2019 City Guide to Sushi in Austin

This is my contribution for the 2019 Austin Food Blogger Alliance City Guide. Sushi is my favorite food group and luckily there are many exceptional sushi restaurants in Austin. While some of my favorite spots have closed we also continue to add some wonderful additions to the Austin scene.
If you are looking for Austin area poké shops we have that covered too! http://sushiatx.blogspot.com/2019/02/2019-city-guide-to-poke-in-austin.html
East Austin
Monkfish Liver at Fukumoto

Fukumoto Sushi and Izakaya
514 Medina St, Austin, TX 78702
Hours: Mon-Thu 5 pm – 10 pm, Fri-Sat 5 pm – 11 pm
Happy hour:
Mon-Thu 5 pm – 6:30 pm
Fukomoto is a traditional sushi and yakitori izakaya restaurant located in east Austin. Chef Fukumoto, formerly of Musashino Sushi Dokoro, is an extremely talented chef and is well renowned in the Austin food community. Fukumoto is committed to sourcing sustainably and responsibly.
Xian Sushi and Noodle
801 E 51 St., Bldg C 370, AustinTX 78723
Hours:
Mon-Sat 11:30 am – 3 pm, 5 pm – 10 pm
Sun 12 pm – 9 pm
Happy hour:
Mon – Sat: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Sun All Day
Reverse happy hour:
8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Xian Sushi and Noodle serves a variety of hand-pulled noodles and creative sushi offerings. Dine in for happy hour and enjoy $4 drinks, $5 appetizers and $4 sushi rolls, sushi and sashimi. This location was the first to open in Austin. In addition they have a second location in north Austin.
Downtown
\”RA\”Lollipop at Ra Sushi
Shrimp Tacos at RA Sushi
RA Sushi
117 West 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Hours: 
Sun-Thu 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Fri-Sat 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Happy hour:
Mon-Sat 3 pm – 7 pm
Mon-Sat 10 pm – close
Sunday 8pm – close
RA Sushi is a popular nation wide chain that opened their Austin location in 2015 in the Warehouse District. RA Sushi has a gorgeous patio which is perfect for enjoying a beautiful Austin day complete with an excellent happy hour. The dining room with its alluring silhouette wall art along with sexy black and red decor make this a great place for date night.
Maiko
311 West 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Hours: 
Mon-Thu 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Sat 11 am -2:30 pm and 5 pm – 11:30 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 11 pm
Happy hour:
Mon-Fri 3 pm – close
Sat-Sun 5 pm – close
Maiko has a notable happy hour which runs daily from dinner time until close. In addition to serving fresh sushi, the kitchen also prepares yakitori and their sake mac n cheese is a must try.
Ni-Kome
111 Congress Ave, Austin TX, 78704
Hours: 
Daily 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Chef/Owners Takehiro & Kayo Asazu of Komé Sushi Kitchen and Daruma Ramen created a new concept Ni-Komé. The restaurant features combination sushi lunches and Komé’s signature rolls, and a variety of ramen to include vegan options.
Salmon and Tuna Nigiri at Piranha Killer Sushi

Piranha Killer Sushi
207 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701
Hours: 
Mon – Wed 11 am – 10 pm
Thu 11 am – 11 pm
Fri 11 am – Extended Hours
Sat 12 pm – Extended Hours
Sun 12 pm – 10 pm
Happy Hour:
Mon-Thu 4 pm – 7 pm
Fri-Sat the last hour of business
Sun Noon-5pm
Piranha Killer Sushi serves classic Japanese cuisine with a twist by fusing flavors of the Pacific Asian Rim.  Feeling adventurous? Sit at the sushi bar and order the chefs menu.
Review
Ex-Girlfriend Roll at Sushi Junai

