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Wu Chow-Downtown, Austin, TX

Wu Chow-Downtown

4.7
4.7
2060 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
We are now open for Dine-in, Patio Service, Curbside, and Delivery!
Lunch
Monday - Friday 11am - 2pm
Dinner
Monday – Thursday 5pm–10pm | Friday – Saturday 5pm–11pm
Sunday Dim Sum 11am–3pm
Happy Hour | Monday -- Friday (Cocktail Area & Patio Only) 5pm–6pm

Wu Chow brings authentic, farm-fresh, modern Chinese food to the heart of downtown Austin, offering dishes representative of all eight styles of Chinese cuisine, as well as Dim Sum service on Sunday's -- dine-in or to go!

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 68 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Dim Sum, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 476-2469
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ji Peng Chen
  • Private party facilities
    Experience a modern, farm to table take on Chinese classics at Wu Chow. We offer semi-private patio space for happy hours, networking, and large celebrations or full use of our space for weddings, corporate parties, and all-day events.
  • Private party contact
    Our Director of Events: (512) 923-5150
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    San Antonio
  • Parking details
    On-Site Valet and Street Parking Available
  • Public transit
    Curbside Pick-up on San Antonio Street
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,060 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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2,060 Reviews
  1. ManuR

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great service. made our birthday girl feel like the the princess she is :-)

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  2. Jessie

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious and great value for a Sunday brunch in downtown Austin. A table of 4 for $130 pre tip was incredible. The service was outstanding and I can’t wait to come back!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Outside seating on a windy night with 40 degree weather is unacceptable. We had reservations and the only table available was outside. The heat lamp was ineffective. The food was brought all at once because the server was so cold she didn’t want to keep coming outside - of course, it was instantly cold. Worst experience and worst food I have ever had. And for this, we paid $100.

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  4. LoranR

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fresh; everything came out as it was ready. The soup dumplings were outstanding and the cocktails were fresh and well-rounded. The service was amazing; our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and made good suggestions.

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  5. Joel

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Don’t go after 9 quality of service is compromised

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was great. Food was phenomenal. Great Valentine’s dinner

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  7. Troy

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was busy only because of valentines but still a great experience as always. The chow always make me go wuuu that’s good.

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  8. DinahM

    Richmond

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dim sum Sunday treat! Everything was superb and fresh! We were stuffed and happy when we left. Unlike some places, there is no dim sum cart. You just fill out your picks or tell the server, as it is all made fresh from your order.

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  9. ChristopherS

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time for lunar new years. Was so sad that fish sold out but it happens

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  10. VenessaG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food was fantastic and our server made sure we were never without drinks. Wu Chow made for a perfect girls night

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  11. MaxxR

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was okay but at the price point you could get much better quality dumplings and less oily chicken at Ranch 99

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  12. KathrynB

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, vibes, drinks, food-- everything was SO good. I cannot wait to come back.

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  13. SoFair

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Not as exciting as I had hoped but good. Hunan beef was great though and we enjoyed the cocktails quite a bit.

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  14. Brett

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food amazing as always, plus great service from Taylor!

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  15. JoAnneS

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal, best we’ve ever had! We were in town for a concert and Wu Chow was recommended by our hotel.

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  16. rayjd

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was okay but waitress was not very helpful navigating the menu. Food we picked was not my favorite. Did not get much attention at the table for refills and what not. Weird that they have limits for how long you can stay, and enforce them.

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  17. mphatic12

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is good for lunch. Even though they were out of the cucumber salad everything else was decent.

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  18. SavCNut

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I come here so often that it's about time I write a review. I can't recommend Wu Chow's Dim Sum enough. From the soup dumplings, dan dan noodles, and crispy turnip cakes to the amazing egg cream bun, everything is so delicious. Our servers are always attentive and nice. I love this place and I drag all my friends here every chance I get. I will say their dinner options aren't as rave-worthy, but they're still great.

