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Uchiko

Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Rosedale, Austin
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  • May ♍.
    May ♍August 2, 2015
    Go for the sake social hour. Just order everything on the sake hour's menu and let the staff surprise you with how they queue it up. Sit back, relax, sip on your drink and the food will flow out
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • jennifer h.
    jennifer hanMarch 5, 2015
    i had my bday dinner here and it was lovely. the menu is extensive so if i had to chose...my favorites: the hot rock (sear your own wagyu beef), scallop sushi, and fried milk dessert. skip the rolls.
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJune 18, 2013
    A trip to Uchiko is a treat for the senses, with creative flavor pairings in dishes like rosemary-smoked duck with candied citrus or pork-belly-and-egg sushi. Decor is almost too beautiful to look at. Read more
  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonMay 28, 2015
    Truly as great as everyone says. The menu is fully loaded with innovative twists on Japanese classics. Don't miss the ceviches, Hot Rock, & Jar Jar Duck and read all about it on WinstonWanders below!! Read more
  • ArtJonak
    ArtJonakMarch 11, 2013
    Simply brilliant! Sibling to Paul Qui’s Uchi, get ready for some wildly creative Japanese food art! Stunning beautiful presentations & mind-blowing desserts! Understandably... space is always limited!
  • Elynn L.
    Elynn LeeFebruary 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Really amazing. The Fried Milk dessert is a MUST! The Yokai Berry and Pork Jowl are also favorites. The sake toro nigiri is incredible. Great options for everyone, even if you don't like raw fish.
  • Andy W.
    Andy WangNovember 27, 2014
    Everything is awesome but the congee is out of this world! More cooked food than Uchi. Be prepared to drop some Benjamins for dinner but it's probably my favorite restaurant in Austin right now. now
  • Stirling M.
    Stirling MorrisOctober 21, 2014
    The yokai berry is divine. Full of flavor, the citrus, sweet pear, & salty kale stand alone, but next to the salmon, the dish is the most complete Japanese dish you could ever dream up. Wow, just wow.
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurFebruary 15, 2015
    Best sushi! Everything was amazing! Order the specials. For sake, order dreamy clouds. It is an amazing drink - slightly dry and not too sweet. The place is expensive, but is totally worth the money.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelMarch 5, 2012
    James Bear Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole’s restaurant offers painstakingly crafted bites like Jar Jar Duck - Seared duck breast and duck confit served in a mason jar and pumped full of flavored smoke.
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisMarch 24
    If they tell you there are no reservations take a risk and do a walk in. Great chance they'll find you a table if your party is a manageable size. Count on a 20min wait. It's worth it!
  • Jessica
    JessicaMay 4, 2014
    Stunning food and flawless service. Our server Kenji put together an incredible meal for us. I'll be dreaming about the wagyu beef belly for a long time.
  • Laura B.
    Laura BrenskelleNovember 18, 2013
    Went here for my birthday this year & everything was so tasty! Each dish you order comes out one at a time, but you don't get uncomfortably full that way. And trust me, you'll want to eat it all.
  • Ian S.
    Ian SpiveyApril 25, 2015
    Monday nights they have vegetable nigiri - think four varieties of mushroom, or avocado, squash and more. I am a sushi traditionalist and I *loved* it. Trumpet mushrooms to die for.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BunchAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The P-38 roll is epic, the Hot Rock is fantastic when you're looking for a non-fish option, and the Fried Milk (pictured) is the best dessert in Austin, and quite possibly all of America.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagFebruary 4, 2015
    Hailed as one of the top Japanese restaurants in the U.S., this spot focuses on contemporary and farmhouse-style fare, respectively. You can’t beat the ever-changing tasting menu. Read more
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettJanuary 18, 2015
    Simply put, they do amazing things with food. Big eyed tuna, Brussels sprouts, quail, beef tongue, hamachi, all things I'm not worthy of.
  • KitchenAid
    KitchenAidApril 25, 2013
    A fantastic restaurant serving up fresh fish and highly inventive dishes, Uchiko may be off the beaten path, but is well worth the trip. Don't miss the Brussels sprouts!
  • Modern Hombre
    Modern HombreApril 5, 2011
    The Fried Milk is the best dessert in the country right now. Seriously. Not that you can go wrong with anything on Tyson Cole's epic menu. Just make sure you leave room for the Milk for dessert.
  • Leigh F.
    Leigh FerreiraMarch 11, 2014
    fantastic veggie options: the brussel sprouts r 2 die 4! ginger veggie rolls & sho chiku bai nigori. in my top 10 meals of a time!! just wow.
  • June K.
    June KimApril 11, 2015
    Awesome food. Dont be shy to try some of the unconventional items on the menu! My sister lives in California and dreams about some of her favorite dishes here.
  • Josh A.
    Josh AMay 13, 2015
    It's delicious! High brow Japanese done in a surprisingly casual environment. Prices are high, fish is fresh, preparations are creative. Get the tobacco cream to finish.
  • exfm
    exfmFebruary 24, 2012
    This ones for you sushi lovers that want your traditional meal to come with a twist. Even the desserts are impressive. If you want to go balls to the wall try the 10 dish tasting menu.
