The Best Asian Restaurants in Austin, TX 2022-2023
A list of the best asian restaurants I ate in Austin, TX in 2022 - 2023.
Here were my top picks for Asian Food in 2022 in Austin, TX
Here is the Original Reel post for those interested.
Best Thai food - @thaikun_og
I love Thai kun. I eat it about once a week I always ordered their Larb and their whole fish and the Coco crisp. The food here is very flavorful. It can be a little bit spicy, so watch out. if you want something less spicy I recommend getting the fried chicken and the whole fish and the papaya salad here also really good.
Best ramen - @ramen512
I personally think that Ramen 512 has the best Ramen in Austin, Texas. Technically, it’s located in Cedar Park. I think that the best Ramen here is their shoyu Ramen and also their dipping noodles that they do during special pop-ups. This Ramen is the closest Ramen to the ones you will find in Japan .
Best pop up - @ramen_del_barrio
So funny story is I stumbled on Ramen garage on Instagram when he only had about 200 followers, I Dm’d him to make a reservation at the time and when I showed up it was literally a guy cooking in his garage and he was making this Menudo Ramen. Anyways, the experience was really good and I posted my reel and it went viral and now he since garnered enough support and followers to open a restaurant which will be called Ramen Del barrio. It will be located inside of Hana world.
Best Japanese sando- @choo_sando_omakase
Choo Sando is a Japanese Sando concept open by Chef Choo. He’s a really popular sushi chef that used to work at Hanabi or Haru and now he has since opened a brick and mortar that sells Japanese sandwiches. The sandwiches are loaded and they sell out really quick I highly recommend the ebi Katsu and the fruit ones and also his seasonal options.
Best bento/Asian grocery - @asahiimports
Asahi Imports is probably my go to grocery store for Japanese goods and on certain days of the week they actually sell bento and also rice balls I recommend going early or on a weekday so that they don’t sell out. Their Bento is actually very delicious and I love their side dishes.
Best omakase- @tsuke_edomae
Tsuke edomae is my favorite Omakase spot in Austin, Texas. It can be really hard to get a reservation here Chef Mike’s Omakase will run you about 100 per person. He’s currently in Japan so prices may change once he gets back but it’s obviously the best value Omakase you’ll get , I’ve had sushi in Japan that doesn’t even compare to Mike’s level of quality. What makes his Sushi stand out is the type of rice he uses and the fact that every visit the menu changes and you can tell that he gets better and better.
Best izakaya- @fukumotoaustin
Fukumoto is actually opened from one of my childhood friends, more like I knew him when I was a kid lol. Kazu makes the most amazing uni pasta and also skewers. I highly recommend this spot for their Japanese Izakaya eats. I wouldn’t necessarily say I go here for sushi, but it is a nice touch, especially his chirashi bowls when he has them.
Best hand rolls - @urokoaustin
My favorite hand rolls in Austin is from Uroko Austin. They only serve handrolls and what I think is the best deal is their make your own handroll set, It can easily feed two people. I love the casual nature of this place. It’s perfect for a quick date or just a quick lunch.
Best sushi rolls - @musashinoatx
The best sushi rolls in Austin can be found at Musashino ATX. I also think they have my favorite Karaage and also chicken teriyaki overall it’s probably one of my favorite restaurants in Austin. I celebrate special occasions here and I love their hybrid roll and also their Texas road runner roll. You can’t go wrong with any of the rolls. Honestly, I would not recommend their nigiri.
Best Japanese restaurant in general- @komeaustin
If you want a very consistent Japanese restaurant, I really recommend Kome Austin. I’m a big fan of the Japanese curry. They only serve it till about 5 PM, I believe. I also like their spooky roll and the Ramen is pretty decent. I wouldn’t say they excel in any particular dish, but if you take anyone here, they’re gonna like anything you order.
Best Chinese food- Bamboo House
So I thought long and hard about this but I decided to put Bamboo House here as my favorite Chinese restaurant. When it first opened I felt like they had the absolute best Chinese food I’ve had in Austin, it was comparable to the level of Houston. I highly recommend their Peking Duck , the spicy crispy chicken and the breaded lobster. I’ve been maybe five times and maybe a couple times the food hasn’t been as amazing as it should be so just be aware they do have consistency issues but when the food is good, it’s amazing. I recommend sharing half a duck only get a whole duck if you have maybe a group of eight people. Also be warned that the ducks do sell out.
Best Taiwanese food - @songlafood
The best Taiwanese food in Austin can be found at Song la. It’s a food truck located in the thicket. They originally made their name being located at UT. Everything here is delicious I really like their basil fried chicken, their ground pork with rice and also your seasonal cold peanut noodles. They do sell out pretty fast so make sure to get here early.
Best dumplings- @tasteofhomedumplings
The best dumplings in Austin can be found at taste of home dumplings. The reason I chose taste of home is because they specialize specifically and making just dumplings. I highly recommend their pork, shrimp, chive, pan fried dumplings, as those are their best ones. I also really like the abalone steamed dumplings, which kind of remind me of soup dumplings with the amount of delicious broth that comes out , they were pretty swamped in the beginning and had consistency issues but now it looks like they’ve calmed down.
Best Pho- Tan My