Chow Listings


Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant
7622 Greenback Lane
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(916) 725-6009

Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant is unique and one of a kind. It brings the wonderful and delicious taste of a 5000-year-old, historical world flavor to today’s lifestyle. Bamiyan is a four-star restaurant. The New York Times said, “Every dish we sampled turned out to be extremely tasty”. (said of our East Coast location).


12th Street Café
1201 F Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 446-3499

12th Street Café is the small corner café with big taste! We provide a casual, comfortable neighborhood hang out and awesome food. Each new customer is treated like an old friend. Breakfast and lunch favorites include biscuits and gravy, the “Dank” sandwich, and spaghetti and meatballs. Open ’til 4:00 p.m., M-F, and ’til 2:00 p.m., Saturdays. Stop in and become a friend!

Ambrosia Café and Catering
1030 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 444-8129

The renaissance of downtown Sacramento continues with Pat Murakami’s Ambrosia Café and Catering. The urban café features gourmet coffee and tea, as well as local wine and beer to sip with fresh bakery goods, cr#&232;me brûlée, French toast, panini, and scrumptious daily specials. Market fare on Cathedral Square!

3145 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 456-0504

Traditional style in Midtown. Andiamo is intimate enough for two, yet offers banquet rooms for up to 100. Enjoy generous portions of original salads, fresh-roasted turkey, prime rib, steaks, burgers, chicken, pastas and desserts. Top off your meal with a beverage from the bar. Ample free parking, catering and delivery are available. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Beers Books Coffee Bar
915 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-4207

Conveniently located in Downtown Sacramento, we offer the finest selection of breakfast and lunch fare. We proudly serve North Beach’s finest Graffeo Coffee. Choose from delectable Bella Bru pastries and fresh soup and sandwiches from Pennisi’s Deli. We offer high-speed internet connection and a fantastic assortment of new and used books.

Cafe Dolce
1200 K Street, Suite 7 (behind the Hyatt)
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-2233
(916) 442-0670 (fax)

Cafe Dolce features an espresso bar, fresh pastries and bagels, gourmet sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads and a full breakfast menu. Catering services available for all occasions. Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., also evenings and weekends according to convention schedule.

Capitol Garage
1500 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-3633

Fodder and libations, great food, drinks and fun! The Garage offers an extensive new menu with something for everyone. We serve appetizers, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Please join us for Sunday brunch! We have a full bar, eight beers on tap, a local wine list and two large patios. And, as always, we have the best live entertainment in town.

Capitol Soup and Salad Bar
1121 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-8680

All-you-can-eat salad bar with a large selection. Freshly made pizzas, made-to-order sandwiches, gourmet soups, clam chowder and chili served daily. Affordable prices in a great location.

The Cliff House of Folsom
9900 Greenback Lane
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 989-9243

The best lake views in Sacramento county. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday champagne brunch. Patio dining overlooks the river and Lake Natoma. Karaoke on Thursday. Dancing on Friday and Saturday nights. Serving fresh fish, prime rib, steaks and much more. Full-service catering and Santa Maria BBQ. Call for reservations.

Hard Rock Cafe
645 Downtown Plaza
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 441-5591

Irreverent. Brash. Philanthropic. We’ve been doing things our own way since 1971. Hard Rock isn’t just a name; it’s a culture. The Sacramento Hard Rock Cafe, in the heart of Downtown, features rockin’ food, kickin’ drinks, and tons of fun! Available for private parties and catering events. “Love all. Serve all.”

Icon Restaurant and Lounge
1431 R Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 492-0004

Icon’s contemporary American menu features regional items from around the country, an approachable wine list and a cutting-edge martini list. Icon is further enhanced by a sleek and sexy atmosphere and sophisticated decor.

Ink Eats and Drinks
2730 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 456-2800

Ink is a great place to get some eats and drinks. We offer contemporary American cuisine, more than 25 different vodkas, an approachable wine list and delicious food, all served in a hip atmosphere with a unique and sexy edge!

Max’s Cafe
1187 Galleria Boulevard
The Galleria in Roseville
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 772-6297

Serving authentic New York-style deli sandwiches, our famous Reuben, fresh chicken matzo ball soup, salads, fish, dry-aged steaks and sinfully delicious desserts. Also serving an extensive low-carb menu.

