I first heard of Daito from my good friend Jae Kim of Chi’Lantro who was raving about this authentic and affordable lunch spot. “I went twice in a week,” he told me. That good huh? I had to check it out. Japanese Restaurant Daito is located on Guadalupe at the former Magic Wok location at 2716 1/2 Guadalupe Street, across from Torchy’s Tacos.
Handmade Udon & Soba Noodles At Daito
I’m all about a great lunch deal and Daito’s $11 dipping soba noodles and fried tempura combo is one of my favorites. Yes, $11 isn’t insanely cheap, but Daito freshly prepares their udon noodles from scratch every day. The cold udon starts at $8!
The Ten-Zaru-Soba is $11 for handmade cold soba noodles with special “dashi” accompanied with fried tempura of shrimp, snap pea, burdock, carrots, and sweet potato (pictured above, and below).
Hot udon (also made from scratch every day) with sliced green onions, fish cake, and thin fried tofu. $9.6
Japanese style fried chicken with dipping salt. ($6)
2716 1/2 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
Lunch time: 12am-3pm (Friday – Sunday)
Dinner Time: 5pm-10pm (Tuesday – Sunday)