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Joi Asian Bistro, Austin, TX

Joi Asian Bistro

4.2
4.2
424 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
JOI Asian Bistro, located at Domain NORTHSIDE, is the newest concept from Alberto Lombardi and his family run restaurant group, Lombardi Family Concepts. The concept of JOI was born from the idea of bringing popular Southeastern Asian street cuisine for all generations to enjoy and share. Through our menu, consisting of approachable dishes like ramen and chicken katsu and a diverse sushi selection with fish from around the world, our guests are encouraged to embrace the customary Asian approach of shared dishes. Also, our elegant yet approachable cocktail program combines the flavors of Southeastern Asian cuisine, with a touch of tiki. These cocktails are "Must Tries"!! We look forward to having you join us! - Alberto Lombardi

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 615-1070
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Arboretum
  • Parking Details
    Parking Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 424 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

424 Reviews
  1. GeorgeS

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to share a meal with friends. We ordered sushi and several of the "shareable" meals. Everything in the middle and family style... but you can also order individually...

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  2. JudH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Didn’t actually eat here because there were little to no gluten free options available and seemingly little willingness to alter any dishes m to be GF

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  3. MarkATX

    Austin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyed a nice meal. The waiter was good, but did disappear a couple of times. Noise level was louder than I prefer. They should offer bento boxes in evening.

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  4. David

    Austin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very average, had much better Asian at half the price. Service was poor,saw waiter twice the whole night. Overall, not great.

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  5. Sara

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food, ambience and the service. The outdoor patio is so lively. You can bring your dog, your kids and enjoy a nice meal. Sushi and the hot pot fried rice is amazing! Try the Texas roll.

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  6. Valerie

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food made us sick, the waiter was terrible. Overall poor.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were sat and it took 10 mins to get us our waters. The waiters hang out and talk and laugh loudly with one another like they are at a party. We didn’t stay. We just left.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I think they must have a staff turnover. Waitstaff used to be very knowledgeable and engaged, and unfortunately, our server didn’t seem to really understand the menu very much. Service was really slow. The restaurant just seemed really dead compared to the last time I went. For example it was always very easy to get gluten-free options and our servers seem to be confusing low sodium with gluten-free.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was served raw soup dumplings and when I told the server he said "oh yeah, this can happen." Manager didn't come over to table, which I expected since I ate raw pork. I wanted to like this place but it was overpriced and food was sadly not good. I won't be returning. Definitely a bummer.

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  10. ShelbyH

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was great. Kitchen sent out wrong dish and did not seem to understand that it was the wrong dish and not what was ordered. The dish I did order came out 10 minutes after all other food, only because I had to request it again.

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  11. Allen

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food. We made a reservation and received a text table was ready, but when we arrived it wasn't ready and the staff seemed total confused on which table to give us. We asked for the food in a certain order but it came out randomly even after we point out the first mistakes. We wanted to start with soup, my soup and second course arrive before my wife got anything.

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  12. EdwardS

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place to visit. The pork Goyza weren’t the best but the main dish was very good.

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  13. RollandI

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Had reservation, arrived early, offered to seat us outside, once table was available which we preferred. Went to the bar to wait. Waited for 30 minutes after original reservation, approached host, and at that time she proceeded to find us a table. We were sat, then no one approached us for some time, until a server asked us if we had been assisted. We said we had not, and he then offered to take an order. We ordered, food was prompt, but the service actually lacked a lot. Empty drink glasses, no refills for extended period. No condiments on table, the vessel’s were empty. Someone dropped off food and we informed them of this, they simply went to another table and grabbed the condiments from there and back to our table. LOW CLASS. Asked for a utensil, as one diner couldn’t use chopsticks provided, which took several minutes, as our food sat on the table. Overall the food was good, the service will keep us from ever returning. Quite a disappointment.

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  14. TimW

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, very fresh, sashimi was awesome, as was tempura shrimp. The pork dumplings were perfect. Loved the creative presentation.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal sushi and service. Also, a very nice location in The Domain.

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  16. LarryC

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the plating was beautiful. Our server Natalie was knowledgeable and attentive without interrupting conversation. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.

