A Tribute to Sushi

The Sac Foodies heart sushi. Whether you want to wind down at the end of a long day, or get a night of celebration started, sushi is often a go-to cuisine. Our favorite local sushi spots are a very common topic of conversation around here.

We’ve managed to accumulate an overload of sushi reviews and pictures over the past few months, which can only lead to one thing: A Tribute to Sushi! So sit back, enjoy the beautiful pictures, and learn about all of our favorite sushi spots around town!

Jessica Smith – My first-ever restaurant experience in Sacramento was at Sapporo during the first week that they opened. I was impressed with the creativity of their rolls and have been delighted to see them supporting events locally…such as the Sactown Magazine premiere party for “The September Issue.”

Jenna Kirkwood – I’m a HUGE fan of spicy/saucy rolls and the “Train Wreck” at Mikuni has got to be my favorite. I do also love Nishiki for all-around delicious rolls and have very fond memories of mid-day sushi-comas after all-you-can-eat sushi lunches at Sushi Nobu in Davis.

Liz Conant – I recently checked out Hashi, a fairly new sister restaurant to Nishiki. Located at 21st and L Street, they have some great specials including $1 handrolls on Monday, $1 nigiri on Tuesday and ½ off a selection of special rolls on Wednesday. We went on a Wednesday and ordered edamame, a couple pieces of tuna nigiri and a selection of the special handrolls. I especially liked the Lion King and Dragon rolls – next time I think I’ll go on a Monday for the $1 hand rolls! If you like Nishiki, you’ll probably like Hashi too.

Christine Schunk – My favorite sushi place is Zen Toro, in downtown Davis. I found the perfect roll here, and often try to recreate it at other sushi restaurants but of course the original is always best. The Citrus Breeze roll consists of tempura shrimp, cucumber, cream cheese and avocado topped with fresh salmon and lemon slices. Deliciousness on a plate!

Kim Bedwell – I’m a Nishiki fan. Specifically, I enjoy the Capitol Roll and the McHenry Roll. Also, you can’t pass up the bacon-wrapped  scallops in the thick teriyaki sauce. Yum!

Have a favorite sushi restaurant we didn’t mention? Let us know, we’d love to try it out!

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  • Michelle | Sep 18, 2009 at 7:52 am

    When we lived in Sac, our favorite sushi was Samarui Sushi in Rancho right at Madison and 50. The lunch specials were also very reasonable. Now that we live in South Dakota, we still get our sushi fix at Ichiban. I still marvel that they can get fresh fish to the Black Hills!

  • Lynn | Sep 18, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    You missed Miyaki on the corner of Fair Oaks Blvd. and Munroe. Tony, the head sushi chef is excellent! Fresh, amazing fish. And Sam, the manager, makes you feel at home and welcome. Happy hour 7 days a week from 5-7pm.

  • Sherrie Martinez | Sep 18, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    All time favorite is Taka’s Sushi in Fair Oaks on Madison & Fair Oaks Blvd. Corbett roll is my favorite but they are are delicious..Give them a try , you won’t be sorry …

  • stickie | Sep 29, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Akebono @4960 Freeport Blvd is practically the only sushi place in Sacramento that I will patronize. Not that other places are not great, but this place is beyond great, especially since I am an “old school” sushi eater that orders mostly nigiri and mostly shuns the rolls slathered in gooey sauces. The menu is HUGE, so if you are more of a roll eater than I am, they have plenty of those, as well.

    The best part is the “fresh board”. In addition to the regular menu, they have 15-20 fresh picks that are generally types of fish that you do not find at your average sushi joint.

    Check it out, you won’t be disappointed!