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Sakka Blue Japanese Bistro and Sushi Bar, 719 West Main Street, Madison Indiana, located inside the Trolley Barn

Sakka Blue

Japanese Bistro
& Sushi Bar

719 W. Main Street
Madison IN 47250


This restaurant has
closed shop permanently:
effective 12/2/2013.

Full variety
Asian restaurant menu

Sakka Blue logo


Sakka Blue's dining room and sushi bar

Dining Room

What makes sushi great? Draught from the micro brewery? Perhaps.

"Sushi" is the sweet vinegared rice sometimes called sushi-mashi. "Rolls" are "Maki Sushi" consisting of a sheet of nori (seaweed) with a layer of rice, fish and other stuff, rolled into a cylinder then sliced into pieces. The menu says "5-8 pieces" depending on how sturdy the roll is and how slender the pieces can be cut, but regardless when you stack the pieces it’s one complete roll (meaning a cylinder).

Sakka Blue takes reservations, walk-ins, good for groups, take out, and reported excellent waiter service. They specialize in lunch, dinner, & drinks with japanese food, sea food or vegetarian dishes.


Sushi Etiquette

"Unlike sashimi, which is almost always eaten with chopsticks, nigirizushi is traditionally eaten with the fingers, even in formal settings.[43] While it is commonly served on a small platter with a side dish for dipping, sushi can also be served in a bento, a box with small compartments that hold the various dishes of the meal.

Soy sauce is the usual condiment, and sushi is normally served with a small sauce dish, or a compartment in the bento. Traditional etiquette suggests that the sushi is turned over so that only the topping is dipped; this is because the soy sauce is for flavoring the topping, not the rice, and because the rice would absorb too much soy sauce and would fall apart.[44] If it is difficult to turn the sushi upside-down, one can baste the sushi in soy sauce using gari (sliced ginger) as a brush. Toppings which have their own sauce (such as eel) should not be eaten with soy sauce.

Traditionally, the sushi chef will add an appropriate amount of wasabi to the sushi while preparing it, and etiquette suggests eating the sushi as is, since the chef is supposed to know the proper amount of wasabi to use. However, today wasabi is more a matter of personal taste, and even restaurants in Japan may serve wasabi on the side for customers to use at their discretion, even when there is wasabi already in the roll.[45]"
(source: Wikipedia).

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Sakka Blue Menu

Restaurant & Carry Out

Appetizers | Fried Rice | Salads | Combination Dinners | Bento Boxes | Entrees | Noodles | Sushi & Sashimi |
Desserts & Beverages | Pub Specials | Cooked Rolls | Raw Sushi Rolls
  Note: Prices and menu items change. 

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Hot Appetizers


Agedashi Tofu

Fried tofu wedges in a special Japanese seasoned sauce. $3.95


Boiled soy beans (still in the pea pod) sprinkled with sea salt. $4.25

Fried Shrimp

Large tiger shrimp in panko crumbs, quickly fried. $7.50

Fried Oysters

Coated with bread crumbs. $7.95

Fried Scallops

Succulent sea scallops in panko crumbs, quickly fried. $7.95

Fried Calamari

Deep fried calamari strips seasoned with lemon pepper and served with a special sauce. $7.95

Green Mussels

Baked in a creamy masago sauce. $6.50

Hamachi Kama

Baked yellowtail fish collar. $7.95


Baked whole smelt (fish). $5.50

Gyoza (AKA Yaki Mandu)

4 stars
Pan fried dumplings. $3.95

Soft Shell Crab

Fried in panko crumbs. $7.95

Shrimp Tempura

Large tiger shrimp & assorted vegetables in delicate batter, quickly fried. $7.50

Vegetable Tempura

Assorted vegetables in a delicate batter, quickly fried. $5.95

Cold Appetizers



A generous assortment of Japanese pickled vegetables.


Sliced raw tuna. 3 pieces. $9.95

Spicy Green Mussels

In a tangy sweet vinegar sauce. 4 pieces. $7.95

Shrimp Cocktail

Served Japanese style of course! $6.50

Sushi Appetizer

Chef’s choice of fresh raw fish on top of sushi rice. 3 pieces. $9.95

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Fried Rice


Fried Rice

Small $2.95

Beef Fried Rice


Chicken Fried Rice


Vegetable Fried Rice


Shrimp Fried Rice


Combination Fried Rice




Seaweed Salad

With toasted sesame seeds & strips of radish. $4.95

Kani Su

Crab salad. $4.95

Squid Salad

Shredded squid with Japanese seasoning. $4.95

Garden Salad


Green lettuce and shredded carrots and a special dressing.


Sushi Appetizer

Chef’s choice of fresh raw fish on top of sushi rice. 3 pieces. $9.95

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Combination Dinners


Filet Mignon and Shrimp

Perfect filet mignon with succulent teriyaki shrimp $24.95

Lobster and Shrimp

A combination of succulent lobster & shrimp cooked with teriyaki sauce. $22.95

Lobster and Steak

North Atlantic cold water lobster tail and a very generous portion of New York strip steak $22.95

Shrimp and Chicken

Succulent and sauteed in chef’s special sauce. $16.95

Steak and Chicken

A combination of New York strip steak and teriyaki chicken $18.95

Steak and Shrimp

A combination of New York strip steak and teriyaki shrimp $20.95

Bento Boxes


All Bento Boxes include:
1) bowl of Miso Soup,
2) Small Garden Salad with dressing,
3) Shrimp Tempura,
4) California Roll,
5) Gyoza (fried dumpling),
6) Sauteed Vegetables, and
7) Steamed Rice.


