Austin Sushi News  #13  November, 2001

Welcome to Austin Sushi News, a friendly by-product of
the sushi website for Austin, Texas,

Once every month or so, we bring you the latest scoop on sushi bars and related
matters in Austin, Texas. 


1. Mass Quantities: Austin Gets A Sushi Buffet
2. Sushi With Your Cigar And Cocktails?
3. Midori Almost Open
4. National Sushi Day -- We Missed It :-(


1.  Mass Quantities: Austin Gets A Sushi Buffet

Sushi buffets are the stuff of legend -- typically vast quantities
of all-you-can-eat fare for one reasonable price.   But until
now, Austin didn't have a sushi gorging venue.

To fill this chasm, Oishi Sushi House is opening soon at
the former location of the Mason Jar next to Highland Mall.
In addition to sushi, the buffet will include Japanese, Thai, and
various seafood dishes.

The folks opening Oishi Sushi House are the same people who
own the Thai Spice Restaurant on Parmer Lane
and the Thai Spice Cafe on Loop 360.

Expected opening date is around December 1st.  Huzzah!

Oishi Sushi House
6718 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, Texas  78752
(no phone number yet)

2. *Free* Sushi With Your Cigar And Cocktails?

We've received various Intelligence reports about
free sushi in central Austin.   We have carefully confirmed these
reports, and are happy to reveal that
Cedar Street's happy hour on fridays has
free sushi handrolls starting at 6pm and going
for as long as they last.  If anyone can find
out who's supplying them, let us know.

Cedar Street
208 W. 4th Street
Austin, Texas  78701
(512) 495-9669

3.  Midori Almost Open

As prophesized a couple of months ago in Austin Sushi News,
Midori, a new sushi bar located in Northwest Austin, will open
shortly.  They now have a phone number,  (512) 257-1411.
Expected opening date is roughly December 1st.

Midori Sushi
13435 U.S. Highway 183 North, Suite 301,
NE quadrant of 183 and Anderson Mill Road,
next to the Albertsons.
(512) 257-1411

4.  National Sushi Day

Tim Thomas, one of the sushi chefs at Origami sent
us an email to congratulate us on
and remind us that November 1st was National Sushi
Day in Japan.  Had we not been so busy with
other events, we might have been able to inform
our readers. But hey, did any Austin sushi bars follow
tradition and discount their sushi on that day?