PURE Sushi Bar in Scottsdale: Happy Hour Report Card
The Spot: PURE Sushi Bar
Lauren Saria Pure Sushi in Scottsdale offers $7 cocktails during happy hour.
20567 N. Hayden Road
The Hours: Happy hour is offered from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
The Interior: If you're searching for that posh north Scottsdale vibe, then PURE Sushi definitely fits the bill. The bright restaurant features white booths and chairs contrasted by dark wooden tables and floors. Inside there's a sushi bar with more than a dozen seats as well as a traditional bar where you can belly up and enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine. It's separated from the dining room by a row of modern-looking white trees. There's also a spacious wrap around patio and a private dining room.
Lauren Saria Inside Pure Sushi is clean and sleek.
The Food: PURE Sushi offers a selection of maki sushi rolls and appetizers for happy hour and all of the options are under $7. Options include sushi favorites like a spicy tuna roll ($4) and a few more interesting offerings including Korean BBQ Grilled Pork Ribs ($7). We started with an order of the Pork Gyoza, which came with six delicate dumplings and a side of dipping sauce. For $3 we thought it was a pretty great deal, especially since the gyoza were filled with a flavorful, moist pork mixture. The outsides were doughy but also nice and crisp on the bottom and the dipping sauce added a nice bit of spice.
Lauren Saria Yellowfin and Ahi Tuna Poke
Next we tried an order of the Yellowfin and Ahi Tuna Poke. For $7 you get five taro chips topped with marinated fish. Our ordered didn't look or taste like it had any Yellowfin in it, just tuna, but the fish was fresh and marinated in a nice sauce. The menu promised white truffle infused Asian vegetables and we did get a hint of rich truffle flavor, but were surprised to find a sprinkling of cheese on top of the fish as well. Cheese on raw fish? Not our favorite, though thankfully there was little enough that it was mostly inoffensive.