Chicken Bento Box

Lunch discount

Steak Bento Box

Lunch discount

Shrimp Bento Box

Lunch discount

Salmon Bento Box

Lunch discount

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Steak Teriyaki

Char grilled New York strip steak with special teriyaki sauce.
Lunch discount


Chicken Katsu

Breaded chicken cutlets fried to a crisp, golden brown with tangy vegetable sauce.
Lunch discount


Beef Negimaki

Sliced New York strip loin, rolled with scallions and asparagus. $16.95

Fillet Mignon

Chef’s Choice! Center cut tenderloin cooked to your liking.
Lunch discount



Calamari strips in chef’s special sauce. $16.95

Salmon Teriyaki

Salmon char broiled with teriyaki sauce sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.
Lunch discount


Tempura Dinner

A large group of prawns and vegetables in a delicate batter, quickly prepared.
Lunch discount


Tori Katsu

Tender pork cutlets fried to a golden finish.
Lunch discount

$10.95 $8.95


Broiled fresh water eel over rice.
Lunch discount


Shrimp or Chicken Teriyaki

Shrimp or Chicken delicately broiled and served with teriyaki sauce.
Lunch discount


Pork or Chicken Katsudon

Deep fried and breaded pork loin or Chicken with cooked eggs and onions served over rice.
Lunch discount



Large sea scallops sauteed with teriyaki sauce sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.
Lunch discount


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Regular Udon

Large noodles with fish cake and scallions. $7.95

Tempura Udon

Udon soup topped with shrimp & vegetable tempura.

Seafood Udon

Large shrimp, scallops, green mussels, fish cake with scallions.

Nikki Udon

Udon soup topped with sliced beef & scallions.
Or choose sliced chicken

Zaru Soba

Japanese style buckwheat noodles served cold with our special house sauce.

Yaki Soba

Japanese fried noodles and vegetables with chicken and special sauce.

Sushi & Sashimi



A bowl or box of sushi rice topped with sashimi. $16.95

Sushi Deluxe

One sushi roll - Choose: California Roll, yum yum roll or dynamite roll with 10 pieces of nigiri.

Sushi and Sashimi Combination #1

6 pieces of nigiri sushi and 6 pieces of sashimi. $17.95

Sushi and Sashimi Combination #2

9 pieces of nigiri sushi and 9 pieces of sashimi. $24.95

Sushi and Sashimi Combination #3

12 pieces of nigiri sushi and 12 pieces of sashimi. $33.95

Sakka Blue Boat

Enough for two! variety of sushi, sashimi & maki $49.95

Princess’s Boat

A feast for Four! variety of sushi, sashimi & maki $69.95

Emperor’s Boat

A feast for Eight! variety of sushi, sashimi & maki $84.95

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Banana Tempura

Banana tempura topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream drizzled with chocolate. $4.95

Tempura Ice Cream

Deep fried batter dipped vanilla ice cream. $4.95

Flavored Ice Cream

Green tea, red bean, moshi, vanilla, chocolate, orange sherbert. $2.95

Key Lime Pie

Whipped cream and toasted coconut decorated in a rich key lime mousse. $2.95


Green Tea (Free Refills) $1.50
Iced Tea (Free Refills) $1.95
Coffee (Free Refills) $1.95
Coke (Free Refills) $1.95
Diet Coke (Free Refills) $1.95
Lemonade (Free Refills) $1.95
Sprite (Free Refills) $1.95
Root Beer (Free Refills) $1.95
Orange or Apple Juice (NO Refils on these)
You’ll have to order another if you want a 2nd...

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Sakka Blue’s Pub Specials

Sakka Blue Beef BBQ Ribs

served with rice or Choice potato. $14.95

Pork tenderloin

fried to perfection, house marinated and breaded, served on bakery fresh bun. Dressed with lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo.


Italian Beef

slow roasted in Italian seasonings, green peppers, onions and pepperoncini served on bakery fresh bread, topped with mozzarella
and parmesan.

Grilled Saba

with oshinko and rice. $14.95

Grilled Squids

with special sauce and cucumber salad. $7.95

Spicy Green Mussels

6 sushi grade mussels with special spicy sauce $8.95

Fish and Chips

2 piece tempura battered fish fillets, with homemade potato chips and special sauce.

Pad Thai (pronounced "pa-thai")

Wide rice noodles with peanuts. Choose:
a) Shrimp, Crab & Calamari, or
b) Chicken & Shrimp, or
c) Just Chicken


Potato Tornado

with special seasoning. $2.50

Homemade twisted potato chips


Tempura Battered Onion Rings


Beef Tataki

thin strips of beef, seared, in special sauce $11.95

Tuna Tataki

thin strips, seared, in special sauce $13.95
Add-ons and modifications are subject to change according to market price.

