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Maru Japanese Restaurant

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4636 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756-3026
+1 512-458-6200
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Austin, Texas
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Quiet,comfortable, and homey. The futomaki and escalar were both superb. Very unassuming location with good sushi.

Thank EricPBliss
Canyon Lake, TX (near Austin)
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147 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We ordered two large rolls for lunch. The first roll (I think Caterpillar) containing Eel was very tasty. The Pink Roll that used salmon was disappointing. The Salmon had little "fresh" flavor and maybe tasted a tiny bit off. The rice was dry and chewy . On the plus side at no extra charge we were given Miso Soup and... More 

Thank CanyonJack
Austin, Texas
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

This was not a place I was aware of until we went there for lunch and it is around the corner from my office! The atmosphere was plain, simple. The dishes were ornately decorated with the food.

Thank DoubleM2
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I can only imagine that a competitor of Maru gave Maru one star. I know my sushi restaurants. I used to live on Chicago's Restaurant Row, which had the best sushi restaurant in Chicago. First, let's dispense with the quality of the food itself. PERFECT. Perfectly fresh, perfectly tasty, perfectly presented. Not only that, the portions of fish are quite... More 

Thank BethHunter
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014

I finally tried out this small neighborhood sushi bar after living here for 5 years. The service was amazing and genuinely warm. The food was excellent. Quality of the fish was superb. This is my new favorite local spot.

Thank LiathATX
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2013

We recently stopped in for a late birthday celebration. It has been over a year and Maru holds its own. Maybe it was the new sake menu, but my husband and I felt complete bliss at coming back to Maru. We got miso soup, gyoza, dragon roll, shrimp crunch and the 3x3 sashimi platter. About halfway through the meal I... More 

Thank Kate H
Austin, TX
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2009

I live in the neighborhood and there's nothing better than strolling over with the family for a nice Japanese dinner. My son always gets the sushi dinner; I go for the chicken teriyaki dinner, which is deliciious and, with the miso soup, salad, and tempura vegetables, gives you plenty to eat. It's a small family-owned place, very quiet and relaxed.... More 

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Reviewed 13 May 2009

sloppy sushi

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Reviewed 4 June 2008

I've lived on one coast or another my whole life, and was skeptical about inland sushi. This place can hold a candle to any of my old favorites!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4636 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756-3026
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-458-6200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?