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Musashino to Take Over Former Fino Space

Chinatown will debut a new concept in that space.

Musashino moves into Fino
Musashino moves into Fino
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Chinatown, Austin’s fine dining Chinese restaurant, will take over downstairs neighbor Musashino for an unnamed new concept, as reported by Community Impact. The sushi restaurant will move to the now-shuttered classic West Campus Fino’s space on San Gabriel Street sometime this year.

The focus of Chinatown owner Ronald Cheng’s new project hasn’t been announced yet. It is set to open sometime next year. There are currently three locations of the restaurants: downtown (which debuted an izakaya menu last December), Mopac, and Westlake.

Eater has reached out to both restaurants for more information. Watch this space for updates.

Update, 12:35 p.m.: For the new concept, Cheng is "thinking of Asian street food," according to a Chinatown rep. Currently, he is traveling through Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Singapore for research.

Musashino Sushi Dokoro [Relocated]

3407 Greystone Dr, Austin, TX 78731 (512) 795-8593 Visit Website

Chinatown [Mopac]

3407 Greystone Drive, Austin, Texas 78731 (512) 343-9307 Visit Website

FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar

2905 San Gabriel Street, Austin, TX 78705 (512) 474-2905 Visit Website