The new chef at Uchi is Jeramie Robison. Why do we care? Because Uchi is the best new restaurant to open in 2015, according to our critic.

The new chef at Uchi is Jeramie Robison. Why do we care? Because Uchi is the best new restaurant to open in 2015, according to our critic.

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Chef Nilton Borges leaves Restaurant of the Year Uchi Dallas

Jeramie Robison, former executive chef at Dallas pan-Asian restaurant Shinsei, will be the new chef de cuisine at Uchi in Uptown Dallas. Uchi was recently named Dallas' best new restaurant

When Uchi earned a rare five stars from Dallas Morning News restaurant critic Leslie Brenner, chef Nilton "Junior" Borges was leading the kitchen under the direction of Tyson Cole, who owns and operates all three Uchi restaurants in Dallas, Houston and Austin.

Uchi's opening in Dallas in June was one of the biggest culinary debuts of the year

Robison will be reuniting with the Uchi family, as he worked at Uchi Austin in 2012, according to a press release, before he moved to Dallas to work at Shinsei. He has also worked at the Mansion in Dallas. CultureMap reported his new position first.

"It's an honor to be considered for the position and I can't wait to be a part of the Uchi family once more," Robison said in a statement.

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