Uchiko

4.9
3015 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi
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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!

Uchiko, translated as "child of Uchi" from Japanese, is the next restaurant venture for renowned executive chef and sushi master Tyson Cole. Located in central Austin, this second location of Cole’s highly-praised Uchi presents the same excellence and energetic atmosphere of the original with some noteworthy additions. Uchiko will feature a new menu with Uchi’s same style of innovative, fresh cuisine, a main dining room that accepts reservations throughout the evening and an eat-in bar/café area.
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Private dining
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: 5:00 - 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
Kaz Edwards
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
43rd
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Parking details
Complimentary valet is provided.
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Public transit
Route: 338-Lamar/45th-SB
4316 Lamar/43RD
Stop ID: 4528
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Special events & promotions
Uchiko can accommodate private parties of up to 34 people. Please contact Camille Ross, austinevents@haihospitality.com, for more information
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Looking for the perfect place to host a dinner party or busi­ness dinner? Uchiko is the perfect spot for any occa­sion. We offer a spacious private dining room that can accom­mo­date a maximum of 34 guests, or two smaller private rooms that can each accom­mo­date 15 guests.

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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
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Uchiko isn't a sequel to Uchi. It's more like a fraternal twin.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 3015 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely AMAZING food! Our server was extremely attentive and even brought us an extra s'mores dessert because she heard us talking about our camping trip. I'm a vegetarian and my husband is not, but they made the chef's tasting for two work for both of us. Our server asked us all the right questions so we got food we loved. A little pricey but great for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This may have been the best food I have ever eaten! Incredible menu.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always a treat. Consistently mind-blowing. It’s a full experience for the tastebuds. This remains one of the top 3 best restaurants in Austin for me.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Freakin delicious. Brandon was an amazing server and was so helpful and informative. My friend was visiting from out of state and we are STILL talking about how delicious the meal was. Can’t wait to come back.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I am very disappointed, definitely not worth the price! My server knew that it was my birthday she just didn’t give a F. She had a big table that arrived right after we placed our order so she gave them all her attention. I wonder if it has to do with race. She was missing most of the time. She also seemed quite annoyed when we ask for recommendations. I tipped her well because I used to be a server.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Best restaurant in Austin. Never fails to deliver.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

When you arrive at Uchiko it reads as a stylish but comfy place to have sushi -- Austin has plenty of similar restaurant options. Uchiko challenges you in the sense that you read the menu, pick your items, and then are COMPLETELY blown away. Your expectations vs. how your taste buds communicate with your brain will be wrong -- In the BEST possible way. Impeccable service to boot. So tip your servers y'all, and come to Tyson Cole's place. You won't regret it.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Hard to find food like this elsewhere. It’s on an entirely different level.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Everything about Uchiko is AMAZING. Go there, you must see for yourself.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

A mis hijas y a mi nos encantó todooo,buen lugar,buen ambiente,buenisima y deliciosa comida!! Felicitaciones a todo ese equipo de cocina y dependientes que hacen todo lo posible para que cada cliente que llegue se valla satisfechooo!!! Bon appétit !!!♥️♥️♥️

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Amazing food, easily the best sushi I've ever had. Strongly recommend it

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

The food was absolutely incredible. I’ve been wanting to go to Uchiko for three years and it didn’t disappoint in the slightest. I was blown away by the care and preparation put into each dish and the flavors were indescribable. I highly recommend the Jasmine Cream dessert.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Absolutely the best sushi we've ever had. Came in at 5:15, but stayed past happy hour. Charles was our chef and Lindsay took care of drinks. We'd been traveling all day, tired and brain fried, we just asked Charlie to take of us. After a few questions ( about allergies and how adventurous were we), he knocked it out of the park. We loved everything he served us, especially the sea bream, 72 hr steak, and the amazing oysters. The bill was painful, but worth every dime in the end. We will go back!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Awesome 10 course meal. Blew my mind. So good.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Wonderful!

