6 sushi superlatives in Austin, TX


Three wooden trays of sushi at Ichiban

Ichiban offers both hot and cold sake, in addition to a delicious sushi menu.

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We’ve been fishing around and Austin is swimming in sushi. From trendy menus to laidback atmospheres, we’ve rounded up some top spots to score sushi.

Date night dining

Uchi, 801 S. Lamar Blvd.
No surprise here — Uchi is a great spot to take your date when you want to make it o-fish-al. The sleek modern design of this bungalow restaurant is complemented by high-end bites formulated by James Beard Award-winning chef Tyson Cole.
Pro tip: If the prices at Uchi spook you, try visiting Uchiko, the spot’s slightly more casual sister restaurant.

Impress the foodies

Musashino, 2905 San Gabriel St., Ste. 200
Musashino has premier sushi + service. The fresh baby octopus or the Texas Hybrid Roll will have those with even the most particular of palates saying, “Oh, that’s good fish.”

A table full of sushi arrays at Musashino.

Musashino is coming in hot with some cold fish.

Photo by @gotcathy

Keep it casual

Tomodachi, 4101 W. Parmer Ln.
DYK: Sushi is historically a casual finger food? Tomodachi is a lowkey sushi scene for those that just want to sit back and ride the sushi wave. Try a special roll such as the Mt. Fuji or Sassy Suzy.

Celebrate with sushi

Otoko, 1603 S. Congress Ave.
Otoko is the perfect place to maki the moment special. This ultra-high end South Congress spot is an intimate dining experience, made all the more special by 10+ courses designed by head chef Yoshi Okai.
Pro tip: Reserve your seats far in advance, as Otoko often books up three months ahead of time. However, you can visit Watertrade, the restaurant’s Japanese-style cocktail bar, at any time.

A cocktail next to a menu on the table at Watertrade.

Can’t get a seat at Otoko? City Editor London was lucky enough to check out Watertrade before her Otoko reservation, and recommends stopping by for a cocktail.

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Go fish-less

Lucky Robot, 1303 S. Congress Ave.
It sounds like a contradiction, but vegan sushi is delicious. (Technically the name “sushi” just refers to the rice part.) Try out Lucky Robot’s vegan tuna maki, veggiepilar roll, or spinach and tofu dumplings.

Drink up

Ichiban, 7310 Burnet Rd.
An underrated element of the sushi experience? The booze. Ichiban keeps the drinks flowing with a wide range of both hot + cold sakes, plus wine and beer.

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