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Uchiko, child of Uchi, is the offspring of James Beard Award‑winning Chef Tyson Cole's original non‑traditional Japanese concept. While the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, Uchiko takes a fiery turn bringing smoke and char alongside the fresh and clean flavors that define Uchi.


sun - thur 4pm - 10pm fri - sat 4pm - 11pm

happy hour

every day 4pm - 6pm sun - wed* 4pm - 10pm *only at the bar

private dining

Ideal space to gather for any occasion such as corporate events, birthdays, and other special gatherings. more info


local favorites

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Toro Nuta served in an earthen bowl.
toro nuta bluefin tuna, blueberry lemon dashi, pistachio
koviche lobster, tiger’s milk, sunchoke, grapefruit
Koviche served in an earthen bowl.
Gyutoro Nigiri served on a wooden plate.
gyutoro nigiri 72-hour short rib
S’mores served on an earthen plate.
s’mores dark chocolate, raspberry, black sesame, torched marshmallow
bluefin chutoro nigiri medium fatty tuna belly
Bluefin Chutoro Nigiri served on a wooden plate.
bluefin chutoro nigiri medium fatty tuna belly
Gyutoro Nigiri served on a wooden plate.
gyutoro nigiri 72-hour short rib
hearth roasted lobster tom kha, king trumpet confit, umeboshi butter
Hearth Roasted Lobster served in a black oval bowl.
Texas Waygu served on a black plate.
dry-aged zabuton 4x seared wagyu, charred snow pea leaves

houston chefs

Shaun King, chef de cuisine of Uchiko Houston.

shaun king

chef de cuisine

vicki rodpai

head sushi chef

private dining

A private dining room at Uchiko Houston.
Whether you’re planning a gathering of 15 people or 150 people, private dining at Uchi, Uchiko, or Uchibā offers an ideal space to gather for any occasion such as corporate events, birthdays, and other special gatherings.

art + design

Custom light fixtures by Nathan Warbach.

Nathan Warbach

custom lighting throughout

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The custom light fixtures throughout the space were created by lighting fabricator and artist, Nathan Warbach. The main entry light fixture features a porous material in a dark charcoal that creates a dappled lighting effect and uplights the barrell ceiling in the entry. As you move into the dining space, large multi‑arm pendants light the dining rooms with the custom fabricated ‘petals’ that shroud the bulbs.

Custom booths and banquettes by SRG Millwork.

SRG Millwork

custom booths and banquettes

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The booths and banquettes throughout the dining space were hand‑crafted by SRG Millwork. From hand carved details on the booth legs, to carefully constructed connections between the booths and the metal screens, the team executed the pieces with an eye toward celebrating the presence of hand‑craft and thoughtful detailing throughout the space.

Abstract expressionist painting by Marlene Matalon.

Marlene Matalon

abstract expressionist painting

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The large‑scale abstract expressionist painting in the main dining room, is a piece that dates from the 1970s, created by artist Marlene Matalon, who attended the University of Houston.

Nesting doves artpiece by Oris Robertson.

Oris Robertson

nesting doves

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This artpiece sits along the bar area and features two nesting doves on a cream canvas.

Custom-made private dining table by Edwood Studios.

Edwood Studios

custom upstairs pdr table

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Designed in collaboration with Chelsea Fanning, of the Hai Design Studio, this custom‑made private dining table features sculptural legs and a concealed latch at the center that allows for the table to break into two separate pieces. Michael Brozgul fabricated the piece to have the power routed discreetly through the table legs and coordinated the leg placement to perfectly align to the power grommets in the floor creating a seamless visual for guests.

Wallpaper artwork by Camille Warmington.

Camille Warmington

wallpaper artwork

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Camille painted a series of paintings depicting a landscape based on her travels to Noashima, Japan. Camille grew up in Texas, and attended the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.