From the teams behind Uchi and Uchiko comes the red-hot izakaya-inspired restaurant Uchiba. It’s not a new concept—the original location of Uchiba is in Dallas—so it hit the ground running in a bespoke mid-century-inspired space downtown. The menu has the crowd-pleasing Uchi and Uchiko hits (hot rock, hama chili, and all the sushi you can imagine), along with a bunch of new dishes including grilled yakitori and a whole mess of exquisitely prepared dumplings, bao, and buns. While the Uchi restaurants in Austin famously only have wine- and sake-based cocktails, Uchiba has a creative liquor-based cocktail program, alongside the fun “perfect pairs,” in which a tiny app gets paired with a tiny cocktail.
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