Six sensational sushi spots in Sac

Let me see that sushi roll.


It’s really tough writing about food and not ordering all of it — I can’t stress that enough.

We’ve been fishing around and Sacramento is swimming in sushi. From trendy menus to laidback atmospheres, we’ve rounded up some top sushi spots that’ll have you saying “Oishi!” (tasty).

Makisu Sushi | 2338 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento
In a hurry? Makisu has a drive-through pick-up window that, when paired with online ordering, makes it a breeze to bring home one of its Ugzilla Rolls (made with crab, tuna, jalapeño, seared salmon and more) for a night of bingewatching “Love Is Blind.”

Silver Sake Sushi | 4949 Marconi Ave., Carmichael
If you’re only going to order one dish, we recommend the Silver Sake Nachos. We’re talking avocado, jalapeño, shiro maguro, and more on top of a bed of crispy tempura seaweed chips.

Mikuni | Various locations
The original Fair Oaks location (4323 Hazel Ave.) has been serving Japanese cuisine to hungry Sacramentans since 1987. Be sure to check their osusume menu, which features seasonal dishes like sake bruschetta — salmon, salsa, onion, chili oil, sesame oil, and lemon all served on a garlic-toasted cracker.

Southpaw | 1616 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento
One does not simply go to Southpaw without trying the 02807 Roll — a deep-fried asparagus and avocado roll topped with salmon, garlic aioli, scallions, and more.

Kru Contemporary Japanese Cuisine | 3135 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento
From the brain behind Fish Face Poke Bar and Kodaiko Ramen comes this upscale restaurant that features a daily rotating menu to keep you on your toes.

Arigato Sushi | 1608 Howe Ave., Sacramento
This sushi joint is a favorite of City Editor Jordan’s eight-year-old son. Will he try anything more daring than smoked salmon nigiri? No, but as any parent knows — if you can get a kid to eat something without arguing, it becomes a household staple.

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