  • Mu-An @.
    Omakase, close your menu now. Also dat wagyu 🐃. While being a lover of traditional sushi I still think this was prettyyyyy great. Fried milk was OKAY I would rather have more raw fish ✌️.
  • Mukund R.
    Mukund RaoJune 10
    A great selection of veggie options. The komaki rolls, avacado nigiri and the trumpet mushroom nigri are a must try.
  • spassmeister
    spassmeisterJuly 11, 2010
    If you are a sushi fan visiting (or living) in the Austin area you must try Uchiko. While they have the classic mix of japanese dishes, they are all unique twists ....Uchiko's "goes to 11" must visit Read more
  • Russell H.
    Fantastic small plates that pack a punch, jar jar duck was really something, id stay away from the single pieces
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BunchFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't go wrong with anything here. But make sure you get the Brussels Sprouts, Karaage, a P-38 roll and the Fried Milk for dessert.
  • Paul G.
    Paul GarlingtonMarch 5, 2015
    Unbelievably exquisite food with unparalleled service staff. By far, the best most unconventional sushi experience I've ever had.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 30, 2012
    With Paul Qui's recent Top Chef win and rise to celebrity stardom, we can no longer keep Uchiko's Japanese farmhouse fare to ourselves. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 27, 2010
    This spot's got tongue-bending Japanese cuisine w/ signature makimono rolls like the "Jiiro" (smoked loch duart salmon, avocado, preserved lemon) & has one of the most impressive sake lists in town. Read more
  • Re Z.
    Re ZrnNovember 17, 2012
    Try the Jar Jar Duck. A "5 senses" experience you can't get wrong! Or get a seat at the sushi bar for a close up view at the masters' work.
  • Samantha Y.
    Samantha YoungJune 18, 2015
    Love everything about this restaurant, from the philosophy on food to the inviting environment and of course the amazing food Read more
  • Kurt D.
    Kurt DuffeckOctober 6, 2011
    Just ask one of the servers to start picking dishes for you and have them keep bringing em' until your hearts content... They'll take you on a journey that will blow your mind.
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria SchaeferDecember 14, 2012
    Yes, it's hip, trendy and packed every night but don't let that stop you. Food is fresh, creative and amazing. Tasting menu is sublime.
  • Pat H.
    Pat HughesJuly 15, 2012
    Ridiculously awesome! Omikase means "I trust you" trust them and let them choose your meal, you won't be disappointed.. And. make a reservation!
  • Mister G.
    Mister GoldyMarch 27, 2012
    Come. Now. Bring the amex. Make it a night to remember. The staff will help you find awesome selections. one of which must be the wagyu.
  • Ajit V.
    Ajit VergheseFebruary 19, 2012
    Omakase doesn't limit itself to Japan & draws from Qui's Filipino background and penchant for street food. Maguro sashimi w/ goat cheese, fuji apple, & pumpkin seed.
  • Yinon
    YinonJuly 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get here right before 5pm for social hour or you'll probably miss out. Then, get the unfiltered Takara Nigori sake for $3 a pop.
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonMarch 9, 2012
    Love loved it all! Top picks: salmon sashimi, magoro & goat cheese, 'bacon', and shishito peppers! Finish w the fried milk dessert!
  • Alexander B.
    Alexander BFebruary 28, 2012
    You absolutely must try one of their tasted options like the five or ten course... ask the waiter. Don't skip dessert or you will miss out!
  • John B.
    John BarbarianMarch 6, 2012
    Head to the sister restaurant of Uchi for some of the best Japanese food in North America. Their chef also recently won Top Chef!
  • Peter L.
    Peter LangsamJanuary 13, 2013
    Sake toro nigiri is the best piece of sushi I've ever had, their preparation is flawless! And get the fried milk afterwards!!!
  • David K.
    David KottkeJune 8, 2012
    Almost as good as Uchi, but a little different. Larger space, but different menu and choices of fish. Deserts are equally tasty here and Uchi.
  • Mary N.
    Mary NFebruary 22, 2013
    Must get the ham and cheese sushi followed by the jar jar duck, hot rock and for dessert the fried milk!
  • David S.
    David StrasserOctober 11, 2014
    Do the omakase. Put your trust in the incredibly talented chefs and extremely attentive waitstaff. Fantastic experience.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 6, 2013
    This spot for Japanese farmhouse dining offers a discounted sake social in the bar.
  • Lana J.
    Lana JakovichDecember 20, 2012
    Definitely so the Brussel sprouts. Madai sashimi is amazing, crunchy tuna roll, and tobacco cream dessert! Wow!
  • Brandi L.
    Brandi LyonsJune 12, 2013
    This is the best place to experience real culinary artistry for the first time. It's delicious and I think it's very fairly priced for the quality.
  • Nayab R.
    Nayab RangrejSeptember 9, 2011
    Okay, if you ever decide to come to Austin and love sushi this is the place to come. Seriously, BEST sushi I've ever had. Portions are small but that's not really ever a problem :-)
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