New Foodie Mecca

Houston gets a new restaurant with Nobu power: A new foodie mecca is rising

Houston gets a new restaurant with Nobu power: New foodie mecca rises

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Rendering of the exterior of Kuu Rendering courtesy of Andria Design
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The proposed dining room at Kuu Rendering courtesy of Andria Design
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Rendering of the bar at Kuu Rendering courtesy of Andria Design
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Kuu restaurant rendering Houston exterior Gateway Memorial City
Kuu restaurant rendering Houston Gateway Memorial City May 2013  Dining
Kuu restaurant rendering Houston Gateway Memorial City May 2013 Bar
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Gateway Memorial City — the mixed-use, master planned development scheduled to open this fall just west of Memorial City Mall — already has several notable restaurants slated as tenants. The latest addition is a new contemporary Japanese concept, Kuu.

Chef Adison Lee, trained by famed Nobu chef Matsuhisa and formerly of Midtown's Sushi Raku, will present a menu featuring sushi plus new takes on traditional Japanese fare.

In good company, Kuu will join Vallone's, the new steakhouse by Scott Sulma and chef Grant Gordon, which carries consultant Tony Vallone's famous moniker, and Churrascos at its fourth and newest location.

Gastropub Hops & Harvest — from James Beard Award winning chef Bradley Ogden — is another potential neighbor in the Gateway complex. It would be the third local concept by Ogden who previously revealed plans to open Funky Chicken Restaurant and Bradley's Fine Diner in the Heights this month to CultureMap.