Category Archives: Chinese

Pao’s Mandarin House in Lakeway (temporarily?) closed.

You now know exactly as much as I do. I’m sure everyone knows that Pao’s (first in the old downtown location, and then out in Lakeway) was a Saturday Dining Conspiracy favorite. I’m hoping the renodeling is brief and that … Continue reading

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Austin Chef Paul Qui Arrested

This certainly qualifies as Austin dining news: Austin chef and restaurateur Paul Qui was arrested Saturday morning accused of assaulting his girlfriend, according to an arrest affidavit. Police responded to Qui’s apartment in East Austin just before 8 a.m. after … Continue reading

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Restaurant Closing: Golden Wok

Although there’s no sign up on their website, Golden Wok Chinese restaurant closed January 5. We were thinking of eating there Saturday, but when I called their phone just rang and rang. I finally called one of their San Antonio … Continue reading

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Don’t Order the Chong Chin Chicken at Asia Cafe

For twenty years worth of the Saturday Dining Conspiracy, I’ve had good dishes and bad, but never before until this past Saturday had I just sent a dish back as completely inedible. The Chong Chin Chicken was described as seasoned … Continue reading

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Dojo NoGo.

Two closings discovered by way of Austin Eater, and noted because we’ve had SDCs at both: The Dojo. We went there because I had one of those Restaurant.com coupons. Perhaps I didn’t understand the concept, but I thought it was…okay. … Continue reading

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January 4, 2014: Imperia

Imperia 310 Colorado St. (Austin, 78701) (512) 472-6770 Lawrence’s Comments: We’d been hearing good things about Imperia for quite a while, so we thought they were a good choice for the first SDC of 2014. It lived up to the … Continue reading

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November 17, 2012: Asia Cafe.

Asia Cafe. 8650 Spicewood Springs Rd #114A. (512) 331-5788 30.432535°N, 97.77117°W WiFi: No. Pepper grinder rating: 0. Men’s room: 2. Dwight’s comments: Let me start off by stating that I liked Asia Cafe. However, I think you should be prepared … Continue reading

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February 17, 1996: Pao’s Mandarin House (downtown) (Location Closed)

800 Brazos St. 482-8100 Pepper grinder rating: 0. Dwight’s comments: The Chinese food here is as good as any I’ve had in Austin, and the prices were surprisingly reasonable. I had been led to believe (from the location, and word … Continue reading

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