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Snow Pea - 21 Reviews - 3706 Jefferson St, Austin, TX - Romantic Dining Reviews - Phone (512) 454-3228

Snow Pea

3706 Jefferson St
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 454-3228
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Snow Pea - Austin, TX


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Being new to Austin, I took the plunge and ordered my first Chinese food delivery from Snow Pea. I was pleasantly surprised! I had the chicken lo mein and egg drop soup. The lo...


Tea is served with a bag, not brewed in a pot, and the soup is eaten with a metal soup spoon. Not the makings of an authentic chinese restaurant. The Hot & Sour soup was not to my...

My Go To Chinese and Sushi Spot! 4/21/2012

I have been going to this restaurant for years and have never been disappointed! The food is so tasty and the service is always friendly and accommodating. It is a family business and the owner always is sure to greet me as I walk in each time! The menu has a great selection of Chinese entrees, the usual delicious house soups and salads, and a full sushi bar. My personal favorite dishes are the Cashew Chicken, the house salad with a really unique ginger dressing and then the Crunch Munch sushi roll. I've done take out a couple of times when I was a busy student at UT and the food never took more than 15 minutes to prepare which was super convenient. Lastly, this place does private parties and I have used this venue for a small party complete with sake bombing and then also a larger party that had a set menu I worked with them to set up. Both times we were sat in the private dining room and had great service! I highly recommend calling them to set up a private party if you are looking for an affordable place that will give you great attention! Give it a try, I highly recommend it! more

Inedible 5/9/2011

We've been loyal customers for years. After our last experience, we will probably never eat at Snow Pea again. This saddens me because it is the most convenient & affordable Chinese near our house.\r \r We ordered Kung Pao chicken & Mu Shu chicken - almost completely no flavor in either dish. Mu Shu did taste somewhat like soy sauce, which is not how it should taste & it included broccoli. We've had these dishes at Snow Pea many times. \r \r Maybe they've lost their chef AND their recipes?\r Food was SO BAD we threw it out AND called the restaurant to complain. more

Disappointed 7/30/2010

The foods are as ok as other Chinese Restaurant. However, The price was too high compare to their quality. E.g. 20$ for a place of vegetables with meat?? They even charge u $1 for a small scoop of extra rice, which is not happen in another restaurant?????????????? I would definitely NEVER come back again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 more

Great Chinese Delivery 3/1/2010

Being new to Austin, I took the plunge and ordered my first Chinese food delivery from Snow Pea. I was pleasantly surprised! I had the chicken lo mein and egg drop soup. The lo mein was great with fresh snow peas, mushrooms, scallions, and tender bits of chicken. Delivery was FAST especially for a Friday night. I will definitely try them again! Pros: Fresh non-greasy chinese, Quick Delivery more

Just ordinary 1/12/2010

Tea is served with a bag, not brewed in a pot, and the soup is eaten with a metal soup spoon. Not the makings of an authentic chinese restaurant. The Hot & Sour soup was not to my liking, but the sggdrop was pretty good. Just didn't care for the sauce (Shrimp in garlic) and the eggroll was predominantly a fried roll.\r Service and atmosphere were nice. That's about it. Pros: Ambience Cons: No chineses soup laddle? more

Tasty chinese food without the MSG 5/6/2008

This is our favorite chinese restaurant. The owner and staff are very friendly, and the food, service, and value are good. One of the great things about Snow Pea is they never use MSG, which my wife is allergic to. We've also found that too many oriental restaurants use MSG as a crutch, and those that don't tend to be better. We think that's true for Snow Pea - most of the food is very tasty without the MSG. The ""snow pea favorites"" are especially good. Some of our favorites are snow pea special garlic, cilantro scallops, basil shrimp, and hohng-yu vegetables. The old stand-bys like moo-sho pork, sweet and sour chicken, egg rolls, dumplings, and hot-and-sour soup are good too. The only thing we've ordered that we didn't like is snow pea special tofu. The quality is of their sushi is not quite up to a par with a place like Uchi, but then it's not priced like Uchi either. For a change of pace, we often order up a big platter of sushi and are very happy with it. more

