If you’re a sushi lover, Mikado in downtown Indianapolis is the place for you. An elegant, upscale establishment offering fresh seafood, unique dinner options, and expertly prepared sushi rolls and sashimi, it’s one of the most popular sushi places in the city. Be transported to the East at this delicious restaurant with authentic decor.
An extensive list of Nigiri sushi, raw fish topped with rice, offers a wide variety of selections to start out with. Tuna, red snapper, salmon, salmon, scallops, and several varieties of clam are some of the more popular options. They come in pairs and are a good pick for those with a lighter appetite. The tuna and salmon are a safe bet for those wary of all things “fishy” and “raw”-they have a less distinctive fishy taste and a good choice for the first-time sushi-goer.
Maki rolls follow, the second type of sushi that’s typically the most popular in the US. Maki is probably what you commonly think of when picturing sushi. Toppings are combined and wrapped in rice paper and served in rolls of six or eight pieces. If you’re looking for a unique combo of ingredients as opposed to just fish and rice, maki sushi is probably a good pick. And if you just can’t bring yourself to put something “raw” in your mouth, the well-liked California roll is made of avocado, crabmeat, and cucumber; no raw fish in sight. Shrimp tempura is another great selection; the shrimp are battered and deep-fried and sit in a roll of rice.
For the true sushi fanatic, order the sashimi-simply raw fish. If this sounds unappetizing, it isn’t-the chefs carefully prepare each dish with a combination of seasonings designed to bring out the raw flavors and ensure a memorable dining experience. But if you just can’t get on board with the sushi concept, Mikado also offers a full dinner menu consisting of stir fry, dumplings, sautéed muscles, soft-shell crab, filet mignon, rib eye, lobster tails, etc. All are served with Miso soup, so you still get your bit of Japanese flair thrown in with your more classic American meal.
Whether a typical night out for you includes an exotic meal or if you’re planning a special date, give Mikado a try. It’s sure to please even the pickiest of seafood lovers and sushi newbies alike.