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Asia Cafe

Chinese Restaurant, Asian Restaurant, and Miscellaneous Shop · Northwest Austin
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd (Jollyville and 183), Austin, TX 78759, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Based on 234 votes

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  • What you need to know
    "#39 combination spicy fish fillet and mapo tofu"(7 Tips)
    Jane K.
    "Get the lamb hotpot, hot and spicy fish, and hot and spicy lamb"(5 Tips)
    "... fish with speci sauce, chong qing chicken"(4 Tips)
    Austin Chronicle
    "Favorites include the spicy fish and chicken in XO sauce"(2 Tips)
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  • spicy fish
  • Chinese food
  • authentic
  • chong
  • family-friendly
  • good for groups
  • stir fry
  • casual
  • dumplings
  • tofu
  • chicken
  • lively
  • hotpot
  • shrimp
  • great value
  • pork
  • big portions
  • eggplant
  • potstickers
  • noodles
  • Liz H.

    Everything we order here is awesome and filled with high quality ingredients cooked to perfection. Normally I'm not apt to gush, but this place deserves it!!!!! ❤

    Liz Hall · February 23
  • Sam M.

    Try the chicken in XO sauce. It has plenty of veggies and strips of grilled chicken.

    Sam Melnick · January 8
  • May ♍.

    The food here is legit. Authentic Szechuan cuisine from Southwest China. This isn't your traditional Chinese sit-down restaurant. You head to the front order your food then they call your order number

    May ♍ · October 29, 2015
  • Erica S.

    If you are looking for authentic Asian food in North Austin look no further. This place is amazing!!

    Erica Stephens · August 3, 2015
  • Lisa

    Spicy fish fillet, crispy duck, shrimp and fish with speci sauce, chong qing chicken

    Lisa · August 2, 2015
  • Holly B.

    It's confusing when you first arrive, but you order at the very back. They have a lot of tofu options, and the sesame tofu was amazing! I only had to wait 10 minutes.

    Holly Bosholm · July 16, 2015
  • Sam D.

    Authentic Chinese food served at a great price, get the boiled dumplings.

    Sam D · June 7, 2015
  • Brian C.

    Chong chin chicken

    Brian Chang · May 31, 2015
  • Bryant L.

    Spicy lamb dishes are great here. A bit of a kick. Good tables to sit down and have a nice meal with 10 people.

    Bryant Luk · May 14, 2015
  • Tony S.

    Twice-cooked fish filletSalt & Pepper fish filletChong-Chin chickenHot & Spicy LambSalt & Pepper Eggplant stuffed with Pork

    Tony Sanders · March 15, 2015
  • Ray R.

    Back again!!!

    Ray Reyes · January 19, 2015
  • Katya D.

    You want the spicy fish filet. Anything else is beside the point.

    Katya Davidson · January 5, 2015
  • Greg P.

    Spicy dishes were barely spicy (spicy fish filet and mapo doufu.) if you're white, you may have to make extra clear that you actually want it spicy.

    Greg Price · January 4, 2015
  • Benjamin C.

    Authentic Chinese food, mostly szechuan. Pretty much all of it is good! Ambiance lacking though.

    Benjamin Collar · December 7, 2014
  • nevaeh r.

    I personally love their orange chicken and if you don't believe me try it yourself it's amazing

    nevaeh ross · November 30, 2014
  • Becca F.

    Best fish dish I've ever had! ❤️ this place 😘

    Becca Flores · November 25, 2014
  • Ron H.


    Ron Halversen · August 31, 2014
  • Michael W.

    of course the spicy fish, but shredded duck in XO sauce is a close 2nd

    Michael Weyenberg · August 19, 2014
  • Yinon

    Come here with at least 8 people. Share everything.

    Yinon · August 16, 2014
  • Patricia H.

    If you like lamb, get the Hot and Spicy Lamb, it is my go to dish here! Delicious!

    Patricia Hayes · August 6, 2014
  • Geries

    Bamboo chicken

    Geries · March 1, 2014
  • Kevin S.

    Call ahead. Wait times for take out can be brutal around 6-7.

    Kevin Suttle · February 18, 2014
  • Matt E.

    Spicy Fish!

    Matt Eng · January 27, 2014
  • Sissy D.

