For a special occasion, it’s hard to beat Uchi and Uchiko. The casual yet chic atmosphere, highest-quality ingredients and innovative pairings translate into a memorable dinner (check out our guide about how to eat at Uchiko without breaking the bank). But if you’re looking for a more traditional Japanese experience, head north to either Musashino or Tomo. Musashino has long been an Austin staple, and on a recent visit, we couldn’t get enough of the buttery salmon nigiri special. And though Tomo is in a strip mall, don’t be fooled: they know sushi, so well that Austinites in the know will wait up to two hours for a taste.