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“You can find great sushi here!”
Review of Sushi On Second

Sushi On Second
Ranked #30 of 84 Restaurants in Ketchum
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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 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.
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Did chef's choice with the sashimi, received a nice mix of fish like tuna, hamachi, salmon, octopus, squid and mackerel. Liked some better than others, but all well-prepared and presented.

A pleasant surprise was the cold smoked-squid appetizer we ordered, it was spicy and surprisingly tasty!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank IndigoB
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Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Apparently, this use to be the best sushi. The atmosphere is still very local and down to earth, and reasonably priced. But the ahi was not fresh, and the service extremely slow (even though we were sitting at the sushi bar and the restaurant was not full). Even though we use to live here, we probably won't return again as tourists - which they don't love regardless.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank IsaacsMum09
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Enjoyed a great dinner tonight. Small restaurant that seemed to cater to locals/regulars. Sushi had lots of fish and the soba green curry noddles were yummy. Service was friendly.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CourtneyCK
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Our especially good meal with fine service included an excellent, large serving of vegetable tempura plus eel/avocado roll. The waiter was particularly accommodating regarding the vegetable choice for the tempura. For under $30 for 2 people we also added tea and beer. The restaurant is slightly off the main shopping area and we were happy to discover it as it is near the movie theatres. I definitely recommend a visit.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank DulciTraveler
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

We enjoyed this place so much, we ate their twice in 5 nights! We had a great server Betsy and she suggested the Highway 20 Special and Mr Crunch roll. BOTH were so good, we never strayed. Did 2 rounds of these 2 items, BOTH nights! HA! Also, ordered Miso Soup and Hot Sake. Very happy and would definitely go back!

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank Havinaball09
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