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Uchi



801 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704

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(512) 916-4808

  • Sun - Thu 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Fri - Sat 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cuisine: Japanese Restaurants, Sushi Restaurants

View more restaurants at exit 234a on I-35.


4.9 of 5.0 from 168 reviews


price range:more than $50

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  • mike reviewThis place is amazing, they have an amazing number of different sushi and other delicious dishes that just seem to keep coming forever. Highly recommended.

    55555 by mike


  • Ben K.Excellent Japanese restaurant with incredibly good sushi. Try the machi cure, hamachi nabe and do not miss the foie gras sushi.

    55555 by Ben K.


  • Sam D.Amazing seasonal menu ☀️

    55555 by Sam D.


  • AJ ADon't believe the hype. Beer cured salmon was pretty good.

    33333 by AJ A


  • Staff PicksUchi was one of the more wished for places throughout 2015’s I Want Somewhere holiday campaign. Where’s your somewhere? Enter to win a bucket list experience.

    55555 by Staff Picks


  • CNTraveler“Tyson Cole is the patriarch of the Austin food scene, and 13 years in, Uchi is still one of the great Japanese restaurants in the country.” - Peter Jon Lindberg

    55555 by CNTraveler


  • Divya MulanjurWhat can I say about the best sushi in Austin? Order anything. It's all excellent. Very pricey. But worth it.

    55555 by Divya Mulanjur


  • Alex G.Machi cure & hamachi nabe were fantastic! Never had anything like it before, excellent food & worth the money. Hama chili, zero sen roll and unagi sushi were great as well. Skip the spicy tuna roll.

    55555 by Alex G.


  • Diana RomeroBacon steakie...wow!

    55555 by Diana Romero


  • Matt PGreat food. Seasoned perfectly. Very pricy.

    55555 by Matt P


  • Sam D.Even with such amazing sushi, you can't go to Uchi and not get the brussel sprouts.

    55555 by Sam D.


  • Dani JGo there for happy hour!

    55555 by Dani J


  • Sara P.Whatever your waiting staff suggests, go for it! Everything is amazing!

    55555 by Sara P.


  • Whitney F.The rumors are true it's the best sushi I've had in a long time. Unique combinations without feeling trendy and fresh fish and solid service. Can't wait to go back.

    55555 by Whitney F.


  • Sam C.Tried their dessert for the first time and it was the best party in my mouth.

    55555 by Sam C.


  • Amy BakameyerMachi cure

    55555 by Amy Bakameyer


  • WEI W.Order from Cold/Hot Tastings. Their strength is creativity and spices. Tbh the sushi/sashimi I ordered were not impressive.

    33333 by WEI W.


  • M M.Food is on par with most international favorites. Try the blue fin/uni/caviar. Staff is kind but the restaurant has not figured out yet how to manage a rush of people at 5pm.There HAS to be an answer

    33333 by M M.


  • Timothy RMake an early reservation to irder off their happy hour menu featuring many of the most popular dishes at unbelievably low prices ($3 carafe of sake with fois nigiri and wagyu...yes please).

    55555 by Timothy R


  • Irina LeonidovnaEverything is great here. Madai, sake, hotate, sake, every fish I tried was top notch!

    55555 by Irina Leonidovna


  • Christian H.Of all places, my favorite sushi spot is smack dab in the middle of the United States...and landlocked no less! Go figure...

    55555 by Christian H.


  • Nik KEverything

    55555 by Nik K


  • Lauren MacOne of the tastiest places in the city. Go during happy hour to go easy on your wallet and get the yellow fish, pork belly, and salmon collar. Best brussel sprouts too. You won't regret it!

    55555 by Lauren Mac


  • Emily G.Flounder Sashimi (not in the menu) was suggested to us by our waiter John to go with our Chardonnay 👌🏻 Amber Jack Sashimi with Pine Nuts, also fabulous! Hotate is what is in the picture was amazing!

    55555 by Emily G.


