Austin Restaurants For Fusion Cuisine

Fusion means a restaurant serves different kinds of food. Some of them have dishes of different ethnic cuisines on their menu, and others manage to combine flavors and ingredients from different cuisines in the same dish. You’ll find a variety of fusion restaurants around town. Chinese-Japanese and Chinese-Vietnamese restaurants are common. But Hawaiian and Mexican? Or Mexican-Korean? Yup, those are here too.

Here's a list of some fusion restaurants in town, arranged by geographical area.

CENTRAL AUSTIN

  • Corazon at Castle Hill, 1101 W. 5th St., (512) 476-0728 (Mexican, American) map website
  • Upscale dining restaurant. Menu contains a combination of Mexican and American offerings. Lunch menu leans more toward Mexican (enchiladas, burritos, fish tacos), and dinner has more upscale American entrees (beef tenderloin and duck breast) and also includes a Mexican salad.


  • ChiLantro BBQ, various downtown locations (food truck) (Mexican, Korean) website
    Coreano’s, various downtown locations (food truck) (Mexican, Korean) website
  • Roving food trucks that serve Korean and Mexican fast food, modeled after the food trucks famous throughout Southern California. Very popular for light meals or snacks. Check their web sites for schedule of locations.


  • DFG Noodles, 74 Rainey St., (512) 745-0533 (Asian fusion) (food truck) map website
  • Serves Asian noodles with various southeast Asian flavors.


  • East Side King, 2538 Guadalupe St., (512) 422-5884 (Asian fusion) (food truck) map website
  • Combines Korean, Thai, and Japanese cuisines. Entrees include deep-fried chicken, pork belly buns, beef tongue buns, Thai Chicken Karaage buns, and beet fries.


  • East Side King, 97 Red River St. (Asian fusion) (food truck) map website
  • Combines Korean, Thai, and Japanese cuisines. Entrees include deep-fried chicken, pork belly buns, beef tongue buns, Thai Chicken Karaage buns, and beet fries.


  • Imperia, 310 Colorado St., (512) 472-6770 (Chinese, Japanese) map website
  • Upscale restaurant known for its extensive selection of sushi and happy hour specials. Also serves dim sum.


  • Koriente, 621 E. 7th St., (512) 275-0852 (Asian fusion) map website
  • Menu includes a mix of entrees and sides from around Asia. Selections include chicken teriyaki, chicken bulgogi, and mixmix bibimbap. Emphasis on using fresh, wholesome ingredients.


  • Mekong River, 215 E. 6th St., (512) 236-8878 (Vietnamese, Thai) map website
  • Tiny downtown restaurant with a selection of both Vietnamese dishes such as Vietnamese vermicelli and pho, and Thai offerings like tom yum and pad thai.


  • Mexyko, various central Austin locations (Korean, Mexican) (food truck) website
  • Serves a fusion of Korean barbecue and Mexican entrees. Choices include marinated ribeye and kimchi, and chicken bulgogi and salsa.


  • Milto's Mediterranean Cafe, 2909 Guadalupe St., (512) 476-1021 (Pizza, Greek, Mediterranean, Italian) map website
  • Greek, Mediterranean, and Italian offerings including Greek salads, breads, gyros, spaghetti, lasagna, and pizza.


  • Sao Paulo’s Restaurante, 2809 San Jacinto Blvd., (512) 473-9988 (Brazilian, Tex-Mex) map website
  • Award-winning Brazilian restaurant that also has a few local Tex-Mex entrees.


  • Snow Pea Chinese Restaurant, 3706 Jefferson St., (512) 454-3228 (Chinese, Japanese) map website
  • Familiar Chinese entrees and sushi served in a casual atmosphere. Sushi happy hour specials.

  • Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ (food trailer), 600 W. Sixth St., (512) 363-8520 (Tex-Mex, BBQ) map website
  • Side-by-side barbecue and Tex-Mex menus. BBQ offerings include brisket and pulled pork sandwiches. Tex-Mex includes pulled pollo tacos and fajitas.


NORTH

  • Arpeggio Grill, 6619 Airport Blvd., (512) 419-0110 (Pizza, Greek, Mediterranean) map website
  • Selection of Mediterranean entrees (e.g. Greek salads, gyros, falafel) and a pizza menu, served in a traditional Mediterranean setting.


  • Bamboo Bistro, 11101 Burnet Rd. Ste. A-100, (512) 821-0022 (Chinese, Japanese, Thai) map website
  • Asian fast food dining. Dining-in, drive-through, and delivery are available.


  • Chopsticks Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant, 6929 Airport Blvd. Suite 175, (512) 452-3999 (Chinese, Vietnamese) map website
  • Affordable casual dining. Mostly Chinese entrees but they also have pho and vermicelli.


