117 W. 4th St., Austin, TX 78701
Japanese fusion bar and restaurant
Sushi is an excellent date night choice. It’s fun, different, and upscale. RA Sushi has excellent sushi and Japanese food. They are known for their daily happy hours featuring drink specials and select sushi and appetizers from $3.40–$8.99. You and your date can sit on the outside patio that offers a gorgeous view of downtown Austin. The patio is heated depending on the weather. Want to be even more romantic? Go for a shared plate. RA Sushi’s 4 for $30 special is perfect for your dinner date. Four rolls is the perfect amount of food to split between two people, and it includes a side of edamame.
The White Horse
500 Comal St., Austin, TX 78702
Upbeat, East Austin honky tonk
Worried that a sit-down dinner might bore your date? Take them to a place where you can dance to live performances, enjoy a glass of whatever you want, and eat some bomb tacos. We’re talking about The White Horse. There’s so much to love about this place — whiskey on tap, two pool tables, a great outdoor patio, a photo booth, nightly live music, dancing, and tacos. They also have happy hour Monday–Friday from 3–8 p.m. This is a location for an unforgettable date that will give you a chance to show off your fun and charismatic side.
801 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78704
Fine dining, Sushi, and contemporary Japanese
If luxury and extravagance are what your date is impressed by, but you can’t stretch your wallet that far, go to Uchi for their great happy hour menu. Prices are more reasonable during this time. This restaurant has a luxurious atmosphere and delicious sushi. Their recipes are authentic to Japanese cuisine. The original Uchi is located in a refurbished South Austin bungalow. Their chef’s creations are award winning and will impress you and your date. Their titles include best sushi this side of Japan by the Wall Street Journal, #4 best fine dining restaurant in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, and the top restaurant in Texas by Business Insider.