Restaurant 55°
555 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 553-4100

Restaurant 55°, Sacramento’s hottest new dining experience. Named for the optimal temperature to store red wine. The 55° menu is the work of well known chef Luc Dendievel (Belgian-born) who spent more then 15 years as executive chef in top New York City restaurants. You will find an excellent selection of meat and seafood, including oysters and a raw bar.

Squeeze Inn
7918 Fruitridge Road
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 386-8599

This is one of the last great burger joints in town. Our signature Squeeze Burger is a 1/3-pound fresh ground-beef patty served on a sourdough bun with the usual fixings. Order a Squeeze with Cheese and you’ll get a burger smothered with a crispy halo of cheese. Look at our display ad and you will understand why our burgers are so mouth watering.

Tower Bridge Bistro
100 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 326-5050

Tower Bridge Bistro at the Embassy Suites Hotel invites you to dine in an atmosphere of Tuscan charm overlooking the Riverfront Promenade and Tower Bridge. Savor New American Cuisine with a whimsical twist in our waterfront dining room or in our casual Marketplace, which features an open kitchen including a brick pizza oven. We offer a Champagne Sunday brunch, outdoor dining and a lot more.

Willie’s Hamburgers and Chiliburgers
2416 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 444-2006

5050 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95608
(916) 488-5050

If you miss the chiliburger and chilidog places in LA, standing in line at 2 a.m., you know what we’re talking about. If you remember driving 60 miles to take a bit out of the chili scene in LA … THIS IS IT! It is the chili-on everything: fries, tamales, hot dogs, and double chili cheeseburgers!


Barbary Coast Savannah BBQ
1226 20th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 441-0622

For the best Southern cooking and hospitality, check out Barbary Coast in Midtown. Our pulled barbecue pork melts in your mouth, and our barbecue sauce is flown in from Savannah, Georgia, so you are sure to enjoy a true Southern meal at Barbary Coast.

Mac Que’s Bar-B-Que
8101 Elder Creek Road
Sacramento, CA 95824
(916) 381-4119

We offer homemade hot links, smoked chicken and ham, and delicious pork ribs; but it is our Tri-tip that SN&R says “sets the restaurant apart from the crowd.” Mac Que’s Barbeque sauce can be found in Sam’s Clubs as well as local food shows. We also offer takeout or on-site catering.

Sandra Dee’s BBQ and Seafood
601 15th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-6375

For the best soul food Sacramento has to offer, come to Sandra Dee’s. We serve all your barbecue favorites: chicken, links, seafood, pork and ribs, not to mention all the great sides to complement each dish. We are open for lunch and dinner—if you don’t have time to sit and enjoy the ambiance, then call ahead and take your order to go or have us cater your special event.

Texas West BBQ
1600 Fulton Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 483-RIBS (7427)

1950 Douglas Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 773-RIBS (7427)

Warning! The barbecue served here can be addictive! Come see why SN&R raves about the food here at Texas West. Join us for lunch or dinner, or have your event catered by our experienced staff and see why we call it Texas “True-Q.”

9657 Folsom Boulevard (at Bradshaw)
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 361-2014

Serving up great tasting and mouth-watering authentic Memphis style barbeque in a new and fully renovated space. Everything is made from scratch and our patrons love the comfortable atmosphere. Whether dining in or planning a catered party, choose from items such as ribs, Tri-Tip, brisket, chicken, sandwiches, hot links, Cornbread, collard greens and more. Oh, and don’t forget the peach cobbler!


Brew It Up! Brewery and Grill
801 14th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 441-3000

Brew It Up! combines the fun of brewing and the flavor of brewery-fresh beer with one of Sacramento’s best-tasting and most-diverse dining menus. Not only does Brew It Up! feature 24 draft beers, but you also can enjoy an excellent wine list and full bar.

River City Brewing Company
545 Downtown Plaza, Suite 1115
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-BREW

Located in the heart of Downtown Plaza, we offer handcrafted microbrews as well as delicious cuisine, attentive waitstaff, and an atmosphere that will tempt you to return again and again. We have an extensive menu that features sandwiches, pastas, seafood, chicken and beef dishes, housemade desserts and a full bar. FREE PARKING!


