International Sushi Day only “rolls” around once a year and today is the day! Check out a few of my favorite local spots where you can grab a roll to celebrate the occasion!
Brighten up your day with the “Sunshine” roll at this celebrated midtown sushi mecca. Created by chef-owner Billy Ngo, this modern classic is stuffed with crispy tempura shrimp, spicy tuna, and chunks of fresh green apple, which add a tartness and crunchy texture. On top of the roll, you’ll taste special toppings like seared walu (lean Hawaiian sea bass) and arare (tiny crunchy rice crackers), as well as sushi staples like fresh avocado, micro cilantro, and crispy fried leeks. Finishing off the dish are drizzles of Kru’s signature house-made sauces, including a creamy spicy garlic sauce and sweet chili oil. 2516 J Street, Sacramento. krurestaurant.com
Taro’s By Mikuni, located off of Arden Way at The Arden Fair Mall, has it all! From the conservative to the adventurous, there are delicious pairings for even the pickiest of palettes. Not to mention, the staff are polite, accommodating, and extremely friendly. If you prefer something fresh and light, try the fresh “Nigiri” or the “Citrus Blossom”, which is a combination of lightly grilled white tuna, sweet orange dressing, and ponzu sauce with white onions and sesame seeds. If you like something a little more hearty, try the “Peter Two” roll with seared tuna, eel, avocado, spicy tuna, crab mix, panko shrimp, spicy dream sauces, masago, and onion. 1735 Arden Way, Sacramento. mikunisushi.com
Taiko Sushi located in the Milagro Centre in Carmichael serves up delicious specialty rolls made with a creative flair and the freshest fish – enjoy customer favorites such as their “Rocky” roll (tempura shrimp, cream cheese with inari, spinach, and masago), “Fiji” roll (tempura asparagus, avocado, topped with salmon and wakame) and “Super Bowl” roll (soft shell crab, crawfish salad & cucumber topped with unagi, snow crab and avocado). 6241 Fair Oaks Blvd. Carmichael. taikosushi.com
Kura Revolving Sushi Bar
Want to experience the flavors and traditions in Japan with a fun spin? Check out Kura Revolving Sushi Bar in Sacramento. Their unique dining experience features a revolving conveyer belt with fresh items ready to enjoy.Enjoy fresh Nigiri and delicious rolls like their “Spicy Garlic Tempura Philadelphia” roll. Not in the mood for sushi? They also have ramen and tempura dishes. 1600 Ethan Way #10, Sacramento. Kurasushi.com