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  17. JasonH

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We went with 4 of us for dinner. It was ok, they took forever to get our 1st drinks, they forgot to bring out our appetizer completely. Then we ordered dinner, 3 orders of ramen noodles. However, they brought out 2 of them, and then over 15 min later brought the 3rd order. In the mean time we had ordered another drink, which they never did bring out. And when we asked for the check, that took them another 15 min. All said and done, the service was HORRIBLE, one of the worst experiences I have ever had anywhere. I will definitely NOT be going back there.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and presentation! It took a great while to be greeted and get water. Drinks (wine and a beer) took close to 30 minutes to come. Food took far too long and we had to check in to see where it was. We’ve heard great things and wanted to give it a shot, but not certain we would go back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m giving four stars since it took 45 minutes to get our drinks, there was only one bartender poor guy I know he was hustling and hopefully the restaurant tried to call in others but it was a long wait. Something similar has happened at lunch time for me so seems to be a staffing issue at times. The food is always amazing!

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  20. JackieN

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was very disappointing We ordered starters and one of the 3 were brought to the table and then an entree was delivered. We had to ask for the remaining starters. The sesame chicken was disgusting. The chicken was hard, the entire dish tasted like soy sauce and what was supposed to be fried rice was mush. The best part of the meal were the 2 tofu buns. We were celebrating a special occasion which was on the reservation. And our server kept apologizing for being non existent! Will not go back. Terrible.

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  21. rakeshR

    Hertfordshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantasy choices of Sushi nd Pan Asian tapas fusion food which were really tasty. The whole family including the kids [9 nd 12] njoied the food. We had been for my niece's birthday nd they even did something special in the end with deserts to make it a special day for her. Would highly recommend nd it is in one of Texas gr8 shopping area.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been many times to Joi and typically the food and value are very good. The wok vegetables was extremely salty and soaked in sauce, not what we expected at all especially for the price. The rolls were also not the same and we also had to ask about an order we put in almost an hour before. Overall experience and food was disappointing.

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  23. VinMan

    Austin

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Lots of employees and few customers on our Wednesday night dinner. Service was slow. None of the many employees took the time to clear dishes promptly. Nice people, but the place just did not click. Too many other better choices nearby.

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  24. heatherf

    Austin

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food but very loud - it was hard to have a conversation over the people talking loudly and the disco music ...

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  25. MattK

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Soup was served cold and we had to return it. Sushi had a large bug on it which we showed to manager. Staff seemed minimally familiar with menu, one waitress said it was her second day. Sashimi was really good quality though.

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  26. Lynn

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Nice place, friendly staff. Was too loud. They had a dj at 8pm. Made talking around the table really difficult.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved Joi and the great food! Everything we ordered was delicious and the price was very reasonable for a restaurant in the domain! My only complaint was the music was very loud and the restaurant kept turning the music up! It would have been five out of five stars if the noise level was lower.

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  28. DianeG

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time at JOI. I loved the restaurant. I had an appetizer, miso soup, and a bento box with chicken. All were excellent!!

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  29. JenniferS

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was fresh and came out as each dish was ready vs. altogether which was fine, but the noise level was off the charts and you couldn't even have a conversation.

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  30. SusanS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Mediocre at best for both food and service. Won’t return.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. KateK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food , lovely people , nice atmosphere !!!! love this place

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  32. Jenaveem

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Dislike very much that there is people playing ball right next to this place. My friend got hit twice very hard with a ball & never received an apology.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent, but they completely forgot one of our dishes.

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  34. goodfood

    Austin

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The cocktails were good, but the food was less than mediocre. Brussels sprouts - meh. Fried chicken wings - so dry and oily and just not edible. Veggie Ramen, Chicken fried rice - you can get better food at just about anywhere else.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good and the waitress was very nice and helpful.

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  36. StephebF

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were amazing! Great service, delicious food, and overall amazing date.

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  37. BradL

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great tasting food, prompt service, the family and I had a great time as a Sunday brunch.

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  38. RebeccaM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The rock shrimp and lobster tacos were delish! We tried the hamachi and viva rolls which were both awesome! Would definitely recommend.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible acoustics and singer. Service was eh. Food great. However sushi combo platter should have been sushi not sashimi very confusing 1 drink neve came

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  40. DeonnaM

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great birthday celebration for group of 9. Food was amazing, creative and delicious. Ensuring enough cold champagne for large parties is a must. Noise is an issue as it’s very hard to hear and talk to one another. The vibe is fun though and they made an effort for our birthday girl. We will go back for sure!

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Joi Asian Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 424 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Joi Asian Bistro

3120 Palm Way #150, Austin, TX 78758

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Arboretum
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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