Royal Oak Pub and Restaurant
9677 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 686-3622

The newest pub in the Sacramento area is waiting for you! Come and enjoy traditional English fayre and American favorites. Be sure to try the best fish and chips around. We proudly pour 18 specialty drafts and have a large selection of bottled beers and wines. Full bar now available.


Clarion By Choice Hotels
700 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-8000

If you are looking for a great place to eat or a spot to gather after the workday, the Mansion Court Café and Guv’s Lounge will fit the bill. The Mansion Court Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner—serving breakfast and lunch from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. We are known for great food in great portions for a great price. And now … we proudly brew Starbucks coffee! When it’s time to unwind after work, Guv’s Lounge is a relaxing option. Newly renovated with a comfortable atmosphere, sit, chat and drink from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Parking is free, so pull up and come on in.


4th Street Grille
400 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-2847

If you’re looking for the best in California cuisine, great cocktails, a superb wine list and fabulous service, the 4th Street Grille is not to be missed.

Buckhorn Grill
1801 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 448-9400

We’re bringing our wood-fired tri-tip to Mid-town. Buckhorn Grill is a quick-serve restaurant grown from our Buckhorn Steak and Roadhouse in Winters. We’re proud to feature our tri-tip as the “best on the planet.” Also serving fire-roasted chicken, salmon, and vegetables along with five signature salads to round out the menu.

Chanterelle at The Sterling Hotel
1300 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-1300

Voted “Best Hotel Restaurant in Sacramento,” our four-star restaurant offers the finest in California regional cuisine. Enjoy your meal in the intimate dining room or outside on the stonework-framed patio. Chanterelle is truly one of Sacramento’s most extraordinary culinary treasures. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

Dragonfly Restaurant
1809 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 498-9200

Opened a year ago, Dragonfly has won over Sacramento diners. Voted Best New Restaurant, receiving three and one-half stars from Kate Washington, SN&R. Dragonfly offers modern California cuisine with Asian ingredients, sushi that is sure to please any palate and must be experienced by everyone.

Enotria Cafe and Wine Bar
1431 Del Paso Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 922-6792

Voted “Best Wine List” ten-years running by SN&R … recipient of the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine six years running … “Most Romantic Dining” three years running by … and a three- and one-half star rating from SN&R. We feature elegant courtyard dining, retail wine sales and wine tasting every Friday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Hangar 17 Bar and Grill
1630 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-1717

As Sacramento’s first “upscale dive-bar,” Hangar 17 provides a high-end restaurant environment with a friendly neighborhood-bar attitude. With a beautiful bar and dining area and a tasty-yet-affordable menu, Hangar 17 is Sacramento’s newest place to be! Open daily for lunch and dinner, as well as for breakfast on Sundays.

1930 K Street (20th & K, Midtown)
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 492-2922

Escape to an island getaway when you dine at Headhunters. New to the Midtown dining and bar scene, our menu features great appetizers, creative salads, tasty sandwiches, pastas, steak and seafoood and a great weekend brunch menu. Additionally, we have a great bar with wide screen TVs and an outdoor patio, plus live entertainment on the weekends.

The Mustard Seed Restaurant
222 D Street
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 758-5750

Enhance your romance. Wine and dine in the rustic elegance of our cabin in the trees, inside by the fire or on our flower-filled garden patio. Our seasonal menu has something new weekly to freshen the compact yet diversified selections, specializing in fresh fish, natural meats and local produce.

Rio City Cafe
1110 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-8226

One of Sacramento’s finest chefs, John Bays, returns to his culinary roots at Rio City. John has premiered at such venues as Morton’s. Also returning is one of the original partners, current manager/owner Bill Diaz. We welcome you to Rio City’s riverside-epicurean experience.

Wolfgang Puck Express
1100 14th Street
In the Sacramento Convention Center
13th & J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 446-0633

Now open! Serving famous-recipe fresh pizzas, salads and sandwiches at an affordable price. Open Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and for special events. Take out and delivery available in the downtown area. Fax ahead orders: 446-0693.

