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Uchi Austin

4.9
4.9
4761 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
Translated from the Japanese word “home,” the original Uchi is located in a refurbished South Austin bungalow. Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole’s signature non-traditional take on Japanese food has delighted Austin’s diverse dining crowd as well as visitors from across the country and around the world since 2003. Reservations are encouraged and can be made up to 1 month in advance for parties of up to 12 guests. Walk-in seating is limited to the Sushi Bar and is subject to wait times. Patio seating is weather permitting and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. We look forward to serving you, Kanpai!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 148 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 916-4808

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tyson Cole

  • Private party facilities

    Uchi does not offer private dining, but our sister restaurant Uchiko does. For more information and to submit a private dining request, please visit Uchiko's website at www.uchikoaustin.com

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Barton Springs

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,761 people are saying

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  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. HD

    HilaryD

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had another great dinner at Uchi! Love coming here whenever we are in ATX
  2. JB

    JasonB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was polite and knowledgeable. Server knew everything by memory. The food was the best sushi I’ve ever had in my entire life! Amazing place!
  3. NR

    NRaustin

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    This meal might be our 5th or 6th one at UCHI and the food, as always, is exquisite and exceptional ! But this time, the service experience was poor. We were seated at our table at 8.15pm and we ordered our meals by 8.25~8.30pm. We ordered non-vegetarian and vegetarian dishes. It was 9.10 pm nearly 40 + mins and our vegetarian order hadn’t come out ! We asked our server Ms. Malarie when would our food come out and instead of apologizing for this inordinate delay she replied “the kitchen is busy. They are preparing your dishes.” Okkayy. This is UCHI, Austin’s no. 1 restaurant and top Ten Japanese restaurants in USA. the kitchen of course will be busy but the food at UCHI always comes out in 10-15 mins and this is from our past 5~6 experiences. I guess we were wrong to ask about our food after 42 mins of ordering. Also, it’s very easy to spot our servers “forced smile”. Oh we miss Shireen. She was awesome.
  4. K

    Keithie

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably our 10+ trip to "Uchi" restaurants, and once again amazed. Waiter did a great job picking dishes. Gonna be 11+ soon.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We frequently come to Uchi and have never had an experience that is anything short of incredible. The service is always top notch, Yuni was fantastic, and every single bite of food we ate was fantastic. We love coming here for our special occasions and can’t wait to be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just Superb, every dish was marvelous and the staff was even better. Kat, our server, did a fantastic job putting together a menu that gave us a taste of everything. Loved it!
  7. DK

    DanielK

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food5service3ambience3
    Food was mostly great but Hostess was very rude. Berated us for not reserved a table for 3 for our 2 month old that obviously wasn’t eating or occupying a chair.
  8. JS

    JosephS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    World class food served by world class staff. 10 out of 10. Worth the hype
  9. KH

    KatieH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! we shared the 10-course omakase and it was so good. can’t wait to go back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful food, service bit slow which was unusual.
  11. KC

    KrisC

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sushi was So fresh- Incredible dinner and dessert!
  12. TV

    TorieV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing & service outstanding! We definitely recommend!
  13. S

    Shells

    Los Angeles

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Best edamame ever! Everything was delicious
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was 5 Star; our waiter was on point with helping us decide a variety of food options.
  15. m

    matthewz

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an outstanding dinner experience. The food was phenomenal and the staff was attentive and helpful picking out dishes. Would highly recommend.
  16. OB

    OliviaB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! We loved the variety of the things we ordered and Rachael was an amazing server!
  17. AA

    AngelaA

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I got to experience the chef’s special omikase which is 10 delicious dishes and had the honey toast for dessert. I have zero complaints, the fish was amazing and very fresh. Our servers were amazing and great at explaining the dishes as they came back. One thing was the noise level was really high so hearing what the dishes were was really hard but it’s not like I can go and make these at home anyways!
  18. ND

    NormaD

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Rachel was a great server, very helpful and on top of our order. Food was ok, we went for the experience. We like sushi so we've been to many around town. This was not the best
  19. CW

    ChristinaW

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uchi has never disappointed in the almost 20 years they have been open.
  20. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food, friendly and knowledgeable service. We understand why this place is considered so great. It was definitely loud and lively.
  21. PC

