Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

(916) 447-2112 | View Website

1530 J Street, Sacramento, CA | Directions   95814

38.577813 -121.485551

Open Hours

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

Japanese, Sushi, Asian  more

Price: $$

Tags: Business Dining, Dine At The Bar, Family Style Dining, Outdoor Dining, People Watching

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days, Shop Online

Categories: Catering, Restaurants

Neighborhoods: Central Sacramento, Mansion Flats


From The Owners of Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Sleek industrial design welcomes guests to the third branch of this local sushi chain.

Reviews for Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

over a year ago

Great place.

over a year ago

I enjoy the food and the sauces they have. I also like the presentation of the food. I think Sushi is over priced but Mikuni's is in line with the competition when it comes to price and what they offer.

over a year ago

My Fav – I love Mikuni's, it is totally my favorite sushi place! I have been going to Mikuni's for over 12 years, no one else compares.

over a year ago

If You Like Raw Oysters, Try The 12 o'clock! – My first experience at Mikuni's was at this location - what a blast! It was the most lively sushi restaurant I've ever been to...and it was here that I discovered the tasty Marilyn Monroll!

Yes, it was a long wait...but it was a Saturday night.

Yes, it was pretty expensive...but it was worth it.

Mikuni is great for most people's idea of Japanese food and they'll be wowed by the variety of specialty rolls...but if you're looking for an authentic, high-quality "traditional" sushi experience, don't come here. You'll be disappointed.

over a year ago

Sacramento's Best Restaurant! Avoid reading 1-timer reviews! – I went to Mikuni's with a date, who really wasn't into sushi. That right there gave me insight to the range of food offered at Mikuni. The rolls list was expansive, and yes, as some people have said, many of them have tempura, cream cheese, or something deep fried. But there's an entire list of traditional dishes, raw rolls, and an large nigiri list to choose from for the sushi-lover at heart. And for my date? They not only had the non-raw rolls, but also a full cooked food menu including teriyakis, soups, and more. <b>

The service seemed slow, but any idiot can see with a place like that it will be. The place was packed. I will tell you now, if you're looking for a quick sushi, go to some crappy place like Tokyo Fro's. If you want to complain about wait times, service, and waiters who aren't there to read the emotions off your face, go somewhere else. <b>

I have been there 6 times now, for dates, parties, and casual dinners, and all times have been excellent. When something came out wrong, it was returned timely. The nigiri was cut to size, and not too big. the rice was small, and not overpowering. <b>

I ordered a Pepperfin: thin cut slices of white tuna in a light ponzu and sesame oil sauce with thin sliced jalapenos. At first glance, I thought, "the fish is drowning in the sauce, this will be bad". The sesame oil proved me wrong. Ponzu sauce, being mostly water-based, added just a hint as it fell to the place. The oil, which did not saturate, collaborated with the already butter-like quality of the white tuna. It was amazing.<b>

Take who you want here, but do it with style: bring dates here Sunday-Wednesday nights: friends for lunch any day of the week, and co-workers and partiers Thursday-Sunday nights.


Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Totally did not meet my expectations – I had heard so many good things about this place and was totally disappointed. First, we were told we would only have to wait 10 minutes for our party of 4 for a table. It took 35 for us to be seated. Our table was small and we were crowded by the other tables. It was so loud we had to shout at each other to be heard. We got the potstickers and they tasted like they were from a frozen foods section at a grocery store. I ordered a bento combo with chicken, salmon, and tempura. My meat was so overcooked it wasn't edible. I stuck my chopstick in my salmon and I could lift it up and it wouldn't flake. My tempura was cold. My friend ordered sushi and her seaweed was stale. Another friend ordered sashimi and he said it tasted good, but it was a really small portion. The only member of our party that was happy ordered udon. I would not recommend eating here - does not live up to the hype. Our waitress was nice, though.

over a year ago

Mikuni Japanese – Was in SMF for theTina Turner concert so I searched citysearch for a highly ranked sushi restaurant to compliment the experience. Friendly, fast, reasonable, comfortable, high quality! Want sushi? In SMF? This is a must do experience, thanks Mikuni!!! I'll be back!

over a year ago

Good food, fun place – I went for a quick lunch on a Thursday afternoon last week. I had been when in town 2 years ago, and remembered having fun at the sushi bar. This time, however, it was beetween lunch and dinner, and I sat at a table. The fondly remembered expansive list of original rolls seemed now mundane. Everything was either with deep fried shrimp, spicy tuna, or cream cheese...none of which I like. I got two rolls that were good, but not spectacular. The atmosphere was charming to fun. The service was tolerable, but the waitress seemed in a hurry to get me out. I would go here again for a quick roll, or with a large party for the fun, but not to impress anyone or for quality sushi.

over a year ago

great sushi and nice place – I prefer the Mikuni's in downtown and off hazel over the one in Elk Grove b/c the sushi made at the Elk Grove one can be kind of sloppy (meaning it falls apart when you pick it up, which shouldn't happen). However, you can expect the fish at any of these locations to be fresh 100% of the time. I like their rolls, very inventive. I prefer not to come here when I am looking for a low key place with more traditional sushi. Don't get me wrong I love their rolls here, but they're menu is geared toward ones with all the mayo and tempura. Still, love this place and they have come a long ways from almost going out of business to becoming the trendiest japanese restaurant is Sac.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Disappointment – I ordered take-out today and was very disappointed with the quality of food I received. I ordered 2 Hamachi Kama and other items. Usually the fish is a good size, pretty consistent every time I order it. So I bring my food all the way back home (an hour away) open the box and find my fish half the size it usually is and burnt. One of them was a little better but the other one was tiny. I was embarrassed in front of my friends because I have been telling them about the place. Is this how it usually is with take-out? Because customers cannot see inside the box, the kitchen serves whatever?

I have also dined in numerous times because of it's location and ambience, however the service isn't that great nor is the food. It's decent, but not something to wait in line for or "got to have" kind of deal.

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