Where to Eat in Nevada City, Sushi in the RawSushi in the Raw on Spring Street in Nevada City is a great place to treat yourself to an intimate and delicious dinner.  My advice, ask your server to pick his/her favorite dishes, and then just sit back and enjoy the dining experience.  I have no idea what we ate, but I can tell you it was exquisite.  Sushi in the Raw is open Tuesday-Saturday from 5pm onward, reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited.  Ru and Susan, the owners, have offered up one lucky Outside Inn blog reader a $20 gift certificate, post your comment on this blog post about your favorite dish and I’ll draw the winner on Friday, March 21st.  And the winner from the Enid and Edgar is Diane Richards.  Nevada City Sushi in the Raw © 2014 InnSide Nevada City, © Photos by Erin Thiem

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  1. PeteK
    PeteK says:

    Truffled shashimi was excellent but I could really say that about every roll we have tried thus far. Get a reservation! This place fills up quick

  2. Donna Loper
    Donna Loper says:

    Love everything on the menu. My mouth starts to water just thinking about Sushi in the Raw. Just a side note you typed sick instead of sit in you blog. Thank you for giving me a chance to win.

  3. Ashley Kosher
    Ashley Kosher says:

    Favorite restaurant in Nevada City hands down! What a special treat Sushi in the Raw is to our area and in general! I brag that the best sushi is here when I visit friends in LA and SF.

  4. Sydney Moon
    Sydney Moon says:

    Believe it or not, I have never eaten at Sushi in the Raw! We always seem to go on days it’s closed or try to make reservations too late in the evening. This could be my chance!

  5. Jessica R.
    Jessica R. says:

    Some of the best sushi ever – I’m never afraid to try something new. Their tako salad is delicious and we usually have truffled shashimi for both an appetizer and dessert. Sooo good.

  6. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    Sushi in the Raw was the first place I ever tried sushi…needless to say I the bar has been set very high! I love all the sashimi and whatever the chef’s choice is.

  7. Véronique Samson
    Véronique Samson says:

    Sushi in the Raw is just the best,… and those shooters, whoaahh!!!
    I can’t wait for my next adventure there.

  8. Stephanie Levesque
    Stephanie Levesque says:

    I have only tried the shooters when I friend was there waiting for a table. It was so delish! I would love to try more!

  9. Adrienne
    Adrienne says:

    My husband and I are fairly new to this area (Grass Valley) and I was wondering where we could get sushi! Now, because of your Outside Inn newsletter, I know where to go! Thanks and I can’t wait to go to Sushi in the Raw!

  10. Keri Kemble
    Keri Kemble says:

    Ru’s sushi is the best I’ve ever had, including in Japan. He is a consummate sushi chef. Best experience: score a reservation at the back bar, where he will lead you on a journey of texture and flavor.

  11. Vanessa
    Vanessa says:

    My favorites include mango shooters, spicy edamame, summer roll, and mango mochi. (I don’t eat fish; the veggie options are amazing!) My husband loves the Susan roll…and everything and anything else he’s ever had there. Our favorite place to dine- not only for the food, but also the service!

  12. govinda
    govinda says:

    I recently ate at Sushi in the Raw for the first time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was so yummy! I especially appreciated the vegetarian options.

  13. Kurt Stephens
    Kurt Stephens says:

    By far the most amazing sushi ever. My favorite–other than the whole menu!–Kompachi Negiri, mmmm!

  14. Cindy
    Cindy says:

    So many wonderful dishes. My favorite is to always start with the edamame. Provides a fresh and cleansing appetizer that doesn’t weigh you down but wakens up the taste buds!

  15. Skyzer Mowen
    Skyzer Mowen says:

    Tako salad, Eelegant roll and Susan roll rounded out with a few scallop shooters. Love the Raw

  16. Nancy
    Nancy says:

    I can’t decide between the truffle sashimi, the honeymoon roll, and the gold rush roll. Give me one of each, I’ll re-taste them, and I’ll tell you which is best! 😉

  17. Ariel
    Ariel says:

    Sounds really good but I haven’t gotten to try them out. Can’t wait til this baby arrives and I can eat sashimi again 😀

  18. Heather Hunt
    Heather Hunt says:

    I really appreciate Ru and Susan’s consciousness around both personal and global health. It is so nice to be able to indulge in sushi and know it is from a sustainable source and free of dyes, etc. They are great!

  19. sandy
    sandy says:

    yum! we haven’t had a chance to experience sushi in the raw but definitely have it on our radar.

    congratulations on winning our gift certificate diane richards!

  20. Liza
    Liza says:

    Holy Cats this place is delicious!!! The shooters are a must- scallop and mango please! Im also a sucker for all the Hamachi I can get. Yum

  21. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    My favorite dish from Sushi In The Raw is the one with the heaping serving of hospitality that they serve their all their guests.

  22. Kim Musillan
    Kim Musillan says:

    My favorite is the Truffle Oil Sashimi, my daughter loves the salmon cheek. Great food, would love an excuse for a night out there.

  23. Holly
    Holly says:

    This is absolutely my favorite restaurant and the best sushi that I have ever eaten. I think that I have too many favorite dishes to list, but I love to start with drunken shooters, move on to truffled sashimi, or mango ceviches, and somewhere in the evening there should be a sweetheart roll and hamachi toro. And I could keep going . . . mmmm.

  24. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    One day I’m going to call for a reservation and they WILL have a table. So far I’m O for 4. Makes me want them even more.

  25. Jennifer Porter
    Jennifer Porter says:

    I love the Hamachi with truflle…also anything Ru suggests is always fantastic. Be adventuresome and let them decide for you. Susan Roll and sauce is always a must have as well…

  26. Callie
    Callie says:

    Yum! Thank you to my two very good friends for introducing me to this wonderful restaurant! Everything our server recommended was delicious but I especially enjoyed the truffle sashimi and the Susan roll.

  27. karen stone
    karen stone says:

    Sushi in the Raw is my hands down FAVORITE sushi restaurant in my 67 years on earth. Su and Ru bring a cheerful healthful fresh-full taste of Japan for this little mining town to enjoy. Their loving relationship fills the intimate space, and we are all nourished physically and emotionally. Thank you both, Ru and Su, for contributing so much to our town and our health.

  28. David W.
    David W. says:

    Went to Sushi in the Raw with my wife and friends last Friday and was better then ever! We started with a couple “Drunken” Lemon Salmon Shooters that were fantastic! Then, after a euphoric dose of Truffle Sashimi, we all shared the Fireball, Ellegent, Tokyo Rose and Susan rolls. As for my favorite dish, I had to get another Susan roll. It hands down one of the best “roll/sauce” combos I’ve had anywhere ever… sauce!

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