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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Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 1

There were cockroaches climbing on the walls and ceilings!

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SK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Each and every item I’ve tried from the menu is gastronomical genius! The blends of spices, herbs and umami are masterfully artistic. I think it’s one of my all time favorite restaurants.

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LV
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints amazing staff the best drinks and delicious food

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

Sat at the bar and did Omakase - incredible and such a good value!

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GG
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always! The kinoko nabe is amazing, so is the hama chili! I still love the shag and machi cure too!

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BL
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always get fantastic service, amazing food and great experience

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BS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service. Enjoyed every piece of food... delicious!!!

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had omakese and was a bit disappointing because most of the dishes were “hot dishes” and appetizers instead of sushi.

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SL
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Great menu selection but very highly priced compared to what you get and the taste. Food was not bad but we left feeling like our expectations hadn’t been met at all - especially when compared to how popular the place seems to be.

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KK
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and experience. Just tell your waiter to start bringing food until you are full. But save room for dessert.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arguably the best restaurant I’ve ever eaten at. Every bite had a wow factor to it. Excellent service as well

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MG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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Houston
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very special place

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Social hour is the best time to sample their best sellers at half price. My favorite thing in the entire restaurant is the foie gras nigiri. Absolute heaven.

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AB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing never disappoints

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VH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

raw fish is super fresh, go for the unconventional stuff no for sushi roll.
Service was incredible, waiter suggestion were on point
Very cozy and romantic, perfect for couple celebration or special ocassion

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MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing our server was very kind. I plan to return soon.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uchi is one of our most favorite restaurants in all of Houston. The staff are INCREDIBLE, as is the food. Every. Single. Time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food ever! I love this place.

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RA
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As Always, superb in every aspect - Highlight def the 10 course Omakase

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the dishes were perfect, well presented, creative and just delicious.

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Servers are most knowledgeable and accommodating.

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SW
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

l have already shared with so many people how amazing everything was!! I have tried sushi in various cities and this was by far the best!! Friendly staff that is on top of everything and provided the best service!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!

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RS
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uchi is a great Japanese/American fusion restaurant. We celebrated a major wedding anniversary and it was spectacular.
The wine pairings that they have worked really well.
We chose mainly vegetarian options and were very happy with the experience.

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A
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went here for Hubby's birthday dinner. Told them in advance when making a reservation - and didn't see what's coming!
Food is always good, we had the Ushio oxtail appetizer and salmon and sea bream sushi, and for main course we each had Hamachi nabe (yellowtail rice bowl) and Kinoko Nabe (mushroom rice bowl). Dessert was Lime cream (Super good!) and Lemon gelato.
They gave us extra gyu toro 72-hour short rib beef sushi and later on an Uchi cookbook, signed by all staff and the book's author as well! They're great! Our server Alysha was awesome in how she helped us make this a night to remember! Thank you y'all!

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New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, food and service. Will definitely return in the future.

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PC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They don't need me to write a glowing review. Their food and service speak for themselves. Just go, already!

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Austin
21 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Brought some newbies and they absolutely loved it! Service was a little scattered in that I realized we never recvd all of the ordered dishes. Food is always fantastic!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great anniversary experience- Travis our waiter was very attentive, and his recommendations were the best!

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SC
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit at Uchi and we were left impressed! Our waitress was super friendly and welcoming. We were even welcomed by the manager with a dish from the chef for it being our first visit. The food tasted fresh and delicious. We will definitely be back.

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b
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best sushi I've ever experienced. Amazing service- everyone was extremely knowledgeable. Can't wait to find an excuse to visit again!

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BA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Food Even if You Don't Eat Sushi!! I went there with my daughter & her fiance. I loved everything we ordered: My Favorite Gyutoro (72-hr short rib), Delicious Biendo (tempura shrimp spring roll), Flavorful Bok Choy, Wonderful Ham & Eggs (pork belly), Excellent Hamichi Nabe (yellowtail & koshihakari rice), Tasty Hana Tataki (roasted cauliflower), Marvelous Karaage (chicken) & Nice Shag (salmon tempura roll). For dessert we enjoyed Irresistible Fried Milk & Scrumptious Peanut Butter Mousse. I need to mention one issue I had for those that are handicapped like me. I arrived early and had to stand for 20 minutes until my reserved table we ready. I could not sit down anywhere while I waited. I could not sit outside while it was raining & the bar was full. Next time I have reservations, I will try not to show up to early.

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p
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Terrific happy hour menu and regular menu offering. Daily specials are some of the best on the city. It was very busy but not too loud. I appreciated the noise reducing ceiling.

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RC
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Happy Hour offerings are a disappointment

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r
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 1st time @ Uchi. I was skeptical because I am allergic to seafood & cannot have soy. Our waiter Jose, staff, chef & manager all made my experience pleasant. I was served an excellent array of dishes. Most places I've been don't make the extended efforts to accommodate my needs like Uchi did. The rest of my party that ate the regular menu items all said their dishes were excellent as well. It's very special when a person with my dietary needs can go to a seafood/sushi restaurant & enjoy an excellent meal. Thanks Uchi!

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VL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great place, slow service, amazing food!!!

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D
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had our 10 year anniversary here. It was phenomenal. The edamame was a great way to start things off and we were delighted with our selections some of which our waiter recommended. Overall great experience. I’ve not had a bad experience @ Uchi including a few visits to the Austin location.

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KJ
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service is always amazing at Uchi! Uchi is our go-to spot and they never fail us.

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Mexico City
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente lugar para cenar! La comida excepcional, japonesa Gourmet, caro pero vale la pena

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c
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There's a reason this place books quickly and is top on the stars chart! I have been 2 times now. The food gives a flavor explosion in your mouth. The service has always been excellent and the servers really know their stuff. Dont be afraid to ask for recommendations!

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