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About Sushi Zushi of 5th Street

Sushi Zushi brings authentic and original interpretations of Japanese cuisine to the American palate by offering an extensive menu designed to satisfy everyone from sushi purists to adventurous diners.

Through an intensive training program and a multi-cultural approach to business, Sushi Zushi's environment fosters a highly attentive wait-staff and an inviting, modern atmosphere.

The restaurants concept encourages diners to find their favorite dish, comfortably immerse themselves in a new cultural dining experience, and return with a little more knowledge about Japanese cuisine, culture and customs.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to extend the enjoyment of the Sushi Zushi concept to the entire world. Using a creative menu and a culturally-integrative approach, we make it easy and convenient for everyone to experience "the joy of sushi."

1611 West 5th Street
Austin, TX 78703
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 12:30pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Mopac

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 474-7000

Website:
http://www.sushizushi.com/

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Parking garage

Executive Chef:
Luis Ramirez

Private Party Facilities:
We have 2 large party rooms, please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Joe Ramos: (512) 474-7000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sushi Zushi of 5th Street Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was very good, loved everything we ordered. So many options, it was hard to decide. Rolls came out fast and fresh.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We generally like sushi zushi - and usually stick with the sushi. We ventured into teppanyaki territory this last time (big mistake). the grilled salmon was lukewarm (like tap water warm) while the vegetables tasted like they'd been marinating for a week in sauce. The katsu curry is disappointing as well . There aren't any discernable vegetables in the curry so it's basically just a thin runny sauce on rice. The katsu was fine - the breading was crispy and not overly greasy. There wasn't any pickled radish on the side either. Other than that the sashimi and the salad (the uncooked dishes) were fine,

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our waitress, Nicole, was great! Plus I love that October is Sake month and they have specials on their tempura ($3 for four pieces!!) and great happy hour prices.

The fish is always fresh and the selection is excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great as usual. Love the Razor!

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

I can't remember if our waitresses name was Whitney or Whitley, but she was amazing and gave the best hospitality!

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Overall a decent sushi joint. Nothing too noteworthy about the food other than that it was good, not exceptional. The service was great and the atmosphere was OK. It's priced right so I could see myself coming back for another casual sushi night.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Good food. Good quality sashimi and some great rolls. Tempura poppers were awesome. Good service and very attentive manager/owner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Very good haven't stopped talking about it all week!!!

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Authentic, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Organic, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This was a dirty place! The menus were filthy. The atmosphere is barely a notch above McDonald. While the food itself was really not too bad at all, the surroundings completely negated the experience. Will not be going back.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Service never has much personality
But is attiquite .
No brown rice option ... only bleached rice and a lot of it in my very roll .
Hostess is always good
Many tables are too close together
Drinks are very good

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I love their happy hour options and pricing! The sushi here is always fresh and delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

It's a mess. Really kills me because I love sushi zushi but this location can't get it together. First, it's dirty. Not a little dirty - full on dirty. The menus are gross, there is always stuff scattered around and it feels dirty.

We arrived about 3 mins late for our reservation. Didn't matter - the host didn't even say hello to us for another 5-10mins. Took him another 5-10 after that to seat us. When we were seated, our waitress informed us that food was taking over an hour for delivery. We left her $10 and walked out.

I've written notes to SZ about this location before and they just don't seem to be able to fix it - so I won't be going back. Maybe when I'm near the domain I'll go to that one which in my experience is spotless and well run.

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 (Austin)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Excellent and fresh, as always. The Bora Bora roll (add serrano peppers!) is awesome!

I wish they had a better dessert selection, but otherwise I love this place.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great food, the happy hour is fantastic and the sushi is great! They have a large menu with a lot of variety. The one thing they lacked was a large variety of traditional rolls wrapped in seaweed. Most was rice outside. Either way, the food was great and the service was great. Will definitely be going again!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on March 11, 2017

All was good, as is typically the case. Biggest downfall in my opinion - too many times on the menu!...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Healthy, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Food and service were both great, loved both of my rolls! And they participated in dine out for the cure!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 21, 2017

We always love sushi zushi. It's always top notch food. Our server did not seem to be at his best, was short with us at times and seemed inattentive. We asked for a lot of things. This is not the norm as we frequently eat sushi, but this time service was so so. Hope next time it's better

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I'm a frequent visitor but last night was for Valentines Day and it was as delicious as ever! Sushi Zushi on 5th is probably hands down my best Sushi restaurant in Austin!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Interesting place with some unique twists on sushi staples.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The Sushi was fantastic. The portions were huge and they have a decent wine selection. All in all, great sushi spot in Austin!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 18, 2017

I love how fresh everything is at Sushi Zushi. Another great meal plus their new menu and table setup is a cute and helpful addition. Everything seems to be moving toward a more upscale feel - which is nice, considering how great the food is.

