Uchi opened in Dallas with great fanfare just over a year ago. It had previously opened successful places in Austin and Houston. It is fairly large and very modern in its interior and exterior. It offers a la carte as well as a tasting menu and a sushi bar option. They now have opened a more casual upstairs place which we did not try. This was my second visit and it seems to have gotten much better. When they first opened the service was hurried and the noise level intolerable, but this visit the bar was not so crowded and we were in the dining room not directly adjacent to the bar.
Sometimes it helps to not be the newest and hottest restaurant in town. Service is still a bit too rapid for me but they were obviously intent on turning the tables. We chose the tasting menu for which they promised a written list of after the meal but that proved to take 15 minutes to get and then it was not in the same order that our food was presented. Nevertheless it was helpful in remembering what you have and my comments are noted with the picture captions. While there were some quite good tastes, overall the food is mild and very light.