Wu Chow

4.8
1324 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
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!

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1324 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LBL6
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Zero atmosphere. Drinks watered down. Food mediocre at best.

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scaboags
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We over ordered, on purpose and everything was great. Cool atmosphere, really top notch service (team waitstaff approach worked great).

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StefJ
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had a great time. Bartender needs to beef up his skills but overall, it was great. The green beans were the bomb!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. One of my new favorite restaurants in town.

Wu Chow
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! It truly means a lot to our hardworking team -- we hope to see you again soon!

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vipMsQuin
Chicago
158 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe, atmosphere and hip-hop playing in the background made me just love this place and it also helped that the food and service were also excellent! Jillian W did a great job of explaining how best to utilize the menu for our size group as all menu choices are meant to be shared. Our group consisted of 3 people but I do suggest if possible, to visit with a group of at least 4+ so that way you are able to try more items.

We ordered the chicken dumplings, fried green beans, Sichuan deep fried chicken, honey pecan gulf prawns, and the seafood two-faced crispy noodles. Every single dish was excellent, but my top favorites were the honey gulf prawns and the fried green beans.

I suggest you make reservations at least a month prior for the prime dining slots as it is hard to get in and just about every table was booked consistently throughout the night.

Wu Chow
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! We truly appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! As always.

Wu Chow
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacay with my grown kids. The food was DELICIOUS! We enjoyed the whole experience.

Wu Chow
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! We truly appreciate it and hope to see you again when you are back town!

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SDown
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for a date night. We did our research and got a reservation, which I'd definitely recommend. The green beans in particular were amazing!

Wu Chow
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much! We truly appreciate it and hope to see you again soon!

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vipHudsonW
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 year anniversary

Wu Chow
Responded on June 11, 2021

Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food. Got hammered with the “y’all’s” but charming non the less

Wu Chow
Responded on June 11, 2021

Thank you so much!

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Charlotte
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Will definitely be back! We ordered the honey walnut shrimp and 7 other dishes haha. But the shrimp was definitely my favourite! Plus they have happy hour specials!

Wu Chow
Responded on June 11, 2021

Thank you so much! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipChrisW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great traditional chinese menu with fun atmosphere

Wu Chow
Responded on June 11, 2021

Thank you so much!

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vipMinnie2
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal to share with family and friends with great service and a lively atmosphere.

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Margarita
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was not good. The wait staff was rude and unattentive. We had to go to the bar to get out drinks refilled. They kept walking away before everyone had a chance to order. We were 6 people with only two paper menus, one has a few items crossed out, the waitress gave us attitude when we ordered item that was no longer available. She had time to tell us,, she doesn't have time to cross out every single menu..., wtf took her longer to tell us that than to just do it. I was a waitress for a very long time, would never treat costumers that way.

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NateK
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Been wanting to try this place for a while given the buzz. Sadly I was not impressed. Outdoor seating has zero decor and the street car noise is very loud. The food was underwhelming. Chicken dumplings were very fatty and bland. The entrees were decent (crispy beef, vegetable fried rice) but no where close to how they should be at $15+ per dish. Cocktails were overpriced at $15 as well. Maybe indoor seating is better? Overall, 3 stars and won’t be coming back.

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Zinful
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! We will definitely come again when we visit Austin!

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LovinLife
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food- so fresh and delish! We made reservations & were able to be seated right away at a great table.

Wu Chow
Responded on June 11, 2021

Thank you so much!

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Grayson
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great affordable brunch spot!

Wu Chow
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much -- we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy and such a great experience

Wu Chow
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much!

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BrandyD
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my go-to spot when I have friends in town.

Wu Chow
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food!

Wu Chow
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you so much!

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MelissaS
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I love the food at Wu Chow. Everything we ordered was outstanding— cumin lamb, sesame beef, soup dumplings were just delicious.

My problems were; first off, it was hot. Our entire table was dabbing sweat off our foreheads. I understand that there is a huge glass wall and the doors were opening and closing often. But figure it out. Ugh.

Second, we felt rushed. The waitstaff brought food out so quickly one after another, then kept trying to clear plates when we were still munching. They really seemed like they wanted us out as soon as we were finished eating, but we wanted to stay a bit and chat. Pretty soon we just left for feeling pressure.

Easily fixable things. Hopefully they will.

Wu Chow
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you Melissa for letting us know! Upon dining in the restaurant if you ever have any issues please reach out to a manager so that they can assist you right then if they are able to do so. We appreciate you supporting local now more than ever and do hope you visit us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious l. Patio is a loud with cars going by.

