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1712 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1316
+1 512-520-8630
11:00 - 21:00
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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Stopped into this local place near the Capitol area for lunch today. I'm trying to do low carb, so I wanted to avoid the rice and noodle dishes which, I've heard, are quite good. I ordered edamame and a bowl of the chicken vegetable soup. The edamame was served hot and salted, and it was good. The soup came, and... More 

Thank Judy C
Charleston, South Carolina
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108 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Before I start about the food. Please beware that this place has a large glass front and easily can be mistaken as being an open concept. This guy walked right into the glass and knocked himself out. Really weird. The food was ok. The teriyaki beef, vegetables and brown rice was good. My husband had the grilled chicken and shrimp... More 

Thank E9
Fort Worth, Texas
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

While at a conference at UT, a colleague suggested that we stop for some Japanese food for dinner. We all got some rice bowls with tempura veggies and shrimp. They were simple and fantastic. We also had their version of a mojito. The mint was super fresh and the drink was so refreshing in the warm Austin evening. The price... More 

Thank princessebird
Round Rock, Texas
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 450 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This may not be a 5-star restaurant, but it's a solid 4-star. Everything (food, service, menu, location) is good, nothing bad that I've encountered. This is a regular lunch spot for business (2-3 times a month, two dozen experiences total), and I've never had a bad lunch here. Only one dinner; was also good. This part of town doesn't offer... More 

9 Thank TwoinNYfromVTandTX
Downers Grove . IL, United States
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Visiting from Chicago, found this little gem in Austin. Yes, the fresh lemonade is great for a hot summer night. Some of us got sushi, some got tempura, and I got the Teppan grilled shrimp. The salad with ginger dressing was just so-so, but the house soup was terrific. My grilled shrimp and veggies were also very tasty and cooked... More 

Thank Linda S L
Austin, Texas, USA
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471 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The beautifully and expertly prepared meals are always worth the trip to this restaurant. Every food item is delicately produced and a visual as well as an eating delight. I love the tofu steaks and my husband really enjoys eating the Tori Kara.

1 Thank Gloria L
Mesquite, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The food was okay, certainly edible, but not spectacular. The fresh squeezed lemonade was excellent. Prices were average and service was very good.

Thank Granto9
Plano, Texas
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We were there for dinner during summer when UTA was not in session. There were two other customers when we got there (around 7PM on a week night) and we did not see anyone else entering the restaurant. Dining area is spacious, clean, and had a modern decor. Service was friendly and prompt. Vegetable tempura was average and overpriced. Sushi... More 

Thank jaewchung
Austin, Texas
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81 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I eat at this little restaurant quite often and enjoy its light fare. Good daytime, business lunch (or other) destination. Not quite the ambiance you want for dinner.

Thank 37Frequenttraveler
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Great place. Wonderful environment. Definitely recommend. Fast service and great customer care. I am an out of town customer as well and it was great.

Thank josemahouston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1712 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1316
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-520-8630

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?