Retail Roundup: Anderson Mill West Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

There are numerous grocery options in the vicinity of Anderson Mill West, including a SuperTarget and HEB Plus!, both just about 10 minutes away.

Lakeline Mall, one of Austin area’s largest shopping centers, is only about five minutes from home. The popular shopping and dining destination features more than 150 stores and restaurants, including well-known retailers such as Macy’s, Dillard’s, JCPenney and GAP, and family dining favorites Applebee’s and Chili’s. The mall also boasts a 9-screen Regal Cinema and an extensive food court.

Other retail outlets close to Anderson Mill West include Lakeline Plaza, where residents can check out the latest sales at Best Buy and Old Navy, and Lakeline Village, home to Jumpstreet, a popular indoor trampoline park.

Four other major shopping centers are within a 15-minute drive, including The Domain, Arboretum at Great Hills, Gateway Shopping Center, and Shops at Arbor Walk. Together, these shopping centers host more than 200 fine retailers, department stores and restaurants.

Excellent Fine & Casual Dining — Cuisines from Around the World

The area offers an impressive variety of exciting new fine and casual restaurants. Locals rave about Soto, one of the finest Japanese restaurants in Austin. Run by Andy Okamoto, a critically acclaimed chef who trained in Japan for years, Soto offers unique Japanese dishes with a modern twist, such as the juicy Kobe beef carpaccio, featuring thin slices of tender rare beef and served with flavorful fried shallots and crispy jalapeño chips.

The family who operates Muangthai Thai Cuisine opened the restaurant in 2009. They had previously run successful locations in San Francisco and New York before settling in Austin. The leading local weekly newspaper, the Austin Chronicle, has called the place “the best kept restaurant secret in Austin.” Frequent diners recommend that newcomers explore the whole menu, insisting it is virtually impossible to order a bad dish. Classic Thai food staples such as Pad Thai, Tom Kha soup and a variety of traditional curries are all very popular. Diners routinely rave about not only the food, but also the friendly atmosphere and staff.

For sandwiches with gourmet flair, Noble Sandwich Co. (also known as the Noble Pig) is a local favorite. Diners find it hard to choose between delicious and innovative creations such as the Smoked Duck Pastrami and Thai chicken sandwiches. Nagoya Steak & Sushi combines traditional and modern cuisine in a hibachi lover’s dream along with an excellent sushi bar. Authentic Jersey pizza is on the menu at Saccone’s Pizza, a popular gathering spot for families and little leaguers. Meanwhile, foodies in search of authentic Buffalo wings head to RC Fowlers Wing Bar and Grill, heralded as “the best wings in the cosmos” by one satisfied diner.

Live Sports Events and Entertainment for the Whole Family

Less than 10 minutes away, the newly completed Cedar Park Center provides a wide variety of live entertainment in a state-of-the-art, 8,000-seat venue. The center hosts more than 130 events per year including live concerts by popular touring acts, family shows and sporting events. Both the Austin Toros basketball team and the Texas Stars hockey team call the center home.