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Wu Chow

4.7
4.7
1850 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today

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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,850 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

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  1. ED

    ElleD

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    They need umbrellas or roll down shade on their patio. We were burning in the sun.

    Wu ChowResponded 2 days agoThank you for taking time to review your recent trip to Wu Chow. I'm sorry the sun was coming at you that day. We will consider you recommendation for umbrellas or shades.

  2. SM

    ShellyM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love to eat at Wu Chow and do so every chance we get.

    Wu ChowResponded 4 days agoWe are thrilled to hear that. Thank you for letting us know and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

  3. L

    Lyssa

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Most of everything we had was over sauced. Decently flavorful in general but the cost was way high for what we got.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and location!

    Wu ChowResponded 2 days agoThat's great to hear. Thank you for taking time to write us review. Come see us soon.

  5. JG

    JenG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Big fan of Wu Chow. The food is top notch and the service is stellar. I love sitting at the bar but recently chose to reserve a table for lunch. Despite being one of the first customers, we got stashed by a folding screen set up for a private party directly behind us that was pretty loud. It's not the end of the world, because everything else was phenomenal. Next time I'll know to ask for a different table.

    Wu ChowResponded 2 days agoThank you for being a fan of Wu Chow and telling us about. I'm sorry to hear that your table wasn't ideal. Don't hesitate to let us know if your seating doesn't work. We will always do our best to keep everyone comfortable. Can't wait to have you back in at either the bar or a table.

  6. HW

    HudsonW

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the people and the food!!

    Wu ChowResponded on January 17, 2023We love you too. Thank you for taking time to share such kind words.

  7. R

    Rachael

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    food was alright, nothing outstanding. Very club like vibe but hey some people like that for dinner. The group next to us looked like they were having a great time. I'll come back for brunch and try it out.

    Wu ChowResponded on January 17, 2023Thank you for taking time to write us a review. Can't wait for you to come try our Dim Sum brunch. Don't forget to make a reservation as we get rather busy.

  8. D

    Darby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience and the dumplings were out of this world!

    Wu ChowResponded on January 17, 2023Thank Darby. I'm so glad you enjoyed the dumplings. Come see us soon.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Loud outside but the weather was nice and the food came out fast and it was really good

    Wu ChowResponded on January 17, 2023Thank you for reviewing your recent trip to Wu Chow. I'm glad the weather permitted for you to enjoy our patio.

  10. N

    Neffie

    Atlanta

    184 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    184 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    I would have give five stars based on how great the service and food was but I have three because as soon as I arrived I was told “there is another reservation at your table at 7:30pm so you need to be done by then”, that’s not great service and definitely doesn’t make you feel welcome. Not to mention it was just a girl date with myself and my 9yr old. I love this place and I drive 45 mins to get there because I think it’s the best in Austin however if that needed to be mentioned it could have waited until I was close to that time. Lastly, all of the reservations policy and table limits are listed inside of open table so I was aware prior to be told like a child. Service is usually fast so I have never experienced that before. I had another reservation for the next day with a client but chose to cancel based on my perceived rudeness upon arrival. I’ll be back because of the food and service but wanted mgmt. to be aware.
  11. JF

    JoFarr

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soup Dumplings and Pecan Prawns! YUM That is all!

    Wu ChowResponded on January 17, 2023Enough said indeed! Thank you for writing us a review about your recent experience.

  12. D

    David

    Austin

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great experience! Food was perfect and our server was amazing.

    Wu ChowResponded on January 17, 2023Thank yo so much. I'm glad the food and service hit the mark. Come see us again soon.

  13. PG

    PascalG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a spot at the bar made the experience even better . Both bartenders checked on us during the meal . Five star service !!!

    Wu ChowResponded on January 9, 2023Thank you for sharing your experience at the bar the other night. So glad they took great care of you. The bar is one of my favorite seats in that restaurant. Come see us again soon. We'll save you a stool.

  14. F

    French31

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas dinner out for my nephew. It’s was delicious

    Wu ChowResponded on January 9, 2023Thanks for coming to see us on Christmas. I'm glad everything was delicious for you and your nephew.

  15. GK

    GulsenK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food were really good and tasty but too oily. You should be add less oil.

    Wu ChowResponded on January 9, 2023I'm glad you found the food to be tasty. I will let chef know about your comments on the amount of oil. We appreciate you sharing that information with us so that we can use it to be the best we can.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food - amazing. Service - have not had such attentive waiter in a long long time. Brandon was amazing!!!! Overall - 10/10 New Years Eve meal.

    Wu ChowResponded on January 2, 2023Wow, thank yo so much for the great review. We will make sure to praise Brandon for the great work. Happy New Year.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary.

    Wu ChowResponded on January 2, 2023Happy Anniversary. Thanks for celebrating with us.

  18. AR

    AnthonyR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. It was a fantastic night out for the family. They were extremely busy but neither the food nor the services suffered from this. Great recommendations from the server for our first time. The entire family enjoyed all of the food tremendously. It will be hard not to come back at least one night every week!

    Wu ChowResponded on December 27, 2022We welcome you back as many nights a week as you would like. Thank you for sharing your experience from this weekend. I will make sure the team knows they did a great job.

  19. S

    Susie

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Had the best time but it was freezing and we had to wear our coats the whole time we ate. Otherwise perfect as always!

