The sushi restaurants in Austin have been an unexpected delight to me in my years of exploring the Austin dining scene. In a very land-locked city with a relatively small population (compared to Houston and Dallas), Austin has an impressive number of exceptional sushi restaurants from top chefs who work daily to study and perfect the art of Japanese sushi.
Everyone knows the name “Uchi” in Austin (it’s the most famous Austin sushi restaurant), and while I absolutely adore Uchi and recommend it to many blog readers, there are a lot of other great ones worth exploring!
These Austin sushi restaurants are (roughly) listed north to south, but please use the map if you want to easily find the Austin sushi restaurant that’s nearest to you.
Top 12 Sushi Restaurants In Austin
Soto started up in Cedar Park, but there’s now a second location on South Lamar. Go here for a beautiful upscale dining experience, craft cocktails, and lots of creative spins on traditional Japanese cuisine. It’s fancy enough that you can dress up for a nice night out, yet casual enough that you could get away with jeans and a nice top for a weeknight dinner out. Photo: Soto Austin
11066 Pecan Park Blvd #402, Cedar Park TX 78613
As an izakaya, Fukumoto provides a fun and casual Austin sushi dining experience on E 6th St. Sure, you can enjoy beautifully prepared nigiri and sashimi (the menu is always changing with the freshest fish being flown in from Japan’s Tsukiji market), but this is always a great place for Japanese skewers, beer, and craft cocktails. Photo: Fukumoto Facebook
514 Medinia St, Austin TX 78702
Uchiko is considered the slightly more casual sister to Hai Hospitality’s Uchi on South Lamar. You’ll still get the same exceptional service, expertly-crafted food and drinks, and authentic sushi experience. (Psst: just like with Uchi, a great way to enjoy Uchiko at a fraction of the cost is by going during the Sake Social from 4-6:30 pm.) Photo: Uchiko Facebook
4200 N Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78756
Komé was created to bring a homestyle, comforting environment to the Austin sushi scene. It’s a cozy restaurant with approachable prices (especially if you go during lunch), a vast menu, and a welcoming staff.
5301 Airport Blvd #100, Austin TX 78751
If you’re looking for upscale sushi restaurants in far west Austin, Tadashi is located at the Hill Country Galleria. The bento boxes and lunch specials are a less expensive way to enjoy the food, but Tadashi is also a perfect place to enjoy dinner. Photos: Tadashi
12820 Hill Country Blvd E-105, Bee Cave TX 78738
This is a really fun concept from the team behind Komé! First, they offer both group and private sushi classes so you can really learn to appreciate the skills it takes to make excellent sushi. They also offer an omakase menu, as well as a larger-than-usual selection of tamaki (hand rolls) with flavors like like bbq eel, raw beef tenderloin, and Japanese pickles. Right now there’s even a DIY Temaki kit that you can purchase and make at home! Photo: Uroko
1023 Springdale Rd Bldg 1 St C, Austin TX 78721
Musashino is one of THE premier sushi destinations in Austin. It’s where Tyson Cole (Uchi,) Takehiro Asazu (Komé), and Kazu Fukumoto (Fukumoto) all trained…so it’s a must-visit for any Austin sushi lover! The freshest fish is flown in daily from all over the world for an innovative and constantly evolving menu. Photo: Musashino
2905 San Gabriel St Suite 200, Austin TX 78705
This downtown restaurant is relatively new restaurant in the Austin sushi scene. While it’s not quite at the same level as Musashino or Uchi, it’s a nice and trendy place to enjoy hot and cold starters, craft cocktails, sashimi, and grilled plates in a downtown Austin date night setting.
501 W 6th St, Austin TX 78701
9. Lucky Robot
This is a hip, colorful spot to stop for lunch or happy hour while shopping on South Congress. They serve Tokyo-style street food, so lots of hot and cold apps, big bowls of ramen, and plenty of nigiri, sashimi, and maki rolls.
1303 S Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704
You have to get tickets (rather than reservations) to visit this trendy omakase experience in South Austin. It’s a tiny 12-seat Japanese restaurant that offers a unique tasting menu that is truly the most unique sushi restaurant in Austin. Photo: Otoko
1693 S Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704
When you ask someone to list Austin sushi restaurants, Uchi is the most common household name in Austin. It comes from the Japanese word for “house” because it’s in a renovated south Austin bungalow. Tyson Cole, the chef and owner, is one of the few Austin chefs to have won a James Beard Award (Best Chef: Southwest). Uchi will completely amaze you every time you visit.
801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78704
12. Neighborhood Sushi
While it has a casual name, Neighborhood Sushi is definitely an upscale dining restaurant on South Congress. They have an excellent selection of raw and grilled dishes, unique offerings (the egg custard was so much fun), and a large sake selection. The staff is so friendly and knowledgable and really make sure that you have a perfect dining experience.
1716 S Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704