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“Great place for sushi in Chico”
Review of The Big Tuna

The Big Tuna
Ranked #55 of 321 Restaurants in Chico
Cuisines: Sushi
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

If you live in Chico area, then Big Tuna is the place to go for sushi. As far as I know, they are the only place within 75 miles in the area that serve toro (premium tuna). I've been to at least 5 Japanese restaurants in the area. This restaurant is owned by Japanese and the chefs here all speak Japanese (they are not all from Japan).
Price is not super cheap, but pretty affordable.
They work hard to serve the best food
I've been to other Japanese restaurants by referral from friends and this is still number one in the area.

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Thank Edwin Y
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

If you want good, fresh, unpretentious Japanese food then Big Tuna is the place to eat. This small space is brightly lit with a casual, contemporary feel. the great space combined with the excellent food is a super win any time.

The wait staff is always friendly, attentive, and the service fast.

The food is fresh and made to order and the menu features a nice selection of Japanese soups and salads as well as a few entrees in addition to the excellent sushi menu. If you're feeling adventurous order the Chef's Special roll. He makes it up for each order; it is always spectacular.

I have a soft spot for their cucumber salad, it is one of my favorite Japanese dishes and few places in the area make it well, but Big Tuna always gets the perfect combination of vinegar and sugar. It is a delicious treat and goes well with a spicy tuna roll.

The owners also run two other Japanese restaurants in town, but this is the first and it is my favorite.

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Thank ideagrrl
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

We eat out Sushi fairly regularly and this place has the best Japanese tacos, the taco shell is thinly sliced eggplant deep fried quickly and they stuff if with either spicy tuna or crab, with some sauce and tiny bit of lettece, OMG these are a must, YOU will order them again.

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Thank Michael B
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

I've had a pretty good track record with this sushi restaurant up until my last visit. This particular time we had a VERY long wait at the sushi bar to get our to-go order, but in all honesty it could have been due to an excessively large amount of orders that night. Having to wait over an hour just puts a bad taste in my mouth about a place. Seemed like there could have been more staff at such a busy time of day for sushi. Otherwise, it's not a bad place for lunch/dinner. The rolls we typically get are a little smaller than some of the competitors, but the price makes up for it.

Thank EnrohStyles
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

For now, the best sushi in Chico. Creative, wide variety, well-made. Seating can be a problem during "rush hour"

Thank itchfoot
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