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“Get the Tasting Menu” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Uchi

Uchi
904 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-4808
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Ranked #1 of 7,200 restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Houston, Texas
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Get the Tasting Menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This was the best dinner I have ever had. We got the 10 course tasting menu and everything we got was out of this world. The regular sushi was the least impressive, but the butter fish, soup with dehydrated zucchini, and the "unicorn dessert" were some of the most interesting flavors I've ever had. You must have the unicorn dessert if you go (sometimes it is not available). Definitely a special occasion place, but if you have an occasion, this is the place to be in Houston!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience, gorgeous rooms, extraordinary food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We had a wonderful experience even though it was very late at night (we were seated after 10:00 pm. The waiter was knowledgeable, timely and attentive without being overbearing. The food was extraordinary. I will go back everytime I can. Favorite dishes are Hama Chili, Shag roll, Walu Walu and hamachi nabe (although very rich).

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Small bites, but very good sushi.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The only place I have found in Houston that carries REAL Asahi black beer. Imported from Japan.(not Canada). Excellent service. Somewhat noisy. Expect a wait on weekends unless you have a reservation. Apparently "in" with the 30's and 40's crowd. Can be expensive.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Top Notch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I had a brilliant evening at Uchi. We were undecided on what to eat from the menu and so our waiter suggested a selection of dishes that would be selected by the chef. We were not disappointed. What we received was a mix of beautifully presented food dishes of the highest quality. I thoroughly enjoyed the delicate flavors that were thoughtfully brought together for our enjoyment.

The restaurant has a great atmosphere that is buzzing with the energy of staff and guests - It’s not overpowering and you can enjoy and intimate conversation with your partner/friends! Perfect service throughout the evening and all the staff on duty anticipated our needs and seemed genuinely focused on making sure we felt the center of attention.

If you haven’t tried Uchi – you are missing a wonderful dining opportunity in Houston. The restaurant is popular and you need to make reservations well in advance. If you cold call on a Saturday night, expect a long wait for a table!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Very good restaurant. Excellent food. Portions are on the smaller side it can get pricy if you are really hungry but it is worth it.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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