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Niki's Tokyo Inn

819 W Hildebrand Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-2127
+1 210-736-5471
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good21%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible14%
2 weeks ago
“Glad we tried this legendary restaurant”
1 Mar 2018
“Pleasant, authentic, and tasty”
Closed Now
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
€€ - €€€
819 W Hildebrand Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-2127
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we finally tried this legendary restaurant. Sometimes wanting to try a place so badly sets you up with too high of expectations. That might have been the case here. Everything was good but not meeting our high expectations of the food or service....More

Thank L279
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Niki's looks especially sketchy after dark, but put your fears on hold and enter this very pleasant, family run establishment. Four of us had a range of dishes. Standouts included miso soup, teriaki, yakisori, sashimi, and small relish treats. Comfortable seating, very polite and helpful...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I was first introduced to Niki’s Tokyo Inn by one of my high school friends in my junior year in 1973, and I’ve been going back ever since. I took my Japanese mother there, and, when they visited from Hawaii, my Japanese grandparents. Grandma and...More

Thank Joanne T
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The food was much better when the mother was alive.The place in general is filthy.The family servers in general were rude and nasty.There are much better and cleaner Japanese restaurants to go to.Too make matters worse, they made me take my shoes off. At the...More

Thank Basschico
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank kmasters121
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...More

1  Thank medicalsgt30
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...More

2  Thank VSMarq
Reviewed 11 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...More

1  Thank Maria H
Reviewed 5 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...More

1  Thank Daniela N
Reviewed 10 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,...More

Thank Hectored
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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