Mammoth’s Top Spot for Sushi: Sushi Rei

Mammoth Mountain is a year-round resort. Activities include horseback riding, hiking, golfing, rock climbing, and mountain biking. In the winter, there’s skiing, snowboarding, and scenic tours using snowshoes. In the Village at Mammoth Lakes, there are various restaurants to choose from. The Mammoth Mountain experts at ASO Mammoth, the only place you need to go for high-quality sporting equipment, including snowboard, ski, and bike rentals in Mammoth, suggest that if you’re looking for sushi, Sushi Rei is the place to go.

Sushi Rei can be found at 6201 Minaret Road in Mammoth Lakes, California. Minaret is the main road, so it’s easy to find. The restaurant is family friendly and even has a kid’s menu. If you grab a spot in front, you can watch the sushi samurais work. The restaurant is open daily from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and all day on Sunday.

Inside, Sushi Rei has a vibrant setting and Asian-inspired dishes, including shared plates. Not surprisingly, Sushi Rei focuses on sushi and Asian-fusion dishes. The colorful sushi, warm noodle bowls, and fusion-style dishes will leave you wanting more.

Along with the fresh sushi, there are many starters to choose from. The restaurant even has several hot dishes if sushi isn’t your thing. An example of some of their starters is the double miso, which is green onions, tofu, and seaweed. Another is sunomono, which is a salad made of cucumber, red onions, and black and white sesame seeds. The edamame can be sea salt or firecracker. Another starter is called poke tostadas, which is a dish featuring marinated tuna with mango salsa.

Sushi is, of course, the main attraction at Sushi Rei. The amazing sushi samurais make all the nigiri, sashimi, and hand rolls you’d expect. Some examples of the sushi include hamachi (yellowtail), tako (octopus), unagi (eel), maguro (tuna), ebi (sweet shrimp), and sake (salmon). 

The specialty rolls are where their creativity shines. An example is the Hot California, which has snow crab and avocado inside and fried tempura with spicy tuna and mayo outside. Dave’s Specialty Roll has tempura shrimp, cucumber, and avocado inside and spicy tuna, yuzu gel, crunchies, togarashi, and eel sauce on the outside.

To go with the wonderful food, try infused sake or creative cocktails. The alcohol list includes cocktails, spirits, draft and bottled beer, wine, and sake. While enjoying the family-friendly atmosphere, why not sip a cocktail on the patio? Try the Tokyo Mule, which has muddled ginger, vodka, Sho Chiku Bai sake, and mint. Another tasty cocktail is the Cucumber Refresher, a mix of cucumber-infused gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and soda water. 

Sushi Rei also serves normal spirits, some hot teas, and juice. Their selection of bottled beers is accompanied by some seasonal draft beers. They also have an interesting selection of sakes. Some filtered sakes are Sho Chiku Bai and hot or cold Gekkeikan Sake. An example of unfiltered sake is Ozeki.

If you’re heading to Mammoth Mountain, make sure to come with an empty stomach if you’re looking for great sushi. For insider information on all the great restaurants and hot spots in Mammoth, stop in and chat with the friendly folks at ASO Mammoth, the mountain’s year-round one-stop shop for everything from Mammoth snowboard rentals to fishing licenses. Give us a call today at 760-965-3444 to find out more about the greatest places to visit in Mammoth.

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