I ate at Uchi several times, and in my opinion it has the best food and best service in Houston. Add on top of it the hip atmosphere and the nice, modern decor, and the place truly stands out. The sushi is excellent - try the daily specials; pricy, but totally worth it. But I found the cooked fare to be even more impressive - modern and innovative Japanese cuisine at its best. The treat does not come cheap, but there are many mediocre restaurants in Houston that are more expensive. So for the quality you get, it is actually good value.