I'm a regular visitor to Farmington, NM on business. Restaurants come and go in this town and over the last year or so, the economy has taken its toll on restaurant choices. I love sushi but thought that wasn't going to be a choice ever in this Northwest New Mexico town until this last trip. I saw this place named MIkasa while driving down Main St and then looked them up on the net. It said Japanese, Asian, and......Sushi. I talked with a client I was taking to dinner that night about restaurants and mentioned Mikasa. He said he hadn't been there but had wanted to try it.
The restaurant is not fancy but airy, light, and has a fresh clean feel to it. It has a sushi bar and a lot of booths arranged around the windowed walls. Just looking at the menu told me this probably was going to be good as the pictures of the food, especially the sushi & rolls showed that they knew presentation. The sushi bar had Japanese chefs and all the service staff seemed to be Asian. My customer chose a Chinese dish and I had a Tiger Roll, miso soup, and 2 different kinds of sashimi (yellow tail & salmon). The food was excellent and, in fact, the roll & sashimi was as good as I've had. I was pleasantly surprised.
The down side is no liquor license so you only have water, tea (iced or green), and sodas. You can't bring in anything either. Don't know if they are going to remedy this but it didn't seem to stop the place from being packed with customers at 6:30pm on a Wednesday night. The waitress we had was very attentive and seemed actually dismayed that I wouldn't let her refill my iced tea glass until it was almost empty.
Prices were about normal for the Asian dishes as well as the sushi bar selections although I could see some locals saying it was expensive.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you need your Japanese fix.
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