East Side King

Food Truck
1618 1/2 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702, United States
Open until 1:45 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 4:00 PM–1:45 AM
$ $ $ $
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Based on 207 votes

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    Melon L.
    "Beet fries, tori meshi, pork belly buns and a guaranteed good time."(10 Tips)
    "... go wrong. We had the tongue buns, pork belly buns, and the beet fries and..."(9 Tips)
    Kathryn Y.
    "The crispy pork belly buns are too hard to eat."(5 Tips)
    Zach M.
    "Tori meshi and beats homefries"(4 Tips)
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  • pork belly
  • tori meshi
  • brussel sprouts salad
  • buns
  • good for a late night
  • trendy
  • chicken
  • beets
  • great value
  • good for a quick meal
  • spicy food
  • kimchi
  • good for groups
  • outdoor seating
  • famous chefs
  • casual
  • cold brew coffee
  • curry
  • beer
  • home fries
  • Megan S.

    The curry buns are delicious, but near the end can get to be a bit sweet!

    Megan Sherer · 2 weeks ago
  • Sheyla C.

    Believe the hype. This place makes some excellent food. To get in you have to get through the Liberty first. Try the Chicken Buns. You won't regret it.

    Sheyla Concepcion · October 17
  • Melon L.

    Beet fries, tori meshi, pork belly buns and a guaranteed good time.

    Melon L · September 9
  • Stephen M.

    Brussel sprouts and pork belly

    Stephen Mangan · August 23
  • Lauren M.

    I was surprised about the hype this place gets. The pork buns are pricey for the portions. Cute outdoor area, but I wouldn't call it an Austin must-do.

    Lauren Mac · July 18
  • Boris J.

    This place is seriously delicious! The menu is an explosive Asian/American fusion. Great for vegans too! I found it here on supper: http://supper.mx/places/east-side-king-the-liberty-austin/

    Boris Jones · March 16
  • Chris S.

    Beet homefries...

    Chris Sweet · March 13
  • Sarah T.

    Order one of everything on the menu - you will not be disappointed

    Sarah Thomas · February 22
  • Shawn F.

    The pork bun is killer. Get it. Now.

    Shawn Fogarty · February 15
  • David B.

    Amazing food, you'll be thinking about the next day.

    David B · December 27, 2014
  • Anna W.

    Good for lunch or late night - ramen shop belonging to the dude who won Top Chef

    Anna Weiss · December 12, 2014
  • Erin P.

    Poor Qui Buns

    Erin Prill · November 10, 2014
  • Roz T.

    Have the pork belly buns.

    Roz Thomas · November 8, 2014
  • David S.

    Relax. Your food will be ready soon(ish).

    David Strasser · October 20, 2014
  • Adam L.

    Pork buns are better than Momofuku's.

    Adam Laiacano · October 16, 2014
  • Frances 미라

    The beet home fries were a bit salty, but still a must-try if you love beets. The tori meshi (chicken karage) was so yummy as was the brussel sprout salad. Omg that salad was so amazing.

    Frances 미라 · October 16, 2014
  • Janine D.

    Brussels sprouts salad is change-your-life delicious.

    Janine Duffy · October 13, 2014
  • Kate K.

    ESK makes Brussels sprouts taste good! Didn't know it was possible.

    Kate Kniejski · September 15, 2014
  • Allison L.

    The best late-night food in Austin.

    Allison Loftus · August 29, 2014
  • Samantha S.

    Chicken and Brussels sprouts are the best bet. Beets are decent too. Skip the pork bun. Also recommend the Party Rattler from the bar inside (staff favorite)

    Samantha Smith · August 25, 2014
  • Patrick H.

    The fried beets are pretty good.

    Patrick Haley · August 17, 2014
  • Hanna D.

    Having beers

    Hanna D · August 16, 2014
  • Jmie C.


    Jmie Cee · August 7, 2014
  • Colin

    Never have beets and Brussels sprouts tasted so good

    Colin · August 6, 2014
  • Leah J.

