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Uchi Restaurant

801 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX
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    Dale C
    5 Dec 26, 2013

    You probably would want to use a car or a pedicab to get to Uchi, but the trip is well worth it. Fusion cuisine (merging the best tastes and ingredients of more than one culture in creative and tasty ways) at its finest. This restaurant deservedly shows up in all the best guides to great food.

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    Daisy Tran
    5 Sep 28, 2013

    The best Japanese fusion restaurant you'll ever go to! Chef Tyson Cole really knows what he's doing! Once you try his food, you'll understand why his protege, Paul Qui, won his season of Top Chef. The food here is so elegant with flavor combinations you would have never thought of. Some of my favorites there were their foie gras nigiri and strawberry foie gras dessert. The place can be a little pricey though, but luckily they have happy hour! And you don't have to sit at the bar to get the happy hour deals! This will be my first stop next time I come back to Austin!

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    Tracey & Thad
    5 Aug 28, 2013

    Hands down the best SUSHI in Austin...maybe anywhere. MUST GO. Plan to wait a while in the bar drinking saki while waiting on table. $$$$$

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    Sharon K. Yapp
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    4 Jul 31, 2013

    I suppose it's unusual to choose sushi for dinner when you're coming from California to Texas. But I have no regrets! Uchi serves great sushi. The standout dish to me was the scallops. Best scallops I've ever had! Besides that, the sushi was very fresh and worthy of being in the fine sushi category of restaurants in my book. The only thing that was slightly weird to me is the serving of Miso soup in the beginning. I normally expect that with a bento box order :D Anyway, one of the cool appetizers to order is the Hot Rock which is, well, a hot rock upon which you sear your wagyu beef. whoa! Ultimately, I wouldn't place Uchi over awesome BBQ if you limited dining time in Austin, but I would recommend Uchi if you're craving sushi for a change.

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    Zachary P
    5 May 23, 2013

    If you are looking for a "dine out" experience...you can't go wrong with Uchi! You will almost certainly encounter a long wait, but in the end it is well worth your time!

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    Jen Knoedl @GogobotChicago
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    4 May 17, 2013

    Fresh and beautiful pieces of fish, as to be expected. The presentation is definitely photo-worthy though you will pay for it. This is a very "in" spot so I tend to stay away and opt for something less crowded.

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    Ashley D
    5 Apr 26, 2013

    Honestly, there is nothing we've ever tasted here that was not divine. It's all incredibly creative, delicious, mostly local. I've said "melt in your mouth" a couple times. You need a reservation. It will be very expensive. The service is excellent and the place is beautiful. My only complaint is that I kinda feel like I want a burger afterwards. :)

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    Ellen Ema
    5 Feb 11, 2013

    It might have been one of the best sushi I've had in a long time. For the price point, I wish I could live there. Some hilites:

    I'll describe the highlights:
    Kusshi (oyster)*
    Nigiri of:
    - shime saba (mackerel)
    - salmon
    - hamachi (yellowtail)
    - ankimo (monkfish liver)
    - scallop*
    Sashimi of:
    - salmon belly*
    - shime saba*
    - tuna
    - golden tobiko
    Fried Milk
    Sea bream*

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    Meg Brooker
    5 Feb 04, 2014

    Best dining experience of my life. The sushi is incredible-- each dish is crafted as a mix of flavor, texture, and color. Highly recommended as a place to savor each dish course by course. Fabulous wine menu and very knowledgeable service.

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    Carlie Yapp
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Very good place in Austin. Apparently rated as one of the top sushi joints in the US according to Zagat. The food is very fresh and they do a good job of creating interesting delights in your mouth. The menu changes daily and the chefs use an interesting combination of traditionally non-japanese food items with fresh fish (ex. Goat cheese and Tuna...sounds weird...but tasted GREAT; just the right amount of goat cheese with a nice sauce). Walu Walu is good and the rock star is a must get. Overall, probably one of the best restaurants in Austin....although not BBQ or Southwest cuisine. This place is bank though.

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    Jennifer Scholnick
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    It is unusual to recommend sushi in Texas but this place is INCREDIBLE! Some of the best sushi I've ever had - go the first night because you will def want to go back before the end of your trip.

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    Holly W
    5 May 08, 2014

    happy hour starts at 5, they have great specials, you have to get there right at 5 to get a seat!

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    Susan H
    5 Feb 11, 2014

    One of the top rated restaurants located in Austin, Tx. less than a mile away.

    Recommended for:FoodiesVegetarian
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    Vacation Cake R
    5 Feb 10, 2014

    You can't beat Uchi for Sushi

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    Susan L
    5 Dec 15, 2013

    Nationally recognized contemporary Japanese dining and sushi.

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    Gregory S
    5 Oct 17, 2013

    One of the best restaurants in Austin - Amazing Sashimi and Fusion / Japanese food.

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    Dani R
    5 Sep 09, 2013
    Recommended for:Foodies
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    Michael R
    5 Sep 06, 2013
    Recommended for:FoodiesLocal CultureLuxury TravelersNightlife Lovers
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    5 Aug 31, 2013
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    Laura O
    5 Aug 08, 2013

    Sushi!

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5.0 out of 5
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Authentic, high-quality, critically acclaimed sushi in the heart of Texas.

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