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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (93)
Good for a Date (89)
Creative Cuisine (81)
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Fit for Foodies (72)
Good for Anniversaries (65)
Romantic (61)
Hot Spot (56)
Tasting Menu (54)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Worth the Drive (44)
Authentic (41)
Healthy (38)
Fun (34)
Happy Hour (32)
Cozy (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Business Meals (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Good for Groups (15)
People Watching (15)
Tapas (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Casual (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Seasonal (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Spicy (8)
Organic (5)
Vegan (5)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service was delicious but waited 25 minutes to be seated after confirming reservation (reservation was made 5 days before) over the phone and showing up 5 min early

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·Dined 3 days ago

Heather and Zach were my two previous people that helped us when I was there on my first visit. This time we brought our Vice President hoping for the same experience and I would say the servers weren't as great as Heather and Zach.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

It was my first time at Uchi and it was so delicious. The food was great-- the only thing we had qualms about was a roll that came with a chile aioli that tasted like mayonnaise. It was a bit disappointing. Also, it is a bit loud in there and I wasn't really able to hear my date that well. Our hostess was wonderful and I would come back here again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

We love to eat at Uchi. We use it as our date night and anniversary place all the time and love the food and service. It is not cheap but we are not looking to cheap out when celebrating our lives together. We love Uchi!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was by far the most consistently excellent meal we've had in Austin all the years we've lived there. Our server, was phenomenal and ordered us perfect dishes to go with our inclinations that night. Definitely a meal for special occasions, but it absolutely wowed us.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Omg. The wagyu tartar was extraordinary. The uni sushi from Hokkaido just melted in my mouth with no kind of bad after taste

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Uchi is the pinnacle of an Austin fine dining experience. The food, ambiance, and service are absolutely outstanding. I’ve been here 3 times, and each visit exceeds the last. Without a doubt my favorite restaurant experience in Austin.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Phenomenal. This was a special date for my husband and I. We were again in awe of the selection and craft Uchi offers in sushi. Our meal was worth EVERY penny. The service from bar & wait staff was exceptional as well!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The service was awesome ...! But being my first time there I wouldn’t have picked uchi for an intimate romantic dinner as I was expecting..! Food was amazing! But not filling, it was so busy and everyone was so close together

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Beautiful food with knowledgeable staff in a romantic setting. A special place indeed!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Bar Seating, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Everything we ate was absolutely delicious. It was the first time I had been and was celebrating my birthday. The server offered fabulous dish options and wine pairings. The only thing that surprised me was no obligatory "birthday dessert" or anything of that nature. Typically, most restaurants, knowing of the special occasion, will present a dessert to add to the celebration. All in all, everything was absolutely wonderful.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Organic
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great suggestions that tasted amazing! Need to go back to try more.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I've been to Uchi on a number of occasions and they never disappoint! Food and service are always on point...always!!!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was a birthday dinner for my fiancee and our last celebration before our wedding. This was also our first time at Uchi and an extra special occasion for us. We let our server John pick our entire meal and wine so that we could try new things. Everything was perfect. So many amazing flavors and the service was excellent. We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Top 3 favorite restaurant. Amazing delicious food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fabulous service (Heather) and a creative menu bristling with excellent ingredients and creative preparations.

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 (Central Texas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic experience

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent menu, delicious flavours, beautiful and professional staff.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been here many times - always excellent. Food is delicious and service is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always an A+ experience! We tried the Chef Tasting menu and was not disappointed.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful evening of great, creative food, friendly staff. A special evening.

Tags: Spicy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Healthy, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The most over-hyped, over-rated restaurant in Texas, Uchi is smoke and mirrors.

The noise level is beyond comprehension.

The tasting menu is absurd with one tiny serving in one dish set in the middle of the table for each course. - $100 for five minescule portions of food plus a dessert. Two people then make a mess of the beautiful presentations as they both eat from the same bowl, dripping food bits and sauce across the table.

