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lync0091 Jan 2, 2011 05:21 PM

I'll be visiting Austin next weekend and I have to choose between dinner at Uchi or Uchiko? What would you recommend? Both of their menus look fantastic, and I've heard that Uchiko offers many dishes that were originally at Uchi. Is there much of a difference?

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Uchi Restaurant
801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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    Steven Dilley Jan 11, 2011 11:17 AM

    I was a bit concerned with Uchiko's size when it first opened, but my meals there have been pretty consistent. Dinner there last week was good, if not tremendous (because of a shipping issue, they were out of some items.) They keep things fresh with a good choice of specials. I've had good luck with rabbit dishes. They tend to do beef and pork belly well, as well. And I like most of the composed sushi pieces, too. When it's on, the tongue is good. (Last week they had two versions of the tongue, both good.)

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      reinadetostones Jan 10, 2011 04:06 PM

      I agree with txgrl99 - both are great. However, I really do enjoy the vibe at Uchi more - its in an old house, trees, pebble patio under old trees to wait (probably not an issue in this weather)...its loud inside, but I really love the whole deal.

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      Uchi Restaurant
      801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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        txgrl99 Jan 10, 2011 06:14 AM

        You can't go wrong with either. Uchiko does have some of the dishes from Uchi, but not all. Uchiko has more cooked dishes and is easier to get in (you can get a reservation, where one is difficult if not impossible to come by at Uchi). Since it's the weekend, I would pick Uchiko. Both are fantastic, though.

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        Uchi Restaurant
        801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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