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Wu Chow

4.7
4.7
1725 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

7:00 PM


Booked 87 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,725 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. TT

    TTan

    Austin

    107 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    107 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was amazing, food was good overall but a few dishes didn't hit as good as anticipated. The soup dumplings are a favorite but was a lacking in the soup part this time. Portions also seemed to shrink. Again overall it was good but didn't hit the spot this time.
  2. HH

    HeatherH

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun night. Great service.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The sevice was good and the food at the value was great. I really enjoyed the food and ambiance. I had the Singapore Noodles and chicken dumplings. Loved it all.
  4. MD

    MDFKGF

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WuChow never disappoints! Every experience is outstanding. We try to change it up but the Honey Pecan Prawns and Soup Dumplings are always a “go-to”!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was nice and helpful. Food was amazing. We reserved for the patio since there inside was full but when we arrived they said there was a table open for us inside!
  6. m

    mariepasta

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    I love Wu Chow normally, but this dining experience was really unpleasant because it was SO hot inside. I don’t know if the AC was out or something but I’m 9 months pregnant and it felt just as hot inside as it was outside.
  7. SC

    ShawnC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good food great spot for a date night shrimp were amazing.
  8. TS

    TishaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the most authentic Asian food I have had in a long time and the soup dumplings were on point. The service was amazing the food came out pretty quickly and it is family style Definitely make reservations as this place is small and even though they have outdoor seating it is high. We will definitely be driving back to Austin for this restaurant
  9. s

    stoltzfusgreen

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Chinese food I have ever had, honestly. Nice ambience. Great service!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the most wonderful experience at Wu Chow last night. Our server was around college aged and he was fantastic, very personable and had great recommendations. Also Eric was amazing too. The food was incredible, my favorites were the soup dumplings, the fried chicken appetizer, the sesame beef and the salt and pepper squid. Truly a wonderful night with my friends and not to mention the food was delivered in perfect timing after each other. Would highly recommend!
  11. M

    Melissa

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soup dumplings are delicious!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful and consistent. The temperature was too hot due to the door opening for the patio.
  13. KM

    KaraM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Was a great experience. Only negative we had was that it was very hot inside. And on a hot day in Austin that’s not that comfy or a setting to want to eat hot foods. As
  14. SS

    SharonShep

    San Antonio

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    So very disappointed to learn upon arrival that they no longer offered traditional cart service for Dim Sum diners, as internet and Open Table still advise that carts are in use. Once we got past that, however, the food was excellent and well worth our 1 1/2 hour drive. Service was a bit laid back and our waitperson was fairly uninterested in anything other than order taking. She was unable to answer questions about items on the menu or make recommendations for our next item. We have nothing but high praise, however, for food quality and taste. Wu Chow food was wonderful. Some enhanced customer service training for wait staff and updated social media listings would certainly improve the appeal of this restaurant.
  15. CP

    CPatx

    Austin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Personally, I think this place is way overrated. The food was just ok, service was just ok. They also stuck us on the patio in the god awful heat even though there were empty tables inside. The food and service is much better at Lin Asian Bar. We won't be back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have to stop here when I’m town. The soup dumplings and spicy wontons are a must. The cabbage is also a winner. The service is always exceptional
  17. KJ

    KaterinaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place for Chinese food in all of Austin. Best service of any restaurant
  18. JC

    JasonC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wu Chow is the best Chinese in Austin hands down. Never disappoints.
  19. JV

    JasminV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wu Chow was amazing! Great service, great food, & it was very affordable. Highly recommend!

    Wu ChowResponded on July 12, 2022Thank you so much -- we appreciate you supporting local and hope to see you again soon!

  20. MC

    MCtexas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Great meal, but didn’t see the fine print on the reservation email confirmation that our table was only good for 1.5hrs. We were not notified of this when we arrived at the restaurant. Our waitress notified us 10 minutes before we needed to leave our table. We had just ordered another plate of food and dessert. Not cool Wu Chow.

    Wu ChowResponded on July 12, 2022Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience. We take great pride in our authentic, farm to table dishes and experiences. Upon dining, please reach out to a manager as they would be more than happy to assist you right away and make things right for you. We will be sure to share this with our team to help us grow and do better in the future. We appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and do hope you give us another try.

  21. SW

    SandyW

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Five people with different food allergies and dietary preferences found Wu Chow to be a delightful place for a meal that satisfied all of us. We loved the dumplings, fried tofu, special fried rice, beef with scallions, tsong pao chicken, chili shrimp, and okra with chiles. Excellent service and a fun atmosphere.

    Wu ChowResponded on July 12, 2022Thank you so much -- we appreciate you supporting local and hope to see you again soon!

  22. N

    Neffie

    Atlanta

    161 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    161 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don was amazing! Great service with a smile.

    Wu ChowResponded on July 12, 2022Thank you so much -- yay Don! We hope to see you again soon!

