The Essential Sushi Restaurants of Austin
Austin is home to a number of stellar sushi restaurants, with chefs bringing authenticity and innovation to their delicious menus. Our list features a range of price options and experiences, from luxurious omakase style-eating to cozy meals at more casual eateries.
1023 Springdale Rd. Bldg. 1, Unit C
This gem in Springdale General offers a variety of eating experiences. Order from their popular selection of temaki or handrolls, reserve a 45-minute omakase session for a weekend or book a class in sushi-making. With high-quality ingredients and sophisticated raw, cooked and vegetarian recipes, Uroko provides affordable yet gourmet meals served from a casual countertop.
801 S. Lamar Blvd.
One of Austin’s most renowned restaurants year after year, Uchi offers a playful take on Japanese cuisine from mastermind chef Tyson Cole. There’s no going wrong with any items on the menu, so order a decadent omakase style meal to be blown away by inventive sauces and textures.
DK Sushi South & Seoul Korean Restaurant
6400 S. 1st St.
Combining the best of two great cuisines, DK Sushi and Seoul Korean Restaurant is a family-owned eatery that’s been around since 1993. DK offers an interesting selection of specialty sushi rolls, traditional Korean comfort food and, of course, an essential karaoke bar.
1603 S. Congress Ave.
A 12-seat Japanese restaurant in the South Congress Hotel, Otoko makes every meal an intimate and unique occasion. Encounter culinary genius at the hands of Chef Yoshi and his team, who serve up unforgettable multi-course omakase and Kyoto-style kaiseki with a plethora of flavors and buttery soft fish. Make your reservations online through their ticketing system.
1716 S. Congress Ave.
Neighborhood Sushi is a modern and trendy joint on South Congress that brings some Texas flair to traditional Japanese cuisine. Take a seat in the warm-toned interiors or lush outdoor patio and enjoy the plentiful selection of sushi, with a number of intriguing vegetarian options as well. Get a taste of their Yellowtail Tartare as an appetizer and the Warmed Spice Donuts for dessert.
1612 Lavaca St.
This cozy hole-in-the-wall is an ideal choice for those who want to dine big without spending a pretty penny. Go hungry and devour their All-You-Can-Eat Sushi at a flat rate of $27.95 for lunch or $36.95 for dinner featuring an endless array of appetizers, rolls and more. With a great downtown location and close proximity to UT’s campus, Sushi Junai is perfect for a casual hangout with friends.
Fukumoto Sushi & Izakaya
514 Medina St.
Traditional but not typical, Fukumoto offers an eclectic selection of Japanese dishes, many of which are hard to come by in Austin. Experiment with their varied sushi options and check out their famous yakitori. Pro tip: ask for the off-menu Wasabi Roll for a unique and spicy bite — and don’t miss out on their wonderfully vast drink menu, featuring nearly 50 different types of sake.
Blue Sushi Sake Grill
11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Ste. 144
Located at the Domain, Blue Sushi provides its visitors with an extensive menu that holds something for everyone. Enjoy starters, shareables and sushi with plenty of cooked, gluten-free and vegan options. With a mission to source sustainably and refreshing transparency on how they do so, this establishment is a friendly reminder that the eco-conscious choice can still be delicious and well-priced.
4200 N. Lamar Blvd.
The beloved sister of Uchi, Uchiko distinguishes itself with its smoky flavors. Although no less luxurious than Uchi, Uchiko’s exceptional happy hour makes exploring their menu a bit more approachable. Expect top service, exquisite flavors and something new to try with every visit. We recommend adding the lush Jasmine Cream to your order for dessert!
1100 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 2115
An excellent choice for upscale dining, Soto on South Lamar provides a delightful selection of sushi and hot Japanese specialties. Take advantage of their daily happy hour specials to get a cohesive taste of the menu at a better price. The Chili Hamachi is a must-order.
Kura Revolving Sushi Bar
6929 Airport Blvd., Ste. 125
If you’re looking to add some adventure to your dining ritual, Kura presents an innovative restaurant experience. This globally-acclaimed concept invites you to pick your meals from a revolving bar that circulates around the establishment. Choose from their grand selection of nigiri, rolls and more for a low cost, high reward meal.
5301 Airport Blvd.
A favorite in town, Komé’s recipes are delectable, affordable and stray from the ordinary. A perfectly laid-back lunch spot, choose from their fun assortment of rolls, including standouts like the TX Surf-n-Turf or Sunshine Rolls. If you’re looking for cooked Japanese options along with your sushi, try their bento boxes or ramen. Komé operates solely on a first-come first-serve basis.
Sushi Junai Omakase
315 Congress Ave., Ste. 100
Sushi Junai Omakase is home to a tasty selection of sushi rolls and other classic Japanese dishes. For those who desire a more elevated dining experience, book a reservation for their 90-minute omakase, featuring an abundance of creative and delectable bites. Open late and ideally situated by the iconic jazz club Elephant Room, Sushi Junai Omakase makes for the start of a remarkable downtown evening.
Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen
1303 S. Congress Ave.
This South Congress spot is known for its glowing colorful interiors, mouthwatering food and emphasis on responsible sourcing of meat and seafood. Lucky Robot brings a grand Tokyo-inspired menu of extremely fresh and flavorful ingredients to an intimate and atmospheric setting. Looking for a recommendation on what to order? The Crunchy Atomic Salmon roll is our favorite.
Xian Sushi and Noodle
1801 E. 51st St. C370
Friendly on your wallet, but not lacking in quality, Xian Sushi and Noodle presents a variety of options to satisfy your cravings, including excellent sushi rolls and classic Chinese noodle dishes. Grab their Sushi Combo Plate for enough sushi to share at a great price.