Wu Chow

4.6
854 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Chinese
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 Sundays.
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KS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. We will be back!

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c
Austin
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I was welcomed by a disinterested host after all the traffic hassles getting to the restaurant. Why is that a thing?!
The friendliest folks were the valet guys!

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AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Don’t miss the soup dumplings and fried green beans.

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J
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best dining experiences in Austin. Amazing food . . . very savory.

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SL
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Dare night. Apps were great. Patio service was slow for no reason.
Flies were ridiculous due to the lack of bussing needed to aid in this resolve.
Great food though.

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SS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very attentive and got a very special surprise from the staff. Thanks for the birthday dessert that was given to my girlfriend on her birthday. Didn't know that was a thing that was done. Thanks

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AS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think this is the best Chinese food in Austin. Every dish is excellent.

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AB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 3

From the very get go, we had a bad experience. The red head with a chin piercing was rude and giving snide looks due to a reservation change. The manager lectured about how the reservation worked to a guest at my table. Not to me the head of the reservation. The food and table service was decent. Food served wasn’t given proper explanation. when cashing out the African American lady who did it (not our server), did not give us correct change back. (Gave $100 single bill, instead of receiving 62 back in change revived 38, the bill amount). I’m a frequent costumer who raves and loves visiting this restaurant since it’s been open. This last visit makes me weary of ever coming back much less recommending you to friends. Perhaps you have become too big to realize what made you guys an excellent restaurant in the beginning.
-Disappointed, sadden costumer.

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MR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was very hot indoors when we were there on 6/1 unfortunately. We were both fanning ourselves which made it slightly uncomfortable. But other than than, the food and service was phenomenal :)

Wu Chow
Responded on June 3, 2019

Thank you MonicaR for letting us know. We will look into the matter and hope you give us another try again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very quick dinner, felt like we were rushed to eat. Amazing food though :)

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MC
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a lunch. Easy to order gluten free for me and vegetarian for my daughter. Food was tasty and fresh not oily at all. No Chinese food stomach afterwards. Definitely will be back

Wu Chow
Responded on June 3, 2019

Thank you so much! We hope you come back and join us again soon!

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p
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was absolutely fantastic, loved the food, the cocktails were delicious and we couldn't have had better time.

Wu Chow
Responded on June 3, 2019

Thank you pegster19! We hope to see you again soon.

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TW
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick service and food was amazing!!! Glad I remembered to get us a reservation, one of our favorite spots!

Wu Chow
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you so much TW0220

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. Everyone was so pleasant. Excellent service and food.

Wu Chow
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you!

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WC
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Bar is the main thing to attract people eating there.
Chinese Fusion food. Dim Sum is creative but not authentic

Wu Chow
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for your review WendyC. We are sorry you didn't fully enjoy your experience but do hope you give us another try soon.

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KR
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good, small portions to share

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TE
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service wasn't too great. I had to remind our waitress to bring us straws and utensils about 4 times. She also didn't ask if we were done with out food, she would just proceed to taking our plates away, which I thought was rude. It was busy, but that is no excuse for careless service.

Wu Chow
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you TaylorE for letting us know. We will share this with our team. We do hope you give us another try soon.

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R
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always crowded for dinner. Fast service and some of the best Chinese food anywhere.

Wu Chow
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you Ramirez! We hope to see you again soon.

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D
Northern MI
43 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I entertained a guest at this restaurant and was deeply disappointed. The music was rap foul and the service was rock bottom. The menu is very limited and there is no listing of ingredients on the menu so tough to determine how to make a selection. I will never go back. Don’t recommend it.

Wu Chow
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you Dreadful for your review. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience. We recommend if there is ever a problem with your dining experience (at our place or any other) to always say something to the team while you are there so that we may help you have an enjoyable dinner. We do hope you give us another try soon.

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For two of us, we got 5 dishes and it was plenty. Our server gave us the tip to order everything up front, so as everything is freshly made it slowly comes out to your table and gives you time to enjoy each dish hot and fresh. The final dish to come out were the fantastic soup dumplings, and it was our favorite dish overall!

Wu Chow
Responded on May 29, 2019

So glad you enjoyed it Mason0101! Hope to see you again soon.

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great as normal. I am a frequent visitor to Wu Chow. However, our entrees did not arrive at the same time. We were a larger party and only one dish came at a time making serving a crowd awkward. Too, service was very slow. We had to wait much too long for our beverages to be refilled, and when eating spicy entrees this is something that is not pleasant.

Wu Chow
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for letting us know Robert! We do tend to serve more family-style/shareable than everything at one time but will certainly look into the drinks. We do hope you give us another visit soon.

