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AUSTIN SUSHI STANDOUTS


If you’re in the mood for some delicious sushi in the Austin area, you’re in luck! This city has a vibrant and diverse sushi scene, with plenty of options for every taste and budget.


Here are the top 5 sushi restaurants in the Austin area:

  1. Uchi: Located in South Austin, Uchi is a popular sushi spot that’s been around for over a decade. This award-winning restaurant offers an extensive menu of sushi, sashimi, and other Japanese dishes. The most popular dish at Uchi is probably the Hamachi Nabe, a hot pot dish featuring yellowtail, mushrooms, and vegetables. For cocktails, try the Yuzu Margarita or the Umeshu Spritz. Uchi has an extensive wine list, with options from all over the world, as well as a great selection of sake and beer. Reservations are recommended.

  2. Kyoten Sushiko: This omakase-style sushi restaurant is located in East Austin and offers a unique and intimate dining experience. The menu changes frequently depending on what’s in season and what’s fresh, but the sushi is always top-notch. The most popular dish at Kyoten Sushiko is the Omakase, a chef’s choice selection of sushi and sashimi. For cocktails, try the Japanese Highball or the Gin and Yuzu. Kyoten Sushiko has a small but carefully curated wine list, as well as a good selection of sake and beer. Reservations are required.

  3. Otoko: Located in the South Congress Hotel, Otoko is another omakase-style sushi restaurant that offers a high-end dining experience. The restaurant only seats 12 guests at a time, so reservations are definitely recommended. The most popular dish at Otoko is the Chef’s Choice Omakase, which features a variety of sushi and sashimi dishes. For cocktails, try the Sake Martini or the Toki Old Fashioned. Otoko has an impressive selection of sake, as well as a small but carefully curated wine list and a few beer options.

  4. Komé: This casual Japanese restaurant in North Austin offers a variety of sushi, sashimi, and other Japanese dishes. The sushi is always fresh and delicious, and the menu has plenty of options for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. The most popular dish at Komé is the Komé Roll, which features tempura shrimp, avocado, and cucumber. For cocktails, try the Shiso Mojito or the Tokyo Sour. Komé has a good selection of sake, as well as a small but carefully curated wine list and a few beer options. Reservations are recommended.

  5. Soto: Located in South Austin, Soto is a modern and stylish sushi restaurant that offers a creative and innovative take on traditional Japanese dishes. The sushi is always fresh and beautifully presented, and the menu has plenty of options for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. The most popular dish at Soto is the Hamachi Jalapeno, featuring yellowtail, jalapeno, and ponzu sauce. For cocktails, try the Soto Martini or the Tokyo Mule. Soto has a good selection of sake and wine, as well as a few beer options. Reservations are recommended.

Some of my other top recommended sushi spots in Austin include Tomodachi, Uchiko, TenTen, Tadashi, and Neighborhood Sushi. On my list to try are Ichi Umi Sushi and Uroko.

As you can see, the Austin area has a diverse and exciting sushi scene, with plenty of options for every taste and budget. Whether you’re looking for a high-end omakase experience or a casual sushi lunch, there’s a restaurant in Austin that will fit the bill. Don’t forget to try some of the delicious cocktails, wine, sake, and beer options available at each restaurant!


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