Sakana Japanese Sushi & Steak House

If you were to ask me why I've never written about Sakana before, I would have to say that's a good question.  And I wish I had an answer.  I've been eating there longer than I've been doing this website.  I think sometimes it's more difficult with a place you've been to many times, because you're just used to going and eating there, and you don't really analyze it any longer.  Sakana has long been one of my favorite sushi joints.  My family goes there for special occasions.  I've taken several first dates there.  I've been there so many times that I don't even have a particular anecdote to frame a review around.  Instead, I think I'll just share some of the pictures I've taken over the past year or so...






Lucky Cat

Sapporo, the king of domestically available Japanese beers

Harumaki

Gyoza

Shumai

Sukiyaki

I don't remember the name of this roll...

Chicken Teriyaki

Spicy Tuna Roll

Kid's Bento

Steak Hibachi

I believe this is the Hana Roll...

Pretty sure this was the Spicy Angel...

Oyakodon

Drawing a blank here...

Unagi, a personal favorite.

Black Dragon Roll, my all-time fave

Bizarre Asian birthday dessert creation

Let me just add this:  if you're going to hit up Sakana (I can only speak for their Meridian branch, I have yet to try the new-ish location in Boise) to try the Black Dragon Roll, I recommend going by yourself or maybe with one other person.  At it's best, the tempura shrimp at the core should still be hot and warming the roll from within.  If you go with a group and they have to worry about how to get everyone's orders out at roughly the same time, there's usually a cooling-off period and it's just not the same.  Enjoy!

Food:  I don't recommend the sukiyaki or the yakisoba, besides that it's all been great.  A
Value:  Average to good for this type of eatery.  B+
Service:  Very attentive.  You're not paranoid, you ARE being watched.  Politely, though.  A-
Atmosphere:  A little spartan, but pleasant.  At least it's not garish or loud.  A
Final Grade:  A

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