Review of Otoko by TexasRealFood
Located in South Congress Hotel in Austin, Otoko is a 12-seat Japanese restaurant featuring a curated menu based on ingredient availability and seasonality. The restaurant boasts an elegant interior and a neighboring intimate omakase-style cocktail bar called the Watertrade - a word synonymous with decadent Japanese nightlife. Otoko takes great pride in its unique tasting menu, a multi-course omakase experience that blends Tokyo-style sushi and Kyoto-style kaiseki. The Watertrade is open from Wednesday through Saturday starting at 5 PM. The drink menu features an extensive list of specialty Japanese whiskies, sake, and craft cocktails curated based on ingredient seasonality.