Sushi Junai
1612 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
Hours: Mon-Sat 11 am – 10 pm
Sushi Junai is known for their all-you-can eat sushi menu. The expansive menu allows guests to get their fill of sushi for a mere $19.95 during lunch and $29.95 for dinner service.
Review
Sushi Roll at Sushi Zushi
Sushi Zushi
1611 West 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Happy Hour:
Daily 3 pm – 7 pm
Pets Allowed 
Sushi Zushi boasts both an extensive sushi roll menu and sake menu. Sushi Zushi is one of few sushi restaurants that provide nutritional information making it easy to choose healthier menu items. Pets are allowed on that patio at both locations. Notably, gluten free menu items are notated on the menu.
Review
Central
D K Sushi and Seoul Asian Food Market
5610 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Hours: Tue-Sat 11 am – 9 pm, Sun 12 pm – 8 pm
D K Sushi is situated in a small Asian market off of North Lamar. Their signature dish is seared escolar which usually accompanies the check at the end of the meal compliments of the chef. I dare you to come by on a Thursday night for drunken karaoke with D K. You will be rewarded handsomely with a plethora of insults and likely sake bombs, but it is all in good fun.
Ahi Tuna Tower at Haru
Sashimi Dish Omakase at Haru by Chef Choo

Haru (formerly Hanabi Sushi)

9503 Research Blvd Ste 500, Austin, TX 78759Hours:
Mon-Wed 11 am – 10 pm
Thu-Sat 11 am – 10:30 pm
Sun 12 pm – 10 pm
Happy Hour:
Daily 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Haru has an extensive happy hour menu making it a dining hot spot in central Austin. Their executive chef is Chef Choo formerly the executive chef at Beluga, Osaka and Afin. Owners Sunny Kim and John Yoo are hands on and usually can be found greeting guests and working alongside their employees at the restaurant. The 72 hour miso salmon and the ahi tuna tower are two of their popular menu items. 
Review
Ichiban
7310 Burnet Rd, AustinTX 78757
Hours:
Mon-Thu 11 am – 10 pm
Fri-Sat 11 am – 10:30 pm
Happy hour:
Mon-Sat 2:30 pm – 6 pm

The sushi menu at Ichiban is completely straight forward sectioning their menu items by categories such as \”fresh\”, \”vegetarian\” and \”fried\” accompanied by pictures of each roll. They have a beautiful koi pond and they provide food if you would like to feed the fish.

Endo in NY Roll at Kome Sushi and Kitchen

Saba Box Roll at Kome
Toyosu Market Fish at Kome

Kome Sushi and Kitchen
5301 Airport Blvd., Austin, TX 78751
Hours:
Mon-Thu 11 am – 2 pm, 5 pm – 10 pm
Fri 11 am – 2 pm, 5 pm – 11 pm
Sat 11 am – 3 pm, 5 pm – 11 pm
Sun 11 pm -3 pm, 5:30 pm – 10 pm
Happy hour:
Mon-Thu 5 pm – 6 pm
What started off as the first sushi food trailer in Austin has turned into a popular neighborhood izakaya and sushi bar. Kome has fresh fish flown in from the Tsukiji market, noodle dishes at lunchtime and izakaya in the evenings. Notably, gluten free menu items are notated on the menu.
Kura Rotating Sushi Bar 
6929 Airport Boulevard, Suite 125, Austin, Texas 78752

Mon-Thu 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am -11 pm
Sat 11 am – 11 pm
Sun 11 am – 10:30 pm

Kura boasts serving fresh sushi with ORGANC and/or No MSG food products. They deliver their sushi via conveyor belt and rewards their guests with an interactive screen and special prize.

Musashino Sushi Dokoro
2905 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705
Hours:
Lunch Tues-Fri 11:30 am -2 pm
Dinner Sun-Thu 5:30 pm – 10 pm , Fri-Sat 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Musashino is one of the most well respected sushi restaurants in Austin. As a testament many of Austin\’s finest sushi chefs to include Chef Tyson Cole (Uchi/Uchiko), Chef Kazu Fukumoto (Fukumoto), Také Asazu (Kome) and both Tatsu Aikawa & Takyua Matsumoto of (Ramen Tatsu-Ya) got their start behind the sushi bar at Musashino. Musashino brings Edomae zushi (Tokyo style sushi) to the heart of Austin Texas. Musashino is a popular option for fine dining and date night.
Raku Sushi and Asian Bistro

2222 Rio Grande St #100, Austin, TX 78705
Hours:
Sunday 12 pm – 9 pm
Mon-Thu 11:30 am – 11 pm
Friday 11:30 am – 11 pm
Happy Hour:
Mon-Sat 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Raku Sushi and Asian Bistro caters in west campus caters to students and professors. Their late running happy hour is a big hit and makes for the perfect stop after class or work.

