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Uchiko

4200 N. Lamar Blvd, Suite 140, Austin, TX 78756
512-916-4808
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Ranked #3 of 3,089 restaurants in Austin
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 43rd
Description: 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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English first
Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great food, great service! The chef makes a vegetarian roll that is fantastic. I don't eat fish and there was plenty yumminess on the menu that I could enjoy. My husband loves sushi and he really enjoys their daily specials. The only issue we asked our server to pace our order but still we got everything all at once.

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Seattle
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The service was attentive and the sushi dishes were consistently excellent. We ordered the chefs tasting menu. I didn't get that it was priced for two. So when the bill came it was $75 short until I learned otherwise. So I was very pleased with the cost. The acoustics allow for relaxed conversation. Wonderful!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I am not a big sushi fan but my wife loves it so we went here and had a romantic dinner. This was my first time visiting and it is best to have reservations since this appears to be the preferred method of eating at this restaurant. We had several tasty pieces of sushi and then a very unique piece... More

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Olympia, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Uchiko is amazing. I did the chef's menu and nothing tasted less than excellent. I live near Seattle and eat so much wonderful but this is definitely just as good as anything I eat here. Wish it was closer!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Worth the trip away from downtown....just absolutely amazing. Staff made amazing recommendations. Everything we had was off the charts good.

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Some of the best food I've ever eaten. Some of the most expensive too! I can't do go to Uchiko often, but I can't wait to go back!

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Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Prior to our stay in Austin, I read a lot of great reviews for Uchi and Uchiko. Given that we live in Vancouver, BC which has great Japanese food, we had our doubts. Due to a cold which left me with low energy, I forgot to make a reservation and making one last minute was impossible. When I phoned Uchiko... More

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New York City, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

One of the best in Austin for sure. Service was very attentive and on-point since the moment we sat down for dinner. After some sake, we shared some of the dinner specials for the night, which were prepared beautifully. We tasted a little bit of every section of the menu and every item was unique, prepared with high attention to... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I'm pretty sure I thought our server was nuts when he suggested that we try the brussel sprouts. However, 4 months later, we are STILL talking about them! Amazing dish. I loved every single plate that was in front of me.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

If you are looking for seriously great Japanese food with a modern flair, look no further than this amazing restaurant. Austin is really blessed with some serious quality food and Uchi/Uchiko both stand out and deliver an impressive dining experience. I went with my wife and 2 young daughters, both of whom are sushi aficionados. We shared many outstanding dishes,... More

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