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“Awesome sashimi boat!”
Review of Nishiki Sushi

Nishiki Sushi
Ranked #517 of 2,215 Restaurants in Sacramento
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed 27 September 2014

Went there with someone in our group who knew the manager well, so maybe we got special treatment that first timers or even regular customers might not receive. There were eight of us that night and ordered a special sashimi boat. I don't know if that's on the menu but it had fish that I've never had before. One was pure white and I thought that it was tofu. One bite into that raw fish and I was stunned at how clean, fresh, tasty and silky smooth it was. I never did find out what kind of fish it was. Others gobbled up the monkfish liver, which I was told was something that, once you taste it, you'll never go back to other sashimi fish. There were slices of fresh snapper that were so thin, each slice was translucent. A mark of an expert sashimi chef. We had an idea that we would be in for a treat when the leader of our group glanced at the area where the chef was preparing the fish and other seafood for the boat and laughed when the chef himself took a photo of his masterpiece. When the boat arrived at our table, cellphone photos were taken by almost everyone. Even someone from another table came over to take a picture! A couple at another table remarked that he's been to Nishiki for many years and has never seen anything like that.

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

A lively up beat restaurant with good service nice ambiance, and good food.

Sittings are available upstairs, inside or outside.

Thank MonteCristo19
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Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

Love Nishiki on 16th.

Rools are great. Amazing happyhour. Sunday half off rolls are very good. Love the oysters, corvette roll (the best), cajun roll (add tuna on top for more meaty taste)... Nothing is bad here. Great staff. Great cocktails and sake. Definitely do a sakebomb.

This is the perfect place to start a night off!!

Thank Strongestrope
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Nishiki Sushi is located in the mid-town area of Sacramento where there are many choices for restaurants. We go to a lot of Japanese eateries and have sampled a lot of sushi. The rolls here are well made and tasty, but a bit higher than you can pay for similar or better rolls in the same general area. Service was okay, but not very attentive. We were a Groupon customer too so maybe that had something to do with it. However, there appeared to be only 2 servers working the floor so a bit short staffed. Had to ask another server for a to go box. Check was plunked on the table but the server retreated so fast we couldn't ask for anything. Interior isn't that appealing, modern but definitely a bar atmosphere with several large screen TV's on the walls. For the price there are several Japanese restaurants in the area providing similar food at better prices in a nicer atmosphere and with better service. Skip this one unless you have one of the Groupons or special discounts to bring the price down to a more reasonable rate to reflect the ambiance and service.

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Thank MaryLPerry
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

The service in this restaurant completely overshadows everything, including the food which is decent, but really, for 10+ dollar fancy sushi rolls - wouldn't you appreciate a smile and someone who actually asks if you need anything? I guess having a Groupon means you get to be treated like an annoyance and although the manager tried in a half-hearted way to help, the fault lies squarely with him. Guess its more of a drinking bar type joint that caters to regulars from what I can read but go elsewhere if you want a pleasant lunch experience. Bad 80s music and dark exterior made me even more depressed. Its THAT bad.

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Thank AnnaferDavis_CA
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