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South Austin's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
A photo of Neighborhood Sushi restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(507)
$$$$
• Sushi • South Austin
Booked 12 times today
Located on Austin’s vibrant South Congress Avenue, Neighborhood Sushi serves high quality sushi and Japanese-inspired dishes in a casual and beautiful setting. Happy hour and-a-half will offer food and beverage specials weekdays 3pm - 5pm throughout the entire restaurant. Our front door is on the neighborhood facing side, in the Annie Street parking lot. Look for a black-stained door with a white and wood light-box sign. Our host will be waiting inside to welcome you! ADA accessible entry through the Sake Garden on the Congress sidewalk.
A photo of June's All Day restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(712)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • South Austin
Booked 50 times today
Partners Larry McGuire & Tom Moorman have joined forces with Master Sommelier June Rodil to bring a laid back but sophisticated neighborhood cafe and wine bar to South Congress.Featuring a funky menu with odes to Spanish tapas bars, Parisian cafes, and hipster NYC wine bars. Rodil will use the spot as her playground for serving hard to find and delicious wines alongside a tight cocktail program & local and non-cool beers. We might show some sports or have a DJ.
A photo of Lucky Robot restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(686)
$$$$
• Japanese • South Austin
Booked 53 times today
Lucky Robot is the 1st sushi restaurant in Texas to partner with the James Beard Foundation and Monterrey Bay Aquarium sustainability programs. We are committed to healthy oceans. Our kitchen is lead by 2 time Ora King Finalist Jay Huang. Our food is Modern Nikkei cuisine. Chef Jay’s dishes have the elegance and balance of Japanese cuisine accentuated with the fragrant chilies and aromatic spices of Latin America. Prime dry-aged fish is here. A tradition started over 200 years ago in Tokyo and now the 1st in Texas. Prime Dry Aged Fish will allow you to taste the fish in its purest form. Breaking down tissues and sugars allows new flavors and textures that bring the fish to its cleanest, most tender form. Age = Flavour. We hold back a number of tables each evening for walk-ins if there are none available online.For parties larger than 5 or special events, please e-mail luckyrobotspecialevents@gmail.com to make a reservation through our special events manager.
A photo of El Naranjo - South Lamar restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(474)
$$$$
• Traditional Mexican • South Austin
Booked 49 times today
El Naranjo is an Austin, TX restaurant that is proud to serve up high quality, fresh Mexican cuisine that has an authentic traditional favor. You can always find something interesting on the menu and those who visit often will find that it changes regularly. Some of the typical items you will find on the menu at El Naranjo include guacamole, empanadas, ceviche and camarones enchipotlados. In addition, you can enjoy the homemade moles, all of which are made from scratch. El Naranjo is the place to dine for authentic flavor.
A photo of Aviary Wine & Kitchen restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(157)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • South Austin
Aviary Wine + Kitchen is a funky, unique wine bar and restaurant on South Lamar. Executive chef Andre Molina has crafted a menu that provides a casual fine dining experience focused on sourcing locally and founded in French technique. From seasonal vegetable-based small plates like chimichurri carrots to protein-based dishes like the Quail tamal, there is something for everyone. Pair your meal with a wine from our unique list of natural producers and lesser-known wine regions. Our knowledgeable staff is here to guide you! Seating is available both indoors in our socially distanced dining room and outside on our heated patio. Come see us for a night out with friends, a romantic evening for two, or happy hour with a coworker!

Discover South Austin

South Austin is an older part of town that has rolling hills and lots of oak trees. Many restaurants offer open-air patio seating for dining and often feature live music. This area has a young, artistic vibe, so you'll easily find vegetarian fare, yet you'll also find plenty of Lone Star State barbecue staples. Tex-Mex foods featuring smoked meat and melted American cheese are on most menus in one form or another whether it's chili con queso with spicy ground beef or a giant chicken fried steak. Authentic Mexican food and Margaritas, upscale seafood and delightful French bakeries are also options.

South Austin is an older part of town that has rolling hills and lots of oak trees. Many restaurants offer open-air patio seating for dining and often feature live music. This area has a young, artistic vibe, so you'll easily find vegetarian fare, yet you'll also find plenty of Lone Star State barbecue staples. Tex-Mex foods featuring smoked meat and melted American cheese are on most menus in one form or another whether it's chili con queso with spicy ground beef or a giant chicken fried steak. Authentic Mexican food and Margaritas, upscale seafood and delightful French bakeries are also options.

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