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Dining Guide

Uchi

Photograph by Debora Smail

Both elegant and accessible, Uchi offers arguably Houston’s premier sushi experience. The adoring crowds attest to its uber-fresh seafood and innovative Japanese cuisine. Try this: Treat yourself to omakase for two. Highlights of this exquisite nine-item feast (for us) included Kaluga caviar in a tiny jar on ice, with yuca crisps and crème fraîche, and a swoon-worthy Wagyu strip loin—tender, buttery, thin-sliced, sublime. Equally transcendent, a king crab crudo, sprinkled with roasted corn, pearly roe, and tiny pansies. Chef’s choice for sushi featured ruby-colored bluefin sashimi and delicate, translucent shima-aji (striped jack) nigiri—both impeccably fresh tasting. Pro tip: If you choose takeout, the artful presentations are preserved in careful packaging with instructions included. Uchi even adds a bottle of wine or sake and a bake-at-home dessert to its omakase packages. Such a deal!

City: Houston

Cuisine:

Drinks: Beer, wine & sake

Price: $$$$

Rating: ★★★★

Address: 904 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX, 77006

Hours: D 7 days.

Phone: 713-522-4808

Website: uchihouston.com

Last updated: June 5, 2021