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.
Find Korean fare as well as the traditional Japanese items and, of course, sushi, with a focus on taste as well as presentation.
Eclectic izakaya from the owners of Ramen Tatsu-Ya incorporates elements of the Texas smokehouse. The "hot pocketz" are not to be missed.
Well-executed Japanese home cooking. The lunch menu features some of the best deals in Austin, like the gorgeous sashimi lunch. The ramen is a treat, too. In 2017, the restaurant moved just down the street into bigger digs.
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.
Quick/casual Japanese restaurant
This inviting little spot offers quality sushi and sashimi at reasonable prices, as well as noodle bowls, teriyaki, bento boxes, and tempura. Keen attention to detail makes this a place to remember.
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.
Serving a whopping variety of sushi and a small selection of Japanese appetizers, this restaurant features fine fish and friendly service.
Who would have thought a little out-of-the-way restaurant would hold such treasures? We went straight for the hamachi and uni. What a pleasant surprise!
This restaurant boasts beautiful presentation and an extensive sake and wine menu. Try the Love at First Sight roll.
The No. 1 Tonkotsu Original ramen bowl contains addicting, creamy pork broth filled with al-dente noodles, a slice of tender pork belly, and half of a boiled egg. You must try the Spicy Bomb.
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).
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