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5451 N Interstate 35Austin, TX 78723
I enjoy the sushi and and Mongolian barbecue. The last time I was there, the male server, who was obviously gay, kept calling me "Boss" and was real touchy feely. My girlfriend and my daughter thought this hilarious the way he was so attentive. But great service nonetheless!
2300 Lohmans Spur Ste 140Lakeway, TX 78734
Bought an outdoor set of 4 swivel rockers, a love seat glider, a coffee table, and 4 end tables. Quality is light years beyond other outdoor furniture that I've bought at Lowes, Sams Club, etc. I was looking for a high end outdoor patio set. At the places you would normally find this quality …
10000 Research Blvd Ste138-AAustin, TX 78759
I've been to Monday Madness several times and have been consistently impressed. We love that we can go get $2 sake and rolls - and since we're saving money on the staples, we can splurge on a few of the more original items. The veggie tempura portion is small, but some of the best I've ever had.…
454 W. 2nd St.Austin, TX 78701
From Business: How Do You Roll? is a unique sushi roll restaurant started by two brothers in Austin, Texas in 2008. Their goal was to bring quality sushi without pretension to our fast-paced society. HDYR? reinvents sushi by allowing customers to design their own sushi rolls, right in front of them. However, not only does HDYR? offer a h…
2501 W Parmer Ln Ste 500Austin, TX 78727
My girlfriend and I went the first time by chance and we've been going back ever since.\r \r I can't express how much I love this restaurant. The food is outstanding, the service is top notch and the environment is so friendly and homely it's easy to accidentally spend hours eating, talking an…
315 Congress Ave Ste 200Austin, TX 78701
This hasbeen my favorite sushi place for years. They have the most delicious sauces for their rolls. I keep trying the newer sushi places, but always love Kyoto more. It is not the most glamorous restaurant, but the sushi is incredible. Must try the Kyoto roll and longhorn rolls.
6801 N Interstate 35Austin, TX 78752
Let me start off...I love this place! I've been coming back to Sushi Japon for several years now and I feel that I have not been disappointed yet. Besides having the time to create a type of customer relationship with all of the staff, they are always so welcoming and greet me as if I am the las…
4636 Burnet RdAustin, TX 78756
This is the absolute best place to get sushi in Austin, and I am including Uchi in that statement. I spent a semester in Japan, and Maru makes me feel like I'm back in Osaka. They are currently redoing their interior, and it looks fantastic. The sushi is superb. If you take one bite of the s…
4404 W William Cannon Dr Ste BAustin, TX 78749
Only been twice so far, and definitely plan to go back. Originally planned to come here just for noodles, as husband and I had given up on finding sushi we approved of south of the river. Decided to try a small sushi dish along with noodles on the first visit and were excited about the whole…
2905 San Gabriel StAustin, TX 78705
From Business: Musashino is a restaurant that derives its name from the historical name of Tokyo. It specializes in Tokyo-style sushi food items, as well as serves a variety of nigiris, sashimis, temakis and sabis. The restaurant s menu includes salads, soups, desserts, entrees, and fusion and traditional appetizers. Musashino features s…
11400A Burnet RdAustin, TX 78758
Kona never fails for happy hour! You do need to be there earlier than the happy hr time because it is elbow to elbow finding a table or even by the bar. For happy hr, their calamari, atlantic roll, avocado wrap, chicken satay and pizza mergharita are the best! and Of course SAKE bomb! For dinner…
12901 N Interstate 35Austin, TX 78753
If I could put no stars, I would. I used to work there. The food taste good, yes. But the people are horrible. The business is corrupt. The workers in the back are not only illegal, but the owner does not let them take off any days, even when they are sick. They also work from open to close, eve…
2500 W Parmer LnAustin, TX 78727
Last night was our first time at Sushi Junai 2; we've only been to the original once before. This new location is so nice: homey atmosphere, huge booths, and better parking. The food was phenomenal. When I first heard "All you can eat sushi" I was pretty skeptical, but this is some of the best I…
5610 N Lamar Blvd Ste BAustin, TX 78751
I love this place its great to be able to walk around either by your self or have someone there to ask questions. Much rather shop here than that other place. Bigger isn't better, better is better!\r \r Go Seoul!
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So, let me just start by saying- I. LOVE. TACOS. And I have pretty high expectations for said tacos. AND I tend to get a craving for them when most places are shutting down. Well, lo and behold to find that Torchy's is open til 10 on weekdays and 11 on weekends! When I got there, Queen was playing. The guy behind the counter asked me about my day like he genuinely cared. There's Maine Root in the soda fountain. And the food is also fantastic! Since this first experience, I've frequented Torchy's Tacos several times a month. I used to always get the Baja Shrimp and the Fried Avocado tacos. Baja Shrimp is generously filled with hand battered and fried (but not greasy) shrimp, pickled vegetables, queso fresco and lime. There is a great balance of spicy, acidic and cool flavors all wrapped up in the tortilla. The Fried Avocado is a hand battered and fried avocado with refried beans, shredded cheese, lettuce and tomato. I love the texture and creamy flavors of this taco! It is so good, and I never order vegetarian items. But in the past couple years I've rotated in other flavors. The Democrat is filled to bursting with barbacoa. I was really impressed with the quality of it considering that Torchy's isn't exactly Mexican food. It is very flavorful and not greasy at all. You gotta get the Trailer Park "trashy"- fried chicken smothered in green chile queso and pico de gallo. Creative and delicious- this one is a guilty pleasure! I actually got to Green Chile Pork by mistake one time. Although it's not what I ordered, it is pretty dang tasty. The pulled pork is juicy and flavorful and the green chiles- of which I'm not a huge fan- do not overpower anything. But, the customer service at Torchy's is outstanding. I called to let them know my order got mixed up- just to make sure someone else didn't get the taco I ordered and they put me down for a free taco. I really appreciated their customer care! There is a different taco of the month each month that coordinates with holidays or weather, and they are generally pretty great. And lastly, I always ALWAYS get extra Chipotle Sauce and Poblano Sauce no matter which tacos I order. I could drink that stuff!
