Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen is pleased to announce the release of a new menu crafted by the skillful hands of Executive Sushi Chef Jay Huang and Executive Chef Mason Evans. Lucky Robot opened in the bustling South Congress dining scene in November 2012, offering a distinctive Japanese dining experience inspired by the colorful Harajuku culture complete with gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian items. This is the restaurant’s first major menu overhaul and it reflects a move toward using local and sustainable ingredients like Texas-raised Wagyu, showcasing new flavor combinations and featuring a more robust sushi selection using fish from Tsukiji Market in Japan.

Blending traditional and innovative Japanese techniques and ingredients, most food items at Lucky Robot remain under ten dollars. New menu items include the following: Vulcan Tears (crispy Wagyu bacon, herb salad, nahm jim served over rice); 44 Farms Grilled Akaushi Short Rib (served with seasonal vegies and wasabi mashed potatoes); and the Idog (panko-crusted, all-beef frank, soy mustard, kizame wasabi, kewpie, served with choice of tempura house fries or wasabi mashed potatoes).

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Vulcan Tears (above)

New sushi menu items include the following: Salmon Nashi (cherry wood smoked salmon, Asian pear, goat cheese, cherub tomatoes, lemon zest and yucca crisps); the Voltron Roll (krab, gulf shrimp, avocado, pickles, tuna, salmon, yellowtail, served with spicy mayo and lemongrass soy) and Tsukiju Daily Market Fish.

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Tsukiju Daily Market Fish and Sashimi (above)

 

Weekend brunch, also new to the Lucky Robot menu, offers a new take on traditional brunch menu items like the Lucky Fritata (organic omelet, cheddar and jack cheese, chef’s choice filling); Nomnomiyaki (pork belly, fried egg, cabbage, kewpie, tonkatsu, scallion, sriracha); and the Breakfast Quesadilla (fried egg, ginger scallion, caramelized onion, bacon, cheddar, jack and goat cheese).

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Nomnomiyaki (above)

Lucky Robot also serves an eclectic collection of sake punches including the Peach Blossom Breeze (peach-infused sake, orange juice, cranberry juice and prosecco); the Lewbowski (sake infused white Russian); and the Barton Springs (prosecco, blueberry puree, Fevertree bitter lemon, lychee, cucumber).

Lucky Robot is located in south Austin at 1303 South Congress Ave, Lucky Robot Japanese Kitchen is open Monday through Friday, 11:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M. and Saturday/Sunday, 10:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M. Brunch is served Saturday/Sunday 10:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M. For more information, visit luckyrobotresaurant.comfacebook.com/luckyrobotrestaurant, and twitter.com/luckyrobotATX.