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Sakana Restaurant

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Ahwatukee Foothills
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5061 E Elliot Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044
(480) 598-0506
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointing

My friend had recommended this restaurant for sushi. I found it disappointing, it was ok just average I wouldn't necessarily return. The service was good no complaints there i just do not like huge fat rolls that are drenched in sauce - my idea of Japanese is small, delicate, subtle - clean taste... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
marciacharlebois
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Mandeville, Jamaica
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Mandeville, Jamaica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My friend had recommended this restaurant for sushi. I found it disappointing, it was ok just average I wouldn't necessarily return. The service was good no complaints there i just do not like huge fat rolls that are drenched in sauce - my idea of Japanese is small, delicate, subtle - clean taste. not lots of mayonnaise type sauces etc... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A combination sushi bar and steam tables, Sakana's has creative and somewhat rare offerings (I had yellowtail collar). A full bar, very competitive prices and convenient parking in a strip mall make this my top sushi choice in Phoenix.

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New York City, New York
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150 reviews 150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Sakana chain has received many great reviews on Yelp - across all Phoenix locations. Since I wanted something inexpensive and filling, I decided to check the restaurant out. This restaurant is definitely a go-to place for both locals and visitors alike. The hostess seated me after five minutes since there were plenty of people there (always a good sign... More 

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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We frequent often since there is no other real options in Ahwatukee . Had the udon soup with tempura $9 awesome value and good soup base. YELLOW tail sashimi was good . Fair quality . Spider roll was good as well. Not the best sushi but no other options near by. No fine dinning here . Decor needs updating for... More 

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Everything is always fresh. They go through a ton of sushi no matter what day of the week it is. Always feels like a special treat for me when I go. The arrangements are delicious. I like to sit at the sushi bar just to see all the food come out. Today I had their Sakana lunch. Assortment of sushi.... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Been there many times. Great, fresh Japanese food. Lunch specials are great, as is fried fish plate.

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Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Recently my husband and I went to Sakana for lunch. It was not very busy yet our waiter took forever to wait on us. My husband's meal came out first and then 15 minutes later, I had to ask where my meal was. The waiter kind of snapped at me, "It's coming." I know with such little staff, it was... More 

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Bellingham, WA
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156 reviews 156 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I am not a big sushi person, so the menu was somewhat limited for me. There is tempura and teriyaki on the menu, but their specialty is sushi. I had the Sakana Delight for lunch and it was very good. Others with me had the tempura, pot stickers and a sushi luncheon special. We all enjoyed our meals. There are... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stumbled upon this sushi restaurant years ago when we had an appointment nearby and, we liked it so much that we started going back regularly. For several years, we showed up every Tuesday night, when we were seated at "our table" and brought "the usual", including their yummy Salmon Dynamite, Unagi nigiri from which the eel hung off both... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fresh sushi, large sashimi and Nigiri pieces. Great value and interesting specials. New menu which expands their menu pretty significantly. Sat at sushi bar during last visit. Nice enough, but definitely treat their regulars in a different way than their regular customers (not unexpected, but at times a little uncomfortable). The sushi place to go to in Ahwatukee

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5061 E Elliot Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Ahwatukee Foothills
  • Neighborhood: Ahwatukee Foothills
  • Phone Number: (480) 598-0506

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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