Check it Out: Midtown's Ju Hachi


When I’m craving sushi, I often make a beeline for cozy little Ju Hachi on S Street. This warm, friendly midtown spot usually has a seat or two available at the sushi bar (even on a Saturday night!), and I appreciate its quiet environment and unfailingly gracious service. We stopped in this weekend and had a scrumptious Kohaku roll, stuffed with shrimp tempura, avocado and cucumber, topped with tuna and a creamy garlic sauce – a lighter roll that was perfect on a balmy Sacramento evening. Also tasty was the kitchen’s very moist and tender chicken teriyaki – a big hit with my kids. If you’re weary of the larger, more rambunctious sushi establishments in town, Ju Hachi is an appealing alternative.