17 of Our Favorite Austin Restaurants

Adjoa Kittoe
Marketing Manager
June 9, 2022

Texas has a never-ending list of excellent eateries and food trucks. From mission-driven burger spots to upscale Modern-fusion restaurants, Austin, Texas is home to an array of amazing dining. We’ve compiled an epic guide to the best Austin Restaurants you can find in 2022.

Fuku:

Fuku is on a mission to change the way people think about fast-casual Created by chef David Chang, Fuku has a variety of fried chicken offerings, drawing influences from Asian and American cuisines.

Price Point: $

Where: 1501 E 13th St, Austin, TX 78702

What to eat: S.B.R Sando

Ramen Tatsu-ya

Ramen Tatsu-ya is the first brick & mortar ramen spot in Austin, Texas. It is also the long-awaited collaboration between local chefs/DJs, Tatsu Aikawa and Takuya Matsumoto.

Price Point: $$

Where: Tatsu-ya has many locations in Austin, but check out the location at 1234 South Lamar, East Austin, TX

What to eat: Mi-so-HOT (tonkatsu), Matcha Man Sandy Savage Ice Cream Sandwich

Loro

Loro is a casual and communal Asian smokehouse and bars by chefs Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin. Their menu features grilled and smoked meats with Southeast Asian and Japanese-inspired sauces, sides, and a bar that boasts craft beer, boozy slushies, and cocktails.

Price Point: $$$

Where: 2115 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

What to eat: Crispy Szechuan tofu bowl, Crispy potatoes, Oak smoked salmon

Emmer & Rye

Rotating a seasonal menu, Emmer & Rye is a warehouse-chic restaurant offering innovative farm-to-table fare, plus cocktails & wine.

Price Point: $$$

Where:  SkyHouse, 51 Rainey St UNIT 110, Austin, TX 78701

What to eat: Blue Beard Durum Spaghetti 'Cacio e Pepe"

Spicy Boys Fried Chicken

All things spicy, all things fried chicken. Spicy Boys is a multi-location food trailer operation specializing in Pan-Asian fried chicken and fried chicken accessories.

Price Point: $

Where: 440 E St Elmo Rd g2, Austin, TX 78745

What to eat: Bone-in 5pc fried chicken, Som Tam

Red Ash Italia

Influenced by the culinary traditions of Northern and Southern Italy, Red Ash features craft Italian cuisine expertly prepared by Owner and Executive Chef John Carver.

Price Point: $$$

Where: Colorado Tower, 303 Colorado St #200, Austin, TX 78701

What to eat: Wood roasted meatballs, Wood roasted beef bone marrow, and wild mushroom risotto

Suerte

Located in the heart of East Austin, Suerte is a contemporary spot serving interior Mexican specialties & snacks, beer, wine & craft cocktails. Excellent options of tacos - you must try them all.

Price Point: $$$

Where: 1800 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

What to eat: Any of the tacos, Pescado Zarandeado

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

A good cause burger spot that donates proceeds to charity, Hopdoddy is more than just burgers & beer. They are proud to support local communities and serve completely fresh, never frozen ingredients.

Price Point: $$

Where: Tons of locations in the Austin area: Check out 1400 S Congress Ave Suite A190, Austin, TX 78704

What to eat: Beer Cheese Goodnight/ Good Cause burger

Paperboy

Originally a stationary trailer, Paperboy is now a brick-and-mortar with a patio serving seasonal breakfast sandwiches, bowls, toast & coffee.

Price Point: $$

Where: 1203 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

What to eat: Chicken & biscuits, Kale salad

Uchiko

Uchiko is an offshoot of the famed Uchi restaurant with upscale sushi & small plates in a farmhouse-chic space. Translated from the Japanese word “house”, Award-winning Chef Tyson Cole’s signature non-traditional take on Japanese food.

Price Point: $$$$

Where: 4200 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756

What to eat: Any toyosu hot rock, Jasmine cream dessert (cilantro granita, pineapple, honey tuile)

Neighborhood Sushi

Neighborhood Sushi is a trendy Japanese eatery specializing in sushi rolls, nigiri & sashimi, plus unique cocktails & sake.

Price Point: $$$

Where: 1716 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

What to eat: Spicy salmon roll, Cuttlefish nigiri

Veracruz All Natural

Family-owned eatery with picnic tables for tacos with spit-grilled meats or veggie options.

Price Point: $

Where: 5 locations in Austin to choose from!

What to eat: Migas Poblanas taco, Furioso Taco, Al pastor taco

Lucy’s Fried Chicken

An innovative take on Southern comfort favorite dishes. From fresh Gulf oysters to chicken fried steak, Lucy’s Fried Chicken has a great menu to choose from.

Price Point: $$

Where: 2218 College Ave, Austin, TX 78704

What to eat: The revival + fried pickles

Gabriela’s Downtown

Modern Mexican cuisine with an expansive patio.

Price Point: $$

Where: 900 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

What to eat: Birria

Odd Duck

Locally sourced food, this upscale New American restaurant is on a mission to serve food with only ingredients from local Austin farms.

Price Point: $$$

Where: 1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

What to eat: Dry-aged Wagyu burger, Seared scallops

The Peached Tortilla

Modern Asian comfort food eatery with great whiskey options.

Price Point: $$

Where: 5520 Burnet Rd #100, Austin, TX 78756

What to eat: kimchi arancini balls, charred Brussels, bacon jam fries, banh mi taco

Via 313 Pizzeria

Serving up genuine Detroit-Style pizza in the Greater Austin Area. Via 313 has fresh dough that is prepared daily using the finest flours and classic baking techniques.

Price Point: $$

Where: 1802 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

What to eat: The Cadillac Pizza