When we first heard from Paul Qui, he was making sushi at Uchiko in Austin. Since then, the F&W Best New Chef has won Top Chef, launched East Side King food trucks and opened Qui, where he serves exquisite Filipino-influenced dishes. Now Qui is returning to the sushi counter at his new place Otoko, opening March 1 in Austin’s groovy South Congress Hotel.
“Sushi is what I started with; I always wanted to go back to it," says Qui. "When I got to top of chain at Uchiko, I wasn't cooking—I had a clipboard."
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The restaurant is ticketed, and sales are open to the public as of Monday, February 8, via the website.