Kata Robata

Japanese Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant, and Noodle House
3600 Kirby Dr (at Richmond Ave.), Houston, TX 77098, United States
Hours:
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:30 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.0/10

Based on 241 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Teresa P.
    "Try the lobster Mac and cheese and you will not regret it."(8 Tips)
    Matt C.
    "Favorite Dish: Sushi Omakase"(4 Tips)
    Geri D.
    "My favorite Japanese restaurant in Houston!"(3 Tips)
    Houston Chronicle
    "Don't miss: Uni chawanmushi; Kobe short rib with yamamomo, the tart red..."(3 Tips)
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  • sushi
  • ramen
  • happy hour
  • restaurant in houston
  • uni chawanmushi
  • spicy food
  • omakase
  • good for dates
  • pork belly
  • sashimi
  • Kobe beef
  • foie gras
  • bone marrow
  • fish
  • desserts
  • healthy food
  • lively
  • chirashi
  • scallops
  • trendy
  • Vero L.

    The best roll is the Ocean Picante!!

    Vero L · 6 hours ago
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  • Maria S.

    Lobster mac and cheese. Texas hamachi roll

    Maria Suriel · 1 week ago
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  • Christopher N.

    The New Zealand king salmon sashimi!!! It's a pat of butter on your tongue!!!

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  • Dan Y.

    Not bad Sushi for a place in Texas.

    Dan Yeo · May 28
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  • samichlaus

    One of the better sushi restaurants I have ever been to. Yellow tail with jalapeño was amazing. Beef skewers and fatty tuna are a must.

    samichlaus · May 26
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  • John-Henry P.

    I love the portion sizes here. My usual routine is going down the list on the separate paper menu, including their special cocktails.

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  • Chris✌ J.

    dessert was delightful

    Chris✌ J · March 30
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  • ArtJonak

    Feeling adventurous? Tora-fugu, poisonous puffer fish flown in from Japan, meticulously prepared by Hori-san to remove all the poisonous parts. Served sashimi-style with mullet roe & crisp fugu skin.

    ArtJonak · February 20
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  • ArtJonak

    Magical flavors in both the Foie Gras & Duck Chawanmushi (egg custard with seared foie gras, duck breast, oyster mushroom, gingko nuts) & Uni Chawanmushi, Japanese style egg custard with fresh Uni.

    ArtJonak · February 20
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  • ArtJonak

    Chef Hori-san up front at the sushi bar & Chef Jean-Philippe Gaston back in the kitchen pack a creatively delicious potent one-two punch that every foodie should explore on a regular basis. GoOmakase.

    ArtJonak · February 20
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  • Francisco E.

    Mac and Cheese was amazing. Pork dumplings were great. Sushi was okay. A little pricey for what I would pay at a sushi place.

    Francisco Escamilla · February 6
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  • Kireau K.

    great place to have pork belly

    Kireau Kendrick · January 31
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  • Katie C.

    Very unique rolls and drink menu! Very tasty! Plan ahead and make a reservation, even on week nights.

    Katie Chadbourne · January 18
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  • Pris G.

    lobster mc and cheese is perfect

    Pris Galicia · December 27, 2014
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  • Edson R.

    Tooooodo super delicioso

    Edson Rios · December 5, 2014
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  • Dyan L.

    #everything 🍣🍜🍶🍸

    Dyan Licata · October 31, 2014
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  • Atticus L.

    Damn good uni shooters! Needs more uni though... don't get stingy and prop my uni up with snow crab and think I won't notice. Raw scallops are the best part of the fatty sashimi for two platter!!

    Atticus L · October 9, 2014
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  • Judah J.

    Longhorn roll and it seems all the Japanese people were getting the ramen which I'm getting next time

    Judah Johns · October 7, 2014
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  • Christy L.

    Spicy Raman is excellent. Great happy hour. Creative and delicious specials.

    Christy Landes · September 27, 2014
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  • Alex V.

    I can also vouch for the Lobster Mac & Cheese, it's delicious and a pretty good portion.

    Alex Villarreal · August 23, 2014
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  • Evie

    The Chirashi is well worth the $33. Sooo many types of sashimi! The duck dumpling shoyu ramen and rising sun roll don't disappoint either.

    Evie · August 17, 2014
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  • Wil J.

