Wu Chow

4.7
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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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OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Our 15th anniversary dinner which we told them about during our reservation 4 days prior. The front desk attendants were not warm nor welcoming. It was empty but we were put at a table we didn’t care for and requested another table. We moved and then the host said we should have requested a particular table if we wouldn’t have been happy where we were seated. Our wait person was decent but not helpful and tried to discourage us from bringing our leftovers home. When I checked the bill, I noticed we’d been slightly overcharged for one item. The wait person did correct it without apology. We left without a word of goodbye or thank you from anyone at the front desk. The food was good..not exceptional...and service was substandard for this price level restaurant. We will not return

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I truly enjoyed our time at Wu Chow. The food was delicious and portions were perfect for us to share a few different plates plus soup dumplings. It was fun and delicious! If we find our way back to Austin, we will definitely try it again.

RS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the evening. Great food and great people. The staff was attentive and friendly. It was the first time in our waiter gave us very good suggestions.

S
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, enough shareables to go around the table. Clean environment, fast service, and good ambience for a team lunch or regular eat in. Would definitely recommend the friends and family.

TK
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great cocktails, dumplings and egg rolls. The Beijing duck was average - it was room temperature and needed more salt. Our server was very good.

Wu Chow
Responded on January 10, 2020

Thank you so much -- we hope you come back and see us again soon!

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OT
Perthshire
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food. You must try the dry fried green beans if they’re in the menu. I don’t really like green beans as a rule but the flavour was fab. We then had the pecan glazed jumbo prawns which were amazing and the hoisin beef both of which were delicious

Great service but found the wine a little expensive.

Wu Chow
Responded on January 10, 2020

Thank you so much -- we hope you come back and see us again soon!

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KM
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Christmas dinner

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. The complimentary birthday toast was very much appreciated.

Wu Chow
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you so much! Cheers to a very Happy Birthday!

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

Wu Chow
Responded on January 10, 2020

Thank you so much -- we truly appreciate it andwe hope you come back and see us again soon!

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E
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We had a Birthday dinner tonight. Food was great. Service was terrible. Wait staff was too busy chatting in the back
Rather than checking in and taking care of their customers.
Maybe because service was already included they just didn’t care? Not sure, maybe just a bad night...
Really unfortunate for a restaurant like this to have such poor service. It wasn’t even that busy...

Wu Chow
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for letting us know! We are sorry to hear and deeply apologize on behalf of the entire restaurant and will share this with our team. We are in the hospitality business and take that very seriously, clearly we dropped the ball upon your visit. Upon dining out, if you ever have a food or service issue at our restaurant please bring it to the attention of the manager and we'd certainly be happy to fix it for you right away. We do hope you give us another try soon.

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SB
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The fried shrimp were AMAZING, the peanut noodles pretty good, the eggplant not that great. But lovely setting, excellent service, would definitely return to try out other selections. Love that it is Farm to Market.

Wu Chow
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you SnowBlonde for you review! We do hope you see us again soon!

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B
Austin
82 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wu Chow is always excellent -- Shanghai soup dumplings, foil chicken, sticky rice, ha gow shrimp dumplings -- plus return of the Shanghai margarita -- the wait person Victoria was exceptional

Wu Chow
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you so much Bill -- it truly means a lot to our team! We hope to see you again soon.

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, great happy hour prices, and still not over the top prices during regular business hours.

Wu Chow
Responded on December 27, 2019

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

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S
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So glad we finally made it to Wu Chow. Food was terrific especially the dumplings...yum!
Our server had the fastest mouth in the South, so we had to ask him repeat things but he was super nice.
Hope to make it back soon on dim sum day.

Wu Chow
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you so much Paula -- we do hope you come back and see us again soon!

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KV
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent. Wait staff was great. My only disappointment was upon arrival. The restaurant called the previous day to reconfirm reservation. I said yes, our party of 4 will be there. Upon arrival, I said we have a reservation. They then couldn’t decide where to seat us. Uh, you knew we were coming. Finally seated us by a door to the patio, where every time the door opened we were hit with a blast of cold air, not to mention the large party next to us having a holiday gift exchange and photo taking session all around our table.

I often wonder why I make reservations. It seems restaurants are happier to see walk-ins than those of us who plan ahead for a night out and get shoved at any table.

Again, food was great at Wu Chow. Just lately restaurants don’t seem to appreciate those who plan ahead to dine out.

Wu Chow
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you so much Karla we appreciate it and you! Upon dining out, if you ever have a food or service issue please bring it to the attention of the manager and we'd certainly be happy to fix it for you right away. We do hope you come back and see us again soon!

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SK
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gabriella was the greatest. She made us feel like old friends. The chicken soup dumplings were fantastic,

Wu Chow
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you so much! Come back and see us again soon!

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JP
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for a fun Saturday night with delicious food!

Wu Chow
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you so much we truly appreciate it! Come back and see us again soon!

