Sa-Tén: A User’s Guide
Japanese Coffee House | Sweet and Savory Breakfast Toast | Crispy Chicken Katsu | Eclectic Decor
Nori Tama toast spread with egg and mozzarella and sprinkled with green onion, sesame seeds, and nori seaweed
Panko-crusted chicken katsu plate with worcestershire sauce, tartar sauce, and green onion
Egg-salad sandwich with cucumber and karashi mustard
Where to Sit: Grab a chair by the restaurant’s aquarium: an antique 50s-era television repurposed to house Sa-Ten’s water-breathing residents.
While You’re Waiting: Peruse the colorful collection of vintage Japanese magazines while enjoying a cup of freshly brewed Casa Brazil coffee.
Panko: a type of flaky Japanese breadcrumb used for giving deep-fried foods a light, airy breading. Unlike regular breadcrumbs, panko contains no crust.
Karashi: a Japanese condiment made from the crushed seeds of the mustard plant. It generally has a stronger, spicier flavor and thicker texture than American mustard.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Walk along the water and hear the sounds of native songbirds at Boggy Creek Greenbelt, just a few blocks away.
After: Sip cocktails and cold beers in the charming atmosphere of a townhouse-turned-bar at Lustre Pearl | 114 Linden St.
Daruma Ramen: A User’s Guide
Freshly-Made Broth | Savory Chicken Ramen Soups | Vegan Ramen | Whimsical Japanese Vibe
Shio Ramen with homemade chicken stock, chicken chashu, and wakame seaweed
Veggie Miso Ramen with fried tofu skin, scallions, and chili oil
Miso Ramen with shredded chicken breast and chili oil
Atmosphere: cozy, with natural wood surfaces and simple floral wallpapers that evoke traditional Japanese design.
Good to Know: Since Daruma Ramen’s noodles are tapioca-based and egg-free, the veggie options are not only vegetarian, but vegan.
Shoyu: a Japanese soy sauce made from both soya beans and wheat (as opposed to tamari, which is only made from soya beans)
Chashu: Japanese cooking method of rolling cuts of chicken or pork belly and simmering them in a mixture of soy sauce, sake, and ginger
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Marvel at mermaid mummies and spooky wax statues at the carnival-themed Museum of the Weird (412 E 6th Street).
After: Shoot pool over beers, or enjoy a tropical cocktail on the patio at Shangri-La, a dog-friendly dive (1016 E 6th Street).
Visit Kona Grill for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Austin's North Burnet.
Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Take the kids along too — this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Al fresco eating options are also available at Kona Grill, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
Wifi here is on the house.
At Kona Grill, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Casual dining at its best, Kona Grill customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Kona Grill cater for you.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Kona Grill.
The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
When you're feeling hungry, head on over to Kona Grill and indulge in a tasty and innovative American dish.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated Kona Grill.
For American cuisine with an innovative twist, head on over to Kona Grill.
Looking for great food and ambiance? Maiko Sushi Lounge's stellar sushi and fun-loving vibe make this hot spot a favorite among critics.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this sushi spot's full bar.
Take the kids along too — this sushi spot is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
The private room at Maiko Sushi Lounge is an excellent option when you're heading out with a big group for a night of celebration.
Hop online in no time using Maiko Sushi Lounge's free wifi.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the sushi spot dress informally.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this sushi spot.
Drivers will love the quick and easy valet and street parking close to Maiko Sushi Lounge.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Maiko Sushi Lounge.
It's time to pick up your chopsticks and start ordering. Maiko Sushi Lounge's all-star sushi awaits.
While the sushi is great, Maiko Sushi Lounge makes for a fun and exciting evening out.
Maiko Sushi Lounge is serving up some of the most highly-rated sushi in all of Austin.
The sushi at Maiko Sushi Lounge is filled with colors and endless flavors, so head on over today and enjoy some tasty eats.
Austin's Suzi's China Grill offers a delicious mix of Asian cuisines.
Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Suzi's China Grill.
Head to Suzi's China Grill in comfort, where attire is business casual.
Call Suzi's China Grill for catering if you have a big event coming up.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Suzi's China Grill has easy parking nearby for diners who wish to drive.
Commute by bike to Suzi's China Grill and find easy bike parking.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Suzi's China Grill.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Suzi's China Grill since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So if you have a soft spot for Asian cuisine, head to Suzi's China Grill for the perfect fusion menu.
For fresh maki, Austin's Mikado Ryotei has got you covered.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Having a lot of friends can be complicated, but Mikado Ryotei makes it easy to please everyone.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Mikado Ryotei's complimentary wifi.
The dress code at Mikado Ryotei is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Mikado Ryotei offers catering.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Mikado Ryotei.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
Patrons can choose to charge their bill, as Mikado Ryotei welcomes the use of most major credit cards.
If you're more of an evening diner, you're in luck. Though all three meals are served, the restaurant's dinner menu will blow you away.
Experience authentic Japanese cuisine with a meal at Mikado Ryotei.