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About Uchi - Houston

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.

904 A Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM

Cross Street:
Montrose

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 522-4808

Website:
http://www.uchirestaurants.com/houston/

Catering:
Please contact us for details regarding off-site catering.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking.

Executive Chef:
Lance Gillum

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Uchi has redefined the Japanese dining experience! Our private dining room sets a unique backdrop for every occasion. We invite you to close your next business deal, celebrate a milestone, or dine among friends in what GQ Magazine named one of the best restaurants of 2013!

Uchi - Houston Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (73)
Good for a Date (69)
Creative Cuisine (64)
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Good for Anniversaries (64)
Fit for Foodies (56)
Tasting Menu (48)
Hot Spot (42)
Worth the Drive (42)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Authentic (37)
Happy Hour (36)
Fun (30)
Romantic (29)
Good for Groups (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Business Meals (23)
Good Vegetarian Options (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Healthy (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Cozy (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
People Watching (10)
Tapas (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Organic (7)
Vegan (7)
Casual (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Seasonal (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Spicy (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

Top notch, as it always is.

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Always such a unique experience. I love all the tastes and different flavors. Also enjoyed the wine. The desserts were perfect.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Perfect. Our waiter selected all of our food for us and out of around 15 plates, three were among the best things I’ve had in my life and only two were not to my taste. Loved the variety and the ambience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic food. Great server.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food and service was spectacular. Everytime I go here I never have a complain to give. They are on top of their stuff and very generous and attentive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

I love Patrick & sitting at the Sushi counter

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This place was absolutely amazing and worth the trip. I would recommend this to everyone. You will find some very unique items on the menu along with the traditional sushi nigiri and sashimi options. I was most impressed with the use of foie gras in are the feature of a nigiri sushi piece at a reasonable price. We did get a bit of a show sitting at the sushi bar, and it was very special to get the level of service we had from Young and Patrick. A wonderful time and experience overall which again I give the highest recommendations for interested gastronomy enthusiasts and casual dinners.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

As always, everything was amazing. The friendliest, unpretentious staff in Houston. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

My original review was over the limit so a lot of this is condensed.
Went to for an anniversary with my girlfriend. She's vegetarian and I am not. We were excited to try the omakase. However was no split option, there's each option is for two. Luckily our server Jose was very helpful and made a custom omakase for us.

Our first split meals were the Hirame usuzukuri for me and the Kinoko usuzukuri. They were like the mirrored versions of the same dish except hers was vegetarian. Bright clean flavors to start off

Next was machi cure for me. The awesome part was that Jose picked the vegetarian version for my girlfriend which was the veggie cure. This dish was the one where we basically realized this was not your normal food affair. The flavors were perfectly balanced. There was some salty, some sweet. Not only that but the textures were also great contrasts with the crispy and the soft. It was just everything a complex dish should be.

This next one was where we diverged for a bit. She had the veggie mushi while I had the walu walu. I love escolar sushi and have never had it cooked. I definitely tasted the same flavor I did in the fish as sushi but the combination with the bright yuzupon, sweet/bitter candied citrus and crunchy salty myoga just put it over the top for me. Each component was great but when combined it was this delightful mix of flavors in my mouth.

The final tasting we had was the kinoko nabe for me and the veggie nabe . Again the whole mirrored experience in terms of food.

Finally we had to have fried milk for dessert after so many suggestions. And it followed suit with the whole balanced complex dish. The sweet and bitter with a touch of salty somewhere and the crunchy and soft. Perfect end.

Overall, would definitely come back. The plates were just so complex and it was an experience. I think anyone who says to avoid due to portion sizes probably missed the mark and ordered small dishes thinking they were main dishes. I think the omakase helps

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Uchi is always wonderful and worth the price for a fancy date night.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing!!!!