Zigatos Bar & Grille
1910 Canterbury Lane
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 641-8283

New location … new look! Just off Route 160 across from the Radisson Hotel, this trendy yet relaxed restaurant offers an enticing menu of down-home favorites fused with contemporary sophistication. We also feature a full bar with Sacramento’s largest selection of premier vodkas.


Men Who Cook and Serve (and Clean Up, Too!)
3901 Downey Way
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 233-8031

Let three bachelors cook an elegant dinner for you and your friends that you’ll never forget. For that special occasion, celebration or just for the fun of it. Full service, organic foods and live Spanish guitar music. Weekends only. (We have day jobs!)


California Fat’s
1015 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 441-7966

Styled as an Asian waterfront trading house and featuring bamboo ceilings, giant palm trees and a magnificent 30-foot waterfall, California Fat’s specializes in contemporary-Asian cuisine, as well as Fat family specialties.

1500 Eureka Road
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 787-3287

It’s Chinese and then sum. We’ve added other authentic tastes of Asia to our menu of Chinese cuisine, plus we serve great martinis and fine wines in a hip new setting.

Fat City
1001 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 446-6768

A turn-of-the-century café offering a varied menu with items varying from light appetizers to hearty dinner entrées to mouth-watering desserts.

Frank Fat’s
806 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-7092

Sacramento’s premiere Chinese restaurant has been the second home to state legislators since 1939. Enjoy traditional Chinese cuisine and house specialties in our sophisticated new dining room.

Ma Jong’s Asian Diner
1431 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-7555

Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. -10 p.m.

Ma Jong’s blended authentic Asian food is destined to please the most discriminating purveyors of Asian cuisine. The blended aromas of wok-prepared meats, shrimp and fresh vegetables will lure you over and over again.


La Trattoria Bohemia
3649 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 455-7803

La Trattoria Bohemia blends a warm, inviting atmosphere with well-executed traditional Czech and Italian dishes. Call for reservations or drop in for lunch and dinner. Rated three and one-half stars by SN&R.


The Bread Store
1716 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 557-1600

The Bread Store bakes breads and other fine bakery products from the finest ingredients. Our ovens are fired all day long ensuring that you, the customer, can purchase fresh, hot loaves of bread throughout the day. Don’t forget to try our soups and sweets. Your satisfaction is our primary concern.

Max’s Deli and Catering Company
11960 Heritage Oak Place (one block west of Bell Road and 49)
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 823-MAXS (6297)

Established in 1993 by Max and Sonny Berkowitz out of the ashes of an old yogurt shop, Max’s Deli in Auburn has become one of that cities favorite lunch spots on the strength of their classic sandwiches like NY style hot pastrami on rye or the roasted turkey and avocado on ciabatta bread. Visit us on the way to Tahoe, or check out the Web site for more tasty nuggets!


California Chill
9620 Bruceville Road, Suite 101
Elk Grove, CA 95757
(916) 686-2428

Just Chill! Despite the highest quality flavor and texture, California Chill Frozen Custard has less fat grams and calories than premium ice creams. This is because of our specialized freezing and flavoring processes. We offer chocolate, vanilla, and cheesecake custard every day, and a special daily Flavor of the Day and weekly flavored ice. We serve premium Illy espresso drinks, Joe’s Beach Dogs, steak chili, and fresh-brewed root beer as well. Experience it!

Vic’s Ice Cream
3199 Riverside Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 448-0892

Stop by Vic’s Ice Cream today. Not only do we have the best ice cream in Sacramento, but we are also one of Sacramento’s oldest ice cream shops! But don’t stop at the ice-cream—we also serve some very delicious sandwiches. Adults and kids alike will agree, Vic’s Ice Cream is the place to be.


Carol’s Restaurant
1201 West Capitol Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 372-4631

Enjoy a cozy, home-cooked meal at Carol’s restaurant, family owned and operated since 1988. Carol took over the business from her father, George O’Campo, and her brother Greg, both longtime chefs in the Sacramento area. Carol’s offers delicious homemade soups, daily lunch specials and a variety of tasty salads. House favorites include biscuits and gravy, French toast, fresh blueberry pancakes and baked meatloaf. Stop in and become part of Carol’s family! Now open for dinner!