Sushi Hi

2912 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
Hours:
Mon-Thu 11 am – 9 pm, Closed Sunday 

Sushi Hi combines three different cuisines and boasts having affordable prices in a comfortable dining experience. The menu consists of ramen bowls, traditional poke bowls, Hi-Bowls, nigiri and sushi rolls made fresh every day.

Dessert at Uchiko
Sake Crudo Salmon at Uchiko
Uchiko
4200 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
Hours:
Sun-Thu 5 pm – 10 pm
Fri-Sat 5 pm – 11 pm
Happy Hour:
Daily 5 pm – 6:30 pm
Uchiko is Uchi\’s handsome brother, both of which are owned by Chef Tyson Cole. While the menu has some similarities the two restaurants have their own unique atmosphere. Dining in during the daily social sake hour provides guests an opportunity to try many of the dishes for the fraction of the price.

Maguro at Street

Street by Chinatown 

3407 Greystone Drive, Austin, TX 78731
Chef Ronald Cheng opened his new concept Street by Chinatown on June 1st. Street took over the old Musashino Sushi Dokoro location conveniently right below one of their Chinatown restaurants. Street showcases incredible sushi dishes and clever street food offerings.
Sushi Niichi
705 W 24th St, Austin, TX 78705
Hours:
Mon-Thu 11 am – 10 pm
Fri 11 am – 11 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 11 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 10 pm
Happy hour:
Daily 4 pm – 6 pm
Sushi Niichi is a campus favorite for reasonably priced sushi. If you are looking for a bargain sushi dinner on campus look no further than Sushi Niichi\’s coveted happy hour. Parking can be difficult but it is worth it.
Review

Sushi Pop

SushiPopATX

UT Co-op Food Truck Park, 411 W 23rd St, Austin, TX – 78705

Hours:
Mon-Sat 11 am – 5:00 pm
Sun Closed

SushiPopATX is a fun new food trailer near the Drag. Their our rolls are made of 100% Organic produce and is proud to be a 0 waste establishment. The pop container is made of FDA approved food grade plastic that is 100% recyclable and reusable. With a variety of offerings to choose from to include vegan and vegetarian options, they are sure you’ll be happy to roll with us.


North
Goya Austin 
13766 Research Blvd. Suite 134 Austin, TX 78750
Hours:
Mon-Sat 11 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 12 pm – 9 pm

Goya is serving up both Japanese and Korean cuisine in North Austin. Their extensive menu offers excellent lunch specials, noodles, bento, donburi, endless variety of rolls, sushi boat, saké and more.

Midori Sushi

13435 Research Blvd., Ste 301, Austin, TX 78750
Hours:
Mon-Thu 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 pm -10:30 pm

Sat 12 pm – 10 pm

Midori is very busy during lunch so you will want to arrive when they open. Midori uses high quality fish, has great presentation, friendly service and a casual atmosphere.

Mikado Ryotei 
9033 Research Blvd., Austin, TX 78758
Hours:
Mon-Thu 11:30 am – 10pm
Fri 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Sat 5 pm – 10:30 pm
Sun 12 pm -10 pm
Happy hour:
Mon-Fri 3 pm – 6 pm
Sun all day
Mikado has an approachable wine list, friendly chefs and excellent sushi. The prices are steep but they do have a great happy hour. The food presentation and quality are top notch.

Sushi Counter at Momo Sushi 

Momo Sushi
11301 Lakeline Boulevard, Austin, Tx 78717
Daily 11 am – 10 pm

With the opening of H Mart came North Austin\’s first food hall, Market Eatery. Momo Sushi, one of eight restaurants at the food hall, serves up vibrant chirashi bowls, hearty bento boxes, variety of sushi rolls, and nigiri. The casual food hall became an instant dining hot spot.

O\’Daku
2501 W. Parmer Ln., #500 Austin, Texas 78727

Hours:
Mon-Fri  11 am – 10 pm
Saturday 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Happy hour:
Mon-Sat 5 pm – 8 pm

O\’Daku serves a variety of Japanese and Korean cuisine to include sushi, Korean BBQ, katsu, teriyaki, donburi and noodle dishes. The big draw at O\’Daku is their late running happy hour which is 5pm-8pm Monday through Saturday. 
Sushi Bang Bang

1405 North Hwy 183, Suite 1000, Austin, Texas 78717
Hours:
Mon-Fri  11 am – 3 pm
Mon-Thur 4:30 pm – 10 pm
Friday 4:30 pm – 11 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 11 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 10 pm
Happy hour:
Mon-Fri 11 am – 3 pm

Sushi Bang Bang opened in 2016 offering a second all-you-can-eat sushi dining experience in north Austin. The AYCE menu runs $22.95 Mon-Thur and $25.99 Fri-Sun & holidays. Happy includes any 3 special rolls for only $17.99.

