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circuitvid Dec 14, 2006 06:18 AM

Im looking for a good all you can eat sushi bar in Phoenix AZ. I used to live in tucson and found that Sushi Garden has great sushi and all you can eat for $19.95. So if anyone is in that area, I highly recommend it. I just cant seem to find a place that has good food and good prices up in Phoenix. Please help!

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    sushikevin Dec 4, 2010 04:19 PM

    I want to report on a restaurant that has blown me away. I like to think of myself as a sushi connoisseur. I have been to more sushi restaurants than I can remember. Many of which are higher end located in Scottsdale and others located around the valley. My favorite by far has been Sushi Kee located in Tempe at the north-east corner of Rural Road and Warner Road..tucked back in the back of the plaza. The sushi is always fresh and i have never been disappointed. On my first visit I had their sea bass.....and let me say....mmmmmmmmmmmmm! Aparently some restaurants attempt to serve tilapia instead of sea bass and let me tell you, there is a noticeable difference. And one more thing...19.95 all you can eat. Please share this with everyone you know and make this your next sushi restaurant too.

     
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      danieli10 Dec 6, 2010 07:28 AM

      I absolutely concur. sushi kee is right near my office and a steal for the lunch deal. Really good sushi. Good rolls and great fish. My only concern is I never see anyone in there for lunch, so I hope they are doing decent business for dinner.

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        kellmichcoop Sep 26, 2013 05:37 AM

        Heads up! Sushi Kee is no longer all-you-can -eat. New owners have stopped that and the service is terrible! I suggest you go elsewhere.

      2. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Aug 4, 2008 09:28 PM

        My first thought is Haru Sushi in southern Tempe. It's not all-you-can-eat, but the prices are low enough that you won't mind. The most expensive plate is $3.25, and that's for half of a deluxe roll. They offer beer, sake, and Ramune soda for specialty drinks. Nothing too imaginative; the menu is strictly best-sellers that you can find anywhere, but you can't beat the price.

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        Haru Sushi Restaraunt
        9845 S Priest Dr, Tempe, AZ 85284

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          desertdweller Jun 29, 2009 11:13 AM

          We just had dinner at TeHaru this last weekend and I think the prices have even gone down. I asked for a spider roll because I couldn't find one on the conveyor belt after quite some time and it was only $2. In fact, I didn't see any rolls over $2.

          After 12 plates, dessert and 2 saki bombers the bill was $34. I agree that its not high end sushi but all the standards are well represented and the quality was better than some places I've dropped twice that amount at. I recommend going a bit early as it was very busy but the tables turnover quickly and we luckily snagged 2 seats at the bar.

        2. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Aug 4, 2008 09:18 PM

          It's not all you can eat, but the price level is about in line with the AYCE places... Haru Sushi in southern Tempe. It's kaitenzushi- a conveyor belt sushi place. Various kinds of sushi go on an endless little parade right in front of your seat at the sushi bar. Prices are very reasonable, the most expensive thing is half of a deluxe roll (i.e. Caterpillar, Las Vegas, etc.) for just $3.25. We had a ton of sushi and still came in under $20 per person.

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            amtrouble Oct 2, 2007 09:08 AM

            Try Malees up at Desert Ridge...Tatum just off the 101. I haven't tried the sushi, but I heard it is awesome....They make a really good Coco-Chili Fish....w/ coconut, chili, reduction sauce. Definitely would recommend this restaurant. Nice atomosphere too.

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              rxenergie Oct 2, 2007 01:15 PM

              Malee's at DR has all you can eat sushi? I've never heard of this... when do they offer it?

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                amtrouble Oct 3, 2007 07:41 AM

                Sorry, I was mistaken....my bad. I emailed Malee's to ask, and was told no, they do not have all you can eat sushi, but that they have a great happy hour. My appologies. That info was from a friend on mine....I'll check into it more before I post next time.

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              ghetto_scarlem Sep 28, 2007 08:46 AM

              I will be visiting from out of town, and I was wondering what the approximate prices for the all-you-can-eat sushi would be at these places (Takamatsu, Sushi 101, Mido Sushi). One post mentioned $19.99 - is that pretty standard across the board?

