Situated on Airport Blvd—AKA Asian feast central—Sazan is Austin’s most popular and beloved ramen outpost. Obviously, it’s all about the noodles here. Their signature bowl is the Paitan Ramen, a steaming hot creamy broth bubbling with arugula, umami egg, and chicken or pork. The Paitan is available in Spicy or Vegan versions, too—if you can handle a little heat, definitely try it, as it’s laced with a delicious nutty cream to soften the burn. Also on the menu are Indomitable Chicken Wings (seasoned with curry rub and cilantro), Osaka-worthy Takoyaki octopus balls, mochi desserts, and a brilliant selection of Japanese-inspired craft cocktails (the Shun-Sational Old Fashioned is pure perfection), plus sake and beer.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating or order delivery via Uber Eats.
Sazan is the king of ramen restaurants, known best for their signature Paitan Bowl made with creamy broth, arugula, umami egg, and chicken or pork. Besides noodles, the menu also features Indomitable Chicken Wings (seasoned with curry rub and cilantro), Takoyaki Octopus Balls, Mochi desserts and a selection of Japanese-inspired craft cocktails. We recommend the Shun-Sational Old Fashioned.
How to support: Stop by for first come, first served seating or order delivery via Uber Eats.
If Highland’s the place for top Asian cuisine, then Sazan is its shining capital. The 2020 opening has seen a steady flow of devotees come to savor their thick and creamy paitan-style ramen, lovingly made from a mixture of chicken and pork broth. Start with their now-famous Indomitable Chicken Wings (twice-cooked and seasoned with house-made spice rub) or the Takoyaki (octopus balls that transport you to the streets of Osaka), then head for the Paitan Ramen (original, spicy, or vegan) or the Ma-Yu Black Ramen (savory broth with black garlic oil and lots of veggies), and finally, go hard with every flavor of Mochidoki Mochi on the menu (don’t worry, there are only five). The restaurant also has some brilliant Japanese-inspired craft cocktails, sake, and beer available if you want to make an occasion out of it.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating or get delivery via Uber Eats.