    Wu ChowResponded on December 27, 2022Perfect as always is what we want to hear. I'm sorry you were cold the entire time. We will look into the heat in the restaurant.

  20. NM

    NMur

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great gluten free options! Fried chicken appetizer is awesome. Also like the hunan beef, prawns, and green beans.

    Wu ChowResponded on December 27, 2022I'm glad you were able to find for gluten free items. Fried chicken is a house favorite for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  21. LL

    LovinLifeATx

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We made a 5:00 reservation so that we could take advantage of Happy Hour. We made our reservations for inside since it was pretty chilly outside and were a little disappointed to find out that one can only take advantage of Happy Hour if you sit at the bar or outside. The food of course was still great and we still had a good time- we were just hoping it was gonna be a little less money.

    Wu ChowResponded on December 27, 2022I'm glad to hear you made it out and the food was great. I'm sorry you missed out on happy hour this time around. Come see us again soon for happy hour.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic

    Wu ChowResponded on December 22, 2022That's great news. Hope to have you in again soon.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an incredible experience. As a group, we have a Wu Chow Christmas tradition and each year just gets better and better. Also, for the past two or so years, they’ve had holiday cocktails which are all so tasty. Most importantly, though, never visit without an order (or 2 or 3) of the soup dumplings!

    Wu ChowResponded on December 22, 2022We love that Wu Chow is part of your tradition. Don't forget we have soup dumplings year round. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  24. SL

    SLR8895

    West Virginia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food took longer than normal to arrive, and then the server told us we “had the table” until 9… we basically got kicked out and left a decent amount of wine at our table.
  25. SH

    ShawnH

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Green beans were the best. Dumplings okay, potstickers were better.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wu Chow ALWAYS delivers! Outstanding food, service and ambiance!

    Wu ChowResponded on December 16, 2022I like the ALWAYS part. I'm glad the consistency has been there. Thank you so much for taking time to let us know about your time with us. See you soon.

  27. KN

    KaitlinN

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time dining at Wuchow. I went with family for my birthday dinner and had a great time. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful with recommendations. We tried many dishes, all of which were great. The ones that really stood out though were the green beans and the tangerine peel beef. Both of these were phenomenal. My husband dislikes green beans but even he loved these. I personally do not care for duck but the family ordered it and felt that was the least flavorful of the dishes we ordered. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal.

    Wu ChowResponded on December 16, 2022Happy Birthday. Thank you for recommending us. I'm glad you chose to celebrate you birthday with us this year. Nice to hear we found a way for husband to like green beans.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went as a group of 4 and split dumplings, sesame chicken, honey shrimp, and a few other things. The perfect amount of food and everything was so so so good

    Wu ChowResponded on December 12, 2022Sound like a great line up. I glad you enjoyed everything. Come see us again soon.

  29. B

    Britcrit

    Austin

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    The restaurant was extremely loud… music deafening. The food was below average… we expected Dim Sum service but they just brought dishes to the table. The dumplings were heavy and stodgy. The spring rolls were greasy. The Bloody Mary was so spicy my Husband could not drink it. Way overpriced. I have been to fabulous Chinese restaurants in London, Manchester and this was so disappointing.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Hair in my drink, waitress brings a new one which is fine but charges for both at the end. No apologies but it’s ok just kind of gross. Food is good but some dishes that took long was brought out cold (most likely sitting, waiting to be brought to us) Waitress seemed like a nice person just not that aware of service etiquette. However, this made it official… Qi is my go to for Dimsum from now on.
  31. J

    Jess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience! The host called ahead of time to confirm we were still coming and was flexible with the time. Meredith was our server, she was a beautiful redhead with a very sweet spirit. She made our experience extra great by bringing over some complimentary dishes for what we were celebrating! Green beans and veggie noodle dish was awesome! Def try it out 😋
  32. MH

    MikeH

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter had really great recommendations on portion size and flavor. Overall great experience and we will be back again!
  33. L

    Linda

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was wonderful and the employees were extremely accommodating and kind. We were celebrating an anniversary and they gave us two free glasses of champagne upon arrival. Cannot wait to return - it was an amazing time!
  35. VC

    VanessaC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dumplings remain outstanding, all the cute glasses the drinks come in are super cool. We were there on a weeknight, dark and quiet 👍🏼👍🏼

    Wu ChowResponded on November 30, 2022So glad you enjoyed everything again. Come see us again soon.

  36. T

    Tunakay

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated right away Great server Very reasonably priced

    Wu ChowResponded on November 30, 2022Very kind of you to share. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Can't wait to have you back.

  37. MC

    MattC

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Wu Chow was good overall, although there are admittedly places in town with similar fare that are better in our opinion. The soup dumplings were the notable let down, since they were recommended. Service was excellent, and overall the variety and quality of food was very good
  38. TE

    TabathaE

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had guests with food, shellfish, and gluten allergies. They helped us select yummies everyone could enjoy. It was delicious!

    Wu ChowResponded on November 30, 2022I'm glad the team was able to help accommodate for the allergies. We look forward to having you back soon.

  39. RW

    RebeccaW

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch was amazing!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was soooo good! All the food was amazing. Worth the price.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Wu Chow offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 476-2469.

Wu Chow is rated 4.7 stars by 1850 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today
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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, 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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