PHOENIX, AZ — Sushi! When we think about Japanese cuisine, the first thing that springs to mind is sushi. There's something unique and humbling about witnessing the skilled sushi chef prepare sushi. If you're in the mood for sushi, try one of these Phoenix-area restaurants.
1) Moira Sushi Bar & Kitchen
215 E McKinley St, Phoenix 85004
Moira is open weekdays for lunch and dinner, but this izakaya-style (gastropub) restaurant is open until 2.am on Friday and Saturday nights. They serve small bites, nigiri sushi, and sashimi with extensive fish choices, from Hamachi, tobiko, smoked salmon, unagi, and many more.
2) Hana Japanese Eatery
5524 N 7th Ave, Phoenix 85013
Located in the middle of central Phoenix, Hana Japanese Eatery is the perfect place for a family. The Hashimoto family serves authentic Japanese cuisine prepared using the best techniques. They offer sushi made using a variety of fresh fish from light seabass to the luscious Bluefin tuna belly. Available only once in a while, get the mirugai or geoduck sashimi if you can.
3) Hiro Sushi
9393 N 90th St, Scottsdale 85258
Located in Scottsdale, Hiro Sushi serves an extensive menu of delicacies that change with the season for almost 20 years. This local favorite serves fresh fish such as bluefin tuna, bonito, yellowtail, and mackerel. With experience and precision, chef-owner Hirofumi Nakano put together delightful and beautiful plates of sushi.
4) Harumi Sushi
114 W Adams St, Phoenix 85003
Located on the corner of Adams and First Avenue, Harumi Sushi is well known among the downtown hustlers for using black rice instead of white rice. They serve grab-and-go sushi, made fresh in the morning for those who are busy. The restaurant also provides cozy places and many options for dining in, including the eponymous Harumi roll.
5) Buck &Rider
4225 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix 85018
Buck &Rider in Arcadia is not a traditional sushi restaurant, and they are an upscale-casual seafood restaurant that offers many options of rolled sushi. They serve fresh fish tuna roll, lobster tobanjan, crab macadamia roll, and many more. They also serve specialty beers and cocktails to enjoy your seafood with.
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