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Tiki Tatsu-Ya

The most fun seat in town is in the Nest at this totally tiki lounge where the bar menu reads like a treasure map. Wacky and wonderful, drinks glow phosphorescent green, arrive in a cloud of smoke, or sail in on a wooden boat. There’s an awesome amount of detail—bespoke cobra glasses with the Tatsu crest, a ceiling of Japanese glass floats—and the food is good for more than just soaking up rum. Think slightly fermented poi with a subtle coconut note, squid rings stuffed with curry-infused greens, and deconstructed crab rangoons with furikake-topped wonton crisps. Only house-made spam, served cold in a mango shell, failed to impress.

City: Austin

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 1300 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX, 78704

Hours: D Wed–Sun.

Phone: 512-772-3700

Website: tiki-tatsuya.com

Last updated: November 5, 2021