About 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.

203 South Saint Mary's
San Antonio, TX 78205
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese

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

Cross Street:
Market

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(210) 472-2900

Website:
http://www.sushizushi.com/

Catering:
Yes

Executive Chef:
Sergio Moreno

Private Party Facilities:
Yes

Private Party Contact:
Tomomi Glowski: (210) 492-5100

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sushi Zushi - Downtown Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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3.8

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100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Zushi Sushi has great food and service! The options were very good and food was perfect! Only downside was that it was quite expensive.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We ordered a big “delicato”sushi roll ($13.00) and the nigiri sushi sampler ($14.00). Both were very good and the price was especially reasonable. Decor wasn’t anything to write home about but the the price and engaging wait staff made for a pleasant dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Ram and Cameron were great. Food was good for a good price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Nice little neighborhood spot, right by the Riverwalk, not on it though...so no view. I went for Happy Hour and it was good. The waiter was awesome! good guy, wish I could remember his name. If you like sushi and good drinks, I recommend for sure!

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food quality was high, the creative use of spices created unique flavors. Sushi was fresh. Nice place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Spicy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Aprrently they do not take reservations on Fridays. Also, the hostess seemed very rushed and was short with me. Besides that, the food was absolutely incredible.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The restaurant itself has good food, only reason I would recommend, I went on a weekend and it wasn't packed, so that was good. Outside of that the service wasn't the best, nothing extra was offered (sauces), and it being out first time, we were pretty lost as far as the menu goes... waitress didn't seem to care, wasn't helpful. Seemed rushed.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Great sushi and staff.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Sushi was excellent and would listen to your waiter (ours was Donovan) - they know what they're talking about! Arrived around 6pm which was prime for getting some great rolls at half price as well as the cold, unfiltered saki - delicious! Would definitely recommend the Red Moon roll - multiple flavors that come at you in a layered format!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 15, 2017

No changing table in the bathroom. I had to walk down the block to change my baby. The food was great, but having to go find another bathroom during my birthday dinner was not.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 29, 2017

There for was ok. We had a couple of items that were a little off. It wasn't bad but not great either.

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Sushi = meh.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Great service. Great food. The bartender Chico is so awesome and we always enjoy the service we get from him. 5 star all the way

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Casual
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great service and food - inexpensive and exquisite!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Convenient location off the riverwalk but unobtrusive signage is hard to spot.

Saturday lunch was not nearly as packed as expected. Host was not very welcoming. Waitress was kind, patient and accommodating.

Food was perfect mix of authentic Japanese and modern cuisine.

Price was just right for four drinks, two appetizers, four mains and two premium rolls ($100).

Ambiance was a bit lacking... Could have been any cafe/bistro.

Overall, enjoyable meal but any other Sushi Zushi location would have been just as good if not better.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Not what I was expecting at all. It was too casual for the occasion. I have been in another Sushi Zushis and they are really nice but not this one. Also, the service was bad, the waiter was kind of rude. Not what you would expect from Sushi Zushi. I'm not coming back there.

Tags: Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2017

My 12 year old daughter and I were visiting from out of town and read great reviews about Sushi Zushi. We were not disappointed. The restaurant was very busy the night we went but they made accommodations for almost every party that came through the door. The food was amazing and my daughter loved that they had "fancy" non-alcoholic drinks for her. I would highly recommend making a reservation through Open Table as it's a small restaurant. Wait staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu (and understood what a 12 year old may or may not like in her sushi). The rolls with strawberry and kiwi sauce sounded odd to me but it was one of the best rolls we ordered. Highly recommend!! Overall it was a great experience and if we are ever back in San Antonio, we will definitely visit again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Berlin)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Visited it again during our sequel visit to San Antonio, proved good value, good food, good sake. Next time we will come back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Looking for some sushi not on the river walk. Found this online and sushi was very good. Excellent selection and solid service. Sashimi was excellent!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Had two rolls. One was ok but a little soggy and flavorless and the other was made with tuna coated in pepper. The pepper was overpowering and could not be scraped off. The was no other discernible flavor and I couldn't eat more than a couple of pieces. Huge menu and perhaps other items were better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Our server (unfortunately, I don't remember his name) was excellent; friendly and attentive. In my opinion, the sushi was ok, not bad but not great. Since it's the only sushi place (that I found) close to the River Walk, I would return

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Love atmosphere. The executive chef came and spoke with me and my husband. I loved every dish and the desert was to die for. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Spicy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 17, 2016

The Spicy Edamame was good. The size of rolls and proportions of rice, fish and fillers left a lot to be desired.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Great rolls combination! Highly recommended.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 9, 2016

I went there with my family. We ordered the happy hour deals. Food was ok. I've had better Japanese food though. But it's still a good deal during happy hour.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on March 3, 2016

I must admit that I don't usually write reviews - but Sushi Zushi really impressed me. I don't think I have ever seen such a wide and varied sushi menu with such unique combinations. I had been traveling for work with a colleague. We ended up picking 6 sushi rolls to split and they were all spectacular. I can't even remember which 6 I ordered because I looked at so many combinations. I actually had to use a pen and paper to prioritize what I wanted when I was in the restaurant so I could place my order.