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vipDineoutalot
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. Flavors were amazing and unique. Service was great. Wu Chow is delicious! Was hoping for that outside patio table that remained empty while we dined inside but I understand a restaurants need for keeping that Monday night walk-in availability a possiblity. I know there is an algorithm/method to keeping all diners happy but I wish restaurants would open up good tables to OT reservations. But ... I loved Wu Chow!

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vipLeroy
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food could have been slightly hotter. it was tasty and the service was good.

Wu Chow
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you so much Leroy! If you ever need something while dining please ask and we'd more than happy to accommodate if we are able. We do hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Graduation

Wu Chow
Responded on June 11, 2021

Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fantastic!! Service was excellent and everything we ate was fantastic. We will be back

Wu Chow
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you so much! We are so happy to hear and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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DinaP
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Waitress was not that great and abrupt.
Food was excellent! You need to bring back the wok fried okra! Please!

Wu Chow
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you for your review -- please reach out to a manger upon dining if you ever have any issues they'd be more than happy to assist you to ensure you have a positive experience. We love the okra too and its season is almost here -- it will be back! We hope you join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

It is a 40 minute drive for me and the food as always was so good. But some of the staff was rude and dismissive. We waited too long for our food, first dishes were cold.my drinks were not done well, bartender bit my head off when I asked her for a drink she did not know. Overall feeling was that we were not cool enough to be there.

Wu Chow
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thankyou for your review -- we are sorry to hear you didn't fully enjoy your experience. Please reach out to a manager upon dining as they would be more than happy to assist you while you are in the restaurant. We do hope you give us another try again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch, every dish we had was amazing and the food came out so quickly! We’ve been here for brunch and dinner and both are very different experiences but equally delicious! We’ll be back for Dim Sum next weekend! Thank you Wu Chow!

Wu Chow
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you so much -- it truly means a lot to our hardworking team -- we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time Celebrating my wife's birthday with some great Authentic where Chinese food that is gluten free! The place was truly an amazing birthday suprise for my wife who has been craving authentic Chinese food thsgs gkuten free.

Wu Chow
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words and Happy Birthday! We hope to see you again soon!

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DeniseZ
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great atomosphere- doesn't fell like your old school Chinese restaurant, it is hip, open and airy with fun tiki drinks. The food is delicious and I especially love it because almost all of it is Gluten Free and I usually can never find GF Chinese food. My non-GF guests, loved it just as well (it didn't deter from the taste). The only downside was we had a reservation and weren't sat until 20min later. Then it took our waitress another 10 minutes to even acknowledge us at our table. The food came out quickly though.

Wu Chow
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you so much! We are happy to her you enjoyed your dishes and appreciate your patience as we navigate through this time and do hope you give us another try again soon!

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vipJenniferY
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! Alex was amazing and so accommodating! Thank you to the team! Also, excellent mock tails and vegan offerings

Wu Chow
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you so much we are Alex fans and truly appreciate your kind words. We hope to see you again soon!

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BrianM
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a farewell dinner for a friend leaving Austin. I had heard good things about Wu Chow, but it truly exceeded our highest expectations. Wonderful, attentive service. All the food was superb. We will be back.

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JacobR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

This was our third time here (one dim sum and 2 dinner nights) we ordered two of the sesame beefs, a fried rice, and one twice cooked pork belly. We received the beef and rice about 10 minutes after ordering. The pork belly wasn’t brought out so I asked if they had it just to make sure they didn’t miss the order. She said “yeah we like to bring everything out periodically so you guys can start with the beef” we continued eating and about 35 minutes later we were done and the waitress comes back and says “should we cancel the pork belly?” It upset me that it took 35 minutes for them to want to bring out the pork. I asked if we could have it about 10 minutes into eating the beef and she said she would get back to me and she never did.. Plus their steamer is down so we couldn’t do any dumplings or potstickers...

Wu Chow
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you JacobR for your review -- it sounds like the other visits went well and you happen to come on an "off night." We are sorry to hear you didn't fully enjoy your last experience. Please reach out to a manager if you ever have any issues while dining and they will be more than happy to do what they can to assist. We do appreciate you supporting local now more than ever and do hope you give us another try again soon!

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vipmartip
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Authentic flavors, each dish unique.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place

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EmmaM
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

I am worried the glitz and glamour of Wu Chow is fading. I've always considered it the best Chinese food in Austin but am reconsidering my opinion after brunch on Mother's Day. Our server barely visited our table, the food took forever to come out despite the numerous empty tables and the overall ambiance was blah. The soup dumplings are always delicious but their light is dimmed when everything around them is just okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was just ok. Dumplings were meh. Other dishes were good. Eggplant was the best ever!

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vipAmmar
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Best Chinese in Austin without a doubt, especially the dumplings/dim sum.

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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 1324 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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