One thing I love about Austin is that you really don’t have to travel too far to get great food. In the past few years my own neighborhood has really flourished in the bar/restaurant department. The southernmost part of Burnet Road, now nicknamed “Lo-Burn” (kinda funny name if you ask me), has several great little local eateries and bars to choose from. And what does that mean?? That means I don’t have to go far to get my food fix.
The newest place to open up in Lo-Burn is this great spot called Roll On Sushi Diner. This is not your typical diner though it does have a Texas accent.
Roll On serves up your traditional sushi rolls such as the salmon roll, california roll and spicy tuna roll. But what really makes this place new and exciting are what I like to call their “Texafied” rolls! Creative little gems like the Cholesta Roll – chicken fried steak wrapped up like a sushi roll and served up with cream gravy (of course), The Beefy Texan – spicy BBQ mayo covered brisket surrounded by rice, avocado and wasabi cole slaw and one of my favorites, The Grouch – grilled chicken with caramelized onions and green chiles. And let’s not forget that all important course-dessert! How about The Elvis, a roll deep fried and filled with banana, bacon and peanut butter, drizzled in chocolate. Trust me on this, you will not be disappointed with that one!
All of the plates are set at a fixed price, ranging from $3.95 to $6.95, which makes this diner affordable at any time. But they do have happy hour as well, which makes it really affordable. This week my hubby, Ross, and I checked out their happy hour, which runs Monday – Friday from 5 to 7 pm. We feasted on
yellowtail nigiri, pork dumplings ($2.95 for each plate) and a delicious roll called The LoBurn – shrimp, unagi, jalapeno and green onions tempura fried (also $2.95). I also enjoyed a nice glass of pinot noir for 5 bucks (glasses of wine $1 off during HH). Ross and I had a great meal for under $30-not too shabby for sushi I’d say. We are definitely going to make Roll On Sushi Diner one of our staples!