Dining News: RIP Sushi Paradiso
September 14, 2015
Sushi Paradiso has met the same fate as the two other restaurants that preceded it in that space - Table 260 and Trio.
The sushi restaurant located at 826 J Street closed over the last month. A For Lease sign was visible in the window during a visit on Monday evening.
The restaurant didn't leave any parting messages on the door or on their social media platforms, which had been dormant for over a year.
The Sac Bee recently described the restaurant as "Ho-Hum" in Nov. 2014:
At this point, I cannot recommend it as a viable option simply because the quality of the food does not hold up to superior competition like Lou’s Sushi. The dinner scene lacks the vibrancy and urban style of a place like Mikuni. Why would you eat at Sushi Paradiso? Most people need more of a reason than 50-percent-off rolls.
There are other issues. During one visit, several items on the menu were not available; some had been discontinued altogether, but the menu had not been revised. That just feels like a lack of effort. The chirashi sushi – a selection of fish set atop rice – was sub-par. The fish didn’t taste fresh, especially the salmon, and the rice had clearly been sitting for too long and was dry and dull.
Sushi Paradiso originally opened in early 2014. I ate there several times at the beginning and also found the restaurant looking for a crowd. I distictly remember loving the house-cured salmon roe, though apparently that delightful ingredient wasn't enough to keep the restaurant afloat.
Sushi Paradiso is owned by Hoon "Mike" Jang, who also owns Sensei Sushi in Rancho Cordova. A late night call to Sensi Sushi was not answered.
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