Kobe Japanese Steakhouse
13492 Research #380, 512/288-7333
Hours: Daily, 11:30am-9pm
Watching someone toss your meat in the air and then catch it backwards with a spatula never gets old. Steak, seafood, and chicken come in a variety of freshly-grilled combinations with generous servings of appetizers and soup. The sushi menu is pretty substantial for not being their specific specialty, and always fresh.
The sister restaurant to Kome Sushi Kitchen on Airport, this tiny shop serves up delicious broth, made daily, and ramen options to crave. The service is great, and the prices are reasonable, so add another stop to your well-foraged downtown lunch and dinner routine.
612-B E. Sixth, 512/369-3897
On Mondays, this sushi joint adds karaoke for those 21 and older, which gives you some idea of the party put on nightly by chef DK Lee. The menu features both Korean and Japanese favorites.
6400-C S. First, 512/326-5807
This restaurant serves up Japanese surf and turf with myriad options for sushi and teppanyaki, popular tableside hibachi-grilled meats.
4815 W. Braker #580, 512/795-8333