Uchiko, sister restaurant to Uchi, opened in central Austin in 2011 and has been as influential as its predecessor. Together they were named the No.1 sushi restaurant in the U.S. by Time Out USA. The non-traditional dishes here steal the show—these Japanese small plates are delectable works of art. Jar Jar Duck is a favorite along with “Ham and Eggs” (pork belly, yolk custard) and the Fried Milk. There’s a fresh daily menu and, like Uchi, a social hour as well.
4200 N Lamar Blvd
|Cross street:||between W 42nd and W 43rd Sts|
|Opening hours:||Sun-Thu 5-10pm; Fri, Sat 5-11pm|