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Sushi On Second

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260 Second St, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-5181
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

great staff and very quick service ( if required). food excellent and very big menu to choose from with some exceptional specials each day. We had a big group and the reservation was somehow mucked up but they accommodated us and we were in an out within an hour-7 adults and 6 young children in a private booth. Quite an... More 

Thank Vivienne O
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Sashimi was fresh. Healthy cuts of fish. Rolls were great tasting, not too expensive so we could sample many different ones. Good stuff!!! Highly recommend👍🏽

Thank Doniel H
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241 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a great choice if you're looking for delicious, raw fish in the heart of Ketchum and don't want to drive to Zou in Hailey. We had the pleasure of sitting at the sushi bar and our whole party had a great time interacting with the chefs and eating their delicious creations. SoS is a really good restaurant... More 

Thank G3inLondon
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

I only get a chance to come to Sushi when my mom and I are in Sun Valley on vacation. My vacation is never complete without a trip (or several) here. The service is fantastic and the food is Amazing. If only they could do Amazon same hour drone delivery to Boston (lol) that would be Amazing. I love the... More 

1 Thank MrBryanSHoyle
Post Falls, Idaho
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590 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

My wife and I went here the Friday, the day after thanks giving. We got there just before they opened, and lucky us, we got there first. Good thing, this place had a line in the really cold evening, and there was not one complaint about waiting. Once we got seated we realized right away this was going to be... More 

2 Thank wdlander
Waialua, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

For a sushi bar in the mountains of Idaho, this place is top notch. Always so fresh and delicious. Need more kobachi salad!

2 Thank moonshinehawaii
Stanley, Idaho
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I really do love this place, I however only feel that their sushi is kinda in a rut. It is mostly status quo sushi however they do it very well. And I truly LOVE the green mussels! I recommend anyone to try them!

Thank CrAzYjEn2014
Aspen, Colorado
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147 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I LOVE sushi and really enjoy creative rolls featuring combinations I might not immediately think about. Everything here was incredible. The rolls were phenomenal. I highly recommend the 'Who's your Daddy.' A few days later and I am still dreaming about it. My little daughter (3 1/2) loved the beef and rice dish as well as an entire order of... More 

2 Thank iheartco25
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

We had plenty of sushi for our group of 4. We ordered 8 rolls and that was plenty we could barely finish. The sushi was amazing well prepared and good fresh ingredients. 10 out of 10 will go again.

1 Thank Mamash M
Newport Beach, California
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180 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

This was our second time eating at Sushi On Second, and it was just as good as the first time! The sushi is excellent as is the tempura. They have an excellent wine list also. Their ice cream desserts were out of this world! We will definitely be back on our next trip to Sun Valley!

1 Thank Kim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Second St, Ketchum, ID 83340
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Ketchum
  • Phone Number: +1 208-726-5181
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 John Rust 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 Ashley Weber & John 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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