    PatrickC

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Uchi is not just a local treasure, it is now known nationally and for good reason...exceptionally good food, great service and a high energy venue.
  22. E

    Elena

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic experience at Uchi, the service from walking in to leaving is top notch, the food is gorgeous and very reasonably priced. Their happy hour menu is unbeatable and if you're lucky like me can possibly squeeze in a 4:00pm reservation the day before. Chance, our server, was knowledgeable, attentive, answered all our questions, promptly had drinks and bites out and gave great recommendations.
  23. EM

    ElaineM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredible experience! Truly, one of our best meal in a long time! The combination of food flavors were blended to perfection. My husband was blown away on how good the food were. We are definitely going back. Service was excellent as well. David was very knowledgeable and his recommendations were perfect for our palate.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time! Our waitress, Karen, was amazing and helped us make selections from the menu. We will definitely be back there soon!
  25. AP

    AngelP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow the best sushi I’ve ever had. Everything was super delicious and the service was impeccable
  26. j

    jtlc512

    Austin

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Overall fantastic as it had been a while since my last visit. The noise level is high, so it's not great for intimate conversation, but the food, of course, is top notch as was the service. The pacing of the food was near perfect but a couple of lengthy delays towards the end of the meal.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food we ordered was some of the best sushi we have ever tasted! They have a large variety of sake. Our waiter, Keith, was very helpful. He made some recommendations and was very knowledgeable about the menu. We were able to get everything we ordered gluten free with NO issues. It was a wonderful dining experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omar did an excellent job with service. The food seemed to take a bit longer than usual to arrive. Hi Vera ll, it did not affect our experience!
  29. DG

    DaleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely as good as we’ve always heard it was. The best sushi hands down for my wife and I . We will be going back soon!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dave and the staff were very friendly, knowledgeable, and made our experience great. Left it all up to Dave to bring out a tasting of all his favorites bast on what we told him we liked.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best time here. Tried the tasting menu and everything we had was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!
  32. JO

    JO123

    Cincinnati

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a wonderful time at Uchi! The food is amazing
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was great. A+
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food choices that tasted amazing. Lots of varied items on the menu service was amazing
  35. ES

    ErikaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening with my girlfriends. We enjoyed some delicious items from the Happy Hour menu and everything was amazing. The entire staff was very kind and we adored our waiter, Meg.
  36. NK

    NaomiK

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Didn’t realize there wasn’t a full bar. The champagne was 2/3 full, but waitress did a great job of making up for it.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was not at the level it used to be. Not really a fan of the garlic aioli dressing that came with two of our dishes, particularly with the spiced crunchy tuna roll , which was neither spicy nor crunchy and definitely needed the saltiness of some soy, and edge of some wasabi. Sometimes the traditional pairings are there for a reason!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service! Food was outstanding!
  39. JD

    JabariD

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Always a great time at Uchi. Our server, Yumi(sp??), was absolutely amazing. She was quite congenial and so considerate of food preferences/allergies/intolerances. We allowed her to curate a tasting of the menu and loved every single bite. This most recent visit the temperature in the restaurant was a bit uncomfortable. That would be my only complaint.
  40. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Third time at uchi. Two previous times were on the weekend and amazing. Often tell people how it’s one of the best restuarants in austin. Went on a tuesday and it was a very different experience. Stuck w omakase, which again was great the previous times, and it left a lot to be desired. The fish choices seemed repetitive. Mostly amberjack. The cuts were non uniform and came off as sloppy. It was also surprisingly steak heavy… steak medallions, steak nigiri, and wagyu carpaccio. Finally dessert failed to live up to past experiences too. On Previous visits multiple options were delivered which was nice getting a bite of everything and trying out more options. This time it was double of the same dessert. I’ll be going back but not on a weeknight

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Uchi Austin does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Uchi Austin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 916-4808.

Uchi Austin is rated 4.9 stars by 4761 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 148 times today
Google Map for Uchi Austin

801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Barton Springs

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tyson Cole

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 916-4808

  • Private party facilities

    Uchi does not offer private dining, but our sister restaurant Uchiko does. For more information and to submit a private dining request, please visit Uchiko's website at www.uchikoaustin.com

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