I would highly recommend Sushi Zushi to anyone that wants to eat sushi in Downtown San Antonio

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 30, 2016

Great place for different types of sushi!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 23, 2015

My wife and I have eaten at dozens of sushi places and were very surprised by how excellent Sushi Zushi is. The decor is very plain, which is o.k., because the prices were very reasonable. The quality of the sushi was excellent as was the udon soup. The service was excellent and very attentive. They have a good wine list and extensive saki list.

What is very surprising was the very extensive menu. I don't recall a sushi restaurant with several full pages of choices. It was remarkable, as was the dinner experience. I will definitely be returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2015

We went because my kids wanted sushi and this popped up in downtown area at the start of Riverwalk. IDK why I thought San Antonio might have good sushi, but I was hoping for at least decent. The good first - service was pleasant and the menu was long with lots of choices. Next all the bad - the rice was not very good. Any sushi chef will tell you the rice is the most important and carefully guarded part of making sushi. But this was soggy and mushy. The fish tasted like it was just taken out of the refrigerator (perhaps it was). The sashimi was oddly cut very thick (it was an extra $2 to cut it thin), and the octopus had an unnatural frozen crunch and smell. If you know good sushi, then please go elsewhere.

It is right at the beginning (or end) of the Riverwalk. Lots more choices to eat there.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 18, 2015

Sushi Zushi is apparently going through a menu change, but haven't updated their website or menu yet. My husband and I saved up for a nice meal to celebrate out first anniversary. We specifically chose Sushi Zushi for the sukiyaki. We were informed after ordering apps that the sukiyaki hasn't been available for at least 9 months. We ate and enjoyed our apps, but decided to go else where for the meal since we were in the mood for beef, not fish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 27, 2015

Great food. good service, quiet and a welcome change from tex-mex and barbeque.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 26, 2015

This visit was our third visit over the last two years. We love the food and look forward to eating at Sushi Zushi when we are in San Antonio.

Be prepared to wait. When we arrived around 8:15pm the restaurant was less than half full and remained that way until we left. Despite this it took about 15-20 minutes until we had our drinks and ordered out food. We did not get our food until 9:27pm. A long wait that almost spoiled our experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2015

Visiting San Antonio for a conference, we went in search of something different after several nights of Texas fare. Fish was fresh, rolls were both standard and unique, and the service was friendly and fast. We had a great meal and plan to go back the last night of our trip. Great place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2015

The food was mediocre and the ambiance was casual and basic. Not what I hoped for of sushi on the Riverwalk.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 22, 2015

You cant go wrong with Sushi Zushi, I think they have over 90 rolls, pretty much whatever you can think of. the house salad is fantastic, the sushi is incredible and the service is always great. I am getting hungry again thinking about it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 14, 2015

The restaurant itself was nice. Our server was pleasant and got our order right. The sushi was just not up to par with what I'm used to. It was mediocre and lacked the 'fresh' taste of sushi. It wasn't that the fish was bad, it just wasn't great. I would not go back here again.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 4, 2015

Very enjoyable lunch. I had the tuna poke which was awesome! House salad was huge and tasty, with ginger dressing. Only the I was disappointed I was the Cristina roll. Not nearly as spicy as I hoped.

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 18, 2015

I've eaten at a few Sushi Zushi restaurants in San Antonio and other cities. I had never been to the San Antonio downtown location and we know the Sushi Zushi brand to be consistent in atmosphere and food. We had a craving for sushi so it made sense to start a night out on the town with a brand that we were familiar with. Sadly this location falls out of step with the brand. It is not the fault of those running this restaurant as the staff was this spot's saving grace. While it has a decent downtown location, from the outside, it reminds of a downtown convenient store; the atmosphere is hole-in-the-wall meets strip mall and the sushi, while not bad, was not consistent with what we usually get from this brand. Downtown San Antonio is a thriving hotspot of tourism, food and nightlife. Sushi Zushi needs to step up its San Antonio downtown location.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 18, 2015

I've been stationed in Japan twice and the food was the closest I've tasted. We will dine there again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2015

This was a bit of a surprise. My colleague and I took customers to Zushi Sushi for lunch. It wasn't as easy to find as anticipated. The layout of the restaurant is somewhat like a diner. We were promptly seated and the waiter was there immediately to welcome us and provide great suggestions. After ordering the tofu and seaweed salads, we felt it best to get a nice selection to share. We ordered the Sashimi Sampler and the Emperor Platter. Very well put together and enough to feed a small army. Too much food for just 4 people. You would need at least 6 people to finish unless someone is extremely hungry. We substituted the Riverwalk Sushi for the Tropical. I strongly urge anyone to get the Riverwalk which was excellent. The sashimi we ordered was salmon, octopus, tuna and yellow tail. Very fresh and well prepared.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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