Chef Tyson Cole's now-legendary restaurant was a game changer, putting the local scene on the national food map and ushering in a new era of fine dining in Austin. Sushi ranges from fresh scallops, tuna, and seafood to negitoro rolls, seaweed, and chicken salad, and all are highly rated. Reservations recommended.
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.