Not great for Chinese food 3/16/2008

We have been here once and the staff was very friendly and service was fast. This is definitely not the place to go for authentic Chinese food. If you like Asian flavors its worth a try, but don't expect to see any Chinese families here. more

Not what it used to be 2/7/2008

Quality of service and meals here has declined over the past year. I work close by and would frequently go to Snow Pea for lunch, but lately the staff has been less than courteous, and I think they started using cheaper ingredients. Alot of the menu items, especially the soups, have been pretty bland lately. more

Good Sushi, Great Staff 10/29/2006

The sushi at Snow Pea is good! The staff is great, very informative about their selections. It's a little hidden off 38th but it's worth the trip!! Pros: quiet, enjoyable setting, service Cons: difficult to find at first. more

Much better sushi places in town 10/9/2006

For one, their sushi happy hour is NOT on rolls. Just nigiri/sashimi. For two, i've eaten at 7 other sushi places in town, and this was my LEAST favorite. The flavors were blah and bland. The spider roll (hard to screw up) was just boring. Nothing tasted extra fresh as a result. There are so many other great sushi places in Austin. Don't waste your time. Try Maru if you want good quality with low prices. It's right up the street. more

Don't believe what you hear.... 9/24/2006

Everyone can have a bad expirience at any restaurant, it doesn't mean it's bad though. I love this place! Not only does it have an awesome sushi happy hour it has wonderful chinese food as well! 2 for 1 sushi, half price sake, and $1 off domestics are a start! Great family atmosphere and definately some of the best food I've had in a while. I actually go through withdraws if I don't get my fix! To make it short, go see for yourself, don't believe the bad things other's say. Seeing (and tasting) is believing, I keep going back!!! Pros: Good service, Great Happy Hour, Wonderful food Cons: a little hard to find more

Great for Sushi 8/7/2006

People seem to get disappointed by this place because they hear great reviews, go there, and then order dumplings or some such dish. Well, that's just simply not the way to do it.\r \r I count Snow Pea as one of my favorite restaurants because it has the best sushi I've ever had. If you're not a sushi eater, there's really no point in going because the food itself is pretty mediocre (although I am a fan of their sesame chicken).\r \r It's not just the sushi for me though. I've found that when I've been there (quite frequently, with my family) the service has been excellent. The food comes out fast, the sushi is always beautifully presented, and the staff is friendly and adorable. I'm also a fan of their décor. I like that it's mostly asian themed but with a few cherub statues hanging around here and there. It doesn't make any sense, but it's cute.\r \r Finally it's all at a good price. My family and I can stuff ourselves full of sushi (which requires a lot of it) and not feel guilty about spending too much on some raw fish. It's really worth trying if you take sushi seriously. (And if you do, I recommend the unagi/eel nigiri, the dragon roll, or the spider roll)\r Pros: Good Service, Fantastically Good Sushi Cons: Average to Below Average Dishes more

Greatly disappointed 7/23/2006

I'd been given a gift certificate worth $50 to eat at Snow Pea about six months ago. There was no expiration date printed on the certificate, so I did not rush to use it, but looked forward to taking out two of my friends for a nice dinner. We finally went to the restaurant a couple of weeks ago. The atmosphere was decent, the service was mediocre, but the menu had plenty to choose from. We eagerly ordered close to $50 worth of food. The edamame was plain with just a sprinkle of salt, the fried rice was very dry and the Buddha's delight remained fairly untouched. The vegetarian sushi plate was quite tasty though. Throughout the meal we kept saying, ""Well, at least it's free."" The bill for $42.25 came and I presented my gift certificate only to be met with a ""Oh... we don't take those anymore. Sorry."" Uh, what? I didn't realize that that's how gift certificates worked! Someone paid money or exchanged services worth $50 in order to get a gift certificate, but apparently the owner changed her mind and decided not to accept them anymore. What a great way to handle your business. Accept $50 and give nothing back in return. So, overall the food sucked and I ended up spending $50 on a meal I'd much rather have eaten somewhere like PF Chang's. Don't eat there. Pros: Large selection Cons: Bland food and selfish owners more

