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Uchiko Houston, Houston, TX

Uchiko Houston

4.7
4.7
278 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi

Originated from the famed Uchi restaurant in Austin, founded by James Beard Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole, Uchiko specializes in robust flavors infused with smoke and hints of char balanced with the fresh and clean profile that is the hallmark of its sister concept Uchi. Reservations are encouraged and can be booked online up to 1 month in advance for parties of up to 8 guests. Walk-in bar seating is available and is subject to wait times. Patio seating is weather permitting and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. We look forward to serving you, Kanpai!

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2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 85 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 522-4808

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Tyson Cole

  • Private party facilities

    Please visit our website for more information about private dining - www.uchikohouston.com

  • Neighbourhood

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 278 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    Hot Spot

  • Houston

    Sushi

  • Houston

    Hot Spot

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and Food were great as usual!
  2. R

    Randersonw

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Uchiko Houston (many visits in Austin and Uchi Houston). Was excellent.
  4. T

    Tahoebound

    Houston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fabulous!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did the chef’s choice coursing heavy on sashimi and nagiri. Dealer’s choice never disappoints as long as you are okay spending ~$125 a head.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Specified in profile and informed our server that I’m vegan. Yet, I was still served the ko salad with the dressing that has butter in it. Our server noticed after I already had some of the non vegan dressing and she took it back to the kitchen. Though the item was adjusted off the bill, I’m still very disappointed at the lack of attention to dietary restrictions.
  7. J

    Jacob

    Houston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing. We sat at the bar and all three bartenders were extremely attentive. There still seems to be some struggling with the cadence of bringing items out. Sometimes we would get an item every 10 min or so, and sometimes we would wait 30 minutes and 4-5 things would arrive at the same time.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my first time at Uchiko and it was fantastic! Service was excellent and the food was delicious. My friend and I had dinner to catch up and sat at the counter (highly recommend). We asked the chef to just make whatever he thought we would like, and literally everything was 10/10. My friend and I had a great dinner date and afterwards we both said we would definitely come back here. So good!!!
  9. D

    David

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both excellent. Also good for the people watching.
  10. MN

    MichaelNg

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I loved my first experience at Uchiko in Austin (but the later visit was so-so), but I was so excited to know Uchiko was finally opened in Houston! The location, vibe, and service were all exceptional. Our server could not have given better recommendations, and he gave us some dishes on the house that we had to order more to enjoy ourselves. There were some spectacular dishes/nigiris of the night, and just a few that were underwhelming. But overall, I am looking to return pretty soon - which my wallet will NOT be happy about, lol! Oh, definitely hit the Happy Hour that happens even during the weekend to snatch some affordable dishes! Some of my personal favorites: Post Oak Grilled Sakura Pork Belly; Gyotoru Maki; Nigiris: King trumpet (WOW! so buttery!), Otoro (so fatty = love from heaven!), A5 strip loin, Salmon, Trout, Foie Gras. Not so great: Japanese Uni (definitely VERY fishy odor, Brussel's sprouts, Duck confit, Sweet potato dessert. Tl;dr: GREAT location, food, and service. Take advantage of the happy hour if you can! :)
  11. Z

    Zeph123

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Less creative menu than uchi. Rolls were not memorable. Strong caramel smell from kitchen. Removed our desserts before we were done. Will stick to Uchi!
  12. S

    Sushilover713

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Second time at Uchiko and service and food quality wasn’t up to expected standards - especially given an eye popping bill. We ordered chefs tasting men. First three courses came out all together, almost immediately after we ordered. Hot food came out room temperature, and caviar (which was not something we expected on a tasting menu) was tasteless and served with greasy chips. One course was just mushrooms that were not worth eating. Our bill was more that twice our prior bill for a tasting menu, on top of just an average experience. Very disappointing.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    1. The happy hour duck was not great. 2. Our order didn’t come out right and we had to fix several times: salmon sashimi instead of nigiri, 1 duck instead of 2 (which ended up being ok), shishito peppers forgotten, dessert took so long we had to leave. 3. It felt like they were trying to rush us out of the sushi bar seats. Five different people came by multiple times to try and take our food when we weren’t finished. It was annoying to tell so many different people to just leave us be. We normally enjoy the sushi bar at Uchiko but did not enjoy this experience.
  14. JT

    JoeTif

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & excellent service!! Dani was awesome & made our experience that much better!
  15. CP

    CareyP

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service! Loved everything we ate.
  16. SC

    StephenC

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Gabriel’s custom omakase was terrific. We had a great time and dinner
  17. MY

    MayY

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at counter. Great waitress, enough attention but not overbearing. Sushi chefs are fun and food is insanely good with the combination of flavors. Will absolutely return asap.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were well taken care of and had a great dining experience!
  19. A

