Lucky Robot

4.6
147 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 147 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

CP
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was Amazing - Emelio was very helpful and attentive! Food was Unique.

A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love that they have such great vegetarian options!

DS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi is amazing. You absolutely must order the devils tail sake

A
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone, from the hostess to the wait staff to the sushi chefs, was phenomenal. Food was amazing. 10/10 would dine here again!

DS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

There wasn’t quite enough space for our party, but they were very busy and still very kind!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Brussels sprouts are a must!

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent and knowledgeable server. We couldn’t decide what to order so we left everything up to her. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We came in happy and left happy. 15/10 would recommend!

OT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding vegan options! Amazing sophisticated presentation of vegan rolls. Servers and host were welcoming and professional.

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

Yummy food with great service. A little pricey but great compared to Uchi.

TM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must go back absolutely delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JL
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, best brussel sprouts ever and the sushi was outstanding! Great service too

RS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything started out great! Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful in navigating the menu and with food and drink suggestions. After we received our first drinks and our first few plates, our server kind of disappeared. It wasn’t very busy, so I’m not sure what happened, but we were never checked on or asked if we wanted another drink or more plates until the very end. So it kind of put a damper on the experience. But the food was incredible and the value is really amazing.

AD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Austin, was sooo nice and fun. Delicious wine. Delicious food. Mom ordered pork belly bite and one more after we paid our tab haha

MK
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful lunch with a great atmosphere, felt very valued as a customer. The bots are pretty wonderful too.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girlfriends birthday - loved it!

BF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but so delicious. And definitely worth it- the salmon sashimi was outstanding.

c
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Kinda small inside (make a reservation!) but super cute and a few nice covered spots outside. I have gotten the sushi but this time I got the school girl bowl ($11) and was impressed with the taste and value. Definitely recommend:)

KB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Our server, Kain, was exceedingly helpful when presented with 3 very different options and he was able to describe them all and guide me to my choice. I felt the prices were on point for the product and I really enjoyed that the staff were very friendly with each other. Happy workers makes a happy meal. Thanks guys!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food took FOREVER to get to the table. Was great once it got there, but it took an absurd amount of time to get our sushi.

MW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Love this place …good food, great service and an all around cool spot!!!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was friendly and accommodating, and even gave us a free mimosa despite it not being on the menu for Memorial Day. The food was delicious and our server set the expectation up front that not all dishes would arrive at the same time. Great place to share multiple dishes. Gender neutral one-person bathrooms were great too - sign where you’d typically see “men” or “women” read “Whatever. Just wash your hands.” I will be back for a date night next time I’m in Austin!

NJ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious and totally fresh sushi!!
Environment is very casual and cool but not fancy.

RH
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a birthday reservation. When we arrived, we were originally seated right next to the host, in a booth that was very small & felt like we would be basically sitting at the host stand. It was clearly an after thought. We requested an actual table, and offered to wait if our reservation was messed up. Our server was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We enjoyed everything except for the fig appetizer (which wad the priciest item were ordered). There was nothing offered for the birthday, and no birthday salutations of any sort. We would recommend others driving here, but not for a special occasion. It was somewhat disappointing.

KM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The atmosphere and ambience is great. It’s right off south congress so it’s an easy attraction.

Food came out “as ready” which is normally okay with me. Unfortunately, the disparity between dishes was a bit uncomfortable. Some of my friends food came out within 10 minutes, and two people waited over 45 minutes to get their rolls. It was awkward, to say the least.

AE
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The most insane Japanese restaurant I've been to in years. Horrendously disorganized, orders take forever (an hour for an avocado roll in a half-empty restaurant.

LE
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone is very welcoming and the place is modern and comfortable. Its nice to have knowledgeable waitstaff that is happy to explain in detail your menu. The food is amazing in taste and presentation. Don't miss the brussel sprouts!

SM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, excellent service, fun vibe! We’d definitely go again on next trip.

SL
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food - Wonderful
Service-Outstanding
Presentation- Beautiful
Indoor Seating-Nicely Comfortable, Appropriately Decorated

JD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Great ambiance. Cool location. Lot of food for the money. Good value. Service ok.

DH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to try based on its great reviews. Was not disappointed! Really great food!

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Servers were slow and rarely checked on us which was kind of annoying but good other than that.

a
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun dining experience. Very austin.

L
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We came to see the cherry blossom installation, and it truly was beautiful!! However, the exposed A/C ducts dripped water on me and several of our guests multiple times during the meal. We asked for some assistance early on, and instead of moving us, someone came out with a towel tied to a broom stick to dry the condensation off. I had another water drop land on me 5 minutes later. Food was good, but service was disorganized with the meals coming out at different times for each guest. My wine glass sat empty for 30 minutes & and I was never asked if I wanted another glass. Overall - it was ok, but I had higher expectations given the price.

GO
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The pros: The food is excellent. The Sake bar is one of the best in the city (if not one of the best I've ever had). The food is inventive, colorful, delicious -- everything you'd want or expect. One of the sashimi dishes features fish flown in daily from Japan (probably some of the most excellent raw fish you'll eat). The staff were utterly knowledgeable, articulate, and friendly. The decor was bright, colorful, and original (with a rather noteworthy bathroom, of all things).

The cons: The portions are not large -- this is more like Tapas than dinner -- and that isn't exactly apparent on the menu. This can make the meal more expensive than one may have planned for originally (we ended up ordering two more entrees to be satisfied). The staff can be slow to check on the table during crunch hours. The space is small -- you'll likely be eating within arm's reach of a stranger.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

I love this restaurant and there food is amazing, though the service isn't or miss. Around 5-6 theres a shirt change that isnt well organized and can cause great delays in service.

HR
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Do not come here to celebrate anything. They’ll take $700 from your party of 8 and cut you off once you have a buzz. Baffling.

OT
Austin
28 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Originally from NYC, looking for Nobu-ish Sushi. Lucky Robot fits the bill perfectly. In addition, they have an incredible menu. I will return often.

DB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food! Quality products! Amazing service! I love this place so much, it's one of my go-to Japanese food spots in Austin. Also, go check out the new updates to the restaurant! If you go soon, you may even get to check out the cherry blossoms. Just go!!

KV
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and well prepared and we will definitely eat there again..

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