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Uchiko
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Uchiko
Uchiko
(3593)
$$$$
Sushi | Central Austin, Austin

Another wonderful visit to Uchiko with friends. As always, food and service were impeccable, even in the face of a sudden lightning strike outside and a power outage inside. They handled the situation calmly and smoothly, with little delay or interruption. Just an amazing place to eat, whether you want to do it fancy and celebratory, or happy-hour-affordable and fun. We have not yet been to Uchi, but can say that, for us, Uchiko is the most consistently great restaurant we have been to in the Austin metro area. The teamwork is spectacular and rare in this town. Thanks again!! More

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Jeffrey's Restaurant
Jeffrey's Restaurant
(817)
$$$$
American | Central Austin, Austin

The way the ingredients are put together or sophisticated, talented and nothing less than perfect! The service is flawless! The sommelier really knows the wines and will get you exactly what you want. You will pay every step of the way just know that More

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Foreign & Domestic - Austin
Foreign & Domestic - Austin
(598)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Austin, Austin

Food and service were excellent. It's a small space, so it feels a little crowded. Noise level is very high. But, the food and service are such that we will be back. More

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Josephine House
Josephine House
(214)
$$$$
American | Central Austin, Austin

Had a wonderful experience there for my friend’s birthday! We ended up being there for steak night and it couldn’t have worked out better! From service to steak everything was just perfect! More

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Eden East
Eden East
(248)
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Central Austin, Austin

Twelve of us went for a birthday party and the evening was magical. I like that you can bring your own wine, the food was delicious and fresh (although I wish the soup was hotter) and the atmosphere is fantastic. A true Austin gem. Bit pricy but worth it. More

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El Chile Cafe Manor
El Chile Cafe Manor
(192)
$$$$
Mexican | Central Austin, Austin

Table was ready when we arrived. Everyone was courteous and the food and drinks were amazing! Definitely we’ll be back. Thank you!!! More

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El Naranjo - Rainey
El Naranjo - Rainey
(566)
$$$$
Traditional Mexican | Central Austin, Austin

Unfortunately this location will be closing November 16, but we will definitely go to the South Lamar location. Excellent interior Mexican food & great service! More

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Olamaie
Olamaie
(892)
$$$$
Southern | Central Austin, Austin

Hands down the best meal I've had in Austin. We shared the wagyu strip, which was in indulgence, but totally worth it. And, like everyone says, the biscuits are out of this world. Treat yo self! More

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The Peached Tortilla
The Peached Tortilla
(781)
$$$$
Asian | Central Austin, Austin

Food was delicious and staff knows how to serve tapas More

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Yuyo Peruano
Yuyo Peruano
(164)
$$$$
Peruvian | Central Austin, Austin

Great experience! Came here for a pre-theater dinner before a show at Bass Concert Hall, just 5 minutes away. Excellent food. Wow, churrasco was perfect and seared drum couldn’t have been more moist or flakey. Great appetizers and drinks, very attentive service. Atmosphere was a perfect blend of casual and chic. Another great East Austin find! More

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La Condesa
La Condesa
(1549)
$$$$
Mexican | Central Austin, Austin

it was a beautiful night in Austin and we were able to sit outside and enjoy the wonderful food and atmosphere, the service was great! More

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68 Degrees
68 Degrees
(592)
$$$$
Italian | Central Austin, Austin

Excellent dining experience! More

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Zax Restaurant & Bar
Zax Restaurant & Bar
(542)
$$$$
American | Central Austin, Austin

We were looking for a restaurant that was close to the theater and had good food and it worked out well More

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Colleen's Kitchen
Colleen's Kitchen
(264)
$$$$
Southern | Central Austin, Austin

Rose was an absolute amazing waitress. I have worked in the food industry my entire life. I now run a catering company. Rose is the example of who I would want on my team. She was prompt, courteous, and carried on nice Convo. She answered all of our questions and described the dishes so well. More

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Casa Chapala Mexican Cuisine & Tequila Bar
Casa Chapala Mexican Cuisine & Tequila Bar
(32)
$$$$
Mexican | Central Austin, Austin

The best TexMex food in town. However, it was really hot though inside. Not sure if the A/C was working properly or not but that would be my only complaint. The customer service is excellent as well as the food. More

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Hank's
Hank's
Reviews Coming Soon
Comfort Food | Central Austin, Austin

RESTAURANT — BAR — COFFEE SHOP

If your in the mood for a quick coffee, maybe a bite to eat with the family, looking for a private event space, or even heading out for a night on the town with friends Hank's has something for everyone.
The newest restaurant on the block to offer guests a diverse array of dining options. More

Uncle Nicky's
Uncle Nicky's
Reviews Coming Soon
Café | Central Austin, Austin

A relaxed and approachable all-day neighborhood dining experience inspired by Northern Italian cafes from the folks behind Juniper, Via313 and Nickel City.More

Via 313 - North Campus
Via 313 - North Campus
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Pizzeria | Central Austin, Austin

