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4200 N. Lamar #140
Austin, 78756
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 5-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 5-11pm
The James Beard Foundation found Uchiko chef and owner Tyson Cole worthy of its Best Chef award for the Southwest region; if that won't get you in the door, you're certifiable.

Chronicle Reviews


Chef Tyson Cole and company continue redefining 'revelatory' at Uchiko

Kate Thornberry, November 11, 2010

Best of Austin Awards

First Plates Awards

Restaurant Poll Awards

  • 2012: Readers Appetizer
  • 2012: Readers Dessert
  • 2012: Readers Japanese
  • 2012: Readers Favorites
  • 2012: Readers Chef
  • 2011: Readers Other Asian
  • 2011: Readers New Restaurant
  • 2011: Readers Service/Waitstaff
  • 2011: Critics The Student Becomes the Master Award
  • 2011: Critics Best Art Made With Food
  • 2011: Readers Favorites

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