Neighborhood: Allandale/ Brentwood
Address: 4200 North Lamar

An inventive spin on Asian cuisine, Uchiko serves wildly creative Japanese fare in beautiful presentations that don't lack in flavor or creativity. Spearheaded by Iron Chef's Tyson Cole, the child of Uchi (another great Japanese restaurant), Uchiko's stellar entrees always dazzle. The service is professional yet unpretentious, which is fitting to Uchiko's modern atmosphere. The true tell of Uchiko's quality: the tabs are steep, but that doesn't deter the crowds.