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Hunan Lion Restaurant

$$ - $$$
South Austin
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4006 S Lamar Blvd Ste 1000, Austin, TX 78704-8720
+1 512-447-3388
Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a pretty regular at Hunan Lion off South Lamar. The food is consistently good and affordable. The waitress that we had didn't get our order right on our last visit, but overall the place is good compared to the highly priced restaurants off South Lamar.

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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202 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Had hot and sour soup and twice cooked pork. Soup was so so - a bit salty. The pork could have been sliced thinner. The best part of my meal was the egg roll. The staff were very attentive and polite.

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Joplin, Missouri
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204 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We really wanted eat at HUNAN LION when in Austin because we loved it years ago. The Sesame Chicken did not taste like it used to. It was okay, but did not have the deep rich sweet flavor as before and the bites of chicken were tougher. Egg drop soup was good, and crab puffs. The egg rolls were tiny;... More 

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Austin, Texas
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302 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2016

This is our go to spot for Chinese for three reasons. The food is quite good and consistent from visit to visit. Service is outstanding even when they are packed to brim inside with dozens of take out customers streaming through the doors. The kitchen is always fast and was on this packed afternoon as well. We had our usual-... More 

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

It has been a few years since we've eaten here so not sure if there are new owners but this was just terrible. It started as soon as we walked in and noticed how run down the place looked. This was followed by a waitress who had no customer service skills at all. That's when we should have left but... More 

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Austin, Texas
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302 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2016

We frequently dine out on Chinese and Hunan Lion has become our favorite. We been eating at this restaurant and its predecessor for ~13 years. We occasionally try a new place and usually leave disappointed since they just just don't seem to bring out the flavors like Hunan Lion does. Try the Crispy Flounder, Three Seas and Shrimp with Lobster... More 

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Austin, Texas
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237 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2016

My book club met here for dinner and to discuss our Asian-themed book because the cuisine matched that month's read and the location was convenient for the nine attending. I expected that our request for separate checks would be problematic, and for the most part, it wasn't. The server also did not automatically add a gratuity to each check for... More 

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Thank bohemian81
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

This has been my go-to place for Chinese food in Austin, but my most recent experience was very poor and I'm not sure I'll be back. Lunch special is offered at a great price for the amount of food, but unfortunately quality and cleanliness may suffer because of it. Wonton soup was lukewarm and overly salty. There was a large... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 13, 2016

People are friendly, food is quick and the restaurant is very clean! Easy on-off for pick up when driving home from downtown.

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Evansville, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2016

Great Asian food. Dark atmosphere, very Asian. Felt I was in a old Charlie Chan movie. Our server, Kris, was the Asian version of Flo. She gave me a wonderful hard time. Her quips were right on without malice. Great qualities. The food was excellent all the way around. Like most Asian restaurants the menu is large and varied. Check... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4006 S Lamar Blvd Ste 1000, Austin, TX 78704-8720
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighborhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-447-3388

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