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15 Essential Sushi Restaurants in Austin

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Austin’s sushi game is very strong, despite being a landlocked city. The Japanese specialty is done right in town, with local restaurants serving excellent sushi, sashimi, nigiri, chirashi bowls, and rolls aplenty.

Austin’s best sushi restaurants range from casual to exclusive. Top spots include Musashino, which served as the training grounds for many of the city’s top chefs, strong offerings from trailer-turned-restaurant Kome, fun omakase spots like Otoko and Tsuke Edomae, and many more.

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Soto Japanese Cuisine

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Rolls at the Cedar Park Japanese restaurant run the gamut from decadent with truffle to simple but dependable like tuna and salmon. There’s a second location down on South Lamar. Takeout orders can be placed online. There are indoor dine-in services, and there’s a patio at South Lamar.

Tomodachi Sushi

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The far north Japanese restaurant is a reliable spot for amazing traditional and fusion sushi (just ignore the bizarre names). Keep an eye out for the specials which are truly remarkable. There are indoor dine-in services.

Ichi-Umi Sushi

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The North Austin sushi restaurant (formerly known as Hanabi and Haru) serves up substantial sushi for lunch and dinner. In particular, the slightly seared selection (aburi-style) is lovely. Takeout orders can be placed online. There are indoor dine-in services.

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Seek out the Allandale traditional sushi bar with ambiance, from the koi pond to the Japanese-style low booths, where shoes must be taken off as it is a tatami-style restaurant. Most rolls can be turned into handrolls. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online. There are indoor dine-in services.

Owners of the popular but defunct Sushi A-Go-Go turned the trailer into Kome, which serves up unique rolls, like the ode to the state Texas surf and turf with shrimp tempura and hanger steak, traditional maki, and hand-pressed sushi. The traditional offerings are stellar as is the lunchtime chirashi bowl. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Tsuke Edomae

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It’s best to secure reservations the day for this tiny eight-seat sushi bar in Mueller they become available — unless there’s a rare opening in the waitlist. Tsuke Edomae is an immersive omakase experience from chef Michael Che (who previously operated the $29 omakase spot Tsuke Honten), and at $99 per person, it’s still one of the most affordable options in town. Tsuke Edomae focuses on edomae-style sushi, which is largely unadorned. There are indoor dine-in services, and while reservations are booked up through the end of the year, add your name to the waiting list.

A piece of uni sushi.
An uni piece from Tsuke Edomae.
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Musashino Sushi Dokoro

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The sushi stalwart’s home in West Campus means more space for serving its Tokyo-style sushi. It was where many of the city’s sushi greats trained, including Uchi’s Tyson Cole, Kome’s Také Asazu, and Fukumoto’s Kazu Fukumoto. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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Sushi from Musashino.
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The second restaurant from the Kome team focuses on hand rolls and 45-minute omakases, both of which are wonderful. There are indoor dine-in services with outdoor areas available for hand rolls. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person.

Fukumoto

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Owner Kazu Fukumoto is a Musashino alum, which means he pays close attention to the cuts of fish he uses for every single piece through the fun East Austin restaurant. There are indoor dine-in services.

Toshokan

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An omakase newcomer, the East Austin Japanese restaurant within the Native offers a lovely multi-course nigiri meal courtesy of chef Saine Wong, rounded out by excellent sakes. There are indoor dine-in services.

Uchi & Uchiko

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Uchi and sister restaurant Uchiko have some of the best, most inventive sushi in Austin. Prepare to spend money or opt for the more budget-friendly sake social hour. To-go orders for both restaurants can be placed online, and both restaurants are open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Sushi|Bar ATX

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Under head chef Ambrely Ouimette, Sushi|Bar ATX is another highly coveted reservation in Austin’s omakase realm. The restaurant, which operates out of Bento Picnic, serves a more creative take on sushi, with garnishes like Fresno chili and freshly grated wasabi, with sake or cocktail pairings available. There are indoor dine-in services.

Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen

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Set aside the kitschy atmosphere for Lucky’s solid sushi, including traditional rolls and creative ones like the Star Wars-themed R2D2 and Sea-3po. The restaurant emphasizes sustainability, meaning chef Jay Huang works only with farms and cooperatives that practice thoughtful fishing. It’s worth indulging in dry-aged sushi too. Pickup and Door Dash delivery orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Fall under head sushi chef Yoshi Okai’s magical sushi spell as he cuts and prepares fish, rice, and vegetables served right on the spot to be eaten immediately. Hands are encouraged for the intimate omakase meal, and reservations are required for the indoor dining experience.

