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I am looking for the best tempura in Austin. And the nominees are...

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  1. I've enjoyed what I've tried at Mikado.

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    1. re: Rene

      i liked kyoto..downtown but just realized it closed?!

    2. Mikado is good but I find the hole in the wall down south called D K Sushi Restaurant to be superb.

      6400 South 1st Street
      Austin, TX 78745

      This is owned by the same D.K Lee that runs his north Lamar sushi only location and market. VERY high reviews on Yelp! and I have tried them both. I am now a regular. If I want sushi, I go north to Lamar. If I want other food including tempura, I go south to 1st street.

      The outside is terrible to look at as it is in a small strip center. Don't be fooled. Go on Monday nights for D.K's famous karaoke and tempura! you won't be disappointed.

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      D K Sushi Restaurant
      6400 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78745

      1. I love Midori's tempura. Musachino comes in close 2nd

        1. you looking for shrimp, veggie, or a combo?
          i tend to prefer veggie because of the range of flavors and textures.

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          1. re: dinaofdoom

            I had wonderful tempura at Ryu of Japan a couple of weeks ago. I especially liked the variety of vegetables. This past weekend I had tempura at Origami in Round Rock and was disappointed. Hardly any veggies.

          2. Uchiko - sweet potato kakiage, eggplant, and onion rings have all been excellent.

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            Uchiko
            4200 North Lamar, Austin, TX 78756

            1. I have a soft spot for the shrimp tempura bowl at Banzai. It's always on special and makes for a nice, reasonably light (for tempura) meal. While it's not the best tempura in Austin, it may be the best for the price.