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Any good sushi near Scottsdale?

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Hi,

I'll be visiting Scottsdale with another family and was wondering whether there were any good sushi restaurants in the Scottsdale area?
Also, on an unrelated note, is the wait at Pizzaria Bianco that bad?

Thanks,

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  1. Hiro Sushi is the best sushi in N. Scottsdale. Roka Akor is excellent for sushi, robata grill, and a great upscale Japanese experience. It is pricy unless you go to the happy hour in the shochu lounge, which is super.

    Forget about P. Bianco. Go to Humble Pie (in Scottsdale and N. Phoenix), the Parlor (Phx), or Pomo Pizzeria in Scottsdale, they are all better and not so overhyped with crazy waits.

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

    Humble Pie
    6149 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

    Roka Akor Restaurant
    7299 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

    'Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana
    6166 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

    1. The initiation of lunch service at Pizzeria Bianco has reduced the dinner wait times a bit, which are typically shorter during the summer tourism doldrums. The main obstacle at this time of year has been the 4-week break they take starting around mid-August (i.e., now).

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      Pizzeria Bianco
      623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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      1. re: hohokam

        Thanks for the reply. Humble Pie it will be for my pizza fix and I will try out Hiro Sushi.

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

        Humble Pie
        6149 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

        1. re: bja70

          I've seen no official word on the timing of this year's Bianco break, so you might want to check on that before deciding.

          For what it's worth, even though I think Humble Pie and a The Parlor make pretty good pizzas, I would give the nod to Pomo, if Pizzeria Bianco is closed.

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          Humble Pie
          6149 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

          Humble Pie
          21050 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050

          The Parlor Pizzeria
          1916 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

          'Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana
          6166 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

          1. re: hohokam

            PBianco is by far the best overall experience for upscale 'za in PHX. Yes there is the wait factor, but it is truly worth it. You just have to accept a (great) bit of patience. Whilst checking your watch post sign-in, have an appetizer and wine next door, go to the Science Museum next door, hang and let the anticipation build.

            Keep in mind that most lists of the best Pizza in the U.S. will have loads of spots in SF, Chicago, New York, and then Pizzeria Bianco.

            Bigger metros and foodie meccas have more options for meals that aren't just great but that give you an experience. Bazaar in L.A. is a prime example. In PHX the few that do this are Posh, Binkleys, and PB. If the later is open when you come, don't be warned off by the wait, go for it!

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            Pizzeria Bianco
            623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

            Binkley's
            6920 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331

      2. sushi roku is good (but expenisve) in the W

        Sushi Broker in N Scottsdale is good - well priced if you go during happy hour

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        Sushi Brokers
        17025 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

        1. I realize it's a rather extravagant option, but somebody really needs to mention ShinBay. Kurita's operating on a different plane at the moment.

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          1. re: Dmnkly

            I can finally /agree with that statement

            If not the best at least top 5 meals - I will post about it as soon

            My friend keeps telling me about Yume Sushi and to give it a try

            Has anyone been?

          2. Agree on the maestro's take on Bianco- just go and make an evening of it. The bar next door has great wines and the full list of appetizers- just think of it as having your appetizers in a different building (and maybe a half hour before) than your main course, and you'll be fine.

            I'm not a huge Sushi Roku fan- the food is decent, but the price to taste ratio is a bit off. Never been to Roka Akor, but have heard great things. Stingray Sushi is a bit "chain-ish" down here, but I think provides a better value than Sushi Roku.

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            Stingray Sushi
            4302 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

            Roka Akor Restaurant
            7299 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

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            1. re: cactuschowdah

              Roka Akor has always been hit or miss on their menu to me, some of their stuff is really good, some of it just ok - so for the price if you order correctly it is justified but if you get some of their average items you might feel a bit jaded, i guess you could say the same about sushi roku - it is also very expensive

              pizza: i like LGO pizza for their sourdough crust and their wings are great, grilled spicy and meaty, the opposite of bw's3 :)

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              Roka Akor Restaurant
              7299 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253