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Lucky Robot, Austin, TX

Lucky Robot

4.7
4.7
736 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Lucky Robot is the 1st sushi restaurant in Texas to partner with the James Beard Foundation and Monterrey Bay Aquarium sustainability programs. We are committed to healthy oceans.

Our kitchen is lead by 2 time Ora King Finalist Jay Huang. Our food is Modern Nikkei cuisine, a balance of Japanese cuisine accentuated with the fragrant chilies and aromatic spices of Latin America.

Prime dry-aged fish is here. A tradition started over 200 years ago in Tokyo and now the 1st in Texas.

Prime Dry Aged Fish will allow you to taste the fish in its purest form. Breaking down tissues and sugars allows new flavors and textures that bring the fish to its cleanest, most tender form. Age = Flavour.

We hold back a number of tables each evening for walk-ins if there are none available online.

For parties larger than 5 or special events, please e-mail luckyrobotspecialevents@gmail.com to make a reservation
Please note: Last seating for Omakase Experinces are 30 minutes prior to close

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 55 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Bunch/Dinner Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 444-8081

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jay Huang

  • Neighborhood

    South Austin

  • Cross street

    South Congress and Circle Drive

  • Parking details

    We are one of the few restaurants that has parking around all four sides of our building and along the back street, Circle Drive.

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 736 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. BM

    BarkMadly

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was friendly with great conversation and recommendations. Food was delicious. Drinks were delicious. Everything cute and stylish.
  2. g

    gdawg

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The toro is outrageously good. Never had anything like it before...and that includes Japan.
  3. ST

    SusanT

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous! The best sushi I have had. Staff was very friendly. Definitely will go again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sushi rice needs to be cooked for slightly longer.
  5. KR

    KRSA

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Everything we ate at Lucky Robot was delicious! It was flavorful and fresh. I think I would go here again for birthday or anniversary. However, service was a bit slow and we were there for almost 2.5 hours all in all for the whole meal. The portions were also quite small for what we were paying. It's probably better for a special occasion, but we wanted to take family there for a nice dinner and it was all just a bit much with how long it took, how expensive everything was, and how we didn't get that much food.
  6. HC

    HelenC

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    great brunch spot. There were missing quite a few things we wanted and just ended up ordering other items. Beautiful decor.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This place is so overpriced for dinner. $268 for two people for mediocre sushi is a rip. I haven’t been here in about 8 years and thought I would give it another try. It was a total rip off for what it was. Please don’t get the nigiri because the fish was not nigiri level at all. If you want cheap sushi then go here at hh. It’s half price off all of their sushi from 2:30-4:30…might be later, M-F. I would do a hh here but I’ll never go back for dinner again. Food: Dumplings: ( looked more like an empanada) 3/5 Crab cake: 2/5 Transformer roll: 4/5 sea 3PO: 1/5 Nigiri: Ocean trout: 3/5 Dry aged tuna: 0/5…the fishiest fatty tuna I’ve ever had. It was awful.
  8. BS

    BrianS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Great vibe, small portions that are too expensive for the taste. Great drinks, but also extremely pricey (20 per). You definitely pay for the location.
  9. MH

    MacyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where to start, it was amazing. If you have time and money go! The service, the vibe and the food was all so amazing. It goes down as one of my favorite meals so far in my life. It was my best friend birthday, I mentioned it when booking and they were so sweet and gave her a dessert of her choice. She loved it just as much as me. The server was perfectly knowledgeable of the menu and very please tell overall.
  10. AS

    AbbyS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the midnight in Tokyo drink recommended by our waitress and it was top notch. We also had the R2-D2, Hira Hira, robo tuna, crispy pork belly. Everything was delicious.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! Quality of sushi was excellent! Great chefs and everyone was friendly!
  12. TA

    TravisA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waiter was excellent in suggesting different options and provided great service.
  13. TM

    TMarie

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food was good and the waitress was very nice, but it took a long time for us to get our food and drinks. The restaurant is small so not a lot of seating inside. It got to the point where the manager was going around asking people to leave so they could fulfill their reservations. When he got to our table, my friend quickly stopped him. We had been there for about an hr and fifteen min. They brought my sushi, but she had not received her soup and I didn't get my drink yet. We asked to cancel the remaining items, but he quickly apologized for the wait and comped the items and had them sent right over. The place was nice, but not going back again.
  14. KG

    KarenG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious food, service was outstanding, great drink menu.
  15. C

