Wu Chow

4.8
1237 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
We are now open for Dine-in, Patio Service, Curbside, and Delivery!
Monday – Thursday 5pm–9pm
Friday – Saturday 5pm–10pm
Sunday Dim Sum 11am–3pm

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!

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1237 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarraF
Cancun
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always my go-to spot when in Austin. The beef chow fun, pot stickers, and green beans are amazing.

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AngelaB
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our evening immensely. Our sever Emma was spot on with her recommendations. The pecan prawns and hugging beef are a must. We ordered the soup dumplings and pork dumplings which were also delicious . Emma suggested we try the sichaun fried chicken and we weren't disappointed.

The team server and family style concepts made for excellent service and a true dining experience.

We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual!!

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Michelle
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! I had the soup dumplings, the green beans, and the prawns. It was the perfect night to eat outside.

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FlowerTX
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Disappointed with the service. Expensive for what you are getting.

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SarahF
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun dining experience and yummy food. The staff does a great job explaining the food items and making sure you get a good variety. Loved the maj jongg tile background! We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent...everything

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Wantedittobebetter
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Wu Chow did not meet the expectations that we had going in. The service was great, but everything else was either just adequate or underwhelming. We had the egg rolls as an appetizer, which were long and thin, like a pencil. They tasted decent, but were nothing to write home about. We also had some of the Shanghai soup dumplings, which were one of the better parts of the meal. For our entrees, we had the twice cooked pork belly and the honey pecan gulf prawns. The latter was the best thing that we ordered, and I'd order it again if I went back. The twice cooked pork belly dish was a disappointment. The pork belly was shaved very thin, which seemed to take a lot of the enjoyment of eating it away. It was like it was cut with a mandolin. The flavor wasn't bad, but ultimately the dish was boring and I regretted picking it. The Sichuan braised eggplant that we had as a side was cooked well and pretty tasty.

Overall it just didn't seem like we got very much for the amount of money we spent, and we left feeling let down and wondering if we would even give it a second try.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an extraordinary experience. Each dish was a culinary delight. We loved every morsel. I wouldn’t miss the green beans, the honey pecan prawns, or the handmade steamed dumplings. I would return to Wu Chow’s charming front porch dining every night if I could. Austin’s finest!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Fun night there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband took me to Wu Chow to celebrate my birthday. The food was delicious and the staff was so kind. It was very busy and yet the staff wasn't even phased. We made a reservation for 8:30 and left at 9:50. We had appetizers and a full meal plus dessert. The only thing I would do differently is go earlier before they crank the music up. If I was going out with a large group of people that wouldn't bother me at all but because it was a more intimate occasion I wish it hadn't been so loud.

Also, the hostess was so sweet and friendly! Love Wu Chow!!

Can't wait to go again!

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VanessaS
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dim sum!

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RaeO
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Dumplings!! Will return again in the near future!!

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vipFrequentDiner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making outside table reservations was a snap. Service was attentive and food was delicious. Try the beef potstickers!

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ShellyM
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful and we can’t wait to come back!!!

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JadeG
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wu chow always has the best food, and the service is extremely outstanding.

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JohannaK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating for food allergies!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipKimM
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

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jennyluvv
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Love this place, the food is outstanding & vibe is unmatched.

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JamesS
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots to enjoy dinner and a beautiful night in Austin.

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CassandraB
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was great, wait time wasn’t too long (about 10 mins), and staff was really nice

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EstellaI
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love the whole experience of Wu Chow. I brought my friend here for her birthday. It was her first time here. She absolutely loved it! The staff is always super friendly and attentive. Everyone goes above and beyond to ensure the best experience. Amazing! Thank you!

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vipBuddy
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Why does this nice restaurant play loud rap music???

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Sharon
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I love the dim sum at Wu Chow and I think if is really among the best in Austin. I think to make it superb and a 5+ they should supply small bowls and serving spoons (especially during Covid) and occasionally change out the dishes. Also the music is too loud for my taste. I go out for meals to socialize as well as eat good food and it is difficult to compete with the music.

The Shanghai soup dumplings are delicious.

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vipJosephA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as were the drinks and the service. Highly recommend Wu Chow for all occasions but especially if you're looking for great Dim Sum!

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vipLouis
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and spot, but overpriced for what they are.

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vipMandiromano
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We eat at Wu Chow 2-3 times a month and without a doubt this is the worst dinning experience we have ever had there in the last 3 years. I’m not sure if reopening to a higher capacity or maybe new wait staff impacted the service but it was really bad. We waited an hour for our second round of drinks after asking three times. Our waitress didn’t ask if we wanted the check, but she did deliver it after we sat with no food, or drinks and empty water glasses for 25 minutes. Extremely disappointed as we absolutely love Wu Chow, but maybe it’s time for a break!

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MadH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Our waitress was the BEST and the food was just as great. 10/10 would recommend to anyone. Such an awesome dining experience.

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Alex
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great ambiance. Definitely get the pork and soup dumplings!

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vipKevinS
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Two Words: SOUP DUMPLINGS.
BEWARE: Very addictive and yummy

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MichaelP
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dim Sum for party of 7.

The Bloody Mulan was superb, I think I've found my bloody mary spot.

We really enjoyed the food. Most of it was reminiscent of dim sum in Chinatown in NYC.

The soup dumplings/char siu bao, har gow, and shumai were spot on.

The sticky rice was very large and more like fried rice, which was a miss for us.

The turnip cakes (we ordered crispy) were also a miss; they were too thick and had a fried panko-like crust.

The staff were very attentive and polite.

All in all, very happy with the experience!

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StewartJ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wu Chow is my favorite restaurant in Austin. Personable waitstaff, attentive co managed service, and premium quality food and recommendations. I've recommended this to several friends and had friends in town visiting and this is the restaurant I recommend to visitors. I HIGHLY recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent!

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Suzie
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Great service. Amazing drinks and dinners.

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danmason
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Hit or miss, some of the food is mediocre at best.

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SABINEH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The outside patio was nice, the service was good but we had to flag down waitstaff for anything we needed. Overall it was good though.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Very nice restaurant. Will be back.

MJ
vipMikeJ
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DimSum brunch on Sunday was a blast! Great food, drinks and ambiance!

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 4.8 stars by 1237 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.

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