A new Japanese dining concept, Uchi Scottsdale, is slated to open in Old Town Scottsdale in late 2023. Uchi Scottsdale is the first location in Arizona from the Austin-based James Beard Award-winning concept, Hai Hospitality.
From the group behind award-winning dining destinations in Austin, including Uchi, Uchiko, Uchibā and Loro Asian Smokehouse and Bar, Hai Hospitality has brought its newest restaurant to the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. The concept, Uchi Scottsdale, offers a non-traditional take on elevated Japanese cuisine and is planned to officially open in late 2023.
“We’re both honored and excited to have the opportunity to bring Uchi even further ‘west’ to Scottsdale, says Hai Hospitality CEO Tony Montero, in a press release. “I know Uchi will only add to the already vibrant and dynamic mix of destination dining, eclectic art and nightlife in Old Town Scottsdale when it opens later this year, and we’re looking forward to bringing the distinct flavors, unique perspective and unparalleled dining experience that is Uchi to Arizona.”
Uchi, Japanese for “home,” was inspired by James Beard Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole’s experience in a little red house where he initially curated his first Japanese-inspired menu back in 2003 in Austin. Since then, Cole has developed a menu that strikes a delicate balance between opulent fare in a casual, warm and friendly environment—much like home.
The restaurant’s design will feature a central sushi and cocktail bar, wood elements, local artwork and an expansive outdoor patio space, designed by Tucson-based Hazelbaker Rush and Phoenix-based architecture firm, AV3 Design.
Guests can anticipate enjoying hot and cool tastings when visiting the new restaurant, including sushi, sashimi, makimono, yakimono, tempura and an omakase experience with six or 10 courses. The menu will also feature items that are vegetarian and gluten friendly.
To learn more about Uchi Scottsdale, visit uchirestaurants.com.