10 Best Asian Restaurants In San Antonio, Texas

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The south-central hubbub of San Antonio has never ceased to surprise its visitors. With its vibrant colonial heritage and its Spanish influence (which you can experience through its 18th-century museum), this city has much more than its history. Today many visitors jaunt around the frequently visited River Walk which is lined up with wonderful cafes, shops, and restaurants. Thanks to its diverse culture that has given rise to a culinary renaissance. And food lovers who enjoy the spicy, hot, and tangy flavors of the Asian cuisine will be glad to know that this city is full of amazing Asian restaurants. From Chinese to Vietnamese and Mongolian cuisine, we have compiled a list of the best Asian restaurants in San Antonio, Texas below.

1. Hot Joy

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Inspired by Asian culture and cuisine, Hot Joy is one of the few restaurants in San Antonio which has a peculiar character. As you enter the restaurant you can feel the chill atmosphere. The setting is intriguing especially with Asian-style accents. And if spicy, hot, and tangy flavors are your kind of thing then this is the restaurant you want to hang out with your friends. From the Indian green curry to the double miso ramen, and Sichuan tofu, you are sure to get an amazing burst of flavors in your mouth. The incredibly talented chef, John Philpot, knows how to make his guests happy. Those craving for some tipsy moments should see Nick, the bartender who has a range of tropical-slanted cocktails. Try the ‘tropical depression’ and you’ll be in the right mood. For vegans, there are virgin cocktails and vegan food as well.

Hot Joy

Address: 1014 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210, United States

Website: Hot Joy

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 11pm; Fri: 5pm - 12am; Sat: 12pm - 12am; Sun: 12pm - 11pm

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2. Pacific Moon

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Posted by Pacific Moon on Wednesday, 10 July 2019

If you are looking for a lively setting with great music in the background and some amazing Asian food then Pacific Moon is the right place to be. With its convivial atmosphere, cozy interior, and friendly staff this restaurant is next-level. The most recommended dishes are the classic sandwich which comes with ham or roast beef, provolone cheese topped with wasabi honey, tomatoes, and lettuce. But there’s also the delectable Mongolian burger which consists of lean beef patty grilled with Mongolian sauce, and the best part is the sauteed onions and cheese as toppings! Wash it down with the cucumber martini.

Pacific Moon

Address: 15140 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78232, United States

Website: Pacific Moon

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 2am (closed on Sun)

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3. Sapporo Sushi and Asian Fusion

Are you craving some delicious hand-rolled sushi? Then consider dining in the laidback and luminous setting of Sapporo Sushi and Asian Fusion restaurant. Conveniently located close to the campus of the University of Texas, this restaurant has been a favorite among college students for the affordable price and the amazing taste of the dishes. Whether you wish to dine with a bunch of friends or family, this place offers the best sushi around. And you can also pair your favorite dish with a list of drinking options including beer and wine.

Sapporo Sushi and Asian Fusion

Address: 5638 W Hausman Rd, San Antonio, TX 78249, United States

Website: Sapporo Sushi and Asian Fusion

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 9pm; Sat: 12pm - 9pm (closed on Sun)

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4. Golden Wok

Golden Wok is definitely a haven for food lovers who are never tired of dumplings and Asian cuisine. Golden Wok is all about a cozy environment, with dim light, impeccable service, and of course, delicious dishes ready to give you moments of bliss. One of the most recommended dishes is no doubt its traditional, hand-made dim sum to pair with an eclectic range of sauces. From its succulent chop soy to its yummy su mai, and fried rice and noodles, the menu is well-packed with spicy and hot dishes to please your taste buds.

Golden Wok

Address: 8822 Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240, United States

Website: Golden Wok

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 10:30am - 9pm

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5. Pho Bo Express Asian Noodle House & Sushi

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Located in the downtown area, Pho Bo’s Express specializes in Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. This place is ideal to grab a quick Asian meal. With its convenient location, the restaurant has attracted many locals who enjoy the quick service. Some must-try dishes are the tom yum, miso soup, and the absolutely delicious Vietnamese egg roll wrap. Among others, you might like its amazing sushi list. Do check out its eclectic list of tea as well.

