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Japanese Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant, and New American Restaurant · Zilker
801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Dinner, Happy Hour
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 493 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Danielle R.
    "Best dishes: uchiviche, Hama chili, kobai berry, hamachi nabe."(10 Tips)
    Frances L.
    "Hamachi nabe, Machi cure, and the lemon gelato was my fav."(8 Tips)
    Sebastian H.
    "Walu Walu is good, happy hour is great"(7 Tips)
    Roberta R.
    "spider and shag rolls and takara nigori sake.....and pork belly"(7 Tips)
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  • sushi
  • machi cure
  • hama chili
  • walu walu
  • foie gras
  • happy hour
  • sake
  • good for dates
  • desserts
  • pork belly
  • trendy
  • healthy food
  • omakase
  • sashimi
  • gelato
  • lively
  • daily specials
  • fish
  • yellowtail
  • romantic
  • Timothy K.

    Make an early reservation to irder off their happy hour menu featuring many of the most popular dishes at unbelievably low prices ($3 carafe of sake with fois nigiri and wagyu...yes please).

    Timothy Kim · October 10
  • Irina L.

    Everything is great here. Madai, sake, hotate, sake, every fish I tried was top notch!

    Irina Leonidovna · October 5
  • Christian H.

    Of all places, my favorite sushi spot is smack dab in the middle of the United States...and landlocked no less! Go figure...

    Christian Hunter · October 4
  • Nik N.


    Nik Norton · July 31
  • Lauren M.

    One of the tastiest places in the city. Go during happy hour to go easy on your wallet and get the yellow fish, pork belly, and salmon collar. Best brussel sprouts too. You won't regret it!

    Lauren Mac · July 28
  • Emily G.

    Flounder Sashimi (not in the menu) was suggested to us by our waiter John to go with our Chardonnay 👌🏻 Amber Jack Sashimi with Pine Nuts, also fabulous! Hotate is what is in the picture was amazing!

    Emily Garth · July 23
  • Joe C.

    It's almost worth a trip to Austin just to dine here. Probably the best sushi I've ever had. I recommend arriving when they open, and arrive hungry.

    Joe Carpita · July 8
  • Joep v.

    Great place met toni Hawk :-)

    Joep van Loon · June 14
  • Tope E.

    Sake Social Hour is a treat. Brief but worth it. As for food, the bacon steakie and the Hama chili are a great choice!

    Tope Eletu · May 6
  • Chris S.

    Everything is good here. Service & Brussels sprouts stand out. The 5:00-6:30 Sake Social is not only the best sushi value, but the best fine dining value I have ever found.

    Chris Sneed · March 28
  • Joe C.

    One of the best meals I've ever had. Get there early for the 5-6:30 happy hour menu, and finish with the foie gras sushi.

    Joe Carpita · March 17
  • MAAR P.

    Shigoku Oysters!! The Daily Special!! Get iT Now!!

  • berke c.

    The best sushi restaurant in town, must come here for one dinner, if u stay just for one night in Austin, the only place:)

    berke civan · March 16
  • Michael H.

    The Uni ice cream and carrot cake dessert, and the foie nigiri. Delicious!

    Michael Hogan · March 3
  • The Tastes that Make the City

    The fois gras sushi is the best sushi in Austin, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Austin. Read more

  • Kev S.

    Come after receiving a large check from work. The freshness and quality of food and service is one of a kind. We were blown away by the experience. Hot rock dishes were our favorite.

    Kev Skinny · February 22
  • Avery E.

    good for happy hour

    Avery Epstein · February 19
  • Avery E.

    Favorite. All fish flown in daily. Austin local secret - go for happy hour at 5pm and pay almost nothing for most famous items on the menu

    Avery Epstein · February 19
  • Mohammed S.

    No doubts.. One of the best Japanese restaurants food and service on earth. Get Sakana Carpaccio, Zero Sen and Biendo and you will be the happiest one ever! || 9.5/10 (.5 for not having fresh juices)

    Mohammed Shobani · February 9
  • ⚖

    The nigiri and sashimi were excellent, the crudos were very creative and unique, and the rolls were top notch as well. The kinoko nabe was superb, and the peanut butter semifreddo for dessert amazing.

    · February 9
  • Christine B.

