Ah Sing Den

4.6
190 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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4.5
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4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ritz
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was great. Food was delicious. The atmosphere was so cute!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks. Great staff. Great service. Can't wait to go again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was alright, nothing to write home about (besides the poke nachos). Our waitress was kind of impatient and it took a while to flag her down every time we needed something. The ac was barely flowing, if at all, which was very uncomfortable on a 90°+ evening

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Sammy01
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the vibe at Ah Sing Den. Very classy and hip. The food and drinks never disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance and food! Very quaint and lovely restaurant located in the heart of downtown Austin. The Pokè Nachos and Bao Buns are my favorites on the menu, definitely a must try!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The Not sure what all the hype is here

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The people I was with said the food was ok but not worth the price or the wait. I wasn't able to eat much because of food allergies and they were unable to accommodate. Sadly the service was so slow, we waited over an hour for drinks (even water), food was out, and the communication was poor. We would not recommend nor will we be back.

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sandis
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience. Superb service. Top notch drinks.

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vipWhit925
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their new food and drink menu is even better than before! Get one of everything!

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TYoungMoline
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, service, and playlist of any spot in ATX. It's a whole vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed 💯

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Brelly
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place! Great Restaurant ! I would def recommend it!

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vipLisaDub
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

This is my fourth time here and it will unfortunately be the last. We met friends for drinks and apps, we were there about two hours and after 6 apps, multiple rounds of cocktails and generally a great night...it happened. Our friend handed the server a credit card when he brought the check, the server took it, ran it and returned it to my friend to sign. He signed, we all got up to leave and my friend who paid was stopped at the bar by staff and told he still owed for the first round and that he would have to pay before leaving. From my vantage point, I thought his card was declined. Nope. The staff neglected to include the first round on our tab and then wanted him to pay for their oversight before leaving. After being in this business for twenty years, I can tell you this place is so poorly managed and it's a shame. The round not being on our tab was on them, not us, especially after we paid and we're accosted at the bar upon leaving.

Treat your customers like gold, not like teenagers shoplifting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and tapa style portions

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SarahH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Pros:
The drinks were delicious with fun flavors (i.e. lychee cocktail). My husband and I enjoyed the ambience. Lots of great energy and great decorations.

Food was tasty. I enjoyed it and flavors were on point but expensive. I.e. The menu had 3 Rangoons for 12$.

Cons:
Very strong incense smell. I think this was part of the theme but bursts of it would be released every hr in very strong waves.

Poor service. Our waitress made a passive aggressive comment that dampened our overall experience.

I'm on the fence. I think 3 years ago I would recommend this place to a friend but nowadays due to the service I would say try someplace else. Lots of other fun areas in East 6th.

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KateS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate, both fancy and cozy, great cocktails, good food. Would definitely go back.

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TracyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ah Sing Den has a great ambiance as well as delicious drinks and small plates. Definitely a great date spot or place for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cool place but good to keep in mind that it’s just cocktails and small eats, not a full blown restaurant. I made that mistake lol

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. The vibe is awesome. We personally love eating a bunch of small bites and all of these were filling, worth the money and soooo rich and tasty. Drinks are great and creative too. Highly recommend!

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vipGinaL
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Particularly enjoyed the poke nachos, pork belly buns, liche cocktail and flourless chocolate cake. The ambiance and service really add to the occasion as well. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Was a fun spot, cool vibe. Described to us as a bar with small plates if you wanted them. Our server was rarely at the table, though they didn’t seem that busy. He also input our order incorrectly, but we aren’t picky so we rolled with it and enjoyed what we got. Think this could be a full 5 star spot with some upgrades to the service level. Pricing was a touch high, but to be expected for the location. Overall we had a solid night!

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HollyS
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ah Sing Den is a fabulous, luxurious cocktail bar with a dark, sultry and calm ambiance perfect for a date night. The restaurant has unique and tasty drinks with fun sharable lite bites. We had the most genuine and attentive waiter that was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. One of my favorite places in Austin for a drink and small bites! Highly recommend.

