Lucky Robot

4.7
411 Reviews
$30 and under
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. Chef Jay’s dishes have the elegance and 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 411 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlexaB
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat mostly vegan and I LOVE that Lucky Robot has a variety of dishes for me to choose from. I try to take anyone who visits me in Austin to eat here. 10/10

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vipJulie
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, amazing, delicious. Highly recommend!!

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RainV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I enjoy going to Lucky Robot so much, however, overall experience seems to be inconsistent. For example I can go there one day out of the week and the food seems more fresh than the last time, the server more cheerful.. then the next time I go the food isn’t as pleasant or ‘fresh’ as the last time and so on. The happy hour menu is nice and big though and I love the atmosphere and decor!

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CelenaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is quickly becoming my favorite place in town. The food is delicious and beautifully plated, the prices are more than fair, and the staff is so genuinely wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!!!! Omg will not disappoint. Sit inside for the ambiance. Great service from dani

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Farmbot was amazing! They definitely have yummy veggie stuff for veg heads out there :)

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Jason
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

slow service, set a short time limit on our table, denied alcoholic beverage - claimed ID was expired when it was good through the date we were dining on, and guest was well over 21 years old. Super frustrating just to get a simple drink. Will not be back.

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Sassy
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky Robot never disappoints. I like their updated menu and cleanliness. I had the pork buns, atomic salmon roll, and hira hira paired with a fruity sake. They were all beyond delicious! This finicky eater was doing the happy dance.

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Ruth
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone at Lucky Robot was extremely accommodating especially when we wanted to switch our reservation to indoor seating. Very nice and generous. We really enjoyed our time there. Love the ambience

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facereplacer
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for an omelette I saw on Instagram and it was better than I could have imagined. Awesome place. Fun people.

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Bonnie
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Friendly staff. Still keeping clean with the pandemic.

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ErinO
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and the atmosphere was so gorgeous we'll def come back

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JacquelineG
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Loved the art throughout the place. Our waiter made great suggestions. Food was well presented and tasted great. Would definitely dine here again.

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JodyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

overall, pretty meh. My wife and I came here on a Monday night and were seated outside. This was the only sushi place nearby that had a table available at a reasonable time, so we decided to try it. Between the piped music from the restaurant and the sound of motorcycles screaming up and down congress avenue in first gear (when did that become a thing?), it's pretty loud and not a particularly pleasant place to dine. The service was good, friendly and attentive. appetizers (fried brusells and seaweed salad) were delicious. Rolls were fine but I guess i'm not really a fan of the dry-aged fish thing. Some decent wine would have helped, but the wine list is very limited. We tried some sake but neither of us liked it. We're not sake drinkers, though, so this isn't a criticism of the restaurant.
It wasn't a bad experience but neither of us thought it would be worth coming back.

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Amethyste
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Great service. I recommend 100% and will go back for sure!

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KikiP
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite vegan Japanese food in the city. Our server even started off by asking us about allergies/dietary restrictions then ran me through all the vegan options. The space is also very cool with changing ceiling art installations. Such a great experience overall!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, food was excellent, had Mandarin Oolong tea that was delicious. Mimosa was great too. Parking is only drawback.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience the moment walking in from the door. Nice staff and great sushi!

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christine
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This spot is really cute. The ambience is 10/10! However, the service was awful. Our server never really came to check in on us and when we asked for recommendations she didn't seem like she wanted to give us any details or suggestions. I feel like service is 50% of what you get when you dine out so that was really disappointing. Secondly, the food was just okay. I would come back for the sushi, but probably not for the hot plates.

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purgatori1
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sat us quickly, not very crowded (good social distancing?). Food is amazing - we had the omelette and sashimi dishes for brunch.

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vipJHardaway
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the top places in town! The food is delicious and innovative, and the staff is top notch! 10/10 would recommend!

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Emily
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Awesome service and location! Was a tad bit disappointed with my rolls for the price. The tofu and spinach dumplings are absolutely to die for!

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KayTin
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, will definitely go back again. They ambiance is lovely, the food selection is sustainable (good for the planet), and everything tasted great.

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vipJeniH
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I had the Japanese Pancake from the brunch menu and will be back to eat it again. My husband had sushi and loved it too. Cute decor, and friendly knowledgeable wait staff too.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Date lunch on a Sunday evening. Food was good and the service was fantastic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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MadisonS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Saturday brunch with a group of friends and it was amazing! Perfect for sharing/trying a little bit of everything and the brunch drink specials cant be beat

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TaylorM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! The server was very knowledgeable and asked about my dietary restrictions and made good recommendations. The sake is amazing and has the cutest interior.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Asian place, My favorite, the Soco Bowl

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JoeG
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sushi, friendly service, beautiful decor. 👍👍

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CliffordM
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Lucky Robot was beyond all expectations!! Service was absolutely spectacular, more than we expected. Food was amazing, as we had our Waitress order for us. They even brought us a free roll to try on the house! Could not have asked for more. Exceptional!

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

Leah has waited on us the two times that we’ve dined here. She gives amazing service and is super knowledgeable of the menu!

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Abs222
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Disappointed about the Happy Hour food. The place is dope, service is great.. but ultimately, the food didn’t taste very good. We didn’t taste the sushi since it was not part of HH, so can’t give an opinion on it.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my Wife’s birthday. This place is amazing! Passes my expectations and has an amazing vibe! Will be coming back for date nights.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing. so were the drinks + the service. we will absolutely be back !

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

We went to Lucky Robot to celebrate my niece’s 16th birthday. The atmosphere and food were wonderful. The waitstaff was spectacular.

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StevenM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job by the whole team. Very inspiring meal

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Domm
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Billed as the first restaurant in Austin to serve aged fish Lucky Robot left me with an uneven impression. I tried all three of their aged fish. Barrel Fish, Amadai, and Spanish Mackerel. Unfortunately each of them was completely covered in either lemon zest or lemon juice. No way to taste any "umami" flavors that was suppose to come from aging fish. My favorite of the night was a sake maki 2.0 from their happy hour menu.
I would come here for their sakura picnic boxes to go. They are the actually the highlight of Lucky Robot. Beautifully presented for a great impression.

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Hallie
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Went for the first time for HH: was not a huge fan of their HH wings, cashew cheese was very good and price for bottles of sake. I would recommend their cold tastings. I also did not try any of their sashimi/nigiri but I would go back to try them.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food not so good for the price

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Lucky Robot is rated 4.7 stars by 411 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.