With James Beard recognition aplenty, Uchiko, Tyson Cole’s second Austin
restaurant, showcases an ample variety of vegetarian possibilities. Known for fearless combinations that result in mind boggling bursts of flavor, Uchiko has helped define contemporary cuisine in Austin—and throughout the United States. Those seeking veggie meals can revel in small nigiri pieces (such as butternut squash and romesco) or indulge in a daily, splendorous vegetarian tasting menu, which yields five courses for $51. Uchiko welcomes the budget-conscious for its Vegetarian Sake Social, a happy hour with tipple-tickling drink prices and tons of tiny, veg-centric nibbles served at a discount.