Exceptional Seafood Becomes More Common Fare at San Antonio Restaurants

San Antonio chefs are taking this city by storm and they're not leaving the seafood behind. When you think of SA cuisine, most people don't often imagine seafood, and yet they have access to some of the most amazing bounty due to its close proximity to the Gulf Coast. 

Just recently at a special dinner at Luke as part of their Visiting Chef Dinner Series, they featured an array of the most delicate, mouthwatering seafood that included American caviar, a bycatch crudo, soft shell crab amandine with squid ink pasta and grilled gulf tuna. Luke is also known for having some of the best and freshest oysters in town. You can enjoy them raw, fried and often charbroiled. 

Starfish is still one of the best kept secrets in town, but not for long! Chef Diego Fernandez is making some of the most unique seafood dishes - works of art that make you regret just a little bit (but not too much), that you have to eat them. Starfish recently opened up for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays and the new menu includes fun entrees such as fish and waffles. 

Southerleigh, located at the Pearl Brewery as part of the new Emma Hotel development, cannot be overlooked when it comes to seafood. Although they're certainly not exclusively seafood-focused, Chef Balfour has done exceptionally well at translating his childhood upbringing at the beach in Galveston into divine cuisine. 

El 7 Mares
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Imagine kicking back with a cold cerveza and a magnificent plate of fresh, bright shrimp and octopus ceviche marinated in lime juice and mixed with pico de gallo, avocado and Serrano peppers, the sound of the ocean waves lapping against the sand...  Read More

Pappadeaux's Seafood Kitchen

For all things seafood pared with a Creole flair, head to Pappadeux's. From the warm waters of the Gulf to the icy currents of the Alaskan coast, from the mighty Atlantic to the blue Pacific, they'll go to any depths to bring you the finest...  Read More

North Central
Niki's Tokyo Inn
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Niki's Tokyo Inn is probably the most authentic Japanese restaurant in San Antonio. Sure, it doesn't look so hot on the outside, but you'll quickly forget about all that once you have a taste of their sushi or any of the number of traditional...  Read More

King William District

Typically, San Antonio is as far away from European as you can get. That is until you walk into this quaint little bistro in the heart of the Southtown arts district. With its warm, inviting décor, wide array of wine selections and...  Read More

What could be better than Italian seafood? Il Sogno, located at the historic Pearl Brewery, is a five-star Italian café that offers homemade Italian classics created by the well-known restaurateur, Chef Andrew Weissman. The space is bright and...  Read More

Sushihana Japanese Restaurant
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There's a reason why Sushihana, which opened in 2003, continues to be one of San Antonio's premier Japanese restaurants. Simply, the staff is exceptionally passionate about everything they do. Sushihana's Japanese fusion artfully combines...  Read More

Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery
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Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery is a restaurant and brewery located inside The Pearl's historic brewhouse and is the place to eat in San Antonio for a delicious, fine dining experience. Southerleigh serves up incredible East Texas home-style...  Read More

Hearsay Urban Taste
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Hearsay is one of the newest restaurants to open its doors in San Antonio's popular arts district, Southtown, a burgeoning foodie district. While it can sometimes be difficult finding fresh delicious and locally-sourced cuisine in the Alamo...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Kimberly A. Suta

Lüke is celebrity Chef John Besh's first restaurant outside of Louisiana and is run by locally-renowned chef, John Russ. Lüke is truly one of the best restaurant's on San Antonio's famed riverwalk. The menu features authentic Old World...  Read More


Meet Kimberly Suta

Kimberly A. Suta is a professional freelance writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur with a background in marketing, advertising and social media. Her first business, Midnight Sun Innovations,...  More About Kimberly

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