Taro's by Mikuni
1735 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95815 916-564-2114
Named after Taro Arai, the “chief dreaming officer” of Mikuni, this flashy Arden Fair outpost conjures up new and experimental dishes and rolls that the local sushi chain exports to the other locations if they fly here. One big hit: Special scallops—lightly seared rare scallops on top of rice cubes with scallop sauce, masago and green onion. Wild desserts like the Xango cheesecake with raspberry and caramel sauces are pretty special themselves, and the ambience matches the food: sophisticated and modern, with three mesmerizing aquariums and pop music that might be too loud for Grandma (OK, maybe Mom, too).