About Sushi Zushi of 5th Street
Coming Soon!“Sushi Zushi brings authentic and original interpretations of Japanese cuisine to the American palate by offering an extensive menu designed to satisfy everyone from sushi purists to adventurous diners. Through an intensive training program and a multi-cultural approach to business, Sushi Zushi's environment fosters a highly attentive wait-staff and an inviting, modern atmosphere. The restaurants concept encourages diners to find their favorite dish, comfortably immerse themselves in a new cultural dining experience, and return with a little more knowledge about Japanese cuisine, culture and customs.” Mission Statement: Our mission is to extend the enjoyment of the Sushi Zushi concept to the entire world. Using a creative menu and a culturally-integrative approach, we make it easy and convenient for everyone to experience "the joy of sushi."
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 12:30pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call for details.
Private Party Facilities:
We have 2 large party rooms, please call for details.
Private Party Contact:
Joe Ramos: 512-474-7000
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Sushi Zushi of 5th Street Ratings and Reviews
Our waiter was really personable and hel ...
Our waiter was really personable and helpful but he reeked of cigarette smoke which wasn't great. It also took 3-5 minutes of standing at the host stand (another couple had been waiting already when we arrived) before anyone acknowledged us or sat anyone. The restaurant was empty, so it's not like they were busy with other customers...I think maybe they were having a team meeting in the back? The food was good, as usual, and potion sizes are nice. I recommend the soft shell crab appetizer, yakimeshi rice and the Champion Roll.
Great options with good drinks make up for quality
As a patron over the last 10 years from Dallas to this particular location when it soft-opened, Sushi Zushi has been our go-to quick fix. There's lots of roll options (hard to navigate for a first timer) so don't be afraid to ask your waiter for help navigating everything. The happy hour is wonderful for grabbing a few bites, enjoying a cocktail, or some hot sake with good friends. The back room is great for groups too. I feel though that the quality has dropped significantly over the years (or perhaps Whole Foods sushi has stepped it up). On this most recent visit, the rice on a few rolls was subpar, and even the presentation was a bit sloppy. The chirashi bowl and agedashi tofu are my go to's here and they didn't disappoint. SZ in my opinion is a great neighborhood option, but I would recommend looking elsewhere for that special occasion with a true sushi lover.
We were seated quickly and on time for o ...
We were seated quickly and on time for our reservation. Server was knowledgeable about the menu and made some great recommendations. We were there during Happy Hour, which made for a very affordable meal for the 4 of us.
Good sushi, varied menu, quick service.
This is our go-to Sushi place, really good food and nice variety on the menu. We always start with the Tuna Tower, an excellent kick-start to a meal. After many lunches and even dinners there, we just discovered the Happy Hour (4-7) specials which are an absolute steal. Waits can be long at peak times, especially if you want a booth, so I always get an Opentable reservation even if it's a spur-of-the-moment decision (and if you can't get a table that way, you know you're going to have to be patient). Staff is always prompt, courteous, and has good recommendations.
Great food, long wait.
Went during lunch for sushi with my wife. Food was great but had to wait almost an hour for our order to arrive. It was not a packed house and several tables that came after us got their food first. The waitress and Mgr extended apologies and even offered free dessert. Thanks, but we had to go back to work and certainly didn't have time to "enjoy" a dessert. We get it. Sometimes things just happen.
Suggestion- Try offering a discount for the next visit, that way you get a chance to redeem yourself and you get a second chance with a disappointed customer.
Still on the fence as to whether or not we would go back or recommend to anyone else.
Fun Sushi Happy Hour
I actually took my kids to Sushi Zushi for sushi happy hour. It was great - they were really happy with the sushi and I was happy with the price! We live in the neighborhood so this is easy for us and we can walk but I think we would go there regardless. It's fun and sort of a grown up dinner for them - I have also been here with my husband (without kids) and it was fun then as well. The sushi is good for the price.
Lunch Is NOT the Time to Go
3 strikes, you're out, in my book. I am a regular at SZ, but usually during happy hour. Over the past two months I've gone to Sushi Zushi for lunch 3 times, and each time they have been SEVERELY understaffed. What should have taken no more than 45 minutes took 1. 5 hours (and I only ordered two rolls). I have sat in the main dining room and in the bar, hoping the bar would be faster...nope...MUCH slower. Granted, I don't believe it was the bartender's fault, b/c not only is he making drinks for the dining room and the bar, he is also serving the bar. This is RIDICULOUS, giving that just about every bar seat/table was filled. I will not go back for lunch. The food was good, the drinks were good, though, don't go thirsty b/c it takes awhile.
We had family in town and it was great place together. The sushi was great as always. One of the rolls took a little longer (didn't seem like that long) but the manager came around to apologize and gave us ice cream. It was nice of them to go out of the way to make sure we had a great experience. we will definitely be back.
Sushi Zushi has a large menu of items to choose from.
They have traditional rolls that any sushi house will have but they also have a list of rolls that is a departure from the traditional style.
I really liked the strawberry roll. I wasn't sure about it but at first but I love strawberries.
It turned out to be a delicious choice.
