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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Amazing food, nice ambiance, ok service

We had gotten carryout from this place a few times but never dined in. The dining room is very small so I would recommend reservations. We made reservations for four a few hours in advance in January 2016. We were seated immediately. We were greeted shortly thereafter by a pleasant enough young man... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Carrie S
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had gotten carryout from this place a few times but never dined in. The dining room is very small so I would recommend reservations. We made reservations for four a few hours in advance in January 2016. We were seated immediately. We were greeted shortly thereafter by a pleasant enough young man but not very service oriented. He called... More 

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Thank Carrie S
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Yasu is consistently awesome. Service, flavors, creativity, and presentation are all excellent. Before dining here you should understand this is not your run of the mill Ra or Sushi Brokers. The menu is always changing depending on what fresh fish / ingredients are available. All of the seafood is flown in fresh (never frozen) and is consumed within 6 days... More 

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Thank jaystizzle
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We've been here for lunch several times, food was tasty, somewhat small portions. But dinner is a total rip-off: expensive entree was an appetizer portion, any side dish is a la carte for all entrees. And whether for lunch or dinner, the kitchen is extremely slow---our appetizers were brought with our entrees after a half hour wait. ( Maybe this... More 

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Thank barbara s
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We had previous experience at this restaurant and were looking forward to getting reaquainted. Arriving right at 5:25 p. (they open at 5:30) we stood outside while they had some sort of meeting around the sushi bar. Finally at 5:40 they opened the doors with no apologies for being late. I found it strange that they would not at least... More 

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Thank rfortunemd
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

hand crafted rolls and more... great happy hour! I've been here a few times, I think the owner is there every day insuring top quality and service. Simply outstanding sushi and sides.. I like the veggies & teriyaki.. my husband is the sushi lover. This is his favorite sushi restaurant in Phoenix. You won't be disappointed!!

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Thank SKnBK
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We have come here for a few years. Tonight we were the first customers seated. It took 20 minutes for any drinks or apps to arrive. The size of the nigiri fish was like 3 postage stamps. It was warm,limp and disappointing. The service has been a problem for a while. It seems now that Yasu has made the "It... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Without a doubt, the best sushi restaurant at which I've ever eaten. I live in Manhattan and eat sushi probably once a week, sometimes from great places, mostly from decent places. I crave those business trips that take me to Phoenix, because I get to experience this gem hidden in a strip mall. From the amazing presentations of sushi, to... More 

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Thank Michael A
Nairobi, Kenya
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband and I came here yesterday for lunch and we both order the Trio Hand Roll from the extensive lunch menu. For $10 we each had three hand rolls, miso and a house salad. I just don't think you can do much better for the price; too bad the rolls themselves weren't that great and were a bit tasteless.... More 

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Thank AliciaPhxtoHK
Phoenix
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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Thank SolarGreenMan
Mandeville, Jamaica
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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, Asian, Sushi

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