Okay, so as you've probably heard, this place is in a sketchy gas station mini-mall. If I didn't know the real deal, I'd never go in. The thing is, the owner is a hell of a guy. He eats there and so does his family. If you're going there for the first time, try to memorize the faces of the staff. NO MATTER WHEN YOU GO BACK, THOSE WILL BE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THERE. If these people aren't all family of the owner, they must be best friends, because they're all working 12 hour shifts. I've been here for early lunch and late dinner on all sorts of days and nearly always have the same waitress. They actually seem to remember me -- on at least one occasion the waitress brought me my favorite beer without me even asking. We both laughed about it and she offered to take it back if I didn't want it, but of course I did. The reason I stress the owner and his family eating here and the staff never changing (I'll bet you they're all personally connected to the owner) is because the fish is fresh as can be. I lived in NYC and LA and I've visited Japan half a dozen times. I speak a weak Japanese and am married to a Japanese woman. I eat sushi roughly twice a week. I am, in short, the most discerning sushi critic one can find in America. For variety and quality, this place would be top-notch in NYC or Los Angeles. Uchi on Lamar is just overhyped because the environment is pretty. The very essence of sushi is experiencing the FOOD in its purest form -- so, like I said, close your eyes and EAT!
I've been going to Musashino for years now and really enjoy it. They tend to be pretty packed on the weekends so be prepared for a good wait. If you want to impress a date who enjoys sushi, this would be the perfect place. It's an unassuming restaurant and has a very intimate feel inside like it's a local secret and not a tourist sushi joint. If you get lucky with a party of 4 or more, you can grab one of their tables that seat you on the "floor." The food is really delicious and I have Japanese friends who give it two thumbs up. They'll even go off the menu if you know what you want and they have a stash in the back. For the quality of the food and the price you pay, it's a good, solid value. I'm not always very crazy about the service. The waitresses always seem like they've got one too many tables and are rushing around and you have to wait a while at times to get service."
In my opinion, it is hard to have a bad BBQ experience so the "feel" for a good BBQ restaruant usually comes from the atmosphere. That can make or break a BBQ restaurant. The County Line lived up to the hype. A well-worn but expansive dining room full of character with a cozy bar area and a fabulous patio to enjoy the beautiful Texas sunsets. The BBQ passed the test to - well-cooked beef brisket and ribs and admirable pork BBQ (I'm from the South so I just had to test it). go for the marbled 2nd cut brisket - it just about melts in your mouth. Wash it all down with a Shiner and I'm in heaven. The only thing they are missing is mac & cheese. Is that a Southern thing too?
I've been to all of the Wanfu locations several times and this one is my least favorite. I can't figure out if it's the food that's not as good or the feel of the restaurant. The food is decent and better than a lot of the other cheap Chinese restaurants, but it's definitely not as good as I and II. I like that they generally don't drown the dishes with sauces as much as other places too. They could spruce the restaurant up a little more though. Eating in there doesn't inspire an appetite, because it's so cold and drab.
I'd considered my palate refined and sophisticated before patronizing Uchiko, but was not prepared for the explosion of flavor and deliciousness offered in every dish. Each small plate better than the last! Turns out, my palate was not the epicurean I claimed it to be. It'll be difficult to return to anything less now that I've experienced truly the upper echelon of great food. My impression of the food was matched only by the excellent service and attention to detail from the staff.
Last night was our first time at Sushi Junai 2; we've only been to the original once before. This new location is so nice: homey atmosphere, huge booths, and better parking. The food was phenomenal. When I first heard "All you can eat sushi" I was pretty skeptical, but this is some of the best I've ever had. All the wait staff was friendly and checked on us frequently. Less than 18 hours later, all five of us are sitting around wondering how soon we can go back.
I've been to a few of the other torchy's locations (the trailer on South First, specifically) and this location isn't quite up to snuff. It takes quite a long time to get your food, shorter than an average sit down restaurant but longer than a fast food restaurant. I can appreciate that it takes time to make good, fresh food, but it just feels like Torchy's takes too long for what you ultimately get out of it. Would still go back.
The restaurant was clean but at least 60% of the food was seafood. You have to understand that any buffet is going to be just okay. The surprising thing is they have a Mongolian BBQ area where they cook up fresh meats and vegis and the sauces of your choice. $10 is a little steep for a buffet. I probably won't go back.
Chinatown was recently named the top Chinese restaurant in Austin. Chinatown is pretty good Hunan cuisine, but I don't know that I would call it the best. I have only tried their lunch menu, so their dimsum menu might be better. You can get a little cup of wonton soup for a great price on a chilly day though.