Tyson Cole

Chef
Tyson Cole

Austin

About Tyson Cole

One of the few American sushi masters, James Beard Award-winning Chef and Owner Tyson Cole is a passionate student of the Japanese tradition. Having trained for more than 10 years in Tokyo, New York, and Austin under two different sushi masters, he continues his path of study and experimentation each day at the restaurants in the Hai Hospitality family.

Accolades

  • Best Chef: Southwest (2011)
    James Beard Foundation
  • Outstanding Chef, Nominee (2013)
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best New Chefs
    Food & Wine
  • The Most Important Restaurants in America
    Bon Appétit
  • Contestant
    Iron Chef America
  • Top 10 Sushi Spots (Uchi)
    Bon Appétit
  • Restaurant of the Year (Uchi)
    Eater Houston
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Austin

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Hama Chili
Hama Chili
$$, Sushi, Curtis Park
"There are a lot of great dishes at Uchi, but I can’t go there without getting the hama chili. The fish is incredibly fresh and the ponzu, Thai chili with orange supreme, is a really unique flavor combination."
Hamachi nabe
Hamachi nabe
$$, Sushi, Curtis Park
"This has to be my favorite dish of Tyson Cole's. All together, it's an amazing combo. I send my cooks to eat this dish to understand what umami is. The combination of the fish, rice, and egg along with the bonito flakes is unreal."