Maiko is a Japanese Sushi Lounge off of West Sixth Street in the downtown area of Austin, Texas. Their menu is more than just pieces of raw fish, they include a plethora of in-house drink specials and hot grill items. In comparison to other Japanese restaurants in the Austin area, Maiko is one of the few, if not the only that includes a decent grill item menu.
I ate there pretty recent during their stupendous Happy Hour special. Maiko’s Happy Hour runs from 3-close Monday thru Thursday, 3-7 on Friday, Saturday 5-7, and Sunday 5-close. Their Happy Hour special includes discounted appetizers, sushi rolls, and drinks. You can easily take a date here and spend under $40, which is unheard of when eating out at a Japanese restaurant. The service is on point, the final dishes look as if they were serving during peak dinner hours, and the food is delicious. Overall I would give Maiko an A+ comparing to other Japanese/Sushi restaurants in Austin.
If you’re ever in the downtown area and are craving sushi or a quick Japanese bite, head over to Maiko, they will not disappoint.