January 18, 2019

Where to Find the Best Japanese Food in San Antonio

From ramen to sushi and plenty more authentic dishes inbetween, these are just some of the local spots that bring the flavors of Japan to San Antonio.
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Uni’ko Sushi
17803 La Cantera Terrace, (210) 239-6610, facebook.com
Uni’Ko is a modern Japanese restaurant betraying Mexican influences and featuring elaborate rolls and presentation.
Photo via Instagram / ivskitchen
Uni’ko Sushi
17803 La Cantera Terrace, (210) 239-6610, facebook.com
Uni’Ko is a modern Japanese restaurant betraying Mexican influences and featuring elaborate rolls and presentation.
Photo via Instagram / ivskitchen
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 have made this a favorite in the city since 1972.
Photo via Instagram / fitmencook
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 have made this a favorite in the city since 1972.
Photo via Instagram / fitmencook
Tenko Ramen
312 Pearl Parkway Bldg 6, #6112, (210) 267-2996, bottlingdept.com
Quealy Watson flew the coop and opened up his own ramen shop inside the Bottling Department Food Hall. The karaage is an early hit, as is the chicken katsu atop a bowl of tonkotsu. Slurp!
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vortooth
Tenko Ramen
312 Pearl Parkway Bldg 6, #6112, (210) 267-2996, bottlingdept.com
Quealy Watson flew the coop and opened up his own ramen shop inside the Bottling Department Food Hall. The karaage is an early hit, as is the chicken katsu atop a bowl of tonkotsu. Slurp!
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vortooth
Koi Kawa Japanese Restaurant
4051 Broadway St, (210) 805-8111, koikawasushi.com
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 ice green tea and tempura ice cream.
Photo via Instagram / kimberlysarahyf
Koi Kawa Japanese Restaurant
4051 Broadway St, (210) 805-8111, koikawasushi.com
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 ice green tea and tempura ice cream.
Photo via Instagram / kimberlysarahyf
Yummi Sushi
Multiple locations, yummisushisa.com
Nigiri, sashimi, and a list of special rolls like the Black Tiger, with shrimp tempura, cucumber, eel and spicy may keep diners happy. 
Photo via Instagram / yummisushisa
Yummi Sushi
Multiple locations, yummisushisa.com
Nigiri, sashimi, and a list of special rolls like the Black Tiger, with shrimp tempura, cucumber, eel and spicy may keep diners happy.
Photo via Instagram / yummisushisa
Ito Ramen
14395 Blanco Road, (210) 843-4230, itoramen.us
A local favorite for a damn good bowl of noodles, Ito Ramen’s pork bone broth will take you to your happy place. Complete your visit with Japanese-style appetizers made in house, such as  takoyaki (octopus ball with Japanese sauce), and have some mochi for dessert.
Photo via Instagram / itoramen
Ito Ramen
14395 Blanco Road, (210) 843-4230, itoramen.us
A local favorite for a damn good bowl of noodles, Ito Ramen’s pork bone broth will take you to your happy place. Complete your visit with Japanese-style appetizers made in house, such as takoyaki (octopus ball with Japanese sauce), and have some mochi for dessert.
Photo via Instagram / itoramen
Kimura
152 E Pecan St #102, (210) 444-0702, kimurasa.com
Chef Michael Sohocki and company hold it down at Kimura, making delicious bowls of ramen that satisfy your noodle needs. Also serving up beer and wine, Kimura is a small, but trendy spot that makes for a great date night.
Photo via Instagram / kimura_ramen
Kimura
152 E Pecan St #102, (210) 444-0702, kimurasa.com
Chef Michael Sohocki and company hold it down at Kimura, making delicious bowls of ramen that satisfy your noodle needs. Also serving up beer and wine, Kimura is a small, but trendy spot that makes for a great date night.
Photo via Instagram / kimura_ramen
Kai Japanese & Asian Cuisine
2535 Northwest Loop 410, (210) 340-8888, kaisushisa.com
Colorful plates with matching taste, this authentic Japanese restaurant serves affordable lunch specials and bento boxes. Oh, and you can’t forget about the sushi bar that will satisfy no matter what type of roll you’re in the mood for.
Photo via Instagram / r._beller
Kai Japanese & Asian Cuisine
2535 Northwest Loop 410, (210) 340-8888, kaisushisa.com
Colorful plates with matching taste, this authentic Japanese restaurant serves affordable lunch specials and bento boxes. Oh, and you can’t forget about the sushi bar that will satisfy no matter what type of roll you’re in the mood for.
Photo via Instagram / r._beller
Goro’s Sushi
2619 Mossrock, (210) 349-8117, gorossushisa.com
Specializing in sushi, obviously, Goro’s offers both traditional rolls as well as inventive creations. So go ahead and order roll of your choice (paired with a bowl of miso) and have a boozy time with your share of sake. We just hope you’re not a lightweight.
Photo via Instagram / localfoodbites
Goro’s Sushi
2619 Mossrock, (210) 349-8117, gorossushisa.com
Specializing in sushi, obviously, Goro’s offers both traditional rolls as well as inventive creations. So go ahead and order roll of your choice (paired with a bowl of miso) and have a boozy time with your share of sake. We just hope you’re not a lightweight.
Photo via Instagram / localfoodbites
Niki’s Tokyo Inn
819 W Hildebrand Ave, (210) 736-5471, facebook.com/nikis.tokyo.inn
Don’t let the outside fool you. Inside is masterful sushi, fresh and simple. Sit at the sushi bar and watch your sushi being delicately formed, Western-style or choose Japanese-style seating.
Photo via Instagram / eat.food.travel.eat
Niki’s Tokyo Inn
819 W Hildebrand Ave, (210) 736-5471, facebook.com/nikis.tokyo.inn
Don’t let the outside fool you. Inside is masterful sushi, fresh and simple. Sit at the sushi bar and watch your sushi being delicately formed, Western-style or choose Japanese-style seating.
Photo via Instagram / eat.food.travel.eat