Uchi Houston

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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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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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

KW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love Uchi! This was my third time here, and my first time with my boyfriend. We had an amazing meal- chef’s sampling. Our server, Matt, was so great, and gave us a couple courses on the house. We will be back next month for my birthday and hope to have Matt again.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as usual! We tried different plates and they were delicious and so tasty!

F
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is my favorite restaurant in Houston! The food and service is superb.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Flavors are unmatched. One of the best restaurants in Houston if not the Best. Best Foie Nigiri I’ve ever had. I wish the lighting in the restaurant was better but that would be my only complaint. Love everything about the Uchi concept and family.

N
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready upon arrival. Hosts were very friendly and read the notes that I wrote when I made the reservation, i.e celebrating a birthday. The whole staff knew we were celebrating a birthday and made our visit memorable. Food was amazing as usual and Service was exceptional. Thanks Uchi staff! We will be back, most probably in a month to celebrate our anniversary.

CL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!! Every time we visit we try something new and we always like it.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the omakase experience...definitely take the guessing game out on what to try for the night!

HK
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t get enough of this place! Love our server Anthony ! But really, the entire staff at Uchi Houston is second to none! Haven’t been to another one that offers that awesome services and of course the food!
Thanks again for keeping it up!!!

LH
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We love the variety of the tasting menu.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food, perfect service. Never disappoints

C
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Anniversary Date night at Uchi! It was a week day so was not very busy which was perfect. Overall the food was great and waiters were great aswell!

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the chef’s menu

CV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

SS
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom and her less adventurous friends to Uchi to encourage them to explore outside of their comfort zone. The Uchi staff was VERY accommodating - getting them "helper chopsticks" and providing suggestions of menu items to try. Thanks for for making my mom's birthday memorable!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Uchi! The food is always amazing, service is attentive without being intrusive. I don’t love the policy that they won’t seat you until your whole party is there but that’s minor.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for my birthday and very glad I did so. The server surveyed the preferences of my guest and I before offering to serve us a few restaurant favorites. This was a great way to jump into the experience and stretch away from my comfort zone. So glad I did, because the candied flounder and 72 hour short rib dishes were to die for. Will definitely be back.

MB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Excellent food! Unfortunately with our waiter (Jose) we had the worst service ever. We mentioned that it is our first time at Uchi’s. We asked If he can explain the menu or if he could recommend something etc.. he was totally disinterested in what we were saying. We ordered a plate for my husband and explained it should be absolutely not spicy. (Jose wrote everything down..) When it came it was extremely spicy of course...
I would have preferred that he explain from the beginning on that they serve one plate after another and not all together, which is not a problem but when you know it’s the first time you are there, you should tell the clients.
Happily there was another lady, I don’t know the name unfortunately, brown hair chin long, very nice, she apologized for the service and we had a nice evening then. No tips for Jose of course

K
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour was awesome as always - sat under the Ac it was a tiny bit cold maybe bring along a sweater I would rather be cold then hot

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience. New favorite restaurant

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as always

OT
South Dakota
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Our service was questionable but clearly the table next to us, with a different server, had a great time.

MK
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food!

JM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Best dinning experience in Houston.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uchi gave us great attention for our 10th anniversary

A
Amarillo
33 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. The restaurant per se was nothing special in terms of space, it reminds me of a very casual pizza joint, but this should not be a deterrent to visit Uchi, as the food is great and our server was very knowledgable and did an outstanding job. We will definitely visit again in the future.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Slow service. They manager intervention over here.

JB
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night spot! Posted up at the sushi bar for great experience with Jacob

DB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love Uchi. Wish we had one in Nashville. When we dine here we do the chef’s choice and are always so happy and such a unique experience. Just outstanding! A must when in Houston or Austin ❤️

OT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. And service was wonderful!

CL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome across the board. Menu is intimidating but our server helped and we had a great meal.

AB
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was lovely though in the past we got a special app or something small for celebrating our anni. Nothing this time but still was fab.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!

CM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We chose to let the chef create our dining experience. We enjoyed all the different entrees brought out.
It was much easier to let the chef make our dining choices and we were happy with all the choices.
Dessert was equally impressive!

CV
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was great! We enjoyed the sushi very much! However, we were disappointed the hostess did not see on our OPEN TABLE reservation that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary or mention it.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I prefer uchi Dallas to this. It’s good, but missing the oomph. Gyutoro was a bit dry. Sushi temps were a bit off and so would break down in your mouth differently. Service was good, and ours really took care of us by ordering for us. But when food was brought, there were inconsistencies where certain servers would take time to explain ingredients in dish/ how to eat it and some would not.

PC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go with the signature chef tasting for 2. You will not be disappointed. The best part of the restaurant is the service they provide. They will tell you how to eat each dish which contributes to the overall experience.

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