I have been going here for about 3 months now and about twice a week. This is some good stuff and well worth the money.
Staff is friendly and quick.
Japanese Korean fusion confusion. Since it opened, I have always enjoyed eating here, and we have our own sets of chopsticks on reserve. There are some traditional Japanese foods, like miso soup, edamame and tempura. The ahi tower, which they claim as their original creation, is the best I've had in the Austin area, and both the ginger and miso dressing on the beautifully prepared house salad are delicious. My family has enjoyed taking over a tatami room for large birthday parties and being treated to the Chef's Specials. The service has always been fast and courteous. On the downside, over the years, the fusion part has changed for the confusing. The current "fresh Scottish salmon" is a serious disappointment (and I've had salmon in Scotland), looking like processed frozen filets that come out tasting bland and dry. The bulgogi style vegetables are over-cooked and over-sauced, and the neon green wasabi mashed potatoes taste like instant boxed flakes. On the other hand, if you stick with the sushi and sashimi, you can't go wrong. If you truly want traditional Japanese, go elsewhere.
Great Food. Fun place to go and try new sushi. It is great and I always enjoy eating here. The staff is great too. They are nice and quick. Fantastic.
Not what I expected. First time I have ever been and I wanted to see what all the hype was about. The sushi was ok, not to bad, the service was excellent. BUT the place looked old and tired.Scuffs all over the floor, unbused tables, chips in the faded paint. 2 Live Crew on the speakers ( no joke here ). Decorated like they went to Garden Ridge across the street. I didnt get the hype. I might be back, but there are too many choices in RR.
This place is amazing!!.
My friend recommended beluga and I'm glad she did. I have dined at many sushi restaurants and this one has been very impressive. staff was attentive and the sushi was very fresh and tasty.
I would definitely recommend the ahi tower. overall, I was satisfied with all my selections.
Definitely Not Japanese.
First, upon entering, I heard 'Yobo Seo' which is a greeting in Korean. The correct greeting in Japanese would be, 'Irashaimase'............rice was undercooked in my original plate and in the bowl they brought me to make up for the first rice. If the rice isn't right, .....look out! Owner / manager wanted to give me sushi rice instead....which is covered in vinegar.......please! He commented to me, "wow, you must really like sticky rice." I replied, "No, I just like my rice cooked properly." Also; chicken katsu was way over cooked ....dry like cardboard.
Soft shell crab was obviously prepared beforehand. This is a roll that should be served warm! Salmon sushi was good. Service was great considering the food.....Will I go back you ask?..........Uh......no.
Awesome sushi. This place didn't look too great based on its location, so it took us a while to go try it. But boy was it awesome. We started off with with Ahi Bowl (or Ahi Tower, I forget the exact name), and it was unbelievably good. The sushi was the right temperature, fresh, and beautifully presented. Atmosphere inside was also very nice. We like sushi and have tried a few places in Austin since moving here, and this has been by far the best.
Owner not honest enough.
Wait person took our AmEx card then came back with a small register paper said invalid amount or something like that. What we thought is they don't like to take AmEx then just simple take the sign out. We just gave her another card to use.
Service is also poor
Delicious!!. I don't eat Sushi but my fiance loves it so we decided to go here. He loved all the sushi he had. We also ordered the calamari as a starter and it was by far the best calamari I've ever had! I had the spicy chicken and it was excellent. I would definitely recommend it and don't be fooled by the location. The inside of the restaurant is very nice looking and it has a great ambience.
Recommended, great food, great service each time.. Have had dinner at Beluga three times and each time it has been equally wonderful and the service great. The Ahi Tower is an artistic dish with the final preparation/served and divided among guests at the table. The Yellowtail rolls, and fresh salmon sushi & sashimi are fantastic. Other favs of our group are the Firecracker, Black Widow and Volcano (scallops). The ginger dressing on the house salad is so tasty. They make a nice dirty martini. Glad to have a favorite spot on the north side.
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