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Aug 1, 2011 12:12 PM

Any good traditional style sushi in Austin?

For those that have been to NY, I'm looking for something along the lines of Sushi Yasuda or 15 East.

I know that it's unlikely that there's anything on par with those in Austin but I'd like to see what's the closest. My wife and I love dining omakase at the sushi bar and getting to know the chef and what's fresh for the day. We also don't like the fancy garnishes such as Uchi and Uchiko and found their nigiri style sushi to be quite subpar (rice isn't quite right, tastes mass produced, not pre-seasoned by the chef)

We haven't been to Musashino, does it serve sushi in the traditional style?

Uchi Restaurant
801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

4200 North Lamar, Austin, TX 78756

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  1. Nothing on par with Yasuda or 15 East, especially with respect to rice. (I like Uchi and Uchiko but, yes, very different than what you're looking for.)

    1. I also haven't been to either of the restaurants you mention, but Musashino is definitely my pick for the best traditional style sushi in town.

      1. I like Tomodachi on Parmer. They aren't fully traditional, more Nobu style but their fish is really good especially on thursday nights.

        I am also a fan of Origami off 620 and I-35 in Round Rock.

        I used to love Musashino's but they have started resting on their laurels in my opinion.They are certainly traditional but the prices they charge are not in line with what is served.

        1. Yep, I believe it's a pretty huge waste of money and experience to order sushi at Uchi; it's great and all, but it's so much better to explore their small plates.

          And Musashino does omakase. I'm pretty sure that's your best bet.