Sakana Restaurant

★★★★☆
33.3489 -111.976
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480-598-0506

5061 E Elliot Rd

Phoenix, AZ

85044

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Hours
Mon. - Fri. 11am - 2pm;Sat. 5:30pm - 10:30pm;Sun. 5:30am - 9:30pm

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Great sushi. They give you huge portions unlike some chain sushi restaurants. It's more personal and traditional. The sushi chefs actually yell out the traditional greeting and talk to you at the bar.

4
★★★★☆

Great sushi. They give you huge portions unlike some chain sushi restaurants. It's more personal and traditional. The sushi chefs actually yell out the traditional greeting and talk to you at the bar.

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Sakana is a really nice, small and quaint restaurant. Definitely the place to go if you like Sushi. We have never been displeased with the service or the food.

5
★★★★★

Sakana is a really nice, small and quaint restaurant. Definitely the place to go if you like Sushi. We have never been displeased with the service or the food.

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this is a great little restaurant. It is worth the wait. Wow, we got huge amounts of sushi. They were much larger pieces of fish that we ever got before, and it was fresh and tasty too!!!!

5
★★★★★

this is a great little restaurant. It is worth the wait. Wow, we got huge amounts of sushi. They were much larger pieces of fish that we ever got before, and it was fresh and tasty too!!!!

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Hungry for sushi? You'll get huge pieces for very reasonable prices. The quality is excellent. Try the squid salad - it's awesome. If you would rather have your food cooked, enjoy a fun night at the Teppan Tables. Go early or late though; the place is packed at peak hours. It's not unusual to have to wait an hour for a table or a spot at the sushi bar on a busy night.

PROS: Food, service, fun atmosphere
CONS: Long waits possible on busy nights

5
★★★★★

Hungry for sushi? You'll get huge pieces for very reasonable prices. The quality is excellent. Try the squid salad - it's awesome. If you would rather have your food cooked, enjoy a fun night at the Teppan Tables. Go early or late though; the place is packed at peak hours. It's not unusual to have to wait an hour for a table or a spot at the sushi bar on a busy night.

PROS: Food, service, fun atmosphere
CONS: Long waits possible on busy nights

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The selection of rolls was terrible...maybe 5 specialty rolls? Rolls are very americanized and not traditional sushi...every single roll has mayo in it. Not sure why people have rated it so highly. My guess is that people from Phoenix have no clue what sushi is and/or should taste like? I'd search elsewhere....I sincerely hope there is a real sushi place in PHX as this is a pathetic excuse for one.

2
★★☆☆☆

The selection of rolls was terrible...maybe 5 specialty rolls? Rolls are very americanized and not traditional sushi...every single roll has mayo in it. Not sure why people have rated it so highly. My guess is that people from Phoenix have no clue what sushi is and/or should taste like? I'd search elsewhere....I sincerely hope there is a real sushi place in PHX as this is a pathetic excuse for one.

Pros: None

Cons: Poor roll selection, uninventive rolls, not traditional sushi

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While visiting another establishment in the same strip mall, I saw people lined up outside of this particular restaurant for it to open... What on earth could be so special about this strip-mall sushi joint, I asked myself? I went back for lunch a few days later and had easily the best sushi in Phoenix. That was a couple years ago now and I keep going back for my sushi fix. Fresh, melt-in-the-mouth fish, fast and friendly service even when they are slammed. The lunch menu is the best deal in town. If you love sushi, you must pay Sakana a visit.

5
★★★★★

While visiting another establishment in the same strip mall, I saw people lined up outside of this particular restaurant for it to open... What on earth could be so special about this strip-mall sushi joint, I asked myself? I went back for lunch a few days later and had easily the best sushi in Phoenix. That was a couple years ago now and I keep going back for my sushi fix. Fresh, melt-in-the-mouth fish, fast and friendly service even when they are slammed. The lunch menu is the best deal in town. If you love sushi, you must pay Sakana a visit.

Pros: Melt-in-your-mouth fresh fish, good value, great service

Cons: Restaurant in the strip mall is a little shabby, but don't let that scare you off

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Best sushi in town? I think I would have to say yes---and FAR more reasonable than RA. No question this is our favorite place in town and my wife and I are sushi FANATICS! We have had the best sushi in San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver BC, Tampa, and in resorts in the Caribbean and in Mexico. This place ranks with the best of them!

5
★★★★★

Best sushi in town? I think I would have to say yes---and FAR more reasonable than RA. No question this is our favorite place in town and my wife and I are sushi FANATICS! We have had the best sushi in San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver BC, Tampa, and in resorts in the Caribbean and in Mexico. This place ranks with the best of them!

Pros: prices, food, value

Cons: crowded (see above dummy), not the fanciest sushi place to visit

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Found Sakana when I first moved here in 2003 and find this to be one of the best in the valley! Their lunch specials feature great food with terrific value (I usually order the sashimi). Miso soup and salad are delicious, but I always request dressing on the side as the salad is usually served drenched with it. Rainbow rolls and baked mussels are exquisite. Blue fin tuna, a rarity in most sushi bars, is sometimes served here, so be sure to order specials that feature it. Used to like their spider rolls (soft-shelled crab), but found two other sushi bars (Kyoto and Fish Market) that serve them WITHOUT the sweet eel sauce.

5
★★★★★

Found Sakana when I first moved here in 2003 and find this to be one of the best in the valley! Their lunch specials feature great food with terrific value (I usually order the sashimi). Miso soup and salad are delicious, but I always request dressing on the side as the salad is usually served drenched with it. Rainbow rolls and baked mussels are exquisite. Blue fin tuna, a rarity in most sushi bars, is sometimes served here, so be sure to order specials that feature it. Used to like their spider rolls (soft-shelled crab), but found two other sushi bars (Kyoto and Fish Market) that serve them WITHOUT the sweet eel sauce.

