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I recently mentioned that I've been reading the book about sushi and have really been wanting to have some good sushi. Uchi is my favorite restaurant in the world, I definitely know about Uchi. What are some other sushi joints in Austin that are worth going to? I've seen plenty of sushi places around, but haven't been brave enough to go to them because the signs, and exterior don't send a good vibe. For me, if I'm going to be eating sushi, I want to trust that it is fresh and not grocery store level. I know I'm going to be very disappointed if I'm expecting places to be as good as or better than Uchi in Austin. I just want decent, fun, trustworthy places to try. I love sushi.

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  1. for quite awhile, my favorite in Austin was Musashino. I think they have slipped quite a bit in the last 3 years or so.

    Currently, my favorite sushi joint is Midori, it's up north off 183.

    Sure, you can find more expensive and fancier places but for me.... Midori is consistently excellent and very affordable.

    1. Midori, FTW. I adore them, they have never disappointed me in the almost 2 years I've been going there. If I ever move away further south into Austin, I'll still make the drive.

      1. I'll put in a third vote for Midori for bang-for-the-buck sushi in a decent dining space.

        For that upscale, more expensive sushi experience, I'd suggest Tomo or Mushashino, in that order.

        1. A great lunch today - oh, that was yesterday at this point. Anyway, Mikado at 183 and Burnett. I shared a roll called a Hottie Susan and their lunch special appetizer of scallops, mushrooms, misago, jalapeƱo and cheddar. The roll was great, as usual, as was the app. However, the app. reminded us more of a dish you would get at a Cajun restaurant. Hmm... who would have guessed? At any rate, it was delicious and I left feeling like we had been treated to a wonderful respite. Good miso and tea, as well.

          Would like to put in a mention for Midori, also. Quite nice. I haven't been often enough to contribute any worthy details.

          1. My wife (born Japanese and lived in Tokyo until age 30) considers Musashino the only authentic sushi place in Austin. On our one visit to Midori she turned her nose up as it being "not Japanese."

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            1. re: thebodytx

              Good.... two less names on the wait list. :-)

              1. re: thebodytx

                i thought midori was korean?
                a lot of their entrees are.

                1. re: dinaofdoom

                  Midori is Korean and they serve nice sushi.

                  1. re: Rene

                    Please note that I commented only on the origin of the sushi, not the quality.

              2. If you're willing to make the trip then go to Origami up in Round Rock. In terms of Sushi alone I think it's better than Uchi - but I think the overall menu at Uchi and certainly the overall experience is a little better.