  • Joe C.It's almost worth a trip to Austin just to dine here. Probably the best sushi I've ever had. I recommend arriving when they open, and arrive hungry.

    55555 by Joe C.


  • Joep IGreat place met toni Hawk :-)

    55555 by Joep I


  • Tope CSake Social Hour is a treat. Brief but worth it. As for food, the bacon steakie and the Hama chili are a great choice!

    55555 by Tope C


  • Chris S.Everything is good here. Service & Brussels sprouts stand out. The 5:00-6:30 Sake Social is not only the best sushi value, but the best fine dining value I have ever found.

    55555 by Chris S.


  • Joe C.One of the best meals I've ever had. Get there early for the 5-6:30 happy hour menu, and finish with the foie gras sushi.

    55555 by Joe C.


  • MAAR PRODUCTIONSShigoku Oysters!! The Daily Special!! Get iT Now!!

    55555 by MAAR PRODUCTIONS


  • berke KThe best sushi restaurant in town, must come here for one dinner, if u stay just for one night in Austin, the only place:)

    55555 by berke K


  • Michael H.The Uni ice cream and carrot cake dessert, and the foie nigiri. Delicious!

    55555 by Michael H.


  • The Tastes that Make the CityThe fois gras sushi is the best sushi in Austin, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Austin.

    55555 by The Tastes that Make the City


  • Kev S.Come after receiving a large check from work. The freshness and quality of food and service is one of a kind. We were blown away by the experience. Hot rock dishes were our favorite.

    55555 by Kev S.


  • Avery Epsteingood for happy hour

    55555 by Avery Epstein


  • Avery EpsteinFavorite. All fish flown in daily. Austin local secret - go for happy hour at 5pm and pay almost nothing for most famous items on the menu

    55555 by Avery Epstein


  • Mohammed GNo doubts.. One of the best Japanese restaurants food and service on earth. Get Sakana Carpaccio, Zero Sen and Biendo and you will be the happiest one ever! || 9.5/10 (.5 for not having fresh juices)

    55555 by Mohammed G


  • Christine B.Machi cure - smoked yellowtail dish is to die for. Get it and at least one of the specials. Trust the staff and enjoy. (P.S. To SF peeps this place kinda trumps most "sushi" in the Bay Area)

    55555 by Christine B.


  • Dave CummingsIf you're unsure what to order, trust your waitress

    33333 by Dave Cummings


  • Samantha MeffordEverything is amazing! But definitely try the pork belly with watermelon radish dish

    55555 by Samantha Mefford


  • Brian K.The best restaurant in Austin. Can't go wrong. If you want to save a little dough, hit up the happy hour.

    55555 by Brian K.


  • Andy W.This place deserves a Michelin star!

    55555 by Andy W.


  • Kevin HarringtonArguably the best restaurant in Austin. Japanese food and American service, the best of both, made for a relaxed and delicious experience.

    55555 by Kevin Harrington


  • B WBest restaurant in Austin. Shag roll is a highlight. The desserts are unbelievable. Not cheap though but pretty good happy hour from 5:00-6:30.

    55555 by B W


  • Shannon NCan't go wrong with whatever you order!

    55555 by Shannon N


  • Jon BIf you're a vegetarian, they gave you covered. They'll mirror their meat dishes with a veg version. Besides, the best thing on the menu is the vegetarian avocado sushi.

    55555 by Jon B


  • April B.Glazer has a clean, crisp green apple taste and elegantly smooth.

    55555 by April B.


  • Cody G.Always come here and love the community table. Had a beautiful beet root dish.

    55555 by Cody G.


  • Cody G.The tempura oysters were AMAZING!

    55555 by Cody G.


  • Peter JanowskiYou literally cannot go wrong here. Order one of each.

    55555 by Peter Janowski


  • Sam C.Hama chili is fresh, citrusy and a small hint of spicy

    55555 by Sam C.


