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Kam7185 Jan 18, 2007 01:30 AM

Has anyone been? The menu sounds interesting,and I would love some insight!

Thanks!

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    tdreyno RE: Kam7185 Jan 18, 2007 04:23 AM

    Good for the price. Its more like fast-food and there is no sushi bar. I usually get a Rainbow roll for about 8 bucks.

    1. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester RE: Kam7185 Jan 18, 2007 12:00 PM

      I like it, it's worthwhile if you're in the area. It is a quick-service place in the same vein as Pei Wei, where you order at a counter, take the number chit they give you, clip it to a pole on the table, and they bring you your order. Eastwind is owned by the same people who bring us Tokyo Express and the wonderful Cherryblossom Noodle Cafe.

      1. ciaogal RE: Kam7185 Jan 18, 2007 01:55 PM

        Try Shogun @ PV Mall. Great Turkey salad, katsu, sushi....
        A trird and true favorite. Eastwind is on the pricey side for cafeteria style Asian food.

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          amkirkland RE: ciaogal Jan 18, 2007 07:13 PM

          how does the price compare? eastwind seems expensive if it's mediocre.

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            mamamia RE: amkirkland Jan 19, 2007 01:34 AM

            I haven't been to Eastwind, put Shogun is the best sushi value in Phoenix. It's solid and dependable sushi at a great price.

        2. ajs228 RE: Kam7185 Jan 18, 2007 06:01 PM

          I've been to Eastwind a few times. Huge portions, and pretty tasty. Try one of the soups. I forget what it's called, but the one with fish broth is really interesting.

          1. amkirkland RE: Kam7185 Jan 18, 2007 07:13 PM

            anyone tried the bento boxes?

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              Kam7185 RE: Kam7185 Jan 19, 2007 12:29 AM

              Thanks so much! Anyone try the tempura, soft shell crab, or the egg rolls/spring rolls?

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                Kam7185 RE: Kam7185 Mar 10, 2007 06:18 PM

                I finally went to Eastwind and thought I would report! We ordered the giant shrimp spring rolls, duck egg rolls and tempura shrimp. The tempura shrimp was absolutely divine, but everything else lacked. The tempura were huge and a perfect crispy and light crunch! The shrimp egg rolls were quite odd, a giant shrimp stuffed in a spring roll wrapper with a stalk of asparagus and drizzled with an unneccesary mango sauce. We took one bite and stopped! The duck egg rolls tasted prefab and completely not worth the calories! The place was quite busy, probably because of the happy hour specials. They seemed to have great deals on the sushi and assorted typical appetizers (gyoza, edamame, pork egg rolls). We will definitely go back for the shrimp tempura, it was a STEAL at 3.75 for 3 pieces!!

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