The Most Fun Restaurants in Austin

Austin’s dining scene has been booming recently. There is a whole range of fun restaurants, from the ones fronted by world-famous chefs to the tiny food trucks that park on a different corner every day. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. There are cheap spots and expensive spots, divey places and places with dress codes—Austin pretty much has it all. When looking for a night of fun in Austin, be sure to check these spots out.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Wu Chow, Uchiko Austin, Uchi Austin
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Chinese, Sushi
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Central Austin
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Wu Chow

$$$$·Chinese·
Downtown
1,543 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Wu Chow brings authentic, farm-fresh, modern Chinese food to the heart of downtown Austin, offering dishes that represent all eight styles of Chinese cuisine. They have local farm and ranch partnershi...

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Uchiko Austin

$$$$·Sushi·
Central Austin
4,822 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Uchiko is the “child of Uchi,” the original Japanese restaurant by this team. This outpost opened in 2010 in Austin and offers the same warm and welcoming atmosphere as the original. It takes the lead...

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Best Overall in Austin
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Uchi Austin

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown
4,433 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Uchi is where you can have a ball trying some of the best sushi in the city! The chef created an exciting menu blending Japanese tradition with new flavors and influences. Uchi means “house,” and the ...

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Best Food in Austin
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Dai Due

$$$$·American·
East Austin
1,318 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

Dai Due Butcher Shop and Supper Club serves an eclectic variety of modern American foods with a Southern tinge using only fresh foods found in the region. The atmosphere is cozy, warm, and inviting, a...

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Best Overall in Austin
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The Peached Tortilla

$$$$·Asian·
Central Austin
1,257 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

This Southern-Asian food truck became so popular that owner Eric Silverstein was able to open a slightly more upscale brick-and-mortar version of the restaurant in Allandale. They serve an expanded me...

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Fit for Foodies in Austin
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Contigo Austin

$$$$·American·
East Austin
325 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

If you’re in the mood for a cool restaurant with a beer garden, check out Contigo. They have communal tables under twinkling lights outside where you can settle in for a few hours of fun. Try one of t...

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Best Overall in Austin
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Via 313 - North Campus

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Austin

This Downtown favorite serves Detroit-style pizza in a Texas craft beer bar — it might sound confusing, but the brothers who own this place make some of the best pizza in the city. The beautiful patio...

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Justine's Brasserie

$$$$·French·
East Austin
504 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Justine’s is where all the cool kids of Austin come to hang out. This neighborhood classic features late night parties, secret musical performances, and art shows that all contribute to the magical at...

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Late Night Find in Austin
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