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oryza Mar 23, 2008 12:53 AM

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.

  1. ipsedixit Mar 23, 2008 09:00 PM

    Yasu.

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      kmarg Mar 23, 2008 08:38 PM

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

      1. hohokam Mar 23, 2008 05:46 PM

        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

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          hzp Mar 23, 2008 12:23 PM

          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
            Firenza00 Mar 23, 2008 01:28 PM

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

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              hzp Mar 23, 2008 04:14 PM

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

              1. re: hzp
                Firenza00 Mar 23, 2008 06:15 PM

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

            2. re: hzp
              winedubar Mar 24, 2008 09:14 AM

              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

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                hzp Mar 24, 2008 09:55 AM

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

                1. re: winedubar
                  Firenza00 Mar 24, 2008 10:25 AM

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

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                ziggylu Mar 23, 2008 07:47 AM

                Sushi Ken in Ahwatukee

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                Sushi Ken
                4206 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85048

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                  sistinas Mar 23, 2008 09:23 PM

                  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. Firenza00 Mar 23, 2008 01:41 AM

                  Hana at 7th Ave and Missouri.

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

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