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Mikuni at Northstar
Sushi Restaurant$$
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5001 Northstar Dr Truckee, CA 96161
5001 Northstar DriveUSCaliforniaTruckee96161
$$Sushi Restaurant, Japanese Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Today Closed
Tuesday ClosedWednesday ClosedThursday 3–9PMFriday 3–9:30PMSaturday 12–9:30PMSunday 12–9PMMonday Closed
Sensational Sushi in the Spectacular Sierra.

Set against the glorious backdrop of the majestic Sierra, our sixth restaurant blends fabulous scenery with equally fabulous sushi. Located in the heart of the village near the skating rink, it boasts decor that successfully blends contemporary Asian design with the ambiance of a European mountain lodge. The pale wood on the walls is enhanced by custom east-meets-west paintings by artist Terry Flanigan, a variety of Mikuni t-shirts, and an assortment of restaurant awards that we just had to display.

If you're in the mood for a high-energy experience, by all means take a seat at the bar that sits in the center of the room. If a cozy meal is more to your liking, sneak off to a quiet booth or table and relax in your own little world.

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Local Japanese chain serving sushi, small plates & hot entrees in a stylish space.- Google
"Only large size bottles, isnt that convenient."
"Go to Drunken Monkey off the highway."
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Sal Parris
2 months ago
First of all who doesn't have Japanese beer in the small size bottles at a Japanese restuarant? Only large size bottles, isnt that convenient. ... Way overpriced... I mean, not worth it overpriced, we could see through our 8 tiny pieces of sashimi.. no joke... for 15$ ? Really? Ive had better quantity and quality grocery store sashimi.... Then we had to send back a calamari "special" as it was literally inedible... not sure what was so special about it besides the fact it was only the legs on a skewer and I mean who eats that? It was so thick and crunchy wife thought she cracked a tooth... yes they removed from the bill, but the cook should be ashamed to serve that. And we NEVER send things back. Go to Drunken Monkey off the highway. .. way better....
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Xin Zhang
2 months ago
Okay for Japanese food restaurant. Had the sushi platter. There's not much sake options. Service was nice.
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Ed Chi
a year ago
FOOD POISONING!! Avoid! We were big fans of Mikuni for a long time, having been Northstar season passholders for a long time. We loved their beef-don that were served many years ago in the take-out section next door. Unfortunately, this place has been going downhill for some time, and I had really hoped that it would improve over the last few years, but we just had a food poisoning event here that is the straw that broke the camel's back. We will never be back again, to say the least. Last Sunday, I had family visiting from out of town, and we excitedly settled into our condo in the villiage and walked over to Mikuni for our very first meal on the mountain. The food was reasonably tasty, if not expensive ($13 for a sushi roll), but this was what I expected to pay in the village, so no big deal. We had two kid bento boxes, a California roll, two more sushi rolls, an Udon, and a beef teriyaki entree. Everyone was reasonably full and we walked out of the restaurant reasonably happy. The nightmare begun about 2-3 hours later. One of the kids on our trip started to throw up all over the bathroom, and this lasted all night. An obvious case of food poisoning! We happened to have a SF doctor friend who is also renting a condo nearby who came to check up on the kid, and confirmed it as a typical case of food poisoning. Given that the only other food she ate after lunch was a packaged chocolate bar (which I also had part of), I think this was pretty clear case of where the source was---Mikuni, a meal that I spent over $100+ for. The kid ended up missing the entire day of skiing, held up in the condo, vomiting water and Gatorade all day. We went to the restaurant to inform them of the issue on Wednesday. The assistant manager promised to talk to the supervising manager and get back to us in two days. They never called. We called again today, only to be told that it wasn't their responsibility, since no one else had called to tell them they got sick that day! Need I say more?!
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Erica Greco
2 years ago
After being to several Mikuni locations in the Sacramento area, I was appalled at the level of service of this location. The employees, including the hostess and busboys were unprofessional and lackadaisical. To start, when we arrived, there were only a few people at the bar, but we had to wait several minutes for the hostess to seat us because she was chatting with other employees about their 4th of July plans. Once seated, our waiter forgot specials and had to go back and look at board several times. After ordering the BBQ Albacore and Pepperfin from the menu, I was told that this Mikuni's location does not have albacore. I was highly disappointed that two of their signature dishes were on the menu but that the location did not have them (although they offered to make them with with another type of fish). I also ordered shrimp and mixed vegetable tempura. The waiter came back several times to tell me that they didn't have a shrimp tempura and I repeatedly pointed to the menu that said shrimp and vegetable tempura. After we finished our meal and requested the bill, the waiter handed us the specials that he had gone back write down. We had to flag him down and let him know he handed us the wrong billfold. Last of all, when someone in our party left something behind at the table and quickly went back to retrieve it, the bus boy had pocketed the item. After speaking with the manager, he said he would get back to us, but never returned our phone call. Overall, I think that the service and employees at this location tarnish Mikuni's name and reputation.
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Moses Sandoval
3 months ago
Checked out reviews before going and most were ok besides the food poisoning but the food poisoning review didn't really add up so we decided to give it a try even though all the reviews said it was pricey. We've been to some really nice upscale sushi places and the prices are still lower than this place. We thought with the price being in the high side it should be good; nope. The portion size on each sushi order was small and the taste was subpar. We stopped at 2-orders. They add caviar to the sushi to maybe make it fancier? I don't know... Also ordered a mojito, I took a sip and asked for a sapporo instead. I make better mojitos (and that doesn't say much). So in a nutshell this place is just ok. Pricey and small portioned. Atmosphere is cool,
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Patrick Au-Yeung
a year ago
Super crowded restaurant due to its location right in the Northstar village. Our server was very friendly and responsive to our requests even though she was running around like crazy. A little on the pricey side but you can pretty much expect to be skinned alive anywhere near Northstar. We ordered the combo F sushi platter, it was smaller in person than it is in the menu photo. Food was overall passable.
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Alyx Barranger
2 years ago
I honestly enjoyed my experience at Mikuni. I was very surprised by the quality of both the service and the food. Although it was a little bit pricey, I didn't really expect it to be inexpensive considering the location: read touristy location. What surprised me was how good the food was considering that it was kind of a tourist trap. The first was very fresh, they had a huge selection of rolls with tons of variety, and the appetizers were also worth the money. I also tried the sake sampler which allowed me to try 5 different sake types which was really cool for me. I recommend coming here with an open mind and an open wallet. If you are super price sensitive, then this place is not really for you, but I recommend it if you are looking for something good to eat while visiting the area.
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Vita Santrucek
5 months ago
Reasonable prices and quality


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