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Twin Lion Chinese Restaurant

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Northwest Austin
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4815 W Braker Ln Ste 510, Austin, TX 78759-5618
(512) 794-8772
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5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traditional Chinese Restaurant

Ambience, menu and food is very traditional for non-Chinese-American diners. The menu has many spicy and non-spicy dishes to satisfy all palettes. The won ton soup was excellent. Limited wine choice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
DandDAustin
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Austin
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Austin, Texas
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, it took forever to be waited on, close to 20 minutes just to start with water. Once we ordered, our food arrived quickly. The Mongolian beef had more carrots than beef. The chicken with vegetables was limp and tasteless. Most of the food seemed like something you'd buy in the freezer section and heat up. It didn't seem fresh... More 

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Gorham, Maine
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126 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We arrived and had to wait quite awhile. The baby grew fussy so, as soon as our waitress came over, I ordered an egg roll so he would have something to munch on. My daughter ordered flat noodles w/beef. She said these were not cut properly or had just stuck together but the beef was very tender. My son-in-law ordered... More 

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Thank madlady22
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

The food is good but not phenomenal, They take pride and truly care for the customers. The food is your average americanized food Literally, no Asian people were dining at the restaurant. That is how I usually measure the authenticity and overall taste of ethnic food at first impression. After the first few bites my suspensions were authenticated.

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Thank simon h
Houston
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143 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Searching for a Chinese restaurant in Austin, we selected the Twin Lion based on the number of excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. The decor in this this stripmall eatery is traditional Chinese-American, what you'd find in just about any such restaurant catering to those folks searching for standard fare. Service was good, although our server noted that it would take fifteen... More 

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Thank Anthony A
Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Ambience, menu and food is very traditional for non-Chinese-American diners. The menu has many spicy and non-spicy dishes to satisfy all palettes. The won ton soup was excellent. Limited wine choice.

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Thank DandDAustin
Corpus Christi, Texas
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I found this and tried it out. Great atmosphere, quiet dining and the Chinese food was authentic. Service was excellent. Egg drop soup delish and egg rolls freshly made. We shared sesame chicken and couldn't finish it. Servings were plentiful.

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Thank MissyB1972
Tuscola, Texas
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104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A quaint, out of the way restaurant in north Austin, with really good Chinese food and fabulous service!

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Thank Gary B
Michigan
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209 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The three of us went there for dinner. The food was good, very typical Americanized Chinese food, with lots of fried stuff, strong sauce and color. The quantity was quite large. Nothing stands out.

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Thank sun20
Houston, Texas
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319 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Homemade Egg Rolls are so tasty. They recommend for you to wrap it around with Cilantro, lettuce then dip it in a sauce. Best eggrolls I have ever tried. I had the Chicken Almond fresh tasting the sauce is great. The service is good didn't want for nothing. I'm so glad we found it. I will come back for... More 

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Thank Ann M
La Grange, Texas
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242 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We've eaten a few times at this restaurant. It's always been good. The service is efficient, the food is freshly made, and brought to your table fairly quickly. I knew what I wanted today, but wasn't familiar with some of the names of the meals. Our server quickly told me exactly what dish would suit me. She was right on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4815 W Braker Ln Ste 510, Austin, TX 78759-5618
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Northwest Austin
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 794-8772

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?