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Niki's Tokyo Inn

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819 W Hildebrand Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-2127
+1 210-736-5471
17:30 - 22:30
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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is the most unassuming restaurant in San Antonio. The outside of the building may not look like much, but the sushi is to die for! Incredibly affordable and outrageously delicious! I love sitting in the Japanese style dining room! So relaxing, great service and even better sushi!

Thank kmasters121
Killeen, Texas
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Ok so my wife and I love Japanese food. This place was an absolute shock. We walked to the building which looked abandoned but it's like those spy movies, where you walk inside and didn't expect to see the beautiful sushi bar with exotic Japanese cuisine. All of the restaurants that we visit are more hibachi types with a sushi... More 

1 Thank medicalsgt30
San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This restaurant is the best! How many restaurants can you go to in San Antonio where the chef actually caught the fish, Drum, you are eating for dinner! Yes, I said CAUGHT, not BOUGHT! Sashimi is the best, Tempura had such sweet shrimp and the highlight was my Pumpkin Miso soup! This is the only restaurant to eat real, delicious... More 

1 Thank VSMarq
San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

It is rare to find a family owned restaurant in San Antonio and this is one of the best and most authentic Japanese restaurants I've been to. Every time we go there, we get treated to some specialty of the house, whether it is a homegrown water melon treat, a whole fried fish, the most delicious cucumber salad. Whether you... More 

1 Thank Maria H
San Antonio, Texas
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Chef and staff are really nice. They have passion for their food and customer. Location is hidden; decoration is not fancy. No dress code and reasonable price. Don't dress up too much when you visit, because you might be overdress. Food is better or as good as some of the very expensive Japanese restaurant that I have tried in Las... More 

1 Thank Daniela N
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

The first restaurant I have seen in San Antonio, with a real Japan experience, to the extent of a designed room where you have to take off your shoes and sit on the floor. Food is really good. Not the best meal i've ever had, but It is really good

Thank Hectored
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

Niki's has good Japanese food, but the ambiance is only okay. The location isn't the greatest. There are better Japanese restaurants I would recommend.

1 Thank ALAN S
San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

we 've been there several times and yes ,this place is close to a "real" Japanese restaurant you would find in japan talking about food. The service is hit or miss.This is a Japanese family who own the place(wich is rare in the us) . the 2 waitresses (2 daughters) are super nice, Pat,depend on his mood. But stay away... More 

2 Thank olivier-m222
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

This place is different from all Japanese Resteraunts I know from San Antonio. They are very Authentic, no Modern choices. Try their rice balls also know as Unigiri. It's a Triangle shape rice ball wrapped with seaweed, you can get it with plum filling or Salmon. Noodle bowl are good, fish dishes are Awesome! Great selection of fresh sushi as... More 

Thank Zk34
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

We love sushi and this place was a huge disappointment. As our first visit, the waitress was semi pleasant, however, the Sheboy behind the counter (w/ baseball cap) was rude to every old and new customer that walked in. It had no people or social skills and should not be representing this long time establishment. We will never return or... More 

2 Thank Tastybud14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 W Hildebrand Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-2127
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-736-5471

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?