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Goya Foods’ Heritage Fire: Grand Finalè hosted by Chris Lilly and Fernando Desa

Our very own Chef Michael Lewis will be competing in the Grand Finale!

A Global Feast in Asheville: Featuring Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse

Ukiah Mentioned in Flavor And The Menu

Ramen doesn’t require a lot of tweaking to make it breakfast-ready, especially for younger consumers, avid fans who slurp the brothy noodles on the regular.

Ukiah Named in 18 Essential Restaurants in Asheville by Eater Carolinas

Ukiah’s warm space and Japanese-izakaya-meets-American-barbecue theme make it the ideal spot for a pre-concert dinner with friends

Ukiah Listed as an Unforgettable Asheville Restaurant

“…Our friends best described dinner at Ukiah as a near-religious experience. They are 200% correct…”

Ukiah Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining in Asheville

Ukiah offers fine dining with a beautiful outdoor terrace and fireplace.

What’s New: Ukiah’s Haiku Lunch Menu

Ukiah’s full selection of appetizers, entrees, desserts and cocktails will remain available during the new Friday lunch period, and this haiku menu can be enjoyed across the restaurant’s bar, indoor and outdoor terrace dining locations.

Ukiah’s “The Cumberbatch” to be Included in part of Asheville’s Drink Up Week

“…The Cumberbatch is a delightful marriage of ripe melon and crisp cucumber flavors. It’s made with Bushido sake, AppleJack brandy, cucumber, melon, citrus, and licorice root…”

New brunch spots with unique offerings to visit on Asheville’s South Slope

It’s definitely more people out and about,” said Michael Lewis, chef and owner of Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse. “The South Slope, in general, there’s much more foot traffic. It’s not pre-pandemic party but it’s as close as we’ve seen it since pre-pandemic. … It’s starting to feel a little bit more normal.

Asheville fundraises for refugees through Benevolent Spirits program

Now through Tues., March 15, purchase a drink special from these 20+ participating bars and restaurants to help support the cause. All proceeds will be donated to the World Central Kitchen and fund the organization’s mission of feeding folks who are food insecure on the Ukrainian border and in Romania, Moldova, Hungary, and Slovakia.

Restaurants, breweries unite to feed Ukraine refugees, residents. Here’s how to support.

Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse will donate proceeds from its Stand with Ukraine cocktail to the Benevolent Spirits campaign, benefiting World Central Kitchen, through March 15.

Beer With a Benefit: 26 Asheville Breweries, Bars, Restaurants Raise Money for Ukraine

More than two dozen Asheville businesses are banding together to help Ukraine with the goal of raising thousands of dollars to feed those in need.

Ukiah Featured in AVL Today for Mocktails in Asheville, NC

“…Locally made Mertails herbal elixirs make a lovely and tasty base for mocktails. In addition to flavor profiles like citrus, Chai, and aloe, each also offers its own unique blend of botanicals to help boost relaxation, focus + hydration…”

Ukiah Nominated Three Times in Stu Helm’s 2021 Food Fan Awards

Check out our nominations for best fancy meal of the year, best ribs and best hunk of meat in Stu Helm’s 2021 Food Fan Awards!

Asheville dining review: What you can get for under $30 at Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse

Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse sits across the street and adjacent to…

Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse in Asheville announces new details; reservations soon available

Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse has released new details about its forthcoming…

Summer kicks off with brand-new and freshly reimagined restaurants

Situated on the corner of Biltmore and Hilliard avenues…

New Asheville restaurants: Updates on Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse; Baby Bull opens

Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse is coming together at 121 Biltmore Ave…


Janurary 16-22 is Restaurant week in Asheville! We have curated a special Chef Tasting menu including: Salmon Sashimi with wasabi soy broth + scallions, Iceberg Wedge with sesame dressing, nashi pear+ nori, AND Smoked Carolina Pork Shoulder with Yuzu pickles. You will not leave hungry!


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