Japanese >Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
1530 J Street, Sacramento, CA | Directions 9581438.577813 -121.485551
Monday To Wednesday From 11:30 AM To 10:00 PM Thursday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 11:00 PM Friday To Friday From 11:30 AM To 12:00 AM Saturday To Saturday From 12:00 PM To 12:00 AM Sunday To Sunday From 12:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central Sacramento, Mansion Flats
Mediocre at best – Only in Sacramento would people think this is a great sushi restaurant. It is good, but if it were in SF or Seattle it would be really mediocre. The service is good and the ambiance tries hard to be hip, so it gets points there. But the fish is so-so.
Love Mikuni's – Great Sushi & Atmosphere, this is one of our favorite locations. With restaurants in Roseville & now in Elk Grove there is always a convenient one to go to. We really like the Sushi Bar service, fast & fresh. Ask them about their torched rolls!
Best SUSHI anywhere – I've now been eating at Mikuni for over 6 years and have never had bad meal or experiance, The food is amazing and the service is just as great. I have been to sushi resturant from CA-Fl and never found one that could compare. You must eat there.
Avoid like the Beubonic Plague ... – This place is all trend and no substance. Here are better places to go for Sushi - Miguros, Zen Toros, Safeway, Nishiki, Hard Rock Cafe, Outback Steakhouse, McDonald's (the McFish sandwich is better than most sushi at Mikunis). I went to the downtown location. The wait was 3 hours, the service was slower than molasses in the Arctic in January, the drinks had merely a sprinkling of alcohol, not nearly enough to numb my tastebuds to the taste of the sushi, the crowd was loud and quasi-/pseudo-pretentious, the food was morbidly expensive, the ambiance was fatally flawed and the wasabi had no kick. If you have to go here for a business lunch because people at your office don't know any better, order rice and edamame. Even though the rice was overcooked and the edamame was too, at least you won't be spending much money or risking exposure to Chickenella or Giardia or Streptococci or Enterococci or Enterobacteriaciae or Ebola.
Most innovating and best tasting sushi I've had. – We sat at the the sushi bar and did not experience the bad customer service some have been complaining about. It WAS pretty busy and crowded, but I still saw effort being made to tend to us AND the people around us.
But on with the sushi.
oh my, it was so delicious! The chef whipped us up his own thing off the menu -- mm my mouth waters just thinking about it. It was all so fresh and bursting with flavors. The only name we got for one roll was "a slice of heaven" - it was surely close. A part I particularly enjoyed was when he torched our rolls - it gave the sauces a very distinct and tasty smokey flavor.
We live a few hours away but I will go there and back just for the food - it's that yummy.
Horrible Sushi – I love, love, love sushi! Unfortunately, I couldn't find any on my plate. This must be the worst experiences I have had at a sushi restaurant. We had to wait nearly 30 mins to be seated - and we HAD a reservation! The ambiance in the bar was fairly good so it did not worry us much that we were waiting so long; however, the service did not inprove once seated. The dinning room was freezing cold and the server did not seem to be at all concerned when I brought this to his attention. It is amazing I had a chance to bring anything to his attention as he was more interested in the girls at the next table. The server brought out the wrong order, TWICE! Additionally, he did not describe any of the menu items even when asked. Eventually, we ended up leaving without ever eating but that wasnt even easy as the server could not manage to run my credit card properly.
The best sushi in town, great ambiance and people watching and tasty cocktails! – Sushi is typically an every once in a while event until you visit Mikuni's! Chic environment, great and fresh tastes and rolls such as the 'spicy johnny', 'puff daddy'...always good. Service and environment are very good. An energetic and tasty night out...you'll love it!
Great place to get your sushi on – I really like this resturant. It's actually one of the best sushi spots in Sacramento. The sashimi is good as well. It can be very crowded during the weekend or during events. But what good resturant isn't? Take this into consideration: If it isn't crowded during peak hours, then you probably wouldn't want to dine there anyway.
Good Sushi in Sacramento – I live in San Francisco. I was in Sacramento visiting a friend for the weekend. We scoured the citysearch web site to find a good restaraunt in the midtown area and settled on Mikuni.
Mikuni has good sushi, ok service, and ok tempura. We found Mikuni's atmosphere to be a little on noisy side; which is ok, if that's what you are looking for on Saturday night. However, my taste for a sushi restaraunt are more traditional than the boisterious collegiate atmosphere of Mikuni. The sushi chefs are fun, nice and willing to make you anything you like. The quality and freshness of the fish was pretty good, given that we are few miles away from the closest ocean. Overall recommendation, if you can deal with the noise, twenty-somethings, then you can have a good sushi meal in Sacramento.
Great Sushi; Frenetic Atmosphere – Arguably one of the better sashimi meals I've had, but so frenetic I'd never dine "in." You need to be part of a loud, boisterous hip crowd to enjoy this restaurant, and be prepared to have standing room only some nights. I take my sashimi to go, but not terribly often because it comes by the entree, and is often more than I want. Still, very good sashimi here, cut expertly, with all the necessary accoutrements. Best of all, I don't feel, as someone taking away, that any less effort was put into my order than had I ordered in. It was still lovely and attractive, with paper thin lemon slices seperating each slice of my fish. By contrast, my experience at Nishiki Sushi was appalling. Not so, here. Just can't stand the loud and frenetic atmosphere.
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