Hi, my name is Valorie and I’m a sushi addict. Okay I know sushi is not a narcotic but it is my drug of choice. There’s something so conversational, so artistic and ceremonial about Japan’s creation of bite-size slivers of fish, seaweed and rice. A glass of Sapparo Beer, warm sake and well, arigatō, people, we’ve got a party!
Sushi dining in beautiful Sacramento, California is fun, educational and eclectic. So whether I bribe my friends, drag my co-workers or treat myself to it, I have to have my sushi fix.
Sushi Café on Freeport Blvd is cozy and quaint decorated with wooden barrels and fishing nets. It reminds me of a neighborhood watering hole that only a select few know of. It’s dimly lit and rather private. There’s nothing so super modern about it-just straight forward, honest to goodness excellent sushi and service.
Tokyo Fro’s Rockin’ Sushi Bar on Freeport Blvd drew me initially because of the name. Once there I enjoyed the attack of its wild ambiance and menu infusion of the modern vernacular with traditional eats like Sexu-Al-bacore, Captain Save a Fro, Baddass and Mac Daddy Riceless just to name a few. Every dish was presented with a noticeable pride of art, infusion and surprise. It’s a great place to try something new with sushi veterans who will push a newbie to the edge.
Raku Sushi on Harbor Blvd in West Sacramento is the best All You Can Eat spot for lunch. It’s modestly decorated, small but offers excellent service. Friendly servers bring three pieces of whatever you order to your table. The Sushi Chef creates new rolls from customer favorites and asks for help in naming them. What a great place for sushi.
Tokyo Steakhouse on North Freeport Blvd. in Natomas is totally worth the 20 minute drive! Tokyo Steakhouse is probably better known for teppenyaki but the sushi is my favorite. The sushi side of the restaurant is dimly lit and quiet with a glowing sushi bar at center stage. The service is good. The portions are large and priced appropriately. Mr. Taylor and I have been known to sneak off to Tokyo Steakhouse without telling our kids.
Crazy Sushi on Laguna Blvd. in Elk Grove is known for its perpetual 50% off every sushi roll sale. It’s a fun place to dine. Tucked between a sandwich shop and a Chinese food restaurant, Crazy Sushi offers consistently great service and an ever-expanding menu of sushi rolls. My favorite is their seasonal Green Dragon that is layered with paper thin slivers of lemon and cilantro.
Santori Sushi on Elk Grove Blvd. has the longest sushi rolls ever! So if size matters, well, you know what to do. Santori is tucked between and eye glass place and a cleaners. But don’t let the strip mall location sway you from some of the best sushi in town. Friendly service meets you at the door and remains as long as you do.
Fuji Sushi on Elk Grove Blvd. is another stand-out All You Can Eat eatery to the tenth power! I love dining at the bar that features a floating buffet of lovely and colorful sushi bites. Equally fun are the unexpected dining partners at the sushi bar like the Hispanic woman that turned me on to grilled yellowtail that we both consumed in mass. Or the biker dude who recommended tuna with jalepenos and told me I looked like Jennifer Hudson. Thanks to me, a farm couple added soft-shell crab to their list of favorites at Fuji Sushi.