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Sliced Hamachi and Tuna - Ukiah, Asheville, NC

Ukiah

4.7
4.7
850 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 smoked soy + scallion, to bolder flavors such as Prime Ribeye with Shiso Chimichurri or the Duck Hot Pot, duck dumplings, smoked shoyu broth + shrooms. We are open 7 days a week, for dinner and weekend 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Japanese, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 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, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Ukiah EARLY Nye Party!

    $115.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Thank you for joining us this New Year’s Eve! Please note, you have booked in for our Early seating (between 2-3 hours at the table depending on your group size), so you can still go and enjoy those Midnight Fireworks! Our reservationists will confirm this with you! Chef Michael Lewis and the team have prepared a spectacular tasting menu for all tables, including crowd pleasers, seasonal dishes and celebration showstoppers. These will be served to the center of the table, perfectly sized for your group. A complimentary welcome cocktail, and glass of sake, wine or sparkling is also included. Bookings before 7.45pm is $115 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Booking 8pm or after are $145 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
  • Ukiah LATE NYE Dinner & Party

    $145.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Thank you for joining us this New Year’s Eve! Please note, you have booked in for our Dinner and Party, so you are welcome to ring in the New Year with us! Chef Michael Lewis and the team have prepared a spectacular tasting menu for all tables, including crowd pleasers, seasonal dishes and celebration showstoppers. These will be served to the center of the table, perfectly sized for your group. A complimentary choice of welcome cocktails, and glass of sake, wine or sparkling is also included. We will also have a Midnight Toast, party favors and live music! Booking 8pm or after are $145 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

What 850 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    Best Food

  • Asheville

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. s

    seasonedpalate

    Jacksonville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Great dishes, drinks and service. The tasting menu walks you through the best of menu. Great vibe for casual fine dining.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food are amazing! It’s a small portion, so you can try many things on the menu.
  3. AB

    AndrewB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We had a nice server and the place looks good. Good drinks. The carrots, bok choy, and beef tataki were delish. The ribs, pork gyozas, veggie gyozas, sweet potato, and veggie ramen were fine but uninspiring.
  4. MP

    MauiP

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic eating experience from the food, speed of service to the outstanding servers.
  5. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Sub-par food. Wilted iceberg lettuce. Poor noodle choices for Ramen. Haphazard flavor profiles for most dishes. Rock shrimp was okay.
  6. S

    Suzanne

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried several of their tapas and every single one was delicious. The flavor combinations are incredible. Some of us tried their big bowls and those were excellent as well. Our server was fantastic. He was there when needed and he explained the menu and how the food is delivered to the table which helped as we were eating here for the first time. The pork belly and wagyu on sticks are a must. The bok choy was so good I have to figure out how to replicate it at home. We will definitely be back! Great place!
  7. f

    frose

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Dishes came out at random—we finished two dishes before our drink order arrived. The final dish came out an hour after ordering. Empty plates weren’t cleared and drinks weren’t offered to be refilled until way too late. Maybe our expectations would have been different if we were offered more guidance upon ordering (ie we should order x number of dishes per person and share everything family style). That did not happen. Overall the food was good, not great. The spicy pork ramen was bland and not spicy at all. Drinks were overpriced. Hoped for a better experience for our first dinner in Asheville.
  8. BD

    BrandyD

    Western NC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Zander was amazing! We did the tasting menu and was able to sample a bit of everything. One of the best decisions we made all night! And let's not forget about the best coconut cake we have ever had!! I will be getting that as my first course the next time we visit🙂 when you get a chance check out Ukiah...you won't be sorry.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down, best meal we have had all year. Everything was perfection. Might go back for lunch today!
  10. SA

    StephenA

    Western NC

    69 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Ukiah seems to be going downhill. I've eaten there several times, but this time was much less successful. Things I've had before were just a bit off: the crispy rock shrimp so doused in sauce that it was hard to find a crispy one, the hamachi cut so sloppily (no sushi chef in Japan would last 10 minutes cutting this unevenly), the pork ribs tasty but really dry. The worst part, though, was the service: my server ("Angelina B" I think, though I may not have the name right) seemed actively to resent my being there. She was quite unpleasant every time we interacted, and it was only with the cooperation of a helpful busboy that I was able to get her to bring my bill, long after I was finished and (with that busboy's help) packed up. This was a really unpleasant evening, and while Ukiah has some things I like, I doubt I will be back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    11/21. We ordered the Ukiah chefs tasting and had 11 courses. They were all unbelievable great! We also ordered the drink paring and they were all fabulous! All of the Ukiah staff were superb! Knowledgeable, attentive, friendly and help make a truly enjoyable evening for us! Will definitely return before we head back to Charlotte!!
  12. EC

    ElaineC

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious. I was annoyed about the order coming to the table I like salad first . It kind of came too quickly , the two top was too small without some inconvenience . If I went again I would tell them I didn’t want another course coming before I’ve finished the previous one. My reservation was through open table, I got a text directly from restaurant 20 min before my reservation time asking if I was on the way. Since I was driving I couldn’t respond.
  13. J

