Accolades

  • Nominee for Best Chef: Southwest
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best Sushi Restaurant
    Houston Press
  • Three Stars
    Houston Chronicle
  • Best New Restaurant
    Houston Press
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Houston

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Manabu Horiuchi reviews  at post.venue.name
"Don't miss out on our latest creation! Pan seared Mangalitsa pork with mushroom sauce, oyster mushrooms, onions, and yuzu foam. Mangalitsa pork has gorgeous marbling and great flavor. #mangalitsa #foodie #houstonfood #houstonsbest"
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Chef Manabu Horiuchi reviews  at post.venue.name
"Kata Robata serves some of the freshest fish in houston! 👍"
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From My Menu

Chef Randy Rucker reviews Uni chawanmushi at Kata Robata
$$$ | Japanese
Upper Kirby
1 Review
"I think the chawanmushi here is the sexiest dish in Houston. I also love any and all of pastry chef Chris Leung’s desserts, as well as the succulent and sticky roasted fish collars!"
Chef Hugo Ortega reviews Texas Hamachi roll at Kata Robata
$$$ | Japanese
Upper Kirby
1 Review
"Chef Hori San is famous for this dish; we get it every time we go! He first made it for me when he was at Kubo’s, and I couldn’t get enough of it. It seemed so light but full of flavor, and I love the jalapeño on each piece. I could eat three orders easily at one sitting. Hori is the master!"
Chef Ryan Hildebrand reviews Cold summer soba at Kata Robata
$$$ | Japanese
Upper Kirby
1 Review
"Although the sushi at Kata is the main draw for me, the cold soba with tempura, a quail egg, pulled pork, and seaweed paired with cold sake is a great summer dish. Chef Hori always has something to offer off the menu, and it’s a safe bet to let him run with it."
Chef Ryan Pera reviews Toro at Kata Robata
$$$ | Japanese
Upper Kirby
1 Review
"In a town that loves sushi, chef Hori at Kata Robata tops my list for toro. I know the tuna belly is always pristine and perfectly prepared sushi or sashimi style. The fact that he's a great guy and has a great staff ensures that the total experience is always an exceptional one."
Chef John Sheely reviews Hamachi kama at Kata Robata
$$$ | Japanese
Upper Kirby
1 Review
"Chef Manabu 'Hori' Horiuchi is the master of raw and cooked foods. The yellowtail collar from Robata is lush and meaty with a delicious soy-miso glaze. The prices are reasonable so live a little—sit back and just let chef Hori feed you."