  23. TG

    TexasGal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Disappointed that we had reservations but the service was inattentive and multiple dishes had run out. It took our server 10 minutes to greet us/bring us waters and then we were asked to wait longer to order food. By the time she took our order and entered the ticket, yet another item we had ordered had run out. You should plan on enough food for the number of reservations. We drove from San Antonio to eat with you. Overall the food we did get was good, but we continued to run out of water and have to wait a significant amount of time to be acknowledged and get a refill. Maybe the service would have been better if we we’re drinking alcohol? Finally, our server disappeared for the last half hour we were there and another server took over without explanation. We have been dining with you for years and this experience did not meet usual expectations that have been established.

    Wu ChowResponded on July 12, 2022Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear that you didn't fully enjoy your experience. Our team takes great pride in our farm-to-table authentic Chinese dishes alongside great experiences. Upon dining, please reach out to a manager as they would be more than happy to assist you right away & make things right for you. We will be sure to share this with our team to help us grow & do better in the future. We appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever & hope you give us another try.

  24. SU

    SUPRATIMDE

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Good Food and lot of variety. Only issue if you are not eating pork then you have to ask to exclude that from the dish. Overall dumplings were good as well as the Noodles

    Wu ChowResponded on July 12, 2022Thank you so much -- we appreciate you supporting local and hope to see you again soon!

  25. SC

    ShawnaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve eaten at Wu Chow since they first opened. Missed them for a few years, but visited recently and it was the consistency of delicious food and always the best rice I’ve ever had. I’ve been all the way through Asia. These people know their rice. The staff. Totally real. Braised eggplant to live for. Thank you♥️

    Wu ChowResponded on July 12, 2022Thank you so much -- we appreciate you supporting local and hope to see you again soon!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second time eating here. We loved our waiter, Don. He was the best waiter ever. He had such a great energy. I wish all waiters are like him!! And of course, we loved our food: Singapore noodles, Wu Chow fried rice, Dofu with pork, and soup dumplings!!

    Wu ChowResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  27. L

    Ladybird

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wu Chow is one of our favorite restaurants even our kid's favorite. The food and service are always top notch. They never disappoint.

    Wu ChowResponded on June 28, 2022Happy Birthday! Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  28. EM

    ElizabethMacMaster

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful night celebrating our anniversary. Don was a fantastic waiter and shoutout to Sarah for making every dinner at Wu Chow memorable and delicious. We love you!

    Wu ChowResponded on June 28, 2022Cheers to 10! Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  29. AF

    AustinFoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service, Ronnie is the best. And, great decor.

    Wu ChowResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  30. t

    tiffanyd

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tyler was awesome!

    Wu ChowResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  31. a

    agaaa

    Mexico City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience1
    en Open Table salió como "los lugares más románticos" en austin... Y el lugar no era romántico, me pareció bastante promedio el ambiente
  32. N

    Neffie

    Atlanta

    161 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    161 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service by Sarah, Luca and Johnny! Vibrant atmosphere, team and GREAT food!

    Wu ChowResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cannot say enough good things about Wu Chow. From the minute we walked in, the service and atmosphere was exceptional. Jeff and Don were our servers and they both were PHENOMENAL. Both had amazing menu knowledge and great recommendations. The food was amazing but we will return simply for the service and the diverse and inviting atmosphere. Huge props to the hiring manager there, you really found some gems in Jeff and Don!

    Wu ChowResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love the food, the service and the location. Music was a little loud starting about 8:30 but I don’t care, love this place.

    Wu ChowResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  35. G

    Greg

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Our server was super helpful and answered all of our questions about the menu. Food was excellent and very fresh. All of their items are scratch made and all ingredients are farm to table. Definitely come with a big appetite because everything on the menu sounds great.

    Wu ChowResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  36. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    No specific comments to make at this time of the review.

    Wu ChowResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    I was advised I had to wrap on brunch after an hour and half on Sunday. This was not asked of tables just adjacent to me. I’ve always loved Sunday brunch at Wu Chow, I’m a regular and I make reservations before each visit. The new manager and new staff advised table availability with a timeline was a “standard” of the restaurant, but in all my years of visiting—as recently as May 2022, this has never been shared or explained in advance for any reservation. I take great care to order in abundance and take great care of servers (in tip and treatment) when there, so I was shocked at the new instance at my early departure. Great restaurant, amazing food, but terrible people skills. Talk about making customers feel expendable. Sadly, I’ll be brunching elsewhere from now on.
  38. SW

    SallieW

    New Mexico

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and attentive service. You must have the soup dumplings.

    Wu ChowResponded on July 12, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  39. C

    Colin

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Farm-to-table szechuan, not thai, not korean, high-end szechuan. Yum!

    Wu ChowResponded on July 12, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  40. LD

    LDub

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time our team has enjoyed Wu Chow's hospitality. The food is delicious (especially the dumplings) and the service is top notch without being pretentious.

    Wu ChowResponded on June 9, 2022Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

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

You can order delivery directly from Wu Chow using the Order Online button. Wu Chow also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 476-2469.

Wu Chow is rated 4.7 stars by 1725 OpenTable diners.

Wu Chow 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

7:00 PM


Booked 87 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Wu Chow

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

  • 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, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, 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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