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Hillary
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waiters seemed very busy and not as friendly as last time.

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AliciaV
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Our first visit was in December to celebrate my daughters birthday, I choose to go there again this weekend to celebrate my birthday! We'll definitely be return customers. Service was great both times. Highly recommend this place.

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vipMikeF
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience! I love the way Ah Sing Den is decorated. Great food, great drink, great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tee was such a great host for our experience. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and cocktails also was very passionate about the restaurant and chef. Her sweet sense of humor was fun and we enjoyed every second of our experience! We will definitely be back and sitting in Tee’s section for sure!

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AlexandraG
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Server was great, food amazing and cool atmosphere.

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vipAndrewB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant and cocktail bar in Austin. 10/10 would recommend. Great selection of cocktails, fun vibe and delicious shareable plates. The Pork and Shiitake Mushroom Wontons (essentially dumplings) are the best I’ve had and would travel back to Austin just to have those. We went during covid (Feb 2021) and made a reservation. Service was impeccable and everything was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Enjoyed the dark ambiance and decor. Food was excellent and the drinks even more so.

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vipTTan
Austin
83 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good times, friendly staff, and good food.

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olivial
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing, great food great drinks super cool ambiance and really good service

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DusanB
London
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance, decor, music...drinks here are always outstanding if expensive. Sure fire choice for a special night out.

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Katied
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and went above and beyond. The food was delicious, we tried the spicy cucumbers, poke nachos and mussels, it was all to die for... will be coming back again

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PierceDoogie
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome loved it. Good vibes and food/drinks. Would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails! Loved the ambiance and intimacy. Definitely recommend for a date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection everything was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

It’s hard to beat the art deco yet cozy ambiance of Ah Sing Den. Every bite we had was absolutely delicious. I dream of coming back for those pork belly bao buns for weeks after a visit here. Just note that this is a tasting menu for the price of a whole mid range to four dollar signs meal. While the food is delicious, it is best as one to two plates to pair with their delicious and beautiful cocktails. This is a cocktail bar first, dining experience second. A perfect stop on a longer date night around East 6th.

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Kash
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife always talked about Ah Sing Den. I was elated to finally be able to go. Every expectation was met!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I wanted to love it, as the food, ambiance and drinks were great. Unfortunately, the service was so poor, I can’t imagine returning to give a second chance. Here is what went wrong:

-We had a total of four different people come bring us food to our table, and not once did anyone ask how everything was or if we needed more drinks. Our main server took drink orders at the beginning and never again during the 1.5 hour visit and only reappeared to quickly put food on the table and dash off. No one ever came over for anything other than bringing food and then the check after we made a few attempts to flag the server down.

-My food was delicious, but only half of my order ever made it to the table. I’m a little sad I’ll never get to know what those poke nachos could have been like. Another order was missed and we were given an order of mussels that no one in my party asked for.

-as the server began clearing the table (even though we hadn’t given him the credit card yet?) he dropped food and a toothpick in lap, but didn’t notice or didn’t care to acknowledge or apologize.

The place wasn’t packed. There were a few empty tables. We were a sizable group (6) but had a reservation, so they were expecting us. None of the service staff was rude, they just weren’t attentive and the main server was just bad at his job. Not sure what was really going on, but wouldn’t come back as I have never been so disappointed in a restaurant! I heard such good things on the internet and from friends. Oh well.

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The service was not ideal. We all ordered at the same time but our table received full orders going from left to right, meaning that people were finished eating on the left side before the right side received their food. Recommend for 2-4 people who are down to chill, share all plates and wait for their food to show up at the restaurants pace. Do not recommend for parties over 5.

FAQs

Ah Sing Den offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 220-0218.

Ah Sing Den is rated 4.6 stars by 190 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.