As global cuisine has become a popular element of the country's dining scene, sushi has been in the forefront of this culinary revolution. It's healthy, tasty and made for sharing. We've put together a list of our favorite sushi restaurants in San Antonio for you to explore.
Sushihana's blend of traditional Japanese cuisine and modern Asian fusion has earned it high marks from the prestigious Zagat restaurant guide. The list of creative sushi rolls includes the spicy Volcano, a California roll topped with spicy tuna, snow crab mix, tempura flakes, scallions, masago and spicy mayo. Sushi delicacies such as monkfish liver, called the foie gras of the sea, are delivered each Wednesday.
The chefs at Sushi Seven are meticulous about creating their food with the correct proportion of ingredients for the best presentation. They put a twist on traditional sushi with the addition of zesty Mexican flavors. Try the Mi Rey Roll with avocado, crab, cilantro, chives, habanero mayo and torched escolar. The unique Monkey Roll includes plantain, cream cheese, asparagus, avocado, tempura-fried shrimp and chipotle mayo.
Wasabi has one of the more extensive selections of rolls found in any sushi restaurant. Varieties like the Western Roll, made with grilled chicken, cream cheese, avocado and crab wrapped in bread and deep-fried, are great starters for sushi novices. The menu even includes baked rolls such as Sushi Lasagna with avocado and crab meat and topped with mixed cheese, garlic sauce and eel sauce.
The name is a bit of a tongue-twister, but there's nothing confusing about Sushishima's fresh, natural food. The sushi and sashimi menu features 36 different varieties including flounder fin, super white tuna and salmon roe. Their signature roll is made with shrimp tempura, avocado, spicy tuna, snow crab, eel sauce and tobiko.
The whimsical name is an indicator of founder Kenzo Tran's sense of humor. Signature rolls include Marry Me with shrimp tempura and ginger topped with avocado, tuna and strawberries. Even vegetarians will enjoy the Vegetable Roll and Veggie Summer Roll. Pair your sushi with one of their dozens of signature martinis ranging from classic to neo-classic to dessert-style.
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