Uchi Opens Soon

Eagerly awaited Uchi restaurant finally has a Dallas opening date

Eagerly awaited Uchi restaurant finally has a Dallas opening date

Kamo nabe at Uchi Dallas
Kamo nabe, a dish unique to Dallas, is duck confit atop crispy rice and kale. Photo by Erica Wilkins
Lime cream at Uchi Dallas
Lime cream is another dish unique to Dallas. Photo by Erica Wilkins
Uchi Dallas chef de cuisine Junior Borges
Uchi Dallas chef de cuisine is Nilton “Junior” Borges. Photo by Erica Wilkins
Kamo nabe at Uchi Dallas
Lime cream at Uchi Dallas
Uchi Dallas chef de cuisine Junior Borges

Uchi, one of the most hotly anticipated new restaurants in Dallas, has an opening date: June 1. To be precise, the restaurant will open at 5 pm that Monday, at 2817 Maple Ave.

This is the third location of Uchi, from famed chef Tyson Cole. The first two are in Austin and Houston.

According to a release, the menu will meld the best from Uchi and sister concept Uchiko. Signature offerings include hot and cool tastings, makimono, yakimono, tempura, and, of course, sushi and sashimi. The progression of the meal is important; each bite is meant to build upon the last.

Chef de cuisine is Nilton “Junior” Borges, who hosted a teaser pop-up in Exposition Park to preview some of the dishes. Items specific to Dallas include gyutoro, a braised Wagyu short rib served with an Asian pear terrine; kamo nabe, a bowl of duck confit atop crispy rice and kale; and lime cream, a dessert with layers of lime and fennel seed mousse with crispy puffed rice, pear sorbet, and herbs.

Uchi will serve dinner nightly. The restaurant is currently accepting reservations, which can be made by emailing dallasreservations@uchirestaurants.com, calling 214-855-5454 or by visiting the Uchi website.

Uchi Dallas Menu by TeresaGubbins