May 9, 2018 By Texas Monthly

A brilliant mash-up of pan-Asian flavors and Texas barbecue.

Masala Wok

Aug 16, 2016 By Texas Monthly

At this popular chain, you first pick your cuisine, Asian or Indian, then you pick a protein, a sauce, and add-ons. We landed on the Indian side of the menu, which meant chicken with a side of basmati rice, to which we added a spinach masala sauce (spinach, cumin seeds,…

Old Thousand

Feb 3, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Inspired by the wild-card tile in mahjong, this neighborhood eatery connects on a lot of levels. Want a gin joint that slings up saucily named cocktails like a Fo’Shizi (shizi is Chinese for “persimmon”)? This is the spot. Under the watchful gaze of a crown-bedecked panda bear, a talented crew…

Sake Sushi

Jan 27, 2017 By Texas Monthly

We were excited that a sister restaurant of one of our favorite Shreveport sushi spots was slated to open in Tyler, but our excitement morphed into disenchantment with our first visit. Though the service was congenial and prompt, we found the food to be just ho-hum. The ahi tuna was…


Nov 28, 2017 By Texas Monthly

A second location brings dazzling interpretations of classic sushi to South Austin.


Feb 3, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Ronald Cheng finally took over the space below his Chinatown location in Northwest Hills (formerly Musashino) and put in a casual spot for Asian street food. The food is everything we want to nibble on while drinking with friends: chile-flecked edamame, soup dumplings in little tins that make them easier…