Paradise 2 Go
(916) 331-8737
(866) 438-6246

We are your personal island specialists. Our mission is to do great work for deserving clients and to help them realize their travel dreams. We want to be the standard by which all other travel agencies are measured. We offer great prices and special values with excellent tour companies to most destinations, whether you travel alone or as a group. Call us today!


The Melting Pot
814 15th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-2DIP
(916) 443-5847 (fax)

6839 Lonetree Boulevard
Rocklin, CA 95765
(916) 773-6501

It’s time to “dip into something different.” The Melting Pot offers a relaxed atmosphere, plush private booths, attentive service, fine wines and fabulous four-course fondue dinners. The Melting Pot is the ideal location for any occasion: romantic evenings, family gatherings, business functions, celebrations and private parties. Reservations recommended. Recipient of the 2004 and 2005 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.


Opa Opa
5644 J Street (57th and J Street)
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 451-4000
(916) 453-1000 (fax)

Check out Sacramento’s newest Greek dining experience! Come on in and be greeted by our friendly staff who will explain all the wonderful food items to you … your mouth will water with the mere smell of the sauces, meats, and veggie delights! Whether you are in the mood for dolmathes, moussaka or marinated souvlaki, we invite you to experience the taste of Greece.


Annabelle’s Pizza and Pasta
200 J Street
Old Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-6239

Annabelle’s offers an all you can eat Italian buffet seven days a week! The buffet includes pizza, ziti, spaghetti, baked macaroni and cheese and a salad bar with 16 varieties! Sandwiches and pizza to go are also available. Book your reception or party up to 200 people. Open seven days a week, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Caffe Italia
1121 Richards Boulevard
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 758-7200

Davis residents are well acquainted with our charming atmosphere, friendly staff and dedication to healthy and delicious homemade dishes. Voted “Best Breakfast in Yolo County” for 12 years running, our extensive breakfast menu includes everything from our famous French toast and Belgian waffles to 18 omelets. For lunch and dinner, we offer hand-tossed gourmet pizzas, fabulous vegetarian entrees and pasta galore! Plenty of parking, private booths, beer and wine, and much more have made us a local favorite for 24 years! Breakfast, lunch, dinner. M-Th: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. F & Sat: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sun: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Espanol Italian Restaurant
5723 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 457-1936

Delicious family-style meals and a homey atmosphere keep this traditional Italian restaurant very busy. Come in with your family for lunch or dinner and make Espanol your family tradition this year. We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday hours are noon to 9 p.m.

Frasinetti’s Winery and Restaurant
7395 Frasinetti Road
Sacramento, CA 95828
(916) 383-2444

Dine in the “Old East Cellar” of the winery surrounded by vats that bespeak over 109 years of past vintages and history. Start your evening with a “Complimentary Wine tasting.” Country Italian cuisine. Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch.

Giardino di Caffe
6530 Fair Oaks Boulevard
(North of Marconi Avenue)
Carmichael, CA 95608

At Giardino di Caffe, each meal is a masterpiece, a culinary experience! Offering unparalleled pasta, pizza, salads and exquisite baked goods, Giardino di Caffe prepares all meals the traditional Italian way with the freshest ingredients. The extensive menu offers something for every palette, with authentic tastes from the old world. Fresh baked pastries and desserts are a perfect complement to the genuine cappuccino & other Italian coffee drinks, as well as a varied collection of Italian wines from the wine bar.

Il Fornaio
400 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 446-4100

Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. In the mornings you can choose from fresh-baked breads and pastries accompanied by Il Fornaio brand espresso. During lunch and dinner, choose from a variety of handmade pastas, rotisserie selections and wood-oven-baked pizzas. An award-winning wine list is available to complement your selection.

1806 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-8646

8519 Bond Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 690-8646

Inspired by the stylish and funky Italian bistros of San Francisco’s North Beach area, Paesanos has been a hit since opening in Midtown Sacramento in 1996. Award winning affordable food served hand in hand with upbeat music, friendly service and great atmosphere are the main ingredients.

