April 23, 2014 · 7:30 PM
Sushi? From a trailer? I promise it doesn't sound that bad! I heard about this trailer from Lynzy, owner of Baton Creole. With such a recommendation, I figured it's worth trying. After walking by, I just had to schedule a meetup at Kyōten.
Kyōten (Kee-Oh-ten) is Austin’s only sushi trailer in the heart of East Sixth. It was opened by Otto Phan and Leo Rodriguez, who have worked in the best Japanese restaurants in the city as well as the country including Masa/Bar Masa in NY, Nobu NY, Uchi/Uchiko, Ramen Tatsu-ya, Kome, and Sushi-a-go-go.
On the menu are classics like miso soup, California and Philly rolls, and rice bowls. They also offer vegetarian options if you don't enjoy meat and specialty rolls for a modest price. Follow the main course with a butter mochi or dessert tofu. The trailer is located in a nicely fenced lot with a cedar and bamboo zen garden with a nice fire pit for cold nights.
According to their website: When you come in, you'll likely first be greeted by our dog "Baku", our symbol of loyalty, good health, and prosperity. He is a friendly, well-behaved akita that is named after a mythical Japanese creature that devours nightmares. BYOB, eat rice, play with Baku, and have a good night's sleep!