Uchi

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Overview

The jenga-like walls inside upscale Uchi hint at the whimsical sushi experience at the Houston outpost of Austin's famed Japanese restaurant. The artistic approach to modern Japanese cuisine is centered around fresh fish flown in daily from Japan's Fukuoka and Tsukiji markets alongside inspired dishes like machi cure (smoked baby yellowtail, yucca crisps, marcona almonds, Asian pear, garlic brittle). Peruse their Old and New World wine list or choose from intriguing sakes and beers. Save room for their famed fried milk dessert.

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Accolades

  • 50 Best Restaurants 2015 - Zagat
  • Houston's Best Asian Restaurants 2015 - Zagat
  • Top 100 Restaurants 2014 - Houston Chronicle
  • Essential 38 Restaurants 2014 - Eater Houston
  • Zagat rating of 28 out of 30

Menu for Uchi

Every Day Menu

Cool Tastings

  • Hirame Usuzukuri* thinly-sliced flounder sashimi, candied quinoa, olive oil
    $16.50
  • Machi Cure* smoked yellowtail, yucca crisp, marcona almond, asian pear, garlic brittle
    $18.00
  • Hama Chili* yellowtail, ponzu, thai chili, orange supreme
    $18.50
  • Akami Te* bigeye tuna, watermelon, nam pla
    $18.50
  • Uchiviche* salmon, tomato, leche de tigre
    $12.50
  • Masu Cantaloupe ocean trout, preserved lemon, cantaloupe, creme fraiche
    $16.00

Hot Tastings

  • Walu Walu oak-grilled escolar, candied citrus, yuzupon, myoga
    $16.50
  • Hot Rock
    Wagyu Beef, Ponzu $16.00
    Dayboat Scallop, Sanbaizu $19.00
  • Hamachi Nabe yellowtail, koshihikari rice, soy broth
    $17.50
  • Kinoko Nabe seasonal mushroom, koshihikari rice, korean chili
    $18.50
  • Bacon Steakie pork belly, radish, citrus, thai basil
    $19.00
  • Sasami Yaki coconut marinated young chicken, nuoc mam, jasmine rice
    $13.00
  • Saba Shio 72-hour short rib, sunchoke, ramp
    $21.50
  • Sasami Yaki tilefish, shrimp broth, plum
    $19.50
  • Pork Jowl scallop, heart of palm, meyer lemon, honshimeji
    $16.50

Yasaimono

  • Edamame grilled soybeans
    $4.50
  • Shishito grilled shishito peppers
    $6.50
  • Ninjin carrot, sumac, grapefruit
    $8.00
  • Uchi Salad farm greens, edamame-jalapeño
    $8.00
  • Hana Tataki cauliflower, gremolata, dill
    $9.50

Agemono

  • Ebi shrimp tempura
    $6.00
  • Kabocha japanese pumpkin tempura
    $2.50
  • Onion onion rings tempura, shiro dashi
    $5.00
  • Karaage fried marinated chicken, seasonal pickle
    $10.50
  • Brussels Sprouts crispy brussels sprouts, lemon, chili
    $7.50
  • Tomato Katsu panko-fried green tomato
    $6.00
  • Hana cauliflower tempura
    $5.00

Sushi & Sashimi

  • Akami* tuna loin
    Sushi $5.00
    Sashimi $26.00
  • Sake* atlantic salmon
    Sushi $3.50
    Sashimi $14.00
  • Sake Toro* salmon belly
    Sushi $4.50
    Sashimi $18.00
  • Hamachi* yellowtail
    Sushi $5.00
    Sashimi $18.00
  • Hirame flounder
    Sushi $4.00
    Sashimi $16.00
  • Madai japanese sea bream
    Sushi $4.50
    Sashimi $18.00
  • Boquerones cured spanish anchovy
    Sushi $4.00
    Sashimi $18.00
  • Shime Saba norwegian mackerel
    Sushi $5.00
    Sashimi $20.00
  • Taraba king crab
    Sushi $8.00
  • Namahotate* dayboat scallop
    Sushi $5.50
  • Unagi freshwater eel
    Sushi $3.50
  • Gyutoro 72-hour short rib
    Sushi $10.00
  • Nasu japanese eggplant
    Sushi $3.00
  • Avocado
    Sushi $2.50
  • Foie Gras
    Sushi $9.50
  • Five Nigiri* chef's selection
  • Three Sashimi* chef's selection

Makimono

  • Biendo tempura shrimp spring roll, nuoc mam, grapes
    $13.00
  • Zero Sen* yellowtail, avocado, shallot, cilantro
    $12.50
  • Shag tempura roll, salmon, avocado
    $12.50
  • Avokatsu avocado, tomato, cured spanish anchovy
    $9.50
  • Ham and Eggs katsu pork collar, tamago, miso tamari mustard
    $9.50
  • Spicy Crunchy Tuna* bigeye tuna, avocado, jalapeño, cucumber
    $12.00
  • Gyumaki 72-hour short rib, kimchi, thai basil
    $12.50

Omakase*

  • Chef's Tasting ten-courses
  • Signature Tasting six-courses
  • Vegetarian Tasting six-courses

Dessert

  • Lime Cream wild rice, fennel seed, seasonal fruit
    $9.00
  • Peanut Butter Semifreddo apple-miso sorbet
    $9.00
  • Fried Milk chocolate milk, toasted milk, iced milk sherbet
    $9.00
  • Cantaloupe buttermilk sabayon, elderflower
    $9.00
  • Seasonal Sorbets
    $9.00

Sake Socials

Makimono

  • Avo Maki avocado, fried shallot, yuzu kosho
    $6.00
  • Spicy Crunchy Tuna bigeye, avocado, jalapeño, cucumber
    $6.00
  • Zero Sen yellowtail, avocado, shallot, cilantro
    $6.00

Tastings

  • Uchiviche* salmon, tomato, leche de tigre
    $6.00
  • Machi Cure* smoked yellowtail, yucca crisp, marcona almond
    $6.00
  • Bacon Otoshi pork belly, kimchi, onion, jalapeño
    $6.00
  • Walu Walu oak-grilled escolar, candied citrus, yuzupon, myoga
    $8.00
  • Nasu Nigiri (2 Pc) grilled japanese eggplant, lemon miso, goma shio
    $3.00
  • Gyutan (2 Pc) wagyu beef tongue, tamari, yuzu kosho
    $7.00
  • Buta Pea berkshire pork ribs, peanuts, thai herbs
    $14.00

Dessert

  • Okashi beer brioche, blue cheese, dates
    $6.00

Drinks

  • Kara Kyuri sake, cucumber, thai chili
    $6.00
  • Cold Sake: Takara Nigori unfiltered sake
    $3.00
  • Hot Sake: Gekkeikan
    $3.00
  • Sapporo (12oz)
    $3.00
  • White Wine: M.A.N. Family Wines Chenin Blanc 2016 Paarl, South Africa
    $7.00
    $26.00
  • Red Wine: Bodegas Ateca "Honoro Vera" Garnacha 2015 Calatayud, Spain
    $7.00
    $26.00

904 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Modern, Refined, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (713) 522-4808
  • Private Dining Room: Yes