Where better to get some seafood for lunch or dinner— or even breakfast —than the coast? If you happen to find yourself on the west coast, and specifically in Sacramento, you should definitely consider stopping by one of these scrumptious sushi spots.
California is an absolutely gorgeous place, both to live in and to visit, so if you’re in the area you should know what restaurants are going to bring you the best food and best service.
You should also consider buying a GiftYa to one of the many supported locations on this list! With the GiftYa app you can send someone you know a virtual gift card to one of many participating locations that they can then set up with their credit or debit card!
That way your friend doesn’t have to remember to bring a physical card with them beyond the ones they always use! So consider buying a GiftYa for the great places below, if you know someone in Sacramento who adores sushi.
Modern, innovative flavors while still sticking to Japanese tradition.
With all the different kinds of sushi here, you’ll surely be able to find something you’ll like. And, even more likely, you’ll want to try several! Image courtesy of Instagram.
3135 Folsom Blvd | Sacramento | krurestaurant.com
Kru Contemporary Japanese Cuisine brings to the table exactly what the name of the restaurant suggests! With fresh ingredients that often come from the area, they care deeply about making sure every guest enjoys their meal.
And what a meal it will be! While most of the menu at Kru is taken up by the sushi bar and special roll options, they also have several other available dishes, a bar menu, and a daily specials menu.
The restaurant is open for dine-in both indoors and outdoors on the patio from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. They also offer takeout and curbside pick-up orders that can be placed on the website— these open at the same time as dine-in hours but close at 9 p.m. instead.
“This place is absolutely incredible! Make sure to make a reservation as it fills up quick! Menu is authentic Japanese with style. Cocktail menus are also fun and eclectic. Great service, outstanding food, and a fun funky atmosphere!” - Yelp Review
Sushi that’s both sweet and savory, made fresh to order!
The takeout orders at Azukar are packaged beautifully, and the sushi surely tastes even better than it looks! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1516 El Camino Ave | Sacramento | azukarsushi.com
It may only be open for takeout or delivery and not dine-in, but grabbing some sushi to eat outside during the summer months— especially in sunny Sacramento —could be a great idea.
There’s over 40 menu options that are all freshly made, and they offer all the classics— sashimi, maki, nigiri, sushi rolls, as well as their own chef specials. And, true to a restaurant named for sugar, they also offer some delicious dessert choices!
Azukar is closed on Mondays, but every other weekday it has lunch hours from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and dinner hours from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays the restaurant is open all day from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m.
“We chose a variety of delicious rolls, each in generous portions. We got like eight to ten pieces for each roll and the rolls were huge in diameter.” - Yelp Review
An extensive menu for both lunch and dinner full of delicious choices!
They have plenty of sushi to choose from here, as well as several other delicious options! Try a little bit of everything! Image courtesy of Instagram.
4960 Freeport Blvd | Sacramento | akebonojapaneserestaurant.com
Akebono Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar has a multitude of options, both sushi and otherwise! They offer many entree and sushi dish choices for the lunch menu alone, but also have appetizers and an entirely separate section of the menu for dinner entrees, noodles, rice dishes, and sushi platters. There’s definitely something at Akebono for everyone; there’s even a kid’s menu!
You can also choose to combine an entree with sushi in order to make sure you get the full experience and are able to try all of the delicious food served here! Come for sit-down dining.
Lunch hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and dinner hours are 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday with the restaurant remaining open until 9 p.m. on Fridays. On Saturday and Sunday Akebono is open all day from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. respectively.
“I've been coming to Akebono since I first moved to Sacramento last year, and every time the food never disappoints… Service is great, and the employees are always so kind and helpful.” - Yelp Review
Every kind of roll, from the classic ones you know and love to customizable sushi just for you!
The portions at Oshima won’t disappoint, just like the presentation of their sushi plates! Image courtesy of Instagram.
2071 Natomas Crossing Dr | Sacramento | thefugulounge.com
Oshima Sushi has been open as a sushi bar, restaurant, and lounge for 15 years, and it’s very popular for a reason. With a bar to sit and enjoy happy hour, a lounge for relaxing while you enjoy your food, and a VIP section made for booking large events, this restaurant will be a great experience in whatever capacity you attend!
They’re open for takeout, outdoor, and indoor dining with separate lunch, dinner, and beverage menus. You can order appetizers, soups, salads, and bento in addition to their sushi for dinner, and they also have several vegetarian options! If you want to feed a large number of people, they also have party platters.
