The Asian American and Pacific Islander communities bring a distinct and unique vibe to Austin. The communities are ingrained in the Austin culture in many ways, through their art and music, but also in their food. There are so many staple Asian restaurants owned by members of the community, that we want to highlight some as they definitely bring a little extra something special to the city. These are the tastiest AAPI-owned restaurants you can find in Austin.
1000 E 11th St Ste 150, Austin, TX 78702
Adorning the inside of Old Thousand is a ton of panda-inspired art and decor. Not only that, but they offer an eclectic and inventive mix of flavors and ingredients with slight interpretations of classic American-Chinese dishes.
1801 E 51st St C370, Austin, TX 78723
Looking for some classic Asian dumplings? Look no further than Xian Sushi & Noodle. They hand make their steamed dumplings and also offer up other dishes like wontons and dim sum. You can’t go wrong looking for Asian food at one of these AAPI-owned restaurants.
2024 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Moving on to Thai food and you can’t get any more traditional than Super Thai. They make everything from scratch in-house, including their sauces. We recommend their Pad Thai (duh) and the plethora of curries.
6929 Airport Blvd #146, Austin, TX 78752
Not only is the interior of Sazan Ramen a work of art but so is their ramen. The craft that goes into the creation of every bowl is evident along with the cozy seating spaces in the restaurant. Their signature ramen includes arugula, ajitama, red onions and pork or chicken chashu. Looking for more ramen? Try these AAPI-owned restaurants specializing in ramen!
500 W 5th St #168, Austin, TX 78701
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Wu Chow represents eight different styles of Chinese food with fresh, authentic ingredients. Make time on Sundays to stop in for their legendary Dim Sum service.
2525 W Anderson Ln. #300, Austin, TX 78757
Tarka boasts fresh and flavorful Indian food served in a casual, modern space. No wonder you will sometimes find lines out the door here where eager customers wait for a taste of their delicious curries, kabobs, biryanis, and freshly baked flatbread.
1628 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
The inspiration behind Oseyo was the owner’s mother’s Korean home cooking so you know that you are getting amazing, traditional, great-quality Korean food here. Oseyo features a lot of small plates and includes rice and noodle dishes, wood-grilled items and soups.