  • Food Shui, 1700 W. Parmer Ln., (512) 339-4545 (Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai) map website
  • Affordable Vietnamese rice bowls, Thai basil bowls, pho, crab rangoon, fried Chinese dumplings and stir fry.


  • Ichiban Restaurant, 7310 Burnet Rd., (512) 458-3700 (Japanese, Korean) map website
  • Selection of Japanese and Korean entrees. Japanese udon soup, teriyaki dishes, bulgogi, and bibimbab. Extensive sushi menu.


  • Masala Wok, 10515 N. MoPac Expressway. Suite A-155, (512) 296-2977 (Asian, Indian) map website
  • Casual, Pei Wei-style dining with separate Indian and Chinese menus. Chinese food includes Kung Pao, stir fry, and orange chicken. Indian includes chicken tikka masala, korma masala, and lamb curry. Also Asian rice and noodle bowls and Indian wraps and kabobs.


  • Sea Dragon, 8776 Research Blvd. Ste. B, (512) 451-5051 (Chinese, Vietnamese) map
  • Familiar Vietnamese specialties like pho and banh mi, and also a menu of Chinese selections and a lunch buffet. Also crawfish and crawfish fried rice.


SOUTH

  • Austin's Bakehouse, 5404 Manchaca Rd., (512) 443-5167 (Italian, Mexican, Chinese, French, Japanese, Morrocan, Indian, Swiss, Cajun, Texan) map website

    An unusual place in south Austin. Their eclectic, international menu enables you to take a trip around the world at your table. They're especially popular on major holidays.

  • East Side King, 2310 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 101, (512) 383-8382 (Asian fusion) map website
  • Combines Korean, Thai, and Japanese cuisines. Entrees include deep-fried chicken, pork belly buns, beef tongue buns, Thai Chicken Karaage buns, and beet fries.


  • Hao Hao Restaurant, 1901 W. William Cannon Dr. Suite 115, (512) 447-8121 (Chinese, Vietnamese) map website
  • Located in a small shopping center at a busy south Austin intersection. Serves familiar Chinese entrees like lemon chicken and kung pao lamb, and Vietnamese including pho and vermicelli.

  • HEA Cafe, 500 E. Ben White Ste. D-200, (512) 804-2310 (Chinese, Vietnamese) map website
  • Well-decorated restaurant located in a busy shopping center in south Austin. Variety of Asian offerings but known particularly for Vietnamese pho. Also vermicelli dishes.

  • Hao-Q Asian Kitchen, 1901 W William Cannon Dr, Suite 115, (512) 447-8121 (Chinese, Vietnamese) map website
  • Mostly Chinese dishes but they also serve pho and Vietnamese soup at dinner.


  • Noodles & Company, 5601 Brodie Ln., (512) 358-0043 (Japanese, Thai, Italian, American) map website
  • Serves a variety of noodle dishes from around the world, including Japanese pan noodles, Pad Thai, Penne Rosa, Wisconsin macaroni and cheese, and spaghetti and meatballs.

  • Peso and Buck’s, 1003 Barton Springs Rd., (512) 322-9441 (American, Mexican) map website
  • An inexpensive diner that serves creative American and Mexican dishes such as brisket rellenos and blue cheese avocado burgers.


  • Salsa and Kimchi, 10701-1/2 Manchaca Rd, (512) 426-7747 (Mexican, Korean) (food truck) map
  • Chicken sliders, ribeye bulgogi tacos, chicken katsu, specialty desserts.


NORTHWEST

  • Drunk Fish Restaurant, 10000 Research Blvd. Ste. 139, (512) 349-9454 (Japanese, Korean) map website
  • Teriyaki bowls, yakisoba, udon soup, ramen noodles, and bulgogi are on the menu here. Also an extensive selection of sushi rolls.


  • Hwa Yuan Asian Restaurant, 11150 Research Blvd. Ste. 201, (512) 345-9781 (Chinese, Korean) map website
  • Korean owners but they have Chinese food as well as Korean BBQ. Chinese Lunch buffet.


  • Peony, 5308 Balcones Dr., (512) 459-3341 (Chinese, Japanese) map
  • Extensive menu of mostly Chinese offerings and also sushi.


WEST

  • Bamboo Asian Grille, 6507 Jester Blvd., (512) 795-0303 (Chinese, Vietnamese) map website
  • Extensive Chinese menu with a few Vietnamese entrees as well as pho and vermicelli available.


  • Blue Bamboo, 12918 Shops Parkway Suite 300, (512) 263-8889 (Vietnamese, Thai) map website
  • Familiar Vietnamese and Thai offerings, like pad thai, pad kee mao, Thai iced tea, Vietnamese vermicelli, and Vietnamese egg rolls.


  • Dragon Gate by Phoenix, 3801 N. Capital Of Texas Hwy. Ste. J180, (512) 732-7278 (Chinese, Japanese) map website
  • Familiar Chinese entrees and sushi served in an elegantly decorated restaurant.


