Lucky Robot

4.7
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189 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Our passion at Lucky Robot is to have fun, create unique experiences and be your neighborhood Japanese Kitchen & Sushi Bar.

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. Fish is flown in from around the world, including from Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. We offer local, farm to table and organic produce whenever possible.

We want to present the bright lights, fun Tokyo experience and the best sushi in Austin. Cheers.
What 189 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I enjoyed it but I don’t know if I’ll be going back. Interesting flavors, worth a try.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff. Will always choose this place for excellent ramen and a good time.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Interesting atmosphere and even better food.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience! The head chef and chef Kevin were unbelievable attentive and so knowledgeable!

Definitely going back!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service was fantastic! The only area of improvement I would suggest is putting heaters outside for outdoor diners, but that’s only relevant a couple months out of the year.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice spot for a date. Very helpful servers.

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t wait to go back! Great food and great service in a fun atmosphere!

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only negative was a person approached asking for money. He left when I said no but came back to yell at us for a moment.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and made sure that all of our food was prepared to our satisfaction. He was also extremely knowledgeable of the menu.

SR
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely make reservations! We made reservations and walked right in and were seated. The waiter was knowledgeable of the menu and offered excellent suggestions to compliment our wishes. Food was fresh and arrived quickly. Love being on South Congress!

E
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and friendly service in a quirky ambiance. Everything we had was great. Will go back.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, weather was poor so may have been quiet because of that but our service was great!

DG
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first visit.
I thought the quality of the food and service was great.
I thought the pricing was a little high (15%). You might consider a "combo" thing to increase customer base.
Of course parking is always an issue in Austin, but if you could get some reserved parking that would be great.
Thanks!

DK
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great as was service by Ian. Look forward to returning.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great office gathering to celebrate my birthday. Service was great for amount of people. Food from kitchen took a tab bit longer than expected. Had a great time and will be going back soon.

AA
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful waiter and the food was delicious. They were super accommodating of my husband who has celiac disease- there were tons of delicious GF options for us to share.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here. We sat at the bar and were able to enjoy a great meal and conversation with the chefs while they prepped the food. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great.

C
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best sushi ever, great flavor and a lot of options to choose

S
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fantastic. We especially love the make your own bowls with seasonal veggies. Our favorite appetizer is the roasted Brussel sprouts. AMAZING! Houston is a great waiter that we have had several times. Such a fun vibe in this restaurant. Make reservations it fills up fast.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the minute we walked in was an amazing experience!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The waiter failed to tell us that they were out of several menu items and wines when we ordered. He was very rude and was completely unaccommodating. Our food came out very slowly, and many dishes were forgotten about. We ended up canceling a dish before some of us had even eaten. Nothing was offered in accommodation, and the waiter made no apologies. I’ve been to this restaurant many times before and enjoyed it, but after this experience I will not be returning. The awful service is not worth it.

O
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was an average sushi place, nothing amazing and Would be the best at happy hour for the price.

OT
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always consistent in high quality food. Very interesting menu that is far different than any other spot in Austin. The decor adds to the laid back futuristic elegance of this South Congress hotspot.
Happy Hour and weekend brunch offer great dishes for discounted prices. Only complaint involves smaller than usual slices of sashimi.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Favorite place ever! Best fusion food and options for all.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and loved everything about our date.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch on a Sunday. Delicious.

KK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A swanky restaurant with a great atmosphere. Immediately welcomed when we walked in and our server was quick and attentive. Food was great! Will definitely be coming back for more.

K
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved the location, the interesting menu and decor. The Brussel sprouts were heavily seasoned according to 1person in our party, the rolls weren't tight, beer good, PORK BELLY AWESOME! Atmosphere was nice and the Server and her trainee were exceptional.
We'll definitely give it another try . . . and have already recommended to a friend.

OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and quirky experience

JH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food, and atmosphere. Took my boyfriend here for his 25th bday and it was perfect!

AM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff. Knowledgeable. Patient with our questions. Offered great recommendations. Great food. Lovely presentation.

SC
Minneapolis
68 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second trip to Austin and we had to hit up Lucky Robot again! Small place with amazing food, even for the less-adventurous eaters. Be forewarned there is not a full bar, but they make amazing sake cocktails. Excellent location just a few doors down from the Continental Club.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere and good food

RA
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky robot has been now a weekly ritual. I love what they stand for and the staff and food is such a memorable experience. Thank you!

A
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, nice atmosphere, parking is tough but that's typical for the area. Very tasty lunch!

F
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The service has been horrible. It took 30 mins to get my cocktail. This is the 2nd time we went. The first it had just opened and it was packed and the service was bad but we thought may be it’s because it’s new. But this time we went at like 2:30pm for lunch. It was not packed at all and the service was still bad. The food wasn’t great too. Definitely not worth the value. There are much better Japanese restaurants in Austin now that have great food and great service.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I have always enjoyed my food and time here. Hannah H was a good server, the food was fine, they reported us a no show on our reservation, we were on time, I gave a 25% tip. I have wasted the last hour trying to send a receipt copy to them and open table, but without success. I will go elsewhere for my Japanese food.

LG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best culinary experiences my wife and I have had in Austin. We can't wait to bring our friends here!

P
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find in SoCo. The service was amazing, our server was extremely knowledgeable and made great recommendations. You have to try their saké cocktails and punches - I recommend the Flor and Get Lucky; if you like spicy refreshing, get the Devil's Tail. Also for the rolls, you have to try the Transformer! We will definitely return.

E
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ive been a lot and its my favorite sushi place! the chicken teriyaki is bomb and so are the california rolls!! this place made me LOVE sushi!