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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kata Robata is, unarguably our favorite Japanese restaurant in town. Sushi and sashimi are always very fresh and of the highest quality. Other Japanese dishes are also deserving of attention, since they are prepared with care. Kata Robata offers about 8 Sakes by the glass...and many more by the bottle. The wine list is modest, but still offers about 20 wines by the glass and about three times as many by the bottle. Service is prompt and helpful. Prices are higher than in most other Japanese restaurants, but I guess the quality of the food warrants it.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 3, 2024 via mobile

A place you should visit if you like Japanese food. Excellent service and food, we sat on the counter seat. The sashimi, nigiris and Texas Kobe Beef Skewer were espectacular. Whether you crave sushi or robatayaki, this restaurant delivers an great Japanese dining experience that...will leave you thoroughly impressed and eager for your next visit.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed October 31, 2023

This excellent sushi restaurant is open fairly late in a busy area with lots of good restaurants. We picked up some great desserts at a shop nearby while we waited for our table. Excellent service and excellent sushi at Kata Robata. Be sure to get...the ridiculously wonderful lobster mac-n-cheese too!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 17, 2023

I really liked this resturants take on sushi! The resturant was beautiful and so were the plates! I loved our waitress and will definitely be back!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 7, 2023

Good food and the staff is friendly. Unfortunately the level of noise is very high, you can barely hear each other when talking. Don't expect big portions but dishes are well presented and food fresh made .

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 5, 2023

The first few times we visited kata Robata, we went for the Sushi: it was superb, although on the pricy side. Then, we discovered all the other Japanese delicacies. Now we visit with prepared to enjoy a different type of Japanese food each time. On...this most recent visit, we started with Foie Gras & Duck Chawanmushi (arguably a French/Japanese fusion dish), which was spectacular. The oyster mushrooms paired perfectly with the foie gras, and the oyster mushrooms provided a wonderful background. The Uni Chawanmushi was another perfect dish: the fresh sea urchin, so sweet and tender, was enhanced by by the shiitake mushrooms and both dishes benefited from the egg custard. The spicy soy Ramen is as good a Ramen you'll get anywhere in Houston and the Lobster and Crab Ramen is a real step-up. By now, in addition to a good selection of Sake and Japanese beer, Kata Robata has a creditable selection of Western wines, so, it's dealer's choice.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 24, 2023

The food is excellent and the service is great. Portions a bit small but very well presented. One of us had birthday the day we were there and they offered dessert for all 4 of us. I found the red beans ice-cream very intriguing. Overall...the combination of the ingredients of the various dishes was very pleasant.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed August 29, 2022 via mobile

The chef has real talent. We visited for lunch and had three plates each - every one was beautifully served, innovatively prepared, and extremely tasty - really this was some of the best Asian food we’ve had in the UK or the US. Prices were...very reasonable - seemed to us that it was much better than e.g. Nobu at much lower prices. Service was swift and the dishes came quickly. We’d go back regularly if we lived in Houston! Only drawback was that the waiting staff were friendly, but were really in our faces the whole time - for example interrupting our meal and conversation to give their own unsolicited views on some of the dishes. Working aggressively for tips is sadly an American way of life, but we didn’t enjoy it.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed May 21, 2022

No luck in reservation system for a Sat lunch. At noon, people line outside of the door in the heat. Only lunch special Mon-Fri and no more happy hour. Skip gyoza and sashimi scallops, the meat tastes old. The grilled mushroom was dry and salty...and burnt. Kobe beef is juicy and chirashi is fresh, but three times as expensive as other Japanese fare, supposedly their fish gets flown in from Japan, which makes me concerned of Fukushima water. ToroUniCaviar for $26 you get one pc plus 3pc eel?!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed January 15, 2022

Actually the food is very good but do not trust their online reservation system. We had a calendar entry that was emailed to us but they would not believe their eyes. Reserve by telephone.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 4, 2022 via mobile

I came wirh my family, we were starving and we ordered apetizers to share, I ordered the octopus as a main course. They brought the starters mixed with main courses and never brought my food, I thought it was maybe the last dish but then...they bought the check and never came!!! I was still hungry and had to eat a left over of steam rice, not a good experience. But food was good I told the waiter what happened and he didn’t care!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 20, 2021 via mobile

Went inside to pick up to go order. Hostess said she would bring to our car sitting directly outside Kata Robata door. After 40 minute wait went in to check. Order was ready but hostess forgot to bring out. Both said sorry and one actually...did with an eyeroll and so what attitude.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 9, 2021 via mobile

We did not have a reservation but was able to find some bar seats immediately. Very interesting foods I must say most dishes were good except the dessert. I had tried about 4 Japanese restaurants in Houston and this is the best one so far.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 26, 2021

We have been to Kata Robata for a decade now. Today, I had a chance to bring my mom (she came from Thailand) with me. We were very lucky to have Shon. He was so incredibly kind and attentive to our order and needs. His...gentle manner and outstanding service are greatly appreciated. My mom kept singing the highest praise of him....:) As always, food are great and fresh. My personal love are tropical spicy tuna and sushi variety (with chili oil), TX Kobe beef and Katsu Sando, Hamachi & Jalapeno sashimi, grilled oyster mushroom, etc. Looking forward to trying Omekase soon. So glad that Houston has Kata Robata!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 14, 2021

Everything during our dinner was spot-on. We started off with the shishito peppers, which weren't as spicy as we would generally prefer, but the kimchi aioli was a great way to bring out a more unique flavor profile for the peppers. The miso crusted bone...marrow was one of the highlights of the night. Each side topping or accompaniment that was given paired perfectly with the bone marrow to balance out all of the flavors. We finished off with a variety of nigiri, including some amazing o-toro and wagyu a5 that was among the best we've ever had. And the portions for all of these items were more than generous. Top that all off with the very fast and friendly service we received and I would say this is definitely an experience we're looking forward to having again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4