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.
Austin, TX 78756
Sushi, Japanese, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet is provided.
Stop ID: 4528
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Uchiko can accommodate private parties of up to 34 people. Please contact Camille Ross, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information
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.
Uchiko Ratings and Reviews
Such inventive delicious food. I’m someone who really loves this restaurant and goes back whenever i can, but this time we hit a really EXCEPTIONAL waiter. Wish I had her name! Blonde short bob haircut, glasses, you know who you are: amazing suggestions, great unobtrusive service, gave us a free dish which turned out to be the gold star dish of the evening, took back and replaced the fois gras nigiri we had let get cold and past its prime ... this is super star service all done effortlessly and without an ounce of pretension. A total wow of an evening.
Not a big dessert person so the birthday mackerel was a nice surprise since we were ordering small plates for the table. Server and every other staff member that dropped a plate at the table noted that the item was nut-free. Much appreciated and nice attention to detail. Well done
Every food item was delicious, start to finish with the hama chile, short rib, eggplant tempura, hand roll appetizer, crunchy tuna roll, ebi roll, and shag roll. Coming off of a previous experience in which some items were a bit dinky, this last time knocked it out of the park. Sake social prices on some items are an added bonus! Even the weird-sounding dessert was delicious -- some kind of chocolate and peanut butter concoction with ice cream on the side.
This was my second year of celebrating my birthday at Uchiko. My friends and I were impressed by the option of having a gluten-free chef's tasting menu (ten courses) and we ordered a few of our favorites like the chicken karaage and the yokai berry. It definitely helped to make reservations ahead of time as the schedule was fully booked on a Friday night. And we had plenty of time to make it to our karaoke reservation!
What was good about the food was quickly erased by the overwhelming, oppressive noise of the restaurant and the robotic service. We could not hear each other across and could not have to have a conversation without shouting. Portions were small and prices were large.
Great food and atmosphere; I was a little disappointed because I was asked twice if it was a special occasion and told them it was my fiance's birthday but there was nothing done to honor it. Which normally is fine, but if you ask I assume that means you will acknowledge it.
Uchiko is a one shot experience. Overall it is very expensive for single bite servings & I found the flavors to be disappointing. It is definitely not Sushi comfort food & one leaves feeling underfed & somehow dissatisfied. The noise level is a 10 & impossible to hold a conversation without shouting.I would not recommend for an overall pleasant experience.
We eat at Uchiko a couple of times a
month and order the same things. We love it because of its great service and constistancy in the food but our last experience was off. We went with another couple, and spend over $600 on four people and it was like we weren't there. We were rarely checked on, each dish had long breaks in between and the food just wasn't as good as it usually is. This is night and day from what we are used to there. The tiger cry was underseasoned, the chicken karaage was bland and the accompaniments were not pickled like they usually are. The best desserts have been recently removed from the menu and the ones they were replaced by are underwhelming. So disappointed in this recent visit.
Fantastic restaurant. Food was amazing. We had a party of 4 and tried ~12 different dishes + sashimi and literally every dish was fantastic, exceeded expectations, and offered something new and exciting and delicious! Would eat here every day if I could! 5 stars!
I took one of my friends here for a nice night out. The food, drinks, and service was fantastic. We didn't have to wait long for anything. My only complaint is that I requested a quiet table with my reservation but it wasn't really quiet and it was so dimly-lit where we were sat, that it was hard to even read the menu.
I hadn't been to Uchico in 5 years (moved from Austin but was back on a visit). Uchico is still exceptional. Service and food were amazing. I was hesitant because my friend is a vegetarian so I didn't know what she could eat. They now have a full vegetarian menu and my friend said it was the best veg food she has eaten out in a restaurant ever. I am a carnivore and would have left quite happy had I only eaten off of the vegetarian menu. This place hasn't missed a beat in 5 yaers. That's hard to do in a crowded restaurant scene like Austin. So glad we went back. Restaurant is loud but it always has been. Very minor complaint but the food is worth it!
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