A childhood spent in Japan as well as Japanese cooking lessons from her mother Sumako helped prepare Maisie Bell for her long career as a sushi chef. In 2009, after a quarter century in the kitchen, Bell opened her eponymous sushi house, where she and her staff prepare made-to-order sushi as well as grilled salmon, beef, and chicken dishes. Cool blues and greens define the interior of the sleekly modern eatery, where patrons tuck into specialty rolls such as Red Dragon, with tempura shrimp and spicy tuna, and the Unknown roll, whose ingredients are awaiting new names from the Witness Protection Program. The kitchen also whips up baked mussels in a spicy cream sauce, beef teriyaki, and traditional japanese curries.
A charming restaurant featuring Asian-styled cuisine, with a specialty in sushi, Osaka Sushi is a fresh dining option. The decor features many plants, which give the restaurant a serene, natural, feel—there is even a small koi pond. The menu includes lots of sushi options from classic California Rolls, Nigiri, and Sashimi to the McHenry Roll, which has an original combination of avocado, asparagus, cilantro, and bell pepper, or the Fusion Roll—a good place for sushi beginners! This one has roast beef, mushroom, and avocado. In addition to the sushi, there are also traditional entree options—teriyaki, misoyaki, and prawns. Osaka Sushi is open for both lunch and dinner, and they are happy to fix up To-Go orders. Stop by and say “hello!” to the fish! (The ones in the pond…).
Some sushi restaurants are too uptight for families, but Umi Sushi is just the opposite: they're not only family-owned, they're family-focused! Bring your kids (or your friends) to Umi to get a delicious taste of Japanese cuisine. Umi has been serving up fresh, delicious sushi since 2012. Try one of their bento box specials for lunch or dinner, or sidle up to their sushi bar. Umi offers a selection of beer and wine, and Sake Bombs are only $0.99. There's also a variety of noodle dishes and hot soups to warm your spirits. You can even buy a party platter--doesn't the whole office deserve a taste of Umi?
Sushi Omakase takes its name from the traditional omakase method of ordering sushi. When ordering omakase style, diners ask the chef to get creative, and then sit back while he slices and rolls morsels that highlight both his skills and the freshest fish of the day. For those who prefer to customize their own meals, sushi chefs G. Clooney and T. Cruise also work from a menu that includes fresh oysters, nigiri, a red dragon roll—crab and avocado with spicy tuna—and vegetable tempura. Between nibbles, visitors can relax with a wide array of hot sake or specialty cocktails.
San Joaquin Magazine honored Cocoro Japanese Bistro & Sushi with the Best Sushi award in its Best of Joaquin issue this year; the restaurant was also featured in the magazine's "Sushi 101" article. More than 130 Yelpers and 30 Yahoo! Locals give Cocoro an average of four stars.
Shogun, located in Stockton, is a Japanese restaurant serving sushi and other delicacies. Chefs prepare fresh ingredients and plate them beautifully every time. At affordable prices, the entire family can come to Shogun. Frequent guests have enjoyed the volcano and tiger rolls along with the calamari. Customers also rave about the generous portion sizes. If desiring vegetarian-friendly dishes, inquire with the staff and accommodations will be made. The owner and staff are friendly and welcoming, making guests want to return again and again. Shogun is open seven days a week for lunch and late dinner hours. Takeout is available, and reservations are accepted. Enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine at Shogun.