Mikuni, Midtown Sacramento
Recently a good friend was visiting from Wisconsin and wanted to indulge in some culinary goodness that wasn’t the same back home. We immediately thought sushi. Being relatively new to Sacramento, it was difficult to narrow down which spot to try and we decided on Mikuni. After this dining experience, I may have found my new favorite midtown restaurant!
Before even browsing the menu, we were both pleased. Mikuni Midtown is housed in a beautiful space adjacent to P.F. Changs at 16th and J in the East End Lofts building. It is an open building with high ceilings, exposed beams and a hustle and bustle that not only makes it trendy, but very welcoming.
After browsing the extensive menu, we decided on the four courses for $40 special (what a deal!) Two people can select two starters, two rolls and a dessert to round out the deliciously decadent meal.
For our first course we selected the crispy goyza. Eight pieces of perfectly cooked pork pot stickers that weren’t too crispy or too soft, and paired wonderfully with the dipping sauce.
When selecting our second indulgence, it was a no brainer- mixed tempura. Bestowed before us was a plate bursting with color and plenty of food to satisfy two people. The mix included sweet potato, mushroom, asparagus, zucchini, carrot, broccoli, onion and four gigantic pieces of shrimp.
The first roll we chose was the Marilyn Monroll- scallop, avocado, crab mix, panko shrimp, sauce, masago and onion. Yum! Secondly, we decided on the Michi Roll, a similar roll with panko shrimp, cream cheese, crab mix, avocado, sauce, masago, onion, and my favorite- seared tuna.
Then came the grand finale! For our final course on this culinary journey we selected the triple chocolate mousse. Three layers of light and fluffy chocolate paired with a delicious raspberry sauce.
If you’ve never been or if you’re looking for another reason to head into Mikuni’s, the 2-for-$40 deal should be your reason, you won’t be disappointed.