Sushi Hara

8701 W Parmer Ln, Ste 2128, Austin, TX 78729
Mon-Thu  11 am – 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 pm – 10 pm
Sat 12 pm – 10 pm

Former Executive chefs from San Francisco Japanese Restaurant, Alex Song, and Hyosun Lim opened their first restaurant in North Austin. With Japanese – Asian fusion cuisine, SUSHI HARA is bringing the high-end quality of the authentic Japanese dishes to the the Austin area. 

Sushi Junai 2
2500 Parmer Ln W., Suite # 100, Austin, Texas 78727
Hours:
Mon-Thu  11 am – 10 pm
Fri – Sat 11 am – 10:30 pm
Sun 5pm – 10 pm
Sushi Junai 2 recently opened their doors in North Austin. The new location is open for lunch and dinner serving the same menu featuring both an a la carte and all-you-can-eat menu. The AYCE options is excellent for those with a larger appetite and groups that want to share a family style meal. AYCE lunch is $19.95 for adults and $10.95 for children from ages 2-7 years. Dinner prices for AYCE are $29.95 for adults and $15.95 for children.


Review

Red Moon Roll at Sushi Zushi

Sushi Zushi
3221 Feathergrass Ct., Austin, TX
Hours:
Mon-Thu 11 am – 10 pm
Friday  11 am – 11 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 11 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 10 pm
Happy Hour:
Daily 3 pm – 6 pm
Pets Allowed 
This is Sushi Zushi\’s second location in Austin. Sushi Zushi boasts both an extensive sushi roll menu and sake menu. They have one of the best daily happy hours at the Domain II. Pets are allowed on the patio at both locations. Notably, gluten free menu items are notated on the menu.

Tomodachi Sushi
4101 W. Parmer Ln Ste E Austin, TX 78727 
Hours:
Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Dinner Mon – Fri 5:30 pm – 10 pm 
Sat 12 pm – 10 pm
Tomodachi is an elegant and intimate restaurant in north Austin. Tomodachi prides themselves in using seasonal ingredients and flying in quality fish from the famous Tsukiji market and Honolulu. I personally have not had the best experiences at Tomodachi but several of my sushi loving friends highly recommend
Ruby Tuna at Xian Sushi
Xian Sushi and Noodle 2
13201 Ranch Road 620 N, Ste U208, Austin, TX 78717
Hours:
Mon-Sat 11:30 am – 3 pm, 5 pm – 9:30 pm
Sun 12 pm – 9 pm
Happy hour:
Mon – Fri: 5:00pm – 9:30pm
Sat & Sun All Day
Xian Sushi and Noodle serves a variety of hand-pulled noodles and creative sushi offerings. Dine in for happy hour and enjoy $4 drinks, $5 appetizers and $4 sushi rolls, sushi and sashimi.
Review
West (Bee Caves, Westlake and Lakeway)
Nigiri at Chinatown Westlake

Chinatown Westlake

2717 Bee Caves Rd., Austin, TX 78746
Hours:
Sun – Thu 11am – 9:30 pm 
Fri & Sat 11 am – 10 pm
Happy hour:
Mon – Fri: 3 pm – 6 pm in the bar and patio
Owner and Chef Ronald Cheng has been in the restaurant business nearly all his life. The first Chinatown restaurant opened in Austin in 1983 and has become a staple in the Austin food scene. Chinatown is known for their fresh sushi offerings prepared by some of the best sushi chefs in town, savory dim sum brunches and their award winning General TSO\’s chicken. Their gorgeous restaurant and sprawling shaded patio is the perfect location for happy hour, brunch, events and date night.
Nigiri at Cho Sushi
Cho Sushi Japanese Fusion
2422 620 South Suite A100, Austin, TX 78738
Hours:
Mon-Fri 11 am – 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm – 10 pm
Sat 12 pm – 10 pm
Sun 4 pm – 9 pm
Happy hour:
Mon-Sat 4:30 pm to 7 pm
Sun 4 pm  to 9 pm
This Cho Sushi is their second location in west Austin. The menu pays tribute to their neighborhood with rolls named Lakeway and Bentley.
Review
West Lake Roll at Izumi
Izumi
701 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
Hours:
Lunch Mon – Sat 11 am – 2:30 pm, Sun 12 pm – 2:30pm 
Dinner Mon – Thu 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Fri 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 10 pm

