Where to find international foods in San Antonio, TX

Did you know you don’t have to catch a flight to travel of the world?

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Ya — that’s how you say “hi” in Greek.

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While we love the food scene in the Alamo City, we want you to know that it’s okay to get a little bit tired of barbacoa + big red.

That’s why we’re rounding up five places to find international foods in the 210.

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Demosthenes opened the restaurant at only 19 years old.

🇬🇷 Greece
Demo’s Greek Food, Three locations
With over four decades serving the community, Demo’s has been a staple for authentic Greek food — learn about the restaurant’s founder, Demosthenes Demetrius Karagas.
Try this: Gyro wrap — a rotisserie-sliced blend of beef and lamb wrapped in pita and served with fresh-cut fries.

🇮🇳 India
The Lion Indian Cuisine, 8202 N. Loop 1604 W.
Head to the Northwest side for this home-cooked Indian eatery serving both vegan + non-vegan dishes.
Try this: Chicken tikka masala — Tandoori chicken cubes simmered in a fresh creamy tomato sauce.

🇮🇷 The Middle East
Jerusalem Grill, Two locations
Since 2004, this popular spot serves up scratch-made Middle Eastern cuisine. The restaurant has since expanded with a Far North location in Stone Oak.
Try this: Mixed grill kabob — skewers of lamb, chicken, and beef kofta served on a bed of rice, hummus, and Jerusalem salad.

🇯🇵 Japan
Hoka Hoka Fuku, 11842 Bandera Rd.
With nearly one year since opening, this Far West Side restaurant has become a go-to spot for authentic Japanese sips + eats.
Try this: Tori kastu — panko-breaded fried chicken served with rice, miso soup, and pickled cabbage (Japanese curry extra).

🇯🇲 The Caribbean
The Jerk Shack, 10234 TX-151
This veteran-owned authentic Caribbean eatery is led by Chef Nicola Blaque who studied at the Culinary Institute of America — the “shack” recently expanded to its new Far West side location.
Try this: Jerk chicken — marinated in Jamaican herbs and spices.

Did we miss a country or region you’re interested in? Send us an email — we’d love to share it in a “part two.”

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