September 17, 2021

28 essential ramen and pho spots in San Antonio to get your noodle fix

If slurping up savory broth and hot noods is your jam, San Antonio has no shortage of ramen and pho shops doling out comforting goodness. These delicious eateries have extensive menus that offer a little something for everyone, from diners craving umami-laden tonkatsu ramen to those seeking pho brightened up by the addition of fresh herbs. 
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Noodle Tree
7114 UTSA Boulevard, Suite 101, (210) 233-6371, noodletreetx.com
There are no frills at Noodle Tree, but chef Mike Nguyen’s training and dedicated staff aim to deliver food experiences to sate  all your noodly cravings. Pro tip: if there’s pork belly bao available, order it. Trust us on this. 
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noodletreetx
Noodle Tree
7114 UTSA Boulevard, Suite 101, (210) 233-6371, noodletreetx.com
There are no frills at Noodle Tree, but chef Mike Nguyen’s training and dedicated staff aim to deliver food experiences to sate all your noodly cravings. Pro tip: if there’s pork belly bao available, order it. Trust us on this.
Photo via Instagram noodletreetx
Viet-Nam Restaurant
3244 Broadway, (210) 822-7461
A longtime go-to for Asian fare, this Broadway spot gives you two meaty options and another if you’re feeling like going the seafood route. Each topped with basil, bean sprouts, cilantro, jalapeños and lime, these bowls are super affordable at all under $10.
Photo via Instagram / christiangtorres
Viet-Nam Restaurant
3244 Broadway, (210) 822-7461
A longtime go-to for Asian fare, this Broadway spot gives you two meaty options and another if you’re feeling like going the seafood route. Each topped with basil, bean sprouts, cilantro, jalapeños and lime, these bowls are super affordable at all under $10.
Photo via Instagram / christiangtorres
Kimura
152 East Pecan Street #102, (210) 444-0702, kimurasa.com
Though there are plenty of other options on the menu, you’ll want to order the ramen at Kimura — we like the tonkotsu. Adapt it to your liking, and top it off with the house spice, which is sure to change your life.
Photo via Instagram / notorioushuyig
Kimura
152 East Pecan Street #102, (210) 444-0702, kimurasa.com
Though there are plenty of other options on the menu, you’ll want to order the ramen at Kimura — we like the tonkotsu. Adapt it to your liking, and top it off with the house spice, which is sure to change your life.
Photo via Instagram / notorioushuyig
Koi Kawa Japanese Restaurant
4051 Broadway, (210) 805-8111, koikawasushi.com
Pork-lovers will want to stop by for the pork-based broth and spice it up with sriracha. Though the bowl is plenty filling, be sure to order some apps like the crispy gyoza or the simple vegetable tempura.
Photo via Instagram / archivist_ang
Koi Kawa Japanese Restaurant
4051 Broadway, (210) 805-8111, koikawasushi.com
Pork-lovers will want to stop by for the pork-based broth and spice it up with sriracha. Though the bowl is plenty filling, be sure to order some apps like the crispy gyoza or the simple vegetable tempura.
Photo via Instagram / archivist_ang
Lucky Noodle
8525 Blanco Road, (210) 267-9717
An offshoot of Kungfu Noodle, Lucky Noodle's noodles are hand-pulled, meaning they’re made especially for you, and you can choose whether you want them thin, flat, or Fettuccine-style. Be sure to customize your bowl with your favorite protein – and you better order the brisket at some point. (This is Texas, after all.)
Photo via Instagram / lovebriecheese
Lucky Noodle
8525 Blanco Road, (210) 267-9717
An offshoot of Kungfu Noodle, Lucky Noodle's noodles are hand-pulled, meaning they’re made especially for you, and you can choose whether you want them thin, flat, or Fettuccine-style. Be sure to customize your bowl with your favorite protein – and you better order the brisket at some point. (This is Texas, after all.)
Photo via Instagram / lovebriecheese
Kuriya at Cherrity Bar
302 Montana St., (210) 598-0496, cherritybar.com
The vibe at Kuriya — located at Downtown’s Cherrity Bar — is casual and easy, which is the perfect kind of atmosphere for enjoying the complex flavors of any of Kuriya’s ramen dishes.
Photo via Instagram / 
kuriyasatx
Kuriya at Cherrity Bar
302 Montana St., (210) 598-0496, cherritybar.com
The vibe at Kuriya — located at Downtown’s Cherrity Bar — is casual and easy, which is the perfect kind of atmosphere for enjoying the complex flavors of any of Kuriya’s ramen dishes.
Photo via Instagram / kuriyasatx
Kungfu Noodle
6733 Bandera Road, (210) 451-5586
Whenever you’re in Leon Valley, do yourself a favor and stop by Kungfu. You’ll be able to choose what kind of girth you want your noodle to have, as well as your protein, spice level and all the other yumminess inside. If you’re feeling adventurous, opt for the sweet potato noodle soup with beef.
Photo via Instagram / yaaaash.tx
Kungfu Noodle
6733 Bandera Road, (210) 451-5586
Whenever you’re in Leon Valley, do yourself a favor and stop by Kungfu. You’ll be able to choose what kind of girth you want your noodle to have, as well as your protein, spice level and all the other yumminess inside. If you’re feeling adventurous, opt for the sweet potato noodle soup with beef.
Photo via Instagram / yaaaash.tx
Ito Ramen
14395 Blanco Road, (210) 843-4230, itoramen.us
Priding itself in serving up authentic AF bowls, Ito Ramen gives you plenty of options: regular or spicy, pork or seafood, veggie or not. However you customize your bowl, it will definitely be tasty and completely satisfying.
Photo via Instagram / leiaquintos
Ito Ramen
14395 Blanco Road, (210) 843-4230, itoramen.us
Priding itself in serving up authentic AF bowls, Ito Ramen gives you plenty of options: regular or spicy, pork or seafood, veggie or not. However you customize your bowl, it will definitely be tasty and completely satisfying.
Photo via Instagram / leiaquintos
Nama Ramen
6526 Babcock Road, (210) 641-2888, namaramen.com
Nama lets your choose from four different base broths – shoyu, tonkotsu, miso or spicy miso. Once you make that hard decision, you can have fun and make different combinations with add-ons like roasted corn, hot oil, woodear mushroom, bamboo shoots and more depending on what already comes in your bowl.
Photo via Instagram / nama_ramen
Nama Ramen
6526 Babcock Road, (210) 641-2888, namaramen.com
Nama lets your choose from four different base broths – shoyu, tonkotsu, miso or spicy miso. Once you make that hard decision, you can have fun and make different combinations with add-ons like roasted corn, hot oil, woodear mushroom, bamboo shoots and more depending on what already comes in your bowl.
Photo via Instagram / nama_ramen
Pho Ha Long Restaurant
6424 Northwest Loop 410 #104, (210) 521-4507, facebook.com/PhoHaLong
This casual strip-mall eatery gives you exactly what you’re looking for. With nearly 25 pho options (even a kid version!), the long list of noodle options lets everyone in your party find the pho for them.
Photo via Instagram / whiskandrye
Pho Ha Long Restaurant
6424 Northwest Loop 410 #104, (210) 521-4507, facebook.com/PhoHaLong
This casual strip-mall eatery gives you exactly what you’re looking for. With nearly 25 pho options (even a kid version!), the long list of noodle options lets everyone in your party find the pho for them.
Photo via Instagram / whiskandrye