Mars opened in 1992 and its eclectic cuisine has been pleasing Austin diners ever since. For the past nine years Mars has been run by owner Lori Simon, and has raised the bar for fusion cuisine in Austin. Mars offers a dining experience that draws from many cuisines. Most prevalent on the menu is the food of the Pacific Rim. An Indian tandoor roasts meats at high temperatures as well as slowly smoking items over the course of hours. Influences from Thailand are found in our curries and signature Thai Bouillabaisse.