November 17, 2018

Where to Find the Best Ramen and Pho in San Antonio

With cooler temperatures happening more often in San Antonio, it only makes sense that you'll warm up with a bowl of something delicious. Whether you prefer ramen or pho, here are the hot Asian bowls you need to have in your life.
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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
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
Lucky Noodle
8525 Blanco Road, (210) 267-9717
An offshoot of Kungfu Noodle, the still-young Lucky Noodle. The 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, the still-young Lucky Noodle. The 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
Kimura
152 East Pecan Street #102, (210) 444-0702, kimurasa.com
Though there’s other options on the menu, you’ll want to order the ramen at Kimura (also available Freight Gallery and Cherrity Bar). Go for the tonkotsu, adapt it to your liking, and top it off with the house spice. It will definitely change your life.
Photo via Instagram / notorioushuyig
Kimura
152 East Pecan Street #102, (210) 444-0702, kimurasa.com
Though there’s other options on the menu, you’ll want to order the ramen at Kimura (also available Freight Gallery and Cherrity Bar). Go for the tonkotsu, adapt it to your liking, and top it off with the house spice. It will definitely change your life.
Photo via Instagram / notorioushuyig
Kungfu Noodle
6733 Bandera Road, (210) 451-5586, kungfunoodletx.com
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, kungfunoodletx.com
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
Nama Ramen
6565 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
6565 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
Tenko Ramen
312 Pearl Parkway Bldg 6, #6112, (210) 267-2996, tenkoramen.com
Head over to the food hall and grab a bowl of Tenko’s ramen. While it makes a perfect bougie snap for your Instagram, this bowl lets you choose from a handful of different broths with fun add-ons.
Photo via Instagram / em.huber
Tenko Ramen
312 Pearl Parkway Bldg 6, #6112, (210) 267-2996, tenkoramen.com
Head over to the food hall and grab a bowl of Tenko’s ramen. While it makes a perfect bougie snap for your Instagram, this bowl lets you choose from a handful of different broths with fun add-ons.
Photo via Instagram / em.huber
Viva Pho
2114 NW Military Hwy, (210) 525-8388, vivaphocastlehills.com
Over in Castle Hills, you should definitely hit up Viva Pho when hunger strikes and all you want is some pho. Honestly, you’ll either become a regular or never come back, but this place is worth trying. If you do, you’ll get to find your favorite bowl with different noodle, broth and protein options.
Photo via Instagram / letseatsa
Viva Pho
2114 NW Military Hwy, (210) 525-8388, vivaphocastlehills.com
Over in Castle Hills, you should definitely hit up Viva Pho when hunger strikes and all you want is some pho. Honestly, you’ll either become a regular or never come back, but this place is worth trying. If you do, you’ll get to find your favorite bowl with different noodle, broth and protein options.
Photo via Instagram / letseatsa
Niki’s Tokyo Inn
819 West Hildebrand Avenue, (210) 736-5471
With the Japanese aesthetic checking all the boxes for super authentic dining experience, Niki’s also delivers for tasty noodles. Though specializing in sushi, this Hildebrand restaurant serves up ramen that consistently hits the spot.
Photo via Instagram / wheresthefood.sa
Niki’s Tokyo Inn
819 West Hildebrand Avenue, (210) 736-5471
With the Japanese aesthetic checking all the boxes for super authentic dining experience, Niki’s also delivers for tasty noodles. Though specializing in sushi, this Hildebrand restaurant serves up ramen that consistently hits the spot.
Photo via Instagram / wheresthefood.sa
Pho Plus Restaurant
1550 Austin Hwy #103, (210) 822-0173, phoplus.weebly.com
Folks in this neck of the woods will want to hit up Pho Plus for their Asian soup needs. Go for the tofu and vegetable option or choose from one of the meats like rare flank steak, chicken or meatball. If you really want to go all out, you can get the supreme option with all of the meats.
Photo via Instagram / el_dieguis
Pho Plus Restaurant
1550 Austin Hwy #103, (210) 822-0173, phoplus.weebly.com
Folks in this neck of the woods will want to hit up Pho Plus for their Asian soup needs. Go for the tofu and vegetable option or choose from one of the meats like rare flank steak, chicken or meatball. If you really want to go all out, you can get the supreme option with all of the meats.
Photo via Instagram / el_dieguis