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About Uchi

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.

801 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
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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:
Barton Springs

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 916-4808

Website:
http://www.uchiaustin.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking is provided.

Executive Chef:
Michael Castillo

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Uchi Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (87)
Good for a Date (78)
Creative Cuisine (73)
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Fit for Foodies (64)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Romantic (56)
Hot Spot (53)
Tasting Menu (43)
Authentic (37)
Worth the Drive (37)
Healthy (35)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Fun (32)
Happy Hour (29)
Cozy (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Notable Wine List (21)
Bar Seating (18)
People Watching (18)
Business Meals (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Tapas (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Casual (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Spicy (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Organic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great Beer (4)
Vegan (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 hours ago

Anniversary celebration and couldn’t have enjoyed it more ! The food variety and “ saki social hour” were great. Our waitress Heather was super and really helpful in sorting out the best choices. Definitely one of our favorites in Austin!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food and service! Our waiter Mike was friendly and knowledgeable and really helped us make some great selections. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

Uchi is by far the best Japanese restaurant I've ever been. The food and the service are outstanding. I would highly recommend Uchi for special ocassions like birthdays and anniversarys to help make that special someone......special.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food is so good it calmed me down from being angry for not being seated without a complete party. That is the most ridiculous rule! I wanted to get a drink and appetizer waiting for my son and they said I could not be seated. So I did not purchase any alcohol or appetizers. Ate my dinner and left. Ridiculous policy. I would have spent more money had I been able to sit down and enjoy the evening. I had a reservation too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Uchi never fails to impress. The service and attention to detail was impeccable on our last visit. Great offerings throughout the different realms of the menu.

Branch out, try some uni and other fish on the special menu flown in fresh from the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo.

10/10 highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Absolutely fantastic! The best sushi I've ever had and the staff was amazing. Don't miss this place!

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·Dined on January 16, 2018

Absolutely incredible, that’s all I have to say.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Uchi was awesome!! I took my boyfriend for his birthday and Uchi did not disappoint! Everything from the menu was fresh and delicious and the drink I had was great too! We had an awesome waitress and even got a complimentary dish since we were there celebrating a birthday. I will definitely return to Uchi for happy hour or other special occasions!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Spicy, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our server (Arvin, I believe) was fantastic. Super friendly staff and amazing happy hour selection. We will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was exceptional as usual. This is the second time we come here for the tasting menu in the past two months and three of our courses were very fishy and tasted old. We were quite disappointed. We even ordered a few of our additional favorites like the Sake Toro which was horribly fishy and obviously not Uchi’s usual fresh quality. We’re used to better quality and fresh options at Uchi, not so much this time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

We heard great things about Uchi so we had to check it out ourselves. We are novice sushi eaters, but our waitress Jessica answered all of our questions and her recommendations were on-point. We ended up trying two pieces from the Tokyo specials menu, and they were our favorite! We will definitely be back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Chi was great, but not what I expected. I think if you were really trying to impress a date or client that liked Japanese food, Uchi would be a decent choice. Prices are very high for what you get, and you don’t get much for $150-200 spend. I loved the property, and after they attempted to seat the two of us in the back by the bathrooms we asked and moved right up near the bar and that made the night much more enjoyable. We did a 6 “course” set with 3 additional dishes and drinks. Everything is shared, so think average sushi joint 2 pieces per order and that’s a course at Uchi. Yes the sushi was DELICIOUS. They do some nice sauces and get creative with ingredients that was definitely memorable.

We had a great time, and I’m glad we finally made it here. That said, I wouldn’t go too far out of my way to go back any time soon and that’s sad. I believe these businesses should be regulars for local residents and I don’t feel that’s what Uchi is.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Would recommend highly.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Dining at Uchi was amazing, as always. The owner and chef, Tyson Cole, even stopped by our table! Made my birthday dinner amazing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I have had the pleasure of traveling all over the world and Uchi is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere in the world. It’s a must every time I’m in Austin. It is INCREDIBLE

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Best Sushi in Austin and beats just about anywhere. Hamachi Nigiri is the bomb.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Wife and I had one of the best meals ever. I do not eat fish but there was still plenty of other options. Food was perfectly cooked and served immediately while hot.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 10, 2018

As always, the best in town. Uchi never ever disappoints.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Lovely anniversary date night! Waitress even arranged for me to have my favorite off menu item!

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

I was really taken aback. Really loved the interior decor and ambience. The food was really phenomenal. I love Japanese food, but am not a huge fan of sushi/sashimi; I tried some and ended up loving it. Was very pleasantly surprised. Had a wonderful server (shout out to Shireen!). Went during happy hour (wasn't intentional), so the prices per dish were certainly not representative of the four dollar signs I saw on Yelp. We splurged and ended up spending a little over $150 with tip included, which is to be clear an expensive dinner, but there are so many things you're paying for outside of the mere ingredients that are worth it.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Always best restaurant for that special meal that never disappoints. Felipe provided an outstanding service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Every dish was delicious. The waitstaff was A+. We enjoyed the evening. We did order desert (highly recommend the chocolate concoction). Just wish there was a sweet note send off for the birthday person for fun or luck.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Delicious, everything was outstanding. Definitely try this place if you are in town

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Friend in town, had to wait quite a while to order and for drinks

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

We went to Uchi to celebrate a birthday and had an amazing time! The slow, one-dish-at-a-time pace gave us plenty of opportunity to enjoy our food and fill up without getting stuffed, plus gave us ample opportunity to focus on each dish as it came. The sake cocktails were delicious and as always the sushi was beyond compare.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

While the restaurant is fabulous itself our waiter was beyond fabulous. He was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and wine list and his suggestions were perfect for us. We brought our 11 and 13 year olds who are adventurous eaters and they loved Uchi as well.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Uchi is a one of a kind restaurant that you must go to at least once. The food is amazing, like little flavor explosions with every bite! Visit Uchi during social hour for awesome deals on tastings! Very happy with my visit, the Walu Walu and Brussels sprouts alone will bring me back again!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My wife and I have been here several times and each time the food has been great and the service impeccable. It's definitely not a cheap place to eat, but well worth it. Make reservations if you can or you may find a 2-3 hour wait.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Impeccable service and all of our choices were incredible.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our server Abram was superb as well as the food, as usuall.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great service with tapa style food. Fun to share among family

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Such an amazing dining experience. The best sushi, sake, and service. Highly recommend and will come back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Love this place! I’m very picky w sushi , and moving from Los Angeles i was worried i wouldn’t find a great sushi joint. I was wrong! This place is so good if not better than sugar fish in la, and compares to nobu in Malibu. Glad i found it!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Wonderful!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Fantastic food and service. I appreciate that the server took the reigns and coursed our meal out perfectly as I just ordered 8-10 items that looked good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Either Uchi's food quality and flavor has declined, or the standards for food in Austin has risen to the point that I was extremely disappointed in my dinner at Uchi -- relative to the price. I would recommend to go to some newer restaurants. I think Uchi has become stagnant. I'd like to see new dishes on Uchi's menu and their old dishes need upgrades.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Everything was perfect. One of the best fine dining experiences we’ve had as a couple (if not the beat). We will be back for sure

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Everything was perfect. Of course the food is amazing. On top of that, there is an attitude of generosity and hospitality that really creates the magic. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fantastic, best meal I've had in a while. Highly recommend

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Really fun experience , very good interesting dinning

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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