Mediocre Americanized Asian Cuisine 2/20/2006

Having read some reviews on Citysearch, I decided to take a group of my friends to try this restaurant out. I was sorely dissapointed. Almost every dish we ordered did not come as expected. Even the most basic Ma-Po tofu was disgustingly sweet and the Korean bul-gogi tasted like beef stir fried with sweet soy sauce. This restaurant is anything BUT authentic. Not only that, the portions were small for being 10-15 dollar dishes. Stay away from fusion restaurants like this if you're looking for good Asian food. Pros: Good Atmosphere, Nice Presentation Cons: Average Tasting Food, Expensive for Chinese, Not Authentic more

Just a bit Over Rated 9/15/2005

The Snow Pea was hard to find (get a Better Sign). Though the food was Good eveything else was not as reviewed by my fellow reviewers. It was Saturday Noon time and My wife (Korean) and I were really not impressed and certainly not worth driving back to. Like I said ........... ""A bit Over Rated"". more

Great Food, nice value 5/23/2005

Though Snow Pea is not the easiet restaurant to find, you will be happy that you have found it after your dining expierence. Greeted by friendly service, the food is prepared very quick compared to other chinese restaurants. The enviorment is also quite nice. A beautiful water fall caps it off. The food is excellent. MY personal favorite was the Spicy Cilantro Scallops.....seasoned perfectly with a nice crisp, they will fill you up quite well. All in all, Snow Pea is one of the best if not the best Chinese Restaurants I have dined at in a long time. Pros: Great food, friendly staff, quick service Cons: little bit hidden more

WOW, Great for Families 9/16/2004

I have been to every Sushi joint in Austin & Snow Pea gets my vote. This is not your typical Sushi Place, it feels like home. The waterfall is just loud enough where you can have a conversaion and not feel like you being listened to by everyone else. The Sushi is outstanding. Get the Crunchy California. The food is excellent but the service is far more spectacular. Our waiter was very attentive but not a bugaboo. The light conversaion and humor made our experience Excellent. The manager made sure we had a great time as she carried my two year old daughter around to chat with the other tables and to gather tons of fortune cookies. My entire party had a blast and enjoyed far more sushi than we should have ate. Snow Pea is by far the greatest family welcoming Sushi Restuarant I've found in Austin. Pros: Inexpensive, Great parking, Happy Hour more

one word...GREAT 7/17/2003

THe food was delicious, the service was great, and the restuarant was nice. I eat alot of food, i weigh 400lbs+, but i've never had food so satisfying. The sushi was absolutley tasty, the dumplings were perfect and the sesame chicken was perfection. A++++++!!!!!! the only bad part of the whole night was the music, im not into jazz, more a hip-hop kind of guy. THUMBS UP~!!! Pros: good price, quality, curteous more

Does not live up to hype 6/17/2003

After reading the reviews, I was pretty excited about this restaurant. However, the restaurant disappointed on almost every level. The food was average to below average quality - my dumplings were cold and looked like they had just been defrosted. The ""bulgogi"" was not the wonderful Korean dish, but rather beef stir fry that was nearly too salty to eat. Overall, don't waste your time - unfortunately, PF Changs is still the best, then Suzy's. Pros: Variety, Some Ambience, Portions Cons: Quality of Food, Price more

Best Chinese Food in Austin! 1/25/2003

Snow Pea is the best kept secret in Austin. I have never eaten at a better Chinese/Sushi restaurant in all of my years in Austin, and I eat out a lot! It is hidden behind a strip-mallesque facade, but inside you will find an intricately decorated Chinese food hideaway. To top it off, even a college student could afford its modest prices. ....And you won't believe the sushi! Pros: Inexpensive, Not Crowded, Great Atmosphere Cons: Hidden more
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  • In Short
    A gilded wooden arch provides an ostentatious entrance for the hungry diner. Oversized Shijo wall lights, traditional Asian rice paintings and scroll art adorn the walls. The...

  • 7/14/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Monday To Friday From 11:00 AM To 02:30 PM Monday To Friday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Saturday To Sunday From 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
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