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Best sushi in all of Houston and most of the country! Love it every time!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Exceptional food and excellent service as always!!!best place in town and maybe state

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a great experience. The staff is extremely attentive. Creative food.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was excellent. We really loved how the waitstaff explained the menu and gave pointers on eating and enjoying each dish we ordered.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food at Uchi is unique and delicious. The service is always great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Our server, Jose Garza, made our experience perfect. It’s not what you say, it’s how you make people feel. We will be back!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Ordered the 10 course menu. Most dishes very tasty and unique but quite expensive considering the portion sizes. Would definitely go back but order off the menu

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We are South African's who love sushi as we are very spoilt in Cape Town. This has been the best sushi we have eaten since moving to Houston. We are always trying new spots but we will be back. Our server, Victoria was brilliant!
Our favourite dish was the Sakana Mushi (fish dish) as well as the Sake Namida (sushi roll). For the dessert! WOW! The fried milk dish is spectacular.
If you are interested in gluten free options, there are many.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Anthony is an excellent, extremely knowledgeable server and will guide you expertly through the menu

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and service was amazing!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have been going to Uchi for years and are never disappointed. While the service does waver from time to time, it is generally stellar along with creative food. Presentation is amazing and execution outstanding.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We let our waiter choose our dishes and it was a interesting experience! Great place dishes were unique and flavorful.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Uchi is, to put it in one word, incredible. Get the chefs tasting menu, it's worth the price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Little pricy but good quality of foods! I love the wula wula so much! Very tasty and juicy.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Delicious food and outstanding service as always. Gracious toward our out-of-town guest who had not dined at Uchi previously.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent and innovative meal! Service was polished and provided guidance with the menu with recommendations
Excited to go back. Wonderful birthday dinner

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Uchi was always a unique / special
experience to us. Now the presentation is very nice, however, it was average, the food was very good, however it’s lost it wow factor, the service is still great however not above and beyond. The prices appear to have corn down a little so maybe catering to a bigger audience / however there is a lot of completion there. I liked Uchi Sat however there are a lot

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

As usual, dining at Uchi's was a great experience! Excellent food and excellent service although there was a bit more than normal time before our order was taken and we were served anything, drinks or otherwise. We could always find out what we wanted to know from the staff around us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always fantastic.....consistently delicious...favorite restaurant overall in Houston

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great friendly staff as always. Bartender especially got us the best drinks available.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

WONDERFUL! Everyone was very personable and professional. Will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Magnificent experience. The only hitch was a slight wait for our reserved table, but given the leisurely pace of our own dinner, the wait was tolerable. Our server did a masterful job of helping us choose several dishes for a balanced dining experience. Our favorites were the tempura pumpkin, Spanish octopus special and hot rock wagyu beef. It would be a sin to skip the fried milk for dessert, so plan for it. I love the attention to detail in each dish and the surprising flavor combinations. The chef impresses without being too exotic or showy for the sake of being showy (unlike some other Houston fine dining establishments). While we’ve experienced the “signature tasting” in the past, I was delighted by the choices we made with our own instincts and guidance from our seasoned server. Bravo, Uchi!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 19, 2018

It was my third time to Uchi and dining here is never disappointing!!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and great staff. I have been countless times, and have always had the best service and consistently spectacular food. Everyone that works there is beyond friendly and knowledgeable about everything the restaurant has to offer. The sushi is the best I've ever had, and the non-sushi dishes are unique, creative and absolutely delicious. My favorite place in Houston.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Brazil)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Love the place since my first time in Houston. All the flavors and presentation worh the value.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Love this restaurant. I’m vegan and there is a great vegetarian menu that modify to accommodate my diet. The food is so full of flavors. This restaurant’s service is impeccable.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had an amazing night sampling an array of creative sushi dishes. Our waiter, Matt, took excellent care of us in addition to the other friendly servers who presented each course with helpful explanations. Very welcoming atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Happy hour sushi menu was decent but was expecting a little more enticing sushi. We tried every single happy hour entree/snack and nothing wowed us. The nigori sake was way overpriced for the brand and oz, even for happy hour

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I live in NYC and have experienced some pretty amazing restaurants - Uchi hands down is my new favorite restaurant to date.

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