Our Story

East Side King offers globally influenced Japanese street food. Created by Paul Qui and Moto Utsunomiya during their time at Uchi/Uchiko, East Side King provided a space for creative freedom and fun with food. East Side King has grown from a food truck behind the Liberty Bar to include a brick and mortar on South Lamar, a food truck at Space 24 Twenty, a catering department, and talent like Thai Changthong, Executive Chef of Thai-Kun.

East Side King is inspired by Asian cultures, rock bands, art and Austin's laid-back, fun-loving vibe. We use quality ingredients like certified awesome Tender Belly Pork, 100% vegetarian-fed pigs raised without antibiotics, hormones, or crates of any kind.