August 10, 2017

25 San Antonio Asian Restaurants We Can't Live Without

As far as cities go, San Antonio is lucky to have vibrant Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese communities, that have shared their culture and food with the rest of the city's population. Whether you're craving ramen, sushi, pho or homemade kimchi, we've got a list of places that will always have you covered.
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Berni Vietnamese
8742 Wurzbach Road, (210) 485-5982
Service is speedy, and servings are massive at this spotless Vietnamese joint off Wurzbach that ends your meal with a warm bowl of tapioca. 
Photo via Instagram,  sophie_satx
Berni Vietnamese
8742 Wurzbach Road, (210) 485-5982
Service is speedy, and servings are massive at this spotless Vietnamese joint off Wurzbach that ends your meal with a warm bowl of tapioca.
Photo via Instagram, sophie_satx
Fujiya Japanese Garden
9030 Wurzbach Road, (210) 615-7553,  fujiyajapanesegarden.com 
Servers in traditional attire, a long list of sushi rolls to choose from, and a collection of Japanese bites (get the katsudon) have made this a favorite in the city since 1972.
Photo via Instagram,  drjones1011
Fujiya Japanese Garden
9030 Wurzbach Road, (210) 615-7553, fujiyajapanesegarden.com
Servers in traditional attire, a long list of sushi rolls to choose from, and a collection of Japanese bites (get the katsudon) have made this a favorite in the city since 1972.
Photo via Instagram, drjones1011
Ilsong Garden
6905 Blanco Road, (210) 366-4508
This café introduced many San Antonians to Korean cuisine and has been rewarded with the top spot in the Best Korean category of our annual Best of San Antonio readers poll for many years. Homemade kimchi and the superior bulgogi continue to entice diners. 
Photo via Instagram,  alanmauricio84
Ilsong Garden
6905 Blanco Road, (210) 366-4508
This café introduced many San Antonians to Korean cuisine and has been rewarded with the top spot in the Best Korean category of our annual Best of San Antonio readers poll for many years. Homemade kimchi and the superior bulgogi continue to entice diners.
Photo via Instagram, alanmauricio84
Golden Wok
Multiple locations, goldenwoksa.com
Sometimes you want tiny pockets of deliciousness in your mouth. Enter Golden Wok’s extensive dim sum menu, which helped propel it as Best Chinese in several of our Best of San Antonio readers polls. The hargau, tapioca skin stuffed with shrimp, are a staff favorite. Visit the Wurzbach location on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for a dim sum house feel. Pick your poison from carts brought around to each table. 
Photo via Instagram,  jennifer__wan
Golden Wok
Multiple locations, goldenwoksa.com
Sometimes you want tiny pockets of deliciousness in your mouth. Enter Golden Wok’s extensive dim sum menu, which helped propel it as Best Chinese in several of our Best of San Antonio readers polls. The hargau, tapioca skin stuffed with shrimp, are a staff favorite. Visit the Wurzbach location on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for a dim sum house feel. Pick your poison from carts brought around to each table.
Photo via Instagram, jennifer__wan
Godai Sushi Bar and Restaurant
11203 West Ave., (210) 348-6781
Fusion sushi with a Western flair is the vibe at Godai. Classic sushi rolls, sashimi and yakisoba are all on the menu. Don’t miss wine specials during Spurs games and always take a look at the specials board. 
Photo at Instagram, Current
Godai Sushi Bar and Restaurant
11203 West Ave., (210) 348-6781
Fusion sushi with a Western flair is the vibe at Godai. Classic sushi rolls, sashimi and yakisoba are all on the menu. Don’t miss wine specials during Spurs games and always take a look at the specials board.
Photo at Instagram, Current
Kimura 
152 E. Pecan St., Suite 102, (210) 444-0702
San Anto's first noodle house came by way of chef Michael Sohocki, which means authentic as can be ramen, seasonal sides in a bar setting.
Photo via Instagram,  mae_gusta_kidd
Kimura
152 E. Pecan St., Suite 102, (210) 444-0702
San Anto's first noodle house came by way of chef Michael Sohocki, which means authentic as can be ramen, seasonal sides in a bar setting.
Photo via Instagram, mae_gusta_kidd
Arirang Korean Restaurant
2154 Austin Hwy, (210) 650-3845, arirangkoreanrestaurant.net.
Get ready to try some Korean snacks, or pan chan, at this spot — there’s at least 50 items on the bilingual menu and traditional soju, a rice-based distilled liquor, on offer. We’re a fan of the pa jeon, green onion pancakes stuffed with seafood, and anything with octopus, but there’s also plenty of kimchi and Korean barbecue.
Photo via Instagram,  miss_eater_tx
Arirang Korean Restaurant
2154 Austin Hwy, (210) 650-3845, arirangkoreanrestaurant.net.
Get ready to try some Korean snacks, or pan chan, at this spot — there’s at least 50 items on the bilingual menu and traditional soju, a rice-based distilled liquor, on offer. We’re a fan of the pa jeon, green onion pancakes stuffed with seafood, and anything with octopus, but there’s also plenty of kimchi and Korean barbecue.
Photo via Instagram, miss_eater_tx
Koi Kawa Japanese Restaurant
4051 Broadway, (210) 805-8111
A bright dining space near the San Antonio river is the setting for creative sushi, tasty sashimi and warm katsu don. Noteworthy menu items include the  green tea and tempura ice cream. 
Photo via Instagram, nique_was_here
Koi Kawa Japanese Restaurant
4051 Broadway, (210) 805-8111
A bright dining space near the San Antonio river is the setting for creative sushi, tasty sashimi and warm katsu don. Noteworthy menu items include the green tea and tempura ice cream.
Photo via Instagram, nique_was_here
Kim Wah Chinese Barbecue
7080 Bandera Road, (210) 520-2200
Don’t be fooled by a long line of fan-drying ducks: You must order ahead. The duck is divine, wrapped in a puffy, dim-sum-like bun. As for the rest of dinner — order from the serious Chinese menu and the chalkboard where you’ll find such exotic treats as braised intestine. Yum.
Photo via Instagram,  whoopassgirl
Kim Wah Chinese Barbecue
7080 Bandera Road, (210) 520-2200 Don’t be fooled by a long line of fan-drying ducks: You must order ahead. The duck is divine, wrapped in a puffy, dim-sum-like bun. As for the rest of dinner — order from the serious Chinese menu and the chalkboard where you’ll find such exotic treats as braised intestine. Yum.
Photo via Instagram, whoopassgirl
Kungfu Noodle
6733 Bandera Road, (210) 451-5586
The noodles, available in both stretched and thick ribbons, are hand-pulled by a pair of Chinese transplants, hailing from the Anhui province. Go for the spicy lamb noodles, stay for the pork and celery dumplings.
Photo by Dan Payton
Kungfu Noodle
6733 Bandera Road, (210) 451-5586
The noodles, available in both stretched and thick ribbons, are hand-pulled by a pair of Chinese transplants, hailing from the Anhui province. Go for the spicy lamb noodles, stay for the pork and celery dumplings.
Photo by Dan Payton