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Eater Readers' Guide to North Austin and Cedar Park

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Last week, Eater's astute and obsessive readers provided recommendations on where to eat in far North Austin. Opinions streamed in fast and furious over Twitter, Facebook, and the comments. The culinary trails of 183 and North Lamar offer delights from Mediterranean to Korean, Salvadoran to sandwiches. Just in time for another ACL-ridden downtown weekend, Eater has your ultimate guide to northern exploration.

Is your favorite spot missing? Have a thought on which place should fill the banh mi hole in the map? Hit the comments to get it added to the list, or drop a your recommendation down the tipline.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Daichi Sushi & Grill

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2051 Cypress Creek Rd
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Commenter Celeste reports that: "The fish is always fresh, the rolls are unique and amazing and the service is always friendly and fast. Sometimes on Saturdays they even serve up their authentic ramen for 20 or so lucky patrons who get there before they run out."

[Photo: Keri B./Yelp]

2. Soto Japanese Cuisine

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11066 Pecan Park Blvd Suite 404
Austin, TX 78613
(512) 257-0788
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Jarod Neece of Austin Breakfast Tacos says nigiri platter and hamachi appetizers were "pretty inventive and unique."

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3. Osaka Mansun

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13492 N Highway 183, Ste 160
Austin, TX 78750
(512) 918-8012
Readers call this a "nice little sushi joint" with "great lunch specials."

[Photo: Phillip B./Yelp]

4. Noble Pig

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11815 620 N., Suite 4
Austin, TX 78750
(512) 382-6248
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The best sandwiches in Northwest Austin for sure. Noble's inventive pairings and obsessive attention to detail makes them worth the trip, at least until the Burnet Road location opens later this fall.

5. Shandeez Grill

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8883 Anderson Lane
Austin, TX
(512) 258-6464
Readers recommend this "great" Persian spot.

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6. A + A Sichuan China

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13376 N Highway 183, Ste 100
Austin, TX 78750
(512) 258-5445
Austin's other massively popular Sichuan joint. Go with a bunch of friends and get the hot pot.

7. Asia Cafe

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8650 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 336-8888
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Most Austinites, including chefs, consider this some of the best Chinese in the city. Get the eggplant with ground pork.

8. Ajishin Sushi & Noodle

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6301 W Parmer Ln
Austin, TX 78729
(512) 297-2758
Two different commenters agree: Ajishin is "awesome!" Get your udon fix here, and check out the "Philosopher's Walk" bowl.

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9. Bombay Bistro

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10710 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 342-2252
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Some of the best Indian in the city, and, yes, there is a buffet. Get the chicken tikka and the goat curry.

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10. Baguette House & Cafe‎

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10901 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 837-9100
There's lots of banh mi up north, and Baguette House is consistently at the top of the recommendation lists. Commenter gword says: "I always get the #1 House Special Combination with sliced jambon, head cheese, pork meat loaf and pate served with house pickle (daikon and carrot), cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro and house mayonnaise. I ask for fish sauce instead of soy sauce. Only $3.25."

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11. Tomodachi Sushi

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4101 W Parmer Ln, Ste E
Austin, TX 78727
(512) 821-9472
The husband and wife team behind Tomo serve amazing sushi at remarkably reasonable prices.

12. Pars Deli

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8820 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757
This little deli/grocery serves up Mediterranean and Greek food that has Austinites calling it a "hidden gem," though another reader would classify the cuisine as "Persian." According to one Reddit commenter, they had a lunch special where the owner gave any customer who told him a good joke a free dessert.

[Photo: Grace C./Yelp]

13. Cafe Java

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11900 Metric Blvd
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 339-7677
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All of North Austin loves Cafe Java's friendly service and generous breakfast offerings. Oh, yeah, and the coffee, too.

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14. Din Ho Chinese BBQ

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8557 Research Blvd, Ste 116
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 832-8788
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This longtime Austin favorite is still drawing patrons for their Beijing duck and the luscious roast pork.

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15. Taco More

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9400 Parkfield Dr
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 845-3874
Some of North Austin's best tacos. Editor emeritus Andrea Grimes recommends the posole, too.

16. Ramen Tatsu-ya

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8557 Research Blvd, #126
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 834-8810
Austin's first ramen shop is also its best. Their obsessive commitment to quality and consistency makes the wait totally worth it.

17. Pho Saigon

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10901 N Lamar Blvd, #108
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 821-1022
Austinites will probably never agree where to find the best pho in town, but Pho Saigon has lots of well-deserved fans.

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18. Korean Grill

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10901 N Lamar Blvd, #204
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 339-0234
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On your next trip to MT Supermarket, stop by this friendly Korean restaurant, and be sure to get the spicy squid.

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19. Rice Bowl Cafe

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11220 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 835-8888
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This Taiwanese restaurant has legions of fans around town. Check out their Three Cup Chicken and the roast beef rolls.

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20. Costa Del Sol

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7901 Cameron Rd
Austin, TX
(512) 832-5331
Get your Salvadoran fix at this hidden-away spot on Cameron Road.

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21. Antojitos Hondurenos

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7901 Cameron Rd
Austin, TX 78754
(512) 719-5515
Want Honduran instead of Salvadoran? This east side strip mall has you covered. Check out the Honduran fried chicken with a side of plantains.

[Photo:Kelly S./Yelp]

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1. Daichi Sushi & Grill

2051 Cypress Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Commenter Celeste reports that: "The fish is always fresh, the rolls are unique and amazing and the service is always friendly and fast. Sometimes on Saturdays they even serve up their authentic ramen for 20 or so lucky patrons who get there before they run out."

