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About Uchiko

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.

4200 N Lamar Blvd. Suite 140
Austin, TX 78756
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
43rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 916-4808

Website:
http://www.uchikoaustin.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet is provided.

Public Transit:
Route: 338-Lamar/45th-SB
4316 Lamar/43RD
Stop ID: 4528

Executive Chef:
Kaz Edwards

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Uchiko can accommodate private parties of up to 34 people. Please contact Camille Ross, austinevents@haihospitality.com, for more information

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.

Uchiko Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (63)
Special Occasion (63)
Creative Cuisine (59)
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Fit for Foodies (50)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Romantic (35)
Tasting Menu (32)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Hot Spot (29)
Happy Hour (27)
Worth the Drive (26)
Fun (26)
Healthy (24)
Bar Seating (24)
Authentic (22)
Business Meals (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Cozy (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Tapas (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
People Watching (8)
Casual (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

We love Uchiko!! Another dining in the books, and it’s never short of amazing!

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·Dined 5 days ago

The food is imaginative, creative and exquisite, both in presentation and flavor profiles.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food inspires good conversation. I don’t always love every single dish, but I know that most dishes I am served will have an unusual and especially delicious taste. Maybe it is The anticipation of something special that primes The special conversations.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Always awesome and inspiring for out of town guests with a fabulous palette.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food, as always, was exceptionally good. There is always a little concern in going with the chef's choice but putting our trust in their menu selections was completely worth it.

Our server was capable and nice enough. I don't think our expectations were out of line with the caliber of restaurant that Uchiko is, but he could have been better. He did not offer another round / drink when our initial beverages were done. He did not make it clear that any ingredient requests would not be honored (or if it was an option) when we mentioned there was one item we weren't fans of (which we ended up getting in our second dish); it would have been appreciated and understood if he simply said the chef option was 100% fixed.

The support servers did a great job in explaining each dish and delivery was well-timed.

We selected Uchiko as the spot to celebrate our wedding (something that completely slipped the waiter's attention). While the food was memorable the overall experience was not. It was not bad by any stretch, but not balanced. We went to Uchiko last year for another special occasion and everything was superb, so perhaps the bar was just set high.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The best in Austin. Service, food, and ambiance are all amazing.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was fabulous and our service was great. I forget the woman's name but she also plays bass and is in a band. She was so pleasant and helpful, seemed to enjoy working there.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Uchiko is consistent, delicious, creative food with great service. A little loud in the dining room.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Highly recommended the creative and fresh sushi here. And the service is awesome. Angela & Charlie we’re great. Don’t miss this place when you are in Austin.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

My boyfriend and I went here on our one year anniversary. It was outstanding food, phenomenal service, and the perfect location for a special occasion. It was an expensive meal but well worth it! Don’t expect a hardy meal, I recommend eating a small about before to keep it at a reasonable price. Definitely the perfect place to go for a special date

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent food and service as always. It is always a fun evening at Uchiko. Great to see Chef Cole tonight. The Japanese Spanish mackerel, fluke wing, and Tasmanian ocean trout were fantastic, as was the grilled pork jowl and the sakana mushi.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Perfect, just what we were looking for!

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great restaurant!! Great food!
I would have rated it all stars, but they sat a family with a kid at the table next to us. We have two kids and date night is about getting away from them...we were disappointed that they didn’t have a separate section for groups with kids.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Wonderful happy hour! So many great dishes to choose from and everything tasted incredible. The food was delicious and our waitperson was terrific.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Healthy
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 20, 2017

There were a few dishes that were very good, and there were a few that was mediocre. For the prices, you expect everything to be awesome and it wasn’t. It was also our anniversary and they didn’t mention it at all. So why even ask about special occasions if you don’t do anything for it? I regret talking this place up to my husband... we were disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This was our 5th or 6th time to dine here, and we are always amazed how they keep managing to exceed our expectations!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

great experience, food was exquisite

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Japanese/sushi/ sashimi based cuisine, but heavily influenced by the vision of the Chef/owner. It’s excellent food for sure. A beautiful restaurant as well, with excellent well trained staff. Will go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Wedding anniversary. Waitstaff, food, ambience was amazing. The servers were all so knowledgeable on all the menu items. Best sushi pieces ever!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Uchiko never disappoints! When we go, we let the server surprise us with a couple cool and hot servings and it is always amazing. The ambiance is spectacular and the food is to die for.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 8, 2017

It is pricey, but the food was sensational. We sat at the sushi bar and just took recommendations. It is one of the best meals I have ever had. Charlie was so nice and just served incredible sushi and sashimi.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

It was a great experience. The food was amazing and the Service was very attentive. Will be going back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

One of the best overall dining experiences I've enjoyed in years. Great find while visiting Austin. Unique menu with inventive concept. We look forward to Uchi opening in Denver in Spring 2018! If it is as good as Uchiko.... Lucky Denver!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE. MAKE RESERVATION ,IS ALWAYS BUSY

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect. I thought on the one hand that it would be sushi and on the other hand that it would be more than just sushi. I was correct on both counts. It was sushi extraordinaire! The service was exceptional, mixing my sushi specialties with some dishes from the kitchen. I was completely satisfied and frankly it wasn't as expensive as I expected. Maybe my best meal in Austin since returning in 2015. Highly recommended!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Amazing meal from some very talented people. Well done!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Overall great experience, with great food and great service. Let the waiter bring an assortment of sushi and sashimi that was amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food, great service, great experience. Food was creative and incredible. Best land-locked sushi that I have ever had!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Tapas
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Amazing food and service. This is a must every time we are in Austin. If you are a foodie I highly suggest. Try as many of the cold tastings and hot tastings as you can, that is what sets the menu so far above the rest.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was just as amazing as reputed to be. I've eaten sushi and sashimi in California and Hawaii, but this was the best I've ever had. My only concerns were the noise level, and the tables jammed in so close to each other.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a lovely experience. We were there late at night, and we still got fresh, well prepared food

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great experience. Outstanding service, exceptional food and enjoyable ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Came here for my friends 30th, food was amazing and so was the service. Definitely my go to place for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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