BarChi Sushi is a stylish addition to the already exuberant Second Street District. The Japanese restaurant is located in the heart of more than 50 specialty shops and destinations and just one block from the W Hotel. Owner Susan Chan’s concept fuses sushi bar and lounge with classic Japanese elements, successfully bringing forth a diverse menu of only the freshest ingredients. Nightly (and all day on Sunday) happy hour includes incredible deals on fresh sushi, sashimi, robata grill skewers, inventive cocktails and more, all while enjoying Austin’s chic downtown cityscape. The bar area is perfect for gatherings before and after dinner all while keeping diners and drinkers in close vicinity to Austin nightlife. The atmosphere in BarChi is warm and welcoming with a nod to style. Special event dining is best in the sleek, LED-lighted raised dining area while diners seeking a little more privacy should take advantage of the tall, secluded booths backed with creamy leather located along the perimeter walls of the dining room. Seating at the sushi counter provides a glimpse into the sushi chef’s world or opt for table seating with high banquettes, perfect for small or large groups. BarChi Sushi has succeeded in becoming a premiere Japanese restaurant in Austin.