10 Best Sushi Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

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Lauren Saria
Tsukuri Six from ShinBay
Whether you're a California roll fan or a diehard sushi diner, this city offers plenty of options for your raw fish fix. Just because we live in the middle of the desert doesn't mean we have to suffer mediocre maki rolls loaded up with cream cheese and imitation crab. Our list of the best sushi restaurants in Phoenix includes options for everyone. The Valley is home to some of best Japanese and sushi restaurants in the country and even for those who aren't interested in fresh amaebi there are a number of local spots that deliver sushi in high style.

See also: Ten Favorite Spots for Seafood in Greater Phoenix

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Lauren Saria
Amaebi from Shimagomo
Shimogamo Sushi Restaurant

Even a spicy tuna roll at Shimogamo in Chandler is elevated to include fresh fish mixed with ponzu, Sriracha, chili oil, masago, and cucumber. The restaurant comes courtesy of owner Yoshio Otomo and has been serving the southeast Valley for more than a decade. In addition to "traditional" sushi offerings, you'll find some unique items on the menu such as the Kanpyo Roll with sweet pickled squash wrapped in seaweed and rice. As with most sushi spots, the best seats are at the bar, where you can sit and chat with the friendly sushi chefs.

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Lauren Saria
Unagi from Hana Japanese Eatery
Hana Japanese Eatery

Since 2007 Hana Japanese Eatery has been bringing fresh sushi and Japanese food to the central Phoenix neighborhood. Brother and sister team Lori and "Chef Koji" Hashimoto are dedicated to sourcing the freshest fish possible and oftentimes you can catch Chef Koji carving up a whole fish right before your eyes. If you're a fan of sushi rolls, Hana has a selection of familiar and signature offerings including the Hana Roll with shrimp, crab and pickled root with tempura flakes. Make sure to check the special boards for the extra menu items such as ankimo (monkfish liver) and aji (Spanish mackerel).

Location Info

Sushi Roku

7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Fresh Wasabi

6645 W. Bell Road, Glendale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Hiro Sushi

9393 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

ShinBay

7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pallets Food and Bar

1011 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pure Sushi

20567 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Roka Akor

7299 N. Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Hana Japanese Eatery

5524 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Shimogamo Japanese Restaurant

2051 W. Warner Road, Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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Bailey Johnson
Bailey Johnson

Alexys Leanne...lets make it our mission to try every single one by the end of 2014? #SushiAddicts

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