1040 N Rengstorff Ave ( )
Mountain View, CA 94043-1750View Hours
January 23, 20094.0
So, coming from Texas, I’ve had a terrible time finding a place with good rolls. Not the “authentic, fresh sashimi/nigiri” type restaurants, where you know the chef is formally trained in traditional sushi methods, etc. etc. and the only creative rolls they have are the Spider Rolls and for these they’ve incorporated a single artistic sprig of wasabi sprout, to enhance the rice, seaweed and – it’s namesake – the Spider.
What I’ve been looking for is someplace with fun, gauche, American-tasting maki. ARIKATO is the place! Their rolls are wonderful, and portion sizes are very generous. Granted, they are not an upscale, polished place where you wear your Manolo Blahniks to, but sometimes, when you’re hungry for some hearty, creative rolls, this is the place to be.
(BTW, the Bessss Rolls are terrific.)
Love the seaweed salad on top.
October 6, 20073.0
I like this place – really! Their rolls are great and the fish is fresh. It’s not cheap but reasonable for sushi – I think. And I want to give it 4 stars but… I think their food and portion sizes have been inconsistent. And I ESPECIALLY have an issue with with the Google roll (spicy tuna, tempura shrimp, unagi, crab, tombiko, and AVOCADO) Once my favorite, now it has just become frustration rolled in rice. If you go, you try it. Does what you get match the picture? It used to – but not anymore. And I’ve gone more than once when the avocado was left off and someone insisted it didn’t even come with it. (It’s listed oin the description, seen in the photo.) Or worse like tonight… they gave me an eighth-inch slice that was only about 1.5 inches long – for the WHOLE 6-piece roll! C’MON! C’mon. I really want to love you again – or at the very least be able to get the Google roll in the picture. You’re better than this Arikato. I know you are.
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