Geisha A Go Go in Scottsdale: Happy Hour Report Card
Courtesy of Craig Cummins These four rolls -- in total -- cost less than $18 during happy hour.
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The Hours: Happy Hour is offered Monday - Saturday from 3 until 7 p.m. and all day Sunday.
Geisha's indoor/outdoor floor plan provides a few different seating areas for its patrons, with high top tables for couples and small groups on the patio and larger low tables for groups of 4-8 inside. Large black and white photos of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Sid Vicious hang behind the bar, which provides ample seating when a table isn't required or while waiting for one. On Sundays, a DJ makes Geisha a popular late afternoon/early evening spot for daytime drinkers to refuel after a day at one of Scottsdale's pools, which means it tends to be very casual and loud. Private karaoke rooms are also available for those who want to showcase their talents.
Courtesy of Craig Cummins Three classic rock icons watch over the customers at the indoor/outdoor bar.
Sushi places can be found throughout Old Town Scottsdale, but the value of Geisha A Go Go's happy hour menu is what makes it one of the most popular happy hour spots in town. With all of the appetizers and house maki prices slashed in half, deals like a Freshwater Eel Roll for $3.12 or Spicy Tuna Roll for $3.37 are hard to pass up. The Dragon Roll ($6) and Soft Shell Crab Roll ($5.50) are slightly more costly, but still significantly cheaper than can be found in most places. The sushi itself isn't life-changing, but it certainly holds its own with most other places in Arizona.
Courtesy of Craig Cummins The aioli used on the Rock Shrimp Tempura sets it apart from other appetizers.
For those who prefer their food cooked, the slightly spicy Rock Shrimp Tempura and tender Teriyaki Ribs are two of the more expensive happy hour items at $7.25 and $6.25, respectively, but they're also two of the best items on the menu. The shrimp are fried just enough to give them a crisp shell without feeling too heavy before they're covered in a spicy aioli that makes you want to lick the bowl clean. The ribs come slathered in a sweet teriyaki sauce that complements the charred edges of the meat without being overpowering. If the table needs a side to accompany their sushi, order the Go Go Fried Rice ($6.25) which is big enough to share.