This old-school teppanyaki restaurant is can be found in an impressive, vibrant setting near campus. Try beef tataki and tempura don; thanks to the reasonable pricing, you'll be back for the rest.
1712 Lavaca, 512/520-8630
Starting as a food truck, this place takes on a brick-and-mortar business competing admirably against Austin's other ramen contenders. Housemade gyoza, Chashu Don of roast pork and rice, among other deviations, make this spot more than a one-trick pony. This third Michi Ramen location is behind Hole in the Wall bar, near the University of Texas campus.
2513 San Antonio, 512/284-9085