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…).
With grills set right into the tables, Torii Japanese Restaurant's cooks prepare meals mere feet away from their diners. And knowing they have an audience, they put on a show, slicing steak at warp speed and tossing scallops into the air. A splash of oil and the grilltop is aflame, cooking chicken and lobster tails as the cooks flip knives and spatulas. Over at the sushi bar, chefs create 14 maki rolls and prepare more than 20 types of nigiri, cutting them into bite-sized pieces. And at the bar, entertainment abounds via nightly karaoke fueled by Japanese beers, cocktails, and sake.
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.
Raw Sushi in Stockton serves up Japanese food and sushi in a cozy yet modern atmosphere. With chefs and servers who are genuinely friendly and accommodating, Raw Sushi offers a dining experience that will put a smile on your face for more than just the reason of the great food that's served there. A favorite menu item among locals is the roadkill roll. Don't be put off by the name—the roadkill roll features spicy tuna and asparagus rolled in rice and a seaweed wrapper and topped with pork and sesame tuna and dressed with three savory sauces before being garnished with spring mix, tomatoes and snow crab meat. If you're feeling adventurous and in the mood for sushi, Raw Sushi is where you want to be.
Enjoy a delicious sushi treat at Misaki Sushi and Bar in Stockton. Definitely a sushi place for a fun time (Sake Bombs are less than two dollars...). It’s a very “come on in!” kind of ambiance. Go for a night out with your friends and enjoy some drinks and fantastic, colorful, and interesting sushi. The menu is massive. Go for a classic, or go ahead and try one of their many highly-rated specialty rolls. The Dragon Roll, Mama Roll, and Vegetarian Delights are all fantastic. There are options for Appetizers, Nigiri, Masaki, Udon, and plenty of drinks and desserts. Order plenty to share and then some at Misaki Sushi and Bar.