Piatti Restaurant and Bar
571 Pavilions Lane
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 649-8885

3003 Douglas Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 786-5678

Featuring rustic Italian dishes made from the freshest local meats, seafood, produce and cheeses available. Piatti offers banquets and catering. Open for lunch and dinner, call for hours. Sunday brunch available at our Sacramento location; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


5489 East Sunrise Boulevard
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(916) 961-2791

When the first Benihana opened in 1964, Japanese cuisine was unknown in the United States, and the idea of having a chef prepare a meal at your table was completely unheard of. Blending exotic Japanese dishes with a dazzling chef’s performance may have been a radical idea, but it was the recipe for success at Benihana. More than 100,000 meals have been served since, and Benihana still offers an experience at every table.

Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
1530 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-2112

4323 Hazel Avenue
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 961-2112

1565 Eureka Road
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 797-2112

8525 Bond Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 714-2112

Voted “Best Restaurant” by SN&R readers for two consecutive years, Mikuni is renowned for a lively, upbeat dining experience with creative sushi chefs serving the freshest fish available to our guests’ entertainment and delight. The Sacramento region’s favorite Japanese restaurant and sushi bar for more than eight consecutive years, Mikuni is the only place to enjoy original sushi creations, serving over 1.25 million people per year with 52 tons of fresh fish per month and 2.5 tons of rice per week.

Mirai Japanese Restaurant
620 West Covell Boulevard, Suite B
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 758-4560

Featuring an expert Japanese chef and an extensive selection of fine menu items, including a variety of vegetarian options. You’ll discover that once you eat our great food, it will be hard to go anywhere else. We offer fine sake and a variety of tasty desserts. If you want a satisfying, fresh meal that leaves you with a happy feeling, be sure to stop by Mirai!

Sushi Ya
3308 El Camino, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 978-0278

Sushi Ya is known for its creativity and freshness. Here you can find amazing artwork and delicious sushi. We serve over 100 specialty rolls, sashimi and other creative sushi dishes. We also have amazing bento boxes starting at $6.95 and up.

Taro’s by Mikuni
1735 Arden Way
Market Square at Arden Fair
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 564-2114

Eclectic chef Taro Arai takes you on a journey into a world of original cuisine, as he puts his talents into play to delight you with both extraordinary flavors and creative presentations. Japanese fare, yes, but with a compelling international flair. Come to Taro’s by Mikuni, prepare for the unexpected. Give in to your adventurous side.


Habibi Cafe
7336 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 979-9400

Rarely does Mediterranean taste so good for so little. Offering everything from fresh salads to beef schawarmas to American classics, Habibi cafe received a three and one-half star review from SN&R. We also provide entertainment when the restaurant converts into a hookah lounge, complete with belly dancers on Friday and Saturday nights.


El Coyote Junction
232 Jiboom Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-3009

Head on over to El Coyote Junction for some of the most authentic Mexican food around. We serve the usual suspects—enchiladas, tacos, burritos—and we also offer some of the best fajitas around. Ask anyone who’s been here and they will tell you that El Coyote Junction is the best place for fresh Mex and an awesome happy hour.

El Torito
1598 Arden Way (across from Arden Mall)
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 927-0071

Come in for Happy Hour; stay for dinner! Our popular Happy Hour includes drink specials (try our signature Cadillac Margarita!) and half-price appetizers. Also in our festive cantina, we serve 99-cent steak and chicken tacos every Tuesday and Thursday! Our authentic Mexican cuisine consists of popular items like our Mexican Caesar salad, chicken tamales and tableside guacamole. Mention this SN&R listing to get 10 percent off your entire meal! Happy Hour: Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (only in the cantina).

La Rosa Blanca
3032 Auburn Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 484-6104

If you love the flavor of real Mexican food, be sure to check out La Rosa Blanca. Try our mix-and-match combos and choose from enchiladas, chili verde, carnitas, shrimp tacos and more! For great prices, a comfortable atmosphere and amazing food, don’t forget La Rosa Blanca! We’re open for lunch and dinner daily.

La Mision
4439 Florin Road
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 391-0776

Plaza del Sol
8523 Elk Grove Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 686-1550

Sol Azteca
409 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 351-9083

La Mision has three great restaurants to bring you high-quality, authentic Mexican food wherever you live in Sacramento. Our menu is brimming with choices and, of course, the best margaritas in town. Come in for happy hour and enjoy half-price appetizers and great drink specials. Catering is also available.