    Cara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu is great, atmosphere is great, décor is beautiful and the staff is knowledgeable. Loved my experience here and will be back soon!
  16. s

    stefshock

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    This dinner was an all around okay experience so maybe my expectations were high. I assumed from the website and pictures of the food that this was going to be special but it was mediocre mostly due to the service. The service wasn’t bad but it definitely wasn’t good. Our server must have been busy because he rolled up when he was ready which was ten minutes after we sat. He was really good at presentation but that’s it. He seemed busy and we had multiple people helping us and telling us he’s busy. This restaurant has like ten tables and multiple servers so I have no clue what he was busy doing. The Food was great. The crispy pork with the watermelon was insane good. The dumplings are to die for. The sushi was good but nothing I haven’t had before. The place is pretty loud because it’s small and sounds bouncing off ever hard surface. If they padded the ceiling it would help. The “culinary charge” was a surprise when we got the bill. Maybe it’s listed on the menu in fine print but I was a little surprised to see I’m being charged extra to, I’m guessing, pay the cook for showing up? I asked the woman who presented my bill, because our server was busy somewhere, what this charge was for and she rolled her eyes like she also didn’t know. The dry aged sushi is over-rated and might be there for theatrical purposes. I mean it’s pretty cool to see the fish hanging in the fridge behind the hostess but when we ate it, it tasted like normal sushi. I’d have no clue that fish was dry aged. This might be the reason they’re the only restaurant doing it. With all the amazing restaurants in Austin to choose from, I’m surprised this place is a thing. Maybe it’s the swings.
  17. SV

    SnehaV

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. We loved the decor!
  18. KP

    KikiP

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve probably reviewed Lucky Robot before, but I will again. Hands down the best vegan Japanese food in Austin. Service was excellent, and the vegan, compliment-art birthday dessert was great!
  19. DD

    DanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazingly well done sashimi and sushi. Highly recommend
  20. BD

    BenDickey14

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance of this soco staple is on par with its fantastic menu and new cocktail options. As a long time patron I like the direction and adaption to the cocktail scene in Austin. Everything we had was delicious and we cannot wait to come back again soon. The service here is properly executed and it feels like a well-oiled machine.
  21. MB

    MichaelB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing definitely will be back next time I’m in Austin
  22. M

    Marce

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The waitress provided an excellent service. Food was delicious. But I’m not sure if I will come back… I’m vegan and it is very disturbing to see the bodies of death fish and animal flesh/body parts hanging in a display that I saw as soon as a entered the restaurant.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Solid meal every time
  24. H

    Hannah

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great dinner date, cool spot, good food... Overall recommend. Really the major downer was that the music was so bad and so quiet. Sounded like it was coming off of a tiny handheld speaker and playing old, bad pop music. Didn't go with the cool energy of the interior at all.
  25. MA

    MeredithA

    Austin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Need better local beer selection also a better wine selection - no Chardonnay or rose choice
  26. B

    Brooklyn

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night spot, food, atmosphere, and service were all great, we will def go back.
  27. EP

    EvaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance, great food, knowledgeable and friendly staff
  28. KS

    KarenS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh and unique food choices and small bite dishes. Great flavors and variety. Definitely a must-try experience.
  29. M

    Maeby

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Place is cute, service was nice & quick, but there’s much better sushi in town.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey but delicious!!! Recommend going during HH for half prices.
  31. TH

    TimH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall it was a very good dining experience thanks to the hip [but not tragically] atmosphere and outstanding service (from Jessica - who knows stuff when it comes to everything on the menu including why it calls out the aging of each fish). The sushi was good but the sashimi slices are smaller than I would have expected for the price. But, I would still recommend.
  32. Z

    Zainab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance and food. I enjoyed the kama cake but it did have a strong taste especially from the vinegratte that I think could be balanced with more of the peaches. I also liked the transformer maki roll and the spinach & tofu dumplings and would recommend them.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Instant 5 star review. It means a lot to have an industry night off and have such a stellar experience. The bartender, Drew, was our server. He was accommodating and extremely informed on the entire menu. I’m vegan and my partner is pescatarian. What a perfect place for us to dine together. We will be back many times and look forward to bringing friends. Y’all are a whole experience. (And thank you for the delicious banana dessert). See ya soon! - Frankie & Mike
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pricy, but the service was great!
  35. n

    neuroturing

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My date and I were really impressed with the Omakase, it puts this spot at the next level IMO.
  36. CB

    CelenaB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came here for my birthday and it was a great choice. The staff was fun and personable and gave great recommendations. The atmosphere is cool and unique. The food is incredible and I spend the entire meal with a huge smile on my face because of it. 10/10 would recommend
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and we really enjoyed it! We could actually hear each other which is rare in popular Austin restaurants. All of the food was fantastic. Only complaint is that the swing seats really need pads - too low and uncomfortable.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way. Fresh, innovative dishes, traditional favorites, my favorite sake, delicious cocktails, and PERFECT service. It’s an Austin institution for a reason. Thank you, Lucky Robot, for your commitment to an entire experience. You’re the best!
  39. AC

    AmitC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and it was cool to be able to sit in front of the chefs and watch them at work. Layout of restaurant is neat. Definitely not cheap (as is normal with sushi spots), so be prepared to shell out money, but a great date spot.
  40. JK

    JordanK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service I have ever received at a restaurant. Our waiter is also in charge of creating the drink menu and he went above and beyond to make our visit memorable. We will be talking about our visit for a long time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lucky Robot using the Order Online button. Lucky Robot also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 444-8081.

Lucky Robot is rated 4.7 stars by 736 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 55 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Lucky Robot

1303 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2432

Additional information

  • Cross street

    South Congress and Circle Drive

  • Neighborhood

    South Austin

  • Hours of operation

    Bunch/Dinner Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We are one of the few restaurants that has parking around all four sides of our building and along the back street, Circle Drive.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jay Huang

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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