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Pot stickers & the pork belly were tasty however the rice the pork belly came on was dry in my bento box. Asked server what type of tuna was available for sashimi. She didn't know so she asked the sushi chef. Came back with yellow tail so I ordered that and hamachi. As soon as the server walked away out came the tray of blue fin aka ahi. Ugh! Anyways...now onto the Dragon roll. Tempura shrimp...nope battered fried shrimp. Thia being my first visit I was not impressed. Maybe just an off day.
We had 2 items,... the Asian sashimi salad and the short rib with noodles. The sashimi salad was fantastic but the short rib was too salty. The sauce was the culprit, so it started off well but as we ate our way down the bowl, it got saltier and saltier. If we had realized that the sauce was the guilty ingredient, we would have sent it back but by the time we realized it, we had eaten half of it, so we felt that it would have been inappropriate to send a half-eaten bowl back, so we struggled through the lower half.
Great food! We got cold and they nicely moved us with no problem.
The food looks beautiful but is not very good. All the meat was over cooked and over powered the other good parts of the meal. We ordered 7 things and out of all 7 only liked two of them. The service is fantastic though and the place is cool. But if you’re looking for a good meal I recommend going somewhere else.
Great food and service
Wonderful time with my girlfriend during a weekend getaway to San Antonio and the Hill Country. Opportunity to meet some of her family during the trip, so it was a special occasion for me as well as her. I would definitely recommend Botika for any occasion as the food, service, ambience was all top shelf as far as I was concerned. Will definitely be making the effort to go again every time I am in San Antonio.
Service: 4 out of 5. We were eating before an 8:00 show at the Majestic. We got there at 5:30 so they weren’t busy at all. Waiter was good. A little slow at first but attentive and answered all our questions. The place was hopping around 7:00 pm.
Flavor: 3.5. A lot going on that mostly worked. Kinda spicy hot for us lightweights. We got two wok dishes. The short rib noodles were tasty, but the noodles were a little sweet for my taste. The meat was super tender and good. Highly recommend the Shrimp and Almond Chaufa. It was way too much food for the two of us as we also had the Dragon Rolls (ok, but we aren't Sushi lovers) and Pot Stickers (really good). The two wok dishes could've fed 4-5 people, especially is you also had appetizers.
Experience: 4.5. Good looking restaurant and presentation of food. The food does come out at kind of random times. The waiter warned us that was the case. Not a big deal and the course timing worked out pretty well.
I am aware of the fact that most people visiting this restaurant enjoy the experience. Bu this restaurant did not meet our expectations because we we went there to enjoy Peruvian food and did not find what we were looking for.
The fries with Huancaina sauce didn’t work for me. The flavor was good, but fries should never be buried in sauce. If they are, the whole dish becomes something of a mish-mash.
The cebiche really bore no relationship to a regular Peruvian ceviche. If you like something completely different then go for it. There’s nothing wrong with experimentation in cuisine, but get the result right before you launch it on the menu. The ají smothered the delicate floor of the scallops.
The empanadas were quite good but we like them baked rather than deep-fried.
We did not try the lomo saltado. We would definitely try it if we were to return but we feel we struck out and are not planing on coming back.
I do believe that the chef is making a brave effort to deliver something new. It may very well work for you, especially if you like culinary adventure, but if you’re looking for authentic Peruvian food you should go somewhere else.
Was curious about the mix of Asian and Peruvian food. But the food was good . Very nice ambiance.
Food and service was excellent
Great experience at Botika - food was innovative & excellent, service was outstanding, and ambiance was nice.
My sister took the food pix but it was fabulous! Our server was also pretty awesome. Attentive, patient and friendly!
Overall food was delicious. Service was subpar. My main course was brought out about 15 mins before my wife’s. Waiter seemed distracted.
We had a little bit off of each side of the menu, and it was all delicious! Shareables, entrees, and desserts all hit the high notes. Music was a nice touch hidden in the background subtly. Only complaint was the chairs, they were a little small or close to the floor.
The shareable plates were delightful (pork bao, beets, empanadas, and fries). However the larger format beef noodles and octopus dish missed the mark for me. Our server seemed a little high, and absent minded, but it was alright.
The food had a nice fusion of flavors. A true culinary masterpiece. I will always remember how happy my tastebuds were!
Short rib noodles were excellent. Cut meat with a fork! Had a stir fry and a Dragon roll with the short rib noodles and 3 of us couldn’t finish it all. Nice drink selection with daily specials. Highly recommended!
Perfect for sharing or hoarding - fantastic food and attentive service. Always sheer pleasure.
Attentive and fast service, wonderful food. Nice variety and interesting flavors
Excellent food and service!
The food blew us away! This is a fantastic dinner spot.
My son’s favorite restaurant. He loves the octopus entree.
This is not a "meat and potatoes" place. This is a unique dining experience for those that like a little experimentation. But if that's you, Botika is for you. We had a vegan in our group and she found lots to eat. We shared several plates, all excellent.
Very disappointed, website said they served brunch. We get there just to find out they stopped brunch 2 months ago. So, many great places in SA for brunch and we chose them. Had to settle for lunch.
Love it! The food was delicious, excellent service!
Overall was a good experience. We were very cold. Also the first plates came quickly, but things slowed down as the evening carried on.
Good service, excellent food, great location
Thank you , Claudio , for making the evening so special for Julie and our friend Donna . I’m sorry I missed the occasion . We will be in soon so that I may enjoy as well !
We were told that happy hour ended at 5 even though the website said 6. I wanted a food item on the happy hour menu that wasn’t offered after 5. I usually like this place a lot, but now I just like it for the location.
Their Short Rib Noodles are amazing!!! It’s a must have every time I eat there.
Loved the concept and the result. Our dishes were all excellent.
Waiter did not know product. Informed him of food allergies then serves food with dairy. Manager was apologetic. Wouldn’t go back.
Food and service were great and the ambiance as well. Excited to check it out again
Awesome food and service. This was our first of many visits.
ClaudIo. Manager has his pulse on all operations. Friendly. Concerned. Insure everything works to perfection—- it does. Great restaurant with a different but superb menu. Beat salad. Octopus the best .
Pre play dinner. Food was unique & fun. Great service & ambience
The first time, some 5 months ago was much better
Spur of the minute dinner at a place we hadn’t tried yet. Beyond delicious, inventive, surprising flavor combinations combined with impeccable service... what more could we ask for? Great night out! Be ready for some noise though.... it’s a bit loud.
I was really disappointed in Botika. Our server left us waiting for a LOOONG time, several others around us were served much faster and seated after we were, and the food was just eh. The short rib noodles and steam buns were amazing, but the fries were just weird. And the chef's choice was underwhelming. I really wanted to like this place, but it seems like it's just a lot of hype and I won't be back.
Food was fantastic. Super tasteful and the idea of ordering a variety of items and sharing was absolutely perfect. A wonderful date night.