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QUI Restaurant

(Now Closed)
Asian Restaurant$$$$
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  • Angie H.
    Angie HarmonMarch 9, 2016
    Extremely cheap for a tasting menu. Super awesome!
  • Taiowa W.
    Taiowa WanerFebruary 12, 2016
    Tasting menu and the cheddar cheese ice cream ice cream sandwich. The plum wine gin and tonic is off the charts too.
  • Esther Y.
    Esther YDecember 28, 2015
    Tasting room was a great experience!
  • Bret S.
    Bret ShufordMay 8, 2015
    The tasting menu was out of this world. Wait for the yellowtail
  • Ariel L.
    Ariel LevinApril 18, 2015
    Worth the hype.
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuMarch 20, 2015
    A must try. Fantastic food for an amazing deal. The yellowtail seared table-side (pictured) and wagyu were my favorites. The surprise congee dish was great too!
  • Alex I.
    Alex InmanMarch 16, 2015
    This is a must go if you're in TX! The constantly rotating prix fixe menu is incredible! Found this gem on Supper: http://supper.mx/places/qui-austin/
  • Jim K.
    Jim KensickiMarch 15, 2015
    Eat everything
  • Allie M.
    Allie MahlerMarch 12, 2015
    One of my favorite meals in Austin. There's a vegetarian tasting menu and a regular (meat) tasting menu. Incredible flavors, not afraid of using spice, each dish is divine. Don't miss this!
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The tasting menu is the best tasting menu in Austin, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Austin. Read more
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagFebruary 4, 2015
    Funky and fusion-y, chef Paul Qui’s namesake restaurant is a must-visit for foodie pilgrims. A recent tasting menu featured smoked short ribs with fish caramel, yuzu kosho, black lime, and kimchi. Read more
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RivkinFebruary 1, 2015
    Unbelievable tasting menu experience. Our waiter, Xavier, was incredible.
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa Martin LouroDecember 30, 2014
    Tasting menu!!!
  • Anna W.
    Anna WeissDecember 16, 2014
    Chef here won Top Chef; recommended: Rabbit 7 Ways or cote du boeuf
  • Anna W.
    Anna WeissDecember 12, 2014
    Chef won Top Chef
  • Vonia
    VoniaOctober 19, 2014
    The new tapasesque pre fixe seven course menu was less than ideal; portion sizes, some dishes not great, a la carte options would be nice, although from the industry standpoint (focus on dishes) I see
  • trey t.
    trey trosclairOctober 19, 2014
    Line cook served food licked the utensils and served more food with same utensils! #ebola
  • Adam L.
    Adam LaiacanoOctober 18, 2014
    Sit down, eat any and every thing they give you, then just hand over your wallet. It will be worth it.
  • Colin
    ColinOctober 6, 2014
    The cutting edge culinary experience in Austin
  • Hans C.
    Hans ChoSeptember 5, 2014
    Tasting menu is unbelievable value. If they have the albacore tuna cooked over japanese white oak chips, then you're in for a treat. You must get the chedder cheese ice cream sandwich.
  • Sam D.
    Sam DAugust 21, 2014
    Qui's tasting menu had a progression that is unparalleled in scope and will tantalize your soul...
  • Haruka M.
    Haruka MeyerJune 19, 2014
    Excellent! Black rice was my favorite tonight!
  • AMBER B.
    AMBER BEDOLLAMay 9, 2014
    Cheddar cheese ice cream
  • AMBER B.
    AMBER BEDOLLAMay 9, 2014
    Fate bell cup is a delicious fancy cocktail
  • Mary!
    Mary!April 18, 2014
    GQ named Qui best new restaurant in America. Food & Wine named Chef Paul Qui Best New Chef. The Tepache was named the official drink of Austin. This deliciousness cannot be explained...experienced.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinMarch 26, 2014
    Go for the tasting menu or share a bunch of small plates. All the veggie dishes were wonderful.
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer ArchambeaultMarch 18, 2014
    This spot earns the amazeballs status. Definitely spring for the ceviche, black rice and cheddar ice cream
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VFebruary 28, 2014
    Holy crap, dinguan
  • Cory O.
    Cory O'BrienFebruary 27, 2014
    QUI was named 'Best New Restaurant of the Year, 2014' by GQ Magazine in February of 2014: "If Paul Qui isn't the most fearless chef in America, he's surely the most confident." Read more
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BunchFebruary 23, 2014
    Now that GQ named it the best restaurant in America, tables just went from challenging to near impossible...so if you can get in, make it happen.
  • Cody L.
    Cody L.February 16, 2014
    Cabbage is phenomenally done. Cheddar cheese ice cream sandwich is a must. Rabbit 7 ways is fun. White ale from Japan is really good if you're doing beer.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BunchJanuary 17, 2014
    It's received its share of mixed reviews, but Paul Qui's eponymous flagship is still a must-try for any self-professed foodie.
  • Jeff Y.
    Jeff YoonJanuary 17, 2014
    Really really good
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJanuary 15, 2014
    Ever-evolving cuisine from one of Austin's most famous chefs. But despite all that praise, Paul Qui never takes himself too seriously. Check out the pong game on the restaurant's website. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 7, 2014
    Qui captures so much of what is driving the Austin restaurant scene forward. Qui's mixture of fine dining, molecular, and Filipino influences makes for a unique dining experience. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Nadine
    NadineJanuary 5, 2014
    Get the cabbage with fried chicken skin! Also we prefer the season fruit milk ice cream. It was so flavorful! The cheddar ice cream sandwich was too salty for us.
  • Lina R.
    Lina RomasantsDecember 29, 2013
    The best seats are the counter facing the kitchen.
  • Adam A.
    Adam AnnenDecember 28, 2013
    Black rice with cuddlefish!
  • Lisa
    LisaDecember 8, 2013
    Be careful of sbagliato drink. It's sweet but deadly. Must try the homemade cracker and cheez-wiz, pecorino gnocchi, and the cheddar cheese ice cream!
  • Trina
    TrinaNovember 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    great spot for celebrity sightings. so far I've seen Vince Gilligan, Giancarlo Esposito, and Chef Gordon Ramsay!
  • Robin F.
    Robin FitzgeraldSeptember 24, 2013
    Seafood dishes are amaz here!
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SimpsonSeptember 14, 2013
    Cheddar cheese ice cream sandwich .... Amazing. Get it. Eat it. Don't share it.
  • Casey T.
    Casey TaylorSeptember 14, 2013
    SPECTACULAR!
  • Joshua C.
    Joshua ChatoSeptember 13, 2013
    The cheddar cheese ice cream sandwich is a must - I wish we had these in Chicago! Everything we ordered was top notch - splurge and try one of everything.
  • Joan S.
    Joan StewartAugust 25, 2013
    Get there early. They don't take reservations and will frequently run out of popular items.
  • Elizabeth J.
    If you are a party of one or two, try sitting at the counter overlooking the kitchen. You can see everything plus the chefs (incl Paul Qui himself) are happy to talk & answer any questions.
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua SteinmanAugust 1, 2013
    Memorable meal. The rabbit seven ways is a must. And sit at the bar to get a look into the kitchen.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DentAugust 1, 2013
    Sit at the counter. It's great to watch and interact with the chefs.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MartinJuly 27, 2013
    Incredible customer service! Sat at the bar & Paul came up a few times to ask how everything was. Fish in a bag and beef tapa were excellent. All desserts were great, especially avocado qui lime pie!
  • Brett W.
    Brett WesterveltJuly 23, 2013
    Nice interview with pastry chefs Monica Glenn and Jorge Hernandez about developing Qui's dessert menu. Read more
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