Ah Sing Den

4.4
110 reviews
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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 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

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.

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V
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

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K
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance, great service, cool drink menu. We were planning on dinner but it was more of a tapas place. Next time I’ll know just to come for cocktails.

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VG
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was comprised of small plates, which were a little pricey considering the portion size. Good thing the food was tasty, otherwise we would have left in total dismay due to the noise level being unbearable! We sat in a booth facing the front window and couldn’t carry on a conversation without almost yelling while repeating ourselves several times. We were ready to get up and leave when the food arrived. We ate our small plates quickly and left with throbbing heads craving some peace & quiet. The ambiance is quite cute & funky, just unfortunate the noise level takes it off our list for future dining.

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s
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was pretty tasty, but also pricy for the serving sizes. We tried the goat cheese rangoon, thai curry mussels, and the fish and chips with beer cheese. The food was all around DELICIOUS!

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been wanting to try Ah Sing Den and it didn’t disappoint! The atmosphere is exactly as they describe on their website. The food and drinks were great. Wonderful way to kick off new year’s eve.

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NR
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Authentic south East Asian cuisine.

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MM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place remains my favorite place for a casual brunch that feels fancy

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here on a double date last Saturday - highly recommend. There was so much attention to detail from the ambiance to the fresh cocktails and the menu. We loved it and we’ll be back!

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RD
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

great space! good decor, service, and very unique.

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N
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Under staffed, no manager visible helping server that was clearly super weeded. Waited 20 minutes for drinks, even though the bar was empty. Out of multiple things we tried to order food wise, but the server would only let us know they were out of things after we ordered them. One of the worst restaurant experiences I've ever had.

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BL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Austin! They have a fantastic menu and their drinks are unique and tasty. The service is great and friendly! Very romantic and fancy without being pretentious. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow this place is great. Love their dumplings and Thai chicken wings. Cozy and cute.

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L
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I have been to Ah Sing Den many times and have always enjoyed my drinks and experience. I took my family visiting from out of town here before a show on Sat night for a couple pre-show drinks. I made a reservation for 6 at 7:30. When we arrived, we were seated promptly but at 3 tables side by side instead of a round table, so no one on either end could hear the other end as it was so insanely loud. Looking at the cocktail menu, it seemed like there were more whiskey/bourbon cocktails than normal and there was really only one cocktail that sounded good to me (definitely not their fault). However when I ordered that drink, I was told the pear puree for the drink hadn't been made yet. That was kind of annoying since this was prime time, 7:30 on Sat. I decided to ask for a recommendation for another drink. I don't think our server had any idea what anything tasted like or what she was doing. Her recommendations/information about the cocktails and wine were way off and everything was "good" when someone asked about it. The cocktail I ordered was not what I wanted, so I gave it to my husband and opted for a glass of wine. I ordered the sparkling rose and when our server finally came around with the drink, it was the still rose. Apparently she mixed them up between tables. It was fine, but unremarkable. For my second drink, I asked for a glass of the Cotes De Gascogne and what I received honestly tasted like Bota Box Pinot Grigio. Not good. She never came to check on us or ask how we liked our drinks, we had to wave and flag her down every time we wanted another drink, and it took her 20-30 min in between when she came by to grab empty glasses off the table w/o asking if anyone would like anything else. My stepdad inquired about a few gins which they did not have, so he ordered a couple beers and both times they just brought out the can on a napkin, not even a glass to drink it in. What? How tacky. I'm sure this was an off night, but this makes me reconsider coming back.

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NP
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! The cocktails are great and the atmosphere is really unique.

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MD
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I have no idea what happened, but we should have been able to tell this would be a subpar spot since it was the only place with reservation availability downtown during Halloween weekend. The shishito peppers and chicken wings came out quick and hot, and then it was like our waitress completely forgot about us. Most of what we ordered was seafood, and it came out late and room temp. We ended up spending 2 hours there overall. Another server finally took over, but she wasn't much help either. We finally gave up.

