6 new restaurants, drink places to visit in Northwest Austin

Tom Kha soup is served with mushrooms, galangal, lemongrass, onions, tomatoes and kaffir leaves with a choice of chicken, tofu, or vegetable for a bowl ($6) or pot ($11). Shrimp is an extra $2.

Tom Kha soup is served with mushrooms, galangal, lemongrass, onions, tomatoes and kaffir leaves with a choice of chicken, tofu, or vegetable for a bowl ($6) or pot ($11). Shrimp is an extra $2.

In the past month, four new restaurants or drink places have opened in the Northwest Austin area and two others announced their openings are coming soon.

Read more about the latest dining news and two other North Austin restaurants that recently changed names.


The first brick-and-mortar location for PitaLicious opens this weekend in Northwest Austin.

The business has three food trucks in Austin and serves Mediterranean Lebanese cuisine, including falafel, chicken shawarma, and beef or lamb gyro.

The restaurant is located at 4101 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. C, Austin, in the former spot of Anatolian Kitchen.

For its grand opening weekend, the restaurant is celebrating July 28-29 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and is offering a free appetizer and dessert. 512-309-0199. www.austinpitalicious.com


Sharetea opened July 21 at 13343 N. US 183, Ste. 275, Austin. The Taiwan-based bubble tea shop serves black, fruit, cheese and milk teas with pearls or tapioca balls.

Each franchise uses products imported from Taiwan, said franchise owner Christine Nieh, a University of Texas at Austin graduate who is also Taiwanese. 512-838-6752. www.shareteaaustin.com

Beirut Austin Food Trailer

Lebanese restaurant Beirut Austin Food Trailer relocated to The Domain in front of the iPic Theaters, 3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, Austin, on July 7.

The food truck serves popular Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine, such as shawarma, falafel, lamb kabobs and the truck’s signature Shawarma Fries. 512-758-3377. www.facebook.com/beirutaustin

Brama Restaurant

Brama Restaurant opened July 13 at 3301 Steck Ave., Ste. 106, Austin. The Eastern European restaurant serve classic Middle Eastern dishes such as Borsch soup, pierogis, kabobs and Schnitzel.

737-241-8165. www.facebook.com/pg/Brama.Austin

Houndstooth Coffee

Texas-based Houndstooth Coffee will open a new location in Domain Northside in the space formerly occupied by Apanas Coffee & Beer this fall.

The cafe will serve its usual offerings of coffee, tea, beer, wine and pastries at 11501 Rock Rose Ave., Ste. 118, Austin. www.houndstoothcoffee.com

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

A second Austin location of Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille will open in early 2019 at Domain Northside, 11801 Domain Blvd., Austin, the steakhouse announced July 23.

The new 10,000-square-foot space will feature a main dining room with views of the chefs in the kitchen as well as space to accommodate up to 350 diners.

The Domain Northside location will serve aged prime beef, tableside carvings, flamed desserts, cocktails and its famous seven-finger-high pork chop. Perry’s opened its first Austin location in 2008 and was founded in 1979 in Houston. www.perryssteakhouse.com

In other restaurant news:
Ng Cafe

In July, Y and Nguyet Quach celebrated the recent renovations and name change of Chang Thai Thai Cuisine, which they bought in April 2017.

The restaurant, located at 13000 N. I-35, Austin, is now called Ng Cafe and serves the Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches formerly found at the couple’s previous restaurant, NG BMT, as well as other Thai-inspired dishes, baked goods and desserts. 512-491-8859. www.ngcafeatx.com

Haru Sushi, Haru Ramen

On July 1, Hanabi Sushi and Hanabi Ramen changed names to Haru Sushi and Haru Ramen.

The restaurants continue to offer sushi rolls and seafood dishes at Haru Sushi, 9503 Research Blvd., Ste. 500, Austin, and ramen and kushiyaki, or grilled meat on a skewer, at Haru Ramen, 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Bldg. 3, Ste 120, Austin.

Haru Sushi: 512-795-8666. Haru Ramen: 512-407-9000. www.harutx.com

By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and later senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels.


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