Hai Hospitality Announces New Concept

Loro to open in fall 2017

Chef Tyson Cole (Photo by Logan Crable, courtesy of Hai Hospitality)

We know what you’re thinking. It’s been a reeealllly long time since Hai Hospitality has opened anything in Austin, completely ignoring our fair city since St. Philip was the 2015 canary in the coal mine to last year’s great restaurant reaping. But 2017 is a new year. If we survive the rise of Cheetolini, we’ll have Loro to look forward to.

Details remain thin, but the owners of Uchi and Uchiko bill Loro as an Asian smokehouse featuring grilled and smoked meats, joining the recently opened Kemuri in making this year’s first hospitality trend. “Loro gives our group a chance to try [and] expand on fare that we hint at on our specials at Uchi,” says chef Tyson Cole in a release. “The space will be airy and inviting, the indoors and outdoors will feel very connected, guests order at the bar and the vibe will be comfortable and casual.”

The new space will be located at the corner of South Lamar and Oltorf at 2115 S. Lamar, and will feature an oak-shaded patio. A full bar will serve wine, beer, and cocktails.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More Loro
Five Austin Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Foods to Start the Day
Five Austin Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Foods to Start the Day
Who says you can't have ice cream and french fries for breakfast?

Dan Gentile, March 9, 2018

More by Brandon Watson
My Obsession: Therapy With Nineties Supermodels
My Obsession: Therapy With Nineties Supermodels
Escape via the long gay tradition of diva worship

Sept. 15, 2017

Review: Holy Roller
Review: Holy Roller
The personal is edible at Callie Speer’s new hot spot

Sept. 8, 2017


Loro, Hai Hospitality, Uchi, Uchiko, Tyson Cole

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle