Welcome to ukiah

Our Menu

Created by James Beard nominated Chef/Owner Michael Lewis, UKIAH’s menu is inspired by the comfort of Japanese street food and a passion for American BBQ. Designed to share between friends and family, you will find the menu divided into sections including “Raw”, “Crunchy + Munchy”, “Sharing is caring” and “Big + Bowlsy” featuring dishes such as Tuna Sashimi with smoked soy and scallions, Duck Hot Pot with duck dumplings, shoyu broth + mushrooms and Tokyo Street Corn with kewpie mayo, togarashi, nori dust, miso butter + bonito.

The cocktail menu is presented in both a core and seasonal format, pulling inspiration from fresh local ingredients combined with traditional Japanese flavors for a true “East meets West” experience. UKIAH’s full bar will also highlight sake, shōchū and Japanese whisky.

Vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options are available. Our Outdoor Café and Private Room is set to Open Fall 2021.

Ukiah Places to Eat in Asheville NC
Ukiah Places to Eat in Asheville NC

Our vibe

Created by friends, UKIAH was born out of a true passion for Japanese soul food and southern BBQ. We welcome everyone to relax, eat and enjoy.

The restaurant features soft wood tones, industrial finishes, and subtle hints of indigo. With a mix of indoor and outdoor seating, a large central bar and dog friendly patio, we hope that everyone will find their perfect spot. Music is a mix of indie, old school, funk and soul and live music will be programmed on its outdoor patio throughout the summer.

The name? It spells “haiku” backwards, reflecting a little bit on our approach to food… structure and balance, turned upside down… (Also – we liked it…)

We look forward to welcoming you.

Giving Back

We are excited to announce our monthly partnership with Food Connection from October 1-31, if you purchase a Purple Rain cocktail we donate $1 to Food Connection WNC to reduce food waste and ease hunger in our local communities. We will also have a donation jar in the restaurant if you want to give more!

Featured Monthly Partner
Nonprofit Organization

Food Connection

Asheville, NC

Ready To Experience Ukiah?

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