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Sushi On Second

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Japanese, Sushi, Fusion
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260 Second St, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-5181
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Sushi on Second is "second-to-none" in Ketchum for creating a magical...
Sushi on Second is "second-to-none" in Ketchum for creating a magical evening of food, friends and fun. Established in 1994, it is the Valley's oldest sushi restaurant, but don't let the age fool you. Head Sushi Chef Zach Venzon is at the center of a talented crew of young sushi chefs that delight in creating dishes that are as appetizing to look at as they are to eat, like their famous "Who's Your Daddy" roll. See why Bon Appétit Magazine wrote "Sushi on Second, the best sushi I've had in years."The menu consists of global cuisine mixed with a healthy dose of Northwest experimentalism that creates a truly unique culinary experience. Chefs John Rust and Ashley Weber are behind their nightly specials, which keep local diners coming back, often twice a week. Be sure to try the sushi, of course, but some of John and Ashley's current creative dishes include Grilled Alaskan Halibut with a chili lime glaze over curry rice pilaf and a cucumber yogurt salad, Hawaiian-style Baby Back Pork Ribs, Alaskan Sockeye Salmon with a citrus cream sauce over rice with avocado salad, Scallop Ceviche with wonton crisps, Idaho Kobe Beef Carpaccio, Seared Ahi Tuna and Avocado Tartare and SOS style Cioppino with Clams, Halibut Cheeks and Calamari, to name a few.The full wine, champagne, beer and sake bar is fitted with a flatscreen television to see the latest scores, snow and fishing reports. But whether you are sitting in one of the two private, screened tatami rooms or at the 20 seat sushi bar itself, all eyes in the restaurant invariably wind up on the sushi chefs. Knives a-blur, they chop and slice the finest seafood available, which is flown in fresh from locations such as Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji and Japan by their own seafood import company, Idaho Seafood. Come in and taste why Sushi on Second has been consistently voted Valley's best restaurant for sushi and seafood.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yes! Excellent Sushi is possible in remote Sun Valley

We've tried for years to get into Sushi on Second, but during the Holidays it is always packed. Fortunately, we were able to score a reservation (albeit at the Sushi Bar) and were not disappointed. Extremely fast and friendly service, above average wine (Rombauer and Tally Chardonney for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was good and the people were very friendly. The atmosphere was very nice with a few varieties available such as out door seating, group settings and cozy couple areas.

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Carmel, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The resturant was very dark. Server was efficient and attentive. Food was decent. The sushi chef offered information but with a nasty, arrogant attitude which was not appreciated!

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Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Other reviewers weren't wrong...some of the best sushi I have ever had. Super fresh fish, the sushi chef...we sat at the sushi bar...asked if we had any questions to let him know, he would be happy to assist. Heard him making good recommendations to a couple beside us and he was extremely accommodating. Great service and the potstickers were scrumptious!... More 

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Portland, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We've tried for years to get into Sushi on Second, but during the Holidays it is always packed. Fortunately, we were able to score a reservation (albeit at the Sushi Bar) and were not disappointed. Extremely fast and friendly service, above average wine (Rombauer and Tally Chardonney for example), beer and Saki selection (no full bar). My husband and teens... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Absolutely one of the best sushi restaurants that I've ever visited! Four of our family members shared a "boat" of new and innovative, creative sushi rolls. Fresh, fresh, fresh! Delightful new find for our first trip to Sun Valley!

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Bountiful, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We recently visited Sushi on Second with a group of friends. The service was friendly and fast and the food was done to perfection. We ordered several appetizers for our table and enjoyed them so much we ordered more for our main entree. The restaurant has large private sitting rooms which is where we sat and it made our dinner... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

If you are looking for some amazing food, look no further than Sushi on Second. The sushi is absolutely incredible, with various options for whatever you may be in the mood for! I highly recommend this restaurant, the food has been amazing every time I went!

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Hailey, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Our favorite sushi place...always fresh and delicious. The only place to go for consistently good sushi.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The service was good and very friendly. I went with a friend who had never had Sushi and the wait staff did a great introduction to Sushi for her. While the food was very good, the pot stickers were incredible, very well done and spiced and delightfully served. Good selection of wine and saki and a full bar. Place is... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

As a regular visitor of Sun Valley over the past ten year or so, i noticed the rise of asian/fusion places have increased significantly in this resort town, so there is no lack of food choices. When it comes to japanese food though, Sushi on Second it has no real competition for miles. This place catches you off guard on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 260 Second St, Ketchum, ID 83340
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sun Valley-Ketchum  >  Ketchum
  • Phone Number: +1 208-726-5181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Fusion

Description

Sushi on Second is "second-to-none" in Ketchum for creating a magical evening of food, friends and fun. Established in 1994, it is the Valley's oldest sushi restaurant, but don't let the age fool you. Head Sushi Chef Zach Venzon is at the center of a talented crew of young sushi chefs that delight in creating dishes that are as appetizing to look at as they are to eat, like their famous "Who's Your Daddy" roll. See why Bon Appétit Magazine wrote "Sushi on Second, the best sushi I've had in years."The menu consists of global cuisine mixed with a healthy dose of Northwest experimentalism that creates a truly unique culinary experience. Chefs John Rust and Ashley Weber are behind their nightly specials, which keep local diners coming back, often twice a week. Be sure to try the sushi, of course, but some of John and Ashley's current creative dishes include Grilled Alaskan Halibut with a chili lime glaze over curry rice pilaf and a cucumber yogurt salad, Hawaiian-style Baby Back Pork Ribs, Alaskan Sockeye Salmon with a citrus cream sauce over rice with avocado salad, Scallop Ceviche with wonton crisps, Idaho Kobe Beef Carpaccio, Seared Ahi Tuna and Avocado Tartare and SOS style Cioppino with Clams, Halibut Cheeks and Calamari, to name a few.The full wine, champagne, beer and sake bar is fitted with a flatscreen television to see the latest scores, snow and fishing reports. But whether you are sitting in one of the two private, screened tatami rooms or at the 20 seat sushi bar itself, all eyes in the restaurant invariably wind up on the sushi chefs. Knives a-blur, they chop and slice the finest seafood available, which is flown in fresh from locations such as Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji and Japan by their own seafood import company, Idaho Seafood. Come in and taste why Sushi on Second has been consistently voted Valley's best restaurant for sushi and seafood.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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