We proudly serve Austin genuine Detroit Style Pizza out of our customized pizza trailers and from our brick-and-mortar location. Our dough is prepared daily using the finest flours and classic baking techniques. The pizza at Via 313 is inspired by our memories of traditional Detroit-Style pies from our youths (Cloverleaf, Buddy’s, Loui’s, Niki’s) and the best traditional pizzas in the region. We visit Detroit yearly to continue to sample the old classics as well as newcomers to the scene. And we’ve expanded our research from the East Coast to the West Coast, sampling and studying the best pizzas in the country.More

Barley Bean - Barton Creek
Barley Bean - Barton Creek
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Café | Central Austin, Austin

We are dedicated to bravely pioneering the unseen frontier of serving fine coffee and craft beers in a friendly environment. In addition, we offer a healthy choice of Paninis, smoothies, fresh squeezes, fine teas, along with specialty groceries. More

Central Austin Diners' Choice Winners

Central Austin's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Uchiko
Uchiko
(3593)
$$$$
Sushi | Central Austin, Austin

Another wonderful visit to Uchiko with friends. As always, food and service were impeccable, even in the face of a sudden lightning strike outside and a power outage inside. They handled the situation calmly and smoothly, with little delay or interruption. Just an amazing place to eat, whether you want to do it fancy and celebratory, or happy-hour-affordable and fun. We have not yet been to Uchi, but can say that, for us, Uchiko is the most consistently great restaurant we have been to in the Austin metro area. The teamwork is spectacular and rare in this town. Thanks again!! More

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Jeffrey's Restaurant
Jeffrey's Restaurant
(817)
$$$$
American | Central Austin, Austin

The way the ingredients are put together or sophisticated, talented and nothing less than perfect! The service is flawless! The sommelier really knows the wines and will get you exactly what you want. You will pay every step of the way just know that More

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Foreign & Domestic - Austin
Foreign & Domestic - Austin
(598)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Austin, Austin

Food and service were excellent. It's a small space, so it feels a little crowded. Noise level is very high. But, the food and service are such that we will be back. More

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Josephine House
Josephine House
(214)
$$$$
American | Central Austin, Austin

Had a wonderful experience there for my friend’s birthday! We ended up being there for steak night and it couldn’t have worked out better! From service to steak everything was just perfect! More

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Olamaie
Olamaie
(892)
$$$$
Southern | Central Austin, Austin

Hands down the best meal I've had in Austin. We shared the wagyu strip, which was in indulgence, but totally worth it. And, like everyone says, the biscuits are out of this world. Treat yo self! More

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The Peached Tortilla
The Peached Tortilla
(781)
$$$$
Asian | Central Austin, Austin

Food was delicious and staff knows how to serve tapas More

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Eden East
Eden East
(248)
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Central Austin, Austin

Twelve of us went for a birthday party and the evening was magical. I like that you can bring your own wine, the food was delicious and fresh (although I wish the soup was hotter) and the atmosphere is fantastic. A true Austin gem. Bit pricy but worth it. More

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El Chile Cafe Manor
El Chile Cafe Manor
(192)
$$$$
Mexican | Central Austin, Austin

Table was ready when we arrived. Everyone was courteous and the food and drinks were amazing! Definitely we’ll be back. Thank you!!! More

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El Naranjo - Rainey
El Naranjo - Rainey
(566)
$$$$
Traditional Mexican | Central Austin, Austin

Unfortunately this location will be closing November 16, but we will definitely go to the South Lamar location. Excellent interior Mexican food & great service! More

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Yuyo Peruano
Yuyo Peruano
(164)
$$$$
Peruvian | Central Austin, Austin

Great experience! Came here for a pre-theater dinner before a show at Bass Concert Hall, just 5 minutes away. Excellent food. Wow, churrasco was perfect and seared drum couldn’t have been more moist or flakey. Great appetizers and drinks, very attentive service. Atmosphere was a perfect blend of casual and chic. Another great East Austin find! More

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Discover Central Austin

For a city with the motto “Keep Austin Weird,” it's not surprising that the area is home to an eclectic assortment of dishes. This is a part of the city where you can eat breakfast tacos in the morning, have barbecue from a food truck for lunch and end the day with a meal of pork jowl bibimbap. Have a group? Enjoy a hookah with expertly prepared Mediterranean cuisine or Shwarma seasoned to perfection. When it comes to dessert, central Austin is more than up to the task. From donuts adorned with cereal to fruit-filled kolache, you may be ruined for pastries and sweets from any other city. Naturally, you'll also find an assortment of coffee shops throughout the area, and you'll have the opportunity to try an almost endless variety of coffee, espresso and tea.

Discover Central Austin

For a city with the motto “Keep Austin Weird,” it's not surprising that the area is home to an eclectic assortment of dishes. This is a part of the city where you can eat breakfast tacos in the morning, have barbecue from a food truck for lunch and end the day with a meal of pork jowl bibimbap. Have a group? Enjoy a hookah with expertly prepared Mediterranean cuisine or Shwarma seasoned to perfection. When it comes to dessert, central Austin is more than up to the task. From donuts adorned with cereal to fruit-filled kolache, you may be ruined for pastries and sweets from any other city. Naturally, you'll also find an assortment of coffee shops throughout the area, and you'll have the opportunity to try an almost endless variety of coffee, espresso and tea.