  • Samuel TGo here for our anniversary.. Delicious!

    55555 by Samuel T


  • Babul M.Everything was excellent!

    55555 by Babul M.


  • Ryan J.Must order the Avo Bake to start...it's out of this world.

    55555 by Ryan J.


  • Paulie D.The best Austin has to offer. The 5-7 social hour is the best way to sample everything on the menu.

    55555 by Paulie D.


  • Alex K.Yeah, you're landlocked. Yeah, it's Texas. But trust that this will be some of the finest sushi you've had anywhere.

    55555 by Alex K.


  • Leith S.Anything raw is air freighted from tsukiji. It's amazing.

    55555 by Leith S.


  • Kyle B.Never a bad call. P-51 or anything with hamachi will knock your socks on your ass.

    55555 by Kyle B.


  • Chefs FeedRene Ortiz, chef of Launderette (coming soon), eats here on his nights off. He loves the Hama Chili.

    55555 by Chefs Feed


  • Sebastian HassingerWalu Walu is good, happy hour is great

    55555 by Sebastian Hassinger


  • Brook ShelleyDelicious and expensive. Impress a date, or treat yourself.

    55555 by Brook Shelley


  • Jmie CeeUnique hot and cold plates and sushi

    55555 by Jmie Cee


  • Britten W.Hands down the best Japanese restaurant in Austin. With knowledgable servers, happy hour is a great time to try new dishes and explore their extensive menu.

    55555 by Britten W.


  • Brett CollotonPricey but worth it. Great food, service and ambiance

    55555 by Brett Colloton


  • EpicuriousThe silky-smooth maple-wood–smoked baby yellowtail is paired with crispy yuca chips, subtly sweet Asian pear, and salty Marcona almonds.

    55555 by Epicurious


  • Emily G.For sure, ask your waiter what to order (if you are real sushi fans) favorite things were machi cure, and the hamachi nabe. So good I wanted to cry. All suggestions from the sushi chefs. *PERFECTION*

    55555 by Emily G.


  • Ki C.The food quality, ingenuity and service were worthy of a Michelin star had this been in a covered market. Every course was exceptional, which is unbelievable.

    55555 by Ki C.


  • Tatyana LVery delicious food!!

    55555 by Tatyana L


  • Brittany Smy top 3 favorites are 1) machi cure 2) brie ringo 3) crudo...and the lemon dessert! John is also the best waiter! I can't visit Austin without stopping here at least once.

    55555 by Brittany S


  • Patricia G.Uchiviche is amazing! Bursting with flavor! ;)

    55555 by Patricia G.


  • Thomas OlssonWhat a great place. Try the hot stone dishes, scallops or wagyame beef to fry on a hot stone on your table. Fantastic tastes.

    55555 by Thomas Olsson


  • E F.The Escolar is the best piece of fish I have ever eaten.

    55555 by E F.


  • Paul D.The Hotate here is a must, foie nigiri is a flavor bomb of heaven

    55555 by Paul D.


  • Candice B.Food heaven. Get here between 5-6:30 for happy hour. It's awesome

    55555 by Candice B.


  • A P.Fantastic food, if the belt fish is on the menu definitely try it, if you aren't driving there have a game plan ahead for a cab!

    55555 by A P.


  • Gustavo M.Try the signature menu. Best meal of my life and I don't say that lightly.

    55555 by Gustavo M.


  • Rafael C.Fois gras sushi out of this World!!!!!

    55555 by Rafael C.


  • Ian B.Stunning, everything is great but the Shag maki mono is ambrosia

    55555 by Ian B.


  • Shelly T.Definitely get the machi cure and try the lemon gelato with white balsamic for dessert.

    55555 by Shelly T.


  • Daphne V.Expensive but totally awesome place to eat. Staff is great and food is amazing. Make sure to have a reservation if you don't like to wait.

    55555 by Daphne V.