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AD
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table was ready when we arrived. As always, the food was amazing and the service was impeccable. Our server was knowledgeable, polite, and timely. The food came out at a good interval and was always hot. The flavors are great and leave me wanting more. They knew it was our anniversary and treated us to complimentary champagne at the end of dinner, a nice touch. We'll be back again, and again, and again...

Wu Chow
Responded on May 29, 2019

Happy Anniversary AustinDiner -- so glad you could join us! We hope to see you again soon!

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LC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific, fresh, delicious food. This has become a favorite spot in Austin.

Wu Chow
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you LindaC!

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TD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was my first time dining at Wu Chow and overall the experience was nice. I really liked the ambiance, the space was comfortable and inviting. It's good if your catching up with friends or going on a date. What I would hope would improve would be the menu itself. The dishes were very salty and it was difficult to consume after a point. I enjoyed the roasted flavors of the dishes, like the Chendu Chicken, but again if it wasn't for the salt or msg component it would have been even more enjoyable. Another critique would be to educate servers on the flavor profile/ingredients of a dish so they can help the customer navigate the menu. When I asked the server to give me the top 3 or 4 of the menu, she described the entire menu and it was way to much to take in. She described dishes as being "really good" or "customers like this a lot" instead of just giving me a quick flavor profile. Short and sweet would have been perfect! Also, she dropped the check without asking if we wanted anything else, agh!

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RD
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best vegan options in Austin! We were so pleased to have a staff member in the know about vegan food and the drinks were nice and strong. Happy hour is a wonderful time at Wu Chow.

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ND
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We found the dim sum to be underwhelming. Server was great, but would not come back on a Sunday.


Normal menu is fantastic.

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B
Austin
68 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding for brunch -- potstickers and Shanghai soup dumplings -- mimosas
and the Shanghai margarita was excellent

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AM
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great evening

Wu Chow
Responded on May 13, 2019

Thank you AmyM!

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b
Austin
52 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As I have said several times in the past, Wu Chow is one of our very favorite places to dine. It was fantastic...food, service and experience...as it always is. We will keep coming here and trust that the whole team will make it a great experience! Thanks again!

Wu Chow
Responded on May 13, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon.

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NV
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great! The service is wonderful! The whole experience is great!

Wu Chow
Responded on May 7, 2019

Thank you NVfoodie!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was pretty good. Service was a little “meh”... Waitress was going through the motions, at best. Kept asking for my drink on the rocks, she kept bringing it straight and when I’d ask for some ice it appeared to be a real inconvenience for her. The first time we went to Wu Chow we raved about it to everyone and couldn’t wait to get back... this time we felt it was fine but we prob won’t be back.

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B
Austin
68 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding -- especially the Shanghai soup dumplings, tangerine beef, and Singapore rice noodles.
Good wine list, including the Cliff Lede sauvignon blanc

Wu Chow
Responded on May 3, 2019

Thank you so much Bill! We hope to see you again soon.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I would say the food is consistent and always top notch, but the service this time lacked energy. We had to ask twice for our bar drinks and our green beans came out last, which was considered a starter. It was 6:00, but no way crowded yet. Will go back for sure, hopefully with better service.

Wu Chow
Responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you for letting us know. We will look into the matter and hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was ok and the staff was not the most welcoming. I had a reservation at 11:00 am and they had already ran out of soup spoons; that’s inexcusable at the beginning of brunch when your restaurant just opened for service. We were unable to eat the soup dumplings comfortably and felt rushed the whole time. If you can get a table at Lin Asian Bar and Dim Sum (their other restaurant), you would have a much better experience - basically the same price but with more items to choose from.

Wu Chow
Responded on May 3, 2019

Thank you for your review and for letting us know. We agree that we shouldn't run out of spoons and are sorry this happened during your visit. We will look into the matter to ensure things like this won't happen again and let our crew know about your experience. We do hope you give us another try again soon.

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CW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was fantastic!!!! Service outstanding!!!!
Only complaint is table was too small for 6 people.

Wu Chow
Responded on April 30, 2019

Thank you Cathey for letting us know! We hope to see you back soon.

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G
Houston
131 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent

Well prepared

Good bar and wines

Nice variety

Wu Chow
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as always at Wu Chow! Went for the Sunday brunch and it did not disappoint.

Wu Chow
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thank you!

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CF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic experience at WuChow! Everything exceeded our expectations. We really enjoyed the shrimp with pecans and soup dumplings. Service was perfect. Will definitely come back!

Wu Chow
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thank you ColleenF! We hope to see you again soon.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, as always!

Wu Chow
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thank you!

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1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Great value. Fun. Yummy. Unique.

Wu Chow
Responded on April 24, 2019

Thank you!

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