Chef Chat

Chef Chat, Part 1: Adison Lee of KUU

KUU, a fine Japanese restaurant that opened six months ago, is tucked in the back of Memorial City's new "lifestyle center" near Vallone's. I wish it faced the feeder road of I-10, because KUU is putting out cuisine that deserves to be front-and-center.

Although Chef Adison Lee resists comparisons, the refined, modern takes on Japanese food and delicate platings reminds me very much of Uchi without the long wait.

Inside, wood, metal, modern art and glass combine to create an atmosphere that is sophisticated, yet warm.