  • Kimberly B.You'll never see sushi the same again. Go hungry but not too hungry cause the wait is long but the experience is worth every bite! Call ahead and see if they have any reservations available though.

    55555 by Kimberly B.


  • Danielle R.Best dishes: uchiviche, Hama chili, kobai berry, hamachi nabe. Always order 2-3 pieces off specials menu and ask server about the raw specials. Skip omakase, get lemon gelato. Tip: raw > cooked dishes

    55555 by Danielle R.


  • Meg V.Hamachi nabe hands down the best meal I have ever tasted

    55555 by Meg V.


  • Vanessa W.Lemon pistachio gelato dessert is phenomenal!!!

    55555 by Vanessa W.


  • C D.The best sushi and most imaginative food I had in Texas, hands down

    55555 by C D.


  • Jennifer S.Everything is amazing!

    55555 by Jennifer S.


  • Christina C.The walu walu is really good, like a steak, but it is escolar. The jizake creme caramel dessert looks really good going by us every 5 minutes

    55555 by Christina C.


  • jbDon't get the shag like everyone suggests. Get a roll in which you can appreciate the freshness and quality of the fish instead.

    55555 by jb


  • Joseph V.Try the Crudo - Fresh and flavorful! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Joseph V.


  • Denise F.Chris is one of the best waiters they have. He's super awesome!!!

    55555 by Denise F.


  • Austin Fine PropertiesTyson Cole wins against through a nomination for Outstanding Chef.

    55555 by Austin Fine Properties


  • Tamara T.Amazing food! Great service!

    55555 by Tamara T.


  • Mindy N.Try the Lemon Gelato (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mindy N.


  • Mindy N.Try the Foie Nigiri (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mindy N.


  • Mindy N.Try the Bacon Steakie (via @Foodspotting)

    33333 by Mindy N.


  • Mindy N.Try the Gindara Kinoko (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mindy N.


  • Mindy N.Try the Walu Walu (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mindy N.


  • Mindy N.Try the Hama Chili (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Mindy N.


  • Foursquare NinjaUchi walla walla, Uchi bang bang. Who else has this go through their head here?

    55555 by Foursquare Ninja


  • Megan D.Get the Brussels sprouts. DO IT.

    55555 by Megan D.


  • HJ S.Everything is so fresh and exquisitely executed. My taste buds dance every time I think of this place. The walu walu, hot rock beef, hamachi...even the foie gras sushi - can't wait to go again!

    55555 by HJ S.


  • Nicole B.It leaves a symphony of taste to discover and savor with each bite. Favorite dishes are the Machi Cure and Brie Ringo. Five stars.

    55555 by Nicole B.


  • Frances L.Be lazy and get the signature tasting. Hamachi nabe, Machi cure, and the lemon gelato was my fav.

    55555 by Frances L.


  • Sung C.The best brussell sprouts I've ever eaten!

    55555 by Sung C.


  • Carlo S.Get the foie gras nigiri!

    55555 by Carlo S.


  • Dan MFoie Nigiri.... Amazing.

    55555 by Dan M


  • Hannah M.Hot rock scallops! Walu Walu!

    55555 by Hannah M.


  • Jeff H.Umm, absurdly delicious.

    55555 by Jeff H.


  • Karin JTry to stay away from comfortable looking menu items and dive into the exotic dishes if you are looking for an unexpected out of this world food adventure!

    55555 by Karin J


  • Jeremy G.Try the uchiviche!

    55555 by Jeremy G.


  • Valerie N.This place is awesome! Amazing every time! High quality food and experience. Awesome service too! I think his name was Colby.

    55555 by Valerie N.


  • Oriana W.Sample the signature dishes during happy hour and don't miss out on the hot rock experience.

    55555 by Oriana W.


  • Shikha K.One of the best meals I've had in my life. These guys know their fish - everything is so creative and delicious! Favs - hamachi with orange and chili, and spicy scallops roll. Get PB&J for dessert!

    55555 by Shikha K.


