New modern Japanese restaurant Ebisu, is aiming to open in Balcones Village in Northwest Austin on 13376 North Highway 183, Suite 400 starting on Thursday, August 1.
The name comes from Japanese god of fisherman and luck, fitting for the sushi-focused restaurant. Along with sashimi and sushi, there will be beef options like wagyu and other prime grade cuts.
The full bar, with an emphasis on whiskey, will serve up cocktails, both classic and ones mixed with Japanese liqueurs. Beer and sake are also on deck. The space will include a sushi bar, bar area, lounge, dining room, and private banquet rooms.
The three-person team behind Ebisu — including executive chef Jay Chung and Joo Chung — run a Japanese restaurant mini-chain in California (Yanagi), but this is their first Texas location.
Once it opens, Ebisu’s hours will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and then from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.