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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

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (86)
Good for a Date (71)
Creative Cuisine (67)
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Fit for Foodies (61)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Romantic (53)
Hot Spot (45)
Tasting Menu (43)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Happy Hour (34)
Fun (33)
Authentic (32)
Healthy (27)
Worth the Drive (25)
Cozy (25)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Business Meals (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
People Watching (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Tapas (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Casual (9)
Spicy (8)
Organic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The greatest sushi I’ve ever had! We had the six course tasting menu and added an additional sushi roll, and it was the perfect amount of food. The Tokyo mule was an excellent cocktail. Service was wonderful as well! Well worth the price.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The food is just fantastic!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

An Austin staple, amazing sushi, best in Texas and better than many in NYC, Seattle, DC, etc.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

One of the best sushi dinners that we have had and we have had many! Order 8 - 10 plates and enjoy!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was fantastic. Definitely not an everyday sushi place but great experience and recommend.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Absolutely fantastic experience! Every dish is prepared absolutely perfectly. We arrived a bit before our reservation and were seated very quickly. You can also grab a glass of wine at the front of the bar while you wait. Our server, Stephanie) was charming and knew the menu inside and out. My girlfriend and I weren’t the most knowledgeable about the different styles of dishes and she made sure to explain everything to us and recommend dishes according to our likes and dislikes. Well worth the price and we will definitely be returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Always fantastic.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent food, our server was Mandy and she is SO personable and keeps us happy! Reservations are very helpful, and Social Hour is the BEST!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Uchi was fabulous as usual and continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in the Austin area. The food is great as is the service. Highly recommend the 72 hour short rib.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Loved all the food! One of the highlights of my trip to Austin.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Uchi is my favorite restaurant but too expensive for my budget so I go once a year for a special holiday. I would like a little more attention from the waitstaff given the price, the wait and that it is a special place. Ours was not careful about taking our order and didn’t reall check in on the food. I was disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything about this restaurant is A+. My one complaint is that it is so incredibly dark inside that I could barely read the menu. The food is so lovely, it would really benefit the restaurant to turn the lights up a bit. It’s hard to see.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Uchi never disappoints and this was no exception. Loved it and our server was terrific.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Uchi. We loved all the food and look forward to coming back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Awesome as usual. Great experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food is amazing! Brussels sprouts were crazy good!Our server took her time telling us about menu and helping us order a good variety. We also tried 3 desserts were also great . Will be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Had the Chef’s choice. Wasn’t all that impressed this time. In the past, Uchi gave us incredible flavor profiles with ambitious presentation. This service felt like a lot of the same with little wow factor. Still really good and better than most, but for Uchi, a 7 out of 10.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Everything was great!

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Can't accurately describe how amazing the food is! I've been here a handful of times, and they always impress me! The staff is always knowledgable and very helpful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We wanted to bring a visiting “foodie” friend to a wonderful Austin restaurant. It was a total success, as always.
Thank you, Uchi!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Fabulous meal , every dish we ordered were a full
explosion of flavors . A most go place in Austin. Even though our waiter recommendations were on point he seemed to be a bit in a hurry.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great place to get fancied up and eat sushi. They change the menu often and there is always something new to try. Great people watching and ambience, great place for a nice date or anniversary celebration. Bring your wallet although if you come at happy hour and eat off that menu you can save a little money.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful food, wonderful service, wonderful evening.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was great! The service and food just amazing!
It’s definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Austin!

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It’s a really great spot. Our waiter was really sweet and provided great service. The food was awesome and they made a point not to serve me anything with food I’m allergic to. The decor is trendy and it’s a sexy ambiance, but not like a dress code kind of place. Only complaint is of course that’s it’s expensive. Otherwise - awesome.

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 2, 2018

UCHI has a vibrant setting that still felt very inviting. We loved the waiting area outside with small, intimate seating spaces. The hostesses were very sweet and offered to turn the outdoor heaters on for us while we waited for our reservations. The bar was very full but you could clearly see that everyone was enjoying themselves.
Inside, we enjoyed our waiter very much. He was incredibly knowledable about each dish and really took the time to introduce new dishes to some of us at the table.
We were celebrating our 15 year anniversary and UCHI brought us out a complimentary eggplant dish that was a delight!
Thank you for the experience, we will be back again!

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food and service were great. Our table had little to no lighting - to the point that even my 21 year old daughter could barely read the menu. Otherwise, outstanding!’

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I took my girlfriend to Uchi for her birthday. It was the first time their for both of us. The staff greeted both of us and multiple hosts and servers wished her a happy birthday. From there we had a quick drink before being sat at the bar. The whole experience was fantastic. The bartender was knowledgeable, and our sushi chef was a great mix of personable and educational with what we should order. On top of all this, the food was top notch. The crab with brown butter was a favorite of ours.

We can't wait to go back and highly recommend everyone try it at least once.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I am never disappointed with Uchi. The food, service, everything is amazing.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Amazing. Food is way too good.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was very good and the service excellent. This isn't one of those "slop your sushi in soy and wasabi" kinds of places. Everything comes pre-seasoned and was perfect. Only flaw, and it is a pretty big one, was that we had a 45-minute wait DESPITE having a reservation and being right on time for it.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Every detail was out of this world. Top notch!

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Lovely food and service such great creations!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Awesome per usual!!

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 24, 2018

food is well prepared, presented and exquisite in tastes. the service is excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Michael is the best, per usual!! And thank you for making it so special fort birthday guest

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Birthday celebration w my niece. Decadent experience.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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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 (Austin)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food was fabulous and the service by Mandy was exceptional.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Seasonal, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 22, 2018

You’re not missing much anymore. It’s been at least seven years since I’ve been to Uchi, so I thought I would give it another shot. What a huge disappointment. Overpriced, overhyped, and starting to look a little shabby. The menu is basically the same and lacks very little ingenuity. A few dishes that I considered simply amazing years ago - have been altered and just don’t taste the same (ie tuna w goat cheese appetizer). There are far better sushi places in Austin to explore and be delighted by. I would recommend the new Eurasia in Oak Hill for a truly amazing sushi experience.

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