Pei Wei Asian Diner
1000 E. 41st, 512/382-3860
A sleek diner atmosphere and affordable favorites keep the crowds coming back for lunch and dinner. Choose your own combinations for noodle and rice bowls.
Local fast casual mini-chain specializes in steamed buns stuffed with savory or sweet fillings.
8023 Burnet Road, 512/351-0846
The Palace was huge back in the Seventies and Eighties, with long lines and great Chinese cuisine. It's back with a vengeance and loaded with authentic flavor. Get it delivered if you don't want to leave the house.
6605 Airport, 512/451-7104
Most folks go for the pho or the bun, but you should give the dinners a try. The hot-and-sour soup rocks, and the lunch specials are big, cheap, and delicious.
7601-I N. Lamar, 512/451-2464