Uchi

4.8
3150 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
We are proud to announce...
Chef Tyson Cole, winner of the 2011 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Southwest--Thank you Uchi and Uchiko family and friends for your support!


Uchi showcases the culinary talents of executive chef and sushi master Tyson Cole, winner of the "best new chef in America 2005" by Food and Wine magazine. His exciting menu expands on the Japanese tradition with new flavors and influences. Uchi means "house," and like many sushi bars in Japan, Uchi is located in a refurbished old home. Its vibrant design adds a fresh dimension to the neighborhood and has been warmly received by Austin's diverse dining crowd.



Uchi accepts a very limited number of reservations and reserves the majority of the dining room for walk-in availability. Most seating is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. All parties must be complete before being seated.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
9.1

An adventurous Japanese restaurant we love so much we'd consider buying property nearby.

Ratings 9.0-9.8:If the 8.5-9.0s are the restaurants you’ll frequent for more than just special occasions, the 9.0-9.8s are the all time great restaurants of their city. Restaurants that will be around 20 years from now, assuming the Earth is still around.
What 3150 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed food and service very much. Just make sure to make a reservation. Perfect for special occasions. Will definitely go there again to try more items.

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T
Austin
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omg it was so wonderful. My friends first time going and it lived up to the hype.

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RN
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s so much fun and such a wonderful experience every time

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

Truly an orgasmic dining experience. Flavors, textures, service - all were impeccable. I only wish it could have been quieter. Perhaps we will try a booth next time.

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s
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our first choice of restaurant went we visit Austin

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

#tastebudheaven
Uchi lives up to its reputation. The food, service and atmosphere made it an experience to remember. The next day, my partner commented on how he kept reliving every bite.
Our server, Anya, was so gracious and knowledgeable. She timed our orders out perfectly and shared suggestions on what to eat next based on our feedback from what we had already tried.
Uchi was the experience of a lifetime and we thank you!

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AT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time eating at Uchi and we loved it. My husband and I said it would be our new date night spot!

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S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always celebrate our Birthdays here.....Uchi is always sure to impress. Its also a very fun food experience!!!

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date spot

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PM
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably my 10th visit to Uchi and it did not disappoint. Eternal favorites like the Hama Chili, Wagyu Tartare, Suzuki Yaki were as good as always. Tried a lot of the cold appetizers from the daily specials menu and those were fantastic as well. Finally, the dessert was to die for - we went with the server recommended coconut sorbet

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AH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner and everything was amazing. Food was delicious. Staff was outstanding. Thank you Uchi!

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TD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful.
A favorite spot anytime.

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P
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, and excellent service. One of my favorites, for sure!

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here for my husband's 30th birthday. Molly was our server and a real pro. She knew the menu, had excellent recommendations and took great care of us.

Went during Happy Hour so we could take advantage of those sweet deals!

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MF
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, and they made it such a special night for my wifes bday

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening, drinks, service, Omakase. Fantastic!

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BB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Uchi so! We had excellent service with a smile, and even a complimentary desert. We had a $25.00 gift card, so we passed that on to our sweet, lovely server :)!

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KR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Well worth the wait of getting a reservation. It had been 15 years since I was here last and its only gotten better with time. Looking forward to my next visit.

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

Uchi has never failed on great food, great service and great atmosphere. Always an amazing experience!

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Live for this place.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, great food and great service.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! The real deal!!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always. Awesome service, super tasty and unique bites, and it’s Uchi!!! Nuff said.

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AC
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always spectacular and our server John, makes the dining experience extra special every time! Our all time favorite restaurant in Austin!! Loved it!

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DD
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 3rd visit. Food was amazing. We asked our wonderful waitress to choose our dinner. Perfect. And she was also amazing. We will be back.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Wanted to come for years. Worth the wait.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We let our waiter choose our dishes and he didn’t disappoint. Great experience!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!! Best place in Austin.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Immaculate and transcendent, truly remarkable for anyone who appreciates good and unique food

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Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food!!!

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B
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

I was very disappointed with my experience at Uchi. It was my husband's birthday dinner for the two of us and I really wanted to give him a great experience. We opted for the chef tasting, and from what I have heard from a few of my friends, there is usually a wine pairing which was not offered to us. We went ahead and waited at least 45 minutes to receive our first course which consisted of one piece of fish on one bed of rice for the two of us. I am not sure how that was supposed to work, but it is difficult to share one piece of fish between two people. It then took another 10-15 minutes to get our second and third course which only one was somewhat impressive. We waited another 15 minutes to get the fourth course and by the sixth course, which was ANOTHER single piece of fish on a bed of rice, we were ready to go. We didn't finish our last course and opted to take it home as well as the dessert. I ended up paying $340 without tip, having spent a total of $400 for just the two of us, and I cannot say that it was anywhere near worth it. I did not feel satisfied and I was very disappointed as was my husband and don't feel that I would recommend this to anyone. We have been to Uchiko and although we didn't order the chef tasting, we had an AMAZING experience and would definitely go back there again. I am very disappointed in having spent that much money, seeing as how it was a special occasion and it is not something that I can afford to do on a regular basis. I hope this gets to the right people and hopefully someone will have a much better experience than we did.

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AF
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Waiter knew the menu. All the servers give you recommendations on which order to eat dishes in and how to eat them. Very good. Great experience.

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NW
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uchi is, by far and above, one of the best dining experiences in the United States. The delicious food, the exemplary service, the elegant ambiance - it all adds up to my highest-recommended restaurant.

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DR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was outstanding and our server Michael took amazing care of us. We went for our Anniversay Saturday June 22, 2019 and he treated us amazing! He helped make our anniversary one to remember. This was our second time coming to Uchi for our Anniversary and we might make it a tradition and go every year for our anniversary if your service remains as outstanding as it has been these last two times.

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SD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Taking one star just for the wait. We ended up getting a table after about 50 minutes of waiting with our two year old. The edamame they offered was given away twice to other parties waiting. My husband and I chose the chef special and it did not disappoint! Every dish was amazing. It just seemed like there was confusion and backup in the kitchen that night. We will visit again for sure on our next trip out to Austin. It really was some of the best sushi we have ever had. Thanks!

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T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal! Our server, Michael, had some awesome selections for us. We were able to relax, eat, and have a great conversation without being bothered, even with the tables being fairly close together.

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1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our 21st anniversary a tad bit early due to work schedules and UCHI never disappoints. This restaurant holds top score on my favorite list due to unexpected flavors (try the Madai sushi- how they make fish taste better than any lemon cake I’ve ever had is beyond comprehension), not to mention the superior wait staff that I instantly want to include in my inner circle. Thank you for yet again an incredible experience that is worth the wait!

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L
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So yummy! We are vegetarian and they always makes us wonderful food! :) Our favorite date night restaurant!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection!

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