|Tuna Nachos at Pacific Rim Sushi & Yakitori Lounge|
Full disclosure: I attended a complimentary happy hour at Pacific Rim Sushi & Yakitori Lounge. All opinions are my own.
Once a month the Austin Food Blogger Alliance gathers for a group happy hour sponsored by restaurants in our great city. The February 2016 #AFBAHH included one of my favorite food groups, sushi! Co-owner Benny Leung and his team kindly opened their doors to our group and introduced us to their fresh sushi, savory yakitori, tantalizing appetizers and refreshing cocktails.
|Beef Hot Rock Cooked Table Side at Pacific Rim Sushi & Yakitori Lounge|
The most exciting moment of the evening was Benny\’s demo of the newest dishes at Pacific Rim, Japanese hot rock. Guests have their choice of a variety of meats, seafood and veggies that sizzles to perfection table side. From duck breast, Wagyu beef, lamb, Japanese eggplant to scallops the hot rock options are endless. A trio of delightful sauces to include ginger, citrusy ponzu and tangy BBQ compliment the hot rock items exquisitely.
|Yakitori at Pacific Rim Sushi & Yakitori|
Yakitori is in Pacific Rim\’s namesake and a customer favorite. Similar to the new hot rock customers can choose from a large variety of yakitori options that suite most diets. Carnivores, pescetarians and vegans alike may indulge on these bamboo skewers to their delight. Tip: stop by on Tuesday nights for $1 & $3 Tuesdays which include $1 skewers.
|Sake Mac n Cheese at Pacific Rim Sushi & Yakitori Lounge|
If you have dined at Maiko downtown you are aware of how amazing their decadent saké mac-n-cheese is. Well get excited, Pacific Rim Sushi & Yakitori Lounge serves that very same dish! The perfectly cooked noodles, rich gooey cheese topped with sesame seeds is a must try and was one of the top bites according to our group.
|Tuna & Avocado Nachos at Pacific Rim Sushi & Yakitori Lounge|
One of my favorite dishes is the tuna & avocado nachos. This vibrantly flavored & gorgeously plated dish has sushi grade tuna with creamy avocado topped with tobiko and served with crisp wontons.
|Gyoza, Salmon Skewer, Spicy Roll & Mac n Cheese at Pacific Rim|
We also tried a few other scrumptious items like spicy sushi rolls and tender gyoza served with ponzu. In addition they have a nice selection of $5 happy hour drinks to include the popular saké sangria.
Thank you kindly Benny, the team at Pacific Rim Sushi & Yakitori Lounge and Linda at AFBA who organizes these wonderful happy hours!
Review of Pacific Rum Sushi & Yakitori Lounge –
$1 Tuesdays at Pacific Rim Sushi –
2016 City Guide to Sushi in Austin –
9070 Research Blvd #305
Austin, TX 78758
2 thoughts on “AFBA Happy Hour at Pacific Rim Sushi & Yakitori Lounge”
Your photos are mouth watering! I will share this post when I get off my butt and write my own recap.
Thank you Linda! I especially love the AFBA sushi happy hours.