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the culmination of a lifetime of passion and dedication

One of the few American sushi masters, James Beard Award‑winning Chef and Owner Tyson Cole is a passionate student of the Japanese tradition. Having trained for more than ten years in Tokyo, New York, and Austin under two different sushi masters, he and the entire Uchi culinary team continues his path of study and experimentation each day at the restaurants in the Uchi family.

it all started in a little red bungalow in austin, texas

2003

launch of uchi

The award‑winning Uchi was opened by Chef Tyson Cole in 2003 in a refurbished old home in South Austin. Uchi is now located in 5 cities with plans to expand into more markets in the future.

2005

chef tyson cole awarded food & wine’s “top ten best new chefs 2005”

2009

uchi named to the top ten sushi spots by bon appetit

2010

launch of uchiko

uchiko, “child of Uchi,” launches as an extension of the Uchi experience, matching Uchi’s dedication to food, service, and design and allowing culinary talent inside the restaurant to grow and flourish.

2010

uchiko named best new restaurant in america by GQ magazine

2011

chef tyson cole is awarded the james beard award

On May 10, 2011, Chef Tyson Cole received the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Southwest.

2011

uchi cookbook launches

2012

uchi houston opens

Marking the second Uchi debut and residing in the iconic former Felix space on Westheimer, Uchi brings its hallmark quality and service to one of the nation’s most dynamic food scenes, successfully melding culinary innovation with an approachable vibe.

2013

bon appetit recognizes uchi as one of the 20 most important restaurants in america

2015

uchi dallas opens

2016

chef tyson cole receives james beard foundation award semi‑finalist recognition in the outstanding chef category

2018

launch of uchibā

Uchi’s first bar concept, located on the second floor of Uchi Dallas, opens and expands elements of Uchi into a cocktail experience.

2018

uchi denver opens in river north art district

2021

uchi miami opens in wynwood art district

2022

uchiko houston

A second location defining Uchiko’s culinary approach opens in the Post Oak neighborhood delivering robust flavors infused with smoke and hints of char to the fore alongside the clean profile expected from Uchi.

what’s next

early 2023

uchi houston
opening oheya, a specially curated omakase room experience

uchibā austin
opening new location in the Google building

 

summer 2023

uchi los angeles
opening new location in west hollywood

uchi scottsdale
opening new location in old town

uchiko plano
opening new location

 

2024

uchiko denver
opening new location in cherry creek

uchiko miami beach
opening new location