We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Fire Bowl Cafe

$$ - $$$
Uptown Broadway
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
255 E Basse Rd, Ste 600, San Antonio, TX 78209-8336
+1 210-829-0887
Website
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 24: English reviews
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Ya'll, this place is no longer the Fire Bowl Café. It's under new ownership, and it is now the Joy Café. Not to worry about the food. This place still pretty much is the same. If you're wondering about the food? It's still very good, and prepared the same way. Sorry, I was supposed to take a picture before I... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Santos A
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

First thing I would say is save your pennies...it's just NOT good. I ordered extra spicy chicken on fried rice and a bowl of hot and sour soup. First, the soup. At first I thought it was a sweet version of egg drop soup given to me by accident. I checked on the menu and they DON'T HAVE egg drop.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michael B
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
154 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Food was okay but seemed very greasy. Went in with the impression that food was hot and made to order but the style is a fast food joint. Small selection and a bit over priced for the boxed rice ya get. I would pass.

Helpful?
Thank JetlaggedJess
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
262 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

This spot has become a staple for me at least twice per month for business meetings. I prefer lunch because their lunch bowls can't be beat. Price is excellent and food quantity is just right. I always get a bowl of miso soup on the side which is delicate and flavorful. On nice days it is worthwhile dining on the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Capt_Wyatt
San Antonio, TX
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014

I've been coming here for over 8 years and it still delivers great food, very quick! If you're out on friday or saturday night and can't decide if you should be on a wait list anywhere else..come here ;)

Helpful?
Thank TabithaJ04
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

If you're looking for Asian style "make your own" stir-fry this may be the place for you in the Quarry area of San Antonio. The restaurant offers some Asian standards like Sweet and Sour Chicken (or pork), Pad Thai, and General Tso's, but it also offers the diner the opportunity to put their own dish together. Diners can select their... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ben C
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Went to try a new place, so my husband and I went in around lunch time. Their prices were Ok a little high on some items, the place is very small, small portions which was fine for me but my husband was still hungry, the Food reminded me of a Chinese buffet, just nothing to get excited over.the egg roll... More 

Helpful?
Thank wendyjuanes
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Tasted okay, but nothing much to rave about. Food was a little greasy, portions were good though. Price was middle of the road for fast food. I would eat here again if I was looking for something quick and easy.

Helpful?
Thank Steven M
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

I really enjoy getting the bowl that you can put your own vegetables and get them stir-fried with a spicy peanut sauce; maybe with beef, or tofu. Yum!

Helpful?
Thank Santos A
SAT
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

The atmosphere is loud with a fast food feel. The food is mediocre. I don't recommend Fire Bowl Cafe. If you want good Asian food in the area go to Hsui Yu on Broadway.

Helpful?
Thank tinysmommy

Travellers who viewed Fire Bowl Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Fire Bowl Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 E Basse Rd, Ste 600, San Antonio, TX 78209-8336
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Uptown Broadway
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown Broadway
  • Phone Number: +1 210-829-0887

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fire Bowl Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?