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.
Lunch is a calm pleasure.
Dinner can be boiterous.
Also great dining room - more rural Japan - for bentos, undon, et alia.
I haven't been down to Tucson in quite a while. But when I did go, we would make it a point to stop at Sushicho(sp)?
I've dined at alot of sushi bars, and these guys have the largest portions I have ever experienced.
I believe they are on 16th and Broadway, right across from Safeway.
Yamato, in the crappy strip mall on Grant between Park and 1st Ave, is just too good. I want it to be closer to my house.
Sushi Saga, on speedway between Country Club and Tucson Blvd, is great, with some caveats. It was almost hard to find sushi that didn't have cream cheese in it, which I don't usually care for, but everything we got was unbelievably fresh, tasty, and beautifully done. It's a peculiar combination of sushi bar and Mexican food, and a friend who has groups of Japanese consultants in town says that the consultants have routinely liked Sushi Saga the best, for whatever reason.
Yoshimatsu is good. I also like Sushi Ten on Speedway, just west of Swan. It is kind of a dive, but the sushi is consistently excellent and the prices are surprisingly low. Sushi Cho at Broadway/Campbell is pretty good, very casual, but in my opinion they make their rolls and ngiri almost TOO big. Good value as well.
I also like Sushi Ten on Speedway...
Sushi Ten remains in Tucson in name only. It was sold by the owner to a chain and in my opinion it is now awful. The real Sushi Ten is now in Awataukee up north and it is called Sushi Ken and it is as great as ever!