Oshima Sushi is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends. Happy hour is from 3:30 to 6:30 if you want to try one of their many signature beverages with your meal!
“This hit the spot for sushi during Covid-19! Service was awesome and fast! Sushi tasted so good too! Half off adult drinks and they also have take home mixed drinks which I will certainly get next time!” - Yelp Review
You’ll definitely be hooked on the delicious sushi served here!
Order some amazing sushi for takeout or delivery! If you have leftovers from the big portions, they’ll be boxed already! Image courtesy of Instagram.
813 Howe Ave | Sacramento | sushihookorder.com
Despite the name, Sushi Hook serves far more than just sushi. You can look at their large menu and order online right on their website for pick-up takeout or delivery! They also offer contactless payments for your comfort.
Sushi Hook has appetizers, salads, bento dishes, entrees both with and without sushi, kid’s meals, noodle and rice bowls, and a vast selection of different kinds of sushi rolls.
They’re open every day of the week from 11:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., so consider stopping by for either lunch or dinner!
“Sushi Hook is still having great portions for sushi rolls takeout. Never disappointing in their good sushi rolls… great customer service every time, delicious food, and nice restaurant portion sizes.” - Yelp Review
Unfortunately, Sushi Hook doesn’t offer GiftYa gift cards, but the food is still worth a try!
Great deals and even better sushi that just might sneak up on you!
Whatever kind of sushi you want, you can probably find it here! It makes the mouth water just to look at it! Image courtesy of Instagram.
8937 Folsom Blvd | Sacramento | ninjasushisac.com
Ninja Sushi is currently open for to-go orders only, except for on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Still, whatever day you get around to trying this amazing sushi, it’ll definitely be worth it!
They have a lot of options apart from their signature sushi dishes, such as their appetizers and salads as well as specialty drinks! Their specialty sushi rolls steal the spotlight, though, along with the more traditional sushi choices— this place has it all!
Ninja Sushi is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and Sundays, and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
“Best sushi I've had in a while, also the dinner boxes I get are super yummy and lots of food comes in it!! Love that the customer service is A1 and the food is always good when I order my lunch from here.” - Yelp Review
A continuous, revolving conveyor belt of sushi for you to try!
With sushi constantly passing by you on the conveyor belt at this revolving sushi bar, you’ll just want to keep grabbing plates! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1600 Ethan Way Ste 10 | Sacramento | kurasushi.com
Kura is open for indoor and outdoor dining as well as takeout for pick-up and delivery, but if you want to take advantage of the revolving sushi, you’ll have to eat there! All sushi plates are $2.90, but they offer more than just sushi!
This restaurant also has several options beside their many sushi choices on their side menu, such as carpaccio, ojyu, ramen, udon, and soup. In addition, there are several desserts for you to try!
On Mondays through Thursdays Kura has hours from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., but on Fridays it’s open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sundays.
“Kura has done a wonderful job of returning post-COVID restrictions. The restaurant is extremely clean. Service staff manages to implement tough seating and other restrictions while remaining welcoming and engaged. Best of all, the food quality remains very high.” - Yelp Review
A bar and a grill that serves both sushi and ramen, as well as other dishes!
If you want sushi in a variety of ways and in vast quantities, this is the place to go. Image courtesy of Instagram.
1724 Broadway | Sacramento | kyotosushibargrillramen.com
Kyoto Japanese Cuisine is known for using the best ingredients and putting a modern twist on classic Japanese dishes. They have a variety of choices on their menu, from sushi rolls, boats, and combos to entrees, ramens, desserts, and vegetarian items.
They’re currently open for dine-in as well as takeout— delivery or pick-up! You can order right on their website to try it yourself. Kyoto prides itself on excellent service, as well.
On Sundays through Thursdays the restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays Kyoto stays open an extra hour until 11 p.m.
“So fresh and delicious! This place is always my favorite go-to when I want a quick sushi or ramen pick-me-up! The service is quick and great here!” - Yelp Review
If you want a place to get great sushi in Sacramento, any one of these restaurants could be perfect for you, so consider visiting one— or several —of them!
And you should consider GiftYa, too, since many of the sushi restaurants on this list offer virtual gift cards that could be a wonderful present for a friend who loves sushi and lives in the Sacramento area!