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Jan 14, 2009 11:15 AM

Best Sushi Bar in Tucson

The post says it all. Looking for recs on best sushi, which includes sashimi, nigiri, and rolls.

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  1. When I'm in Tuscon, I make a point to go to Sushicho. I believe it's at 16th and broadway.
    The portions are well above the norm.

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    1. Not in to alot of shushi for a full meal, my son is. He like the place on Broadway & Alvernon says it's great and they charge you if you waste. It's $20, AYCE.

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      1. re: mrbigshotno.1

        That's Sushi Garden. I hadn't been there in years, a friend says it's great, but we'd only gone there for the AYCE lunch years ago (and a couple of owners ago),it was pretty arn good for the price then (so you lower your standards for an AYCE- you're not going to get toro or a lot of yellowtail)

        I now have to go there at night to see what the sushi offerings are. Who owns the place now, does anybody know?

        Sushi Garden Restaurant
        15 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711

      2. Try Yamato up on 1st and Grant -- the restaurant owner is the only sushi chef, the place closes when he goes back to Japan, he cures his own salmon, tons of regulars. Sachiko (Wilmot and Speedway) is also pretty good. Sushi Saga on Speedway has some interesting (and good) "southwestern" takes on sushi.

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        1. re: drexar

          Second the rec for Yamato - my favorite sushi restaurant. Sachiko is pretty good. The place on Broadway and Alvernon is called Sushi Garden, and it's not that great. Focused on AYCE. Sushi Cho and Broadway and Campbell gives you a lot of rice on their sushi - more so than any other place I've seen, and I've been eating sushi since I was 8.

          Sushi Garden Restaurant
          15 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711

        2. Just spotted this. I have to add my two cents in favor of Sushi Yukari.

          Sushi Yukari
          5655 E River Rd Ste 151, Tucson, AZ 85750

          1. Yoshimatsu.
            On Campbell Avenue north of Grant, south of Glenn.
            Beneath the cool, healing pine.
            Nowhere else for many miles
            serves, with fond care,
            such sinuous, shimmering
            jewels from the sea.

            The separate sushi room serves
            Better than most of what you'd find in LA.
            Much better.

            Lunch is calm pleasure.
            Dinner, happy hour
            More boiterous.

            Also great dining room - more rural Japan - for bentos, undon, et alia.
            Great fun, too, as the moon-in-mind rises

            Yoshimatsu Healthy Japanese Food
            2660 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

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