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East Side King
Asian Fusion Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 1:45 am
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1618 E 6th St Austin, TX 78702
1618 East 6th StreetUSTexasAustin78702
$$Asian Fusion Restaurant, BarToday 11:00 am – 1:45 am
Monday 11:00 am – 1:45 amTuesday 11:00 am – 1:45 amWednesday 11:00 am – 1:45 amThursday 11:00 am – 1:45 amFriday 11:00 am – 1:45 amSaturday 11:00 am – 1:45 amSunday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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Chef Paul Qui's food truck behind the Liberty Bar dispensing late-night snacks of Asian fusion fare.- Google
"I love the meat bento, their brussel sprout salad is amazing!"
"Great laid back bar with a big back patio that includes it's own food truck."
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Sandi Lauv
4 months ago
This is another location of ESK food trucks. My first experience with ESK food scene was at this very location and ever since I've been a fan. For anyone new to the ESK food scene you should try Poor Quis Buns and the fried beets. These pair well with any beer or cocktails of your choice at Liberty Bar. This is the location I go to now to introduce friends who never had ESK food.
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Raechel Schneider
9 months ago
Brussel sprouts, when prepared properly, are like nature's candy. This place does them right! I'm not vegetarian but will pick the brussels over the chicken any day. (Though the chicken is tasty too...don't get me wrong!). They are conveniently located behind liberty bar too and have tons of outdoor seating.
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Kacie Pattavina
8 months ago
I tried East Side King while at the Draughthouse. I had the fried Brussels sprouts salad (awesome!), poor qui buns (okay) and special sweet potatoes (awesome!). I've also been to the location at Liberty Bar and had the fried chicken dish. It was good but I think the Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are much tastier. Can be a little pricey but very unique.
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Keith Mann
6 months ago
You'll need to come here a few times. The biggest trick, is no explore the menu.... Everything is so good, it's easy to get stuck on a favorite !! I'd list my favorites, but it's the whole menu. A definite winner in my book of eats in Austin.
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Elise B
5 months ago
Absolutely LOVE the brussels sprouts! They are always fresh and have a delicious flavor. Another favorite is the Tori Meshi because of the crispiness of the chicken and flavor of the rice. The pork qui buns are a bit on the pricey side but so worth it! On Monday we tried the tongue buns and were pleasantly surprised! The tongue was perfect combo of crispy on the outside and moist inside. The only I don't love is the prices.
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James Chiang
7 months ago
I love this place. One of the early, most popular East Side King locations, and one of the best! Out the back of the also popular Liberty Bar, the wait can be long if you order during dinner rush but grab a cheap drink and hang out and you should have no problems. If I recall correctly this location started the now-classics like chicken kara-age, brussel sprouts, and beet fries - the former two seasoned with that delicious blend of fresh herbs and sweet and savoury and everything delicious. I'll sometimes stray towards the peanut or pork buns but it's hard to pull me away from the chicken and brussel sprouts! Four stars only because I feel like the chicken kara-age used to be larger portioned and more carefully seasoned, but I've only been there in rush times recently so it could just be a function of how busy they are now. The last time I went to the Hole in the Wall location the chicken kara-age was just like I remember from Liberty... that being said I'm still here multiple times a week because it's still superb, and Liberty is an awesome bar.
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Joshua Hendrickson
8 months ago
Overall, it was pretty good. Maybe a little over-hyped but definitely worth checking out at least once. We went right after Bon Appetit listed them as a top choice so they were slammed with customers. We ordered the beef panang curry, Thai-Kun fried chicken, grilled bread, and the cabbage two ways. I would heartily recommend the Thai-Kun fried chicken! The chicken was tender, juicy, flavorful, and definitely worth the long wait. The flavor of the beef was delicious but the quality and texture of the meat itself was a bit of a disappointment and felt like over braised stew meat. The cabbage was unique and refreshing and worth a try. The grilled bread and peanut sauce weren't bad but I probably wouldn't get it again.
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Ryan Hartje
8 months ago
Great food, but the website sucks ass. I don't know what they were thinking, geocities would have been better. I love the meat bento, their brussel sprout salad is amazing! Try the chicken karage. I've never been this impressed with food truck cuisine.