our Vibe

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

Our Peeps

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 catering department, and talent like Thai Changthong, Executive Chef of Thai-Kun.

Motoyasu Utsunomiya

Executive Chef + Owner
Chief of flavor, technique, and positive vibes


Paul Qui

Executive Chef + Partner
Creative cultivator and brand builder


Hillary Goldrick

Operations Director
Chef-wrangler, resource manager, and lady-boss


Dominic Luzzo

Chef De Cuisine
Quality control, talent master, and creative cowboy


Jewlie Ard

General Manager
Staff quarterback and chill vibes coordinator


Bonnie Black

Catering Manager
Chaos captain and calendar queen

our food

All East Side King menu Items are made from scratch, including sauces, marinades & kimchi. We use all natural pork, which is vegetarian-fed, crate, antibiotic & hormone free. All herbs in our dishes are fresh and whole to provide maximum flavor impact.

Most of our vegetarian items can be made vegan & many of our menu items are gluten free.