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
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

WT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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

KW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
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 on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

F
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
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.

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