For nearly five decades, this North Austin institution has brought the classic Japanese konbini store experience to Texas. Now it's doubled in size, and added fresh lunchtime delights in onigiri corner. From katsu sando Monday to ichigo daifuku Thursday, and home-cooked treats all through the weekend, it's a taste of home for Austin's Japanese population, and a delicious alternative to ramen and sushi for everyone else. You'll always have something to enjoy while you're shopping for saké or hunting for the perfect Gudetama blind box. Arigato gozaimasu, Asahi!
6105 Burnet Rd., 512/453-1850, www.asahi-imports.com