  • Hao-Q Asian Kitchen, 3742 Far West Blvd. Ste. 113, (512) 338-6003 (Chinese, Vietnamese) map website
  • Mostly Chinese dishes but they also serve pho and Vietnamese soup at dinner.


  • Hula Hut, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd., (512) 476-4852 (Tex-Mex, Hawaiian, Mexican) map website
  • Laid-back place with unusual food and a lake view. Salmon tacos, Hawaiian fajitas, and mango chile quesadillas are some of the choices.


  • Hunan Riverplace, 10601 Ranch to Market Road 2222, (512) 241-0330 (Chinese, Korean) map website
  • Larger selection of familiar Chinese dishes and a smaller choice of Korean offerings. Delivery is available.


  • Jino’s Sushi & Chinese Bistro, 2712 Bee Cave Rd. Ste. 124, (512) 347-7082 (Chinese, Japanese, sushi) map website
  • Mostly Chinese entrees, with some Thai selections and an extensive selection of sushi rolls.

  • Nik’s Kitchen+Bar, 7900 N. RR 620, (512) 487-5999 (Italian, American) map website
  • Originally an Italian restaurant, their menu still has an extensive selection of Italian entrees but also includes steak, baby back ribs, and burgers.

  • Noodles & Company, 3300 Bee Cave Rd., (512) 329-5923 (Japanese, Thai, Italian, American) map website
  • Serves a variety of noodle dishes from around the world, including Japanese pan noodles, Pad Thai, Penne Rosa, Wisconsin macaroni and cheese, and spaghetti and meatballs.


SOUTHWEST

  • Blue Bamboo, 5900 W. Slaughter Ln. Ste. 500D, (512) 288-8688 (Vietnamese, Thai) map website
  • Familiar Vietnamese and Thai offerings, like pad thai, pad kee mao, Thai iced tea, Vietnamese vermicelli, and Vietnamese egg rolls.


  • Bundu Khan Kabob 'N' Grille Restaurant, 6705 W. Hwy 290 Ste. 601, (512) 999-4492 (Greek, Indian, Middle Eastern) map
  • Serves a variety of Greek, Pakistani, and Indian dishes. Lunch buffet.


  • Sesame Hill, 6156-A Hwy 290 W., (512) 891-8881 (Chinese, Vietnamese) map website
  • Healthy Asian casual dining with an extensive menu that is customizable (e.g. you can order ma po tofu without pork, or specify no oil, no salt, no sugar). Or build your own by selecting a sauce, meat, and cooking method. Pickup, delivery, and drive-through are available.


NORTHEAST

  • Ka-Prow Thai & Sushi Bistro, 1200 W. Howard Ln. Ste. O, (512) 990-2111 (Chinese, Thai, sushi) map website
  • Known mostly for Thai food, such as pad thai and pad kee mao, but they also have some Chinese and sushi offerings.


  • Masala Wok, 1100 Center Ridge Dr., Ste. 300, (512) 251-9696 (Asian, Indian) map website
  • Casual, Pei Wei-style dining with separate Indian and Chinese menus. Chinese food includes Kung Pao, stir fry, and orange chicken. Indian includes chicken tikka masala, korma masala, and lamb curry. Also Asian rice and noodle bowls and Indian wraps and kabobs.


EAST

  • 888 Pan Asian Restaurant, 2400 E. Oltorf St., (512) 448-4722 (Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai) map website
  • Selection of different types of Asian dishes. Pho, vermicelli, pad thai, yello curry, and Mongolian beef are some of the choices.


  • East Side King, 1618 1/2 E. 6th St., (512) 422-5884 (Asian fusion) (food truck) map website
  • Combines Korean, Thai, and Japanese cuisines. Entrees include deep-fried chicken, pork belly buns, beef tongue buns, Thai Chicken Karaage buns, and beet fries.


  • Java Noodles, 2400 E. Oltorf St. Ste. 14-15, (512) 443-5282 (Chinese, Thai, Indonesian) map
  • Wide offering of different types of dishes including pad thai, tofu lo mein, coconut curry soup, and curry beef. Lots of vegetarian choices.


  • Liz's Grill, 11003 Harris Branch Pkwy., (512) 588-8051 (American, Mexican) map
  • Occupies a corner of a country general store in east Austin. Serves the many local workers in that area. Offerings include carne guisada, enchiladas, and burgers.


  • Me So Hungry, 1104 E. 6th St., (512) 796-0804 (Asian fusion) map website
  • Food trailer that serves a variety of Asian, particularly Vietnamese, dishes. Known especially for their banh mi (Vietnamese sandwiches), they also have noodle dishes and bbq tofu.


  • Wu Wu Sushi, 1407 E. Seventh St., (512) 828-6919 (Asian fusion) map website
  • Asian fusion dishes with an extensive sushi menu.


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