Due to his roles in popular eateries Uchi, Uchiko and then East Side King, Chef Paul Qui has been an Austin household name for years. In 2012, everything changed when Paul participated in and won Top Chef Texas gaining national exposure. The world fell in love with Paul’s talent, entrepreneurial spirit, and obvious passion for food. With the additions of Top Chef and James Beard Award for Best Southwest Chef to his resume, Paul has continued to push the food scene in Austin forward by offering fresh takes on Asian food that is both accessible and innovative.
With the first brick and mortar offering located at the historic Hole in the Wall, East Side King will continue to grow it's presence and vision in Austin. Along with the expansion of ESK, Paul will also introduce a brand new concept with his signature restaurant Qui opening in Spring of 2013. See you around town!