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Dining Guide

Blue Whale

Just across from the Bexar County Courthouse (handy for jury duty, no?), this little Blue Whale is a fish of a different color for sure; the sign outside says “Fancy Food Restaurant,” but what’s on the plate? When we went, it was Japanese street food, but owner Jun Du says the menu will change with the seasons and jump from one global destination to another. The menu we saw for this iteration was a bit imprecise, with offerings including “yakitori,” “summer noodle,” and “wolf potato,” but once you’ve quizzed your server, you’ll get a variety of food for adventurous eaters. It’s a place made for small plates and sharing, so take a friend or two to get the most from the menu. On our visit, we sampled okonomiyaki, an egg dish that’s something between a crunchy veggie-filled crepe and an omelet; drizzled with a sweetish mayo, it was a bit messy but fun to eat. Pork buns were tender and filled with a sweet-savory red bean paste. Of all the dishes, our favorite was the lamb skewers.

City: San Antonio


Drinks: No bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★

Address: 136 Main Plz., San Antonio, TX, 78205

Hours: B & L Mon–Sat.

Last updated: January 7, 2020