Botika

4.5
887 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
Botika is a Asian /Peruvian located at the Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, TX. Led by Executive Chef Geronimo Lopez, Botika’s menu features “Chifa” (Chinese-Peruvian) and “Nikkei” (Japanese-Peruvian) cuisines, as well as inventive takes on traditional dishes from across Asia and Latin America. Botika’s bar offers classic cocktails and a wide variety of rums, piscos, and cachaças. The restaurant features a sushi-ceviche bar, a cocktail lounge, and late night dining options. Ample outdoor gathering space is also available, with indoor seating for over 100 guests.
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DianaE
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening and wonderful food. I would highly recommend Botika.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Tried it 1 year ago. Menu was better, too americanized now

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vipLeslieP
San Antonio
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal!!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always !

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DanaT
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and the atmosphere was nice. It was a fun evening. We would recommend Botika to our friends~

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was super knowledable and great recommendation by our server. Food was fresh. Great flavor, great size to share with family

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was prepared freshly, served hot with great flavor. Seating rules were followed. Noise level was not bothersome. Temperature was a bit cold because we were seated right under a vent. Server was attentive, person who delivered the food was knowledgeable on the ingredients used to make up and prepare the dish. Cooking staff prepared food perfectly.

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Suzanne
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

They were completely out of sushi- every single roll. For half their menu and a reasonably timed reservation, it was a letdown.

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MarcellaG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s pricy, but in my opinion it’s worth every penny. Really outstanding food and a very special place to me and my husband.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food a bit pricey but overall would recommend

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CraigL
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at Botika many times over the past 3 years. Always on the leading of San Antonio’s restaurant scene, Chef Geronimo never disappoints with his choice of flavors and selections of new dishes. We dined on their outside patio this evening and the service exceeded expectations. Certainly a must visit if you want to be wowed!

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DVFoodie
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Excellent service. Courteous waitstaff. Mediocre food and overpriced.

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SamuelB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding. We had the empanadas and gyoza for starters which were amazing but the entrees were absolutely incredible. Between my wife and I we shared the two daily specials which were a sweet & sour eggplant salad and a teriyaki chicken topped goat cheese roll. Both of these meals were incredible and the sushi roll is one of the best rolls I’ve had in my life. We have been coming here for years for date nights and that will not stop any time soon. Exceptional!

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Toriboriallegory
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The best thing was the potstickers. It’s understandably pricey for the location but overall disappointing. Ceviche was too sweet, braised short rib over salted with too sugary of noodles, and empanadas were lacking. Everything needed some sort of heat or acid.

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JLSD
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This restaurant has always had great food. Still does! However it used to be an interesting fusion of South American and Japanese, but now it seems the menu reflects only Japanese fare. They used to have very interesting cocktails that fused these two styles as well but not so much anymore. Maybe it is a COVID thing and the fusion will be back someday?

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JohnC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

The Sashimi was subpar, not fresh at all. They were out of tequila for menu drinks, so I ordered a Sapporo beer and they were out of that as well. The pork dish was very good. Was not happy with the sushi.

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SherriS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We ordered a bowl which was supposed to have fish and Asian condiments and hoisin sauce. It came on a board like a sushi roll but with WAY too much rice and barely any condiments. It was horrible. My boyfriend compared it to a chicken pot pie with the crust, chicken, peas and carrots all separated over the plate. Really disappointing experience. I guess that’s why it was the only restaurant available for dinner in the Pearl District

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EdwardK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not the usual menu. They didn’t have the octopus available which was disappointing. However the short rib w/ egg noodles is amazing! Highly recommend this place. It’s my 2nd time visiting and the quality is always good.

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MikeU
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating our anniversary and decided to head to the Pearl. Chose Botika based on their menu and other reviews. Had a real good experience ; food was excellent and our server (Jimmy) was outstanding. Will definitely visit again

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Botika has long been a favorite date night spot for us. We had been avoiding due to the pandemic but decided that the time was right for a return. They did a great job of honoring social distancing guidelines. We had to make a reservation and leave a credit card number to reserve. The menu is a scaled down version of their full menu. However, it did not disappoint. The food was tastier and more savory than we remember. I suspect that the chef has spent the downtime tweaking his recipe and the result is a huge win. We can’t wait to go back.

