Peony Asian Cuisine

Chinese | $$

5308 Balcones
Austin, 78731
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-10:30pm; Sun., 11am-9:30pm
The amaebi is sweet as a mother's love, and the miso soup is one of the richest versions of the Asian classic in Austin.

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