Satiated at Sukeban

If you’re a San Antonio foodie, we are willing to bet you know that Blue Star Arts Complex has a variety of restaurants that pair exceptionally well with our unique artists, galleries, and retail shops. As luck would have it, our “winter” temperatures are in the 80’s and we are smack in the middle of Culinaria’s winter edition of Restaurant Week.

(Wait, what if I don’t know what Restaurant Week is?) Answer: restaurants across the city are offering set-priced menus for lunch and dinner through January 28th giving you the opportunity (or excuse) to venture out and try new cuisine.



One of our latest additions to Blue Star’s food scene is Sukeban. Fun fact, the Japanese slang word ‘sukeban’ means ‘delinquent girl’ or ‘boss girl’ and is often used when referencing Japanese girl gangs from the late 1960s that were made up of girls who weren’t allowed into boy gangs. Their style differentiated them, as does the décor at our complex’s sushi bar. You could spot them in a crowd with their cut shirts, silk, embroidered bombers, chains (used as weapons), and bleached hair. This is not the dress code at Sukeban however the silk bombers referenced are a fashion trend right now, considering wearing yours in spirit.



Suffice to say, it’s not your ordinary sushi restaurant and that’s what we love about it. Anime décor and an emphasis on pairing champagne with your meal are part of the experience, and no, you do not need to be a member of a girl gang to get in however you’re more than welcome to bring friends and family with you. As part of Restaurant Week, join Sukeban for a 3-course dinner for just $35.




We have a good idea, make a night of your experience at Sukeban. Cinnabar Gallery is open until 6pm Wednesday – Sunday, stop in before dinner and check out their current exhibition “Perception

  • “In works that are slightly different from what they usually show, four artists examine how our perceptions of reality can become twisted or challenged. We humans often imagine that our own private visions of the world are infallible until we are forced to take another point of view, or we may find that we were deceived by an illusion. Such illusions – and the fragility of our powers of perception – are the primary subject matter of the works in this exhibit.”



Did you just make a reservation at Sukeban for Wednesday January 25th? Artist James Cobb will be hanging out at FL!GHT Gallery from 8-10pm, stop in, say hi, and check out his new work, event details here.



Become the curator. Tatum Originals Choice Goods is open 12-8pm Thursday – Saturday and Mockingbird Handprints 11-7pm. Both shops carry a unique offering of goods. Stop in before or after you dine.