Austin expats and sushi enthusiasts take note: James Beard Award winning chef and restaurateur Tyson Cole has plans to bring his beloved Japanese restaurant Uchiko to Houston.
The second outpost of the wildly popular restaurant is set to arrive at Houston’s Post Oak Place. Meaning “child of Uchi,” the restaurant’s opening will come a little more than a decade after the original Uchiko opened in Austin in 2010, when it was lauded as one of the country’s best new places to dine. “When we opened Uchi in Houston in 2012, it was our first foray out of Austin,” Cole said in a statement. “We love being a part of this Houston community that has been so welcoming and allowed our team to thrive.”
With a vibe and culinary techniques that are similar to Cole’s sushi restaurant Uchi, which has been open in Houston since 2012, Uchiko boasts an extensive menu of sushi options, along with “hot tastings” like bok choy in cashew butter and lime, wagyu beef seared on Japanese river rocks, and the famed “koviche,” a ceviche dish made with sea bass and seasonal fruit. Like Uchi, it’s a solid omakase destination, with five-course and ten-course tasting options available at the Austin outpost.
Uchiko is expected to hit Houston in 2021. Stay tuned for more details on its progress.