Good Japanese food. Normally I prefer Italian/Continental cuisine, a few of my friends invited me here. Pleasant surprise. The meat was just amazing. As an appetizer, the Kobe beef tartar topped with a quail egg is perfection. The salmon fillet steak for is heavenly. The side orders, such as yakitori or roasted root vegetables, are also excellent. Just when you think you can't eat any more, Mikuni offers a range of special desserts, including mochi Ice-Cream makes a chef happy.
Good Rolls...But It's Not Real ("Traditional") Sushi..
Love their Marilyn Monroll...but I REALLY love their 12 o'clock (it's basically a couple of decorated raw oysters) which is my #1 reason to go to Mikuni. ;)
Convenient location next to the movie theaters on Eureka and ample parking. Crowded sometimes, but only during hours that you'd expect most restaurants to be busy. Friendly staff, lively atmosphere, specialty rolls are a little on the pricey side.
Mikuni is great for most people's idea of Japanese food and they'll be wowed by the variety of specialty rolls...but if you're looking for an authentic, high-quality "traditional" sushi experience, don't come here. You'll be disappointed.
Nothing special. I really can't recommend this place for anything. The sushi is decent, but I'm getting wary of eating raw fish at a "big-box" place like this. The rest of the menu is passable at best. Their veggie tempura was good, but when the tempura is the only thing I can praise a Japanese restaurant, something's amiss. Service is a bit bizarre here: they act annoyed to have to do anything, including take your order. Fine by me; I won't be coming back.
Below average quality. The sushi at mikuni is good. Not amazing, but not bad. But the quality of chicken that they try to pass off as edible is appalling!!! On more than one occasion, see I gave them another chance!, they served me chicken teriyaki with all the "gristle" still intact! It made me sick! Mikuni is obviously more worried about profit than properly cutting away inedible parts of the meat before serving it. Also, the service at Mikuni can really be hit-or-miss. AT BEST, you get a somewhat abrupt waiter that will at least remember all of your order and bring it at the appropriate time! At worst, you have to flag them down and ask for the rest of your order they forgot. After this (again) I cannot recommend this restaurant.
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