Jacksonville, FL 32204
Sake House has been serving the Riverside area for years, and delivers, the freshest of fish and other dishes at a reasonable price. The interior is quite nice, well decorated creating a peaceful vibe.
This was a late lunch visit, so there were few people eating at this time; we had everyone’s undivided attention. Menu items are plentiful and pretty basic, offering soup, salads, Hibachi Grill, Teriyaki, Tempura as well as the usual Sushi rolls and house special rolls. Each roll or entrée includes a bowl of clear soup or salad, with ginger dressing, which we both declined. The chef did send us a healthy portion of fried krab with shrimp sauce.
We started with Shrimp Tempura and the Fried Gyoza. Both of the dishes were very well prepared and tasty. Tempura batter was fresh and crisp with two pieces of large shrimp, broccoli flower, onion ring and a slice of sweet potato. The fried Gyoza stuffed full with minced zesty pork, and fried to a golden brown.
For our main we shared the house special Godzilla Roll a combination of, tempura shrimp, crispy salmon skin, hot sauce, then topped with smoked salmon, avocado, eel tempura crunchy, shrimp sauce, eel sauce, fish roe and scallions, plus two pieces of Yellowtail. The roll had nice flavors, the fish fresh and firm, avocado solid and sweet, plus the combinations of the sauces created a sweet sour taste, well balanced and pleasant.
All in all we give this spot high mark. Service efficient and pleasant, food well received, plentiful at a reasonable coast. This is a good spot to visit, get a group of the besties together and sit in the beautiful Tamtami room and dine in a true Japanese tradition.