    Tongue bun will melt in your mouth. Fried chicken & mint cilantro rice was delish. Fried beet cubes are over-rated unless you are a beet fan.

    Leah Johnson · July 27, 2014
  • Dawn B.

    If you have a baby & you REALLY want to eat here; TO BAD! Cause the blondie bartendress will NOT let you WALK THROUGH to get to the food trailer!!

    Dawn Byrd · July 19, 2014
  • Kevin S.

    Yummy! Get the beets.

    Kevin Stary · May 12, 2014
  • VIP

    Beef Tongue & Beet Fries!!!!!....

    VIP · April 26, 2014
  • Will F.

    Anything with the Chicken Kar-ragé is money

    Will Flaherty · March 12, 2014
  • Koven S.

    The chicken buns were outta sight.

    Koven Smith · February 26, 2014
  • Madelyn M.

    Beet fries and chicken buns are killer!

    Madelyn Morgan · September 22, 2013
  • Dallas D.

    Pork belly buns upset my sromach...soooo fat and greasy blehhh. Ruined the rest of my delicious meal :/

    Dallas Diaz · August 15, 2013
  • Hew

    This is the kind of place where it is nigh impossible to go wrong. We had the tongue buns, pork belly buns, and the beet fries and they were all outstanding. Lives up to the hype--go now!

    Hew · July 14, 2013
  • Matt

    Thai chicken and fried beets were amazing!

    Matt · June 29, 2013
  • Austin Chronicle

    This trailer, on the back patio at Liberty, is an Asian fusion treasure. The gourmet yet budget-friendly menu includes the Poor Qui’s Buns and Fried Brussels Sprout Salad. We bow to the beet fries.

    Austin Chronicle · June 18, 2013
  • Amirah I.

    Freaking amazing! No. 1 through 4 amazing. Perfect for late night cravings.

    Amirah Islam · April 28, 2013
  • Bethany P.

    Eat the tori meshi. If you don't, you will have to live with that regret your whole life.

    Bethany Parker · April 12, 2013
  • Official smart USA

    This late night hang out has some epically awesome eats like the local favorite, beet fries.

    Official smart USA · April 5, 2013
  • cyn k.

    tongue buns and brussel sprout salad.

    cyn k · March 12, 2013
  • Penny K.

    Don't go here unless you want to be denied service and entry if you're here for SXSW. They don't take kindly to outsiders.

    Penny Kim · March 10, 2013
  • smartUSA

    This late night hang out has some epically awesome eats like the local favorite, beet fries.

    smartUSA · March 8, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    Poor Qui's Buns: The most standard item on the menu, but executed flawlessly. Tender slabs of pork belly seared on the griddle until crisp, stuffed into a bun with hoisin sauce and pickled cucumbers.

    Serious Eats · February 19, 2013
  • Zach M.

    Tori meshi and beats homefries, well really everything, but these two are the pillars of the food castle.

    Zach Meyer · February 6, 2013
  • Jeff B.

    Get the tongue (#10) and the beet fries. Every time. Everyone will love you, you will love yourself. Every time.

    Jeff Bobula · October 24, 2012
  • Softub

    This is an after party munch destination. Get those carbs working on absorbing some of that liquid.

    Softub · October 8, 2012
  • John L.

    Try the tongue bun. Perfect balance of crisp exterior and tender inside, bursting with flavor! They also accept credit cards now.

    John Lowe · September 3, 2012
  • Jack M.

    This location is no longer cash only. There is a CC minimum of $10 though.

    Jack Minardi · August 8, 2012
  • Sophia C.

    The cashier who took our order was an asshole. I hope the food is worth it...

    Sophia C · August 4, 2012
  • Nom Nom PR

    BEST Asian food truck in town - hands down. Try the beet fries, brussel sprout salad and poor qui buns for a party in your mouth and wash it all down with a cold brew from the bar!

    Nom Nom PR · June 5, 2012
  • Sou S.

    Try the Twice Cooked Pork Belly, Apple, Tare, Kimchee On Rice, And Gochujang - So good!

    Sou Seuasingnouane · May 18, 2012

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