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Uchi

4.8
2493 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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: 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, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, 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 2493 People Are Saying
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food
4.8
service
4.6
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great time

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Waiter John was great as usual! His recommendations and service are always spot on.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Kitchen had issues with coursing. We waited a long time between courses.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It's very expensive and hard to get a reservation, but worth it!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always a great culinary experience

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Such a great experience-We got a last minute reservation for 5pm which worked out to be our luck. 5-6:30 is sake social with great deals on some of the best items on the menu. Our server Mandy was delightful and she recommended some great plates. We tasted a number of things and all were delicious. Topped it off with the chocolate bar dessert which was out of this world!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was delicious! We eat sushi often, and this was the best ever.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Uchi remains my favorite restaurant in Austin. Warm & welcoming upon arrival, great service and obviously the food speaks for itself. Happy Hour is the route to go, but you won't be able to say no to the tons of other delicious items on the regular menu. Sushi Bar is the best with great recommendations and best seat in the house, but you're bound to enjoy yourself wherever you end up at Uchi. Thanks, Y'all!

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

It was my sons 18th Birthday. I called the day before and asked if they do anything special for bdays & I was told absolutely & I would be taken care of. It never happened. I mentioned to our waiter that it was my sons bday & it was never acknowledged. We were rushed through our dinner & when I ordered dessert, I also ordered coffee. I never received my coffee. It’s unfortunate because I used to take quite a few of my clients at Uchi for business dinners. I’ll no longer be taking my clients there..

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food is amazing! Service was poor. Took 1 hour to get 4 (very small portion) dishes and 2 drinks. We went on a Tuesday at 7pm (not a holiday or festival weekend). Can’t understand why service was so slow. Food was great but not worth the wait. This is definitely a tourist spot.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Awesome big, balanced flavors

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

A transformative culinary experience. The omakaze & wine/sake pairings were all amazing. Amber stood out for exemplary service too. Give her a raise! When I come to Austin again, this is place I will want to visit again and again.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Moved to Austin last year and after hearing rave reviews, my fiance and I decided to try it out. We were not disappointed, the food and service were absolutely amazing. The restaurant was fairly loud, but that won't deter my 5-star rating. Well worth the money!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Our waiter John went out of his was to make it a special evening. He provided excellent recommendations !

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Jodi took fantastic care of my wife and me. This was our first visit to Uchi and the food definitely lived up to our expectations. I opted for the chef's tasting menu and was not disappointed. I loved the yellowtail sashimi "nachos" with asian pear, almonds, and raisins on taro chips. My favorite, however was the citrus yellowtail sashimi with salted chili.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wasn’t that impressive for as busy as this restaurant is and low availability of tables. The sushi is nothing great and the service could be better about learning what the guests knowledge is of their menu selections. We enjoyed it but will not go out of our way to try it again. The hot rock was the best menu item we enjoyed.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Just found out there's a new chef, so unfortunately my all time favorite thing to order ("old school hotate" scallop with avocado, rice and special sauce) is no longer an option. Also, hasn't been any Tako/octopus in ages there. What gives

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Incredible!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a remarkable meal that our waiter, Mike, curated for us! Thank you!!!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food and service were both amazing! Get the Uchi salad for sure!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Lucia song is a lot of fun very interesting with new dishes the only disappointment was the size of the portions and some of the fish dishes because we’ve been several times and have never noticed them to be that small overall though it was a very good experience

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

An evening at Uchi is always special! Creative, wonderful food, attentive staff and great service. Austin's finest.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We did the ten-course tasting menu and everything was fantastic! Great service! I'm still thinking about the food three days later!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We ordered quite a sampling of items, and enjoyed every single one of them. Uchi did not disappoint! If we’re ever in Austin again, this will be on our list.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great staff and imaginative and complex food!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Each plate was exquisite!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The food is incredibly creative and flavorful. Our server, Molly, was very knowledgeable and appropriately helpful with suggestions. Particularly noteworthy are the brussel sprouts, Hot Rock and Foie Gras nigiri sushi. Only downside - it is just too darn expensive!

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Probably the freshest fish you will ever eat

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Food was not good. Service was decent. Definitely not the quality that we were expecting.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The food was amazing, I recommended ordering Omakase if you want the best the restaurant has to offer that day. I also recommend the Tokyo Mule.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Best sushi in austin

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Heard about this place from a sushi chef in SF. I was looking for a good sushi restaurant in TX. While not my favorite, mostly because the ambiance was too busy, the waiter recommended we let the chef create our 10 course tasting. We enjoyed all but 1 of the selections. Overall, my husband & I had a wonderful time exploring the sushi that was prepared & would go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We took our kids there and we were hoping they wouldn’t want to eat everything so we can eat most of it...we were wrong. They loved it! They said it’s their favorite restaurant. Heather was our server and we received EXCELLENT service from her. Haven’t had service like that in a very long time. The food is always amazing! Every time we are in Austin we make sure we eat there!

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Very loud. Would not recommend for a date night or a special occasion. Really good food though!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Probably one of the best meals we’ve ever had. Pricey, but we knew that going in. Worth it to spurge once and a while.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Amazing food. Must visit when in Austin

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Fabulous everything.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

My husband and I eat vegan and oil free. We requested exactly that, and the waiter and chef came up with an individualized menu just for us, and it was amazing. Every time our food came out, the waitstaff bringing the food said exactly what was in everything and reiterated that it was vegan and oil free. They knew exactly what we needed and did not disappoint! Uchi's flavors are unique. They are known for using different salad greens you won't find in any other restaurant (like what tasted like baby mustard greens) and combining different flavors. And for getting exactly what we asked for and then some, the price was unbeatable. Only downside is that it's a little too loud for me, but you might enjoy the noise level. It's definitely a happening place to be.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Fantastic! Everything was absolutely fantastic. Lived and worked in NYC restaurants for 10+ years, and this place is hands down better than ANY NYC sushi spot. So so good!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was absolutely amazing! Our server was extremely knowledgeable and patient. We picked our own plates this time, but for the next time, I would definitely do the chefs choice plate! I can’t think of one complaint! The staff was extremely attentive.

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