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Yasu Sushi Bistro

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Paradise Valley
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4316 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032-7636
602-787-9181
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Outdoor seating

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Service

This place has a hit and miss with the waiters. Brian and Deon and another young girl(who i unfortunately do not no her name) are the best! The others are ok but overall get the job done. The food on the other hand is phenomenal! I have never gone unsatisfied. I once got a closed clam and they gave... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
Chlo3D
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  • Outdoor seating
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This place has a hit and miss with the waiters. Brian and Deon and another young girl(who i unfortunately do not no her name) are the best! The others are ok but overall get the job done. The food on the other hand is phenomenal! I have never gone unsatisfied. I once got a closed clam and they gave me... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The sushi is always fresh and excellent; never a bad meal...the staff is always friendly including Yasu!!! Busy on Friday and Saturday nights...for the reviews complaining about the service being slow, this is not a "fast food restaurant". The best sake: Shirakabe; the Albacore Tuna creation is marvelous; the wait staff: Brian, Lexi, Dion are always excellent as well as... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is the best sushi I have had in AZ. Excellent, fresh, large selection, wonderful waiters, beer that is actually from Japan and NOT Canada! It gets packed early. Make a reservation.

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scottsdale, az
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Just came back from what WAS my favorite Sushi/Japanese restaurant in the valley. The service was god awful and the restaurant wasn't even close to capacity. Our waiter didn't have a clue as to what he was doing..............food was uneven at best..................Everyone can have an off night..........and maybe the chef was having such a night...............They seriously need to re-train their... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This place hardly needs another review but I feel compelled. Yasu is the owner and head chef. A true artist of delicious Japanese creations. This is our second time here and I can't wait to go back. My new favorite restaurant in Pheonix area but I'm partial to Sushi. We went this time on a Monday night. It was quiet... More 

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

In Phx for work and play, recommended to come here by our nearby hotel. My colleague and I were warmly greeted to a busy restaurant. The table by the door wasn't a problem. The Waiter needs to relax a little we were clear we hadn't been there before but he expected us to be experts in all things Japanese. That... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The restaurant is located in a strip mall. The menu is very creative, the sushi and sashimi tasted fresh. Service can be slow at times, but if you are not in a hurry, this is definitely a restaurant you will need to try.

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Upland, California, United States
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231 reviews 231 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Sit down and get handed at least five confusing menus. But the sauces are creative and different for every dish. Not afraid of a little spicy kick. Food is beautifully presented. Reasonably attentive service. Busy, and not too quiet. No idea why a TV is playing silently on the wall. Seemed out of place. Sushi, sashimi, and a wonderful whole... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We went here based on the reviews and left the restaurant scratching our heads in confusion. I was misled and want others to know before they blindly reserve a table like we did. Small restaurants usually mean cozy and intimate. This place was not at all at capacity, which was a sign we should have heeded at the beginning. We... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I had such high hopes for this place after all the glowing reviews and i must say I feel extremely misled. Sushi was grocery store quality for more than double the price , service was more than lacking, she seemed to push the most expensive items. The dessert was the only thing my husband and I liked but that is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4316 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032-7636
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Paradise Valley
  • Neighborhood: Paradise Valley
  • Phone Number: 602-787-9181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?