Asian, French, Sushi Bar, Banquet/Party Room, Children's Menu, Outdoor Seating, Romantic, Take Out/Carry Out, TV/Satellite, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi/Internet Access, Dinner, Lunch (Sushi Bar Food & Culture History)
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Restaurant DescriptionA charming, eclectic family-owned and operated restaurant, Bistro 88 has been providing excellent upscale dining to Austinites for 10 years. Located just off the beaten path - a scant 3.5 miles from downtown Austin & 1.5 from Zilker Park - you'll find a more-than-meets-the-eye experience. Our restaurant offers an elegant yet comfortable environment; our service is friendly, knowledgeable, and sincere. We like having a good time as well as having fun with our guests and appreciate getting to know people - calling them by name. We come to work everyday aiming to please.
In short- Dark wood floors and leather-covered rattan chairs create a tropical hideaway. Linen tablecloths, candle lamps and fresh flowers offer a relaxed vibe for couples and friends. Delicate wooden birdcages covered with paper butterflies hang in the center of the room. Starters feature the hundred-corners crab and shrimp cake: Two neat, round cakes of shrimp and crab covered with tiny bread cubes. The quail with eight treasures is two small quail stuffed with Chinese risotto.
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