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A random thought occurred to me... I usually get sushi fixes done right in LA, but what if I need an emergency quickie during the week? Where, and can, one find good sushi in Phoenix?

(I've had bad sushi in Mesa, at some rather forgettable place... and am hoping for some simple fresh stuff). No fancy rolls or varieties for me. I'm a pure sashimi-type.

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  1. Hana at 7th Ave and Missouri.

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    Hana Japanese Eatery
    5524 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013

    1. Sushi Ken in Ahwatukee

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      Sushi Ken
      4206 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85048

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      1. re: ziggylu

        Seconded. The prices are very, very fair for the amount of quality food you get. It's open seven days a week now and they serve until 10pm!

      2. i speak only on behalf of the greater phx/scottsdale area... the east valley eludes me. but as far as i am concerned, for what you seek, there are only 5 sources (and by seek, I mean really GOOD fish.. sashimi... not rolls)

        1. Fish Market- don't underrate it. For sashimi, its really pretty awesome. 20th St and Camelback
        2. Hana- you can usually catch them cutting down a massive fish right there 7th Ave and Missouri
        3. Kampai- the original. there is no better. period. 38th St and Bell
        4. Hiro- they lost their uber chef Eugene a year or two ago, but they're still masters of real japanese sushi and sashimi 92nd St and Shea
        5. Yasu- awesome quality of fish. Cactus and Tatum

        Don't bother with the west side... and I'm sure people can kick in opinions on the East side.

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        1. re: hzp

          Kampai is at 28th St and Bell. I always forget about them despite living only a mile or so away.

          1. re: Firenza00

            this confusion also explains why i ALWAYS turn the wrong way coming off the 51. always.

            1. re: hzp

              Yeah, that'd do it. :)
              Might I suggest a Garmin, Magellan, etc. :-D

          2. re: hzp

            i can't believe i'm chiming in support of the west side ;)

            but tokyo lobby is great. i love their sushi.

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            Tokyo Lobby
            5795 W Bell Rd Ste 1, Glendale, AZ 85308

            1. re: winedubar

              my bad. you're TOTALLY right on that one.

              1. re: winedubar

                Yup, I'm in complete agreement with ya. Creative rolls of excellent quality and presentation. We just never get that way too often.

            2. Dropping in place links...

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              Hiro Sushi
              9393 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

              Yasu Sushi Bistro
              4316 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032

              Kampai Japanese Restaurant
              2945 E Bell Rd Ste 102, Phoenix, AZ 85032

              Fish Market Restaurant
              1720 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

              1. Sakana is always good, several locations around town, good quality, reasonable prices.