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Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

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5001 Northstar Dr, Suite 5101, Truckee, CA 96161
530-562-2188
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Set against the glorious backdrop of the majestic Sierra, our sixth...
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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  • 40
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Busy...good food...fast service

Expect a wait cause it's busy, and for good reason. If you can, squeeze in at the Sushi Bar cause the entire menu is available there, too. Rob, the Sushi man will take care of you. The Tuna Sliders were excellent. Also had the Grilled Asparagus, Tempura Udon and the Sesame Chicken.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
Craig T
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Kahului, Hawaii
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Larose, Louisiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We all ate here after the wedding rehearsal. The food was great. My favorite was the mushrooms and the albacore.

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Thank Nicole S
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the Northstar Village we grabbed a table for four, Ordered a really cold Sopparo beer in a tall chilled glass. Order Dim Sum, stir fried rice, tempura shrimp. Stomachs were happy and then we hit the ski trails for the afternoon.

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Thank Suffman
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Chose to try this restaurant as we didn't want to drive to Truckee and had run out of affordable options at Northstar. We were greatly surprised by the range of food available - yes it is Japanese but even our fussy 12 year found something to her liking. We all had the Bento Box which has a number of set... More 

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Thank BrissieFour
San Ramon, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Love the food. Menu offers lots of options including options for those that don't like sushi or are vegetarians. Service is great. Best restaurant in the village.

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Thank Jen O
Kahului, Hawaii
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Expect a wait cause it's busy, and for good reason. If you can, squeeze in at the Sushi Bar cause the entire menu is available there, too. Rob, the Sushi man will take care of you. The Tuna Sliders were excellent. Also had the Grilled Asparagus, Tempura Udon and the Sesame Chicken.

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Thank Craig T
Palo Alto, California
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202 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This Japanese restaurant is located in the Northstar Ski Village of shops and restaurants, near Truckee, just below the Ritz-Carlton. It has a sports-bar-like atmosphere, with music playing, and several TVs. We did a 6 pm takeout during the “shoulder” season between summer and skiing, when this restaurant is one of the few open here. The dining room was not... More 

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Thank ScienceTrip
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Up in the mountains...it was such a welcome surprise! I have been to their Roseville location many times...it's a favorite!

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Thank hellobeachhouse
Sacramento, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

They did not have outdoor seating due to the bees and we had our dog with us after hiking. So we sat at one of the general picnic table. they wouldn't put my wine in a to go cup even though there was a beer tasting and lots of people were walking around with beer. the edamame was cold and... More 

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Thank jenncaroline
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

You get so much food, my husband and I shared a box and an appetizer. We had too much to finish. All very good. We couldn't decided between the chicken or beef, so we got both. The chicken was good, but the beef was excellent!! Next time we'll just have the beef!

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Thank Sueheg15
Truckee, California
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I think this is one of the best places in the North Tahoe area for traditional and innovative Japanese/Asian fusion food. Always fresh and delish. It's in the Northstar Village and the restaurant offers great specials in the shoulder season and a generous discount club for locals.

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Thank LaurieW384

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5001 Northstar Dr, Suite 5101, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: 530-562-2188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?