|1530 J Street, Sacramento|
|(at 15th & J Streets)|
Mikuni is a small chain of trendy Japanese sushi restaurants with six area locations: Fair Oaks, Midtown Sacramento, Elk Grove, Roseville, Davis, & Arden Fair Mall. Mirroring a trend in sushi restaurants, Mikuni puts a cosmopolitan face on your traditional sushi experience. With multiple sushi bars, full liquor bar, hard surfaces, large flat screen televisions and vibrant colors, patrons looking for a zen sushi experience may want to look elsewhere. Mikuni, along with Tokyo Fro's, definitely market to the young urban professional looking to mix high end dining with a social scene. Following the current midtown trend of mixing bar scene, dining and stained concrete floors, Mikuni is far too noisy to hold much of a conversation and women may want to bring along a light sweater. Reservations are only accepted for parties of eight or larger, and valet parking is $5... pay the price or walk the walk, parking in midtown can be difficult.
Prices are moderate to high, and sake is a bit ridiculously overpriced though they have a good selection. Thankfully for some diners, Mikuni keeps traditional sushi items on the menu while scattering in a fun and well-executed selection of chef's creations. This ensures that you can always get something you recognize if you're not up for taking a chance on something like ZigZag roll. Specialty sushis lean toward Hawaiian-style without going overboard on the funky sauces and pre-chewed fish. The quality of the sashimi is excellent and presentation is beautiful, though when they say small combo platter, they do mean small. Service is friendly, though a bit slow, so make sure you have your next sushi or drink order ready whenever the waitress happens by. In 2005, one sushi chef placed as a finalist in SushiMasters.com annual statewide Sushi competition.
Originally taken from DavisWiki.
Comment about Mikuni
2007-09-03 12:10:05 I ate here a few weeks ago. The food was okay, but really not worth the price. I feel like you're really paying more for the atmosphere. —RohiniJasavala
2007-09-04 10:00:54 My feelings exactly. The sushi is good but it does seem like the emphasis is on the club atmosphere. —TheodoreSuryapurnama
2008-03-29 16:34:14 Sushi is okay, pricey. I think this place is way overrated. —CurlyGirl26
2008-09-18 14:46:34 I love Mikuni. It is a little pricey, but I have found all good sushi places to be that way. I have only ventured to the Midtown location, but I do frequent it. I have to say, the flaming shrooms are one of my favorite foods anywhere. I also like the Incredible roll and the BBQ tuna. I haven't had anything not tasty there yet. —AmLin