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MH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had the absolute best anniversary dinner! Food could not have been better as well as our waitress, Victoria!! Atmosphere, everything was perfect!!

Wu Chow
Responded on December 23, 2019

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

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D
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wu Chow continues to provide a phenomenal dining experience with exceptional food. We went for a birthday party, were seated promptly, and indulged on everything under the sun. I recommend ordering the Peking Duck > 48 hours in advance, and definitely get the soup dumplings.

Wu Chow
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you so much we truly appreciate it! Come back and see us again soon!

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! I heard it was good and kept wanting to try it and I was blown away by how good the food was. The honey pecan prawns (or something like that) might be some of the best shrimp I’ve ever had. Also, get the green beans!

k
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious with 4 of us sharing a variety of Chinese small meal portions; the soup dumplings are yummy to start ! Our waiter Chris was excellent and helpful in knowing what not to order with a shellfish allergic person in our group :)

OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Waitress was not attentive and didn’t seem to care about her job.

MS
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our first visit. It was really good. The soup dumplings were so tasty. Basically everything we had was good—scallions hugging beef, pork belly, two faced noodles. Mmmm. Highly recommend this place.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Family visiting from NYC. They all lived it.

OT
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Wu Chow! The food is always fantastic. It never disappoints.

PM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother from NYC came to Austin for Thanksgiving and he thought it was amazing. This is my favorite restaurant in Austin.

PD
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Wu Chow has a great atmosphere, but I often find the service to be lacking. Getting a server flagged down is a consistent issue for me at the restaurant. Their team is extremely polite and willing to help/explain the menu while you have them. Their team seems to know the menu well and be educated about what they have to offer. The food is consistent and high quality. I do find it to be expensive, but paying for the experience overall (minus service) is worth it.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My reservation was at 2:30 for dim sum. As soon as we down we were told the kitchen was closing in 6 minutes and we needed to order. We were rushed during the ordering experience and ended up with a bunch of shrimp dishes. Please let guests know dim sum ends at 3:00 for 2:30 reservations. Probably would have dined elsewhere so we could have a more relaxing dining experience.

B
Austin
82 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wu Chow is always great -- one of our favorite Austin restaurants!
The Shanghai soup dumplings, the foil chicken, and the har gao
shrimp dumplings are outstanding. Mimosas are the best in town.
Plus delighted to see the return of the Shanghai margarita! Sam
and Sarah provided exceptional service.

JM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with husband, son and daughter-in-law. Sunday’s dim sum never disappoints. Excellent!

N
Austin
74 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dim sum served on Sunday morning is a wonderful time. The is a broad selection of dishes to share, including vegetarian. We love the pork pot stickers, sugarcane shrimp, sticky rice. Reservations in advance are required.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

B
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great spot to mix it up when visitors are in town!

Wu Chow
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you Brian -- come come back and see us again soon!

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SR
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As is the case every time we go, the food was outstanding. We had a party of five and did a tasting. This is the best way to eat with a group. Can’t wait to return!!

Wu Chow
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you so much Stephanie -- we truly appreciate it. Come See us again soon!

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TZ
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was great as always but our service was not up to the usual standard we've grown accustomed to at Wu Chow. Items were missing from our table and we had to remind the staff multiple times about them, items for other tables were delivered to us, drinks were ordered and took over 30 minutes to be brought to our table. Just overall not what we're used to at Wu Chow, and we had an out of town guest with us that we had been singing Wu Chow praises to for months which was a bummer. Not sure if they were down a few servers or what -- we'll be back, we love this place but I hope they can figure this out.

MS
Salt Lake City
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Dumplings are a must have. Robert took good care of us. His suggestions for the noodles and hunan beef were spot on. The latter paired with the spicy 'Ol Fashioned was a great pairing. Don't neglect the ice cream to top things off.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

Wu Chow
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you so much!

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The servers are not friendly and super slow. I go several times a year for lunch and this day they were not in top of anything.

s
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is absolutely delicious. Four of us shared dishes and everything was wonderful. A couple of annoyances. The plates we had to serve ourselves were bread plates; very small and silly not to have larger plates. They don't sell wine by the glass, but they sell half bottles. Lastly, I wanted to change our reservations from 6:30 to 7:00 pm on a Monday night, but Open Table didn't show availability although restaurant was near empty when we arrived at 6:30 pm. I would highly recommend!

I
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I would recommend the food, but the service needs improvement. Once the food was delivered the waitress disappeared. She never checked to see how the food was and we had to flag someone else down to get our check.

Wu Chow
Responded on November 13, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that you didn't fully enjoy your experience and it's feedback that helps us to get better. We do have team service at Wu Chow where everyone is there to help everyone however, it sounds like there might have been some miscommunication upon your visit. Please don't ever hesitate to let a manager know so they can help you have a better experience. We do hope that you give us another try soon!

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