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Yasu Sushi Bistro

4316 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032-7636 (Paradise Valley)
602-787-9181
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Ranked #636 of 2,572 Restaurants in Phoenix
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Good for: Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Paradise Valley
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Paradise Valley
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Anchorage, Alaska
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
2 reviews
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 via mobile

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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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012 via mobile

Started good. We ordered our Tapas and drinks, which were tasty. After that we were kinda forgot about. It took almost an hour to get a second drink and order our main course.

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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

This restaurant probably deserves to be rated better than "average" but it does not justify "very good" so I had to score a bit lower. In my opinion it is worth a "good" but not higher. The restaurant space is a bit small and the location is not at all central so I would say this is a good option... More

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