Helmed by Texas native and CIA-trained Executive Chef Michael Fojtasek (formerly of Lincoln Ristorante and Son of a Gun Restaurant), Olamaie is not only an Austin favorite but a nationally recognized gem.
Since opening in August 2014, Olamaie has quickly become one of Austin’s best dining hot spots and has received numerous accolades including being named as a 2015 James Beard Awards semifinalist for “Best New Restaurant,” second Best New Restaurant in Texas Monthly‘s “Where to Eat Now” in 2015, 2015 Austin American-Statesman Best Restaurant in Austin, 2015 Food & Wine Best New Chefs, 2017 Austin American-Statesman Best Restaurant in Austin, 2019 CultureMap Austin Austin Chef and Restaurant of the Year, and James Beard Finalist for Best Chef Southwest in 2018 and 2019.
Giant Noise helped to launch Olamaie as one of the most anticipated new restaurant openings of 2014 and has worked with the Olamaie team to keep the momentum growing throughout the restaurant’s inaugural year and beyond. The restaurant has been featured in Austin American-Statesman, Garden & Gun, Munchies, and more.
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