Wu Chow

4.8
1193 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 (Dine-in Only)

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 (returning soon!).

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 1193 people are saying
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4.7
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JimG
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service! Fast, friendly staff. Dumplings are to die for. Cocktails awesome but expensive. Interesting wine list.

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vipSkay
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Love this place because of GF options - and the food is delicious. The ambiance is also very cool. But this place has a lot to be desired. They serve you all the food in whatever which way - appetizers arriving with entrees and some entrees coming way later. It almost feels like they throw the food on the table vs making it an enjoyable dining experience with paced food service. The plates that you eat from are TINY and make it awkward to feel comfortable. Chopsticks can not be put down on the small plate so you have to hold them or lay on table or they fall imbalanced on the floor. It’s just weird why they use such small “dinner” plates. Finally, the cocktail menu has some interesting options but none of them that we tried were likable. One member of our group even knew to “pre game” at home because their alcohol menu is such a miss. I think we will only go here again for lunch.

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vipArro
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Great service - dishes were average.

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Jmass
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Absolutely fantastic food

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best soup dumplings in North America

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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StefaniA
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I understand it's COVID time but be less rude about the whole situation. Be kind when reminding people about masks. I understand there is a capacity limit, but work with your customer don't be rude.

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TyariaG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time visiting here and it’s literally my favorite restaurant. Great food and great vibes!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wu chow is absolutely amazing!! Our waitress recommended we choose this thing where they bring out different chosen courses by the chef for our party of 8. Every single dish was amazing and extremely fun to see what dishes we would get!

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vanessam
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Server was knowledgeable

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TatianaT
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We've been wanting to try Wu Chow since moving to Austin - each time you walk or drive by the aroma in the air is intoxicating! Finally went last night for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed it. We started with the Shanghai Soup Dumplings, "Never Ever" Beef Potsticker and Pork Dumplings - by far the pork dumplings were the best! Incredible flavor, all around superb. I think for the soup dumplings, you're better off going to Lin or Qi. For the main course, we split the Crispy Sesame Beef and Wu Chow Special Fried - both were delicious. Portions were more generous than expected, so for just 2 people we left stuffed and with a to-go bag. Overall friendly service, everyone was very attentive to each table - as soon as a plate was done, staff was ready to clear it from your table to make room for more. Very chic ambiance, especially for a casual city like Austin. Absolutely loved the wall of Mahjong pieces, great touch!

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Foodiemom
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to birthday place. Our family of five loves sharing dishes and we've yet to try something on the menu that isn't fantastic. Waitstaff is attentive and helpful.

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vipNeffie
Atlanta
112 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great f 2 f food, tasty and nice ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so tasty here and the ambiance is ideal. By far one of my favorite places to dine when in Austin.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great first time experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience as always. Our favorite bartender, Sarah is ABOVE AND BEYOND wonderful. She makes the experience a 10 every single time... knows my husband and I by name, our drinks that we order, and even my allergies and preferences. She is a rockstar and deserves all of the recognition in the world. Wu Chow is lucky to have her on their team, and she showed my friends and I a wonderful NYE. Food was phenomenal and we had the best seat in the house (circle booth) Rebecca at the hostess stand was kind enough to call me back when availability for a bigger group opened up and really made our evening wonderful. Thanks for the best time ringing in the New Year.

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Roger
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here, first time during covid, food was great, eating outside while raining and cold was surprisingly comfortable, would highly recommend any time of year!

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AbigailB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wu Chow was amazing! Cool vibe and music. Nice covered outdoor area. Food came out super fast and was SO GOOD. Staff were attentive and gave good recommendations. Definitely will be going back!

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RyanB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice,cool atmosphere.Food & service was excellent,very enjoyable visit!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot to go for Christmas dinner! Love the volcano shrimp, sautéed bok Choy & mushrooms, spicy green beans, and fried rice. Great service and drinks every time too!

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vipANONYMOUS
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Service. Good. Atmosphere. Thank yoi so much

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OleJoel
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was really the only good experience here, but I don't buy the hype on this place including their famed dumplings. Stuffed for sure but rather tasteless. There's so many better Chinese/fusion places around Austin. When I arrived for my reservation, the restaurant was pretty sparse. They still found it acceptable, though, to seat my party at the table directly next to someone else. No social distancing which is ironic considering that was their excuse on not letting us move to another table. Red flag no. 1. Our waitress was nice, until a bigger party of more affluent looking guests sat down. Her attention turned there the rest of the meal and it was like pulling teeth to get anything (refills, a box, the pot of tea she forgot for over 20 minutes). I very much felt prejudged for how much money/worth I had as a customer by how I dressed. Overall it wasn't a good experience and I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. The best thing that happened all night was how pleasantly surprising the amount of beef inside the tangerine peel beef had.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The reason why I rated how I did is because the food was good but there could’ve been more

Also if we needed to be outside fine , but please keep in mind it was cold and there should’ve been more heaters

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful option for Christmas Eve dinner!

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Texasdiner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very knowledgeable and made great suggestions. Do have heaters outside if you are dining outside. Specialty cocktails were also yummy!

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AlanaS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was pretty loud inside the restaurant, but the food was absolutely delicious. The service was outstanding.

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rdg1518
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Wu Chow and will go again. Our waitress, Gabriella, was excellent. Cocktails are very good and the food was incredible. We tried so many dishes and the soup dumplings, recommended by Gabriella, were fantastic!

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vipColonelA
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice Bday meal for my husband, Wish you had some optional dessert idea for Bday people, even to include in the meal price...it's the thought of availability that counts...even Green Tea or Red Bean ice cream with a candle in it.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Wu Chow. Excellent dim sum with a really nice vibe and outstanding service. We actually drive from San Antonio to enjoy brunch, it’s that good!

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JeniferR
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience as we have always had when dining at Wu Chow. Food & service fabulous! The best dim sum. Anxious to visit again when we can bring friends to join us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Fabulous experience.

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zolik
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was tasty along with good portion sizes. A nice vibe to the place as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice date atmosphere on the patio downtown just before sunset. Great food, attentive staff. Very good option

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vipDoug
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Asian restaurant in Austin. Soup dumplings are a must.

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MasonM
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We had the chef choose the dishes we ate as a fun surprise and it did not dissapoint.

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vipJayW
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service were outstanding, the music was too loud and not appropriate for the cuisine or atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Really disappointed. It was my first time and my boyfriends birthday he really wanted to go to wuchow (he has dined here once prior) so we went. The hostess said we had to be out by 1:30 which was fine but we had the worst service. The girl was great at first but never checked on us after it took 45 minutes to get our drinks which were watered down and we wanted another one but figured if we had to be out by 130 it was already 1 there was no way we would have our drink in time. Food was pretty good but overall sad :( I was super excited

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SaraD
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and cocktails and service!!! We love it here

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Only complaint is my party needed a bigger table... we had six people and they gave us a small round table . Not big enough

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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 1193 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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