Pho Bo Express Asian Noodle House & Sushi

Address:124 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 8pm (closed on Sun)

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6. Sichuan Garden

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Nestled in the North Salado Village, Sichuan Garden is an ideal restaurant to dine in a relaxed environment. Lauded for its scrumptious Chinese dishes, Sichuan Garden is one of the most recommended places to eat Asian food. Try the Chengdu-inspired dumplings which come with a much bigger size than regular ones and pair them with a variety of mouthwatering sauces. There are also typical Sichuan dishes fused with an American touch. Consider trying the bubble tea which has a very unique taste.

Sichuan Garden

Address: 2347 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231, United States

Website: Sichuan Garden

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm

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7. Asian Star Buffet

Eat heartily at Asian Star Buffet in a low-key ambiance and with an extensive selection of Asian fare - from Chinese to Japanese and Thai cuisines. It is an ideal place to treat your friends and family at an affordable price. The chefs have meticulously selected fresh ingredients including a variety of fishes from the local markets. Sushi lovers will get to pick from an interesting list of 20 different kinds of sushi. Some of the recommended dishes are the salmon steak, crawfish, jumbo shrimp, and coconut shrimp. From the meat selections, our recommendation is the Mongolian pork prepared.

Asian Star Buffet

Address: 9919 Colonial Square, San Antonio, TX 78240, United States

Website: Asian Star Buffet

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm

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8. Tang Street

Posted by Tang street Chinese restaurant on Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Family-friendly setting, convenient parking spaces, not to mention the top-notch dishes are what Tang Street restaurant is all about. This family-run restaurant has been running for many years and is frequently visited by the locals. Tang Street is a great place to dine for its food quality and service. The chef of the restaurant makes sure to use fresh ingredients which is why the dishes are full of authentic flavors. Their signature dish is the kung pao chicken which is accompanied by sauteed vegetables including bell pepper, carrots, and onions.

Tang Street

Address: 16111 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78232, United States

Website: Tang Street

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 11am - 9:30pm (closed on Tue)

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9. Mencius Gourmet Hunan Restaurant

Posted by Mencius Gourmet Hunan on Thursday, 13 October 2011

What sets Mencius Gourmet Hunan apart from other Chinese restaurants is the fact that they really care about the health of their customers. Whether you are ordering the delicious handcrafted dumplings made with pork or the succulent jiu cai hezi, you’d be glad to know the restaurant doesn’t use any MSG (Mono Sodium Glumate). If you’re working out at the nearby gym, then this is the ideal place to get some healthy food, from sandwiches to fresh salads. Try the sesame beef and enjoy the complimentary iced tea. Expect to find sushi, seafood delicacies, and its most recommended egg roll.

Mencius Gourmet Hunan Restaurant

Address: 7959 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229, United States

Website: Mencius Gourmet Hunan Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri: 11am - 10pm; Sat:11:30am - 10pm; Sun: 11:30am - 9pm

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10. Wahkee Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Wahkee Chinese Seafood Restaurant is a great place to dine in and they also have fast delivery if you’d rather enjoy your meals at home. This Chinese restaurant has an eclectic range of Asian food specializing in seafood/. From its fish to lobster and crab delicacies, every dish has been carefully prepared in order to retain its natural flavors. If you’re coming here for lunch then try the sesame chicken and pot stickers, accompanied by soup and delicious vegetable spring rolls.

Wahkee Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Address: 18360 Blanco Rd suite:122, San Antonio, TX 78258, United States

Website: Wahkee Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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San Antonio, a culinary haven for Asian food

Yes, you read it right! San Antonio has some of the best Asian restaurants around. If you are passionate about Asian cuisine, then check out our list of best Asian restaurants in the area. Happy eating!

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