BY ALI LINAN
“WHEN YOU USE YOURHEART INMAKING THE FOODAND MAKING EVERY FAMILYHAPPY THAT ISWHAT’S IMPORTANT.” CONG WANG, OWNER
Cong Wang spent 11 years as a sushi chef in several major cities across the country.
Wang added Tonkotsu Ramen ($12.95) to his menu after customers’ requests.
The Lobster Roll ($16.95) is one of 30 dierent rolls the restaurant makes. (Photos by Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Kyoto Sushi &SteakAsian Cuisine Restaurant brings big-city quality, experience to small-town customers A fter 11 years of working as a sushi chef in several major cities in the country, Cong Wang said the dining experience is more than what someone may
Kyoto Sushi & Steak Asian Cuisine opened its Georgetown location in June 2019.
and good quality of food.” With COVID-19, Wang said he closed the dine-in portion of his restaurant, only oering take-out even as other restaurants began to open. The restaurant’s dining room opened Aug. 1, which Wang said was because he wanted not only the customers to feel safe but also his employees. Wang said he did not open his restaurants to make a lot of money but to make people happy with healthy and good food and excel- lent service. The same goes for his employees, which is why he is closed on Tuesdays—so everyone can rest. “[When] you use your heart in making the food and making every family happy—that is what’s import- ant,” he said.
get at another Asian restaurant, as it provides a diverse menu of more than 30 sushi rolls, traditional Chinese meals and Tonkotsu Ramen—served with pork, green onion, egg, seaweed, black fungus and bamboo shoots—which he added at the frequent request of customers. He said he wanted to emphasize as good a quality of food as one could get at an upscale restaurant in downtown Austin without the price and without the drive—something he said he felt Georgetown was missing. There is also a happy hour served daily, except Tuesday when the restaurant is closed. “We are not fast food,” Wang said. “Customers all need good service
Kyoto Sushi &Steak Asian Cuisine 1103 Rivery Blvd., Ste. 210, Georgetown 512-988-6652 www.kyotosushigeorgetown.com Hours: Sun.-Mon., Wed.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; closed Tue.
Wang decided to move to Central Texas for a quieter way of living and now resides in Georgetown. Wang said he grew fond of Georgetown because of the people, the weather, the calm and most importantly the lack of constant bumper-to-bumper trac. But Wang still wanted to bring the art form he loved and spent many years perfecting to his new home- town. This led him to open Kyoto Sushi & Steak Asian Cuisine, rst with a Burnet location he opened in 2016, then with a Georgetown location he opened in June 2019. “[Georgetown oers] a beautiful, slow life. That’s what I like,” he said.
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