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Shige Sushi

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5938 Madison Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608-0520
+1 916-331-7300
Today
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

After many years of going to shige, I'm still impressed at how he manages to find the selection of fresh fish. You'll see fish here not found anywhere, and he changes and updates the selection daily. If you're into real sushi this is the only place to go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Shige is old school, all about fish. You want the real taste of Japan then you need to try his place a few times. You might notice a lot of Japanese customers for good reason. I lived in Japan for 9 years and I remember the real taste. He has the good stuff. Nothing fancy about the place just great... More 

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Sacramento, Ca.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Visited this small sushi restaurant. The menu is very extensive. I might be used to sushi that has a lot more flavors but, if you looking for a good place to eat in Carmichael I would recommend it.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Freshest fish in Carmichael. Shige has been a sushi chef for several decades and taught many of Sacramento's chefs.

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Thank Martin C
Gold River, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

This is the best sushi I've ever had! Went with my daughter, a regular, and husband, who had never eaten sushi and didn't think he would like it. The fish was excellent! My husband enjoyed it! The fish is so fresh it doesn't need sauce... The service was excellent, we sat at the sushi bar and were not in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Had dinner for our first time at Shige Sushi. We started with a beer for me, hot green tea for my wife and son had water. Ordered the deep fried tofu; very good. For dinner my wife had a combo dinner; shioyaki Saba with tempura. She really enjoyed her dinner even though she complained about the many bones in the... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

I'm just not used to chicken teriyaki served cold with sauce on top. The fish is good, nothing special, but the service is super slow. It's a tiny place, there's no reason to be this slow.

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2011

For years, we enjoyed Shige's sushi on Howe Ave., then I moved my office, then he moved & we lost touch. Good friends told us where he moved ad we've been going regularly the past year+. He gets most of his fish from Japan and we can surely tell! Shige is the Master/Owner, Lance makes great custom rolls and Iko... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2010

Real Sushi, not a sushi roll house. The owner works the sushi bar himself. He has never given me anything that was not absolutely delicious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2008

For the sushi lover that hates the Mikuni-style roll sushi!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Sushi, Japanese
Meals
Dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5938 Madison Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608-0520
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmichael
  • Phone Number: +1 916-331-7300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?