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801 South Lamar Blvd., Uchi

Uchi is the Japanese word for “home” and this is the “little red house” at 801 South Lamar where it all began. A refurbished 1920’s bungalow and former French restaurant, the house was expanded to 3,215 SF and opened in 2003. The owners wanted to create a warm, cozy charm, where diners felt like guests in a home. The sushi bar serves as the heart of the restaurant, surrounded by the signature red, cherry blossom wallpaper, low-lit basket chandeliers and warm wood furniture. There is almost always a waiting list, so guests can lounge in the outdoor, Japanese-style garden, sipping sake and enjoying the fountain while they wait.

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Purchase Date: 10.21.2002

Improved Area: 3,215 SF

Land Area: 16,465 SF

Zoning: CS-V

Architect: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture