Kata Robata

Row 1

3600 Kirby Dr (at Richmond Ave.)
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 526-8858
Japanese, Sushi, Noodles
$ $ $
Mon–Fri: 11:30 AM–10:30 PM Sat: Noon–11:00 PM Sun: Noon–10:00 PM

Delicious, creative, and reasonably priced, Kata Robata offers everything you’d want in a Japanese restaurant. While classic sushi preparations and signature rolls are spectacular, you can’t miss the winning plated dishes from chef Manabu Horiuchi, including miso lobster macaroni and cheese, uni chawanmushi, miso-crusted bone marrow, fresh catch ceviche, and grilled beef tongue. Save room for dessert; the toasted rice crème brûlée is a true standout. 

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • A mix of molecular gastronomy and Japanese food unlike anywhere else.
  • 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.
  • bone marrow is top notch!
  • kata ramen!
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Make a reservation! 30 minute wait at 6:30 on a Wenesday
  • My absolute favorite sushi place. The Kata Ramen was also just as delicious.
  • Disappointing katsu don. Better versions of it at Blue Fish and especially at Sage 400.
  • The squid robata! Yummy and tender.
  • Try their speciality cocktails! Awesome!
  • Caribbean Roll Joy... lobster tail & spicy tuna rolled tightly with mango, avocado, unagi sauce & tobiko.
  • 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.
  • LA Rolls!! :) Sit at the bar and watch them making amazing rolls!
  • 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.
  • scallop foie gras nigiri is the best bite you can possibly order