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Uchi and Uchiko Restaurant Week

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ksfoodiewannabe Sep 19, 2012 11:03 AM

I have reservations for both restaurants during Restaurant Week. We have never been to either restaurant before and I'm curious for recommendations off the Restaurant Week menu. Also any recommendations of things we need to add on to the menu that we need to try. My sister will be dining with me and we are both open to trying new things. Thank you!

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    willtryanythingonce RE: ksfoodiewannabe Sep 19, 2012 11:37 AM

    i dunno if it was a special or on the regular menu, but if foie gras nigiri is available i couldn't recommend it more highly.

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      topodrinko RE: ksfoodiewannabe Sep 19, 2012 11:39 AM

      at Uchiko, I've enjoyed and recommend:

      gyutan
      boquerones
      madai
      uni
      ham & eggs
      tobacco cream
      fried milk
      sweet corn sorbet

      they always have interesting daily specials to choose from, too. always exciting eating there!

      i've had the jarjar duck and was not blown away, although it seems to get a lot of media attention.

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        saeyedoc RE: ksfoodiewannabe Sep 21, 2012 01:08 PM

        Here's the list I compiled from my post here before my first visit to Uchiko in January. I didn't order all of that, but we ordered 13 dishes between 4 of us and our waitress commented on how good our choices were for first timers.
        Hama Chili
        Maguro Sashimi
        Beets
        Brussel Sprouts
        Chicken (karaage?)
        Pork Belly
        Jar Jar Duck
        Pork Cheek
        Sake Toro
        Boquerones
        Corn Sorbet
        Shag Roll

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          sweet100s RE: saeyedoc Sep 23, 2012 02:43 PM

          What is their brussel sprouts preparation like?

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            tvchick RE: sweet100s Sep 24, 2012 06:16 PM

            Here is the recipe as published in last week's Statesman...you will need to scroll down to see the actual recipe.

            http://www.austin360.com/blogs/conten...

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          chrisdds98 RE: ksfoodiewannabe Sep 21, 2012 01:47 PM

          try going for the happy hours instead of restaurant week. you can try a ton of food for less $$

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            chauvina RE: ksfoodiewannabe Sep 22, 2012 06:46 PM

            I second the foie nigiri, karaage and hama chili but add the gyutoro nigiri – wagyu beef belly and hotate (scallop)

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              ksfoodiewannabe RE: ksfoodiewannabe Sep 23, 2012 06:23 PM

              Just got home from Uchi. We tried the seabass crudo, hama chili, machi cure, bacon steakie, hamachi nabe, coffee panna cotta, lemon gelato, and an amazing special with waygu sirloin and three kinds of watermelon. The service was amazing the food was incredible and I cannot wait to visit Uchiko next week and try out your suggestions. Thank you everyone!

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