10 Best Sushi Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

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Lauren Saria
Dragon roll at Pallets Sushi and Bar
Pallets Food and Bar

There are places with better sushi offerings than Pallets Food and Bar but the affordability and atmosphere at this downtown spot make it a neighborhood favorite. The restaurant and bar also serves Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine, but the sushi menu is the largest of all. There are all the favorites like spicy tuna and salmon rolls, as well as handrolls, sashimi, and nigri sushi. The best part is that the restaurant offers 15 different types of craft beer, so you can wash your meal down with a cold brew of your choice.

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Lauren Saria
Nigiri sushi from ShinBay
ShinBay

At ShinBay in Scottsdale James Beard Award nominated chef Shinji Kurita creates impressive Japanese cuisine unlike that found anywhere else in town. For a complete experience you'll want to go for the Chef's Course dinner, which starts at $100 for five courses all selected in advance by the chef. Almost always the menu includes a Tsukuri Six, or a plate of six small seafood bites. It's as beautiful as it is delicious and often features fresh octopus, Kumamoto oyster, and tuna tartare. For a smaller and more affordable experience you can also opt for three or four course menus.

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Lauren Saria
Conch with miso sauce at Hiro Sushi
Hiro Sushi

For a sushi dinner that's less about style and more about great food, Hiro Sushi really can't be beat. The mom and pop restaurant comes courtesy of chef-owner Hiro Nakano, who honed his skills in Japan for more than 25 years before opening his restaurant in north Scottsdale. It's a cozy place with a long sushi bar where chefs dish up excellent sushi in all forms. Be sure to read the special boards that hang behind the bar, as that's where you'll find features like hamachi kama (yellowtail collar) or conch dressed in a sweet miso sauce.

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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