2501 W. Parmer #500
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11am-10pm; Sat., 11:30am-10:30pm
Who would have thought a little out-of-the-way restaurant would hold such treasures? We went straight for the hamachi and uni. What a pleasant surprise!
This restaurant isn't just the spot for sushi; it also serves Japanese tapas, or robata – a selection of grilled seafood, meats, and vegetables. A great date spot.
9033 Research, 512/833-8188
The No. 1 Tonkotsu Original ramen bowl contains addicting, creamy pork broth filled with al-dente noodles, a slice of tender pork belly, and half of a boiled egg. You must try the Spicy Bomb.
8557 Research #126
It's no wonder this place has crowds, who could resist an Ex-Girlfriend roll (crab, avocado, spicy tuna, halibut tempura, spicy mayonnaise)? The crab cakes are huge, almost four inches in diameter, and mostly crab, bound by a light panko crust. The cucumber salad cools us off just in time to appreciate the tempura menu.
4101-E W. Parmer, 512/821-9472