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Zen Reprograms Into Full-Service Lucky Robot On South Congress

Customers at the new Lucky Robot Japanese restaurant on South Congress will get a "digital Toyko" experience, according to a press release announcing the spot's opening. What was formerly a Zen Japanese Food Fast has been reprogrammed by owner Adam Weisberg into a full-service concept. Via the press release, Lucky Robot employees will wear Harajuku-style uniforms and customers will order from a "tech-oriented" iPad system. And the food?

Aside from the tech and creative interface, "the quality of the menu is our main priority," said Weisberg. "The food served at Lucky Robot will be top tier, for example, we will be flying in fresh tuna." Furthermore, a complete, made-to-order sushi bar with hand made rolls is included, along with a variety of traditional Japanese dishes.
Lucky Robot all serves beer, wine and sake, along with "custom-crafted sake cocktails." Hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

UPDATE: Per the Lucky Robot press folks, the restaurant is not actually open, despite their expectations. Adam Weisberg tells Eater Austin they expect to be out of their training period and ready to roll next week.

· Lucky Robot [Official]
· Zen [Official]
· All Openings On Eater Austin [-EATX-]

[Photo: Google Maps/Andrea Grimes/Lucky Robot]

Lucky Robot

1303 South Congress Austin, TX 78704