              Is there only a limited menu? Which place would be the best?

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                LRAZ Oct 1, 2007 07:20 PM

                I can only speak for Takamatsu, where you have the whole menu to choose from. The only restriction is that you must eat whatever you order (meaning, don't order rolls and not touch them). The good thing is you don't have to order everything at once so you can pace yourself.

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                  werewolf Oct 1, 2007 11:19 PM

                  That's what I don't like, the AYCE places that demand you eat everything - so they can stuff you up on cheap rice by making you eat all the rice. That's why I DO like Todai. They don't do that. You can eat all the rice or some of the rice or none of the rice. They don't say anything. Never have to me anyway.

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                    Detroitgirl Aug 4, 2008 07:49 PM

                    Takamatsu rocks! The selection is fantastic, the sushi is fresh and delicious. The owner is very nice and the waitresses attentive. The sushi chef is entertaining and friendly and likes to joke (though sometimes he's difficult to understand). Everything is made only when you order. You can even get sashimi. Edamame, potstickers, tempura, miso soup, and salad are also part of the all-you-can-eat menu. (I never eat the additional offerings as all I want is the sushi!)

                    I went with a friend to another AYCE sushi restaurant in Chandler called Ninja and it was awful! Very disappointing.

                2. IamJacksBrain Sep 27, 2007 06:23 PM

                  I've never been there, but I've heard more than once that Sushi 101 is worthwhile for all you can eat sushi (5pm - 8pm Sunday - Thursday according to their web site).

                  http://sushi-101.com/

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                  Sushi 101 Japanese Restaurant
                  920 E University Dr Ste D101, Tempe, AZ 85281

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                    Minx Sep 27, 2007 02:37 PM

                    Mido Sushi on Ray and Kyrene has an all you can eat as well..

                    www.midosushi.com

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                      allison325 Jul 24, 2007 09:39 AM

                      I definitely feel your pain! I am in phoenix doing an internship for the summer and I couldn't seem to find any good all you can eat places like in Tucson (by the way, I would recommend Sushi Hama on Oracle if you ever go back to Tucson). The only places here seemed to be pre-made sushi at buffets. The other day, though, I saw an ad in the newspaper advertising 19.95 all you can eat at the Takamatsu in Chandler (Elliot Rd. and Arizona Ave.). I went, and I am pleased to say I have found my new sushi home! The nigiri pieces were really big and good quality, as were the rolls. There weren't too many restrictions on what you could order, either, which I appreciated. I am so happy that I stumbled on this place, and I'm glad I can pass the info along to another Tucson ex-pat sushi lover! I believe Takamatsu has another location on Dunlap Ave. if that is closer to you, but I don't know if they have the same all you can eat offer. Hope this helps!

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                        Firenza00 Jul 24, 2007 09:47 AM

                        I've never been, but a waitress at one of the Thai places I go to said that SushiTV in Gilbert has all-you-can-eat on Tuesdays. I've never been, but she said it's good.
                        I just found a site with their schedule, and Sundays 5-8 is also all-you-can-eat.

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                          azhotdish Jul 24, 2007 10:09 AM

                          I believe that's the place on Gilbert/Gualalupe? Ridiculous amount of tv's in there, can't speak on the sushi since I haven't eaten. BTW, the Thai place across the street (next to Bally's Total Fitness) Siam Orchid is quite good.

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                            Firenza00 Jul 24, 2007 11:03 AM

                            Yup, that's the place. As the waitress was describing it's location, I realized we drove by it to get to The Farmhouse or Joe's. :)

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                              bluecat Jul 26, 2007 05:27 PM

                              I think these are the ones mentioned

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                              Sushi TV Bar
                              848 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

                              Siam Orchid
                              50 E Guadalupe Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

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                                werewolf Sep 22, 2007 10:37 PM

                                There used to be a nice big Todai in Scottsdale but it's gone...