  • MTVWant sushi? T. Mills would tell you to go to UchiI!”

    55555 by MTV


  • ArtJonak"When you're lucky enough to find a seat at the sushi bar... order the 10-course tasting menu. Get insights from the sushi chefs to truly appreciate each course. A foodies delight!"

    55555 by ArtJonak


  • adam k.Do not skip the wagyu beef

    55555 by adam k.


  • Alex K.Get here early, have some food off the happy hour menu, then go for some sushi. The best meal I've had in the south, by far.

    55555 by Alex K.


  • Cheri B.Hands down the best meal I've had in Austin. They open at 5, get here by 4:30 to ensure you get a table.

    55555 by Cheri B.


  • Ben S.Amazing culinary experience. Hama chilli and Yokai Berry crudo are killer

    55555 by Ben S.


  • Austin ChronicleWhen executive chef and owner Tyson Cole first opened shop in 2003, Uchi instantly became both a sushi and a fine-dining game changer. Quality and craft still out of this world. Reservations a must.

    55555 by Austin Chronicle


  • Jess T.Avo Bake, Bacon Steakie, Sake Toro Sashimi, and the Hamachi Nabe are must try's! Also show up around 4:45 if you don't have a reservation so you don't have to wait for over an hour.

    55555 by Jess T.


  • Melissa H.Get here before it opens or you will have to wait, this place fills up fast!

    55555 by Melissa H.


  • Melissa H.Bring $$$$ but this place is worth it! The hama chili alone was life-changing. Also try the shag, zero-sen and mustang rolls!

    55555 by Melissa H.


  • Kyle B.All the deliciousness of sister restaurant Uchiko, just further south and in a more intimate setting.

    55555 by Kyle B.


  • shanaWait ~1.5-2hrs, but took 1hr on Fri: arrived@6,seated@7,3ppl. While u wait: try Asahi Black & app Shishito peppers, not spicy. Dinner: Maguro w/goat cheese, Shag roll, Biendo. Dessert: Jizake Caramel.

    55555 by shana


  • Christian CThe pork belly is quite possibly the best thing I have ever eaten.

    55555 by Christian C


  • DarkSkin 🌺 Q.The walu walu is amazing!!!

    55555 by DarkSkin 🌺 Q.


  • Eric D.Some of the best raw fish I've had (no "in Texas" caveat required). Check out the daily menu. And definitely get a "machi cure" and a "hama chili". Fantastic.

    55555 by Eric D.


  • Lizzbeth T.The Uchiviche & the maguro sashimi and goat cheese appetizers are really incredible!!!!

    55555 by Lizzbeth T.


  • Kyle B.Let's just get this out of the way: younger sibling Uchiko is better. But like Manning and Brady or Magic and Bird, you won't go wrong by choosing either one.

    55555 by Kyle B.


  • Larry Caffordable during happy hr (5 to 6:30pm), go early to get a seat! the shag, uchiviche, and walu walu are to die for

    55555 by Larry C


  • CultureMap AustinExecutive chefs Tyson Cole and Phillip Speer have won numerous awards and been featured in magazines across the country. Send your compliments their way!

    55555 by CultureMap Austin


  • Will V.If you're not getting at least one Shag roll, then you have no business here. It is to die for! As well as the Hama Chili & Biendo and Zero Sen rolls. I wish I could eat here everyday.

    55555 by Will V.


  • James S.When ordering tell your waiter to have the food come out when it's ready.. It gets busy! Also only 2 guys making rolls.. So don't expect them all out in one go..

    33333 by James S.


  • Ron S.His new book is over the top!

    33333 by Ron S.


  • LisaThe walu-walu and carpaccio are ah-mazingg! Many people think the shag roll is good, but I like zero sen better

    55555 by Lisa


  • Monica T.Make sure you try their hotate, tako pops, pork belly, toro dish, rice in hot stone, and dessert!!

    55555 by Monica T.


