Best Tempura in Austin
I am looking for the best tempura in Austin. And the nominees are...
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.
D K Sushi Restaurant
6400 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78745
Uchiko - sweet potato kakiage, eggplant, and onion rings have all been excellent.
4200 North Lamar, Austin, TX 78756
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.