The Mikuni Sushi restaurant might have one of the best locations in Lake Tahoe: right in the middle of Northstar Village. The restaurant has a great view of the majestic Sierra range as well as some great people-watching opportunities at the ice skating rink, which is located right in front of this lively sushi spot.
The Incredible Roll at Mikuni sushi at Northstar — Photo courtesy of Mikuni Sushi
The decor is a mix of contemporary Asian design with a bit of mountain lodge thrown in. The bar is located in the center of the room or you can sit at a booth or table. Mikuni's menus include a Happy Hour menu, a party and banquet menu and even a gluten free menu. The restaurant also serves hot food and Bento boxes. The main menu includes starters like edamame, Japanese fries and Illegal Asparagus which is hot oil blanched asparagus, seasoned with Japanese sansho pepper, roasted sea salt and a spicy sauce on the side for $8.50.
The Mikuni rolls include the Zig Zag roll which is your choice of shrimp or soft shell crab mixed with spicy avocado blend in soywrap for $16.25; the Train Wreck Roll with panko breaded shrimp, spicy avocado blend, crab mix, topped with chopped unagi, sea steak, sesame seeds, onion, spicy zig zag sauce and unagi sauce for $19.75; and the Spicy Tuna Roll with tuna, cucumber and sesame seeds for $10.
Hot food includes chicken and beef teriyaki, various stir-frys and tempura. The Happy Hour menu offers bites from $3-9 and $6 specialty cocktails like the JapaTini with Stoli Cranberry Vodka, Triple Sec, orange juice, lime juice and Sprite.