461-1688

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Adison Lee

  • Private party facilities

    KUU Restaurant

  • Neighbourhood

    West Side

  • Cross Street

    I 10

  • Parking Details

    We have both valet and an attached garage

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,008 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Notable Wine List

  • Houston

    Japanese

  • Houston

    Fit for Foodies

  • Houston

    Healthy

  • Houston

    Notable Wine List

  • Houston

    Japanese

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  1. JB

    JaimeB

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food (sushi rolls) was delicious, the service great, and the environment pleasant. It was a Friday, and they had a wonderful live violinist.
  2. CC

    CynthiaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went for a Birthday Dinner and they do not do anything for birthdays…then why ask if you are celebrating something special when making a reservation??? That was disappointing if I new that I would have brought a little dessert. Lol a scoop of ice cream would have done the job !!! The service and food was great tho!!! Great Happy hour!
  3. L

    Linda

    Houston

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    KUU was the perfect place to celebrate my son's 32nd birthday. Kelly was our waitress and she was the perfect person to help us navigate the menu and chose just the right items. She had a beautiful smile which lit up the dining room, especially when she delivered his special birthday dessert. Our favorites were the KUU Roll and Chili Prawns. The coctails were excellent as was the dessert. Highly recommend!
  4. SL

    SaraL

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful meal at Kuu. The servers were wonderful and the food is amazing as always. It’s a pricy spot for sure but the fish is fresh and the dishes are very inventive.
  5. FF

    FoodieFriend

    Houston

    162 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our meal! Sushi was delicious, fresh, tasty and beautifully presented! We also really enjoyed V, she was delightful!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food is awesome, but not kids friendly, no kids menu. Our server is not great. No smile, not much communication, not coming back to check on us for a long time. When serve the food not even telling us the name, just drop the dish and left. Very rude.
  7. GB

    GurreetB

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Server was great with assistance in picking wine
  8. HC

    HCao

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. Waitress was kind, knowledgeable & efficient. Sushi was fresh. Absolutely delicious. Price was high, but worth it!
  9. D

    Debi

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was excellent. Great service and good.
  10. TM

    TammyM

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    To start, Kuu is one of my favorite restaurants. We go whenever we can. The food was delicious as always. We were sat in the back room, never again. The electric violin and sound of the other diners just reverberated in there. We couldn’t even hear each other. Also, the service was a little disappointing. Our wine was served in warm glasses, so the wine was obviously too warm. We were rushed to place our entire order being told they would wait after our appetizer to place. That wasn’t the case, as everything came to the table together. Normally at sushi restaurants you order a roll or two, decide if you want more and so on. We felt like the object last night was to just turn the table as quickly as possible. We will return, but last night’s dinner just wasn’t up to the Kuu experience we are used to.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed omakazi. Ask for Julio if you like a nice wine pairing. Service and food were fantastic!
  12. HE

    HoustonExpat

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We had our anniversary meal at Kuu. Ambiance and service was excellent. The food was fine but portions were small for the price and, admittedly, we prefer traditional sushi (as opposed to the creative dishes we tried during our meal). For many people, the experience is likely to exceed expectations but just didn’t for us.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    KUU is a phenomenal experience! It’s the best sushi restaurant in Houston in my opinion.
  14. JB

    JaredB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place! Fantastic service! Fantastic food!
  15. A

    Anna

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing experience at Kuu. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and super personable! Ask for Jennifer or Julio when you go and you’re guaranteed a wonderful evening!!! Lastly if you have not attended their happy hour you’re missing out…their happy hour menu is an incredible deal and we try to make it at least once a week… yah that’s how good it is!!! Kuu we LOVE you!
  16. G

    Garrigan

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi. Great experience. Remarkable top shelf sake.
  17. FJ

    FoodieJN

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They had a great selection of food. Not all sushi. Everything we ordered was great. Our only disappointment was that they were out of ube soufflé
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food & atmosphere! Perfect for a date night!
  19. LM

