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Wu Chow

4.7
4.7
1673 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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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 1,673 people are saying

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

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  1. BA

    BrianA

    Austin

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food was excellent. Several items were missing from order, and it was difficult to flag someone down to help. Eventually got fixed. Also, half of table had food almost finished before other half got served. Family style not too wise if 1/2 food comes out and then 15 min later a few more trickle out.

  2. SR

    ScottR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing all around night. Great service and the food was amazing

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A whole another level of asian deliciousness! By far one of the best restaurants in Austin. Loved the drinks, food, ambiance and service! Thank you.

    Wu ChowResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Chinese restaurant on the planet, New top 5 restaurant on the planet.

    Wu ChowResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place and we eat here whenever we're in town

    Wu ChowResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  6. SL

    SophieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best place ever. Josh is the best! The food is so fresh!

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much and Yay for Josh! We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  7. M

    Marc

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Wonderful meal, once again, at Wu Chow. Delicious, varied tastes, and spice levels. The service was excellent.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  8. SP

    ScottP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional service, exceptional quality…I was not there for exceptional value. Overall a second to none culinary experience - drop Wu Chow into ANY global culinary powerhouse urban center, and it would impress.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  9. A

    Andrew

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time with friends celebrating my birthday. They gave us the very last pineapple bao as a celebratory treat.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  10. AH

    AaronH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Wow, that was all that and dim sum! Freshest dumplings I've had in a minute. Totally recommend Wu Chow if you're in the mood for Dim Sum.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  11. GB

    GeorgeB

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The dim sum brunch was spectacular. Great food, excellent service and a comforting environment. Wu Chow never disappoints.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  12. CR

    CarrieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We will be back! Great waitress. The dumplings were outstanding! We were celebrating our twins 21st birthday and they made it extra special!

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  13. T

    Tenchita

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a fun place to eat with friends! Festive environment and great food.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service, fun spot outside. We had several dishes. The salt the pork belly perfectly spiced; the tofu dish, less tasty than the others but good. The pickled cucumbers were a nice starter.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  15. JA

    JohnA

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Mothers day experience. It was a bit warm outside, but the fans really helped. Food was excellent.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  16. MB

    MartinB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    I love Wu Chow but on Sunday the air conditioning seemed to be off. It was a 100 degree day. I felt sick due to the heat.

  17. S

    Shiffy

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place never disappoints. Amazing food, drinks, music, people, service!

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  18. L

    Linda

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful!

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  19. SB

    ScottB

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  20. CL

    CeciliaL

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Solid dim sum! My family’s go-to for Sunday brunch; especially when guests are in town. We always leave full and satisfied!

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  21. AW

    AmyW

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Robbie was awesome. The drinks were yummy. The food was delicious. We can’t wait to go back!

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  22. GA

    GeauxAnniversaryLover

    Austin

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been here quite a few times (lunch & dinner) and the meals and service elevate each time. On the evening of 4/29, my friend and I ordered the fried green beans, vegetable rice, honey pecan prawns and Hunan beef. *chefs kiss*

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  23. I

    Ingrid

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So delicious and so fun!

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a guest who has hearing aids and much difficulty hearing. We asked to move outside and the hostess Accomodated us even though the schedule was full. Very grateful.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  25. SS

    SeanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to eat. What more to be said? Staff was like family.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  26. DA

