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“Consistent Goodness in sushi land!”

Kikusushi Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #163 of 229 Restaurants in Cupertino
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Saratoga, CA
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“Consistent Goodness in sushi land!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

We eat regularly at Kikusushi, so I thought we should let other people know about it! For people who have eaten there a long time one might note the very slow change in menu items. Rarely a new roll gets added, or some seasonal specialties get added. Often their "new" items are seasonal adds, like oysters, etc. Often their rolls are adjusted and renamed. This is not a bad thing - it keeps things interesting.

If you like decent Sushi, Sashimi, and other Japanese tidbits at good middle of the road prices, then this is the place for you.

With all of the big screen TVs floating around it has a little bit of the atmosphere of a sports bar but in a homey decor. Walking up to the entrance almost makes you think of entering a log cabin home. Also all the fish tanks make life interesting- of course none of the sushi comes from those tanks (haha). If you can imagine, think a little bit like what a place would be if your decoration style was Japanese redneck! I mean where else can you have sake night Wednesday and Thursday nights- including the lethal sake bombs!

Its a great place for casual Sushi dining, IE none of the wait staff runs around in Kimonos - just simple black jeans and tops, The greeters and seaters are all very pleasant and handle everything effectively.

If you eat regularly at Kikushi's you can participate in their punch card program, buy 10 dinners get $10 off etc. They are also quite good about preparing take away for the nights you just don't want to sit there and eat.

While you can munch sushi to your heart's content, they have plenty of cooked Japanese meals and tidbits, but what i find more interesting is working my way through all of their various rolled sushi - more than in many other places i have visited.

Our favorites are Gyoza, chicken karaage, Oshitashi, Miso soup, salad with miso dressing, whatever he chef suggests for sushi, some of the bento boxes, the dragon roll, the crazy roll, hmm i guess i would have to continue with the whole menu - haha!

If you like their salad dressing, you can buy a bottle to take home. The miso dressing is just right for salads and we buy it regularly. If you try hard, you can break your wallet there, but you don't have to do that to have a good meal and a nice dining experience. Enjoy!

  • Visited June 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Friendly & consistently good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

I have PT sessions around the corner, so have been eating here once a week. While I'm not a big fan of sashimi or raw fish, there are a lot of things I like on their menu. The tempura is very good as well as their Crazy Roll and California Roll with crab. I also really like the cucumber salad and dressing. The staff is very friendly at the sushi bar and the service quick.

  • Visited April 2012
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“Very good restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2008

Very good restaurant.

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“Ditto to Heath's comments--this is my favorite local sushi place. I've been going for years.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2008

Ditto to Heath's comments--this is my favorite local sushi place. I've been going for years.

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“Quality is terrible and...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2008

Quality is terrible and way too expensive.

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