Daito, the Japanese restaurant on West Campus known for its housemade udon, is now closed. Its official last day of service was on Sunday, March 19. The reason for its closure was because of increased rent for a space without any parking spots, according to manager Yoshi Adachi.
Owner Takuo Adachi wanted Daito to serve as a “real Japanese” restaurant, according to Yoshi, but he found it difficult to execute properly in Austin without any fusion elements. Takuo is still open to creating another restaurant with the right partner.
Chronicle's Brandon Watson was a fan of Daito. He genuinely used the phrase "hidden gem,” and wrote, “One would be hard-pressed to find better udon in Austin,” and thoroughly enjoyed the dashi, sake, kara-age, and everything else.
Before Daito, which opened in January 2015, the Guadalupe address was home to Magic Wok.