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“Incredible Sushi, Perfect Meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sushi On Second

Sushi On Second
260 Second St, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-5181
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Ranked #23 of 70 Restaurants in Ketchum
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian fusion
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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.
Lawrence, Kansas
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“Incredible Sushi, Perfect Meal”
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!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hailey, Idaho
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“Best sushi in town!”
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.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boise, Idaho
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“Rocky Mountain Sushi”
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 on the small side so would recommend reservations in high season. Parking is scant.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“優れた寿司”
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 how simple it looks from the outside; you'd never know a place like this existed in this mountain town. Very nice people, great food, will be coming back again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Eh, not bad if you're starving.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We have a new baby, so not to ruin anyone's night, we got takeout. They did a great job on providing all the essentials for sushi, chopsticks, soy sauce, ginger, and wasabi. The miso (which is really hard to mess up) and the squid salad was great. The rolls were blah and 'fishy'. We live in another ski town where sushi grade fish is just as hard to get, is much better quality and not 'fishy' smelling or tasting. There is nothing worse than that tase and smell. It has turned is off from this place indefinitely. Not bad if you're craving sushi but don't expect quality. However, it should be with their astronomical prices.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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