    DAVE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    First time at WC after reading reviews. We had the advantage of dining at upscale Chinese Dim Sum before at Qi Restaurant. So, here goes our review. Food (we ordered seafood bird nest and beef & scallop) was a bit salty, rice was half cooked. We asked for more rice, same thing - half cooked and soggy. No parking, you'd have to park at meters or underground of bldg which is expensive. Other than that, ambience was relaxing, decor was contemporary $ upscale, bathroom was clean.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank 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. 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.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    So I made reservation 4 weeks in advance since I wanted to surprise my parents and celebrate their 40th anniversary. I had the most unwelcoming and pathetic service. I’m not sure if it had anything to do with me being an Asian with an accent but since the time I stepped foot inside the restaurant, it was as if I wasn’t visible to anyone since they were all so busy. I was asked to wait for 10m before being seated, so I waited at the patio. Then I was seated at the worst possible location there was facing the kitchen, I could literally only see the waiters going in & out. The table & chairs were wet. The drink (just a kirin beer) took 20 mins. Then I get to know that they are out of veg dumplings (one of the very few items my mom could eat, and this is only 8p we are talking about). I had to ask them 3 times to help my parents with a set of fork. They couldn’t eat and I had nothing to drink for almost 30 mins of being seated. Then My orders just came in in a very haphazard manner and the eggplant dish I had to ask for 3-4 times and it was only after almost we were done eating is when it got served. I had requested for anniversary booking, and to arrange for a simple dessert with a small candle for which I mentioned I would pay. Forget about that, no one had time to serve food & drinks so I’m sure no one had time to even look at “special occasion” booking as well as “special request”. The person at the entrance / attendant was very weird in acknowledging when I told them about the situation. He literally sai d” ok”. I could literally see ppl getting served a piece of cake for their birthday on the very next table, but We were completely ignored If you can’t take reservations for special occasion then rather not have those options. But at least acknowledge the mistakes or things that went wrong. But apparently these ppl are the busiest on the planet. Pathetic experience. I would NOT recommend anyone planning to reserve a table at wu chow for their special occasion.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I think this place is overhyped. Essentially an overpriced P.F. Changs. All of our food was delivered at once which was overwhelming. Everyone bragged about the soup dumplings but I found them bland and too doughy. Both shrimp dishes were great! Salt and Pepper Shrimp and Honey Walnut. Our server was nice but he disappeared for a long stretch. Everything else was fairly bland. I work 3 blocks away but don't think I'll be back or suggesting Wu Chow to clients.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank 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. 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.

  29. R

    Rwins

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Spicy wonton soup was a big disappointment. Soup was too salty, too much soy sauce for my taste and not spicy at all. Crispy beef sesame was ok, it was tasty,thick meat but a bit tough. I am big fan with chili oil but Wu Chow’s chili oil is not my cup of tea, star anise taste pretty strong. Bok choy with mushroom was fantastic, hubby liked it. Pork dumplings was ok (i was expected more), sauce is delicious. honey pecan prawn was my favourite, big prawns and perfect combination with the honey pecan! Small portions with high prices! Table is too small for 2 pax, glass for water also quite petite! Service was subpar, needed to flag the server down for refill our water since glasses very petite, however Becca was friendly.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank 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. 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.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great happy hour outside on the patio for our girls night. Delicious food as always and great value at happy hour.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was freaking fire! The margarita was so good. We got spicy wontons and a few plates to share. It was all delicious and we were very impressed. We also really enjoyed the hip-hop music. Definitely the perfect date night dinner for us.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was delicious

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    The salt and pepper squid was FANTASTIC, but it’s honestly the only thing i was impressed with. Service was good. Drinks were cute but meh for $16 per cocktail. We got dumplings to start. They were a little bland but decent enough. I forgot what our third dish was called but it was quite heavy.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bday party

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We truly appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  35. JE

    JeanineE

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easter brunch

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous as always

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much -- We appreciate you supporting local, now more than ever, and hope to see you again soon!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Perfect like always just Dint like my seating, was looking forward for a cozy booth for a date night, was given big round table with just 2 of us

  38. TT

    TTan

    Austin

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dim Sum Sunday. Solid choice, new menu items, definitely worth trying. We pretty much samples the entire menu and wasn't disappointed

  39. j

    johnq

    Caribbean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Overall the Wu Chow experience was good. The food was fair to good. Likes included the sticky rice with pork, pork and shrimp shumai. I didn't care for the soup dumplings (they were cold and not enough broth) and the foil chicken was burnt which made it bitter. If I had a choice however as to where I eat Dim Sum, I would choose Lin or Qi.

  40. CP

    CharlesP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent first experience to Wu Chow and will come back. Food was delicious and authentic. The soup dumplings were amazing!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Staff temperature check required

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 1673 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.

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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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