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“Love it, even for vegetarians!”

Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Ranked #9 of 201 Restaurants in Davis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: A cool, urban vibe balances a warm, friendly atmosphere at Mikuni's eighth restaurant. Located in the Davis Commons, right in the heart of the downtown area, this newest hot spot is within easy walking distance of the UC Davis campus.We're delighted to have been so graciously welcomed into the Davis community. On any given afternoon or evening, you'll find local families, university students, and business professionals enjoying the spectacular sushi and casual ambience-both indoors and on the charming outside patio. The dining experience is enhanced by a full bar, seven large-screen HD TVs, and original artwork featuring UC Davis students.
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“Love it, even for vegetarians!”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

This is one of my favorite places for Japanese Food. We used to go to the Mikuni's in Sacramento and were so glad when they opened one in Davis too. This one is much smaller than the Sac restaurant and the menu is much smaller too, but they still have some great things. We are vegetarian so we don't eat the raw fish but there is still plenty to eat. The Freaky Edamame is awesome! Illegal asparagus is really wonderful and our favorite sushi roll is called the Vegi-Ten Roll with yummy asparagus tempura in it. The Mikuni's in Sacramento has a Veggie Roll plate which is three kinds of vegetarian rolls, chef's choice. It's always great! But, alas, the Davis Mikuni's doesn't offer it. Still a great place to go. My kids love the udon noodle bowl. Service is almost always friendly. Go there on your birthday, to either Mikuni's, and you can play a game to get a prize. DOWN SIDES: 1.) Always crowded 2.) Always noisy 3.) Lunch closes at 2:00pm.

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
Davis, California
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good Sushi”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

They have good sushi, and a fun atmosphere. It's reasonably priced too. Not my favorite place in Davis for sushi, but go there with friends when we have a large group. Service is good too.

Visited March 2012
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfect for any occasion”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Whether a birthday celebration, a date night, or family dinner with my two toddlers, Mikuni is the destination. Amazing happy hour drink prices, fun and festive atmosphere, excellent service, an most importantly - delicious food!!! You must try the freaky edamame as an appetizer, and the menu accommodates non sushi lovers with chicken and vegetarian options. Check it out!

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Thank Gr8greta
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Davis, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Try this!”
Reviewed December 18, 2011

California rolls were the extent of my sushi experience until we dropped in here for a birthday lunch. Absolutely beautiful food! I tried (and loved!) some of the raw fish offerings and could not believe how fresh, sweet and "can't stop" delicious it all was.

The wait staff were knowledgeable, patient, friendly and professional. I made a request to have the music turned down and it was met with an understanding smile, sweet apology and an instant decrease in volume. Really lovely service.

The atmosphere gets 3 points because the acoustics in there are awful and it is pretty noisy. But, once the food arrived, a jet could have landed in the parking lot and I'm not sure we would have noticed. If they could figure out how to keep the volume down so the focus is on the flavors, they would get 5 stars.

HIghly recommended.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank EweRKidding_NOX
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