Menu changes: Qui returns to a la carte offerings

(Credit: Ashley Landis FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
(Credit: Ashley Landis FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

When Qui opened in 2013 the restaurant from chef Paul Qui featured an a la carte menu, with offerings such as dinuguan, chawanmushi and rabbit seven ways. The restaurant later abandoned that menu for a fixed menu (and a fixed vegetarian menu)  that featured about seven dishes for around $75.

The restaurant recently returned to the idea of a la carte service, as evidenced by the menu posted on the restaurant’s website. The most recent menu (dated April 12), lists dishes like ocean trout kinilaw ($12), kare kare ($8), fried chicken with green curry ($14), smoked Wagyu short rib ($17) and popular opening menu dessert item cheddar cheese ice cream sandwich with cajeta ($12).

Chef-owner Paul Qui, who has taken a leave of absence from the restaurant, was arrested on assault charges in March.


Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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