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Godai Sushi Bar & Restaurant Restaurant Review: Godai’s "High-Noon" look --- board walls, Mexican tile floors and tin star decorations --- gives it a noodle-Western setting that seems just fine for the San Antonio sushi it serves. Saddle up with starters such as the soft shell crab or sea bass and black cod atop soba noodles with truffle oil and lumpfish caviar. They’re all part of a fusion focus that also includes tuna seared in olive oil and plated with a miso aïoli, aged balsamic vinegar and more. Then sashay over to any of the classic sushi and sashimi selections --- with the possible exception of aggressively wasabi-spiked tobiko. Consider pairing chef Goro’s sashimi “tapas” with a cold saké. The relatively restrained rolls, such as the fish-filled Rainbow wrapped in avocado, also merit a look-see. But it’s in utterly Asian dishes such as the saba shio (mackerel) that tradition finally prevails. Untraditionally, there’s a much better wine list than expected; it’s up to you whether you pick green tea ice cream or deep-fried Oreos for dessert.