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What is Sashimi?

Sashimi is fresh, sliced raw fish, elegantly presented on a platter with a variety of colorful garnishes such as shredded daikon (giant white radish) and carrots, cucumber, seaweed, basil leaves and sometimes even edible flowers. Sashimi that is sliced thicker (about 1/2″) is typically eaten by dipping it into a mixture of soy sauce and wasabi (horseradish). Finely sliced sashimi is typically eaten dipped into a mixture of ponzu (citrus vinegar) and finely sliced scallions.

Raw Nigiri Sushi or Sashimi

Serving sushi two pieces per order

Serving Sashimi three pieces per order

1. Maguro (Tuna) ..........................................................4.50

2. Hamachi (Yellow Tail)...............................................4.50

3. Sake (Salmon) .........................................................4.50

4. Albacore (White Tune) ............................................4.50

5. Tai (Red Snapper) ...................................................4.00

6. Saba (Mackerel) .......................................................3.95

7. Amaebi (Sweet Raw Shrimp) ................................6.50

8. Kaibashira (Scallops) .............................................4.00

9. Ika (Squid) .................................................................3.95

10. Hokigai (Canadian Clam) ...................................3.95

Cooked Nigiri Sushi or Sashimi

Serving sushi two pieces per order

Serving Sashimi three pieces per order

11. Ebi (Shrimp) ...........................................................3.95

12. Tako (Octopus) .......................................................3.95

13. Kani (Crab) .............................................................3.50

14. Unagi (Fresh Water Eel) ......................................4.95

15. Tamago (Egg) .........................................................3.50

16. Inari (Sweet Fried Tofu) .........................................3.75

Roe (Fish egg)

17. Ikura (Salmon Roe) ...............................................4.95

18. Tobiko (Flying Fish Roe) .......................................3.95

19. Masago (Smelt Egg) .............................................3.50

20. Uni (Sea Urchin) ....................................................6.95

History of Sushi.

There is hardly a person alive today who is not familiar with Japanese sushi. Even though it has only been over the past 20 years that sushi has gained great popularity in the West, sushi in Japan is a traditional food which dates back over 1,000 years and is believed to have developed in Asia as a way of preserving fish. The fresh, raw fish was pressed between a mixture of rice and salt over a period of several months. As the rice fermented, lactic acid was produced which pickled the fish and kept it from spoiling. It is believed that this way of preserving fish was introduced to Japan from Asia at the same time that rice cultivation was introduced. The first evidence of sushi in Japan dates back to the Lake Biwa area in Shiga Prefecture where it was made from local carp. This sushi, called nare-zushi was fermented for about 2 months.

Traditionally the fish was eaten, however the rice was discarded until about the 15th century in Japan when it was decided that the rice was too precious to waste. This was the beginning of a kind of sushi that is still popular in Osaka called hako-zushi or “boxed sushi”. However, it wasn't until the Edo Period (1603-1868) when sushi as we know it today was first developed. In 1824, Yohei Hanaya started the practice of serving fresh raw slices of seafood on bases of vinegared rice at his food stall located in the popular Ryougoku district of Edo (present day Tokyo).

Over the years, sushi stalls sprung up all over Tokyo, however they were banned after World War II by the Allied Occupation due to sanitary concerns. Gradually, these stalls gave way to the counter type Sushi restaurants that today have come to typify the sushi experience worldwide.




Deep Fried Roll

21. Moon Light Roll .............................................8.95

22. Sunday Morning Roll ..........................................7.95

23. Las Vegas Roll ..............................................8.95

24. Hero Roll ..................................................7.95

Temaki (Hand Roll)