Una Mas Mexican Grill
1901 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-2900

2801 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 452-7237

2610 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95864
(916) 483-3474

Natomas Coming Soon

Una Mas Mexican Grill serves traditional Mexican favorites using only the freshest, healthiest ingredients in all of our flavorful entrees. Please visit one of our four Sacramento locations.


2115 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 442-4353

In the heart of Midtown, the Kasbah is a Moroccan-themed, late night cocktail lounge and tearoom serving delicious Middle Eastern small plates. Open seven days a week from 5:30 p.m. to 3 a.m., Kasbah features nightly belly dancing and The Andreas Mario Project every Thursday night at 10 p.m.


Scott’s Seafood
545 Munroe Street (in Loehman’s Plaza)
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 489-1822

9611 Greenback Lane
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 989-6711

With two local locations, Scott’s Seafood has long been known for its innovative approach to the bounties of the ocean. Our crab bisque is legendary, but we also recommend the macadamia-nut crusted halibut.

Soul Food

Bobby T’s
6590 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 428-6517

If you want soul food, check out Bobby T’s. We have the best “stick to your ribs” soul food that Sacramento has to offer. While you’re here, check out our full bar and stay for some dancing. Bobby T’s has everything you are looking for, and more.

The Plantation
1454 Del Paso Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 921-6168

Sacramento’s most soulful establishment. Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays for live jazz with a side of greens. In fact, dinner is served every night – fried ribs, smothered pork chops, gumbo, country fried steak, oxtails, chitterlings and more! Monday is Sports Night; Friday is Poetry Night; Friday and Saturday is Club Plantation; Thursday and Sunday are Lounge Nights. Come for the food; stay for the music and atmosphere (not to mention the sweet potato pie)!


Tapa the World
2115 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 442-4353

Many have experienced Tapa the World at night but there are still many who haven’t been for lunch. We have daily lunch specials along with quick and friendly service. Whether it’s lunch or dinner, everyone agrees: Nothing beats a pitcher of sangria, a medley of tapas and great friends! Check Tapa the World out today … we’re saving a seat for you.

Sports Bar

Mandango’s Sports Bar and Grill
1310 Fulton Boulevard, Suite D
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 487-2984

106 North Sunrise Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 797-7678

8238 Laguna Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 683-2811

Mandango’s features three locations to serve you better. All offer a full bar, 16 beers on tap, full wine list and some of the best food in town! The kitchen is open until midnight and we serve a great breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We also have 25 TVs for all your favorite satellite sports.


Chops Steak, Seafood and Bar
1117 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-8900

Voted one of Sacramento’s best steakhouses and rated four stars by SN&R.

Hungry Hunter Steakhouse
450 Bercut Drive
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 441-2844

For more than 35 years, the Hungry Hunter has served “the best prime rib in town.” We also feature steaks that are hand cut daily, seafood, chicken, pasta, lamb and our “fall off the bone” baby-back ribs. We serve lunch weekdays and full-course early dining specials nightly. Our lounge features six televisions, including a big screen. Join us soon and treat yourself to our fabulous food and memorable hospitality.


Earl Grey Manor Tea Salon Nonpareil
916 2nd Street
Old Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-4832

Relax and rejuvenate in an Art Deco ambiance. We offer full afternoon tea and other tempting cuisine. Choose from 60 quality teas sold by the cup or ounce. Jazz vocalist Shelley Burns entertains from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Group events accommodated with reservations. Wireless internet access.


Thai Basil
2431 J Street (25th)
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 442-7690
Open seven days/week

8785 Center Parkway B-120
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 681-8424

1613 Douglas Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 782-8424

Thai Basil has been a downtown staple in traditional Thai cuisine. Family owned and operated, we are proud to serve our very best dishes. Come enjoy the very best in Thai food at our two locations.

Thai Cottage
943 Howe Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 929-5915
(916) 481-4030

We’ve moved! Come visit us at our new location. A meal at Thai Cottage is as authentic as one served in Thailand. From the food to the service to the ambiance, your dining experience will be one to remember. From preparation to presentation, you can taste and see the difference.


Andy Nguyen
2007 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 736-1157

Andy Nguyen is now the only restaurant in Sacramento serving exclusively vegetarian Vietnamese cuisine. The restaurant has been remodeled to provide a peaceful and pleasant dining experience.