Tags: Healthy
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Food was GREAT but it was freezing cold! We had jackets and scarves and we were still cold! We asked for it to be adjusted and we were they declined with a good reason!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2016

I've been going to Sushi Zushi for many years, at it has always been my go-to sushi spot. I was so disappointed in the quality of food - the rolls tasted like the fish was old and looked thrown together. The service was so incredibly slow and the restaurant was not even full. I won't be going back any time soon :-(

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Definitely a good option if you want good sushi without breaking the bank. Casual atmosphere and fairly quiet, especially for a Saturday night.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Sushi was fresh . Atmosphere was very nice , however service was lacking that night . Our waiter had too many tables to serve . As a consequence , we waited for our food longer than usual .

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 1, 2016

Service was awful. Had to constantly ask for things-more water, missing items we ordered, our check, plates.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Old , run down

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Our waiter was really personable and helpful but he reeked of cigarette smoke which wasn't great. It also took 3-5 minutes of standing at the host stand (another couple had been waiting already when we arrived) before anyone acknowledged us or sat anyone. The restaurant was empty, so it's not like they were busy with other customers...I think maybe they were having a team meeting in the back? The food was good, as usual, and potion sizes are nice. I recommend the soft shell crab appetizer, yakimeshi rice and the Champion Roll.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Amazing selection of rolls and their cocktails are divine! We had an off-night with service this visit, but the food and the staff friendliness more than made up for it. This is now a regular spot for us!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on May 25, 2016

Excellent Sushi. Make sure to order a Cosimo Roll, a Yummy Yummy Roll and a Strawberry Roll. You won't be disappointed.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Food was very tasty! Will definitely return.

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 (Austin)·Dined on April 21, 2016

All of the rolls are magnificent and there's something for everybody! I've been here multiple times and it has never been a let down.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2016

This was the only place without a wait on a weekend. Good for a backup sushi place but probably won't come back. Service was slow even though they were empty (he may have had the majority of the tables that could be why too). Nevertheless the server was friendly even though he'd forgotten to put in an app.

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 (Austin)·Dined on April 7, 2016

As a patron over the last 10 years from Dallas to this particular location when it soft-opened, Sushi Zushi has been our go-to quick fix. There's lots of roll options (hard to navigate for a first timer) so don't be afraid to ask your waiter for help navigating everything. The happy hour is wonderful for grabbing a few bites, enjoying a cocktail, or some hot sake with good friends. The back room is great for groups too. I feel though that the quality has dropped significantly over the years (or perhaps Whole Foods sushi has stepped it up). On this most recent visit, the rice on a few rolls was subpar, and even the presentation was a bit sloppy. The chirashi bowl and agedashi tofu are my go to's here and they didn't disappoint. SZ in my opinion is a great neighborhood option, but I would recommend looking elsewhere for that special occasion with a true sushi lover.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 22, 2015

We were seated quickly and on time for our reservation. Server was knowledgeable about the menu and made some great recommendations. We were there during Happy Hour, which made for a very affordable meal for the 4 of us.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2015

This is our go-to Sushi place, really good food and nice variety on the menu. We always start with the Tuna Tower, an excellent kick-start to a meal. After many lunches and even dinners there, we just discovered the Happy Hour (4-7) specials which are an absolute steal. Waits can be long at peak times, especially if you want a booth, so I always get an Opentable reservation even if it's a spur-of-the-moment decision (and if you can't get a table that way, you know you're going to have to be patient). Staff is always prompt, courteous, and has good recommendations.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 21, 2015

Went during lunch for sushi with my wife. Food was great but had to wait almost an hour for our order to arrive. It was not a packed house and several tables that came after us got their food first. The waitress and Mgr extended apologies and even offered free dessert. Thanks, but we had to go back to work and certainly didn't have time to "enjoy" a dessert. We get it. Sometimes things just happen.

Suggestion- Try offering a discount for the next visit, that way you get a chance to redeem yourself and you get a second chance with a disappointed customer.

Still on the fence as to whether or not we would go back or recommend to anyone else.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 22, 2015

I actually took my kids to Sushi Zushi for sushi happy hour. It was great - they were really happy with the sushi and I was happy with the price! We live in the neighborhood so this is easy for us and we can walk but I think we would go there regardless. It's fun and sort of a grown up dinner for them - I have also been here with my husband (without kids) and it was fun then as well. The sushi is good for the price.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 20, 2015

3 strikes, you're out, in my book. I am a regular at SZ, but usually during happy hour. Over the past two months I've gone to Sushi Zushi for lunch 3 times, and each time they have been SEVERELY understaffed. What should have taken no more than 45 minutes took 1. 5 hours (and I only ordered two rolls). I have sat in the main dining room and in the bar, hoping the bar would be faster...nope...MUCH slower. Granted, I don't believe it was the bartender's fault, b/c not only is he making drinks for the dining room and the bar, he is also serving the bar. This is RIDICULOUS, giving that just about every bar seat/table was filled. I will not go back for lunch. The food was good, the drinks were good, though, don't go thirsty b/c it takes awhile.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 30, 2015

We had family in town and it was great place together. The sushi was great as always. One of the rolls took a little longer (didn't seem like that long) but the manager came around to apologize and gave us ice cream. It was nice of them to go out of the way to make sure we had a great experience. we will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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