Uchi Houston

4.8
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2011 James Beard award-winning Chef Tyson Cole brings his signature style to the Houston location of his restaurant Uchi. Cole combines unexpected textures and flavors and pushes the boundaries of Japanese cuisine, drawing flavor inspiration from numerous points around the globe and mixing traditional master knife work with cutting-edge techniques. Residing in the iconic former Felix space on Westheimer near the corner of Montrose, Uchi brings its hallmark level of quality and service to an urban location, successfully melding culinary innovation with an approachable vibe

Chef Cole’s menu offerings include daily specials, hot and cool tastings, makimono, yakimono, tempura and, of course, sushi and sashimi.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.7
service
4.7
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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Too expensive! Celebrated a very special anniversary and not a soul asked how many years. It was being served by zombies. Food all had the same oily after taste on the top of your mouth, like having tempura for every course. We get great service and fresh sushi at our local place for a fraction of the cost. Served by real genuine people.

l
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Service great. A little pricey!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

This restaurant was super cool and had a great vibe and the food was amazing however my friend and I got the chef‘s tasting at $125 a pop and we were totally rushed through each course when we got to the middle part. We even mentioned something when at one point we received three courses right on top of each other and we didn’t even have a chance to enjoy and savor each course. When we said something to one of the servers, they said they had to rush it out because the fish would oxidize which is a joke that they would even mention that because the fish would not oxidize if they didn’t bring out the course so soon right after one another. If I am spending $125 on food alone, I should not be rushed. This ruined almost the whole experience for me. The one thing that saved it was the food was incredible.

LS
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great foods and great service!! Love the place

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Bench seating uncomfortable.

O
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding friendly service from Evie - can’t wait to come back and take her Sake advice

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first time experience.

DH
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the evening at Uchi - we were seated at the sushi bar - great food and ambience - very strongly recommend a visit.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends had an amazing time, staff was helpful in organizing this group for us!

RI
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for sushi!!! Not your tipical sushi, but the best sushi you've tasted!!

DP
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has amazing food, service, everything!! Would definitely go again.

CM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Uchi staff gave my sister a great birthday experience!!

TS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Uchi should be ashamed of themselves to call five dishes an omakase tasting. Additionally being stingy w the uni when three omakase tastings were ordered is a big turnoff.

SN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a favorite

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JL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Just the best fresh fish and presentation around. The reception and waiting process is god awful. For a night where we spent $1,000 for four of us that part is very disappointing. Table service was slightly above average. Again, at the price point disappointing.

But the food is worth it. Just don’t plan on service.

G
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Depends on the friend. Food was good, service was rushed, some of the courses were too fast and then 30 minutes would go by without anything without knowing whats coming. Atmosphere was pretty casual for the price.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter

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EM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy. See you next year. Some dishes we a bit salty but I’m okay with it. 10 course tasting woo Nelly.

RH
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is phenomenal, the beer is fantastic, and the menu is just the right size.
Try the wagyu beef - you can have all the flavor at a fraction of the cost from a high end steakhouse.
It was our anniversary and the server gave us a comp appetizer, so cool.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came for our first anniversary! It was honestly great! The staff was amazing and wish us every time! They truly made it feel very special! Our waiter Matt was the best as well! Everything he recommended hit the spot for us! We could not be happier with our experience and food! Thank you for everything!

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing per usual! Love this place!

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful time! Alicia and Anthony are awesome! Always a good time here!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Jerrion.

AK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt and Travis were excellent! Enjoyed the wine bar.

CM
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn't have been happier with food, service, & recommendations!!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Can’t wait to come back again.

GM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite restaurant in Houston (I live in London), and in fact, my favourite sushi restaurant period. An amazing experience if you sit at the sushi bar and have a friendly, attentive chef make delicious food in front of you. No soy or extra seasoning required, each mouthful is perfectly seasoned and balanced. I make sure I visit every time I come to Houston.

PO
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Uchi to celebrate my wife's birthday. Our waiter/"guide" was Hudson and we gave him a budget and put ourselves in his hands. As usual, the kitchen was able to prepare everything to make our items gluten free (I have celiac disease). The fish was fresh as always, the combination of selections and tastes was wonderful, and we had a great experience, just like every time we dine at Uchi.
Thank you very much, and please keep doing what you do!!!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute great dinner and even better service. Love the ambiance, food, and excellence that Uchi brings.

K
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was beyond excellent, but our server seemed to forget about us between courses 8-9 of the chefs tasting. We waited over 30 mins for course 9 and another 20 for the next course. The tables next to us had 3-4 courses in the same amount of time.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was disappointing. Usually great. Didn’t see our waiter for 20 min at a time

WT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Anytime after 7, any day of the week it's always packed and very loud. Had a 7:30 reservation, got there a few mins early, still had to wait 20 mins for a table. Food is great, along with service but not a fan of having to wait or yell at the people who are sitting at my table.

VH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great as always. Was there for our 20th wedding anniversary and it brought back memories of the many times we had there before (and with) kids! Thank you Uchi!

KL
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

J
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely an outstanding dining experience! Highly recommend!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This is one of my favorite sushi restaurants. A little pricey but to me it’s worth paying a little extra on unique sushi food.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ! Food was delicious. The waitress was very kind and attentive!!! Love this place

JN
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic. Loved the wide array of selections. Value was good for quality of food. Service was slow at times. Had to wait some long stretches between courses.

SH
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt, our server, was incredible. We let him pick everything out and just kept bringing us amazing dish after amazing dish. one of my favorite meals recently!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Got a $1000 bill for 5 people and the food was just ok. Don’t order the chef special, just too weird. To make matters worse all the food came out right before closing. I used to love this place but very disappointed in my last visit

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