1023 Springdale, Bldg. 1, Ste. C, 512/520-4004
Hours: Temaki: Mon.-Wed., 11am-9pm; Thu.-Sat., 11am-4pm
Sushi class: Thu., 6:30-8:30pm (reservation only)
Omakase: Fri.-Sat., 6-10pm (reservation only)
Photo by David Brendan Hall
Most days, Uroko functions as a counter-service Temaki (hand roll) bar, but on Friday and Saturday nights the restaurant switches over to a reservation-only, 45 minute Omakase style sushi dinner. Thursdays night, take a hands-on sushi rolling class with chefs Masazumi Saio and Takehiro Asazu.
Reservations required for the twice-nightly omakase seatings. Die-hard sushi lovers with a passion for hard-to-find seafood won’t mind the eye-popping prices or the austere environment.
4600 Mueller #1035, 512/607-4404
Creativity is fueled by serious coffee here, including a robust 16-hour cold brew. It's perfect for pairing with their selection of Rosen's bagels. Japanese-style toast anchors most of the food offerings, whether as the main event or a side. The toast forms the foundation to everything from grilled vegetables (yasai) to egg spread (nori tama).
916 Springdale, Bldg. 3, #101, 512/524-1544
This restaurant serves hand-pulled noodles the size you want it, from the chewier pappardelle to the softer vermicelli. Available in both dry and soup versions.
1801 E. 51st, 512/469-7878