Uchi

4.9
2750 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
We are proud to announce...
Chef Tyson Cole, winner of the 2011 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Southwest--Thank you Uchi and Uchiko family and friends for your support!


Uchi showcases the culinary talents of executive chef and sushi master Tyson Cole, winner of the "best new chef in America 2005" by Food and Wine magazine. His exciting menu expands on the Japanese tradition with new flavors and influences. Uchi means "house," and like many sushi bars in Japan, Uchi is located in a refurbished old home. Its vibrant design adds a fresh dimension to the neighborhood and has been warmly received by Austin's diverse dining crowd.



Uchi accepts a very limited number of reservations and reserves the majority of the dining room for walk-in availability. Most seating is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. All parties must be complete before being seated.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese, Asian
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Hours of operation
Dinner Only
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
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Phone number
(512) 916-4808
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Castillo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Barton Springs
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking is provided.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
9.1

An adventurous Japanese restaurant we love so much we'd consider buying property nearby.

Ratings 9.0-9.8:If the 8.5-9.0s are the restaurants you’ll frequent for more than just special occasions, the 9.0-9.8s are the all time great restaurants of their city. Restaurants that will be around 20 years from now, assuming the Earth is still around.
What 2750 People Are Saying
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Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always this place is amazing - the food was great - saki was amazing . And the service was stellar - we go here once a month and it never gets old

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Tampa
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I asked a few friends where to eat in Austin and they ALL said Uchi. So we had to try it and they were not wrong. Amazing flavors that you would not normally see together on a menu but create an sensational taste experience. Definitely NOT your average sushi place, so GO and try new things! We share everything and the items I wasn't so sure about were exceptional (yellowtail roll and blistered peppers) along with the items was couldn't wait to try (spring rolls, branzino, mushroom hot plate, edamame, tuna sushi) because the combo of the flavors including sauce was beyond imagination. Also: Service was impeccable. Wish I lived closer so I could experience it again and again!

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing culinary experience you’ll ever have

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. Outstanding

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unreal. Great server.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best sat at the sushi bar and really great food and service

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CO
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

From the last time we came, there is a difference. The sushi and sashimi were tiny, and a poor value. The best thing we had was the mushroom rice which was insanely delicious and worth coming back for alone. We will come back for that, but not the sushi. Uchiko is a better bet.

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute blast at Uchi! Everything was phenomenal!!

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top 3 meals I have ever had in my lifetime!!! Everything was absolutely delicious and the service was top notch. The food was so creative! Every single bite I took, my mouth was doing a happy dance. John who was our waiter was the most friendly, informative, fun gentleman I have ever been served by. I will NEVER go back without making sure he serves our table. It is very expensive but worth every single penny. This is a place we will continue to come for special occasions....its that special. Thank you for your creations and service..keep it up. We will 100% be back.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food! Server was a little pushy and didn't really listen to what we wanted but pushed his own opinion, but overall great experience. Being from LA I'm picky about my sushi, but this place definitely delivered!

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San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around from the food to the waitstaff. Food was fresh and excellently prepared. Waitstaff explained your dish expertly in detail. Brought each course out right on time. Definitely a must to dine at.

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Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always has a creative menu. Food is delicious. Experienced, friendly staff.

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JD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cooks are excellent! Each piece has an unique taste. With the use of fresh fruit, dried fruit, ponzu, miso, lemon grass, and simply sea salt to the proper extend, each bite creates a small piece of symphony in the mouth. Not only by the great tastes of wagyu, toro, yellowtail, caviar, and truffles, even the simplest, like eggplant, changed my perception of the materials.

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KD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, thank you so much for the best time.

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LL
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! You can always count on innovative yet delicious flavor combinations.

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AN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous! We had a great anniversary dinner.

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BB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of our best dining experiences ever. Our waiter was exceptional - so knowledgeable and friendly. Her recommendations were perfect.

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KG
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Many thanks to my awesome server, Jessica, and the rest of the team at Uchi! Once again, you provided outstanding service of the most delicious food in Austin....in Texas...and possibly, the country. Can't wait to come back!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

It's definitely a lively girls' night out type of place. It was too loud for a romantic evening without kids for us. The food was creative and beautiful. Tapas like portions so we ordered a lot of dishes and ended up spending more than we planned. I would go again with friends perhaps.

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service! We were in Austin and this was highly recommended to us. So happy to find out that Denver just got one also!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Mandy was our waitress and she was as cool as the backside of your pillow.

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Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality level of the food was excellent and the preparation was delicious. Service was perfect.

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. We pretty much let our server decide what we would eat and his choices were excellent.

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We spent our 35th wedding anniversary celebration at UCHI. It was out first experience here and we loved it! Our server was super helpful, making really top notch recommendations. The overall service was excellent and the food was really yummy! We'll be back!

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SL
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Horrible experience.
We ordered tempura and sashimi and we asked to bring tempura first.
They brought tempura after ten minutes(it was not bad because there were so many people there), but we were waiting for 40minutes for next dishes, sashimi. Our server noticed this situation and she explained what happend for our dished without apologies. They explained our disched got to other table. Nobody didn’t tell us that I am so sorry or I apologize. They gave us 25% off discount due to inconvinience, but what we really want was to listen your apology.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! From the food to the service it was a truly wonderful experience!

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AS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Sushi in Texas - Mandy took incredible care of us - not much else to say.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST RESTAURANT ON THE PLANET!!! The food is beyond delicious and thoughtfully created, the service is unparalleled, everyone needs Uchi!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uchi has been spectacular in every way, every time I’ve ever gone and this time was no exception!

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uchi is one of the best sushi places in the U.S. The chef’s are creative. The fish is amazing. The staff is friendly and will work with you. I generally tell the chef rough guidelines of what I want and always get amazing food.

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HF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great. Top notch dining experience that never ceases to impress.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best sushi ever.

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A
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had six course omakasi. Highly recommended for the undecided! Very accommodating for vegan and omnivore at same table. From the saki recommendation to the dessert finish, each tasting was a spellbinding adventure: an exotic experience of the highest quality. A meal for making lasting memories.

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TF
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wasn't disappointed with my first time dining at Uchi. I can see what the hype is all about. Everything from the service and ambience to the creative dishes was superb. I can not wait to go back again and try the 10 course tasting menu.

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PF
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another perfect meal. Jodi was the absolute best server with spot on recommendations. Jess greeted us and made us feel special and most welcomed. It was awesome!!!!

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I have to say that I was a little disappointing. Tried the chef's tasting menu which has always been a win when I've gone for it at other restaurants, but this was was pretty hit or miss. A few sensational dishes AND a few duds where the experimental flavor combos and/or textures really did not work. Still a fun night out and maybe I would have been better off just ordering off the menu, but I was surprised to have multiple dishes that were just so so given the price and the reputation of the restaurant.

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CM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Spectacular food. Although there could be more emphasis placed on pairing, we had no trouble finding spectacular wine for our spectacular food. What a wonderful experience that night was.

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DA
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service is amazing! Like most good restaurants, it’s pretty loud.

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GR
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The delicacy and freshness of seafood was tops, incredible tasting sushi for sure. The price per bite is extravagant, so this place isn’t for the faint of heart, nor is it something most people can afford more than once a year. We were still hungry after eating $260 worth of bites, so again, not for the faint of heart or budget monitoring folks. The Service was excellent and incredibly attentive without being interruptive to our conversation. Highly recommend for one of the absolute best sushi places ever.

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m
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Terrible service ruined our dinner. This restaurant used to be great, but has significantly deteriorated . Waitress had a terrible attitude and the service was very slow and unprofessional.

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