Ah Sing Den

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$30 and under
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Asian
Named after Ah Sing, the owner of one of East London’s most famous opium dens where Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle and other creative people derived inspiration. We hope by bringing you the most delicious tipples and morsels your imagination will flourish as well!
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Lovely decor in this place. It’s right opposite practice yoga where I teach yoga so I decided to book a table to celebrate after Lilli Erin Yoga’s launch party. The manager’s attitude to us as deaf people was so awful though. Every time we talked to him he would sigh and roll his eyes at us. Even the waiter apologised for the manager’s attitude and he admitted to me that they both had misconceptions about deaf people. So shocking this this day and age and especially in a place like Austin. I’m so disappointed as the decor is amazing but...the place needs a new manager. ASAP.

V
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ah Sing Den is our new favorite neighborhood gem! Great food, great service, love the music and service was five star. Ask for Chelsea. She is awesome!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful ambience. Took the food a long time to come but def worth it.

B
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food and cocktails were great. Service was a little slow although in their defense they were very busy. The noise level was terrible and would be the reason we would not go back. Everyone was enjoying themselves loudly. It seemed more of a bar than a restuarant.

RZ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We loved the atmosphere: the decor and music were both outstanding. We enjoyed the food especially the goat cheese rangoons. The menu is very limited and I would like to see more items offered. The big disappoint of the evening was our waitress. She was not attentive and did not have a welcoming demeanor. I don't believe she smiled once. The others that did come by our table were far more gracious and cheerful.
I'd definitely go back but would request a different waitress.

AJ
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, great food, quality service! A true neighborhood gem!

BD
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Sorry to say. Would not recommend to anyone. We arrived at 6:30, our waitress had zero personality and was very unfriendly. Like she didn’t want to be there. It took overly long to get our drinks. We ordered food which took forever due to only a one person chef. But chef did an excellent job and the food was delicious. We got our bill the first time, they over charged us over $40, sent the bill back, they brought it back “adjusted” and added something else to the bill we didn’t order that was $22. Our bill went from $242 to $171 when they finally adjusted properly. Pretty ridiculous. I would never go back. Unfriendly, lousy service, slow service and terrible music. I hate writing negative reviews, but just got to be honest.

H
E. Tennessee
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is AMAZING. Hit it on a Wednesday for great specials on drinks, you won't be disappointed. Super cute inside, great service and the food was so good! Loved it and will be back often!

G
Austin
30 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the secret garden, dog friendly and comfortable. Food is good, drinks are good and pricing is fair. Will definitely continue to come back.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vibe. Waitress was super friendly and helpful and the food was absolutely amazing!! Tapa style and awesome cocktails!!

y
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Website makes restaurant sounds like its exotic food and drink. That it is not. Food tasty but ordinary. White & Rose wine...Served warm. Servers pleasant, but not throughly versed in cocktails. Nice ambiance. Prices fine. Was overcharged $14 for 2 glasses of wine not ordered. Tried numerous times to get them on the phone...Always a recording. Big plus...Wednesday all night happy hour.

OT
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I visited Austin for the weekend and decided to try something new and different. As soon as we walked in, the ambiance set in. It has a great eclectic vibe from all seats! The drinks were well mixed and had great presentation. The food was amazing as well. I highly recommend!

OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

*I would rate the food but the only thing they got right in my order were the wings lol who could go wrong with wings. *

Where do I even begin. I went there for dinner today for the first time may I add. There was not that many people tables open we got sat down right away, I did make a reservation through open table though. Service was the worst. Food was good. I asked the waitress what should I order and what she thought was good. I ordered the 3 things she recommended. 1 hour and 30 minutes later NO FOOD. So naturally I ask the waitress and she calls the manager. He asks what’s the issue I tell him our food hasn’t came out. He goes I’ll get too it. Bring out food that we didn’t even order. I do want to make it clear that the manager was very nice and accommodating to our needs and issues. The waitress however saw her once when she took our order (and lost it apparently) was new or something. I’ve been in the service industry and the way she handles things was not okay. If you can’t handle the heat (busy hours) then stay out of the kitchen.

CW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loud but incredible!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice!

K
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Awesome menu! Very unique, eclectic and inspired options. Definitely get their early on Sunday so they don't run out of food :)

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

One of my faves to bring out-of-towners

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was extremely mediocre and service was slow despite the restaurant being mostly empty.

MG
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, hip and romantic atmosphere with amazing food (Chinese Cowboys, pot stickers, wings) and excellent service. When I go out I like to take my time and enjoy. We never felt rushed and no one ran around like a chicken with their head cut off trying to be super server. I went out on a limb and ordered the dealers choice and I highly recommend.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance

JG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Drinks were amazing. It was really slow and they messed up our order multiple times. Food was good but I feel they need some better management.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Ah Sing Den!! This time I brought along 3 girlfriends who hadn’t yet been and they were all so impressed with the experience as well. Outstanding service, amazing craft cocktails and the most delicious food. Already planning to go back next week!

