So in case you haven’t noticed, I’m a huge sushi fan.  HUGE.  Thankfully, most of my friends are also fans so it works out.  It is with this that I give you my review of Mikuni Sushi in Sacramento Midtown.  I think it was good, but next time — I’d go with the simple nigiri to see how their fish really tastes. 

  • Food: I love agedashi (fried tofu).  After trying it twice, L doesn’t like it — at all.  But I applaud her for trying it twice.  I almost always order it as an appetizer as I’m on the quest to find the best.  Mikuni was pretty good.  It was crispy and light.  The sauce was decent, but nothing truly special.  There are a lot of pages to the menu so it took us a bit to figure out what to get.  I ordered the Johnny Roll (third photo) with avocado, eel, masago, and onion.  It was labeled as spicy, but it really wasn’t.  L ordered the Incredible Roll (last photo) with avocado, tuna, white tuna, orange dream and scallop sauce, lightly torched, masago, and onion.  Both were good, but I didn’t think were amazing like I had hoped.  As I’m sitting here writing this, I’m thinking that the problem was that there was too much stuff with the fish that hid the taste.  I like raw fish so the masking with the other ingredients are unnecessary.  I almost forgot — we also got a free (small) order of edamame.  There was nothing special to it, but edamame is good stuff.

  Mikuni  agedashi-dofu  Spicy Johnny  Incredible Roll

  • Service: We sat at the sushi bar so it was efficient.  The sushi chefs were very nice. 
  • Atmosphere: It was a pretty big sushi joint with a modern flair (looked like a loft-type restaurant).  There were 3 or 4 sushi bars and 2 floors of tables.  We also had a flat screen TVs on the 1st floor.  Whenever anyone was seated in the restaurant, all the sushi chefs shouted something Japanese in unison.  It made me wonder if they do that when it’s busy.  Finally, their sushi chefs’ uniforms and menu had ads posted all over them.  I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that before, so that was interesting.
  • Price: $$
  • Overall: I’d try it again to see if the fish really is as good as it’s supposed to be, but I’m not running to go back.  I’m a fan of the fish and not a lot of sauces so I think that’s the problem. 

Details:

  • Reservations recommended.
  • Hours: Lunch M-F 11:30 AM-4 PM; Sat & Sun Noon-4 PM; Dinner M-W 4 PM-10 PM; Thurs 4-11 PM; Fri-Sat 4 PM-12 AM; Sun 4:30 PM-9:30 PM
  • Address: 1530 J Street; Sacramento, CA 95814  
  • Ph: (916) 447-2112