Top Chef Returns to Houston

By | July 9, 2012
Austin original Uchi now popular in Montrose
Uchi Austin image used under Creative Commons license courtesy of Todd Dwyer on flickr

Paul Qui’s last visit to Uchi Houston was so successful he returned this weekend. Catch the Top Chef champion and James Beard award winner through July 11. Qui has been traveling in Europe recently and made a pilgrimmage to Copenhagen’s Noma, which has been named Restaurant Magazine’s best in the world for three years in a row. [from Eater Houston]

Sadly, if you missed Uchi’s community dinner announcement last weekend, it is too late. Tonite’s first Houston community table dinner [$45/each] sold out just 15 minutes after it went on sale.  Read more on CultureMap.

6 months after opening, Uchi still packs in the crowds, has been recognized by Allison Cook, 29-95 and Eater Houston for their inventive and fresh approach to sushi just this month. The also have quite the impressive happy hour: Sake Socials from 5:00 – 6:30 pm daily.  This Montrose newcomer is already a legend and we look forward to what they will dream up next – hopefully it will be breakfast!

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