EW
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Descriptions for items on the menu can be helpful, for example 2 pan seered scallops, at $20.00, can be something mentioned to the customer is all. A romantic date also, may not need to be seated right by the front door. Overall, a good experience however.

NP
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in Austin!

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EL
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We tried to like this place but unfortunately it was a fail. The food is mediocre, a scallop dish with only two scallops was $20 and not even good, and the menu lacks creativity and depth. Save you $150 for a better restaurant.

LG
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was OUTSTANDING!!! Will go again when I’m back in Austin. Loved it.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Ambiance is super cool with awesome music choice.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Staff! Awesome food options! Unique environment!

EM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience5

I have been wanting to try this place for months. We decided to go to their happy hour. The waitress was not attentive or knowledgeable of the menu at all. We talked to the waitress about wanting to do the half priced drinks and ultimately decided to do the "dealers choice" which the bartenders makes you a drink. The waitress did not know or decide to tell us that it was excluded from happy hour pricing so we paid $18/drink instead of $6. We then said we wanted to try a lot of different items and order multiple rounds of food. We placed our first order for appetizers. An hour goes by and we finally flag down our waitress and she had not even put our order in. Due to this, we did not have time to order more rounds of food or drinks and we were still late to our next stop. Ultimately, the place was really great and the food was good but it was very frustrating with how bad our service is.

EW
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Our service was amazing!! Food and cocktails were incredible! Great value for the experience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food is delicious. Great decor. However, servers and management were not accommodating. They were inattentive, and some were flat out rude. Will not be back.

RD
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

My husband and I tried the restaurant after seeing it on a local food bloggers Instagram and checking out the menu thinking it would be a great anniversary dinner.

I loved the vibe of the place, the plants, decor, chairs, intimacy, were all amazing and as we were seated we were so excited. We each ordered a speciality cocktail. They were out of the Japanese whiskey my husband wanted and he went with the rec of the server for another drink. Neither of us liked ours, no big deal, chalk it up to personal preference. We started with the goat cheese rangoons and ceviche. We were disappointed in both, the rangoons had a drop of goat cheese in them and were just fried nothingness for the majority of the Rangoon. The sauce that accompanied them was amazing. The ceviche was 90% pineapple, we were literally digging around trying to find the scallops.

At this point we contemplated leaving and having dinner elsewhere but decided maybe we ordered wrong and let’s try some other stuff. We put in an order for a bottle of sake, the cowboys and the mussels. The waitress came back 10 minutes later and asked if we needed another drink, we told her we were waiting on the sake which she’d clearly forgotten. No big deal she brought it right out . The cowboys arrived next and the pork belly wasn’t warm, maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be but it wasn’t good. 15 minutes later she asked if we wanted anything else, she’d forgotten our mussel curry. Never once did she ask about how everything was. Finally we got the curry and it was the only good dish. There were multiple mussels which hadn’t opened in the cooking process which I would have thought would have been removed prior to serving but I figured she’d asked for it rushed since she forgot it and maybe they didn’t take to time to do that. The broth was excellent and I was happy we had 1 thing that we liked.

Overall, I felt like we wasted a lot of money and it ruined our night.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool vibe and great shareable plates to suit your appetite. Nice happy hour drink deal doesn’t hurt. Servers were friendly and laid back. I prefer a touch of neglect rather than helicoptering.

MG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It's a cool spot with good tasty food. Drinks are a little pricey

k
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was terrible. Food took entirely too long and is mediocre and overpriced.

KC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

My new favorite spot - I just wished that it was noticed on my RSVP notes on OpenTable that it was Kelsey’s birthday. I was hoping for dessert or a birthday mention at the table.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Restaurant has a decent concept and could be successful under competent management. For now, expect extremely slow service, priciness, and a menu where half of the dishes are not available. Decent atmosphere and good location.

HL
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything about Ah Sing Den! The atmosphere was incredible, the food and drinks were awesome, and the service was great. I highly recommend this for a late night cocktail, date night or girl's night out. Cannot wait to go back!

A
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Host was the worst and ignored the order that diners arrived regardless of the fact that I had a reservation. When a dish came without the noted ingredients (note eggplant tempura should probably have eggplant in it), we were asked three times if we wanted it removed from our bill and then it was still there when the check came.

Our waitress was really sweet, but I could see how poorly management was running this restaurant. I would go back for the drinks, but not worth staying for food.

V
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great drinks and food tastes good but tricky to eat chips and ceviche without making a mess...needed extra utensils.