Uchi

4.9
3188 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 3188 People Are Saying
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Austin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience. They were super sweet about us having a baby there too

PD
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Normally Uchi is a 5 star experience but service was very slow this time as well as food to come around.

JD
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, never disappoints, and the food is crazy good!

NC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At uchi there is something for everyone- from familiar things like fried or grilled chicken with a japanese twist, to a variety of fish or wagyu ceviche for the more adventurous but all are equally good, dont let the simplicity fool you!

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was just okay. The wagu beef on hot rocks, we ordered 2 orders and we got 6 very small pieces and it was$17 for EACH order, so $34 for 6 smaller than bit size pieces. The sauces were bland and not offered any thing for the table. Hard to get our waitress attention. I have been a number of times but seems this is not somewhere I will return, a yuppie hang out that is way over priced and Not much for your value (except the $3 sake)! It has come off my favorite list and having been to Japan last year, I would rather go back there and spend the money for travel than eat at Uchi.

OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My girl and me had a blast. Thanks yo

WE
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The food was mediocre. I’ve had much better sushi. Their desert however was amazing! Our server was a bit condescending which dampened our dining experience.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, and the waitress was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu

LC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good food, I went back because my first time I had amazing service. But the service this time around was really nothing special and didn't make the experience special even though I told them I was taking my lady out for her birthday. So that was a bummer.

JK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Terrible waitress. Incredibly overpriced. Born and raised on authentic, delicious, well priced sushi; that was not. Very unimpressed and dissatisfied with the service, wait time for tempura (easiest and fastest dish) and incredibly small/mediocre portions. Won’t be coming back!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best sushi I have ever had in my life. And that is saying a lot, having lived in San Francisco, with fantastic sushi restaurants!

AM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was incredibly knowledgeable of all the dishes and with her help we had such a wonderful dining experience! The quality of the food for the price is also spectacular, we will definitely be returning. A wonderful experience that I will absolutely recommend!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi I’ve ever had.

J
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! The best sushi ever! Ordered a tasting menu and it took almost 3 hours. Just a bit too long.

SM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with the menu. Every bite of food was a flavor explosion. Best meal I’ve had in a very long time. I want to thank the chef and all the workers for making our night a wonderful experience.

CY
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uchi is something special... our favorite restaurant to celebrate! Food is exceptional and customer service is superior.

JT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super bomb! Was referred by a friend who is a beverage consultant and the food did not disappoint. You think of meat/bbq when you hear Austin, not a sushi/Japanese. Give this place a shot. All of the locals that I spoke to on my trip had nothing but good comments in regards to Uchi. Enjoy

j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time to Uchi, and we were lucky enough to get a seat at the sushi bar. Every 2 people are paired up with their own sushi chef; George was mine. I asked George what he recommended, and he said to let him try a dish to see my tastes, and then he continued with his personal omakase! I highly recommend requesting George at the sushi bar, and jus letting him take you on a delicious journey!

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

Our server, Amber, was so knowledgeable and really enhanced our dining experience. Love their presentation and food quality.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dining experience of my life! I eat out a lot and at a lot of fine restaurant

KA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Price was kind of high for specialty items. Favorite items were part of the everyday menu.

S
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! I love everything about Uchi! Can’t wait to go back!

CB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable, very pleasant dinner experience. Little dark had to strain to see. Service was excellent. Food was excellent.

A
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nolan is an absolutely incredible server and I request him every time. I hope to be back soon.

T
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Modern Japanese cusine at its best. Do not just get a maki roll - make sure you get the composed dishes to get the best Uchi experience. Ambiance rated a 3 only because the lights were so dim, taking photos was a poor experience. Amazing service from sweet staff. Would recommend to others - make sure you get a resy in advance!

O
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal! The food was exceptional, the service top notch. The food had amazing layers of flavor, each dish thoroughly explained when delivered, with special tasting tips per dish. The saki cocktails were perfectly balanced, smooth and refreshing. One of the best meals I ever had.

TS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the first bite to the last, Uchi is best food my wife and I have ever had. Every possible flavor and texture in one meal. Server was casual and assured and made assembling this perfect meal possible.

M
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing! Service was great as well. Only downside was noise level as it was definitely loud. Drinks were great though and tuna, yellowtail and chicken dishes were all great! Highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took out of town friend to Uchi for her birthday. Everything was perfection, which I was so thankful because I had taken her there on a prior Austin visit and she raved about it. Nice to repeat!

F
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Love the food, staff, and overall atmosphere...wish it weren't so LOUD. Unfortunately the building is small and there is not a lot that can be done to soften the noise.

SW
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional! We were celebrating a 30th birthday and could not have picked a better venue. Delicious food, excellent service!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience! Friendly staff provided excellent recommendations. The food was creative and inspiring.

OT
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!! Molly did a great job of taking care of us!! Uchi is one of our favorite restaurants. Always do the chef’s special tasting menu!!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! The only complaint which really is being a little petty is the portions were just a little smaller than most sushi places...

AO
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe and even better food. Can’t wait to go back!

d
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife here for her birthday on the recommendation from our friends. The hostess was sweet enough to call and offer us an earlier reservation someone cancelled. 8:15 is way better than 9:45. We did pick your price chefs tasting. The sushi was beyond delicious . We highly recommend this place. Thank you💖💖

SG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
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.

T
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RN
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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