6 Hotspots For Austin's Asian Cuisine Boom | Houstonia
When restaurateur C. Chin opened Wu Chow in downtown Austin three years ago, its modern Chinese cuisine was unique to the area. Shortly thereafter, Kazu Fukumoto—having spent a decade studying the art of preparing sushi and yakitori in Tokyo—opened his eponymous Fukumoto Izakaya on the East Side; there was nothing quite like it in the city at the time, either. Since then, many more Asian restaurants have opened, bringing inventive new culinary options to the city.
We did it, though, y'all. These restaurants run the gamut from upscale and elegant date spots to budget-friendly cafes for a satisfying lunch. Crack open a Kirin beer which pairs well with any of the cuisines below, BTW and just try to make it through this list without drooling. This offshoot from local favorite Ramen Tatsu-Ya is worth visiting for the decor alone - the bar is outfitted with oodles of those adorable waving maneki-neko cats.
Do you love Asian food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy Asian cuisine in Austin. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of Austin restaurants.