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24 New Restaurant Openings to Try In Austin

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Hot pot, lemonade cocktails, ramen, crawfish, and many more certified open

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Jenifer Baker

1. Downtown — The 11th Street Sheraton Austin's revamped restaurant, The Yard at Waller Creek and cafe The Swing In are both open, designed by Studio 11. The Yard’s bar program was developed by mixologist Jason Kosmas, including the Backyard Lemonade: cocktails served in glass bottles.

The Yard at Waller Creek. [Photo: Jenifer Baker] The Yard at Waller Creek. [Photo: Jenifer Baker]

2. West Campus — It's a DIY meal party with Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot’s new Austin location, where customers can cook their own meats and vegetables in regular or spicy hot broths.

Kanji Ramen. [Photo: <a href="https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/kanji-ramen-austin?select=Dpe24MrHTTnkV-4oLx3gYQ">Erica V./Yelp</a>] Kanji Ramen. [Photo: Erica V./Yelp]

3. Far North AustinMooyah, the Plano-based burger chain, opened up its first Austin location out on Lakeline Boulevard with cutomizable burgers.

4. Barrington Oaks — The newest ramen shop in town is Kanji Ramen, where, along with the noodle soup, look out for gyoza, sliders, and meat on sticks with an intricate mural as your backdrop.

5. Red River — What used to be Holy Mountain and Beauty Bar is now known as ScratcHouse, but still serves booze and hosts musical performances.

Yo So Cool. [Photo: <a href="https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/yo-so-cool-expresso-and-frozen-yogurt-bar-austin?select=SJbX383f6rxeMp3PqPfXxw">Joe C./Yelp</a>] Yo So Cool. [Photo: Joe C./Yelp]

6. South CongressSelf-serve frozen yogurt shop Yo So Cool offers just that, with fruity flavors and other fun ones like cake batter, caramel and sea salt, and snickerdoodle, and tons of toppings. Warmer items include coffee, cake balls, and doughnuts.

7. Campus — Hungry UT students and other Austinites should head to 3 Woks Down for ramen, porridge, and boba drinks. Be sure to order the barbecue pork rice.

8. Pflugerville — Crawfish and pho come together with D Pho and Crawfish, where Cajun-boiled mudbugs, snow and King crab, and shrimp are all sold by the pound.

MAD Greens. [Photo: <a href="https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/mad-greens-the-domain-austin?select=D8C6MQDVKpl7F5wZcxHd_Q">Shonel G./Yelp</a>] MAD Greens. [Photo: Shonel G./Yelp]

9. The Domain — For MAD Greens’ first Austin location, the salad chain went up north to the Domain’s Rock Rose district. The fast casual restaurant works with local farms for produce, used in salads, wraps, paninis, and more. Next up will be the Lakeway location, and then the downtown spot on West 2nd Street.

10. The Domain — Also debuting in the new Domain district is Lavaca Street Bar’s second location with chef Ralph Gilmore’s Turf N' Surf Kitchen in tow, which expands with oysters. The new space features patios, skee ball, and pool.

11. The DomainWeathered Coalition, the fancier men's boutique store, is now open within the Domain's Rock Rose district, bringing with it a coffee and whiskey bar.

12. Westlake — Acai-focused Blenders & Bowls opened its second location out on Bee Cave Road. The fast casual mini-chain dishes out healthy smoothies and blended bowls.

1000 Degrees. [Photo: <a href="https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/1000-degrees-neapolitan-pizzeria-austin-2?select=HYdWtLUUssJwCjGH9m72eQ">Balinor I./Yelp</a>] 1000 Degrees. [Photo: Balinor I./Yelp]

13. North Burnet — The East Coast pizza chain, 1000 Degrees, made its way to Austin (as did many other pizza chains) serving build-your-own Neapolitan pies.

14. Lakeway — Despite relocating to Lakeway from Oak Hill, Italian restaurant Verona still serves the same pastas.

Papa Donkasu. [Photo: <a href="https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/papa-donkasu-austin-5?select=T8ZhfGhNA0ZGhsJhUaqi-Q">Jonathan S./Yelp</a>] Papa Donkasu. [Photo: Jonathan S./Yelp]

15. Far North — The newest stall in Hana World Market is Japanese spot Papa Donkasu, specializing in tonkatsu. There are also udon, curries, takoyaki, and potstickers.

16. Far North — Seafood newcomer Crawfish Corner and Oyster Bar celebrates underwater creatures with baskets, po’boys, or boiled, ranging from mild to very spicy. Oysters come raw, broiled, or grilled. Wash everything down with cold beer.

Dos Chopstix. [Photo: <a href="https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/dos-chopstix-pflugerville?select=-M4dTCIRL0qLwMJtmH5AvQ">Phillip B./Yelp</a>] Dos Chopstix. [Photo: Phillip B./Yelp]

17. PflugervilleDos Chopstix blends Chinese, Korean, and Mexican fare, which means customers can order burritos with bulgogi and kimchi, alongside noodles, tacos, and more.

18. South Lamar — It's more than just juice at Juice Society's first storefront in Lamar Union. For a sweet fix, opt for avocado banana mousse or chia seed pudding.

19. Brentwood — Ever-growing El Chilito came to Burnet Road last month for its third location, hauling tacos, burritos, and sangria. To observe the expansion, the taquería is hosting a Cinco de Mayo pig roast this week.

Fleet Coffee. [Photo: <a href="https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/fleet-coffee-austin?select=f6JAE4Cv97ppyKCkQpX2JQ">Kaleb F./Yelp</a>] Fleet Coffee. [Photo: Kaleb F./Yelp]

20. East SideFleet Coffee brings coffee to another level by concocting caffeinated drinks that taste almost like cocktails. Outdoor sipping calls for the Claro, which elevates iced coffee with lemon juice and bitters.

21. Far North AustinChi’lantro’s Korean-Mexican fusion family got bigger with the debut of its third restaurant.

Dilly Deli. [Photo: <a href="https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/dilly-deli-austin?select=MHbpjyVc6s6SViyD-aoT8g">Jennifer J./Yelp</a>] Dilly Deli. [Photo: Jennifer J./Yelp]

22. East Austin — Hidden in the back of a market, Dilly Deli doesn't mess around with sandwiches, biscuits, and kolaches.

23. South Lamar — For its relocation, Lick Ice Creams moved to Lamar Union last month, which is larger than its original home.

24. South LamarTiny Pies took over Lick Ice Creams’ former spot in South Austin, baking up sweet and savory baked goods for its second brick and mortar.

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