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Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The decor was truly perfect and the pictures do not do it justice. I loved the use of plants, lights, and varied high quality glasses and dishes.

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AZ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This place has great ambience and interesting drinks. Great for HH for a small plate and an inspired cocktail.

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RO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, attentive and informative! Good vibe and great food

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AV
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT quality and quantity of food-- so many vegetarian options!!!!! The food is clearly well planned and thought out. I loved the way it was all displayed, tastes very authentic, right amount of spices, full of flavor; I left fully satisfied and more! Nothing seems thrown together, everything seems carefully designed-- seating, lighting, glassware, food, the way the food is served, the backyard patio and fountain, etc.

Highly recommend. Try everything on their new menu!!!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent cocktail menu and small plates. The ambiance and atmosphere are unique and cool.

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N
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is adorable first of all! They decorated this place so well. The drinks were great. We ordered almost all of the menu since it's sharable plates and everything was delicious. Just a super unique and cool place to either get dinner or just drinks.

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N
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Disappointed in the quality of the food

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the cocktails can’t be matched. I love the casual atmosphere.

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u
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I have been to Ah Sing Den before, but it was only for drinks and dessert. I came on a first date here for a burlesque brunch. While the entertainment was great (I was really hoping for more than just two appearances during the two hours, though), the food was lacking. Our service was fairly slow, even though we were one of two tables the first 30 or so minutes we were there. I had the french toast, which was so burnt that not even the all spice chantilly could save it. Overall a bit disappointed with the food and service, but the drinks and ambiance made up for it.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Small group tables, great atmosphere, delicious and elegant poke nachos

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m
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very pretty restaurant with great drinks and apps. Serving sizes and selection lean more toward making this a first stop BEFORE dinner (we picked up a taco from chilantro after to fuel the remainder of our night out

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CC
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect ambiance, vibe & cocktails. Do yourself and favor and go to Ah Sing Den.

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CS
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

This place tries way too hard and attracts people who do the same. It got marginally cooler when all the moms and dudes in floral short-sleeves left. The joint desperately wants to be something like Justine's but comes off as something worse than uncool-- not fun. However, they have some solid cocktails and spin some decent tunes.

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RH
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ah Sing Den is a great date spot with an adorable patio and a dimly lit/beautifully decorated indoor area. Their drink list is extensive and unique so try more than one! The food is very good - we personally always enjoy the dumplings, shishito peppers and poke nachos.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great. Drinks were creative. Service was slow. Little over-priced.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was fantastic and our waiter was very attentive. However, I was surprised by the noise level of the music. We were there for brunch and it was my friend's bachelorette party celebration (very tame version of it as we were dressed up and going to brunch). We politely asked the bartender to turn down the music twice, and he reluctantly turned it down just a notch but it was still loud and we couldn't hear each other. I was disappointed as we were only 1 of 2 tables there - it was empty - and I would have thought they would have wanted to cater to 50% of their customers. In my reservation request I made it clear this was a special occasion. Otherwise, the brunch menu was really tasty and our waiter was attentive. Still dreaming about that Vietnamese coffee! I would dine there again, but not if the conversation was an important part of the meal.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and so was the service. Loved the ambiance. Menu is eclectic and fun, very witty. Definitely stop in!

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L
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktails and dumplings were fantastic, and I absolutely loved the decor! Definitely worth a visit!!

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AM
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought this place was delicious with a very cute and fun atmosphere. I would recommend it!

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S
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was extremely friendly, the craft cocktails were well balanced and on point, the food was amazing, and the whole decor scheme is one of a kind. You can't go wrong.

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S
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The drinks were excellent and very well curated with a lot of thought put into their creation. The food did not match the quality of the beverages. The dumplings were actually a let down. The shrimp and the accompanying spicy sauce was excellent however.

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KG
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service isn't good. Menu is limited. Food is really just fair. Absolutely not the 4 point rating it received

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Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. The food certainly was levels above other restaurants, and we could have spent days on the drink menu. Service was perfect, no rushing but no waiting either. Will return next time in Austin

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