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LauraBAbellan
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty and wonderful food, a chic sushi fushion with a peruvian style. The flavours and dishes were different from the rest of San Antonio restaurants where I´ve been, but it wasn´t that much surprising. I also expected more items to choose on the menu. We pay around 70 dollars for a three dishes meal for two to share, no wine or cocktails. It was great but I wouldn´t repeat soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious food. Incredible friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a good date. Solid food

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pete
San Antonio
33 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Botika is a very nice restaurant in a great location but the food was average and at that price point it should have been better. We probably will not return.

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RandyW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food on Restaurant Month fixed menu was delicious and plentiful, especially for the price.

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viptexasgirl06
San Antonio
43 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and the food, cocktails and service was AWESOME! They did a great job with social distancing.

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PretentiousFoodie
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had dinner here recently and I will say the food/venue is really great. I would recommend everything on restaurant month (as that is a promotion that is occurring right now).
However the service was not to any of our liking. The servers were not rude, they were in fact polite; the issue was the disorganization that this restaurant has when handing out food. They have a quote of "four kitchens" in this restaurant yet when a dish is completed they immediately send it out, but on a table with a numerous amount of guests, the food never came out at the same time and it was in a fashion where it seemed as if there was not focused on the table tops space -- because with this method there isn't space on the table because they never came to pick up dishes or guests were still eating the previous dish they gave out.
The food would make me go back, but was not a fan on their serving system.

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JoeF
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining in and the experience was amazing. Great food, nice atmosphere, and friendly staff. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time going and it was AMAZING!!! Food was great drinks for me were ok but my friend loved their drink menu... I would definitely recommend trying. We got almost the entire menu!!!! Go you won’t regret it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The potstickers, short rib and noodles and cocktails were outstanding. Definitelty revisting. The wok & grill items on the menu are very generous and filling for two.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had the best server! Very impressed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I used to love botika, it’s where I took my girlfriend on our first real date, and we had an amazing time. I recall the delicious steamed buns, these wonderful empanada type things and all around wonderful food and service, not to mention amazing drinks. But this last time you can tell they had to cut back due to corona and I’m more than willing to be understanding ,but this was just a sad reflection of what the restaurant once was. Cooks were doubling as servers and hosts (having worked in the food industry as front of house and back of house, I know these are two very different skill sets) but most unforgivably was the “new menu”. I even bothered to ask if the menu was limited due to corona, but that’s not the case it’s just the new menu. they got rid of all the delicious aforementioned food. They have 3 appetizers and nothing on the entree menu sounds particularly amazing especially not for the price. It has nothing to do with the restaurant and everything to do with the Pearl. Restauranteurs have to have their menu approved by the pearl management before they can make changes or adjustments and despite the culinary institute being right there, all they allow for is overpriced mediocrity. Absolutely disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here multiple times and the excellent service and marvelous food are absolutely consistent each time .
The menu is always interesting and preparation and presentation are top notch .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Lovely as usual!

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vipPauline
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always!! I always enjoy coming to Botika with friends. The cocktails are so good too!

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TDWarren
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

$$$, nice area good food but limited menu. Not sure if COVID-19 limited menu or not but I didn't find any fusion items on said menu. Again, everything was above 80% & I have a wide range of food likes but....
Others in my party are very picky & have a limited range of food preferences. If your pallet is limited you might not be satisfied. If you like trying different things or enjoy sushi/ rice bowls you will be satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks. The frozen grapefruit Aperol Spritz was extraordinary!

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vipCarlosC
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic. It does not have a huge menu but what they offer is great. The short rib noodle is a must have!

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LisaB
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Usually a fun atmosphere (pre-covid), but still enjoy dining here. Excellent food and friendly staff. Very careful about health protocols. Support your local business!

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You can order delivery directly from Botika using the Order Online button. Botika also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 670-7684.

Botika is rated 4.5 stars by 887 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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