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AKA Sushi Downtown
This longtime local favorite specializes in creative and daring rolls that work well together. Home to award-winning Chef James Kim’s signature menu offerings of hot and cold Japanese cuisine that will blow your mind. $$ • 415 Water St.
Located on the sunlit shores of the Laguna Madre, The Lookout at Bluff’s Landing is real food made with quality local ingredients. Enjoy a selection of uniquely crafted meals, curated cocktails, and of course those beautiful water views. $$ • 4242 Laguna Shores Rd.
Ninja Ramen & Thai
Japanese ramen featuring the most delicious broth is just one aspect of Ninja Ramen & Thai’s delicious cuisine. This family-owned-and-operated spot features a great menu and excellent service. $ • 2033 Airline Rd #E5
Ginger Cafe & Grill
The menu at Ginger Cafe & Grill takes you all around the world, to India, Greece, Turkey, Iran, and more. While some dishes remain authentic, others combine flavors from multiple countries to offer you an entire continent on a plate. $ • 7009 S Staples St.
Sufi Kabob’s menu features the entire expanse of the Middle East region right at your fingertips. From Pakistani and Persian to Indian and even Halal, this menu offers casual eats for every palate. $ • 7150 S Padre Island Dr.
Water Street Oyster Bar
This is a long-standing and beloved Corpus Christi landmark serving up oysters, sushi rolls, and fresh Gulf seafood in a historic, brick building in the heart of downtown. The restaurant underwent a complete renovation in 2020, offering an elevated experience to guests. $$ • 309 N Water St.
This cevicheria is a true Peruvian party on your palette. Costa Sur’s dishes are exciting, fresh takes on traditional dishes from South America. This is the perfect dinner spot after a long beach day. $$ • 15113 S Padre Island Dr #101
This local spot serves up savory seafood dishes with great bay view seating. The family-owned establishment gives off a special ambiance in the atmosphere as well as the entrees, making this the perfect place to make dinner reservations for a special occasion. $$$ • 4310 Ocean Dr.
Committed to the motto “Great Food, Great Times. Great Experience.,” this casual yet elegant atmosphere will truly exceed any steak lover’s expectations. Located on the Southside of Corpus Christi, Niko’s has a dinner menu packed with flavor. $$ • 5409 Saratoga Blvd
Family-owned and operated for over 12 years, Thai Spice is an intimate fixture providing curries, noodles, and other traditional Thai dishes in an upscale relaxed atmosphere. Situated in the heart of Downtown Corpus Christi, Thai Spice makes for the perfect date night dinner spot. $$$ • 523 N Water St.
Luciano’s Italian Restaurant
Since its opening in 1964, Luciano’s has offered diners quality Italian food in a relaxed atmosphere. Only the freshest ingredients are used in their homemade family recipes passed down from founders Joe and Mary Luciano. $$ • 1821 S Alameda St.