Kata Robata

3600 Kirby Dr (at Richmond Ave.), Houston, TX 77098, United States
Open until 10:30pm (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–10:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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  • "Awesome kata ramen and marrow!" (2 tips)
  • "... Houston dishes - Snapper with grapefruit" (2 tips)
  • "... is really fresh. The Texas hamachi is also good but the jalapeños on top can..." (2 tips)
  • AskMen

    Siegel-Gardner is our kind of chef. Not only does the man have pedigree - he's worked under Gordon Ramsay & Marcus Samuelsson. This is your chance to catch a great chef in his experimental stage. Read more

    AskMen · December 10, 2010
  • Houston Press

    2010 Best of Houston® Winner: Best New Restaurant: The delectable panko-crusted lamb lollipops with ginger sauce that are as fun to eat as they are delicious.

    Houston Press · January 27, 2011
  • Eater

    For anything traditional (and sometimes not so traditional) Japanese, Kata is a must. Japanese ex-pats call it the most authentic place in town. The sushi and ramen unbeatable. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · May 23, 2012
  • Geri D.

    My favorite Japanese restaurant in Houston! If you REALLY want to indulge yourself, sit at the sushi bar and have the Omakase (=chefs tasting), Hori-San and Philippe are Phe.no.me.nal!!!

    Geri Druckman · February 18, 2010
  • Jenn

    LA Rolls!! :) Sit at the bar and watch them making amazing rolls!

    Jenn · November 15, 2010
  • 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
  • Jenn

    A mix of molecular gastronomy and Japanese food unlike anywhere else.

    Jenn · January 21, 2012
  • Almost Veggies

    Caribbean Roll Joy... lobster tail & spicy tuna rolled tightly with mango, avocado, unagi sauce & tobiko. Read more

    Almost Veggies · October 15, 2011
  • Allen A.

    The squid robata! Yummy and tender.

    Allen Arcade · September 29, 2012
  • Dani R.

    Try their speciality cocktails! Awesome!

    Dani Rose · July 1, 2012
  • Benji J.

    Gotta try the Kobe beef roll and Rising Sun!

    Benji John · July 15, 2010
  • Jamie M.

    Make a reservation! 30 minute wait at 6:30 on a Wenesday

    Jamie Mitchell · June 12, 2013
  • Mark C.

    My absolute favorite sushi place. The Kata Ramen was also just as delicious.

    Mark Collado · April 18, 2013
  • Allen A.

    Disappointing katsu don. Better versions of it at Blue Fish and especially at Sage 400.

    Allen Arcade · January 18, 2013
  • Laura B.

    Houston Press We Love Food - favorite Houston dishes - Snapper with grapefruit

    Laura Bosche · February 14, 2012
  • Little Soya

    Ask for Little Soya! Also the Texas Hamachi roll is delicious!

    Little Soya · November 2, 2011
  • Hubert L.

    Try the Scallop Carpaccio with Goat Cheese for $12. The scallop melts like butter in your mouth and the goat cheese gives each bite a creamy and slightly tangy taste to truly savor.

    Hubert Law · August 30, 2010
  • Rebecca B.

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

    Rebecca Barbosa · January 12
  • Simone C.

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

    Simone Culver · December 5, 2013
  • Danvy V.

    Kobe beef...I could eat that all day

    Danvy Vo · August 13, 2013
  • Steven J.

    The Horse Feather is a good drink if u like Whiskey...

    Steven J. · March 8, 2013
  • Allen A.

    Roll the sushi dice and try something new via the daily special!

    Allen Arcade · January 18, 2013
  • Deb G.

    Sit at the counter and order all of the sushi...but save room for the best desserts in Houston.

    Deb Gee · December 4, 2012
  • Houston Press

    2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Sushi.Check out more Houston Press Winners here:http://www.houstonpress.com/bestof/ Or go moblie with the free Best Of app.

    Houston Press · October 17, 2012
  • Allen A.

    Kata Robata actually serves REAL wasabi upon request. Very radish-y.

    Allen Arcade · September 29, 2012
  • Michael L.

    Lobster Mac-n-cheese was pretty delicious, but who wouldn't have thought that.

    Michael Lapidakis · June 7, 2012
  • Laura B.

    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 10 Sushi - #2

    Laura Bosche · February 20, 2012
  • James W.

    Pay for the fresh wasabi. Everything else is just horseradish!

    James Wreck · June 18, 2011
  • Denise V.

    The lobster mac an cheese is just fabulous. Also, the desserts are great too.

    Denise Voyles · May 15, 2011
  • Thomas N.

    Get the live sea urchin when it's available.

    Thomas Nguyen · August 23, 2010
  • Daniel M.

    The O-toro is the best that I have had. And the wasabi roe is great. Order the sake flight for a fun addition.

    Daniel Mathena · July 10, 2010
  • Jojo C.

    Hamachi Jalapenos and the Big Eye Tuna Tar Tar are great appetizers! Also try out Sizzling Seafood Yakisoba!

    Jojo Chantra · May 23, 2010
  • Nabeel

    Kobe melts in your mouth

    Nabeel · 3 days ago
  • Fernando C.

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

    Fernando Covas · 3 weeks ago
  • MoiseKapenda B.

    Cold Curry Noodles

  • 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
  • Antonio P.

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

    Antonio Parodi · March 25
  • Saf an

    Dish: sashimi platter

    Saf an · January 31
  • 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
  • Camilla C.

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

    Camilla Calhoun · November 26, 2013
  • Megan S.

    Lobster mac and cheese! amazing!

    Megan Schmitt · November 18, 2013
  • Katie D.

    Get the ramen.

    Katie Day · October 22, 2013
  • Dana B.

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

    Dana Boutté · September 23, 2013
  • 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
  • Aga K.

    The lobster Mac n cheese is a must!!

    Aga Kuplinska · September 5, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Redwan H.

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

    Redwan Huq · June 23, 2013
  • Billy E.

    This is only place in Houston that has been certified to serve Fugu (aka pufferfish) if you are interested.

    Billy Ellison · May 10, 2013
  • Stephanie M.

    Awesome Sushi spot in Houston. They won't seat you unless your entire party is present, even with reservations. Happy hour during the week ends at 7!

    Stephanie Marichal · May 9, 2013

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