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Any authentic Japanese spots in Bee Caves area??

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Lotus7 Sep 15, 2010 10:43 AM

I just moved to the Bee Caves area a few weeks ago and am dying for really good Japanese food (Sushi, Udon, some comfort foods like baked miso eggplant, etc). Please tell me I can find something like that here!!! Anyone have any recs? So far I've noticed a lot of fusion places or signs that say Thai/Sushi. But any authentic Japanese spots?

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    Lotus7 Sep 17, 2010 01:46 PM

    Ok, perhaps there are no responses but no such restaurant exists in Bee Cave. How about in the surrounding area? I'll travel for good Japanese food. Thanks!

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      JackWood Sep 17, 2010 02:48 PM

      Try Izumi at The Village at Westlake. Korean owned like most of the Japanese restaurants in Austin. Good food and not far from Bee Cave. Uchi is the best restaurant in Austin. Well worth a trip into town.

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      Uchi Restaurant
      801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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        Lotus7 Sep 17, 2010 02:59 PM

        Thanks for the suggestion. Dying to try Uchi but I have a 21 month old so not sure when I'll be able to go. Doesn't seem like a place to take kids. May try Izumi-menu looks a bit watered down but hey, I'll give it a try.

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        Uchi Restaurant
        801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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          JackWood Sep 17, 2010 03:04 PM

          Get a baby sitter for Uchi. Izumi is very small so the baby should be ok. I have not tried Kenobi but they are Japanese owned.

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          Uchi Restaurant
          801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

          Kenobi
          10000 Research Blvd Ste 138A, Austin, TX 78759

      2. re: Lotus7
        Homero Sep 18, 2010 09:41 AM

        If you are willing to drive, I would recommend Musashino Sushi Dokoro. For lunch they serve a variety of noodle soups including delicious takes on udon, ramen and soba. Their sushi is top notch as well, but I think it is less known that they offer other traditional japanese staples during lunch at reasonable prices ($8 - 10). Its located at the corner of Greystone and Loop 1 (Mopac) south frontage road in the Chinatown restaurant. (Musashino is on the bottom floor.)

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        Musashino Sushi Dokoro
        3407 Greystone Dr, Austin, TX 78731

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        saticoy Sep 17, 2010 06:00 PM

        I have enjoyed Tokyo on Bee Caves close to Mopac. The sushi has been reliable, and I really love the saba shioyaki. They have ramen and udon, and are one of the few places in town to serve goma ae, which I crave. This is one of the few quality authentic Japanese spots in town, imho.

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          JackWood Sep 18, 2010 05:35 PM

          Mushashino is a an excellent choice for Japanese food.

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            Lotus7 Sep 18, 2010 08:24 PM

            You guys are great-thank you!

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