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“Amazing experience.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Uchi

Uchi
904 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-4808
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Ranked #5 of 6,949 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Amazing experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Japanese inspired fusion at it's best. You cannot go wrong with the friend rice, duck in a jar, and fried milk. Waitstaff are very knowledgeable.

I take all out of town guests to this place, and they leave Houston with a dining experience they could not ever forget!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“AMAZING FOOD, very different to any other Japanese/Asian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

The service was amazing. The Bar was also very good. We arrived and ordered about 12 different dishes to share the 4 of us. The size of the dishes is small, and I recommend you order many different dishes to share, not individual dishes. Have the waiter recommend a few of them. There are weekly specials on the menu, which are amazing as well. The atmosphere is also something special, as well as the outside seating. Another great feature, is that the different CHEFS invent dishes on a weekly basis and have them on the menu for the guests to try, if the guests like them, they become part of the menu, so you will always get new things to try. I definitely recommend this restaurant, and take your time, dinner will be long and fun, because of all the different tastings.

Visited March 2013
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Houston, Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Outstanding blend if classic Japanese and modern favors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Great ambiance to go along with outstanding food. Staff was phenomenal as well. Reservations are a must but with a small group go early or late to take advantage go community table.

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Houston, Texas
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54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Absolutely first class dinning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I must admit I do not like or eat sushi... so why go to a sushi restaurant you say? My wife enjoys sushi and I enjoy taking her out for the treat. That is why we had to try Uchi - and it was great. We met friend and working with my wife they picked out their feast. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about the food and our reaction to the varied tastes. He also did a great job of helping me find something I would enjoy. The food presentations was wonderful. The flavors were spectacular and the atmosphere (although very crowded) was just right. I highly recommend that you call a week or so in advance if you want a reservation... it will be full otherwise.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Awesome atmosphere, great fusion cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

My review is identical to buddymedbery's big party of 11, waited a little bit in the outdoor seating area but was given a private dining room and had the waiter order for us. The atmosphere was great, very vibrant, feels like a New York / San Francisco scene. Most dishes were extremely delicious. Do know these are not your typical Japanese food so don't expect soy sauce, wasabi. Price turned out to be higher than expected but I would say it's worth it and probably will visit again very soon.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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