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Sushi On Second

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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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Newport Beach, California
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179 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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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 stars 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 

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Meridian, Idaho
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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

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Thank Chris2991955
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

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

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Hailey, Idaho
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Marietta, Georgia
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

The fantastic experience at Sushi on Second rivals our favorite sushi hot spot in Atlanta. The quality of food is excellent. The atmosphere is comfortable and appropriately asian. They are a popular dinner spot so be sure to make reservations.

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Bellingham, Washington
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Hands-down, best I've ever had. It has become tradition that we come here on birthdays and sit in the enclosed party room. The food is amazing and the ambience is stunning - lots of deep reds and blacks. Full bar, of course, and ample seating. Been here for years, and for good reason.

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Palo Alto, California
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250 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Be aware that even for take-out orders, such as the one we ordered just after the 5.30 pm opening, there is a 10% surcharge added automatically to your bill “as a gratuity for the sushi chefs”, as the young woman explained to us. We strongly disapprove of this sort of profiteering, but the prices seemed reasonable, so we decided to... More 

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Thank ScienceTrip
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
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
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
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.

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