The Top Restaurants by Cuisine in Austin

The OpenTable team

Where’s the best Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, or Indian food in town? Where’s the best steak, the best pizza, the best plate of oysters? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among Austin's most expert, seasoned diners, broken down by each type of cuisine.

Restaurants:June's All Day, Red Ash Italia, Clark's Oyster Bar
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Italian, Seafood
Neighborhoods:South Austin, Downtown

June's All Day

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Austin
507 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
AMERICAN: This adorable gold and peach-colored cafe, with black and white checkered floors, will take you back in time. Though June’s is from the same team behind Lambert's, Perla’Read more
100% recommended
Romantic in Austin
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Red Ash Italia

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,753 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
ITALIAN: This loft-type space—with rough frescos on exposed concrete walls, metal piping, and steel beams—is a creative juxtaposition to the very classic Italian food they’re serviRead more
99% recommended
Italian in Austin
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Clark's Oyster Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
1,049 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
SEAFOOD: The team behind Perla’s and June’s All Day is shucking and serving up some mighty tasty (but pricey) oysters, in a fresh, beachy-looking, casual space. They have local seaRead more
99% recommended
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Uchi Austin

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
3,897 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
JAPANESE: Everything is special about this James Beard Award-winning Japanese restaurant housed in what looks like a little home. The contrast of a cottage exterior with a chic intRead more
95% recommended
Most Booked in Austin
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Olamaie

$$$$·Southern·
Central Austin
1,014 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
SOUTHERN: If you didn’t know any better, you could easily mistake Olamaie’s for someone’s adorable private residence. Inside this white house—with a wraparound porch, window shutteRead more
100% recommended
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TRIO - Four Seasons Austin

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,168 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
STEAKHOUSE: Don’t let the name mislead you, if you’re looking for great steaks, but appreciate a menu with more options than the old-school “meat and three” model, this is a beautiRead more
91% recommended
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ATX Cocina

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Downtown
1,198 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
MEXICAN: The extensive use of light birchwood throughout ATX’s space—mixed with curved wooden ceilings—makes it feel airy and reminiscent of a scene from Noah’s Ark. The menu featuRead more
96% recommended

El Chipiron

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
South Austin
169 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
SPANISH: Start thinking of Tuesday as paella night! That’s when El Chipiron offers their deliciously rare concept night, featuring a paella prix fixe, which includes: one meat or cRead more
88% recommended
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The Brewer's Table

$$$$·American·
East Austin
406 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Great Beer
FARM TO TABLE: This massive, yet charming, restaurant is driven to connect beer and food very naturally. They’re not just pairing their beer with food, but making sure the two actuRead more
100% recommended
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Tillery Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
East Austin
288 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
MEDITERRANEAN: For Mediterranean food right on the water, Tillery delivers big on nature and flavor. They keep their design and menu somewhat simple to let the best of both really Read more
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in Austin

Saffron

$$$$·Indian·
North Central
253 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
INDIAN: Saffron is an incredibly interesting intersection of flavors—they combine Nepalese, Pakistani, and Indian foods—offering everything from noodles to curries and much more. YRead more
98% recommended
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Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

$$$$·Chinese·
Central Austin
33 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Authentic
  • Casual
CHINESE: A lot of times, Chinese restaurants only offer dim sum on the weekends, but—not only does this spot serve it daily—the best day to get it is on Wednesdays! The only thing Read more
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Veggie Heaven - Austin

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Downtown
3 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
VEGETARIAN: This Asian-inspired oasis for all things vegetarian has made a shift to become more vegan-leaning. The menu features all sorts of familiar Asian dishes—from potstickersRead more
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Easy Tiger

$$$$·Beer Garden·
Downtown
1 review
  • Authentic
  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies
BEER GARDEN: While it’s an improbable pairing to see a beer garden attached to an outstanding local bakery, that’s what Easy Tiger is, and their coveted breads and pastries are serRead more
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Le Politique

$$$$·French·
Downtown
846 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
FRENCH: From the globe lights hanging over the bar to the sherbet color palette (with bright pops of blue), you’ll instantly feel all of your senses get excited for the French flavRead more
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