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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
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 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 

Thank dyann s
Austin, Texas
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255 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 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 

Thank Gary T
Austin, Texas
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212 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 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 

Thank bohemian81
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 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 

Thank Hilary B
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

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

Thank Cookiern
Evansville, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 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 

Thank muskie999
Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

DOn't miss this place for really good Chinese food and a lot of it! The place was packed at 12:45 o na Monday so that tells you something special was happening. The won ton soup was quite delicious and the variety of entrees was impressive.

Thank Ssmmrr712
Austin, Texas
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162 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Sad to say I have banned this place for awhile. The food and service here is great and have never had a poorly prepared meal. Last night my daughter and I had dined in during dinner I felt a sharp pain and had some bleeding. Wasn't sure what it was. Got home went into bathroom and pulled a small piece... More 

Austin, TX
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

I have eaten lunch many times at Hunan Lion, but usually do takeout. They have good and reasonably prices ($7 range) lunch specials. When I order takeout, it is the combination fried rice. It comes with a side soup, wanton, and egg roll. There is enough of the rice that I am able to make 3 meals out of it!... More 

Thank Kalola2
Oakland, California
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157 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

This restaurant is tucked away in an obscure corner of the Brody Oaks shopping center, making it hard to find. We went there with several friends while in Austin for a family wedding. I found the food only so-so, about what you'd expect for a run-of-the-mill Chinese restaurant. The really good Chinese restaurants don't seem to hang around long in... More 

Thank The Other Jim H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4006 S Lamar Blvd Ste 1000, Austin, TX 78704-8720
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighbourhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-447-3388

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