Ah Sing Den

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138 reviews
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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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Austin
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

*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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loud but incredible!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice!

K
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

One of my faves to bring out-of-towners

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

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

MG
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance

JG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in Austin!

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EL
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Staff! Awesome food options! Unique environment!

EM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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

KC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
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.

V
1 review
Dined on February 7, 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.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

K
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 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.

VG
Austin
29 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.

s
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 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!

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
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.

NR
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Authentic south East Asian cuisine.

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

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 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!

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

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

N
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 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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