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Uchi Houston

DoobieWah | Aug 16, 2012 10:27 AM

Well, I completed my 52nd trip around the sun yesterday.

We had done a small family dinner at Mancuso's on Sunday night for their fried chicken. (Best in town.)

So last night, my brother and a couple of friends and I hit Uchi. Had reservations for nine and were promptly seated about five after.

Our waitperson, Vanessa was charming and helpful. (Thank you ma'am.)

We ordered a bunch of stuff and shared so I tried everything, including:

Oyster App - (Delish and briny)
Machi Cure - (Smoked hamachi "nachos")
Zero Sen Roll - (Yellowtail Roll)
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts - (Really good.)
Pitchfork Roll - (Beef roll. Probably my least favorite)
Hot Rock - (Meh. Interesting presentation and preparation, but just...meh.)
Tempura Hanna - (Fried Cauliflower. Good, but a little flat without the chili, (yeah, I'm looking at you OBD)
Sasami Yaki - (Marinated Yakitori style chicken. Excellent and moist.)
Hamachi Nabe - (Fried rice dish - served in a sizzling hot bowl - make sure you let it cook long enough. The first try was good but the "seconds" were awesome.)
Sake Nigiri - (Salmon)
Hamachi Nigiri - (My favorite thing!)
Nasu Nigiri - (Eggplant - gratis!)
Avocado Nigiri - (also gratis)
Okashi - (Cantaloupe sherbert with almonds, semi-frozen custard. Also gratis.)

That, my friends, was a tasting.

I won't eat there every week, or even every month. But it is a great place, and the food is unique, creative and well-executed.

I recommend.

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