Below is a sample listing on what’s available in the area of San Japan. It is not a complete list as there are over a hundred places to eat and even more scenic locations for pictures in and around downtown San Antonio in a 2 mile radius. We listed some of the information to help you out. For complete listings please use Yelp or your preferred app.

Places to Eat


A list of places to eat at the host hotels

NameLocationHoursFood TypePrice
SazoMarriott Rivercenter6:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 5:00 – 9:00 PMLatin American Grill$$-$$$$
The BarMarriott Riverwalk10AM - 12AMBar Food / Alcohol$-$$$
Cactus Flower RestaurantMarriott Riverwalk7AM - 9PMTex-Mex$$-$$$
StarbucksMarriott Rivercenter6AM - 7PMCoffee$
StarbucksMarriott Riverwalk6AM - 7PMCoffee$
Bar Rojo (Sushi in Evening)Grand Hyatt Hotel10AM - 1AMBar Food / Alcohol$-$$$
Chris's Ruth Steak HouseGrand Hyatt Hotel8AM - 11PMSteak Restaurant$$$$
Perks Coffee & More (Open 24 Hours)Grand Hyatt Hotel24 HoursPizza, Sandwiches, Coffee, Snacks, Japanese Snacks, Drinks$-$$


Here are restaurants within Rivercenter Mall.

Margaritaville11:00 AM - 1:00 AMFood / Adult Drinks$$-$$$
Which Which10:00 AM - 10:00 AMSandwiches$
Potbelly7:00 AM - 9:00 PMSandwiches$
Chipotle11:00 AM - 10:00 PMBurritos$-$$
Johnny Rocket's11:00 AM - 10:00 PMBurgers$-$$
The Yard House11:00 AM - 10:00 PMBrewhouse$-$$$
Yogurt Zone11:00 AM – 10:00 PMFrozen Yogurt$-$$
Morton's Steakhouse5:00 PM - 10:00 PMSteakhouse$$$$
Tony Roma's Ribs11:00 AM – 10:00 PMGrill, BBQ$$-$$$
Maria Mia’s Mexican Restaurant11:00 AM - 11:00 PMTex-Mex$$-$$$
Luciano's Ristorante Italiano11:00 AM - 10:00 PMItalian, Pizza$-$$$
Hooters11:00 AM – 12:00 AMBar, Wings$-$$$
Fogo de Chao11:00 AM – 2:00 PM 5:00 – 10:00 PMBuffet, Brazillian Steak$$$$
Chili's11:00AM - 10:00PMBar & Grill$-$$


Places to eat within the Rivercenter Food Court located 3 blocks from the Convention Center. Hours for most locations will be 10AM to 9PM.

Charleys Philly SteaksHot Subs
Time Out Corner Store IIDrinks/Snacks
Marble Slab CreameryIce Cream
Little TokyoAsian Food/Sushi
Side Wok CafeChinese Food
Taco BellFast Food Mexican
Bourbon Street CafeCajun/Asian Food
Luciano PizzaPizza/Italian Food
Dairy QueenBurgers/Frozen Desserts
Louisiana ChickenChicken/Bubble Tea


Nearby places to eat within walking distance of the Convention Center.

Johnny RocketsBurgers849 E Commerce #677Open Until 9/10PM$$
PieologyPizza849 E Commerce St #669Open Until 10PM$
PotbellySubs849 E Commerce StOpen Until 9PM$
ChipotleBurritos849 E Commerce St #693Open Until 10PM$
Zinc BistroBistro207 N Presa StOpen Until 12AM$$
Boudro'sBistro/Gril421 E Commerce StOpen Until 11PM$$
Guadalajara GrillMexican/Tex-Mex301 S Alamo StOpen Until 10PM$$
Jimmy John'sSubs512 E Houston StOpen Until 9PM$
WhataburgerBurgers412 E. CommerceOpen 24 Hours$
Iron CactusTex-Mex200 East River Walk STreetOpen Until 11PM$$-$$$
The StationSubs/Pizza108 King William StOpen Until 9PM (Closed Saturday/Sunday)$
FuddruckersBurgers115 Alamo PlazaOpen Until 10PM$
SubwaySubs109 Alamo PlazaOpen Until 10PM$
Schilos DelicatessenGerman Deli (Best Root Beer in Texas)428 East Commerce StreetOpen Until 8:30PM$-$$
McDonaldsFast Food101 Alamo PlazaOpen until 10PM (24 Hours Friday/Saturday)$


