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Asia Cafe

Chinese Restaurant, Asian Restaurant, and Miscellaneous Shop$$$$
Northwest Austin, Austin
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  • Geries
    "#39 combination spicy fish fillet and mapo tofu"(7 Tips)
    Reinaldo J.
    "Order chong cing chicken"(4 Tips)
    Jane K.
    "Get the lamb hotpot, hot and spicy fish, and hot and spicy lamb"(5 Tips)
    Austin Chronicle
    "Favorites include the spicy fish and chicken in XO sauce"(2 Tips)
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  • Moshe S.
    Moshe Sananes3 weeks ago
    Gluten free options are OK, but not more than that. The regular Chinese food is quite spicy and tasty. Recommended
  • Nick H.
    Tons of food. Very good flavors
  • Eric G.
    Eric G.April 30
    I've never had Szechuan pepper corns before, but they are legit authentic flavor. Overwhelming at first, but you can acclimatize your tastebuds with a few vists, then you'll be craving them
  • Eric G.
    Eric G.April 30
    We love the loveable chaos of the place...ordering and then hearing your number called in english and chinese adds a fresh market authenticity.
  • Eric G.
    Eric G.April 30
    So many dishes full of authentic flavor and spice: Hunan Chicken, Spicy Chicken, Stir-fried Chicken with Chili, Orange Crispy-Beef, Vegetable fried rice, House Dry Wok Beef, Fried Calamari
  • Liz H.
    Liz HallFebruary 23
    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!!!!! ❤
  • Sam M.
    Sam MelnickJanuary 8
    Try the chicken in XO sauce. It has plenty of veggies and strips of grilled chicken.
  • May ♍.
    May ♍October 29, 2015
    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
    Upvoted Apr 30
  • Erica S.
    Erica StephensAugust 3, 2015
    If you are looking for authentic Asian food in North Austin look no further. This place is amazing!!
  • Lisa
    LisaAugust 2, 2015
    Spicy fish fillet, crispy duck, shrimp and fish with speci sauce, chong qing chicken
  • Holly B.
    Holly BosholmJuly 16, 2015
    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.
  • Sam D.
    Sam DJune 7, 2015
    Authentic Chinese food served at a great price, get the boiled dumplings.
  • Brian C.
    Brian ChangMay 31, 2015
    Chong chin chicken
  • Bryant L.
    Bryant LukMay 14, 2015
    Spicy lamb dishes are great here. A bit of a kick. Good tables to sit down and have a nice meal with 10 people.
  • Tony S.
    Tony SandersMarch 15, 2015
    Twice-cooked fish filletSalt & Pepper fish filletChong-Chin chickenHot & Spicy LambSalt & Pepper Eggplant stuffed with Pork
  • Ray R.
    Ray ReyesJanuary 19, 2015
    Back again!!!
  • Katya D.
    Katya DavidsonJanuary 5, 2015
    You want the spicy fish filet. Anything else is beside the point.
  • Greg P.
    Greg PriceJanuary 4, 2015
    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.
  • Benjamin C.
    Benjamin CollarDecember 7, 2014
    Authentic Chinese food, mostly szechuan. Pretty much all of it is good! Ambiance lacking though.
  • nevaeh r.
    nevaeh rossNovember 30, 2014
    I personally love their orange chicken and if you don't believe me try it yourself it's amazing
  • Becca F.
    Becca FloresNovember 25, 2014
    Best fish dish I've ever had! ❤️ this place 😘
  • Ron H.
    Ron HalversenAugust 31, 2014
    Everything!
  • Michael W.
    Michael WeyenbergAugust 19, 2014
    of course the spicy fish, but shredded duck in XO sauce is a close 2nd
  • Yinon
    YinonAugust 16, 2014
    Come here with at least 8 people. Share everything.
  • Patricia H.
    Patricia HayesAugust 6, 2014
    If you like lamb, get the Hot and Spicy Lamb, it is my go to dish here! Delicious!
  • Geries
    GeriesMarch 1, 2014
    Bamboo chicken
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SuttleFebruary 18, 2014
    Call ahead. Wait times for take out can be brutal around 6-7.
  • Matt E.
    Matt EngJanuary 27, 2014
    Spicy Fish!
  • Sissy D.
    Sissy DJanuary 5, 2014
    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.
  • Bryan
    BryanDecember 1, 2013
    Egg drop soup has corn in it?
  • Michael P.
    Michael PersaudOctober 4, 2013
    Best Asian food in Austin!
  • Christine N.
    Christine NewmanSeptember 26, 2013
    Very authentic yummy food. No real service and restaurant is pretty bare bones, but it's totally worth it. The spicy potstickers are awesome!
  • Ike C.
    Ike CoronisAugust 29, 2013
    Listened to all the suggestions for the spicy fish filet and was not disappointed. Delicious and spicy, made me sweat!
  • Eric H.
    Eric HighlandAugust 9, 2013
    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!!
  • Leah J.
    Leah JohnsonJuly 17, 2013
    Order the Spicy fish, eggplant with pork & garlic, and house green beans. Request no MSG. Portions are family style.
  • Ricardo S.
    Ricardo ShiromaJuly 6, 2013
    House Fish with soft tofu is great
  • Lloyd M.
    Lloyd MooreJuly 3, 2013
    Get orange tofu!
  • OH I.
    OH IVJune 26, 2013
    Try the shrimp in XO sauce, it's XO f***ing good lol
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJune 19, 2013
    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
    Upvoted Apr 30
  • Shay T.
    Shay TsoJune 15, 2013
    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
    Upvoted May 31
  • David
    DavidMay 9, 2013
    Cumin beef is VERY spicy, but excellent if you can handle it. Easily Austin's best Chinese restaurant, btw.
  • Kirsty M.
    Kirsty MarrApril 8, 2013
    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.
  • Trevor M.
    Trevor MccurryApril 3, 2013
    spicy fish every time. eggplant too.
  • Deanna
    DeannaMarch 5, 2013
    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.
  • Lacy M.
    Lacy McKayFebruary 15, 2013
    Twice cooked fish has just enough spice, and the fish has a great flavor.
  • Jane K.
    Jane KoJanuary 27, 2013
    Get the lamb hotpot, hot and spicy fish, and hot and spicy lamb
  • Samuel Y.
    Samuel YuDecember 14, 2012
    Listen to the gentleman call out your order number in both Chinese and English
  • Samuel Y.
    Samuel YuDecember 14, 2012
    Can get packed on the weekends.
  • Geries
    GeriesNovember 11, 2012
    #717 chicken and white mushroom
  • Geries
    GeriesNovember 11, 2012
    #39 combination spicy fish fillet and mapo tofu
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