The best restaurants in Austin, according to ChatGPT

Leave the menus to artificial intelligence.

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Uchi is known for its elevated Japanese food from chef Tyson Cole.

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Austin is such a foodie city, even artificial intelligence knows it.

We asked ChatGPT, an artificial-intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI, to name the best restaurants in Austin. While ChatGPT disclaims that it doesn’t “have personal experiences or preferences,” it picked the list based on online review and ratings.

Franklin Barbecue | 900 E. 11th St.
What ChatGPT says: “Known for its mouth-watering brisket and sausage, Franklin Barbecue is often regarded as one of the best barbecue joints in the country.”

Uchi | 801 S. Lamar Blvd.
What ChatGPT says: “A Japanese-inspired restaurant with a creative sushi menu and dishes that use local ingredients. Uchi is considered one of the best sushi restaurants in the city.”

Kemuri Tatsu-ya | 2713 E. 2nd St.
What ChatGPT says: “A unique fusion of Texas barbecue and Japanese izakaya (a type of casual gastropub), Kemuri Tatsu-ya is a favorite among foodies for its innovative menu and funky vibe.”

Odd Duck | 1201 S. Lamar Blvd.
What ChatGPT says: “A farm-to-table restaurant that offers creative dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients. The menu changes frequently, so there’s always something new to try.”

Launderette | 2115 Holly St.
What ChatGPT says: “A modern American restaurant that serves up delicious dishes in a bright and airy space. The menu features both small plates and entrees, with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients.”

Did ChatGPT get it right? Let us know which restaurants you think should be on the list.

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