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Kubo's Sushi Bar & Grill

2414 University Blvd. Houston, TX 77005 | Kirby-West U | 713-528-7878

Location Description:

The second-story location in the Rice Village can be difficult to find, but if you're a sushi lover, Kubo's is worth the hunt. While chef Hajime Kubokawa -- or Kubo-san, for short -- is no longer at the sushi restaurant he helped found with owner Yoichi 'Yogi' Ueno, nor is Manabu Horiuchi (who is setting the sushi world on fire at Kata Robata), it's still one of the best sushi joints in the city, a fact that's more impressive considering its longevity and the talent that's come through since the place opened in 2002. Try the daily specials for interesting fish finds like idiot fish, or order the enormous sashimi boat if you've got a group of people to impress. On the non-sushi side, the custard-like chawanmushi is the best in town and the bar scene is lively when filled with Japanese businessmen in the evenings.


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Details

  • Cuisine(s): Japanese, Sushi
  • Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri 11:30am-11pm, Sun 12pm-9pm
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Garage, Lot Available, Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Dressy casual
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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