Mikuni Blog

Rice Bran Oil—Tasty, Healthy, and Versatile

Every grocery shopper knows that a stroll down the oil aisle can be an overwhelming experience. Dozens of options line the shelves—each with its own quality, taste, smoke point, fragility, and nutritional benefits. At Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, our health-conscious guests will be happy to know that rice bran oil is the one we… Read more


Mikuni Donates Sales of Rescue Roll to Victims of Hurricane Harvey

When disaster strikes, Mikuni and the community respond. In the past, we have worked hand in hand with the people of the Sacramento region to offer humanitarian aid to areas in need, and Texas is no exception. Between now and Labor Day, we will donate 100 percent of the sales of the Mikuni Rescue Roll… Read more


What’s All The Fuss About Copper River Salmon?

by Daniel Schmoock, Mikuni Executive Chef The Copper River is the longest “river run” any salmon in the world must make, at over 300 miles.  It’s not just the length of the journey; it is also one of the steepest elevation climbs that any salmon in the world must undergo. Together with the icy cold… Read more


Shiso—The Little Leaf with Big Power

It’s right there on your plate at Mikuni: a bright green leaf that looks like nothing more than a pretty garnish. Your instinct might be to push it aside without giving it another thought, focusing instead on the more interesting fare in front of you. But we have a better idea—and a very beneficial one,… Read more


Taro Arai is the Featured Guest on “Entrepreneurs Unlimited” Radio Show

If you’ve never heard the story of how Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar started, you’ll want to listen to Mark Haney, host of Entrepreneurs Unlimited, interview Mikuni Chief Dreaming Officer, Taro Arai. Taro shares his dream of coming to America and the unusual circumstances of how the first Mikuni restaurant on Hazel Avenue in… Read more


Mikuni to Host Job Fair

SACRAMENTO, CA – With seven locations in the Sacramento region, and one in Truckee, Mikuni plans to host a job fair on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel on Arden Way. “We anticipate needing at least 140-150 new employees when we open our Folsom location,”… Read more


Mikuni to Host Lord of Rice Competition

SACRAMENTO, CA – To help launch Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Festival in September, the International Commodity Institute has announced the call for entries for the 2015 Lord of Rice contest. Professional chefs who currently own or work in restaurants throughout the world are invited to take part. Entrants must submit a brief online bio and an original… Read more


Mikuni Restaurant Group To Open New Location at Folsom Point

SACRAMENTO, CA – With seven locations in the Sacramento region, and one in Truckee, Mikuni plans to bring its renowned Japanese cuisine and fresh sushi to Folsom at east Bidwell Street just off Highway 50. “We have waited for the right location looking at properties in El Dorado Hills and Folsom over the past couple… Read more


Learn to Eat Sushi Like a Pro

  Sushi is scrumptious, easy to make, and possibly the fastest and most accessible contact point for Japanese culture that anyone could find. Plus, almost every ingredient that goes into making this tasty delicacy is filled with benefits. Clearly, sushi has a lot going for it. To truly savor sushi when you eat it in… Read more


Eat Sushi, Live Longer: Tips for Ordering

Many people surf the Internet and read fitness magazines to try and find a way to extend their lives. The common perception is that a healthy diet and enough exercise are the way to achieve that. In a report fromThe Daily Mail, Guinness World Record Holder Misao Okawa shares her secret to a long and… Read more


Enjoying Sake: It’s All About the Temperature

For sushi purists who frequent Elk Grove restaurants that specialize in Japanese cuisine, selecting the perfectly crafted roll is a main priority. However, the meal isn’t really complete unless it’s being served alongside sake or Japanese beer. On top of that, the manner of serving sake differs slightly with each variety – some sake are best served… Read more


The Art & Etiquette of Using Chopsticks

Chopsticks have been around for thousands of years, and are the staple utensil in our Japanese restaurant. For some people, using chopsticks just seems to come naturally. For others, it’s an acquired skill that often begins with the addition of a rubber band. Whatever the case, once you’ve mastered the two-stick utensils, there are a… Read more


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