After sifting through lots of Austin restaurant information online and recommendations sent to me by friends in the area, I couldn’t wait to try out Uchi. I was excited to realize it was very close to our AirBNB. Andrew and I decided to go there for our special night out. I figured Monday evening at 5:30 couldn’t be that bad. There weren’t reservations available but still – Monday at 5:30? No sweat. Actually, we got there and were informed the wait was 1.5 hours!
I was tired out from a busy day and in no mood to figure out other food plans, especially with a kid in tow. I think my hangry face got the best of those at the host stand because they called their sister restaurant Uchiko which had space (only at the sushi bar!) and they held a couple of spots for us. We Ubered over and finally were seated, as luck would have it, just before the end of happy hour. This meant most of our food and my drink was half price. Other than the initial hiccup of actually getting into the place to eat, the rest of the meal and the service were great. Read on below for more details!