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Everything was delicious, the service was great. We choose the chef’s tasting menu. It was our anniversary and they gave us a free dessert.
My only negative comment is about the sushi, it is tinny! If you are going to charge $4-7 per piece of sushi do it in the regular size!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Outstanding cuisine. Came in to celebrate my boyfriend's Birthday and first was seated at a table which was ehh , not special, or great for a special occasion and loud. Disappointing start as I worked in Hi-end fine dining for a decade in NYC and would have thought the host would have had a better table ready, especially as one of the last reservations. I asked to sit at the bar and from then on we had a great night. Bartender was friendly and great at suggestions, attentive and sent us a few treats with an extra Bday dessert! My boyfriend and I were thrilled with everything. Can't wait to come back and try more!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

In my opinion this is the best sushi in town!

The combinations are different and interesting and the sauces are to die for.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Service was fast and friendly, loved it!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Uchiko never disappoints. I love coming here for HH and dinners. It's good that they can squeeze us on the fly if they are available. The quality and service is always top notch, and if you do not like something or make a mistake in ordering it, they will do whatever it takes to make you happy. My server definitely did that when I ordered the wrong type of scallops. He apologized even when it was my fault for misunderstanding. He made sure my expectations were met.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Good food. Very expensive.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Hats off to Chef Charlie for the delightful omakase the other night. His attention to detail goes beyond the timing of courses and proportions. The contrast of textures and temperatures were all deliberate. Our meal was a delightful experience of perfect little bites. Sorry, we couldn't buy you and your crew a round of shift beers, but next time, Chef!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

It was one of my best dining experiences ever. Both the food and the wine were exceptional! Our waiter was helpful but not intrusive.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Love going here. My favorite restaurant in Austin!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

probably the best sushi we've ever had. We did the omakase menu and it did not disappoint!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Some of the best sushi I've had, to include Japan! True art. And the service to match, without the pretension.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Uchiko is our favorite place to splurge because the quality of the food cannot be matched. Uchiko provides sushi, sashimi, and nigiri, but also other dishes for those not too keen on raw fish. Our favorite dishes have been their steak, wagyu, and fried chicken. Crazy! It’s a chill atmosphere that can at times get loud. Always sit at the sushi bar, for small amounts of guests, for an awesome experience viewing all the orders coming in and being prepared. Be prepared for an expensive meal, but again the quality of the food and atmosphere is beyond worth the cost.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Uchiko is our favorite place to go when my family comes to visit. Start with the grilled Edamame, Uchi Salad, or Brussell Sprouts, and you can't go wrong. We love the atmosphere and one of the best places for services in the entirety of Austin City Limits. We love the Hama Chili, Hot Rock, Karaage, Tempura Onion Rings as well. Also, they have some of the best fish in the coty. I usually go with Madai, Hamachilli, and Escolar for Sushi. Uni if I am real daring.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

This was the most amazing food we have ever eaten. It was as a special night for us and Lance Gillum and the entire team at Uchiko made it memorable! We will be back next time we are in Austin..

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

My wife and I took my mom here for her birthday. As always, the food and service were amazing.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

First time visit for anniversary. Saw pictures on website and decide to give it a try. We’re still talking about it. It was FABULOUS, AWESOME, and worth every penny. We asked our host for suggestions, and he did a perfect job selecting and serving. We absolutely fell in LOVE with this place.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Great food and ambiance! Had a wonderful time with my husband for our anniversary!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

I wish I could give them more stars than 5!!!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Great food and attentive service. Not only did the food taste wonderful, the presentations were lovely. The servers were well informed and helpful with selections and explanations. A great evening!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Good food, portions are small, even for sushi - sides are normal. The fish is fresh and the rice is a little off from authentic sushi. We crossed $150 with just two of us and no drinks with ease and then went out for dessert. This is s nice place and worth a try but it is not traditional sushi. That said, we had some amazing dishes and enjoyed ourselves.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Get one of the sushi chef's to do the chef special... great options!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We went there for my husband's birthday. Our server Lindsay made the meal a special event. Everything was exquisite. I'll be dreaming of our dinner for months to come.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food, service and overall dining experience is consistently amazing at Uchiko. This is our go-to place for an incredible evening out.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Fantastic dining experience! The Brussels sprouts were outstanding and I don’t normally eat them!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Had a great time and great food as we always do at Uchiko - but wanted to take a moment to say that our waiter, Brandon, was phenomenal. He made great recommendations from the daily menu, helped tweak our order based on feedback, and was generally quick, friendly, and accommodating. Thanks for the great dining experience, Brandon!

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