25. California Hand Roll .................4.00

26. Tuna or Salmon Hand Roll .............4.00

27. Dynamite Hand Roll .................4.00

28. Unagi Hand Roll .......................4.25

Vegetable Roll

29. Vegetable Roll .................5.25

30. Advocado, Asparagus, or Cucumber Roll .....3.95

31. Futa Maki .................5.75

Japanese pickle, cucumber, avocado, tamago, masago & crab

32. AAC Roll .......................4.95

Asparagus, Avocado, & Cucumber

Sushi Roll

Served 8 pieces per one roll

35. California or Spicy California Roll ......................5.50

Avocado, cucumber & crabmeat

36. Dynamite Roll .......................................................5.95

Spicy tuna & cumber

37. Yum Yum Roll .........................................................6.50

Spicy crab with masago

38. Rainbow Roll ..........................................................9.00

5 kinds of fish on top of California roll

39. Alaska Roll ..............................................................6.25

Fresh salmon, cucumber & cream cheese

40. Philadelphia Roll ...................................................6.50

Smoke salmon, cream cheese, avocado & cucumber

41. Unagi Roll ..........................................................7.50

BBQ eel with cucumber or avocado

42. Shrimp California Roll ...........................................6.95

Shrimp, cucumber & advocado with masago on top

43. Manhattan Roll ..................................................11.50

Eel and avocado on top of Shrimp Tempura Roll

44. Shrimp Tempura Roll .....................................7.25

Fried shrimp, masago, crab & cucumber

45. Texas Roll ..........................................................7.50

Crawfish, avocado, & tempura flakes

46. Spider Roll ..........................................................7.95

Soft shell crab, avocado, & cucumber

47. Surf & Turf ..........................................................8.95

Steak, shrimp, & spicy mayo

48. Crunch Roll .............................................................6.95

Tempura flake with spicy sauce inside smoked salmon or shrimp on top

49. Crunch Munch Roll ...........................................9.50

Shrimp with tempura flakes on top of yum yum roll

50. Fancy Roll ................................................................9.25

Fried shrimp, cream cheese & crab inside masago on top with spicy sauce

51. New Orleans Roll ...............................................8.95

Shrimp & chef sauce on top of Yum Yum Roll

52. Sunset Roll .............................................................8.95

Fresh salmon & lemon on top of California roll

53. Ninja Roll .............................................................6.95

Spicy salmon with crispy tempura flakes

54. Dragon Roll ..........................................................9.95

Avocado slices on top of eel roll

55. Fire Dragon Roll ................................................11.95

Spicy tuna on top of dragon roll

56. Thai Roll ................................................................10.95

Spicy crabmeat on top of fried shrimp roll

57. Volcano Roll .......................................................15.95

Crab, scallops, masago, green onion, fried shrimp & cream cheese put on dish

58. Double Spicy Roll ..............................................9.95

Spicy tuna on top of Yum Yum Roll

59. Derby Roll ...........................................................12.95

Spicy crab on top of Lobster Roll

60. Lobster Roll ........................................................10.95

Deep fried lobster, masago, cucumber & avocado

61. Mango Crunch Roll .................................................8.95

Mango & tempura inside with salmon & avocado on top

62. Big Mouth Roll ......................................................9.50

Fried soft shell crab, spicy crab & cucumber

63. Calamari Roll .......................................................7.50

Fried squid, avocado, masago with spicy sauce

64. Godzilla Roll .......................................................9.95

Crawfish & avocado inside with spicy tuna on top

65. Sun Rise Roll .......................................................10.95

Crab, shrimp, avocado, cucumber & soy paper

66. Double Double Roll .............................................9.95

Tempura shrimp & crab with shrimp & avocado on top

Specialty Roll

Choose from one of our 21 brand new specialty sushi rolls only found here at Mikato's!!!

Sushi Dinner

Served with Soup or Salad

Sushi Dinner A .................................35.00

12 pieces nigiri sushi & one special roll

Sushi Dinner B .................................25.00

8 pieces nigiri sushi & one sushi roll

Sushi Dinner C ...............................15.00

6 pieces nigiri sushi & a California roll

Chirashi ...................................................18.95

Sliced fish and seafood on top of sushi rice

Sashimi Dinner

Served with Soup, Salad or Steamed Rice

Sashimi A .......................................35.00

Sashimi B ......................................25.00

Sashimi C .....................................15.00

Sashimi Appetizer ..........................7.95

Appetizer

Tuna Tataki...........15.95    Dinosaur's Egg.........10.95

Hamachi Kama..........7.95    Baby Octopus...........4.95

Kentucky Roll.........10.95    Uzura(quail egg).......1.75

Snow Mono.............5.95    Kani Su................5.00

Seaweed Salad.........4.50    Ika Salad..............5.50

Seafood Salad.........10.95    Cucumber Salad.........4.00

How are Sushi and Sashimi Eaten?

There are basically two different ways to eat sushi. One is by picking it up with chopsticks and the other is by using your hand. In both cases it is important to only dip the fish side of the sushi into the sauce since dipping the rice side of the sushi into the sauce usually makes it fall apart. Since sushi is known for its very delicate flavor, it is important not to use too much soy sauce or the taste will be lost. Sashimi on the other hand is only eaten with chopsticks.

Condiments placed on the sushi platter, such as pickled ginger and wasabi, are eaten to refresh the taste buds between eating different types of sushi.