Takeout Goes Out of the Box with Uchi's New At-Home Options

Takeout Goes Out of the Box with Uchi's New At-Home Options

WITH THE WET, dreary weather of late, facing the slow traffic and pounding rain can dampen any appetite for dining out. Even running to the grocery store sounds like a hassle.


Enter Hai Hospitality’s new Sushi at Home boxes, which can be picked up or delivered via Uber Eats. Hai is the Austin-based umbrella company for Uchi, Uchiba, Uchiko and Loro. There are three different boxes to choose from, beginning with the Ichi ($95). From the dedicated menu, guests can pick 12 pieces of perfectly dressed nigiri along with two makimono (rolls) and the signature hama chili crudo — an Uchi classic! The wonderful combination of savory yellowtail over juicy orange supreme with Thai chili and fruity ponzu is a summertime treat. This cool starter was on all the original Uchi menus, and they can’t take it off based on popularity.

The Ni box ($195) has everything the Ichi box has, plus a chirashi set with the following pieces of sashimi (plus accoutrements): Kanpachi, masu, bluefin otorotartare, ikura, sushi rice, cucumber, avocado, shiso, and negi.

And for a special occasion, the San ($295) has everything in the Ni box, plus two 15-gram servings each of kalugo hybrid and smoked trout roe. Accoutrements include potato chips, crème fraiche and two mother of pearl spoons — but of course!

Ariana Quant, Uchi’s executive pastry chef, took the lead in creating the boxes, which are presented in high style unlike your typical to-go order — it’s more like a gift you can’t wait to unwrap and devour. The boxes are available nationwide at Uchi, Uchiba and Uchiko locations.

The company continues to evolve customizable experiences like this, as well as its Uchi at Home Chef Experience, which accommodates gatherings of 10 to 30 guests. The Uchi chef will craft unique dishes and the staff will ensure all the details are taken care of during the culinary adventure.

Dinner at home just got a lot less boring!

Uchi's hama chili crudo

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