Uchiko

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3312 reviews
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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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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.
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Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievably outstanding food, service and menu! At first the food was coming out quite fast, but when we asked for it to slow down they had no problem with that at all and didn’t rush us to finish.

The various sushi’s we ordered were amazing- we ended up letting our server choose ur entire dinner- best decision ever! He did exceptionally!

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RF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents raved about the food and experience here. They said it was among the best meals they've ever had. Our server was great and recommended some excellent items.

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible. The meal was perfectly paced and the service was impeccable. Try the fried chicken app! It is to die for!

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S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mind blowing experience and distinct enough from its cousin Uchi.

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MP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was so amazing on every level. The 9noy thing that we didnt like is the noise level.

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c
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience as always. Great service, and the food was outstanding.

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Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food. No birthday dessert was given or reference to my birthday even though reservations were placed with that occasion given in advance.

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Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!!!

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JG
Austin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, outstanding service. It is just a very noisy place.

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A
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Overrated restaurant. Why does everything taste sour, bitter, or sweet? I came here to eat fish, not glorified condiments. The fish was not fresh either, because my companion got a stomach ache that lasted for two days from the oysters here. Thanks for the two-hundred dollar stomach bug.

The sushi was wrapped poorly too. My Maki rolls included one the size of a nickel and one the size of a gold coin. The chefs here don't have good wrapping skills if I can discern a big difference between the individual sushi rolls.

The only positive element from Uchiko was the amazing service. Our waiter was incredibly patient, and explained every dish with detail. Multiple wait staff were circling around the dining area, so our water glasses were never empty. Our every need was attended to.

Back to Musashino I go! The best sushi is made by an actual Japanese person anyways.

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DJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uchiko always pays attention to the smallest details. Our server, Julie, provided us an incredible dining experience - she was top notch, and the food was all superb. Can’t wait to go back!

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KH
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uchiko is always such a pleasant dining experience with amazing food and great service.

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B
Austin
62 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional -- especially the omakase -- nice selection of white wines

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MP
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love sushi, sashimi, nigiri, or you don’t like any of those, Uchiko has options for you. They have wagyu beef, fried chicken, pork belly, sometimes duck, brussel sprouts, and edamame. It’s all high quality food. It is expensive, but it’s worth the value. It gets louder as the night moves passed 7pm, but never intolerable. Their music is always on point. The service is prime, from warm towels to start dinner, to quick service on removal of plates, to refills on drinks.

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NR
Austin
30 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy old favorites like Brussels sprouts and lovely new friends like Black Forest cake.

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SH
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the USA. Knowlegable staff, food comes out fast, extremely fresh fish and daily creative menu. Once you’ve had fish here, it’s hard to go any other place in texas

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal of my life. And everyone was so kind and smiley

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RC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great ambiance!!! Never fails!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They accommodated our larger party even though our reservations were for a few ppl. The food was absolutely amazing as usual. Highly recommend!

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A
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible as always. Favorite restaurant! Words just can’t do it justice.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food as always. It’s dim, but not a problem for me. The service was a little delayed that day. Usually, food comes out relative quickly,

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SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The vegetarian menu was not as extensive as Uchi's. The food itself was good, but the plates came out very slowly. We were sitting around waiting a long time for the next entree even though we ordered everything at once.

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BR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal. Probably the best sushi I've ever had. Incredibly fresh. And they made my birthday celebration extra special by sending over extra sushi :-)

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi I’ve ever had in my life. Incredible textures and flavor combos. Worth every penny.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good overall experience. Server knew it was a date. Was attentive but not overbearing. Nice job.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re not usually the type to drop $300 on dinner, so this was definitely a S-P-L-U-R-G-E. But Uchi/Uchiko will forever be my favorite dinner in Austin. Every time I go here I can’t wait to come back. And I don’t even really like seafood(!!!) but I will eat every damn thing on this menu.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great place, we absolutely loved it !!

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KC
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tim is amazing as usual! The food is outstanding. I love coming here and will definitely be back!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Uchiko! Food is amazing always!

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RP
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience!

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and great food. Always consistent.

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a
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Repeat diner over many years. Everything was spot on: specials and sushi from the daily list were great; service is always stellar; pacing was just right. So glad this place is not downtown- would never be able to get a table if that were the case...

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P
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The short ribs were wonderful melt in your mouth delicious. Will definitely be back. Every dish we had was great and creative.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I'll be honest. Uchiko is my favorite restaurant in Austin. Anytime I have a reason to celebrate, I go to Uchiko. In this case, we were celebrating my new job. I actually mentioned that to the waitress and that Uchiko was my favorite restaurant. Also, my boyfriend had never been to Uchiko. I'm sad this was his first experience. Our waitress barely visited our table during dinner. She was so busy servicing tables around us (and failed to make eye contact with us wheh we were attempting to respectfully get her attention) that we just started to rely on the help of the other staff as they dropped off various plates. I'm so sad that my boyfriend now regards Uchiko so poorly because I want to go there every time I can.

The other wait staff were amazing and they even sat us early on our reservation. Also, our server wasnt negative or not nice, she just wasn't ever around.

I've always had the most memorable experiences at Uchiko and I will keep coming back.

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AT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Omakase was good, but definitely not enough to fill you up.

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o
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I went to Uchiko with some work associates on a recommendation from a friend who had visited. While the food is good and you probably won’t ever eat anything here that doesn’t taste good, there also wasn’t anything that we had that was amazing either. I did the tasting menu and every choice was solid, but having ate seafood in the Pacific Northwest the week before, I was underwhelmed by the experience. Some of this is probably due to Austin being being a landlocked location and freshness is more difficult to maintain. However, the experience never matches the price point here. Go, eat, and judge for yourself, you won’t be disappointed, but you probably won’t be fully satisfied either.

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P
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the very beginning of the service everything was amazing. We were dinning to celebrate our anniversary and the mood was perfect. This is all before the food which was amazing. Some great rolls, toyosu style dishes, and a great wine cocktail (according to my significant other).

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JR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Some of the best sushi I’ve ever eaten (including NY and LA). Fabulous experience!!

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RK
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of our long time favorites, this place still does a great job.
I was a little disappointed that, though I said it was my wife's 53rd birthday in the reservation, no one mentioned it. Also, the first choice of table we were given was not reflective in any way that it might be a special occasion. Finally, we found that the wait staff was hurried in removing the "almost" empty dishes. A couple of times we felt like stabbing them in the hand because the food was so good and there was still a bite left!

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SV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First, Uchiko (and Uchi) is far more than a sushi restaurant. It's a creative culinary experience unsurpassed by most restaurants. I travel across the US for work and eat in upscale restaurants all the time, and Uchiko/Uchi in Austin is a world-class dining experience. This is an expensive meal, no doubt about it. And each dish is served in bite-sized portions: so don't expect a steakhouse serving. You can certainly go here and make limited selections, perhaps skip the wine or sake, in order to keep the cost down, but the greatest experience is to go without a budget (expect $300 for two people), and let the server bring you their suggestions/popular selections until you cry Uncle. I go once a year or so for a special occasion. The creative combinations of fish, oils, spices, fruits and vegetables are simply amazing. And their brussel sprouts will ruin you on other brussel sprout preparations forever.

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