The moment we've all been waiting for has arrived. Ok, so it arrives February 2nd, but we can now rest easily knowing that Uchi Houston has set their official open date, with the reservation line opening TOMORROW.
So call, make your reservations, get one of the first seats inside Beard-winning chef Tyson Cole's modern Japanese restaurant and thank your lucky Houston stars that we now have the honor of doing so. Reservation line: 713.522.4808, or set them online through the Uchi website.
Chef Tyson Cole Opens Doors to Anticipated Houston Location of His Acclaimed Uchi on February 2nd
Houston, TX—The second location of Chef Tyson Cole’s critically-acclaimed restaurant, Uchi, will open to the public on February 2nd. Residing in the iconic former Felix space on Westheimer near the corner of Montrose, Uchi brings its hallmark level of quality and service to a new city, successfully melding culinary innovation with an approachable vibe.
Under Chef Cole’s direction, offerings from the kitchen and sushi bar showcase his signature style of combining unexpected textures and flavors, pushing the boundaries of Japanese cuisine, drawing flavor inspiration from numerous points around the globe and mixing traditional master knife work with cutting-edge techniques.
"We have been looking forward to becoming a part of the Houston community for many months," comments Chef Tyson Cole, recent winner of James Beard Foundation Best Chef Southwest. "It’s a thrill to open our doors-- we are looking forward to accommodating our guests."
The cuisine will meld the best offerings of the first Uchi and Cole’s second Austin concept, Uchiko. Chef Cole’s signature menu offerings include hot and cool tastings, makimono, yakimono, tempura and, of course, sushi and sashimi. Each guest at the table may enjoy and share the experience of dining at Uchi together. Every detail is thoughtfully managed so the guest may enjoy the progression of the meal in a seamless flow, each bite meant to build upon the last. Acclaimed pastry chef Philip Speer ends things on a sweet note with his ground-breaking desserts that showcase familiar flavors in completely original forms and combinations. Chef Cole is pleased to name Kaz Edwards of the original Uchi as chef de cuisine in Houston. Monica Glenn, longtime protégé of Philip Speer, will be pastry chef.
The respectful transformation of the building from the Felix space into its current incarnation was helmed by Michael Hsu, the noted architect whose team also designed Uchi, Uchiko and numerous other national hospitality, retail and residential projects. The aesthetic of this space refers to the original Uchi in many ways by using reclaimed woods, warm textures and clean finishes. People will instantly recognize the warmth and modern design.
Uchi opens to the public February 2nd and the reservations line opens January 18th. You may access reservations at www.uchirestaurants.com, or by contacting the reservationist at 713.522.4808.
· Uchi Restaurants [Official Site]
· All Uchi Houston Coverage on Eater Houston [EHOU]
Construction progress as of last week. [Uchi Houston/Facebook]