Izumi is a lunchtime hot spot in the Westlake Hills shopping Center. The bento boxes and lunch specials will fill your sushi belly at a reasonable price.

Sakura Omakase Dish of Red Snapper in Yuzu


Sakura Sushi & Bar
1945 Medical Dr Ste 500 Lakeway, Austin, TX 78734

Hours:
Lunch Mon – Fri 11 am – 2:30 pm 
Full Hours Mon – Thu 11 am – 9:30 pm, Fri – Sat 11 am – 10 pm
Sun 12 pm – 9 pm Happy Hour: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sakura has exciting features like their gorgeous Wild Kind Salmon D\’Amato\’s, Tuna Poké, Yuzu Miso Blue Fin Tuna Sashimi, rice less Lotus Roll. Sakura happy hour menu is extensive with excellent prices. They boast a full bar with enticing cocktails, nice wines and Japanese beers.  
Salmon Tartare at Tadashi
Tadashi
12820 Hill Country Blvd #105, Bee Cave, TX 78738
Hours:
Mon-Thu 11 am – 9:30 pm
Fri 11 am – 10 pm
Sat 12 pm – 11 pm

Sun 12 pm – 9:30 pm

Happy Hour:

3 pm – 6 pm

Tadashi is an upscale restaurant located in the Hill Country Galleria. Chef Sun has developed an exceptional sushi menu with incredible daily specials. They fly in fish from around the world to use in their innovative sushi offerings.
Review
South
Dawa Sushi
1210 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas 78704
Hours (food trailer hours may vary):
Monday closed
Tues-Thur 11 am – 8:30 pm
Fri-Sat 11 am – 10 pm
Sun 12:30 pm – 7 pm
Pets Allowed

If you are seeking a more casual setting but don\’t want to miss out on quality, check out Dawa Sushi trailer on Barton Springs. In addition to delightful sushi offerings the owners/chefs make casual appetizers, kimchi dishes and noodles. In addition, Dawa Sushi prepares holiday party trays.

EurAsia Sushi Bar & Seafood
7101 W Hwy 71 Ste C-13, Austin, TX 78735

Hours: 
Mon-Wed 11 am – 10 pm
Thu 11 am – 11 pm
Fri 11 am – midnight

Sat 12 pm – midnight
Sun 12 pm – 10 pm

Eurasia Sushi Bar and Seafood is excited to be serving fresh, European-inspired sushi, hand rolls, seafood and Indonesian dishes. From their fresh ingredients imported from all over the world to the extensive selection of cocktails, beer, and sake, the offerings are sure to engage the senses and delight the palate.
Haiku Japanese Restaurant
9600 S I 35, Ste C 600, Austin, TX 78748
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30 am – 10 pm, Sun 12 pm – 10 pm

Praised by a stellar happy hour and flavored sakes, Haiku has been a popular spot in South Park Meadows for a decade.
Chirashi Bot at Lucky Robot (lunch menu)

King Cebiche at Lucky Robot

Daily Market Fish at Lucky Robot

Lucky Robot
1303 S Congress, Austin, TX 78704
Hours: Mon-Thu 11 am – 10 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am – 10 pm
Happy hour:
Daily 4pm – 6:30 pm
Tokyo brunch and house-infused sakes are just some the highlights at Lucky Robot. Tokyo brunch is served Saturday and Sundays from 10am-3pm. During Tokyo brunch customers can indulge in heavy fusion dishes that go well with their sake punch. Lunch offers up one of my favorite dishes, vibrant the Chirashi Bot. 
Notably Lucky Robot is the first sushi restaurant serving 100% sustainable fish in Texas! They have partnerships with @montereybayaquarium & @beardfoundation @seafoodwatch Program. In addition they serve veggie & vegan sushi offerings along with sustainable saké. They do this because the Lucky Robot team truly cares about sustainability and sourcing responsibly.

