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  3. Distance: 0.75mi
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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (68)
Creative Cuisine (67)
Good for a Date (63)
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Fit for Foodies (57)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Hot Spot (39)
Romantic (37)
Worth the Drive (32)
Tasting Menu (30)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Healthy (28)
Happy Hour (26)
Fun (25)
Authentic (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Business Meals (20)
Cozy (19)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Tapas (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
People Watching (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Casual (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Vegan (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Spicy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Always a treat to eat at Uchiko. Inventive food. Everything is fantastic. Very accommodating to food allergies.

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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

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).

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, People Watching, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Casual, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Made new friends with Kelsey. She has mad skills. Champion level. Everything was great! Thx Uchiko! - Big Fan from Dallas

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Always a favorite

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Parker could not have made our evening more enjoyable. Great recommendations, great pace, and amazing overall experience. Food quality was as stellar as always. One of our neighborhood favorites. Thanks!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Some of the best sushi I have ever had the pleasure of eating! Even the desserts were divine!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

The sea bass in the paper packet was a bit fishy as well as overwhelmingly salty—I’ve had it multiple times before when it was much better. Don’t drop the ball Uchiko—everything else was very good though!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Vegan, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

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!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

As usual food and service was outstanding. So fortunate to have Uchiko here to deliver and experience culinary excellence!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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!"

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Live Music, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Uchiko never disappoints. Exceptional food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

This was my first time to dine there. The food was absolutely amazing! Will definitely be going back!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Absolutely amazing food, wonderful staff, I felt absolutely treated on my birthday. Highly recommend and can't wait to go back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I have lived in Austin for 10 years and this was the best dining experience I’ve had, to date.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food and service at Uchiko can't be beat! My only complaint is how loud it is but given how often I go to this restaurant, it has not deterred me. Uchiko is one of my personal top 3 restaurants in Austin and top sushi I have ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Outstanding
Tyson Cole island his team are master's of combining flavors and create dishes that are simply exceptional.

Tags: Hot Spot, Seasonal, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was exquisite and delicious and Victor took great care of us. We live in Chicago but will definitely be back the next time we are in Austin.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Just incredible, service was great, incredible creative and unique food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fantastic food and fantastic and really engaging service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Do yourself a favor and make a reservation to eat at Uchiko. Awesome food. Excellent service. What else do you want?

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful! Definitely order the Brussels sprouts (even if you don’t usually order Brussels sprouts!) and the wagyu hot rock. Everything is so delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

A+++++ would dine here again if wallet was A+++++ in size. Excellent dishes and presentation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Introduced a friend from out of town to sushi in Austin - perfect happy hour sushi spot!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Amazing food, ambiance, service. Really can’t go wrong here.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Special in all regards: service, atmosphere, and food presentation. Really enjoyed the smoked duck and Japanese yellow tail. Enjoy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Everything was exceptional, highly recommended to try multiple dishes. Tim made the experience wonderful.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Along with Uchi, the best sushi restaurant in America. Even "regular" menu items continue to evolve and improve. A gem that we are lucky to have in Austin!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always a great time, we love Uchiko. Service and food were impeccable. Our waitress was wonderful!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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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 (Austin)·Dined on December 16, 2017

As always this place is amazing. Happy hour menu is off the chain and a great value considering the quality. Desserts are phenomenal and too damn good to just order one.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our experience was awesome! You really made my husband feel special for his birthday. We felt like we were in a trance after all of the food- blew our minds!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Hot Spot
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