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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.
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
I will preface this by saying the food was outstanding - every single thing we tried was wonderful. But without great service, it really tarnishes the overall experience and we found the service to be lacking. The kitchen was extremely slow, and the pacing of our dishes was poor. When you are ordering small plates of sushi, you expect a quicker succession of dishes because it takes about 3 bites to complete a dish. But we were waiting 20-30 minutes between courses, and it took us almost 3 hours to eat 5 very small plates. The waiter was attentive and friendly and apologized several times, and we even spoke to the manager who gave a weak excuse about kitchen stations - that was it. For a very expensive dinner, I expect flawless service and sadly it was anything but.
My first time at Uchiko was more than a meal and moreover a culinary experience. The daily fresh sashimi is extravagant, and the menu staples are worthy of their reputation. We enjoyed the best service, and savored every bite. I highly recommend the Take Nabe and the sashimi options from the standard menu.
Once again, a fabulous visit! I'm just so lucky to have this place in my home city. It is such a great experience and the food is so delicious and inventive, and the service and ambiance great as well. My husband and I come for all of our most special occasions!
Regular favorite: get the kinoko. Trumpet mushroom. Very serious. It's the best thing (and everything is the best thing).
We ordered the five-course signature tasting menu, which was a good value at $73 for two. The menu on the night we went included maguro crudo (tuna sashimi with Asian pear), madai (sea bream sushi) and sake toro (salmon sushi), komaki (vegetable sushi roll), take nabe (sizzling rice bowl with egg and Japanese enoki mushrooms) and jasmine cream for dessert. We enjoyed all of the dishes except the komaki, which was pretty bland. The best and most creative dish was the take nabe. It was super flavorful and unlike anything I had ever tasted before. Our waiter described it as a “rice porridge” but it didn’t have the “wet” consistency of porridge. The rice, egg, enoki mushrooms, cilantro and scallions arrive as separate ingredients in a sizzling stone bowl and you cook all of the ingredients together, so it’s actually a pretty dry dish. We also ordered the hot rock as an additional dish and that was delicious and fun as you cook the raw slices of wagyu yourself to your preferred level of doneness. If you’re very hungry though I would recommend ordering the chef’s tasting menu, which is also a good value at $100 for two and is more substantial than the signature tasting menu. I think if you were to order a la carte you would pay a lot more. Our waiter, Brandon, was friendly and attentive so that was another plus. Uchiko seems to be a popular place for girls nights out so the noise level is very loud and at times even shrill, so that did take away from an otherwise pleasurable experience.
Been to Uchiko many times now and always love it! Service was less impressive than usual this time. We had to ask for a server after about 10 min... think they forgot about us. Kind of seemed like we were annoying or waitress throughout the night just by being there. But of course the food was delicious. Good vegan options on the happy hour menu (mushroom onigiri and avocado nigiri) plus the drinks were such a steal. Overall tad less impressed than usual, but still pretty darn impressed
I wanted to go to a good sushi restaurant for my birthday and, man, did I pick the best! It's the best food experience I've ever had! Hands down! Every appetizer/entree/dessert that was brought out to us had so many different flavors that worked well and made your taste buds reach a new level! I will DEFINITELY be recommending this restaurant to friends and will DEFINITELY be back WITH friends!! Great, great experience! Great food! Great service! Thank you!!
We can't praise the staff or food enough! Everything was delicious, artfully presented, and the staff were amazingly attentive. We were treated like celebrities, and I know why Uchi and Uchiko are top dining destinations in Austin. We'll definitely return and let all our friends in on our "secret!"
Uchiko is where I go for celebrations with my fiancé and get together with family and friends from out of town. It’s pricy, so it’s always good to know ahead of time what you’re willing to spend on their top of the line menu. The price is worth the quality of their food, dining experience, and phenomenal service. I truly enjoy coming back to this place!
Exceptional service! Food was great. We appreciated the free samples that we got. When my husband went to the bathroom and left his napkin on his chair, a server came by, re-folded it, and put it back on the table. Lol! The good was not as expensive as we thought.
I would definitely recommend making a reservation.
the food is off the charts fantastic. the staff, every single one of them, were unbelievably professional, friendly, and helpful. This is one of the finest restaurants I've ever experienced. From food to staff the place is a star. Expensive, no doubt, but worth every penny.
We’ve been going to Uchiko for 6 years - and we’re never disappointed. One small glitch is that they’ve taken some of the best deserts off the menu - now the closing sweet dishes are pretty average. Invent some new creations to make the desert section as exciting as the rest of the menu.
Wondrous meal. We opted for the five course tasting menu. What a great deal. $70 for two people. We were afraid that there wouldn't be enough to eat, but there was plenty. Each dish was beautifully presented. We had only two quibbles. One was the miso soup, which didn't count as one of the five courses. It was a bit salty. Second, the room was noisy. When full, Uchiko is not the place for an intimate conversation. Everything else was first rate. Delicious dishes of the highest quality and excellent value.
Just when we thought it couldn’t get better. Uchiko delivers. Every. Single. Time. Fantastic and friendly service. Great timing with food bringing different dishes out. Fish was all superb. Toro worth every penny. Fluke flawless. What a great experience. Worth the $
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