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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 (91)
Good for a Date (88)
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Fit for Foodies (70)
Good for Anniversaries (60)
Hot Spot (56)
Romantic (55)
Tasting Menu (54)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Authentic (40)
Worth the Drive (39)
Fun (34)
Happy Hour (34)
Healthy (33)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Business Meals (25)
Cozy (24)
Bar Seating (19)
People Watching (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Tapas (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Seasonal (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Casual (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Spicy (4)
Vegan (4)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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Disabled Access (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service. Wonderful for a birthday!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

Amazing; we won’t soon forget it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

fantastic as always ... we have been eating at Uchi from year one, and every meal is better than the last

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was nothing short of spectacular. Each dish was a masterpiece. Service was outstanding.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

If you think you like "sushi" - california rolls - you need to experience Uchi and taste "real" sushi! Each dish is amazing in flavor! So fresh and refreshing. Service is amazing. Food even more amazing. Not another food experience this amazing.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I went for my birthday and it didn’t feel like anyone really tried to make it feel special. The food is good but it’s not the kind of place I would really recommend to go eat. It had its hay day 5 years ago but doesn’t feel worth it anymore.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fantastic! Will definitely be going back! The service was wonderful as was the food and loved the sake!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was Deelish

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Amazing food and perfect service! A can't miss if you are in Austin.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

son and friends in town. food was outstanding. service trailed off as evening wore on. best dinning experience in town. wine and sake choices very good.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Healthy, Late-night Find, Organic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

One of the best sushi restaurants I have ever been to. The food was amazing-unbelievably fresh sushi and the cooked dishes were just as good. Don't be fooled by all the great bbq and tex mex in Austin-this restaurant is not to be missed.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (NRW (Nordosten))·Dined on November 6, 2017

Very good food and an outstanding service

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Everything was exceptional.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

amazing and unique Asian-inspired dishes!
everything is about 5 -6 bites-sized and good to share
happy hour deals are worthy

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Tapas, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

In my humble opinion, hands down the best restaurant in Austin and maybe in TEXAS!!! Consistently great quality and attention to detail. Small tasting plates available from 5 to 6 ish is a great way to sample the cuisine and a bargain also. Always on top of their game!!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Uchi is already great but somehow keeps getting better, particularly the nightly special small plates. We’re lucky to have world-class cuisine like this in Austin.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best sushi ever ! Very romantic date where you get to try many different dishes. I believe armand was the name of our server. He was so friendly and knowledgeable about the menu! Really enjoyed my first experience here and I can’t wait to come back.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had an amazing time at Uchi for our anniversary. The food was amazing, and the service was great. Our waitress even provided a free roll complimentary for our anniversary. Highly recommend if you like creative dishes and raw fish.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing all around. Did the omakase experience. Innovative and unexpected fusions.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful birthday dinner for our daughter! Thanks Uchi!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This restaurant never ceases to amaze me. The food is so creative and so beautifully presented. The wait staff is great and so knowledgable. Truly the only downside is the noise level. Hard to have a conversation. I personally find it distracting and not the nurturing experience I seek when I spend a lot on a fancy meal. I guess that is odd these days?!?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 2, 2017

beyond amazing! Every course we had was better than the first! Not a cheap meal, but well worth what you pay!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had a great time at Uchi! Our server John made great recommendations since neither my girlfriend or myself had ever eaten there before. He matched up several dishes to the Cabernate we were sharing and it tasted wonderful. It was a little noisy but it was also completely full. We both highly recommend Uchi if you are looking for a more traditional sushi experience with great service and amazing food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Uchi was simply a culinary revelation...just about everything we tried from their unique and creative menu was a delight to the palette. Best foodie experience by far that we have experienced after several trips through Austin! Plus genuinely caring service and relative value for such superb cuisine makes for an absolute winner all around!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

No visit to Austin is complete without a visit to Uchi or Uchiko. Dinner at Uchi this time was the best ever - tantalizing variety of flavors and textures, perfect pacing by our friendly and knowledgeable waiter (John, a 13-year veteran here), fresh and innovative dishes all added up to a spectacular meal. The yellowtail on crispy yucca chips is a must try!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food but poor service this time. Didn't get drinks, server kept forgetting things like forks and our rice, asked for regular water and got sparkling water by mistake and it didn't get changed, took forever to get bill. Must have been an off night for our server but glad the food was good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

We ordered the Chef courses and I expected to be very surprised, but instead I got very disappointed with the service, the food selection and the taste. I have had better sushi and seafood in other places that really caught my eye and tongue. I thought I was siting in the best place in Austin but after eating I felt like scammed. I do t think I'll go back, if I'm the one to choose, however my wife liked it.

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite, Healthy, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Uchi always delivers on an exceptional dinning experience. Amazing vegetarian/vegan options!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Always a great meal at Uchi. It never disappoints

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The staff was friendly and everyone there wished my boyfriend and I a happy anniversary. Very personable, they even gave us a free appetizer as a present! Absolutely delicious!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We come to Austin once per year for formula one. Always go to uchi while we r here. Great time. Great food great everything. We will continue the experience each year

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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