  • Kathryn Y.Ask your server what's good on the daily specials list, for hidden gems like seared foie gras nigiri with candied quinoa on top or a basil semifreddo with tomato sorbet.

    55555 by Kathryn Y.


  • Derek D.If you're up for adventure let your server do the ordering!

    33333 by Derek D.


  • Meniscus M.For those who don't go for the omakase: start off with three small dishes and go from there. Sushi and non-sushi equally great.

    55555 by Meniscus M.


  • Neil M.try the hama chili

    55555 by Neil M.


  • TristanZero sen yellowtail sushi roll FTW!!! One I'd the best things on the menu

    55555 by Tristan


  • Michael G.Get the signature tasting omakase but if you don't GET the hamachi nabe

    55555 by Michael G.


  • TristanBacon steake is a win! Do it

    55555 by Tristan


  • Green Label SoundJapanese food in Texas may seem like a joke but you can't front when it comes to their hot rock option. Literally its 'sear it yourself' wagyu with the best ponzu sauce this side of the Mississippi

    55555 by Green Label Sound


  • Jason I.Amazing sushi. Hands down the best I've had ever!

    55555 by Jason I.


  • restlessnapkin.comMortgage your house and get one of everything. It'll be the best decision you ever made.

    55555 by restlessnapkin.com


  • Tina W.Danny is the best at the sushi bar. Try the machi cure and hotate for sure!

    55555 by Tina W.


  • BravoIf you have only one restaurant to eat at in Austin, make it Uchi. Chef Tyson Cole puts out Japanese food like you’ve never had – inventive, fun, immensely addictive. -Monica Pope, Top Chef

    55555 by Bravo


  • JuanFox bride sake! Don't pour ur own drink. It's bad luck

    22222 by Juan


  • EpicuriousJapanese food may not be one of the first things you think of in Austin, but try the daily-updated menu for new flavors that will thrill your tastebuds with Tokyo authenticity.

    55555 by Epicurious


  • Rob E.The Shag is incredible!!!

    55555 by Rob E.


  • Dana SIncredible. This place has the absolute best sushi ever.

    55555 by Dana S


  • Margot T.Shag roll - yumm!

    55555 by Margot T.


  • Kate M.I don't think I've ever been to Uchi and not had our group get a Shag and a Mustang. I also don't think we've ever had only one roll of either.

    55555 by Kate M.


  • Michael L.The hot rock is the bomb!

    55555 by Michael L.


  • Chad L.By far the BEST Sushi I have ever had! Ate there last night with Dom Sagolla and Book Marketing Expert Michael Drew!

    55555 by Chad L.


  • Melissa SGotta have the takara nigori!

    55555 by Melissa S


  • Arthur E.Order Aji sushi!

    55555 by Arthur E.


  • Bon Appetit MagazineSince 2003, Uchi has received raves for avant-garde creations such as foie gras sushi with pomegranate. Bon Appétit named it one of our Top 10 Sushi Spots in the Country.

    55555 by Bon Appetit Magazine


  • Kevin K.Want something different and delicious? Get a piece of Madai (black snapper). It just may become your new favorite. This is seasonal though so ask your chef.

    55555 by Kevin K.


  • Candace D.The hot rock and the shag roll are must haves - both pair very well with sake or Kirin.

    55555 by Candace D.


  • Paul H.Order a pitchfork.

    55555 by Paul H.


  • yimay y.don't spend your money on the "traditional" sushi (nigiri or maki) the rice is terrible; its the creative entrees and sashimi concoctions that really shine here.

    33333 by yimay y.


  • Allison ssushi place

    55555 by Allison s


  • Narendra R.Have dinner. Long wait but great food (sushi and fusion).

    55555 by Narendra R.


  • Derek D.Go to Uchi and have the kobe beef on a hot rock and some sake.

    55555 by Derek D.


  • linda ziskindThe best, freshest, and most inventive japanese dishes and sushi I've ever tasted.

    55555 by linda ziskind


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