Eurasia Sushi Bar & Seafood

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The pan-Asian menu of the Oak Hill restaurant includes a stellar sushi selection, from nigiri to rolls. Of the two additional locations, only the Cedar Park one serves sushi as well. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online, all restaurants are open for indoor dine-in services.

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Soto Japanese Cuisine

Rolls at the Cedar Park Japanese restaurant run the gamut from decadent with truffle to simple but dependable like tuna and salmon. There’s a second location down on South Lamar. Takeout orders can be placed online. There are indoor dine-in services, and there’s a patio at South Lamar.

Tomodachi Sushi

The far north Japanese restaurant is a reliable spot for amazing traditional and fusion sushi (just ignore the bizarre names). Keep an eye out for the specials which are truly remarkable. There are indoor dine-in services.

Ichi-Umi Sushi

The North Austin sushi restaurant (formerly known as Hanabi and Haru) serves up substantial sushi for lunch and dinner. In particular, the slightly seared selection (aburi-style) is lovely. Takeout orders can be placed online. There are indoor dine-in services.

Ichiban

Seek out the Allandale traditional sushi bar with ambiance, from the koi pond to the Japanese-style low booths, where shoes must be taken off as it is a tatami-style restaurant. Most rolls can be turned into handrolls. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online. There are indoor dine-in services.

Komé

Owners of the popular but defunct Sushi A-Go-Go turned the trailer into Kome, which serves up unique rolls, like the ode to the state Texas surf and turf with shrimp tempura and hanger steak, traditional maki, and hand-pressed sushi. The traditional offerings are stellar as is the lunchtime chirashi bowl. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Tsuke Edomae

It’s best to secure reservations the day for this tiny eight-seat sushi bar in Mueller they become available — unless there’s a rare opening in the waitlist. Tsuke Edomae is an immersive omakase experience from chef Michael Che (who previously operated the $29 omakase spot Tsuke Honten), and at $99 per person, it’s still one of the most affordable options in town. Tsuke Edomae focuses on edomae-style sushi, which is largely unadorned. There are indoor dine-in services, and while reservations are booked up through the end of the year, add your name to the waiting list.

A piece of uni sushi.
An uni piece from Tsuke Edomae.
Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

Musashino Sushi Dokoro

The sushi stalwart’s home in West Campus means more space for serving its Tokyo-style sushi. It was where many of the city’s sushi greats trained, including Uchi’s Tyson Cole, Kome’s Také Asazu, and Fukumoto’s Kazu Fukumoto. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A long oval plate with four pieces of fish on it, one textured and pale, one smooth and pink, one orange with white spots, and one pink with circular green leaves on it
Sushi from Musashino.
Nadia Chaudhury/Eater Austin

Uroko

The second restaurant from the Kome team focuses on hand rolls and 45-minute omakases, both of which are wonderful. There are indoor dine-in services with outdoor areas available for hand rolls. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person.

Fukumoto

Owner Kazu Fukumoto is a Musashino alum, which means he pays close attention to the cuts of fish he uses for every single piece through the fun East Austin restaurant. There are indoor dine-in services.

Toshokan

An omakase newcomer, the East Austin Japanese restaurant within the Native offers a lovely multi-course nigiri meal courtesy of chef Saine Wong, rounded out by excellent sakes. There are indoor dine-in services.

Uchi & Uchiko

Uchi and sister restaurant Uchiko have some of the best, most inventive sushi in Austin. Prepare to spend money or opt for the more budget-friendly sake social hour. To-go orders for both restaurants can be placed online, and both restaurants are open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Sushi|Bar ATX

Under head chef Ambrely Ouimette, Sushi|Bar ATX is another highly coveted reservation in Austin’s omakase realm. The restaurant, which operates out of Bento Picnic, serves a more creative take on sushi, with garnishes like Fresno chili and freshly grated wasabi, with sake or cocktail pairings available. There are indoor dine-in services.

Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen

Set aside the kitschy atmosphere for Lucky’s solid sushi, including traditional rolls and creative ones like the Star Wars-themed R2D2 and Sea-3po. The restaurant emphasizes sustainability, meaning chef Jay Huang works only with farms and cooperatives that practice thoughtful fishing. It’s worth indulging in dry-aged sushi too. Pickup and Door Dash delivery orders can be placed online, and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Otoko

Fall under head sushi chef Yoshi Okai’s magical sushi spell as he cuts and prepares fish, rice, and vegetables served right on the spot to be eaten immediately. Hands are encouraged for the intimate omakase meal, and reservations are required for the indoor dining experience.

Eurasia Sushi Bar & Seafood

The pan-Asian menu of the Oak Hill restaurant includes a stellar sushi selection, from nigiri to rolls. Of the two additional locations, only the Cedar Park one serves sushi as well. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online, all restaurants are open for indoor dine-in services.

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