The Only Place You Can Find Handmade Udon in Austin

May 28, 2015

Daito Austin

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).


Daito Austin Fried Tempura

Daito Austin Udon Noodles


Hot udon (also made from scratch every day) with sliced green onions, fish cake, and thin fried tofu. $9.6


Fried Chicken


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)


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.


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