Niki's Tokyo Inn, San Antonio, Texas, Japanese Restaurant Details

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Restaurant: Niki's Tokyo Inn

Address: 819 W Hildebrand Ave, San Antonio (Bexar), Texas (TX), 78212

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Phone: (210) 736-5471

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3.5 based on 6 ratings
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Japanese, Sushi
Food: Food
07/07/2016 10:24 pm

It may not look like much from the outside, but this decades-old Edison institution is a charming Japanese gem where attentive servers furnish an amazing selection of the freshest sushi; it's worth every penny, and the tatami tables with floor pillows lend a legit vibe that transports you to a joint in Tokyo.

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03/25/2016 2:47 am

Niki's Tokyo Inn is very aesthetic, pleasing to the eye. I've been to a few sushi joints but Niki's keeps it Japanese tradition (shoes off!) And the food was simply put, exquisite! I really like how simple the place looks on the outside. Whereas some restaurants will spend an arm and a leg to have their places of business look outrageous on the outside and in my opinion you can totally tell what the food is like. In other words Niki's keeps it minimal outwardly but inside it's like you're in Japan, I couldn't tell that I was in San Antonio and I like it that way. Overall the service there is top-notch! If you have the means for some traditional Sushi I highly recommend Niki's Tokyo Inn! Arigatou gozaimasu!

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02/17/2016 2:58 am

I love this restaurant! It's a traditional Japanese restaurant so don't go in expecting to see a sushi bar. The menu is categorized by the type of fish they serve and the type of dish they serve it as. Then after that you have other categories such as noodle, rice, soups, etc. We tried the scallops, salmon Hashim, a sobs dish, and a soup. The scallops were done in a way that I've never had and was very different yet delicious. The salmon was very fresh. The sobs was decorated with a lot of vegetables, one being Kochab squash (which I love!), and was beautiful and paired well with our other dishes. Our waitress was a very cute Japanese woman who taught us the correct way to eat noodles, Japanese-style. She was really fun to interact with and explained each dish in detail. I can't wait to go back!

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02/12/2016 8:16 pm

Just called to verify the hours on the website and received so much rude attitude over the phone. The hours online say they are open until 10:30 but the "gentleman" who answered the phone chewed me out and said they don't even serve lunch. I remember going for dinner when I was younger and I really enjoyed it but I will definitely be sticking to Goro's or Kai's for my sushi needs from now on, since I know I would never have to deal with this from their employees. Clearly this restaurant already has established their regular customers and business is booming, since they are not worried at all about customer service and scaring off customers.

Food: Food
01/17/2016 2:16 am

Awful, place smells of rotten fish combined with hungry bacteria. actual Japanese establishments take pride in the cleanest of their establishments, customer service and food quality. This garbage factory probably only caters to a hand full of known Associates and offers their moron consumer base , "real authentic Japanese food" from the middle-ages. People who have never experienced Japanese culture will enjoy this patronizing restaurant and the disentary that ensues. Lives in japan for years and the "worst" restaurant I've ever eaten at in japan deserves kudos compared to this place

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11/18/2015 1:05 am

I was introduced here back in 2001 and ever since I've loved it. The consistency is what I enjoy. Same faces with the waitstaff, sushi cooks and same clientele. Also the same setting and atmosphere is what draws me to retreat back onto the plush carpeting and pillowy floor cushions.
Notably my fave dishes are the temako sampler, and the chirashi or sashimi bowls. All are decadent in visual appeal being careful to not be skimpy on the delectable morsels of unagi and tuna unlike some corporate competitors. However I have to admit on first impression it's not what you look to go to when spending a pretty penny but the food, presentation and service is all worth it to me. They don't rush you, if you're sitting in the room on the floor there are cushions and I can't help but sink into a Japanesesque coma. Nikis son is normally on key with entertaining and I can honestly say friends I have gone with that don't even enjoy sushi enjoyed the other items they have there on the menu to offer. A lot of times they're rather intrigued enough to try and sample but they don't give that much that you can spare giving those prized ocean bits. If you're looking for humbled ecclecticism foiled with traditional Asian ambiance this is by far the place.

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