Very knowledgable and polite staff.
Good, But Understaffed
I frequent SZ at least once a week, but usually for happy hour. I took my mom for lunch around 12:30. It was not packed, but there were a good number of tables occupied. We ordered wine and sake...both of which took over 15 minutes to get to our table (highly unusual). The server said the bar was backed up. To eat we ordered dumplings, a chicken skewer, and a roll. That took over 25 minutes to get to our table. The server said the kitchen was backed up. So, clearly, there were not enough cooks and bar tenders to keep up with the demand of the lunch hour. I will avoid going there during that time again. Was somewhat disappointed, but know that at other times I usually get good service and food served in a reasonable amount of time.
Great sushi menu, sake list, and service
I had heard of Zushi Sushi but not eaten there, and OpenTable made me do it! The place looks modern, clean, well-list and nice, the food menu has a lot of interesting options (I could do without the Texas-inspired names like "River Walk Sushi" but that's a minor peeve), the sake list is quite impressive and full of very useful comments, and our server was attentive and pleasant. This was a positive experience in all respects. I hope to be back.
Best in Austin
This is our go to choice for Sushi in Austin. Very quick for lunch but for dinner on the weekends you need a reservation. The food and service is always great! I personally love that the menu has plenty of great choices for non sushi eaters. Both locations are very kid friendly although the consistency of food and service is much better downtown.
I gave you guys a chance and I was let down. It took at least 7 minutes to get someone to the table to take our drink orders, from a drink menu that wasn't presented til the sever got there. Quite awkward. Then it took until the entrees got to the table for the salad my girlfriend ordered first to come. Although we were not charged for it, it really put a damper on the already lax service. The food was just okay. It was certainly nothing spectacular.
Good food, not the best service
The sushi selection was almost too big. Trying to decide from the dozens of rolls that they make was difficult. But the food was very good. The problem was a very inattentive server. Shortly after we placed our order, he had to take on a large party. At that point, he disappeared. Eventually we had to flag down another server to find him for us. As a result, we sat without water, without drinks, and without some of the food that we ordered for about 25 minutes. I'm sure ti was just the result of the large party that he was taking care of, but it was frustrating for us nonetheless.
Terrible experience. I don't want to beg ...
Terrible experience. I don't want to beg the server for drinks or food items. It was a miserable experience. ..I dont even know where the manager was?
We had to keep asking whoever wasTerrible standing at the hosting stand to get what our server was missing
Not as good as other locations
I've eaten at two other locations several times: The Domain in Austin and in Dallas. Everything was better at those locations. The 5th St location in Austin wasn't as clean; they were understaffed which contributed to the slow service. Two of the rolls were rather small compared to the other two locations I've visited.
Trust but verify your 1000pt reserv
I have been to this place on a few trips to Austin and each time I go there the food and drinks are great however each time there is a 1000point reservation the restaurant does not seem to want to honor these reservations. I arrived to the restuarant on time and within the guidelines for a 1000point reservation. The first time I was NOT awarded my 1000point reservation however this time I wanted my 1000 points and contacted OpenTable and I was awarded my points.
Pleasant but Super Slow
We came in for lunch. I am always happy with the sushi, which uses fresh, quality fish. My dining companion found her noodle dish so-so, but was looking for a low-cost lunch so she was satisfied. Our major concern is that the food, especially the sushi, appeared VERY slowly. Our server was nice and did his best, letting us know that sushi would likely take 20-30 minutes (the restaurant was 1/3 to 1/2 full). In the end, it was OVER 40 minutes before I got one maki roll and one hand roll.
From here on out, we'll use the Domain location.
Remarkable attention to comfort
We were seated at a great table that happened to be near a door that appeared to not be in use. About 15 minutes into our meal one of the customers decided to use it to pop out to smoke and use the phone. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal but it was about 30 degrees outside. On his second trip out one of the employees rushed over to us and asked if we would like to move. We assured him we were fine, but I really appreciated his attention to our comfort.
Needs a bit of a facelift
Sushi Zushi has never disappointed with their food, but at this point the restaurant needs some freshening up. It's bad when the menus are so dirty you don't really want to touch them. Our server was fine - a bit too casual for me, but he did his job well. Wish there were more signature rolls without cream cheese - seems like such a cheap filler.
If a sushi chef asked me what I would want in a perfect sushi roll it would be Sushi Zushi's Spy roll. So I didn't have to make it up myself Sushi Zushi already thought of it for me. Plus there is probably a dozen other items on the menu that are out of this world. Love the creative of their Sushi Chefs at Sushi Zushi. Love both Austin locations. The one in the Domain knows my dog by name and that he loves carrots, I don't even have to ask for water or the carrot they bring them out when we sit down. Love the care the servers take with the human and canine customers.
Love the sushi!
Had a rare date night out with my husband while someone watched our kids. We moved here from florida and I love sushi but have been so disappointed in finding a good sushi place here in austin until now! The sushi was delicious ! Ate until I was stuffed! Drinks were delicious had the black berry smash from the bar it was excellent. And service was awesome. This will be our regular sushi place!
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