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The single worst sushi experience of my life was had at Sakana. I was Frankly shocked to see it listed as the best of anything. My date and I stood for 10 minutes before we were seated, and once seated it was another 20 minutes before we had drinks. All the while we were seated next to an unused door which let in a cold draft (being winter). Once our food was ordered (5 or 6 types of sushi) we waited for over an hour. I would have left long before the food arrived if it hadn't been for my date wanting to stay. It only got worse once the sushi arrived. The fish was tough and the cuts were crude, and the rice was dry and the rolls disintegrated almost immediately. I would recommend that anyone who enjoys good service or good sushi stay far away from this restaurant.

1
★☆☆☆☆

The single worst sushi experience of my life was had at Sakana. I was Frankly shocked to see it listed as the best of anything. My date and I stood for 10 minutes before we were seated, and once seated it was another 20 minutes before we had drinks. All the while we were seated next to an unused door which let in a cold draft (being winter). Once our food was ordered (5 or 6 types of sushi) we waited for over an hour. I would have left long before the food arrived if it hadn't been for my date wanting to stay. It only got worse once the sushi arrived. The fish was tough and the cuts were crude, and the rice was dry and the rolls disintegrated almost immediately. I would recommend that anyone who enjoys good service or good sushi stay far away from this restaurant.

Pros: None that I experienced.

Cons: Slow service, bad sushi.

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I have heard lots about this restaurant since I moved to the area. A friend and I went on New Years day and had a great experience. We were seated promptly, despite the crowd. The service was very quick. We ordered so much thinking we were going to get a little at a time, Oh No, it came very quickly! The rolls were about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter and they were not all rice, huge! We got several types of roll, standard rainbow etc, and a special, all were wonderful! My only complaint was the california roll and spicy tuna roll were made with a crab or tuna salad, and since i dont like mayo I felt it was too much mayo. However there so many items to choose from that avoiding the standard california or tuna roll will be easy!

4
★★★★☆

I have heard lots about this restaurant since I moved to the area. A friend and I went on New Years day and had a great experience. We were seated promptly, despite the crowd. The service was very quick. We ordered so much thinking we were going to get a little at a time, Oh No, it came very quickly! The rolls were about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter and they were not all rice, huge! We got several types of roll, standard rainbow etc, and a special, all were wonderful! My only complaint was the california roll and spicy tuna roll were made with a crab or tuna salad, and since i dont like mayo I felt it was too much mayo. However there so many items to choose from that avoiding the standard california or tuna roll will be easy!

Pros: Tons of food, fast service

Cons: Too much mayo, dark

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A friend recommended it as the best place for sushi over the past 18 yrs.
We got there at 5:30 pm on a Thursday - and there were people waiting. Hmmmm... not bad. Once seated, we had Tuna Tataki - tasty & elegant, w/ seaweed salad. The Crunchy Eel Roll is a masterpiece!! We had Red Storm - Spicy Tuna Roll w/ MOUNDS of spicy Salmon on each slice.. if you like hot - you will love this! Excellent. The Soft Crab Roll.... heaven. To finish - White Tuna sashimi & Salmon Roe Sushi with Quail Egg on each one!!

Although we live in north east valley, a drive down to the Elliot site for these treats is easy. Going back this Friday for Mackerel - which I hear is perfect!

5
★★★★★

A friend recommended it as the best place for sushi over the past 18 yrs.
We got there at 5:30 pm on a Thursday - and there were people waiting. Hmmmm... not bad. Once seated, we had Tuna Tataki - tasty & elegant, w/ seaweed salad. The Crunchy Eel Roll is a masterpiece!! We had Red Storm - Spicy Tuna Roll w/ MOUNDS of spicy Salmon on each slice.. if you like hot - you will love this! Excellent. The Soft Crab Roll.... heaven. To finish - White Tuna sashimi & Salmon Roe Sushi with Quail Egg on each one!!

Although we live in north east valley, a drive down to the Elliot site for these treats is easy. Going back this Friday for Mackerel - which I hear is perfect!

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I have been going for Sushi for years and found all three of the Sakana Restaurants about 3 years ago. The sushi is outstanding, the chefs are awesome as well as the service, cleanliness. Everything about Sakana's is exceptional. Give any of their locations a try. I've been to all three.

5
★★★★★

I have been going for Sushi for years and found all three of the Sakana Restaurants about 3 years ago. The sushi is outstanding, the chefs are awesome as well as the service, cleanliness. Everything about Sakana's is exceptional. Give any of their locations a try. I've been to all three.

Pros: quality, service, fish

Cons: none

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We went here with another couple and This has got to be the best time I've had at a restaurant ever. Sushi was great. THe Tippan was un heard of.. We got the Steak and Shrimp Tippan. "PERFECT", the service was unbelievable and we have found our new favorite restaurant.. If you're looking to have fun with friends and great food at a great price. Sakana is where it is at.. Enjoy

5
★★★★★

We went here with another couple and This has got to be the best time I've had at a restaurant ever. Sushi was great. THe Tippan was un heard of.. We got the Steak and Shrimp Tippan. "PERFECT", the service was unbelievable and we have found our new favorite restaurant.. If you're looking to have fun with friends and great food at a great price. Sakana is where it is at.. Enjoy

Pros: Great Service, Good Food, Fast

Cons: , None, None

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