More Turnover, Less Filling

Sushi News: 

The boom years of Austin's sushi establishment are clearly waning as sushi bars close and turn ownership faster than you can say sabinuki. Just over the past few months, Austin's sushi landscape has both eroded and propogated with aplomb. A quick summary:

1) A new Suzi's China Grill ( ) (with sushi bar) opened on Bee Caves road just a half mile or so West of Mopac.

Suzi's China Grill
2745 Bee Caves Rd
(512) 347-7077

2) Kaprow Leaf ( ), an Asian fusion place that has a sushi bar, opened up on Howard Lane. Preliminary reports are good and you can even read their chef's blog which has quaint entries like "Now we open on Saturday and Sunday at 11am."

Kaprow Leaf
1200 W Howard Lane
(512) 990-2111

3) Trying their hand at what has been a doomed location (ex Blue Fin, among others), Beluga Japanese Restaurant has opened in Round Rock, across from Dell on Louis Henna Boulevard. Check out their various specials.

Beluga Japanese Restaurant
661 Louis Henna Blvd #300
(512) 255-6454

4) Kimchi, a sushi bar and Korean restaurant in the Lincoln Village shopping center, has been replaced by a similar establishment, Shilla Sushi.

6406 N. IH-35 Suite 2343
Austin TX, 78752
In Lincoln Village
(512) 453-4111

5) Following the lead of Zen, upscale Asian fast food is multiplying. Koriente ( ), a family-owned establishment, serves up tasty Korean food fast (along with assorted sushi rolls) across from the courthouse near I-35. Wiki Wiki Teriyaki ( ) has opened up a second location near 6th and Congress.

621 E 7th Street
(512) 275-0852

Wiki Wiki Teriyaki
609 N. Congress Avenue
(512) 472-9454

6) Did we mention that the University of Texas Student Union food service has sushi? Now open all day.