Review: Sushihana a solid balance of sushi and Japanese cooking

April 11, 2019

Note: This is an abbreviated version of the full Taste Test review, with a star rating based on multiple visits. See the complete version on our subscriber site ExpressNews.com.

The two-page menu at Sushihana tells a story beyond just what’s for dinner. A full 29 dishes on the front page, stretching from top to bottom, aren’t sushi. They’re tempura, dumplings, fried rice, a fancy rib-eye, cross-bone lamb chops, even chicken wings.

What does that say? It says that even a place dedicated to sushi since 2003 has to split the difference in a market still finding its sea legs. It’s almost a 50-50 trade.

One of Sushihana’s best hot-and-cold considerations centered around an unexpected grilled rib-eye, one of Sushihana’s best values at $29.95. On the cool side, well-cut pieces of fish-and-rice nigiri rivaled the steak’s simple but precise execution. Octopus with a firm bite, scallops in velvet overlays and lush, fatty salmon belly.

Fortunately at Sushihana’s intersection of hot and cold means you’re never far away from something that’s just right.

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Mike Sutter is a food and drink reporter and restaurant critic in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | msutter@express-news.net | Twitter: @fedmanwalking