Best Non-Sushi at a Japanese Restaurant

Mikado Ryotei

Sushi has become almost as "Austin" as the breakfast taco, and we are blessed with so many tantalizing options. Enter Mikado. This new contender in the Austin Sushi Sweepstakes offers more than just raw-fish bliss. Mikado specializes in robata, or Japanese appetizers. The tangy enoki and char-grilled Mushroom Package, while served as tapas and intended to be shared, are tantalizing treats that may invoke greed even among the most charitable. Guests may choose items for the chefs to grill and opt to be served at the bar. For couples, however, we recommend the intimacy of the booths; the warm, streamlined "Japanese Modern" décor is a romantic dream.

Mikado Ryotei
9033 Research, 512/833-8188
www.fb.com/mikadoaustin

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