    Amir

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    Quality of food was terrible. Better off going to MF or Ume.
  20. F

    Foodie2

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Layla are waitress was awesome !
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This was our second time eating there. The first time was fantastic, maybe one of my best meals in the past several years. We booked two dinners there for special occasions but after this meal, we are reconsidering our next reservation, and may take it elsewhere. The food was good, but it was not anything nearly as flavorful and amazing as the first time. The price is somewhat high for what we got tonight. Not a good value. I don’t mind paying for an amazing meal but don’t like paying amazing meal prices for something that is just good. Service became less involved towards end of the meal
  22. k

    kwb1

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service! We will be returning soon
  23. V

    Vait

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pulled up to the restaurant which is located just off the main drag near Westheimer on Post Oak. Complementary valet was very nice and led us to the entrance before taking care of our car. Host was very prompt in greeting us and seating us as we arrived a couple moments before our reservation time. We chose counter service which is what we prefer in sushi restaurants. Great decision. Our chef/server was named Kevin. He guided us very nicely through a 6 course omakase tasting creating non-vegetarian and vegetarian versions of each course to accommodate our dietary restrictions. Overall a very pleasant dining experience and will definitely be a place we add to the rotation and recommend to others. Ambiance: Loud but not overwhelming. Easy to have a conversation with the person next to you but I could see a group larger than 4 having trouble conversing with everyone at the table. Decor is clean, modern, and functional. Service: Attentive but not overbearing. Good to see people helping out regardless of whose “table” it was. Food: Even if everything else was terrible, I’d still have to consider coming back because the food was so good. Highly recommend the amberjack. Skip the lobster tom kha. Tasty but not worth the premium. Comparison to Uchi: Really not a huge difference when it comes to food. The ambiance and pace of the meal is really what makes the largest difference. Uchiko felt a bit more fast paced and energetic whereas Uchi tends to be a little more deliberate and nuanced. To summarize - Uchiko is for a nice date and Uchi is for an anniversary dinner.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Everything is better at uchi. So why not just go there instead. The only difference is here they have more cocktails.
  25. R

    Rico

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impecable food and service. A must if you love Japanese fusion food.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oaxaca

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GreAt food and place!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Evan was wonderful! Provided fabulous food selections and entertaining!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service, excellent food. Absolutely amazing
  29. CM

    CharlesM

    Houston

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing extension to Uchi, the very best sushi and Japanese dining experience you can have in Houston, amongst their other cities. It was my first time to Uchiko (Houston, have been in Austin) as I usually go to Uchi, we loved the experience, MarcoSon was an excellent chef, and produced art as sushi, amazing delicious to enjoy, and everything was just perfect...we will be back, thank you!
  30. z

    zoomzoom

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to the houston uchiko. Fantastic experience. Our waiter, David was an absolute gem! We left it up to him to pick out our food and he was perfect in his choices! Would definitely recommend!
  31. c

    captainwada

    Houston

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    exquisite tastings for sushi lovers! We came for social hour specials and all the pairings are delightfully complementary in flavor and texture. Each dish brings unique combination to wow your tastbuds. The service was wonderful! Can't wait to dine again!
  32. GB

    GurreetB

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Server made excellent recommendations & was very accommodating. The only thing I was not too happy about was the 30 mins wait for a table. Ended up settling for a half table just so that me and my friends wouldn’t have to wait much longer.
  33. MY

    MayY

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I tend to say a restaurant has one shot to get put into a person’s rotation of restaurants or they become a restaurant you tried once. They made the rotation!!
  34. DD

    DannaD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the experience and quality of the food. Will be in our top favs in Houston!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uchiko was so fun! Hannah was a delight and had the best recommendations. Hannah, Evan, and Dania were so nice and helpful with all of my food allergies (….there are a lot). The food was delicious and well worth the money. Loved the hatchi no Hiza drink. The kinoko nigiri and toro nuta were SO GOOD! Will be back again soon for sure.
  36. TC

    TeenaC

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent time celebrating my birthday. The food and service was amazing.
  37. SL

    SteveL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good and service was amazing. Atmosphere was very lively
  38. MO

    MarthaO

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had marvelous service! The food was wonderful and we were able to be tucked away in the private dining room with only two other tables so the noise was not as bad as usual. Great birthday celebration!
  39. W

    Wing

    Houston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers are very attentive and checking with the chefs about our food allergies.
  40. CV

    ChiragV

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was great, drinks were great, food was amazing. Will definitely come back soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Uchiko Houston is rated 4.7 stars by 278 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 85 times today
Google Map for Uchiko Houston

1801 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056-3873

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Galleria / Uptown

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard

  • Executive Chef

    Tyson Cole

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 522-4808

  • Private party facilities

    Please visit our website for more information about private dining - www.uchikohouston.com

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