Nori serves eight vegan rolls and has plans to expand its menu next month. (Courtesy Nori)
Nori, a plant-based Japanese restaurant, opened at 3208 Guadalupe St., Ste. B, Austin, on Aug. 4. Nori has an entirely vegan menu with vegetable-based nigiri, rolls, and main entrees such as eggplant katsu and ginger miso ramen. It also serves appetizers such as blistered shishito peppers, beet fries and kimchi. Nori is serving a soft-opening menu with limited items but is planning on expanding the menu to include more rolls, gyozas, cocktails and mocktails next month. Nori is open from 5-10 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 512-520-5775. https://noriaustin.com
Katy joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2022 after graduating with a degree in journalism and certificate in Deaf studies from the University of Cincinnati in April 2022. She covers the neighborhoods of Hyde Park and Hancock, Windsor Park, West Austin/Tarrytown. Prior to CI, Katy served as the features editor for The News Record. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors.