Hai Hospitality, the award-winning restaurant group based in Austin, Texas, announced today plans to evolve the space above Uchi currently known as Top Knot. On January 14th Top Knot will close after brunch service and reopen as Tyson Cole’s Uchiba on January 31st. Uchiba combines “Uchi,” which means house in Japanese, and “Ba,” the word for bar. The name sets the tone for the extension of the Uchi space downstairs to the bar and food destination upstairs.
“We’ve noticed how our guests love to meet at the bar at Uchi, have drinks and share a few small dishes,” offers Owner and Executive Chef Tyson Cole. “My recent travels to Japan inspired me to explore some new possibilities with a bar concept that incorporates elements of Uchi yet expands that into cocktail experience,” continues Cole. Continue reading