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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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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 18
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food and drink, waiter needs to relax.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2014
JohnClanRoberts
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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Phoenix
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This being my first time here I was very interested in the offerings - I was not disappointed. They have several menus with almost anything you can thing of - from sashimi to the big round noodle soups. I have the sashimi sampler with the tempura big noodle soup - both were excellent. Next time I will get the tempura... More 

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Mandeville, Jamaica
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I just absolutely love this place!! - it's in a sort of strip mall so you start out thinking hmmm maybe this won't be so good then you are just wowed away by the food the cozy feel and the sort of family ambiance amongst the staff, they were all very wonderful. The food was just such a refreshing surprise... More 

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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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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251 reviews 251 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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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: Japanese, Sushi

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