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Uchi Austin

4.9
4.9
4691 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 76 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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  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uchi was as amazing last night as it has been since it opened. How Tyson and his managers have managed to maintain the quality of food and service during this difficult time for the restaurant business is a true testament to his leadership, the Uchi business model, and the caliber of the people he hires. Every dish that came to our table was delicious, beautiful, and expertly explained (if needed). The wait staff all know the menu backwards and forwards, and given the vast variety of ingredients, is a remarkable feat that speaks of excellent training. Cheers to the whole gang at Uchi. We'll be back again & again!
  2. S

    Slycat2

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Megan was very attentive and courteous. She gave us great recommendations on food choices. She did a great job and so did the other staff members. The food was great as always. Super service and a shout out to the valets working outside. They were super pumped and great attitudes. Always a pleasure dining at Uchi.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    I loved my meal at Uchi! The food was soo delicious, kudos to the chef. The first dish for one of our party came out probably 30-40 minutes after ordering which made the experience a little more underwhelming. We liked the experience but we were served our food at significantly different times and it made the meal overall less enjoyable.
  4. JK

    JeffK

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great everything - good, service and atmosphere.
  5. JS

    JohnSh

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We had Kat as a server and she was wonderful. I’m a vegetarian and the menu was pleasing.
  6. V

    Vanessa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Wonderful and delicious vegan options.
  7. DO

    DylanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good sushi for being in texas and nowhere near the ocean. Overall its pretty pricey but worth it if you want higher standard sushi/sake
  8. LG

    LilyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing dining experience! The food was honestly exquisite (get the shag roll!!), our waitress was very kind, gave us two pieces of complimentary nigiri, and had great recommendations. It is a pricey meal but a very fair price for what you're getting out of the experience. 10/10!
  9. TT

    TylerT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I love Uchi. We enjoyed on our anniversary a few years back and enjoyed this year on our anniversary as well. Great team working there all around! They work together and promote an outstanding atmosphere. Great job Uchi team!
  10. I

    Illya

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you to our waiter Tyler for making my boyfriend's birthday dinner fun and enjoyable! We had so much fun talking about interesting topics and discussing the tasty food Uchi has to offer. The other servers who brought out our meals were equally as kind! Loved all the new, innovative dishes on the menu. It was a great change of pace to see something new along with classics like Ham and Eggs! The Jasmine Rollcake is incredible by the way (please keep it on the menu haha!) Our sincerest compliments to the chefs, waitstaff, and everyone who makes Uchi a top notch experience. See yall again for another date night out soon! :)
  11. RO

    RebekahO

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time at Uchi! The vegan friendly menu can’t be beat and they talked me through other options according to my egg and dairy sensitivities. I was able to enjoy everything including dessert which doesn’t happen often with so many food restrictions. Vibes can’t be beat.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW!!!! This place is AMAZING!!! They have a full vegetarian menu and so many things can be made vegan. The flavors were incredible with every dish brought out. The waiter, Mike, was on point. He guided us through the menu as this was our first time there and his recommendations are awesome!!!! The level of care this place has for their guests should serve as a model for other restaurants. The notes I entered in Open Table about me being vegan, my wife being vegetarian and the day being her birthday were known by our waiter and everyone that brought dishes out. We will certainly be back!!!!
  13. NT

    NicoleT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uchi is always a very nice experience. The food is always fresh and interesting.
  14. BE

    BenE

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was excellent. Restaurant was extremely loud though. The parking situation was a little chaotic. They label it as "complementary valet," but there was a line. So, I attempted just to park myself in the back of the lot. I was promptly told to leave, despite having a reservation. The lot should be labeled "required complementary valet," as you are not allowed to self-park. Instead of just taking my keys and re-parking (or just noting where I had parked), the attendant literally said I wasn't allowed to park there and that I had to leave. He said I would need to park in an open lot down the street (about four blocks away). Ended up being late to my reservation because of this.
  15. CO

    CupOfJoe

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I hadn’t been to Uchi in years. And the wait list is about 4-6 weeks for a reservation. I made mine a month in advance. Uchiko is more accessible. Service was slow. It was 20-25 minutes before we were greeted by the server and offered water. If it makes a difference, they were fully packed. The people next to us were idiots and were three times a normal table’s volume. The restaurant in general was quite loud, even with their numerous acoustic panels on the ceiling. Food portions on starters were small. Some of the sushi was the smallest portions we’ve ever been served anywhere. They also ran out of the lamb meatballs, which were probably the highlight of the night, but it was just after happy hour. Negatives and nitpicking aside, everything was fantastic, and of course we’ll go back.
  16. DH

    DianaH

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Happy Hour! The food is always delicious and the sushi is always prepared so nicely.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic and fresh dishes
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great recommendations from Jake, our server and drinks were excellent. Can’t wait to go back!
  19. SG