    Jessical

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely superb dining experience. Food was excellent and our server was positive and had fabulous recommendations during our meal. Will be going back!
  14. z

    zane

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Interesting, creative, Asian inspired food, excellent service and food.
  15. AP

    AllenP

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding experience and diverse menu. You won't find a better option for dining in Asheville.
  16. AC

    AmandaC

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time here. We decided to order a variety of items for thee we table. The rock shrimp were spicy but lots to share. The bbq ribs were very tasty. Our favorite was the sea bass and pork belly. Service was excellent.
  17. SM

    SaraM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great date night! We shared the chefs choice and left perfectly satisfied!
  18. CB

    CeeBeeH

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely one of the best meals we have eaten in Asheville! Try the tasting menu!
  19. SH

    StuHelmFoodFan

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Ukiah, and eat there as often as I can! The brunch is great, and this time I had the breakfast ramen and I loved it!
  20. c

    crystalw

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life, the whole experience was one to remember! The tasting was totally worth doing, each plate was unique and beautifully executed with amazing flavor and the wow factor!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend this spot when you’re looking for a great culinary experience!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve eaten at many places in the city and with no hesitation would say tal
  23. FT

    FellowTraveller

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting, different, outstanding. One of my Asheville favorites. Think tapas, Japanese style.
  24. SK

    SarahK

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Major thumbs up to our server who was very aware of dietary restrictions and guided us through the menu. The portion sizes were just right. Everything we had, we enjoyed! We will be back!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy their ribs and the service is always great
  26. LG

    LisaG

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Highly recommend the asian wedge salad, dumplings, raw hamachi and wagyu beef sticks. My husband loves the shrimp.
  27. a

    angys

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    My husband and I came to Ukiah for the first time a few months back and we had a most memorable meal, we loved everything we ordered. We decided that when we come back, we should try the Tasting Menu. We ordered the 12-course tasting menu which was a disappointment in every sense, service and food. We had a lot of courses coming out very quickly however the staff didn't take our dirty plates away, if we hadn't asked for them to clear them out, they would have left them piling up on our table. In my opinion, if you are going to offer something as extensive as a 12-course meal, the entire staff should be on board, servers should explain what you will be eating, and bus staff should clear the table in a timely manner to make room for the next course. Our waitress was very good and when she brought a dish over, she would explain what it was, but the other 2 servers just set the plate down and ran off. We were also disappointed in some of the dishes that were served, definitely not their finest choices! In the end, we will probably go back for the ribs and ramen next time but definitely not the tasting menu!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    fantastic & unique menu items! perfect portions for sharing in our group of 4. drink menu was a little overwhelming, but jillian p. was very helpful with descriptions & suggestions
  29. s

    sarahs

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We ordered the more expensive set menu. Food was good; service was horrible. We waited 15-20 minutes between courses. We couldn't call our server because he was also working behind the bar. We finally flagged the hostess, and when we pointed timing issue to the who absolutely refused to apologize. She did mention we didn't have to pay for our meal, but our evening was ruined.
  30. LC

    LaurenC

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drink. Don't miss the oysters, salmon, or ramen pots!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious, amazing service!
  32. SS

    StephenS

    West Palm Beach

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent 12 course tasting menu for $85! Every bite was delicious and a very beautiful atmosphere. Service was prompt, easy, kind and relaxed.
  34. AS

    AndreS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The Chef's menu is divine. A bit pricey, but it has unique offerings as far as menu items and the taste is superb. Outdoor seating is a personal preference for me and I was disappointed that I was not able to clarify that in the reservation I set on OpenTable. This is a restaurant that I must visit when I vacation in Asheville. Great restaurant for foodies, or just a romantic night downtown.
  35. AM

    AnnM

    Western NC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding, as always. Unique cuisine, excellent cocktails, outstanding service.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a birthday. The atmosphere was comfortable and the service was great. We did the Chef Choice and it was wonderful. Not only great value, it was delicious. At least 8 dishes we shared as part of the menu. So good. Good sized portions. The pace was perfect. Would definitely come again. If you love variations of modern Japanese, this place is for you.
  37. RS

    RachelS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, ambiance and service were outstanding. Only complaint is that I got the tasting menu and the food came out as multiple dishes at once instead of one at a time, which I think was just kitchen confusion. But it was delicious and sitting outside by the giant wood burning stove was amazing!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Just the right portions and excellent flavor.
  39. BG

    BrianG

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for our anniversary dinner and ordered the tasting menu. I expected a good meal, but this place was excellent! This is a must try restaurant in Asheville.
  40. S

    Spicy

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food and service very good. But noise level way too loud. Avery pretty place with outdoor dining. 🙏🏼💕👍

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Ukiah is rated 4.7 stars by 850 OpenTable diners.

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 24 times today
Experiences are available.
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 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:15 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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