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Sliced Hamachi and Tuna - Ukiah, Asheville, NC

Ukiah

4.7
4.7
1482 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
Welcome to Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse, where Japanese Soul Food meets American BBQ by James Beard Nominated Michael Lewis. “Japanese Smokehouse” is defined as merging Japanese ingredients and flavors with American BBQ techniques, and everything in between.

Menu highlights include light and refreshing dishes such as Wagyu Tataki with house kimchee, yuzu kosho and savory soy or Tuna Sashimi with yuzu sabayon + furikake, to bolder flavors such as Smoked Pastrami Short Rib
with toasted rye, fire roasted kimchi + yuzu pickles or the Duck Hot Pot, duck dumplings, smoked shoyu broth + shrooms. We are open 7 days a week, for Dinner and Sunday Brunch!

Please note, our dining room consists of booths, regular tables and high-tops. We will try our best to accommodate you at your prefer location, but sometimes it is not possible due to party size. Our outdoor tables can be requested but not guaranteed when booking on open table.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Japanese, Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 470-7480
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Michael Lewis
  • Neighborhood
    Asheville
  • Cross street
    Biltmore Ave & Hilliard Ave
  • Parking details
    Metered and Passport App
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,482 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Innovative

  • Asheville

    Best Value

  • Asheville

    Innovative

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    Hot spot

  • Asheville

    Lively

1,483 Reviews
  1. LeahM

    Western NC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    our first time and we loved it. Flavors and presentation were great. It was obvious wait staff were busy but they seemed to work together well and we never felt forgotten

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  2. AlamoFoodie

    San Antonio

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The noise level was so extreme that we left before we even perused the menu. Everyone in there was sustaining permanent hearing loss.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a fabulous dinner and service at Ukiah! We always sit at the bar and the service is fantastic.

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  4. Miamifoodlover

    Miami

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite restaurant in Asheville. Great, fun menu and atmosphere!

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  5. ErinK

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the chefs tasting menu and it was so great. We enjoyed every single dish, the waygu, salmon rice cake and coconut cake were superb. Everything was fresh, and high quality. We really enjoyed the experience and would definitely go back. Service and ambiance were excellent as well.

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  6. Kristen

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Everything was delicious and I will be back Thursday for dinner!
    UkiahResponded 5 days ago
    Kristen, Thank you for your five star review!

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  7. marks

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Good service. Chairs uncomfortable. A little Loud. Will definitely go back

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  8. AdventurousEater

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience: Attentive service, delicious food, shareable portions. Going back for more!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love Ukiah! First time taking my mom there and she was wowed. It was her favorite meal her 10 days in Asheville. Such interesting and unique really flavorful food.

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  10. MargaretM

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ukiah was fantastic. We did the tasting menu (highly recommend) since we couldn’t begin to choose what to try from all the intriguing options. Everything was exceptionally well-designed with great balance of flavor, texture and presentation. Our server, Rosalie, was super helpful and professional, and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Don’t miss Ukiah if you’re in Asheville!

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  11. FoodyWithaToddler

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite spots in Asheville. Delicious and unique flavors. They’re very accommodating with my food allergies as well.

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  12. Lilah

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is consistently delicious. The brunch benedict with smokes pastrami is amazing! Perfectly poached eggs.

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  13. PamDiner

    Western NC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We received an email advertising the return of the brunch menu so decided to check it out. The warm Spring Easter Sunday allowed us to sit outside. My husband had the Ukiah Benedict and I had the Banana Bourbon French Toast. We shared a salad. The food was delicious as usual. Service was excellent.

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  14. BillP

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time there. Party of three and decided to try Ginza tasting menu. Did not dissappoint. Amazing flavors! Lots of food.

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  15. Joel

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food here is amazing. Sake selection is great. Anytime I make it to Asheville this place is on the list.

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  16. DineOn

    Raleigh

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the 12-course meal we had a Ukiah!! I would definitely recommend doing one of the chef tasters if you've never been there, super glad we did. And the cocktails were fantastic! We look forward to coming back and trying some individual menu items next time we are in town.

