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Uchi opened its second location, in Houston, in 2012.

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Uchi, which translates from Japanese as “house,” has made itself at home in Texas and now is looking to expand the fine-dining brand beyond the Lone Star State.

Created by chef and sushi master Tyson Cole, the first Uchi opened in a refurbished house in Austin, Texas, in 2003 and soon developed a dedicated following for its blend of Japanese tradition and new flavors.

Cole has since opened two more Uchi locations,

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