We were cruising Broadway, home of dozens of Asian restaurants, looking for a place to grab a bite. We checked out a few, most of which were pretty sparsely populated. Then, we checked out Fortune House. The place was packed, and nobody was speaking English. That was a good sign. The menu looked interesting but predictable. When we told our waitress we were hoping for something less American and more Chinese, she brought us a "Chinese menu," and we were glad we'd asked. Three dishes for $20 plus soup and rice, and the dishes were interesting--roasted duck, lettuce wraps with plum sauce, bitter Chinese broccoli with beef.... Next time, we'll be more adventurous and go for the duck's feet with vinegar sauce, whole fish clay pot, and so on. Good food, very affordable, boisterous atmosphere. Best Chinese food at that price that we've tried in Sac so far.
I stumbled upon this great little seafood restaurant quite by accident - and what a lucky find. Don't be put off by the location - a small strip mall off of Elk-Grove Florin Rd and Vintage Park Dr. It's hard to see from the street - but you're in the right place if you are in the same parking lot as the Taco Bell. Once you step inside the door - you are impressed at the decor - which is a nautical theme. The restaurant is as clean as a pin - and does not have any of that smell of old grease that you sometimes associate fish & chip places. This is more than just a fish & chip place - and they don't just offer just fried fish - but have healthier alternatives. You can dine in or order take-out. Check out their website www.tidehouse.com - it will give you more details about their full menu - and also has daily specials.
So glad I did not research the reviews before visiting Sekou's because I certainly would have missed out on an amazing treat. We accidentally ended up at the restaurant and decided to play it safe by ordering a starter and splitting a main dish. We had the fried okra (even my grandma would have approved) and the brisket dinner with salad and the mac and cheese. AWESOME!! We were both full and completely satisfied and returned the next day for lunch. We just had to try the greens. My only disappointment in the whole experience is that I live 2 hours away and will not be able to become a frequent guest. But whenever I am in Sacramento, Sekou's will be my place.