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Uchi

904 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-4808
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Ranked #1 of 7,203 restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I was in Houston for a business trip and came here on a Friday night with several coworkers and no reservation. The wait was not bad, we had a cocktail on the patio and then we got seated earlier than expected. This was by far the best meal we had in Houston, and one of my new favorite sushi restaurants!... More

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US
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Located in the heart if Houston's food scene, Uchi is everything you expect. We had to make a reservation almost a month in a advance, but it was well worth it. An overwhelming menu was easily explained by our very polite waiter who had great suggestion about items and amounts... Trust them, they know what they are doing! Food was... More

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Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I have been wanting to go here after seeing Paul Qui on Top Chef and I was not disappointed. The food is excellent, some of the best I've ever had! Definitely order a few things to try and experience. I went with my boyfriend and we got 2-3 items each and shared and everything was so flavorful and delicious. The... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is the best all-around meal I've ever had, and you don't have to be a huge Japanese or raw food person to appreciate it. I recommend doing the chef's tasting so you get a feel for all the great food they have to offer. The brussel sprouts, Walu Walu, and fried chicken are all amazing. Best brussel sprouts ever... More

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have now visited this restaurant twice. Both times the experience was outstanding. Both times I took the tasting menu and loved it. The restaurant is very popular, and if you can get a seat then you will enjoy this restaurant. It is worth noting that there is always a chance to get a seat. I have opted to turn... More

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College Station, Texas
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203 reviews 203 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Houston is a culinary wasteland if you do not eat beef. Uchi (mothership in Austin) is a refreshing alternative. Japanese fusion, but at the same time true good old nigiri sushi. Go early, sit at the bar. It is lively and always an experience with the chefs. Food is superb, see the photos (speak for themselves). If Tripadvisor would allow... More

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Jar jar duck? Japanese small plates? Perfect sushi? What a combination of robust flavors with the maverick style that is becoming the Houston food scene. Perfect service combined with a great wine (usuall difficult with sushi and other Japanese fare). Settled in Montrose, possibly the heart of the Houston food revolution.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have eaten at most of the top 25 Trip Advisor restaurants in Houston (including 5 of them in the last 4 months) and this was hands down the best all-around meal I have ever had in Houston. The most amazing part of this experience is that I am not even a big seafood eater so I thought my menu... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

An excellent experience. I love sushi and Japanese food, this is easily the best I've had. The restaurant was energetic and a place to see and be seen, but the food is the star. My husband and I had the chef's omakase and it was a wonderful journey.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been to Uchi 3 times in the past several months, and it has quickly become one of our favorite restaurants. The atmosphere is upbeat, but not too loud, and the food is just awesome! It is not traditional Japanese, but all dishes we have had are tasty. Even the non-traditional sushi of foie gras and beef tenderloin were... More

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