    Machi cure - smoked yellowtail dish is to die for. Get it and at least one of the specials. Trust the staff and enjoy. (P.S. To SF peeps this place kinda trumps most "sushi" in the Bay Area)

    Christine Brumback · February 9
  • Dave C.

    If you're unsure what to order, trust your waitress

    Dave Cummings · February 1
  • Samantha M.

    Everything is amazing! But definitely try the pork belly with watermelon radish dish

    Samantha Mefford · January 24
  • Brian K.

    The best restaurant in Austin. Can't go wrong. If you want to save a little dough, hit up the happy hour.

    Brian Kant · December 24, 2014
  • Andy W.

    This place deserves a Michelin star!

    Andy Wang · November 27, 2014
  • Kevin H.

    Arguably the best restaurant in Austin. Japanese food and American service, the best of both, made for a relaxed and delicious experience.

    Kevin Harrington · November 19, 2014
  • B W.

    Best restaurant in Austin. Shag roll is a highlight. The desserts are unbelievable. Not cheap though but pretty good happy hour from 5:00-6:30.

    B W · November 18, 2014
  • Gregg B.

    The uni is amazing.

    Gregg Bernstein · November 16, 2014
  • Shannon L.

    Can't go wrong with whatever you order!

    Shannon L. · November 13, 2014
  • Jon B.

    If you're a vegetarian, they gave you covered. They'll mirror their meat dishes with a veg version. Besides, the best thing on the menu is the vegetarian avocado sushi.

    Jon B · November 12, 2014
  • April B.

    Glazer has a clean, crisp green apple taste and elegantly smooth.

    April Bennett · October 29, 2014
  • Cody

    The tempura oysters were AMAZING!

    Cody · October 23, 2014
  • Cody

    Always come here and love the community table. Had a beautiful beet root dish.

    Cody · October 23, 2014
  • Peter J.

    You literally cannot go wrong here. Order one of each.

    Peter Janowski · October 11, 2014
  • Sam C.

    Hama chili is fresh, citrusy and a small hint of spicy

    Sam C. · October 7, 2014
  • Samuel B.

    Go here for our anniversary.. Delicious!

    Samuel Baker · September 30, 2014
  • Babul M.

    Everything was excellent!

    Babul Mukherjee · September 28, 2014
  • Ryan J.

    Must order the Avo Bake to's out of this world.

    Ryan Jennings · September 23, 2014
  • Paulie D.

    The best Austin has to offer. The 5-7 social hour is the best way to sample everything on the menu.

    Paulie Dery · September 10, 2014
  • Alex K.

    Yeah, you're landlocked. Yeah, it's Texas. But trust that this will be some of the finest sushi you've had anywhere.

    Alex Kremer · September 6, 2014
  • Leith S.

    Anything raw is air freighted from tsukiji. It's amazing.

    Leith Stevens · September 5, 2014
  • Kyle B.

    Never a bad call. P-51 or anything with hamachi will knock your socks on your ass.

    Kyle Bunch · August 25, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Rene Ortiz, chef of Launderette (coming soon), eats here on his nights off. He loves the Hama Chili. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Sebastian H.

    Walu Walu is good, happy hour is great

    Sebastian Hassinger · August 12, 2014
  • Brook S.

    Delicious and expensive. Impress a date, or treat yourself.

    Brook Shelley · August 10, 2014
  • Jmie C.

    Unique hot and cold plates and sushi

    Jmie Cee · August 7, 2014
  • Britten W.

    Hands down the best Japanese restaurant in Austin. With knowledgable servers, happy hour is a great time to try new dishes and explore their extensive menu.

    Britten Wolf · August 7, 2014
  • Brett C.

    Pricey but worth it. Great food, service and ambiance

    Brett Colloton · August 6, 2014
  • Epicurious

    The silky-smooth maple-wood–smoked baby yellowtail is paired with crispy yuca chips, subtly sweet Asian pear, and salty Marcona almonds. Read more

    Epicurious · August 3, 2014
  • Emily G.

    For sure, ask your waiter what to order (if you are real sushi fans) favorite things were machi cure, and the hamachi nabe. So good I wanted to cry. All suggestions from the sushi chefs. *PERFECTION*

    Emily Garth · July 29, 2014

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