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Cooked Rolls

Crunch Roll

Shrimp tempura, crab fish cake, avocado inside topped with tempura flakes

Thai Roll

Shrimp tempura and avocado inside topped with spicy crab

Spider Roll

Deep fried soft shell crab and cucumber inside $7.95

Unagi Roll

Broiled fresh water eel with avocado $6.95

Texas Roll

Jalapeno, yellow tail and cream cheese inside deep fried

Lobster Roll

Lobster, avocado, fishcake inside with special sauce.

Ninja Roll

Spicy crawfish, cream cheese, masago and scallion topped with special sauce.

Mississippi Roll

Spicy crawfish topped with crunch and unagi sauce

New Orleans Roll

Spicy crawfish topped with crunch and unagi sauce.

Volcano Roll

Shrimp roll with cream cheese topped with baked green mussels, scallops, spicy crab, tempura, masago, and unagi sauce.


Dragon Roll

Cooked eel and avocado inside topped with eel and unagi sauce.

Fire Dragon Roll

Spicy tuna and avocado rolled and topped with avocado, sliced eel and unagi sauce

Indy Roll

Spicy crab with avocado on top $6.95

Good Year Roll

Tempura shrimp with avocado, cream cheese topped with crunch and unagi sauce.



Hollywood Roll

Asparagus, cucumber, fish cake and cream cheese deep fried

Jeff Roll

Spicy crab cream cheese deep fried with unagi sauce on top.

Summer Roll

California roll with cream cheese deep fried with unagi sauce on top.

Sunburn Roll

California roll with baked spicy mayo sauce. $5.95

Sunday Morning Roll

Salmon, cream cheese and asparagus deep fried and topped with unagi sauce.

Cajun Roll

Tempura shrimp and avocado topped with spicy mayo

New Kentucky Roll

Salmon, cucumber and cream cheese deep fried, topped with unagi sauce.

VIP Roll

Spicy crab topped with seared salmon, bonito flakes and unagi sauce with unique fire accent

Red Bull Roll

Spicy crab inside topped with seared steak and unagi sauce

White Bull Roll

Spicy crab topped with seared super white tuna and unagi sauce

Surf and Turf

Crab fish cake, scallops and scallions topped with seared steak served on garlic sauce.

Doc’s Roll

Smoked salmon, cream cheese, asparagus topped with red tuna, crunch and unagi sauce.

Sunny Side Roll

A California roll with red snapper, topped with baked spicy mayo sauce.

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Fresh Raw Sushi Rolls

Tuna Roll

Slices of fresh tuna inside $4.95

Salmon Roll

Slices of Salmon inside $4.95

Alaska Roll

Salmon and avocado inside $5.95

Philadelphia Roll

Salmon and cream cheese $5.95

Yellow Tail Roll

Fresh yellow tail fish inside $4.95

Spicy Salmon Roll

Spicy salmon with cucumber $5.95

Spicy Squid

Spicy squid in a Martini Glass $5.95

Rainbow Roll

California roll topped with five varieties of fish $9.95

Playboy Roll

Fried shrimp with avocado inside, fresh tuna with crunch, masago and sauce.

Kentucky Derby Roll

Spicy crab inside topped with seared scallops, cooked shrimp and unagi sauce.

DOM Roll

White tuna, red snapper, avocado and thin slices of tuna, masago and cucumber

Marilyn Monroe Roll

Tempura shrimp, spicy crab topped with Ikura and wasabi sauce.

Valentine Roll

Spicy salmon, crab and avocado topped with crunch, unagi sauce and spicy mayo.

Moonlight Roll

California roll topped with super white tuna and thin slices of lime


Hoosier Roll

Spicy crab topped with super white tuna, crunch, tobiko and unagi sauce.

Sunset Roll

California roll topped with salmon and thin slices of lemon.

Mountain Roll

Spicy salmon, avocado topped with scallion, tobiko and unagi sauce.

Snowy Mountain Roll

Spicy super white tuna topped with tako, tobiko and scallions. $12.95

Moma Son Roll

Ikura inside topped with fresh slices of salmon and tobiko.

Foxy Lady Roll

Super white tuna, red tuna inside topped with spicy crab, sea bass and onion sauce.

Crystal Roll

Super white tuna, red tuna, white tuna wrapped with thin cucumber and special sauce.

Additional Sushi Rolls

California Roll

Fish cake, avocado and cucumber $

Yum Yum

Spicy crab mixed with masago and cucumber $

Dynamite Roll

Spicy tuna and cucumber

Vegetable Roll

Cucumber, avocado, oshinko and kampyo $

Sakka Roll

Fish cake, shrimp and vegetables rolled in thin sliced cucumber

Futomaki Roll

Crab fish cake, tamago, masago, cucumber, kampyo and oshinko  

Kampyo Roll

Pickled kampyo vegetable inside  

Oshinko Roll

Pickled oshinko vegetable inside $

Note: without specification masago, unagi, and tobiko may refer to actual fish, a fish oil flavoring, or a "fish sauce" out of a bottle.

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