6572 S Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8412140.632104 -111.805267
Daily 11am-2pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm
Best Sushi in Utah, No Questions! – I have eaten sushi all over Utah and Mikado always comes out number one. My husband and I go there at least once or twice a month. The sushi is ALWAYS fresh, the rolls are good-sized, and we have never gotten a roll we didn't like. Some people have said their rolls are expensive but I haven't thought this at all. Their rolls may be a dollar or two more than some places but they are literally almost twice the size so in actuality I have found them to be less expensive. Sometimes the service is lacking, but overall I am ADDICTED to this place and I have yet to find any place that does sushi as well as they do. If you love sushi, the only place in Utah I would recommend that I have been is Mikado.
Great saturday evening experience – We had a great meal at Mikado this month. A varied menu, excellent sake and some very creative and unusual sushi creations. Definitely a new favourite for me.
Read our full review over at Gastronomic Salt Lake City.
Service sometimes lacking, food always makes up for it – My husband and I often frequent mikado downtown. They used to have discount sushi days with a customer card that you sign up for but it has recently been stopped. I live for the connect roll. The miso soup is so-so but my husband really likes the salad and teriyaki chicken although the portion size constantly changes with the plating, which can be disappointing. It's a little over priced so we don't go as often as we'd like but it's not enough to keep us away. Be aware of conventions in town, the place can quickly become packed as it is across the street from the convention center.
Nice change of atmosphere. – I have been to some of the nicer sushi houses here in Utah. As far north as Logan and as south of Provo. I have my favorites. This might be one that is up and coming on my list. We were in the area of Fort Union and we were in the mood for sushi. So we used a feature on my GPS unit to find this place. We arrived right as the luch rush was ending (always a good time to show up), and were greated promptly. A bit of a wait but very friendly host small taked with us until a table was ready. I would've prefered to sit at the bar but it was that first time for someone in our party. After looking over the menu I was very impressed with their specialty rolls. A bit more expensive then I would've like for lunch but I'm a push over for sushi. I ordered the lunch special which consisted of a sushi roll (california roll I think), shrimp tempura and veggie tempura, two peices of sushimi, fruit (which was a nice treat to off set the sushi), and my favorite about 5 pieces of sliced spicy tuna. All served with a variity of sauces on the side, that the server kindly described and suggested what to use with what (very nice A+). My mom who what out with us and had sushi for the first itme ever ordered there Box lunch. Very good choice for a first timer. Everything came as it stated, in a box! She though it was great. Large portion of sticky rice, shrimp and veggie tempura, a california roll cut into 5 pieces, and a terryaki salmon with baby carrots and sweet pea pods. It was a great time had by all. Because of the timing the crow was just leaving so it wasn't too crazy or loud. I will deffinatley consider coming again if I'm in the area and I'm in the mood for sushi.
Great service, excellent sushi – We've been to most of the Sushi places in SLC and this ranks among the best. The sushi, particularly the specialty rolls, is exceptional. We've been many times and never once had "slimy" sushi or seen any uncleanliness referred to by other reviewers. The prices are somewhat high, but what sushi place doesn't have high prices?
Don't understand the hype. – My friends and family frequents this restaurant and raves about how great it is. I finally decided to take my friends up on the offer and joined them last night. The hostess kindly greeted us and our waitor was great - I just wish the sushi would have been. I was not impressed at all!! The seaweed was slimy. The rolls fell apart when you barely touched them with your chopsticks and every roll we ordered - at least 5 different kinds - all had the same bland, heavy sauce poured over the top of them. At least I had my Sapporo and the company of good friends to enjoy! Can you tell the highlight was not the sushi!?!?! I have no desire to return.
Love their Half-Price Rolls! – My friends and I LOVE this place. We typically go on Mondays or Tuesday for the half price sushi rolls/appetizers. We sit at the sushi bar and have great conversations with the sushi chefs. Don't know if I'd come to Mikado for a full-price meal, but the half-price rolls are FABULOUS! I highly recommend the Connect Roll and the Red Dragon.
Drastically going downhill – We have been going to Mikado in Cottonwood for a couple of years. The service has always been iffy at best but the sushi was generally pretty fresh and good. However, the last 5-6 times that we have been there in the last six months, everything has gone downhill - service and quality.
We almost always sit at the sushi bar and are constantly seeing the staff eating in between serving everyone. Never once have I seen the staff wash their hands after eating before they return to serving. I have seen the guys at the tempura station with no hat on, scratchy their faces, picking their ears, and running their hands through their hair. Absolutely disgusting.
The quality of the sushi has gone down dramatically as well. All of our sushi this last time was very fishy and not fresh at all. The staff seems more concerned with goofing off and eating then service or quality.
The Mikado is not a cheap place to eat. It can be pretty pricey, especially with drinks. On a positive note, it is clean and well lit. The larger the Latitude chain gets, the worse their restaurants are getting. I would not recommend the Cottonwood Mikado at all. Management really needs to take a look at what is going on and take some serious action.
SLOW Service, okay food – We went to Mikado for Saturday lunch (1/27/07). We were promptly sitted in the "basement" dining section and I thought it was a nice atmosphere, different than other restaurants I've been in. I asked the server a question and he let me know that this was his first shift so he didn't know a lot. That should have been my first clue that there would be trouble. There were no other servers assisting or training him in this section and they were very busy as a retailer convention was in town. We ordered 5 different specialty sushi rolls, emimame (soy bean appetizer), and their Asian Fries. The first 2 rolls arrived fast and so we thought this was going to be our sushi restaurant that we would frequent from now on. The rolls were good, nothing excellent though. The Asian Fries were way over-priced for the amount that you got. For around $5.00, you got 4 Asian skinny fries about 10" long. For that price, I would have expected double the amount. Then the nightmare began ... we waited literally one full hour and our other 3 sushi rolls still had not arrived. I order all my rolls with no avocado and I heard the server deliver a "no avocado" roll to the table next to me. After the table ate it, they told the server that they ate something they didn't order! Guess that was ours! Our water glasses were empty during this hour and I finally had to ask for water. My husband almost had us walk out. The server explained to us that the kitchen was backed up. After 1 hour, 2 rolls were delivered. 1 1/2 hrs later, we received the final roll however it wasn't the one we ordered. We were so put out, we just ate it and called it good. The waiter then told us that he would try to get us a discount but when he came back he told us that he wasn't able to do so. A table with Asian visitors next to us also complained that they had waited 1 hour to receive Udon soup! The service was horrendous, sushi was average at best, and we'll not be returning. If you go, plan on paying for 2 hr parking.
great variety, great flavor, great price – This is honestly the best sushi i've ever had. happy sumo has nothing on Mikado. It is nice fun, and relaxing environment. On thursday nights when there is a DJ from 9-10:30, it is really fun and throws a little edge into the scene. All of the servers are very nice, helpful and qualified. I crave this sushi. If, i lived closer i would seriously eat there everyday.
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