Sushi Zushi - Downtown
Sushi Zushi - Downtown

Sushi Zushi - Downtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sushizushi.com/
  • Phone: 2104722900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 12:30pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Sergio Moreno
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Yes
  • Private Party Facilities: Yes
  • Private Party Contact: Tomomi Glowski 2104925100

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sushi Zushi - Downtown
Sushi Zushi's "Joy of Sushi" philosophy is focused on guiding guests to discover traditional and unique Japanese cuisine. Through remarkably attentive service in an unintimidating environment, your taste buds are locked in for and exciting culinary journey. The menu features a stimulating blend of high-quality, traditional and Avant-garde Japanese cuisine combined with American hospitality in a casual, yet sophisticated and contemporary bistro setting.
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Sushi Zushi - Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.2
  • Food3.6
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance2.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • Underwhelming
    NewtoSanAntonio
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Small, atmosphere yields no excitement. Waitress knowledgable and helpful. Sushi ok, nothing special.
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  • Good food not so much ambiance.
    IlikeatmosphereVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great food no ambiance server very nice.. Would go for lunch only
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 65 reviews are from the Sushi Zushi - Downtown reviews archive.
  • A welcome change
    debosk
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    After a week of Tex mex and Texan food, the sushi here was an extremely welcome change. The food was good and the service excellent.
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  • The food and service was excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    The food and service was excellent! Very authentic. Extensive menus. Huge selection of saki's. Located downtown San Antonio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi wasn't bad
    Phenix
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Had a roll, which wasn't bad. Service was poor. Wait times were long, and heard the people behind me complaining about the wait times.
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  • Great Food Great Price
    SushFanatic
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The food was exceptional. I enjoy trying new food experiences and I was pleasantly surprised. The waitress was pleasant and helpful. I really enjoy authentic cultural food and this place has it.I recommend this place for any one who is thinking of trying sushi for the first time. There bar choices are quite extensive. They actually have my favorite Japanese whiskey so I enjoyed the experience greatly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Check time before Sushi
    Chill
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    downtown location is decent with great service but location in Northeast San Antonio was the poorest excuse for Sushi I ever had. Rolls looked like a big blob!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not great experience
    SAFoods
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The restaurant wasn't busy when we arrived. We were seated immediately, but not served immediately. The food took longer than we expected and the service was awful. Our waitress was running around and looked busy. Still, our drinks were filled after we were done eating. We were sharing and weren't offered extra plates or napkins. Then, we asked for the bill and waited for it too. I will visit a different location because the sushi was really good, but I hope for better service.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Convenient but not good food
    Outoftowner
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Being from an area of the country that has excellent sushi, this spot was a disappointment. The drinks were moderately good, but the food needs improvement to match what I'm accustomed to on a night out. You can expect to get what a chain restaurant serves as I later discovered that Sushi Zushi is a chain of sushi restaurants and not an entrepreneur operated, genuine ethnic restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Just as good as I remembered! I especially liked the Oaklawn and LIR rolls. They also have excellent and interesting cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great sushi
    Sunshine
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We enjoyed our visit to Sushi Zushi. Although, we couldn't find it! Someone forgot to turn on their sign. When we finally arrived, approximately 8 minutes late, our table had been given to someone else. However, the manager (?) saw us and assured us he would have a table ready right away, and he did. All in all, we enjoyed our experience and the food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Menu
    SamJNVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    The best thing about this restaurant is the menu... they go beyond the basics of a typical sushi menu. The riceless rolls were the best for me. The drink menu was very creative. I had a Gingertini made with sushi ginger and muddled strawberries that I wish I could've had all night. The happy hour menu (3-7) had a really good selection of drinks and food as well at really good prices. But fyi, this isn't an upscale place. Not saying it's advertised as that either or like it's a bad thing. It's just more of a place you'd go to in casual wear.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, very friendly,
    RebeccaAnn22
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Great service, very friendly, clean, and the sushi is great!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slowest service ever!!
    WorldwideEaterVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    While I appreciate "lingering" at dinner, really, not so much while WAITING for food. Despite what appeared to be sufficient sushi chef's, after we waited 10 minutes to get water, it took 20 minutes to get edamame and an ahi tower, and another 30 minutes after that to get rolls. With an 8:15p reservation, finishing up dinner at 10:30 was a shock, and even more so, watching the poor guy who was solo at the table adjacent (arrived 9:00pm'ish) wait for 30 minutes from the time he ordered to the time he got anything that resembled food. Food was good once received, but the length of time it took was intolerable. Won't be back.
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  • Overall Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The food was pretty good, but the employees were sitting around on their phones and eating McDonalds while customers were waiting for service or to be sitted. I understand employees have to eat, maybe they should rotate when people have their lunch break.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Really enjoyed this restaurant. Tried a few types of their sushi rolls and they were all excellent. Very fresh. The drink menu is also great! Simple and inventive drinks. Overall, an excellent experience!
