Sushi Café is Sacramento's top sushi spot. For a fine selection of exotic Japanese dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients there's no better place. Their authentic cuisine is delicious, fresh, fairly priced, and served with a smile by their friendly staff. You must absolutely try the sesame chicken or steak teriyaki with vegetable tempura - they're out of this world! Chef Lee is a master of his craft and takes pride in spending time on every minor detail related to his food. From carefully sourcing only the freshest fish and produce to meticulously preparing each individual roll, Sushi Café does everything to make your meal delicious. For fine Japanese dining of the highest standard, visit The Sushi Café.
This is the place to get some real, authentic, sushi and Japanese cuisine in Sacramento. There are tons of options for everyone—they will have something that you will enjoy! Sit at the sushi bar, and select a base from their myriad fish options: salmon, egg, tuna, yellow tail tuna, shrimp, squid, octopus, and more. There, you can try nigiri, sushi, maki, and sashimi. Or, you can sit at a western style table and enjoy something from their menu of ramen, cold noodles, teriyaki, tempura, grilled marinated ribs, beef, and chicken. The possibilities are endless here at Akebono Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar!
Inside the dining room at The Izakaya, sushi chefs create pairs of nigiri sushi, with cuts of fresh tuna or steamed prawns atop bite-sized morsels of rice. The chefs also create house special ramen dishes and specialty sushi rolls, such as the fried Golden California Roll, and the Rock & Roll, whose shrimp tempura and avocado are served in tiny leather pants. Behind the stone-topped bar, The Izakaya pours wine, draft Kirin and Asahi beers, and a slate of traditional and fruit-flavored sakes.
Sandwiches are highly customizable by nature, and The Sandwich Spot Land Park takes full advantage of this fact, creating more than a dozen specialty combinations exclusive to their location. The Bodyguard brims with hot roast beef, bacon, and a house-specialty spicy ranch sauce, and the Mama's Boy grasps a savory combination of pesto chicken, jack cheese, bacon, and cranberries. Salads and traditional sandwiches round out the menu and fill bellies with such steadfast toppings as tuna salad, roast beef, and American flags.
Espresso Metro's homey lounge space has something of a do-it-yourself feel, meaning you won't find the predictably replicated furniture of coffee chains. The owners have honed their aesthetic sense since 1988, and their eclectic collection of mismatched chairs that circle each table grants a good view of a hand-painted mural that runs the length of the counter. The mural depicts abstract figures with elongated arms folded over their heads, because they haven't had their morning coffee yet. But the baristas are as serious about their coffee as they are playful about their decor, evidenced by a sleek La San Marco espresso machine and its neighboring burr grinders, each filled to the top with beans. On any given day, the bakery counter might showcase freshly baked cookies, lemon cake, or croissants. These pair well with lattes with such foam art as hearts, bunnies, and lips.
Though Crepe Escape stays open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., the café never stops serving breakfast. Chefs blend gourmet ingredients to concoct unique takes on classic morning-time eats, such as the crab cake Florentine version of eggs benedict or stacks of waffles topped with fruit a dollop of whipped cream. Egg-based crepes sate sweet and savory teeth with a bevy of filling options from strawberries to curried chicken. For those who adhere to a strict breakfast regimen of one grapefruit and one boiled marshmallow, the café also dishes up light salads, sandwiches, and pastas. Crepe Escape's espresso bar and wine list provide drinks that pair pleasantly with any dish or time of day.