Asia Cafe

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd (Jollyville and 183), Austin, TX 78759, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.2/10

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  • spicy fish
  • spicy lamb
  • food in austin
  • authentic
  • Chinese food
  • dumplings
  • tofu
  • chicken
  • big portions
  • chili
  • family-friendly
  • pork
  • General Tso dishes
  • hotpot
  • great value
  • good for groups
  • eggplant
  • Szechuan food
  • shrimp
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  • Eater

    Very possibly Austin's worst kept secret, Asia Cafe is a tiny Szechuan restaurant popular among chefs and civilians alike. Some of the most best Chinese in the city. [Eater 38 Member] Read more

    Eater · January 13, 2011
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  • Dan L.

    Get the Spicy Fish Fillet

    Dan Luu · July 26, 2009
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  • 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
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  • Edwyn A.

    Order at the counter... Menus are up front.

    Edwyn A · March 20, 2010
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  • Justin G.

    Asian Eggplant FTW!

    Justin Girdler · March 16, 2010
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  • Tom C.

    Spicy fish filet is amazing

    Tom C · June 26, 2010
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  • Dell

    This place use to be Austin's best kept secret. Now it gets a little crowded at times. Great place for cheap authentic Chinese Cooking!! You order at the counter and they call your number when done

    Dell · October 1, 2010
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  • Brad R.

    Spicy fish!

    Brad Roberts · April 3, 2011
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  • Nick O.

    Try the spicy fish.

    Nick O · February 11, 2011
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  • Chad S.

    Try the Taiwanese Noodles

    Chad Swanzy · September 4, 2011
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  • Joshua B.

    Spicy fish = happiness

    Joshua Browning · October 10, 2010
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  • Dee G.

    Mango chicken is great real mango chunks.

    Dee Gardner · December 9, 2009
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  • Matt S.

    Awesome Chinese food. Read more

    Matt Stiles · February 23, 2010
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  • Barron F.

    Spicy fish!

    Barron Fujimoto · March 24, 2012
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  • Ashlyn B.

    So fucking good.

    Ashlyn B. ⚡ · September 26, 2011
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  • Melanie L.

    Ma Pao Tofu is amazing!

    Melanie Lerman · June 7, 2010
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  • Ernie V.

    Pan seared tofu with crushed red pepper!!!! The Bomb!!!

    Ernie Villarreal · May 13, 2010
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  • Jeffrey T.

    I second the spicy fish fillet. The twice cooked pork with garlic sprouts is also good.

    Jeffrey Tang · January 15, 2010
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  • Lloyd M.

    Get orange tofu!

    Lloyd Moore · July 3, 2013
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  • Samuel Y.

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

    Samuel Yu · December 14, 2012
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  • 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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  • Vince M.

    Pork Dumplings! Yum.

    Vince Marotte · August 6, 2011
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  • Edmarc H.

    Watch out for the little peppercorns! They've got a really sharp taste to them. One worker there told me that they're a main ingredient in most meals and that "you should try and avoid them."

    Edmarc Hedrick · January 2, 2011
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  • Bryan

    Egg drop soup has corn in it?

    Bryan · December 1, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Vince M.

    Bring your own wine. May I suggest a white? Chenin Blanc pairs well with asian food.

    Vince Marotte · June 25, 2012
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  • Keegan B.

    Can't go wrong with the Dan Dan noodles.

    Keegan Bucy · May 11, 2012
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  • Samantha S.

    Mapo is my new food. Try the twice cooked bacon!

    Samantha Scott · January 6, 2012
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  • Rafael J.

    careful w/ the mines! Aka sechuan peppercorn.

    Rafael Johari · December 22, 2011
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  • Patrick C.

    May be the best Chinese food in Austin. The spicy fish is awesome

    Patrick Cummings · August 16, 2011
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  • Lisa

    This place is crowded everytime. Self serve, lots of Chinese food options.

    Lisa · November 14, 2010
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  • Avinash S.

    Hunan chicken, Spicy Lamb and the Shrimp and fish with Spicy Special Sauce are the best!!

    Avinash Saxena · August 16, 2010
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  • Jamie P.

    I can't just pick one dish. Tonight I had lamb with chilies and green beans. Both outstanding.

    Jamie Poltronieri · March 11, 2010
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  • Ray R.

    Back again!!!

    Ray Reyes · January 19
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  • Katya D.

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

    Katya Davidson · January 5
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  • 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
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  • Benjamin C.

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

    Benjamin Collar · December 7, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Ron H.

    Everything!

    Ron Halversen · August 31, 2014
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  • Michael W.

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

    Michael Weyenberg · August 19, 2014
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  • Yinon

    Come here with at least 8 people. Share everything.

    Yinon · August 16, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Geries

    Bamboo chicken

    Geries · March 1, 2014
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  • Kevin S.

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

    Kevin Suttle · February 18, 2014
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  • Matt E.

    Spicy Fish!

    Matt Eng · January 27, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Michael P.

    Best Asian food in Austin!

    Michael Persaud · October 4, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Becca F.

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

    Becca Flores · November 25, 2014
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