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                                  silverbear Sep 27, 2007 07:04 PM

                                  I believe it was actually at Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix. From what I've heard, its departure was no great loss.

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                                    werewolf Sep 28, 2007 01:29 AM

                                    I miss it. It was in a bad location. They should open a new one on South Dobson or the Chinese Cultural Center. They'd do good business in those places.

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                        Alice Letseat Dec 15, 2006 12:40 AM

                        There's a new Asian seafood/sushhi buffet in the little plaza next to/just north of LeeLee's....Anyone been yet? The boba tea shop is a stitch, with multiple boba variations - plus snacks! Anyone for squid balls? (and the salt-and-pepper-shrimp holds some promise)

                        1. Grey Dec 15, 2006 12:40 AM

                          There is Moto (Phoenix; 16th St/ Glendale Ave), which has a good all-you-can-eat sushi menu on Saturday afternoons-- http://www.mrmotorising.com

                          And, there's also Sushi Q which I've yet to visit, but have heard a few decent things about. I know they also offer endless sushi. It's at the SE corner 19th Ave/ Dunlap (couldn't find website?).

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                            circuitvid Dec 15, 2006 02:35 AM

                            I usually eat at sushi q on dunlap.. Its actually pretty good sushi. I was just wondering if there was something I was missing. Ill try moto next time and see how they are. Thanks man. You should definitely hit up sushi q though...its pretty good

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                              beto Sep 22, 2007 08:58 PM

                              Hey circuitvid so sushi q does serve all you can eat sushi? Oh also do you happen to know where I can get some Char Siu Bao near where i live? I live on 19th ave. and butler, its the street next to dunlap. I'd really would appreciate the help. Thanks

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                                aquablue Sep 27, 2007 04:54 PM

                                You can find chinese Bar-B-Q pork buns (Char Siu Bao) at Asahi Bakery. It you go there on Saturday or Sunday they also have Bar-B-Q pork buns western style (bake instead of steam). The address is 6056 N 16th St. It is on 16th St. Just Norht of BethanyHome on the west side.

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                              Firenza00 Dec 15, 2006 05:54 PM

                              I tried Moto a few weeks ago. They have a somewhat limited selection for the all you can eat. The tootsie roll was good, mostly because it was freshly made. I found out the hard way that the california rolls are made ahead of time and stored in the fridge. Nothing like nasty cold mushy avocado and cold hard rice to ruin your mood. I'm not sure if I'd go back or not. They had some good sounding rolls, but of course, they aren't available.

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                              VictorLouis Dec 14, 2006 05:58 PM

                              Neither is only sushi, but I certainly can get my fill at either venue.

                              Hong-Kong Buffet Ahwatukee
                              http://phoenix.about.com/od/restreview/gr/hongkong.htm

                              Pacific Seafood Buffet Chandler
                              http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dining/R...

                              Pacific always has a handful of 'stand-bys' in the rolled sushi genre, as well as some handrolls and several types of sashimi. It's always fresh, and done in small batches, even tempura rolls. It's my understanding they will make whatever you want if you ask them, for tips of course.

                              HK has dozens of rolls to choose from on a menu, and they are only prepared to-order, for tips. Nothing is pre-done for you to walk-up and take to your table at your leisure. If you like to experiement, or like the more creative rolls, that's the best choice. Very little sashimi the couple of times I've been.

                              1. HomeCookKirsten Dec 14, 2006 04:51 PM

                                Hmmm, it's hard to know what your standards are for good all-you-can-eat sushi, but I frequent Sushi 101 on University and Rural (the same complex as the Tempe Improv) for casual, decent and affordable weeknight sushi. Nothing mind-blowing, but consistent and decent and they are so busy that the fish turnover seems very good.

                                They do have an all-you-can-eat option, which I never do because I can't eat that much and you can only order select sushi items, but from the feedback I hear from other people at the restaurant, it is apparently good.

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                                  circuitvid Dec 15, 2006 02:36 AM

                                  thanks for the reply. Ill check it out sometime when Im on that side of town. Most of the time im up in North Phoenix so its hard to find my way out there. Thank you.

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