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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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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Waialua, Hawaii
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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!

Thank moonshinehawaii
Stanley, Idaho
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11 reviews
6 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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121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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 

Thank iheartco25
1 review
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.

Thank Mamash M
Newport Beach, California
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180 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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!

Thank Kim B
Boise ID
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

We've eaten here once before about a year ago and enjoyed our meal. Not this time. We ordered the Teriyaki Beef. The beef was tough (almost room temperature), the tempura was greasy. When the server came by to ask us how we liked the dinner we told him about the tough and cold beef. His response was "I'm sorry to... More 

Thank greasyregs
Meridian, Idaho
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended without hesitation by several people at sun valley lodge when we said we wanted sushi. Great atmosphere and service at our bar seats was impeccable! We were extremely impressed when John the sushi chef came out and spoke to us about exactly what we wanted and made some great suggestions. He hand delivered our rolls and... More 

Thank skid0g107
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

staff were totally up themselves and extremely rude - an embarrassment to Japanese - food was good but I will never go back

Thank Chris2991955
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

Great atmosphere and sushi worthy of all reviews. Great roll selection and delicious teas. Clean. Excellent toasted coconut ice cream.

Thank sarah l
Hailey, Idaho
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

This is a favorite local hang out for a small group in one of the back rooms or for a quick meal before (or after) the movies which is a half a block away. The sushi is excellent and fresh. We recommend the mussels and love finishing the meal with yummy home made ice cream!

1 Thank Olivekat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
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, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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)  >  Sun Valley-Ketchum  >  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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