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Jun 8, 2010 12:18 AM

in search for the elusive sunshine sushi roll in phoenix area

Can someone please help me find a decent sushi place (phx or west side) that serves a good sunshine roll? (Spicy salmon roll with thin slices of lemon on the top) Thanks!

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  1. Sounds like just about any sushi restaurant that does spicy salmon rolls could whip one of those together for you quite easily; just about every restaurant in town serves iced tea, and anyone that has iced tea is going to have lemons. Add in the sushi chef's knife skills, and you have yourself a sunshine roll. Best sushi on that side of town is Hana on 7th Ave and Missouri (I believe between Camelback and Bethany Home). There's another place in Glendale that I'm trying to remember... I believe it's called Kampai, on Bell and 60-somethingth Ave. It's on the north side of the street in a little strip mall, and the sign on the place just says "SUSHI". Could any Glendale hounds fill in my brain gaps?

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    1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

      There is a Kaneya Sushi at 63rd Ave and Bell but I haven't eaten at that location in probably 10 years. It was a good deal back but not the highest quality stuff. I am not sure if it is even under the same ownership as it was then. My favorites in that area are Tokyo Lobby (59th Ave & Bell) and Sakana (59th Ave and Beardsley). Further south, I agree with Hana. Great stuff.

      I also agree with the idea of just asking for them to make a sunshine roll for you. If you sit at the sushi bar they will probably make whatever you ask of them.

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

      1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

        Kampai is a terrific sushi bar with a solid track record -- i.e., consistently good sushi -- but it's on Bell near Cave Creek Rd., like around 29th St., south side of Bell.

        Cave Creek Cafe
        15202 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85023