    LisaM

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so good!
  20. CT

    ColinT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was great. Service was good. Staff recommendations were on point.
  21. a

    abntx

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing omakase as always! Great service, delicious food and we like to sit outside, even when it's too hot for most Houstonians ;-)
  22. LA

    LocalA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was knowledgeable of menu items. Impecable and fresh food preparation. The printed list of sashimi for the day accompanied the chef’s sashimi box.
  23. BK

    BrettK

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is still the hidden gem of Sushi restaurants on the Westside of Houston. Their sashimi selection is one of the best in town. And the chefs come up with some unique and innovative special plates on a regular basis. Great wait staff as well!
  24. F

    Foodie

    Houston

    153 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    This is not your typical “rolls” suchi place. Unique and delicious with prices to match.
  25. R

    Reluctantfoodie

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was again an amazing experience. Looked the food. Our Server Kelly chose for us. We feel bad that we asked for her and turned away a young server. However, Kelly is very good at picking dishes and we did not even have to look at the menu. We went all the way from Kemah to eat here for special evening.
  26. BP

    BrandiP

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    KUU is always an amazing experience overall. The atmosphere, the staff, and of course the delicious food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    The food sucked!
  28. SD

    SD75003

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Sashimi and midi were excellent; tempura and gyoza less so. Desserts also not stellar.
  29. BK

    BrettK

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We try to visit KUU at least twice a month. They never fail to deliver, even when the supply of fish has been disrupted by delivery issues from Japan. Also, they get new Sake's to try quite often. Heaven is a new one they recommended that is very nice.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The restaurant is Beautiful, but the food is just ok.
  31. DN

    DorothyN

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Electric violin was too loud. Very good food.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, love this place
  33. H

    Houston808

    Houston

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service, food, and beverages. Very fresh ingredients and wonderful combinations of flavors.
  34. JG

    JulioG

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality of food , best Sushi experience in the memorial area
  35. RM

    RinaM

    Houston

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had higher expectations but it was a good experience. We had two servers and the first service was a little robotic and unfriendly which was a stark difference from the second server who was energetic, happy and attuned genuine. It's interesting how service can affect diner's mood when eating at a restaurant. The food was good and the presentation on our rolls was excellent. We ordered a dessert that takes 30 minutes but it didn't turn out right so they gave it to us on the house which was nice. They were very apologetic about the incidence. In hindsight it might have been nice if they offered us another dessert because the one they have us for free that didn't turn out good didn't taste that great either.
  36. TN

    TravelerNotTourist

    Houston

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Tiny salad with very small amount of salmon $14. Had to flag down server. No such thing as a quiet table.
  37. AS

    AugustoS

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Omakase! Excellent service. Great ambience and setting.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience2
    Our usual favorite sushi place. One of those places where the food more than justifies the prices. However when we were there on a Saturday night, they had some violinist playing and the volume was so high that when he would hit the higher pitched notes, we all would cringe in pain. Most of us resorted to plugging our ears. Was actually painful. Then he also walked around and would play at people’s tables. He did this at a neighboring table and they looked very uncomfortable, as he kept wanting to make eye contact with them while playing his violin. If we hadn’t of ordered by the time he started, we would have probably left. Our waitress even told us that they can’t hear the guests orders on the night the violin guy comes back. Food, as always, was on point and exquisite. Service was great. But we will be sure to check if the violin guy is playing again before we go back.
  39. CL

    CarsonL

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Mother’s Day celebration
  40. T

    Toro1

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in west houston possibly all of Houston. Try their happy hour 5-6:30pm. Incredible deals on food in the bar. Best service with Kelli and the lovely ladies at the hostess stand. Raymond is the manager watching everything closely. Very well run and super high quality. 5 stars easy.

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 1008 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for KUU Restaurant

947 Gessner, Suite A180, Houston, TX 77024

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    I 10

  • Neighbourhood

    West Side

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Regional Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    We have both valet and an attached garage

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Adison Lee

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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