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“Contemporary Sushi and Japanese Food, Well-Done”
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Ranked #12 of 8,507 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 6, 2013

From the unique presenation and ingredients, to the spot-on preparation, this is a great place for sushi and Japanese cuisine. The menu consists almost entirely of small plates, each done with a flair for creative use of fresh, non-traditional ingredients, along with all the old standards.

Prices are not cheap, but not out of line with the quality. Service was very professional and efficient, while remaining friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was lively and energetic.

In sum, this was the best sushi experience I've had in a long time.

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Thank WynneWoody
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Big smiles at the door as one go in, gracious, helpful and well dressed wait staff, food prepared to p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n and a great atmosphere with sophisticated decor, lights and music selection really transforms a restaurant in the place to be. Easier said than done, Uchi does get it all right, without missing a single ingredient !
For such a place with a variety of excellent choices in the menu, best is to leave in the experienced hands of Ali, The Master Chef (if you are sitting on the sushi bar) to craft for you a great journey thru the flavors and textures of the place. A sure come back !

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Thank GuilhermeLisbon
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Ate here last night as a local. Went for the off the menu tasting with the table suggestions like minimal eel, no octopus small amount of beef tongue. Waiter was told price point per person and just shuttled out a varied selection of cold plates on the way to cooked specialities and then the masterful desserts. Budget was a bit blown but I blame the sake order for that. All was very good, setting very good but the instruction on the food and how to eat it was as quoted by the waiter, highly pretentious. But pretentious can be quite appetizing. Come with budget. But expect to go off the charts. No happy hour discount but really an enjoyable meal.

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1  Thank Flashby
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Uchi is with no doubt the best sushi place I have been to in Houston. What makes it special is the fantasy of the dishes, which are a fusion of tastes. Recommended as a couple, in a group or even on your own, just make sure to book, as the place is always crowded, weekdays included.

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Thank Elisa U
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

The is nothing ordinary... only extraordinary! Even the edamame wasn't usual it was char-grilled. We were given a free order of brussel sprouts with sweet chili oil. They were amazing, despite them being deep fried! Great presentation! Great eye for plating. Well done Uchi!

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