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Authentic Japanese in Phoenix??

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So I've been going to ASU for awhile and I live in Tempe, and I'm wondering ... are there any good authentic Japanese places in Chandler/ Tempe/ Ahwatukee area? I don't really get up to Scottsdale much (too expensive for a student anyway!!) but I'm seriously dying for a more authentic meal than RA. Also anyone know if there are any Philippine restaurants in town? I need my fix man...

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  1. I have never been to Shimogamo, but have heard good things.

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    Shimogamo
    2051 W Warner Rd # 14, Chandler, AZ

    1. I like the new Ramen place on University, Republic Ramen. http://www.one.republicramen.com/

      Also like Sushi Ken in Ahwatukee.

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      Sushi Ken
      4206 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85048

      1. Sushi Ken is the most authentic Japanese restaurant I've been to in town. It's definitely Japanese run; it's easier to get a waitress's attention with "sumimasen" than "pardon me". There's also Toh Zan over on Southern just west of Dobson.

        And as Ziggylu said, Republic Ramen is a very good place to get your ramen fix. They have shoyu, miso, and shio ramen, plus their own spicy house blend.

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        Sushi Ken
        4206 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85048

        1. Nagasaki Grill in Mesa for ramen/udon. Nothing spectacular, but just a nice homey-feel to the place.

          1. I second Shimogamo. It is not cheap, but it's very good. The owner is friendly and nice, too.

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            Shimogamo
            2051 W Warner Rd # 14, Chandler, AZ