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Uchiko Stands the Test of Time

03.05.2014 by: Leah McGarry
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With new restaurants popping up all over Austin, we don’t want to forget about some of our old favorites.  Austinites continue to flock to Uchiko (and sister restaurant Uchi) for inventive Japanese dishes and unparalleled sushi. 

While you’ll find similarities in the food and experience at both restaurants, Uchiko is described as Japanese farmhouse dining.   Both restaurants are led by acclaimed chef Tyson Cole, winner of the 2011 James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef Southwest, and maintain a strong focus on sustainable foods.  

Grilled edamame


Fried brussels sprouts (Photo via Uchiko Facebok page)

These high standards are evident in every bite of food at Uchiko.  The menu includes a selection of hot and cool tastings, sushi, sashimi and sushi rolls.  Though you’ll see an obvious emphasis on fresh seafood, the menu includes plenty of items for meat lovers as well.  You’ll want to order roughly 2-3 dishes per person to take full advantage of the broad selection.

On the cold tasting menu, favorites include the hama chili (japanese yellow­tail, ponzu, thai chili, orange supreme) and the yokai berry (atlantaic salmon, dinsoaure kale, Asian pear, yuzu).   


Hama chili

Moving over to the hot tastings, you won’t want to miss the hot rock, which is both a delicious and fun addition to the meal.  The jar jar duck is another standout.  You’ll know when diners throughout the restaurant order this popular dish from the unmistakable aromas as you open the jar filled with rohan duck, candied citrus, endive, and applewood smoke. 


Hot rock


Jar jar duck (Photo via Uchiko Facebook page)

As for sushi rolls, we recommend the p-38, tiger cry and shag – all with a unique spin on more traditional rolls.


Tiger cry (Photo via Uchiko Facebook page)


Ham and eggs

Still have room for dessert?  Don’t miss Uchiko’s signature fried milk with chocolate milk, toasted milk, iced milk sherbet.


Fried milk

While it can be overwhelming to keep up with all the new restaurants in town, don't forget about the old standbys that have been serving up delicious food for years.

{Uchiko Official Website}

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