Restaurants in Sacramento to Support the Cause of a Chosen Charity


Mikuni, one of the best restaurants in Sacramento, is going to make a donation to one charitable organization. Make your choice now and the Mikuni Charitable Foundation will support it.

  • Until January 31 only

Kindness is doing what you can with what you’ve got.

Recent data from the National Center for Charitable Statistics reports that there are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States. When you’re looking to support a charitable organization, you have many to choose from. Even if you’re looking to help out, sometimes funds are limited and help is necessary to achieve your goal. This is where the best restaurants in Sacramento like Mikuni Sushi can help.

To show our utmost gratitude for 25 years of patronage, the Mikuni Charitable Foundation (MCF) will randomly choose a charitable institution to support, and we need your help to make the choice. All you need to do is to nominate your institution of choice either via our Mikuni branches, by email, or through Facebook or Twitter. By the end of the event, the MCF will randomly pick from your nominees and make a donation to one lucky institution.

For a charitable organization to qualify for this event, it must be duly registered under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, the institution must be categorized under this provision for at least three years. You can visit any of our restaurants in Sacramento, Roseville, Fair Oaks or Davis now, or go to for more details.

Nominate a charity until January 31, 2014.

  • Nomination period is until January 31, 2014 only
  • Nominee must be registered as a 501(c)(3) organization, as per the Internal Revenue Code, for three years or more
  • Modes of nomination are through Mikuni restaurant servers, email, Facebook, or Twitter
  • Mikuni Charitable Foundation will randomly choose a winner from among the nominees

Sushi and Super Bowl Sunday in the Best Restaurants in Sacramento


Happy Hour prices at some of the best restaurants in Sacramento on Super Bowl Sunday

  • February 2, 2014 only

Cry “Banzai” for your team while munching on delectable small bites!

Once again, it comes down to four teams competing for the coveted Lombardi Trophy. On the NFC side: the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks; on the AFC side: the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos. Sports analysts see an intense game on the horizon; the Seahawks and 49ers are known rivals, while the Patriots and Broncos both have legendary quarterbacks.

Once these teams compete, the remaining two will face off on Super Bowl Sunday. But the big game isn’t always about football—it’s about great food too, so why not try sushi this year?

On Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, Mikuni Sushi is offering their famous Happy Hour Menu at select locations. Usually only available Monday to Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., you can now feast on tasty bites for as low as $3 a piece. Savor the flavors of small bites from well-known restaurants in Midtown Sacramento and Davis, and at Taro’s by Mikuni and Mikuni Kaizen.

Mark your calendars for Super Rice Bowl Sunday at the Mikuni Sushi outlets above. Catch Super Bowl Sunday live at one of the best restaurants in Sacramento and cheer for your favorite team!

  • For February 2, 2014 only
  • Dine-in only
  • Promo locations are Midtown Sacramento, Davis, Taro’s by Mikuni, and Kaizen only
  • Not valid with any other offer or promotion
  • Menu and prices may vary by location

Commonly Used Fish for Sushi in Japanese Restaurants in Sacramento

Japan enjoys having one of the lowest heart disease rates in the world. Researchers were so curious as to how the Japanese avoided heart disease that they conducted a study into the matter back in 2008. The following excerpt from Science Daily summarizes the results of the study:


The research, published in the August 5, 2008, issue of Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), suggests that the protection comes from omega-3 fatty acids found in abundance in oily fish. In the first international study of its kind, researchers found that compared to middle-aged white men or Japanese-American men living in the United States, Japanese men living in Japan had twice the blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids—a finding that was independently linked to low levels of atherosclerosis.

Japanese people eat about 3 ounces of fish daily, on average, while typical Americans eat fish perhaps twice a week. Nutritional studies show that the intake of omega-3 fatty acids from fish averages 1.3 grams per day in Japan, as compared to 0.2 grams per day in the United States.

Japanese cuisine heavily revolves around the use of oily, fatty fish in its dishes, which is the reason for omega-3 fatty acid levels of people living in Japan. Some of the most commonly used fish in Japanese cuisine include:

Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin tuna is one of the most sought-after fish in the world because of its elite flavor and texture. In fact, top-grade bluefin tuna has been known to sell for thousands of dollars in Japan’s iconic Tsukiji market during the New Year. According to experts, bluefin tuna can grow up to 10 feet long and nearly 1,500 pounds.


Also known as Japanese yellowtail, Hamachi is a fish known for its bold, tangy flavor and buttery texture. Japanese restaurants in Sacramento often use Hamachi in sushi and various rolls.


Salmon is well-known for having high levels of omega-3 fatty acids that help prevent heart disease. The fact that salmon meat also owns a distinct peach color and rich taste makes it one of the best options for sashimi, especially when prepared fresh.

Fortunately, people do not need to go to Japan to gain the health benefits of its dishes. Many Sacramento restaurants such as Mikuni Sushi serve a wide range of authentic and fusion Japanese dishes that can please any palate. With more studies showing the health benefits of eating more fish, treat your heart (and taste buds) to the top fish in Japanese cuisine.

(Article Excerpt and Image fromJapanese Diet Rich In Fish May Hold Secret To Healthy Heart: Omega-3 Fatty Acids From Fish Appear To Prevent Clogged Arteries, Science Daily, July 29, 2008)