Review

Bengal Roll Marker 10

Marker 10 
Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
(Sushi) Hours: Daily 5 pm – 10 pm
Happy Hour:
Sun-Thu 4 pm – 7 pm
Marker 10 is located inside the Hyatt Regency hotel on Barton Springs. The upscale sushi bar serves high-end quality sushi. At Marker 10 you can satisfy your sushi craving while sitting on the lakeside patio with views of downtown.

Nanami Sushi Bar & Grill
9001 Brodie Ln. Ste B1, Austin, TX 78748

Hours: 
Sun-Thu 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Fri-Sun 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Happy Hour: 
Mon – Thu 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Nanami Sushi Bar & Grill is a popular spot to dine for lunch and weekend nights. The receive rave reviews for their lunch specials which include bento boxes, sushi lunch combo and a generous \”creative\” lunch special of pick two rolls and comes with miso soup and salad.

Chef Yoshi Kai  at Otoko

Otoko
1603 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704
Hours: Tues-Sat ticketing reservation only

Otoko opened their doors in March 2016 and booked out their 12 top a month out making them the hottest ticket for sushi in town. Reservations become available online the first of every month for the month following. Otoko is a new venture inside the newly opened South Congress Hotel. The omakase dining experience will feature both Kyoto style kaiseki and Tokyo style sushi. Book on evenings that candid Head Chef Yoshi Kai is manning the sushi bar for a one of a kind experience.

A5 Wagyu Nigiri at Soto South Lamar

Shokado Lunch at Soto South Lamar
Chefs Choice Sushi on Social Hour at Soto South Lamar


Soto South Lamar

1100 S Lamar Blvd, Suite #2115, Austin, TX 78704
Hours:
Dinner

Sun-Thu 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri-Sat 5 pm -11:00 pm

Lunch 

Closed Monday
Happy Hour:

Chef Andy Okamoto along with his family, Bar Manager Bryan Masamitsu Parsons, General Manager James Gregory and the rest of the talented Soto team opened their second location on South Lamar in fall 2017. Chef Andy and his family opened the first location of Soto in March of 2013 and it quickly earned a reputation as a dining hot spot. It is definitely the first restaurant that comes to mind when I am planning a celebratory evening, date night or catching up with friends. Chef Andy had expressed his vision of expanding to downtown or south Austin and I couldn\’t be happier for him to see his dream blossom.

The innovative restaurant features some customer favorites along with brand new creations and an exciting omakase option for a $150. If you have dined at Soto in north Austin you know what a special dining experience it is and the shiny new second location does not disappoint. From the warm knowledgeable team, handsome decor, captivating presentation and mouthwatering cuisine, Soto South Lamar is a big contender for best new Austin restaurant of the year.

Soto recently launched a new Friday – Sunday lunch and a Tuesday – Sunday happy hour that is not to be missed.

Review

Happy Hour Review

Lunch Review

Uchi Social Sake Market Fish

Uchi
801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Hours: 
Sun-Thu 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri-Sat 5 pm -11:00 pm
Happy hour:
Daily 5 pm – 6:30 pm
Uchi offers a sophisticate menu combining traditional offerings with fresh local flavors. Tyson Cole has crafted signature dishes that are renowned in the Austin food community. Uchi has set the standard for fine dining in Austin.
Umi Sushi Bar and Grill
5510 S IH 35 Frontage Rd #400, Austin, TX 78745
Hours:
Mon–Wed 11:30 am – 10 pm
Thursday 11:30 am – 11 pm
Friday 11:30 am – 12 am
Saturday 12 am –12 am
Sunday 12 pm –10 pm
Happy hour:
Daily 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Reverse Happy Hour:
Thu 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri-Sat 9:30 pm – 12:00 am
Umi Sushi has a full bar with three screens making it a great place to both eat sushi and watch a game. Their restaurant serves up both traditional and innovative rolls along with other traditional offerings to include Ton Katsu, Nabe Yaki Udon. Umi is well known for their late night reverse happy hour.