    Wonderful fresh Chinese food. Healthy comfort dish- Jade Chicken. Lot's of bang for the buck and I always have yummy leftovers to take home, a big plus. Jade Chicken is GF, a white sauce, no soy.

    Sissy D · January 5, 2014
  • Bryan

    Egg drop soup has corn in it?

    Bryan · December 1, 2013
  • Michael P.

    Best Asian food in Austin!

    Michael Persaud · October 4, 2013
  • Christine N.

    Very authentic yummy food. No real service and restaurant is pretty bare bones, but it's totally worth it. The spicy potstickers are awesome!

    Christine Newman · September 26, 2013
  • Ike C.

    Listened to all the suggestions for the spicy fish filet and was not disappointed. Delicious and spicy, made me sweat!

    Ike Coronis · August 29, 2013
  • Eric H.

    Love this little place. Hidden in a strip mall, if you blink you'll be missing some of Austin's best Chinese goodness. Everyone talks about the Spicy Fish which is great but my fave is General Tso's!!

    Eric Highland · August 9, 2013
  • Leah J.

    Order the Spicy fish, eggplant with pork & garlic, and house green beans. Request no MSG. Portions are family style.

    Leah Johnson · July 17, 2013
  • Ricardo S.

    House Fish with soft tofu is great

    Ricardo Shiroma · July 6, 2013
  • Lloyd M.

    Get orange tofu!

    Lloyd Moore · July 3, 2013
  • OH I.

    Try the shrimp in XO sauce, it's XO f***ing good lol

    OH IV · June 26, 2013
  • Austin Chronicle

    Ridiculously authentic Sichuan cuisine. Favorites include the spicy fish and chicken in XO sauce, and we love the happy chaos of the perpetually packed dining room. Read more

    Austin Chronicle · June 19, 2013
  • Shay T.

    Veggie soup with tofu very yummy. It's only $5 and u get a huge bowl! Veggie stir fry noodles are phenomenal!!! Just looking around they have some really good dishes that I can't wait to try next time

    Shay Tso · June 15, 2013
  • David

    Cumin beef is VERY spicy, but excellent if you can handle it. Easily Austin's best Chinese restaurant, btw.

    David · May 9, 2013
  • Kirsty M.

    Pan fired dumplings are amazing. Huge portions for around $10 each, enough to share. Don't expect a relaxing experience though, it's always quite loud and family friendly.

    Kirsty Marr · April 8, 2013
  • Trevor M.

    spicy fish every time. eggplant too.

    Trevor Mccurry · April 3, 2013
  • Deanna

    Lots of vegetarian options, large portions for ALL dishes. Stir fried pea leaves are awesome, but best as a side. Since the portion is large, split it with a friend and get another entree too.

    Deanna · March 5, 2013
  • Lacy M.

    Twice cooked fish has just enough spice, and the fish has a great flavor.

    Lacy McKay · February 15, 2013
  • Jane K.

    Get the lamb hotpot, hot and spicy fish, and hot and spicy lamb

    Jane Ko · January 27, 2013
  • Samuel Y.

    Listen to the gentleman call out your order number in both Chinese and English

    Samuel Yu · December 14, 2012
  • Samuel Y.

    Can get packed on the weekends.

    Samuel Yu · December 14, 2012
  • Geries

    #717 chicken and white mushroom

    Geries · November 11, 2012
  • Geries

    #39 combination spicy fish fillet and mapo tofu

    Geries · November 11, 2012
  • Gayatri P.

    Best sichuanese in town. Spicy fish, sesame dumplings, chong Ching chicken rule.

    Gayatri Pradhan · November 3, 2012
  • Eric T.

    Delicious & authentic food. The guy wearing a gold necklace is rude. Also, I expect it to be cheaper.

    Eric Tao · October 2, 2012
  • Jeremy K.

    Everything is good. If you get here early you can get a private room off to the side for your group and eat family style

    Jeremy Kelley · September 25, 2012
  • Ashish P.

    Huge food portions!

    Ashish P · September 20, 2012
  • amanda s.

    There is no maybe... this is DEFINITELY the best Chinese in Austin. Everyone is right about the Spicy Fish... there are no words for how delicious. All the tofu dishes so far have been awesome.

    amanda scully · September 18, 2012

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