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Ah Sing Den Opens With Asian-Inspired Drinks and Food

Sake, poke, tuna hot rock

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Ah Sing Den's mural
Ah Sing Den’s mural
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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.

Ah Sing Den, the replacement bar taking over East Side Showroom’s recently-shuttered space, is soft opening is tonight, Thursday, August 11. Initial hours will be from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Eater got a peek at the menu, spanning Asian-influences with a heavy seafood emphasis, from the ever-trendy poke, salmon nori cigars, and an ahi tuna hot rock. Sweets include mochi and a pudding made with forbidden rice. Check out the full menu below.

In keeping with the theme, there is a sake section including sparkling, filtered, and unfiltered versions. Cocktails come with Asian and even South American twists, like the Guyanese Sour made with grilled pineapple and a spicy syrup, or the Burmese Twist with Thai basil, plus other classic drinks like Old Fashioneds and Pimm's Cups.

Owner Micki Spencer closed East Side Showroom last month, and quickly transformed the space into the new bar. The name is from the London opium den frequented by Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle in the Victorian era, run by Ah Sing.

There will be a grand opening party Saturday, August 27 and brunch service will start Sunday, August 28.