Round Rock

Miso
2400 S Interstate 35 #150, Round Rock TX 78681

Mon – Sat 11 am – 10 pm
Sun 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
“Miso” means smile in Korean and if you dine at Miso you will indeed have a smile. The family owned restaurant presents guests with the exotic aromas and spices reminiscent of Korean home cooking. They invite their diners to explore their casual atmosphere and savor the cultural tastes of their delicious and innovative asian dishes. I personally enjoy the simplicity of their sushi dishes.
Cedar Park/Leander
Jalapeno Hamachi at Daichi
Daichi
2051 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Hours: Tue-Thu 11 am – 9 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am – 10 pm, Sun 12 pm – 9 pm
Happy hour:
Daily 4 pm – 7 pm
Daichi is a hidden gem located in a strip mall in Cedar Park. The small family owned and operated restaurant serves an impressive izakaya menu along with wonderful sushi dishes. If you are lucky enough to stop by during lunch while they are serving ramen then you are in for a real treat!
Review

EurAsia Sushi Bar & Seafood

1335 E Whitestone Blvd Ste T-110, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Hours: 
Daily 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Eurasia Sushi Bar and Seafood is excited to be serving fresh, European-inspired sushi, hand rolls, seafood and Indonesian dishes. From their fresh ingredients imported from all over the world to the extensive selection of cocktails, beer, and sake, the offerings are sure to engage the senses and delight the palate.
Dish at Kai Sushi

Kai Sushi
1805 S. Highway 183, Suite 400, Leander, TX 78613
Hours:
Mon – Fri 11am – 2pm & 4 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 9:30 pm
Happy hour:
Mon – Fri 4 pm – 6:30 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm
Pets Allowed 
The menu consists of enticing appetizers, both traditional and innovative fresh sushi offerings, grilled kushiyaki (2 skewers) and a small yet thoughtful offering of traditional Japanese and Korean entrees. The patio is pet friendly.
Review
Uni Pasta with Truffle at Soto

Soto Contemporary Cuisine
11066 Pecan Park Blvd, Suite 402, Cedar Park, Texas 78613
Hours:
Lunch Mon, Wed – Sun 11 am – 3pm
Dinner Mon, Wed – Thu 5 pm – 10 pm, Friday 5 pm – 11 pm, Sat 3 pm – 11 pm, Sun 3 pm – 9 pm
Happy hour:
Monday all night
Wed – Fri  5 pm – 6:30 pm 
Sat – Sun 3 pm – 5:30 pm 
Closed Tues

The cuisine at Soto takes on the senses with menu items like fire salmon, sakura smoked hamachi sashimi and hamachi toro tartare with caviar served on a block of ice. Soto adds a hint of French influences to their wildly imaginative dishes. During lunch they serve their special Kawasaki lunch with many small dishes offering a well rounded taste of what Chef Andy and his team has to offer.
Sashimi Roll and Jalapeno Hamachi Sashimi
Lobster Ceviche at Sushi Fever (special menu)

Sushi Fever
905 E Whitestone Blvd., Ste F, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Hours:
Lunch Tue-Fri 11 am – 2:30 pm
Dinner Tue-Sat 4:30 pm – 1- pm
Happy hour:
Daily 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Chef Bruce Lee and his wife Eunmi opened Sushi Fever in the spring of 2014. Their menu offerings incorporate their house-made sauces with Vegas flare. Make sure to checkout the chalkboard menu items for specialty fish. Sushi Fever is as place of fun and good times so let loose and challenge Chef Bruce to a sake bomb.
Review
Takara Spring Roll

Takara Sushi and Asian Bistro
1335 E Whitestone Blvd. Suite T-140, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Hours: Mon – Sat 11:30 am – 10 pm
Happy hour:
Monday, Wed-Friday 3 pm – 7 pm
Tuesday all night
Takara is an elegant restaurant located in the 1890 Ranch in Cedar Park. Dine in on Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm-9pm for live jazz music.
Review
Umiya
1540 Cypress Creek Road #113, Cedar Park, TX 78603
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 9:30 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am to 9 pm
Umiya serves both Japanese and Korean cuisine. They recently added ramen to the menu. The restaurant recently expanded and now has outdoor dining.
Did I miss your favorite sushi restaurant in Austin? If so please share your sushi hot spots in the comments and I will be sure to include them in my 2020 guide.

You can find the complete listing of all topics of the AFBA 2019 City Guide here: http://austinfoodbloggers.org/best-places-to-eat-in-austin/

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