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  • Great Service and great food.
    SymbaVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2013
    Great Service and great food. What else can you ask for?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We ordered the tempura udon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We ordered the tempura udon for my 7 and 3 year old to share. But when the dish came, I was surprised the portion of it. It can not even fill up my 3 year old. The tempura was not crunchy as it supposed to be, and the noodle looked like leftover portion. So, we are not impressed about the food, but staff there are very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The sushi here was excellent,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    The sushi here was excellent, but we felt the service was far too slow and the atmosphere was too noisy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant packed, table was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    Restaurant packed, table was not ready as reserved, service below poor, waited for every single glass of wine Very noisy Manager was very polite
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic Sushi Spot
    alaskak8VIP
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    Fantastic sushi. Perfect gyoza. Tuna tar tar to die for. The wasabi, black and orange tobikos amazing with the tartar. The habanero masago fantastic addition to the tar tar. The drinks? The blackberry crush the perfect complement to the food. The yummy, yummy roll? Yummy, yummy. And the service--the best. Will return as often as I can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi in San Antonio
    SeasonsVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Quaint little restaurant in San Antonio. Sushi Rolls were very good. Restarant is not very big. Suggest making a reservation
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff knowledgeable about
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    Staff knowledgeable about various sakes. Tried an unfiltered one that I would not have tried if the waitress didn't suggest and explain what it was. Presentation of the rolls was excellent. Combinations were tasty and not run-of-the-mill. Found the restaurant by accident, but would go back if I were to visit San Antonio again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff obviousky enjoys
    brontochatVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2012
    The staff obviousky enjoys working there and their good mood influences the atmosphere in the restaurant. Our server was a sake fan and gave us good suggestions. Their rolls are creative, some influenced by cajun cuisine. Would definitly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    Always a good selection. Been closed for a bit, but hear it's going to repopen - I sure hope so!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Looking forward to our next visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2012
    Great sushi and great service - thank you Daniel!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Our waiter, Daniel, was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    Our waiter, Daniel, was great. Took good care of us and found us a great table. The food here is always fantastic! Also a great selection of saki and cocktails. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was fantastic! So
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    The food was fantastic! So good in fact that we've gone back everyday that we've been in town. I would highly recommend the strawberry roll!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi novice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    This was my first time ever eating actual sushi that was not at a buffet, I am VERY impressed. Spicy Edamame is excellent, I truly believe I could eat that everyday. Wait staff is amaznigly helpful and courteous. I would absolutely, with no reservation, suggest Sushi Zushi to anybody.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Sushi in San Antonio??? As expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/7/2012
    Our server Anthony was excellent but our bar order seemed to be constantly held up. The food for the most part was good although I ordered the dinner Chirashi and they had some kind of seared fish, I think it was tuna on it and it was awful. I have never had a seared peice of anything in Chirashi so I was surprised. The rest of the sushi was very good, and my true measurement of freshness is Uni, theirs was perfect! I'll give it another shot next time I'm there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Patty from Kentucky
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/30/2012
    It was so good I ate there two nights in a row-- and Rhonda was my server! She remembered my name the second night and could not have done a better job!
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  • Decent food. Sat at the bar
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2012
    Decent food. Sat at the bar and had good service. They have a large roll selection though many have "mayo" or "escolar" or fried ingredients....all things I would prefer to avoid at a good suhi place. The cream (style) sake served with a shot glass and a cedar box was really good. Overall, not bad
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  • WOW!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    had a great dining experience, The wife and I are sushi novis to say the least, and Rhonda was a great help. We couldn't of asked for more, would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Great sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2011
    Our waitress, True, was amazing. Best service I've had in a long time. The food was also great. Sashimi was fresh and the curry was perfect.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not the best sushi in the
    RosieVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2011
    not the best sushi in the world but I would say that they serve consistently good food in case you need a sushi or Japanese style cuisine fix.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good sushi! Smaller inside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/31/2011
    Very good sushi! Smaller inside than I imagined though...Menu is quite extensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/14/2011
    The tower was great. Also the escalar very spicy but I love that Loved it so much we are going again tonight
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was great except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/22/2011
    Everything was great except for fried sushi rolls.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A more casual sushi restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/2/2011
    A more casual sushi restaurant then I am use too, our party dressed up a little too much for the atmosphere. The sushi was incredible, I must say!! Very helpful and knowledgeable service! Our waitress was fantastic!! I will definitely recommend eating here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I cant say anything negative
    BonnieBVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2011
    I cant say anything negative about the restaurant or the food, yet it also didnt wow me at all.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic