6911 North Interstate Hwy. 35
Austin, TX 78752
Phone: (512) 617-4900
Fax: (512) 459-9274
Japanese food, especially sushi, is not hard to come by in Austin, but there are some restaurants that are especially noteworthy. Japon, an award-winning sushi restaurant, is one of them. The restaurant is split into a bar and a restaurant, but those who visit come for the great selection of sushi, particularly for the chef's special roll. For the purist, there are traditional maki, nigiri and sashimi selections to choose from. Those who are craving something different can order the teppanyaki option for lunch and dinner. To add to its great menu, Japon offers coupon deals now and again on their website, giving people even more reason to visit.
Since its opening in 1990, this Indian restaurant has been a local favorite. The tandoori lamb, chicken and seafood specialties are always a good bet, along with several spicy and mild curry dishes. One popular choice is the Barra Kebab (tandoori lamb), marinated in yogurt and spices to enhance its delicate flavor. Plenty of vegetarian entrees are available too. Fresh naan bread accompanies each entree, and wine is moderately priced. Although the atmosphere is somewhat upscale, casual to more dressy attire is acceptable.
Plentiful on-site parking and a variety of free traditional side dishes already makes for a great place to eat, what blows it over the top is that it's Korean BBQ. Come and get a taste of authentic cuisine at Chosun Galbi, nearby the Highland Mall. See the menu online or call ahead for more information.
The name means "thatched roof," and it is hard to miss this one, atop a large Mexican restaurant alongside Highway 290. The casual, spacious interior allows for conversation without noise from the kitchen or too-close fellow diners crowding in. Generous Tex-Mex combination plates are the rule here. Try the satisfying enchiladas and bring the rest home for the next day. You will find nearly fish bowl-sized margaritas from the full bar that are not to be missed, and an all you can eat fajita buffet Saturday nights. Karaoke is offered in an adjacent area on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Quality Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar is part of the owner's retail and wholesale market, so you are sure that the fish is fresh. The menu features an extensive variety that will please any lover of seafood, with crawfish and catfish being popular favorites. While buying fish for your home, grab a dinner of oysters, scallops or cod. You can bring your whole family here, as the rates are moderate. You can also host your celebration here and treat your guests to fresh bounties from the sea.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
Burger Tex, and the other three of its locations (E. Anderson Lane, Guadalupe, and W. Hwy. 290) are owned & operated by a jovial Korean-American. Bulgoki (chopped meat marinated in a Korean mixture of soy sauce and sesame oil) tastes great whether in a burger or a Philly Cheese Steak. As an added incentive, the place bakes its own wheat buns twice daily; you may notice their bakery is located on one side of the dining room, and the cooks have to wheel the hot rolls to the kitchen.
There are few places that are better for delicious comfort food in Austin than Threadgill's Home Cookin'. In addition to live music, the restaurant - eclectically decked out in neon beer signs and huge jukeboxes - offers up such familiar dishes as the scrumptious chicken fried steak and fried green tomatoes. Whether its a fun meal with friends, family or coworkers you are looking for, Threadgill's definitely delivers. Bonus fun fact: this restaurant chain is known for where Janis Joplin, arguably the first female rock star, developed her signature sound.
Nomad Bar is quite an undertaking not too far from Downtown. This place has a trendy atmosphere buzzing around, while the people come here just to have a great time. Most come here after work, while for the rest, it's a regular fun outing. The chairs and tables are over-sized and comfy too. Not to mention the outdoor patio, where the weather feels just right. A potential romantic spot as well. But, this glistening bar is mainly better of for friend circles. It has a great range of premium drinks to select from, while the bartenders are professional thus bankable. The food served here is really delicious. One must try the hummus plate, which you may be surprised by its taste and texture. Occasional live music is just one the best aspects of this bar. A favorite spot for many. This place opens at 5pm.
Foreign and Domestic, located in the North Austin, may not look like much from the outside, but it is, in fact, one of the city's most beloved local eateries. The menu features a number of American favorites with new innovations. Unique dishes that you won't see on any other menu include the roast clam, octopus and snail spaghettini.
The Parlor may not be a beauty saloon but it certainly will make you feel stomach full if not beautiful. That's right, this fine undertaking plays quite a few roles from a pizza place to a coffee house to a bar and so on. Parlor's customers can't stop going gaga about their pizzas and why not? After all, they serve mouth-watering pizzas with ample of toppings that makes every pizza look and taste good. This hip spot serves as a very friendly coffeehouse as well. Not to mention the inexpensive beer they serve. Jukebox and pool tables to satisfy the entertainment factor. Outdoor patio for the ones who like to enjoy the weather. Almost a complete package which very few want to pass on.
Phara's is simply a gem in the rough. If you want to try something new or rather different from the usual American cuisine, then Phara's is waiting just for you. An ambiance with a mild touch of the east, this restaurant has comfy seating arrangements. The food here is quite delicious and scrumptious, and one may find it a little spicy. Next comes the shisha/hookahs available, which are attended by the staff regularly to refill the water and change the coal. Moreover, for your entertainment, there are belly-dancers who are sensuous with their every move and live music too. And just so you know, one can get alcohol from outside. Good for friend circles to drop by.