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Wu Chow

500 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3830
+1 512-476-2469
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“soup dumplings” (20 reviews)
“dim sum” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3830
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had this restaurant on my must-do list before I landed in Austin. We made a same day reservation for our large party of 10 people. The weather was nice so we opted to sit in their outdoor seating. I'd come for the soup dumplings,...More

Thank SheWandersTheGlobe
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate outside which was very pleasant. Started off with green beans - very good. This is my second time and this is very tasteful Chinese food. More expensive then most but worth the extra price

Thank kmjmmm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a business trip some folks in our group heard about Wu Chow (pricey) and wanted to visit. The inside tables were all full (we did not have reservation)so we decided on an open table outside. The atmosphere was very nice. Our party ordered a...More

Thank MKJourneys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OpenTable reservation worked flawlessly (booked an hour prior). Green beans, scallion beef and soup dumplings were all cooked to order and served fresh. Staff were very friendly and competent. High marks for server Geoffrey. Austin’s water purification problems were explained and no issues aside from...More

Thank SR-1007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us visited this restaurant this weekend and came away disappointed. Our server was good, the cocktails were interesting, The space was nice, but the food was not as good as the hype. We ordered the whole fish which was okay, the twice...More

Thank Marcia H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed the Sunday Dim Sum Brunch to celebrate my son in law's birthday. The food was excellent; we especially enjoyed the scallion pancakes, pork pot stickers,sausage sticky rice and pork soup dumplings. The service was friendly and helpful. I appreciated not having to...More

Thank BJ T
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Farm to table is the theme at Wu Chow, and it’s what lured four of us to eat there on our first night in Austin last Monday. The food was pretty good, and compared to other Chinese restaurants, presumably more healthy. Unfortunately, the service rendered...More

4  Thank Cherry_Wonderdog
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Went to this place to eat lunch today and was disappointed with the service we received. The food was good.

Thank Frank Z
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Food was smaller portions but really tasty and the most authentic asian food I have come across in Austin in a good restaurant. And we have lived in Asia for 15 years... Certainly worth a trip and not very expensive.

Thank jvan50
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

We came to this restaurant after a number of people recommended it. There were plenty of vegan options. The appetizer was promising. A fried tofu with peppercorns that had an interesting flavor. The fried eggplant was also excellent. The rest of the dishes we got...More

Thank utpsy
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February 28, 2017|
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Response from Marcia K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe a number of items were gluten free. It is somewhat rare in Austin now to find a place that doesn't offer that option! We are very lucky that way.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3830
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-476-2469
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