    SajiG

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. What they do with food is remarkable. It’s an experience.
  20. JL

    JessicaL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so lucky to get an early dinner/happy hour reservation at the last minute. I never expected a world Michelin star restaurant to be so approachable, friendly, and welcoming. We were made to feel so comfortable from start to finish, not only by the decor and diverse group of fellow diners, but also by the AMAZING service. Our server was incredible (knowledgeable, kind, and attentive), but so were all of the foodrunners and everyone else (ALL of whom had made special note of our food allergies and let us know which dishes were safe and for whom) who had cause to stop by the table. And the food was, hands down, the best meal any of the four of us had ever eaten in our lives. I will travel back to Austin for the sole purpose of dining at Uchi again—hopefully, over and over and over.
  21. LP

    LisaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mallory was the most amazing server! She walked us through the entire menu and answered all our questions. Awesome food experience!
  22. FP

    FamilyP

    Adelaide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    WE love to go and have a wonderful experience at UCHI and have been over a dozen times. Uchi is known for great service and great food. Service was very challenging. Although the staff was nice - there was very little engagement that i have experience at Uchi before. We waited many times for out server to come over to ask how we were doing, refill drinks and take additional orders. especially disappointing at the end, when we were done and waited another 5-10 mins to get the check when we could see the server causally chat with another server instead of bringing us our check. Overall the food was good but the experience was very impersonal- not at the level of service that i have experienced so many times in the past at Uchi.
  23. s

    soulmazh

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Even better service ! Our waitress was top notch!!! Very informative and surprised us with so many great recommendations!!🙏
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to eat in Austin. The sushi and experience was incredible! Service was outstanding, helpful through the menu, superb recommendations from Omar. A must visit!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food took way to long to come out. Waited 20-30 min for each dish.
  26. AM

    AlexandraM

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always
  27. CH

    CristianeH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coming from California I am always hesitante when it comes to sushi. I think this place is a 10. The food was outstanding. The service was amazing. The staff was friendly. I cannot wait to return to Austin and come back to Uchi.
  28. KH

    KaraH

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Uchi! The food was amazing as always and worth every penny. The drinks and service were good too!
  29. T

    Townie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great neighborhood spot that truly has exceptional food considering the quality and selection of the fish. I'm always taken aback by how crowded it gets as soon as it opens. In this case I went to happy hour and sat at the sushi bar which is a delightful experience I recommend to everyone. It was a little difficult communicating with our sushi chef because of the distance and shear volume in the restaurant. I was also slightly disappointed by the more limited happy hour menu from the last time I had visited, and still cost us close to $250 for two with drinks for a decent meal. Overall it's an incredible spot with delicious food, just reminded as to how expensive dining out and good sushi Austin has become.
  30. VS

    ValentinaS

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food. Did not like the fact that they don’t have sugar free drinking options but at least they had sparkling water. Service was good . Plates a little bit small FOR ME vs value. But the food was amazing! We had a wonderful time!
  31. K

    Kaitlyn

    Austin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Part of this wasn't entirely their fault... The power was out for a good part of our visit, so only a very small portion of the menu was available. This was my fourth time at Uchi, and I have always been blown away by the food, but this time it was pretty mediocre. Even the cold food that was available just wasn't great. I know they were busy and dealing with a lot considering the power outage, but the service was not very good. Our server never came to the table to check in. She was only there when we flagged her down to order, and seemed kind of annoyed. I don't blame her, but still lol. I was pretty happy with the price though. We were there for happy hour, but still, the whole bill was $84, which is not bad for all the food and sake we got. They also did offer 25% off of our next visit, which I appreciate. I'll be back maybe in the future, but this was a little disappointing overall.
  32. DM

    DavidM

    Austin

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ease of ordering (the waiters know the menu by heart and can explain the taste when you explore) make Uchi our favorite restaurant in Austin. We highly recommend it. ENJOY
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection!!
  34. SP

    SavannahP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great.ttttttttttttttttttttttttttttytttttttttt
  35. MM

    MansiM

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Father’s Day celebration
  36. KW

    KatieW

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Mal, was so nice and helpful! Gave us so many recommendations, and everything was perfect! Standout dish was the kinoko nabe! Highly recommend happy hour so you can try a little bit of everything without breaking the bank!
  37. ML

    MacaronLC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and made our experience memorable. Highly recommend Uchi.
  38. W

    Wyatt

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server was excellent. Experience was exceptional. Thanks!
  39. A

    Atxmama

    Austin

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server was amazing and very helpful with menu. Service was quick and efficient. Food was amazing as usual! A lot of vegetarian options. Sake was delicious.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience

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 4691 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 76 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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