Nearby places that will deliver food

NameTypeHoursPhone NumberWebsite
Jimmy John'sSubsOpen Until 9PM(210) 222-1444http://www.jimmyjohns.com
Sushi ZushiJapaneseOpen Until 11PM(210) 472-2900http://www.sushizushi.com
Thai Lao OrchidThaiOpen Until 8:45PM, Closed Sundays(210) 442-8110http://san-antonio.eat24hours.com/thai-lao-orchid/13190
King's PalaceChineseOpen Until 11:00PM Fri/Sat, 9:30PM Sun-Thu(210) 824-0279http://www.viewmenu.com/kings-palace-3/menu?ref=google
PizzaritasPizzaOpen Until 10:30PM(210) 293-7482http://www.pizzaritas.com
Papa John'sPizzaOpen Until 1AM(210) 224-7272http://www.pajajohns.com
Domino'sPizzaOpen Until 2AM(210) 527-9505http://www.dominos.com


Here are some of the places open that is within a .5 mile radius walking distance that are open past 12 AM.

NameTypeHoursAddressDistance From HotelPrice
The Pig StandDinerOpen Until 2AM Friday and Saturday 1508 Broadway Street2 Miles$-$$
IHOPPancakes / Breakfast24 Hours849 E Commerce St.2 Miles$
Barriba CantinaMexicanOpen Until 2AM111 W Crockett.2 Miles$-$$
Esquire TavernAmericanOpen Until 2AM155 E Commerce St.3 Miles$-$$
Rose's HideoutBurgers/BBQOpen Until 2AM518 E Houston St.3 Miles$-$$
Zocca Cuisine d'ItaliaItalianOpen Until 2AM420 W Market St.2 Miles$
Pat O'BriensCajunOpen Until 2AM121 Alamo Plaza.5 Miles$$
The Original Mexican Restaurant Tex-Mex24 Hours528 East River Walk Street.4 Miles$-$$
Denny's (Typically packed during San Japan weekend)American24 Hours903 E Commerce St.2 Miles$


Places that are open 24 Hours, less than 5 miles driving distance from the convention venues.

NameTypeAddressDistance From VenuePrice
Mi TierraMexican218 Produce Way3 Miles$$
IHOPBreakfast / Diner849 E Commerce St.1 Miles$-$$
Lulu's Bakery & CafeBreakfast / Fried Food918 N. Main3 Miles$-$$

Cosplay Photo Location Areas

HBG Convention Center

Located underneath the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center – River Level. Past Room 004 – 008.

HBG Walkway Entrance

Open area in Hemisfair nearby the walkway entrance to the HBG Convention Center.

Hemisfair Park

Misting water and wading pool in Hemisfair Park by the Tower of the Americas.

Hemisfair Park

Misting water and wading pool in Hemisfair Park by the Tower of the Americas.

Hemisfair Park

Water area located right next to the Tower of the Americas in Hemisfair Park.

Bridge in Hemisfair Park.

Bridge area located right next to the Tower of the Americas in Hemisfair Park.

Hemisfair Park

Cascading water and outlook by Tower of the Americas in Hemisfair Park

Hemisfair Park

Water area located right next to the Tower of the Americas in Hemisfair Park.

Hemisfair Park

Water area located right next to the Tower of the Americas in Hemisfair Park.

Tower of the Americas

Water fountain pool by the Tower of the Americas entrance.

Hemisfair Park

Water fountains nearby Tower of Americas in Hemisfair park.

Hemisfair Park

Pathway above the fountains in Hemisfair Park by the Tower of Americas.

Hemisfair Park

Pathway inside Hemisfair Park.

Hemisfair Park

Open area in Hemisfair nearby the walkway entrance to the HBG Convention Center.

Grand Hyatt Bridge

The bridge on the river level that goes over the river from the Grand Hyatt to the HBG Convention Center.

Grand Hyatt

Right by the Grand Hyatt on the river level.

HBG Convention Center

Located in front of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center by Exhibit Hall A.

Marriott Riverwalk

Located in front of the Marriott Riverwalk on the river level.

Rivercenter Mall

The bridge located in the center of Rivercenter Mall.