So many servers, bussers, sweepers, to serve so many people with so many dishes and the place is like a freeway with no respite from the constant stream of people up and down the aisles.

The only way to preserve some sense of dining pleasure is to sit at the sushi bar where you are close enough to your dining partner to carry on a conversation, the ceiling is low enough to provide decent acoustics, you are not involved in the traffic pattern, and there is not a delay between courses.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Our waiter Connor was wonderful. Helped us with our food selection and gave us a variety of different dishes to try. The entire wait staff was very informative each time we received a new
dish to eat.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Uchi is without a doubt the best sushi restaurant on the planet! Very creative menu and incredible combinations of ingredients and flavors. Terrific food and off the chart service. John and Mandy ROCK....ask for them.
Craig

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The place to go if you enjoy great seafood, don’t mind loud noise, appreciate a different menu. Delicious, innovative, flavorful food

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I am from out of town, and this is the second year I have had my birthday dinner there. Amazing food! but only good for small parties.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The most creative, delicious and amazing food. Beautiful presentation. Great service. Extensive sake choices.

Tags: Vegan, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had been told by numerous people that we HAD to try Uchi...with that, we went in feeling that it had been oversold. How could Texas sushi be THAT good?? Our expectations were shot through the roof. Uchi was amazing. Fantastic selection of vibrant, fresh, and delicious offerings. Our service was outstanding. The service staff works as a team to make sure your experience is notable. Staff was very knowledgeable & prepared with excellent suggestions & pairings. We will definitely be returning soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Uchi May be my favorite restaurant and I eat out all the time. Don’t go expecting to leave feeling like you over ate. Go to try new flavors and taste a multitude of new things! The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. I gave a 4 for ambiance only because I think it is a little too dark. I can’t encourage you enough to try it!

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent food and service. Wonderful for a birthday!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We opted for the 10-course tasting menu — worth every penny! Every plate was phenomenal and exceeded my expectations. The standouts: Kinoko Nabe, Hirame Usuzukuri, Walu Walu, and Uchi Salad. I would also recommend the Demon Slayer sake to wash everything down. Our server, Julia, was perfect and incredibly entertaining. In short, I loved every moment of this dining experience!

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

First time eating at uchi to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Wait time was minimal from reservation time and the service was great. It is little pricey but sushi here is amazing, we will definitely be returning.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing; we won’t soon forget it!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

High quality fish. Good, attentive service. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Gorgeous! Impeccable, perfect service with the most delectable food in Austin. LOVE

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

made a reservation for my boyfriend and I️ for our anniversary. They went above and beyond. They had champagne waiting for us at the sushi bar. We did the signature tasting. Every bite was better than the one before I️t. I️ think I️ had an epiphany while eating. I️t was beautiful down to the very last bite. Thanks UChi for making our anniversary trip to Austin truly special.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great! Amazing food as always.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food was delicious. The happy hour specials were a very good deal, especially the sake! We had a mix of the happy hour offerings, daily specials, and regular menu options. Very unique and interesting flavors. I didn't really feel that the most expensive dishes were necessarily better than many of the less expensive options. Great spot for a special occasion dinner!

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I wanted to impress my gf and oh did Uchi help and did its job. I had such a pleasant experience here starting from waiting to be seated to taking that last bit of dessert.

I had the signature tasting and let the waitress do her thing. I think that is the best way to enjoy the true form of Uchi. She made it so comfortable to be at the table, so down to earth and gave us the best dishes to our likings. If I am going to boast a plate I am going to go with the brussel sprouts all the dishes are extraordinary but the brussel sprouts in a sweet and tangy glaze, oven-roasted and crispy. They take your taste buds to another level.

Overall, I was more than happy with what Uchi offered and made my gf and I feel so passionate. My gf was more than impressed with our evening, she fell in love with the night. To top it off the waitress gave us a $25 gift card to come back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Uchi offers really good Japanese food. I love the outside area to have a drink while we waited for our table. The desserts were outstanding. Hands down. The restaurant noise level is very loud, which can be difficult. However, it is worth trying, for sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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