While there aren’t a lot of good sushi places to choose from in San Antonio, the majority of sushi restaurants that do exist in San Antonio (and the rest of Texas) stick to pretty traditional Japanese creations. At YellowFish Sushi on Wurzbach Road, though, the restaurant has adopted a style known as “Japamex,” a combination of Japanese and Mexican ingredients. While this could just refer to the fact that the majority of the sushi options are spicy, we recommend we check out YellowFish and judge for yourself.

Japanese Tacos Will Wow

The Japanese Tacos at this restaurant – a.k.a. hand rolls – will knock your socks off with how delicious and affordable they are. Favorite Japanese tacos are the Taco Taco, yellowtail, cilantro, tomato, avocado, and Serrano chiles; the Special Taco with eel, kani, cream cheese, avocado, cucumber, and Anguilla sauce; and the Tampico Taco, with Tampico, masago, avocado, and kani. All hand rolls are under $6.50, and many are priced as low as $4.00.

Cooking Up a Storm

If you prefer cooked rolls to those that feature raw fish, people are nuts about the many non-raw fish rolls here. One that receives a high amount of acclaim is the Rampage Roll, which is a ridiculously delicious combination of tempura shrimp, cucumber, avocado, cream cheese, crab salad, kani, sriracha, Anguilla, wasabi cream, and Juma sauce–this one will really impress you, trust us. Another interesting roll that exemplified Asian fusion cooking is the banana roll, which is an innovative creation of tempura shrimp, cream cheese, avocado, asparagus, fried plantains, and Chipotle sauce. There are also a few great deep fried rolls who love their sushi crispy and hot–try the El Dorado Roll with fried shrimp, cream cheese, avocado, and yummy sauces if you’re one of them.

Pequeña Casa, Comida Grande

We’ll be honest: this restaurant doesn’t look like much from the outside, and isn’t too impressive when first stepping through the door, either. The restaurant itself is tiny with a fading facade, there’s no sushi bar to sit at, and it’s a seat-yourself establishment where the service doesn’t amount to much. However, if you give it a chance, the meal will be one of the best you’ve ever had. The fish is fresh, the menu is creative, and everything is served just as it should be.

Mexican Mixology

There are some pretty neat Japanese-Mexican fusion dishes on the menu, and if you’re going there to experience the fusion cuisine alone, you’ve got to try the Picante Towers, the Mexican Tartare, the Japamex Miso, and the Platano Tempura.

Must Bring Own Beverage

There’s no liquor license here, but if you like to drink while you eat, you’re more than welcome to bring in your own adult beverage. However, be warned: rumor has it there’s a six dollar corking fee. If you’re okay paying the corking fee and having to provide you own alcohol drink, then by all means, go for it.

Finally, there’s a dog-friendly patio! One more plus for this unique eatery.