    Sushi is good here, but the real star of the show is the lobster Mac & cheese. Other awesome choices are bone marrow (rich & tasty, done right) and Kobe beef (texture like butter, for real).

    Wil Jeudy · August 7, 2014
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  • Kevin M.

    bone marrow is top notch!

    Kevin Ma · August 7, 2014
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  • Kevin M.

    kata ramen!

    Kevin Ma · August 7, 2014
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  • Kevin M.

    scallop foie gras nigiri is the best bite you can possibly order

    Kevin Ma · August 7, 2014
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  • Teresa P.

    Try the lobster Mac and cheese and you will not regret it. The ramen here is also some of the best I've had and the portions are large too.

    Teresa Pham · August 7, 2014
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  • John R.

    My favorite Sushi restaurant in Houston. Sit at the bar and ask the chefs to surprise you, and not to stop until you ask them to.

    John Rowley · August 7, 2014
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  • Houston Press

    Sushi chef Hori-san is serving some stellar sushi and stunningly inventive dishes here in Upper Kirby. Read more

    Houston Press · August 4, 2014
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  • Houston Chronicle

    Inside track: Sitting at the sushi counter is the way to go. Read more

    Houston Chronicle · August 3, 2014
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  • Houston Chronicle

    Don't miss: Uni chawanmushi; Kobe short rib with yamamomo, the tart red bayberry fruit; chirashi sushi; omakase sashimi for two; strawberry shortcake. Read more

    Houston Chronicle · August 3, 2014
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  • Nabeel

    Kobe melts in your mouth

    Nabeel · July 6, 2014
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  • Fernando C.

    Good but not great. Can't really compare it to uchi.

    Fernando Covas · June 13, 2014
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  • MoiseKapenda B.

    Cold Curry Noodles

    MoiseKapenda Bower · May 19, 2014
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  • Steve R.

    Food is great, sushi is ok but no service when you go lunch time, too busy too talk to your server.

    Steve Robert · May 1, 2014
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  • Antonio P.

    You need to make a reservation for the omakase, since it takes a good three hours to prepare...

    Antonio Parodi · March 25, 2014
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  • Saf an

    Dish: sashimi platter

    Saf an · January 31, 2014
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  • Rebecca B.

    Caribbean roll is amazing! How could you pass up lobster and mango!

    Rebecca Barbosa · January 12, 2014
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  • Sami J.

    The Rising Sun is really good and the peppercorn tuna on top is really fresh. The Texas hamachi is also good but the jalapeños on top can be really spicy or not at all.

    Sami Jih · December 11, 2013
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  • Simone C.

    The Kobe beef and pork belly appetizers melt in your mouth! Definitely coming back :)

    Simone Culver · December 5, 2013
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  • Camilla C.

    The best rolls are the Rising Sun and Ocean Picante. Fabulous.

    Camilla Calhoun · November 26, 2013
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  • Megan S.

    Lobster mac and cheese! amazing!

    Megan Schmitt · November 18, 2013
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  • Katie D.

    Get the ramen.

    Katie Day · October 22, 2013
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  • Dana B.

    Absolutely love this spot. One of my fave sushi spots. Never disappoints

    Dana Boutté · September 23, 2013
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  • Tiffany L.

    From cocktails, tar tar to their Hawaiian rolls they know what they are doing. Their appetizing hh pricing is irresistible. Watch out uchiko you might have found your "middle class" competitor.

    Tiffany Leung · September 8, 2013
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  • Aga K.

    The lobster Mac n cheese is a must!!

    Aga Kuplinska · September 5, 2013
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  • Danvy V.

    Kobe beef...I could eat that all day

    Danvy Vo · August 13, 2013
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  • W. Ross W.

    If you really want to impress someone that enjoys Japanese cuisine, spring the Kata Robata on them. Damn.

    W. Ross Wells · July 25, 2013
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  • Houston Press

    Fresh, flavorful, high-quality food for a lot less than you'd expect to pay, which is why it was awarded Best Sushi in the 2012 Best of Houston® issue.

    Houston Press · July 15, 2013
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  • Reagan C.

    Delicious!! The crazy Irishman is the best roll! It's not on the menu but you can order it

    Reagan Creely · July 11, 2013
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  • Redwan H.

    They weren't kidding about the lobster Mac n cheese.

    Redwan Huq · June 23, 2013
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