[Photo: Keri B./Yelp]

2051 Cypress Creek Rd
Cedar Park, TX 78613

2. Soto Japanese Cuisine

11066 Pecan Park Blvd Suite 404, Austin, TX 78613
Jarod Neece of Austin Breakfast Tacos says nigiri platter and hamachi appetizers were "pretty inventive and unique."

[Photo:Amy D./Yelp]

11066 Pecan Park Blvd Suite 404
Austin, TX 78613

3. Osaka Mansun

13492 N Highway 183, Ste 160, Austin, TX 78750
Readers call this a "nice little sushi joint" with "great lunch specials."

[Photo: Phillip B./Yelp]

13492 N Highway 183, Ste 160
Austin, TX 78750

4. Noble Pig

11815 620 N., Suite 4, Austin, TX 78750
The best sandwiches in Northwest Austin for sure. Noble's inventive pairings and obsessive attention to detail makes them worth the trip, at least until the Burnet Road location opens later this fall.
11815 620 N., Suite 4
Austin, TX 78750

5. Shandeez Grill

8883 Anderson Lane, Austin, TX
Readers recommend this "great" Persian spot.

[Photo: H.C./Yelp]

8883 Anderson Lane
Austin, TX

6. A + A Sichuan China

13376 N Highway 183, Ste 100, Austin, TX 78750
Austin's other massively popular Sichuan joint. Go with a bunch of friends and get the hot pot.
13376 N Highway 183, Ste 100
Austin, TX 78750

7. Asia Cafe

8650 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759
Most Austinites, including chefs, consider this some of the best Chinese in the city. Get the eggplant with ground pork.
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78759

8. Ajishin Sushi & Noodle

6301 W Parmer Ln, Austin, TX 78729
Two different commenters agree: Ajishin is "awesome!" Get your udon fix here, and check out the "Philosopher's Walk" bowl.

[Photo: Yelp]

6301 W Parmer Ln
Austin, TX 78729

9. Bombay Bistro

10710 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759
Some of the best Indian in the city, and, yes, there is a buffet. Get the chicken tikka and the goat curry.

[Photo:JJT/Yelp]

10710 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78759

10. Baguette House & Cafe‎

10901 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753
There's lots of banh mi up north, and Baguette House is consistently at the top of the recommendation lists. Commenter gword says: "I always get the #1 House Special Combination with sliced jambon, head cheese, pork meat loaf and pate served with house pickle (daikon and carrot), cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro and house mayonnaise. I ask for fish sauce instead of soy sauce. Only $3.25."

[Photo: Bryan D./Yelp

10901 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

11. Tomodachi Sushi

4101 W Parmer Ln, Ste E, Austin, TX 78727
The husband and wife team behind Tomo serve amazing sushi at remarkably reasonable prices.
4101 W Parmer Ln, Ste E
Austin, TX 78727

12. Pars Deli

8820 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
This little deli/grocery serves up Mediterranean and Greek food that has Austinites calling it a "hidden gem," though another reader would classify the cuisine as "Persian." According to one Reddit commenter, they had a lunch special where the owner gave any customer who told him a good joke a free dessert.

[Photo: Grace C./Yelp]

8820 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757

13. Cafe Java

11900 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758
All of North Austin loves Cafe Java's friendly service and generous breakfast offerings. Oh, yeah, and the coffee, too.

[Photo: t.s./Yelp]

11900 Metric Blvd
Austin, TX 78758

14. Din Ho Chinese BBQ

8557 Research Blvd, Ste 116, Austin, TX 78758
This longtime Austin favorite is still drawing patrons for their Beijing duck and the luscious roast pork.

[Photo: Dustin S./Yelp]

8557 Research Blvd, Ste 116
Austin, TX 78758

15. Taco More

9400 Parkfield Dr, Austin, TX 78758
Some of North Austin's best tacos. Editor emeritus Andrea Grimes recommends the posole, too.
9400 Parkfield Dr
Austin, TX 78758

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16. Ramen Tatsu-ya

8557 Research Blvd, #126, Austin, TX 78758
Austin's first ramen shop is also its best. Their obsessive commitment to quality and consistency makes the wait totally worth it.
8557 Research Blvd, #126
Austin, TX 78758

17. Pho Saigon

10901 N Lamar Blvd, #108, Austin, TX 78753
Austinites will probably never agree where to find the best pho in town, but Pho Saigon has lots of well-deserved fans.

[Photo: Gary K/Yelp]

10901 N Lamar Blvd, #108
Austin, TX 78753

18. Korean Grill

10901 N Lamar Blvd, #204, Austin, TX 78753
On your next trip to MT Supermarket, stop by this friendly Korean restaurant, and be sure to get the spicy squid.

[Photo: Gary K/Yelp]

10901 N Lamar Blvd, #204
Austin, TX 78753

19. Rice Bowl Cafe

11220 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753
This Taiwanese restaurant has legions of fans around town. Check out their Three Cup Chicken and the roast beef rolls.

[Photo: JC Y./Yelp]

11220 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

20. Costa Del Sol

7901 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX
Get your Salvadoran fix at this hidden-away spot on Cameron Road.

[Photo: Kevin N/Yelp]

7901 Cameron Rd
Austin, TX

21. Antojitos Hondurenos

7901 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754
Want Honduran instead of Salvadoran? This east side strip mall has you covered. Check out the Honduran fried chicken with a side of plantains.

[Photo:Kelly S./Yelp]

7901 Cameron Rd
Austin, TX 78754

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