Many people think of sake and think, “cool! Sake bomb time!” However, a lot of work goes into creating excellent sake, and these venues offer some of the best sake in the Sacramento area. Their staff are knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, and want to give you the best experience possible when tasting all different kinds of sake, all while chowing down on some exquisite sushi.
Silver Sake – Silver Sake in Carmichael is known for their laid back vibe and amazing cuisine. Customers rave about their garlic roll and bento box options. They also have vegetarian options to fit the needs of all of their customers. Their bar carries both hot and cold sake, and their most popular being the cold Silver or Black & Gold sake and Zipang. If you’re a fan of the bubbly, they carry a type of sake that will remind you of champagne. If you’re a happy hour junky like most of us, make sure you check out their happy hour specials.
Gekkeikan Sake USA – Visiting this sake brewery in Folsom is a must! They’re open Monday thru Friday, 9am to 4:30pm where you can take a tour of the factory and their staff is great at guiding you through everything. It’s a friendly place with knowledgeable staff, where you can taste some great sake; their Haiku, Horin Sake, and the Imported Plum Wine are among the favorites.
Zen Sushi – Zen Sushi, located in downtown Sacramento, has a wide selection of sake. One of their most popular sake choices is the Wakatake Onikoroshi, which is said to be best with their spicy food options. Another great sake choice at Zen Sushi is Kurosawa. They are open Sunday thru Thursday, 11:30am to 10pm; Friday thru Saturday, 11:30am to 10:30pm; Happy Hour is everyday from 3pm to 6pm. Customers love their clean, modern, and friendly atmosphere, so make sure you stop by.
Kru Restaurant – Kru is an upscale sushi and sake restaurant located in downtown Sacramento, and their staff is great at helping you decide the best sake to pair with the best dishes. Kru is a favorite sushi spot among Sacramento locals. They have happy hour specials where you can sip on one of their samplers of sake to help you figure out what you like best. Kru is open Monday 11:30am to 9:30pm; Tuesday thru Thursday, 11:30am to 10pm; Friday, 11:30am to 11pm; Saturday, 12pm to 11pm; and Sunday, 4pm to 9:30pm.