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Uchi

4.8
2510 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese, Asian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Friday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
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Phone number
(512) 916-4808
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Castillo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Barton Springs
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking is provided.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2510 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 hours ago

Amazing as always! Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined a day ago

Absolutely incredible in every way! Loved it!!

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5.0Dined a day ago

Was great!

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5.0Dined a day ago

Extremadamente bueno. El mejor japonés.
Solo en contra, el servicio es muy lento.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Very accommodating to my gluten free needs. Server told us to relax, have fun, and really listened to us to suggest wonderful choices. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We absolutely adored everything we tasted at Uchi. Service was amazing, food was amazing. Was with my parents who are sometimes a bit iffy about sushi/raw fish, and even they loved it.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I’m a celiac, and therefore frequently have stressful dining experiences. This meal was amazing. They were able to make almost everything on the menu gluten free with minimal adjustments to the dishes. I felt at ease during the meal because each person delivering our dishes took time to notate that the item was gluten free and, if they weren’t sure, they checked with the chef again. All in all, a fantastic meal!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food and great service!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Although the food is excellent (as usual) the real value is from the amazing service. Amber, our waitress, was a delight and made sure that my cousin and I were well taken care of during the omakase meal service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service, the ambiance falls short.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The pork and salmon belly were outstanding. I was not blown away by the spicy tuna or the other roll I ordered. I was pleased but have had better rolls at other places that are not as expensive. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. The tables are so close to each other and the place is so loud and dark. I liked it fine but not at the top of my list.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This is our second time at uchi. Last time we did the signature tasting, this time the chef’s tasting. Definitely thought the signature was more bang for your buck, still adventurous, and a better meal all around. Would go back for the signature, sushi or happy hour but not the chef’s tasting.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always delicious. We love going here when we visit family!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always outstanding with in point service. Tried some different items including Brussel sprouts which were very tasty.

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

This restaurant is far from authentic Japanese food. Service was really slow. I don't know why this place is popular. It was a huge disappointment. Would never recommend to my friend.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Everything was fabulous! Our server Mike was awesome, friendly, and knowledgeable about the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great time

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Waiter John was great as usual! His recommendations and service are always spot on.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We really enjoyed our first time dining at Uchi. The happy hour menu was great and had a lot of small bites to try.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Kitchen had issues with coursing. We waited a long time between courses.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It's very expensive and hard to get a reservation, but worth it!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Always a great culinary experience

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Such a great experience-We got a last minute reservation for 5pm which worked out to be our luck. 5-6:30 is sake social with great deals on some of the best items on the menu. Our server Mandy was delightful and she recommended some great plates. We tasted a number of things and all were delicious. Topped it off with the chocolate bar dessert which was out of this world!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was delicious! We eat sushi often, and this was the best ever.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Uchi remains my favorite restaurant in Austin. Warm & welcoming upon arrival, great service and obviously the food speaks for itself. Happy Hour is the route to go, but you won't be able to say no to the tons of other delicious items on the regular menu. Sushi Bar is the best with great recommendations and best seat in the house, but you're bound to enjoy yourself wherever you end up at Uchi. Thanks, Y'all!

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

It was my sons 18th Birthday. I called the day before and asked if they do anything special for bdays & I was told absolutely & I would be taken care of. It never happened. I mentioned to our waiter that it was my sons bday & it was never acknowledged. We were rushed through our dinner & when I ordered dessert, I also ordered coffee. I never received my coffee. It’s unfortunate because I used to take quite a few of my clients at Uchi for business dinners. I’ll no longer be taking my clients there..

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food is amazing! Service was poor. Took 1 hour to get 4 (very small portion) dishes and 2 drinks. We went on a Tuesday at 7pm (not a holiday or festival weekend). Can’t understand why service was so slow. Food was great but not worth the wait. This is definitely a tourist spot.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Awesome big, balanced flavors

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

A transformative culinary experience. The omakaze & wine/sake pairings were all amazing. Amber stood out for exemplary service too. Give her a raise! When I come to Austin again, this is place I will want to visit again and again.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Moved to Austin last year and after hearing rave reviews, my fiance and I decided to try it out. We were not disappointed, the food and service were absolutely amazing. The restaurant was fairly loud, but that won't deter my 5-star rating. Well worth the money!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Our waiter John went out of his was to make it a special evening. He provided excellent recommendations !

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Jodi took fantastic care of my wife and me. This was our first visit to Uchi and the food definitely lived up to our expectations. I opted for the chef's tasting menu and was not disappointed. I loved the yellowtail sashimi "nachos" with asian pear, almonds, and raisins on taro chips. My favorite, however was the citrus yellowtail sashimi with salted chili.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wasn’t that impressive for as busy as this restaurant is and low availability of tables. The sushi is nothing great and the service could be better about learning what the guests knowledge is of their menu selections. We enjoyed it but will not go out of our way to try it again. The hot rock was the best menu item we enjoyed.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Just found out there's a new chef, so unfortunately my all time favorite thing to order ("old school hotate" scallop with avocado, rice and special sauce) is no longer an option. Also, hasn't been any Tako/octopus in ages there. What gives

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Incredible!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a remarkable meal that our waiter, Mike, curated for us! Thank you!!!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food and service were both amazing! Get the Uchi salad for sure!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Lucia song is a lot of fun very interesting with new dishes the only disappointment was the size of the portions and some of the fish dishes because we’ve been several times and have never noticed them to be that small overall though it was a very good experience

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

An evening at Uchi is always special! Creative, wonderful food, attentive staff and great service. Austin's finest.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We did the ten-course tasting menu and everything was fantastic! Great service! I'm still thinking about the food three days later!

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