If you love sushi and you live in Sacramento, you’ve likely already tasted the delicious offerings of Kobe Sushi. If you’re a local and you haven’t yet been, or you’re visiting Sacramento and looking for a good restaurant, know that Kobe Sushi is a must-eat venue in this town. Sit at the bar and you’ll be treated to free miso soup and Edamame. If you’re not quite a sushi connoisseur, ask David at the bar for a recommendation and he is sure to guide in the right direction. While they specialize in sushi, the Kobe Sushi menu also contains many other Japanese cuisine options. The soft shell crab gets especially high marks from former patrons, praised for its decadent melt-in-your-mouth tenderness.
If you’re in search of a new lunch spot to add to the rotation, check this one out! For less than $7.00, you’ll have the option of a variety of Japanese and Asian dishes to fulfill your cravings along with your choice of drink. On the search for chicken teriyaki? You’re going to be a fan of the Tuesday special. Taking a sabbatical from meat? The vegetable noodles are plentiful and prepared with care. Portions are large, so you may be taking some of the delicious food with you when you leave. Don’t forget about the 12 different sushi rolls on offer to round out your lunchtime feast. If price and food are more important than décor and atmosphere, this is certainly a place to try.
Tokyo Steak House is Sacramento’s premier Japanese restaurant. Tokyo Steak House exemplifies the Japanese tradition of teppanyaki cooking (preparation on a steel griddle in front of the diners). Delight as the chef prepares the traditional Japanese cuisine right before your eyes. But Tokyo Steak House isn’t just limited to grilled meats. They also specialize in the more exotic sushi that has become a trademark of Japanese dining. If teppan yaki is not your style, Tokyo Steak House also offers more traditional dining options to accommodate every occasion. For a taste of the Far East, visit Tokyo Steak House and revel in the exotic flavors of the land of the rising sun.
Nagato Japanese Restaurant is Sacramento’s oldest Japanese restaurant, established in 1970. It’s unlikely you’ll find more authentic Japanese cuisine for miles around, given that it’s both owned and operated by the Kawano family from Japan, who’ve been proudly serving the local community with their homeland’s delectable cuisine for over 40 years running. All dishes at the Nagato restaurant are skillfully prepared fresh-to-order. Specialties include the crispy tempura, succulent sukiyaki and savory teriyaki. The Nagato Japanese restaurant also has some of the best sushi in town, prepared from the day’s catch by licensed master sushi chef, Don Kawano .
Champions of updating traditional Japanese cuisine via modern flavors and inventive presentation, Tokyo Fro's Rockin' Sushi?s chefs dazzle palates via a menu replete with creative sushi rolls, savory tempura, and desserts that fuse Eastern and Western tastes. The chefs? dedication to serving only the finest cuts of fish is evidenced in the fresh salmon, mackerel, and tuna delivered fresh to the kitchen six days a week. Within the confines of the bustling kitchen, the crew artfully arranges ingredients such as artichoke hearts, quail eggs, and saut?ed fuji apples into aesthetically pleasing dishes or unconventional hats. In addition to sating stomachs, Tokyo Fro?s chefs also guide pupils of all ages through the art of sushi making during regularly scheduled classes.
Voted Sacramento Magazine's best shabu-shabu restaurant in 2010, Shabu Japanese Fondue is named after its signature menu item, shabu-shabu—a dish that is cooked and eaten at the table. After submerging delicate slices of meat, seafood, or vegetables into a bubbling pot of savory, housemade broth, diners stir up the contents in order to cook the ingredients. This stirring action results in a "swish, swish," or "shabu-shabu," sound.
Guests can enjoy this style of dining while perched on white bar stools at a community table or at individual tables. Each table has a metal hole in the middle where the hot shabu-shabu pots sit or whack-a-moles hide, waiting to surprise guests.