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  17. KristineP

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was amazing. The food was top notch. It's a bit on the pricey side if you are into larger portions for the cost. But we had gyoza, sashimi, sushi, edamame, and crispy shrimp. Everything was so delicious. The cocktails were bang on too. Highly recommend this spot if you love small bite Japanese fare.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. Friendly, attentive, basically great. The food on the other hand is where we were disappointed. The beech mushroom tempura and the crispy ribs were good. The sea bass (on sticks) was very charred and dry (over done). The wagyu (on sticks) was also charred (usually i like that) but overcooked and chewy. We did eat them though. The staff took one of two orders of sea bass off. Again staff was great. We were disappointed as we read how the chef was trained and experienced NY’s restaurants.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such incredible food and service! This is our go to spot in Asheville!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried a number of dishes to share . All were creative and delicious . Server was knowledgeable and friendly

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, atmosphere and service are really excellent- keep it up y’all! 😍

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great professional service, fantastic food creative and beautiful delivered

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  23. NicoleN

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the best night!! The food was next level. Everything we put in our mouths from cocktails & sake to apps thru dinner and all the way to dessert and even the tea was 10/10. Every employee that we spoke to was sweet & knowledgeable. Great vibes with effecient service. If we lived close it would be our regular spot.

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  24. PatriciaB

    Greater Boston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional meal. The chicken karagee was both moist and crunchy and yummy! Duck hot pot rich and multi-layered. I would drop either a duck egg or two quail eggs for a wow factor!!The gyoza were tasty and soft. The bok choy delicious and so light and smooth. The sea bass was perfect and unctuous!! Friendly and helpful staff, Raeann made great recommendations. Cocktails and sake flight rounded out a delightful evening!

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  25. David

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome food - some of the best I’ve ever had in Asheville. Service was solid as well. Highly recommended dining experience.

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  26. discerningdnr

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great tasting menu. Varied, interesting selections.

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  27. JillN

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ukiah was a great dining experience and very unique. With strong Japanese and other asian influences it took the smokehouse to a new level. We had the premium tasting menu which was a great way to sample the menu… highlights were all the raw bar items, the sea-bass, corned beef and bok choy … everything was interesting and tasty.

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  28. EHPEND

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation for my son's 18th birthday, so this was a special occasion. However, we were disappointed - the food came out very sporadically and was usually only enough for a few bites each for 3 people with long waits in between items. Our server was not very attentive - we wanted to order more items several times, but gave up. The food was tasty but overpriced for the amount you receive and poor level of service.

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  29. TFTH

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Ginza tasting menu was fantastic! Easily the best meal I've had in my 4 years in Asheville.

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  30. Borgward

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was excellent! The Beech Mushroom Tempura was incredible! The only complaint was the omission of the menu to state that the roasted cauliflower dish contained Goat Cheese! I happen to be allergic to Goat Cheese and unfortunately I paid the physical price for that omission later. Not pleasant! PS...the cocktails were awesome.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, there is nothing on the menu that isn't amazing. Always good for date night or girls night!! Pricey, but worth it!

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  32. Kath

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The chefs tasting was great, but the courses could have been timed out better.

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  33. Nmlb345

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food and service was excellent. Loved the hamachi crispy rice, spicy pork ramen, and wagyu. Everything was delicious. Definitely recommend exploring the cocktails. This is my new favorite in Asheville. Looking forward to returning!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was excellent. Food was phenomenal her favorite restaurant in Asheville!
    UkiahResponded on March 9, 2024
    Thank you for your review. We love being a favorite!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing!!! Servers are well trained and know the food. Live that!

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  36. FoodieEsquire

    Orlando

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was spot on, and the Ukiah tasting menu is a must. It was genius composition of old favorites remixed, and new dishes with lots of layers and personality. Cheers.

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  37. LauraK

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our favorite restaurant in Asheville! Everything is extremely high quality. Great for sharing, to taste all of their delicious plates!

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  38. PapaHemingway

    Jacksonville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around awesome! The best dining experience we’ve had in a long long time. Absolutely make a reservation. Hostess was fantastic. Our server, Jess, was awesome. The Japanese Sweet Potatoes and rock shrimp were the stars of the night but everything we order was great!

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  39. Pb0815

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A memorable evening--excellent food, thoughtful and pleasant service. Totally value received for the price.

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  40. JessicaW

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing dinner at Ukiah celebrating our anniversary. The food and service were both excellent. The pastrami short rib was the star of the show.

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FAQs

Ukiah offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 470-7480.

Ukiah is rated 4.7 stars by 1482 OpenTable diners.

Ukiah does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ukiah

121 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Biltmore Ave & Hilliard Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Asheville
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Japanese, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Metered and Passport App
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michael Lewis
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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