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  19. larissaleighh

    Austin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing.. except for the food. King pow chicken tasted like it was cooked in hot sauce, and there were more peanuts than meat. I’ve always loved this place; pretty bummed about the food quality now.

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  20. MarthaP

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wu Chow never disappoints. One of my favorite restaurants in Austin.

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  21. ButchinAustin

    Austin

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an extraordinarily cold day for Austin, yet Wo Chow was packed. The Sunday Dim Sum menu is very restrained, not even chrysanthemum tea or miso soup or shrimp toast or any thing other than shrimp, or chicken, or beef dumplings, except Dan Dan noodles, which we ordered and enjoyed.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Crispy beef pieces need to be more bite sized or at least a knife provided to cut them smaller.

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  23. brynnew

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cannot recommend Wu Chow enough. Delicious food and quick service!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been at Wu chow several times. The service is always great, but the food portions keep getting smaller and smaller and the price continues going up. On top of this, the food was very salty. It was still edible, but super salty.

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  25. Jcpc21

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Claire was great, very prompt and efficient, well defined answer to out menu questions.

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  26. TabathaE

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you haven't been, you NEED to go eat at Wu Chow. It is super yummy!!

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  27. JoannyB

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wu Chow fulfilled and exceeded our crave for NYC Chinese food! Incredibly flavorful! Great staff and vibe. We’ll be back!

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  28. JamesG

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with great food, especially thr duck. The waiter was outstanding and actually had an opinion amd suggestions!

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  29. BretO

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service. Loved the spicy wontons and gung bao chicken.

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  30. AlexS

    Amarillo

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, vibe was excellent, service was excellent. No complaints! We’ll definitely be back here. Perfect spot for a date night or for a group. The ambience and noise level was just right and the food was delicious.

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  31. Loyolaparent

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and our server was very helpful. This was my first time there and I will definitely be back!

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  32. FrankB

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd visit as good as the first. Attentive staff and great food.

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  33. coreya

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Sad experience on my birthday. Only received half of my order.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Luke, was amazing! Very attentive and provided excellent guidance for one member of our party with a shrimp allergy.

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  35. reviewer1

    New York City

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Heard the duck was good however ours came out under seasoned and lacking.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Just a bit chaotic with people waiting to be seated. But food/service was fantastic!

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  37. YellowRose

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have eaten at Wu Chow downtown several times because we find the food delicious and a fun place to gather. However, there is one thing that continues to bother us and that is the 90 minute limit for occupying a table. And it's not just the limit, but the constant reminder from everyone from the confirmation call to server that we have to eat and be out of there in 90 minutes. We have not experienced this policy at any other restaurant in Austin.

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  38. CarolW

    Austin

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good…. As good as a hot & sour soup as can be found anywhere Since they have rotating seating of 1 & 1/2 hrs, they rush you. Specifically, we had 2 dishes come out exactly as we were to leave…. Maybe the kitchen doesn’t know about the time limit? And our wait staff got the order wrong. And one of our party lost their gloves. We came back within 10 mins and no one could help. They’re all about getting you in and out!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first time here. Overall the food was delicious. Unfortunately, the service fell short of expectation. At times we felt abandoned by our server. We'll have to try them again in the future before writing them off.

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  40. MichaelJ

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined at Wu Chow since shortly after it opened in 2015, and the shrimp-and-pecans dish I had on Dec 24 was one of the best ever /-

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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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Wu Chow-Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 476-2469.

Wu Chow-Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 2060 OpenTable diners.

Wu Chow-Downtown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 68 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Wu Chow-Downtown

500 West 5th St., #168, Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross street
    San Antonio
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Dim Sum, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    On-Site Valet and Street Parking Available
  • Public transit
    Curbside Pick-up on San Antonio Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ji Peng Chen
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (512) 476-2469
  • Private party facilities
    Experience a modern, farm to table take on Chinese classics at Wu Chow. We offer semi-private patio space for happy hours, networking, and large celebrations or full use of our space for weddings, corporate parties, and all-day events.
  • Private party contact
    Our Director of Events: (512) 923-5150
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