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“Best sushi in town and great meat and fish too” 4 of 5 stars
Review of AJ's Purveyor of Fine Foods

AJ's Purveyor of Fine Foods
2805 East Skyline Drive, Shops at Encantada, Tucson, AZ
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Ranked #36 of 1,681 Restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: American
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“Best sushi in town and great meat and fish too”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Unlike a lot of people, I find the prices at AJ's too high for normal grocery shopping. But I definitely go there for fish and meat, which is the best in town. And there are great specialty items. But the only real bargain is the sushi, which is terrific, particularly during happy hour. The service can be surly (their original really great sushi chefs have both left, and IMHO, the remaining chefs are amateurs by comparison) but hey, it's not a fancy restaurant. It's a sushi bar in a grocery store, and the sushi is terrific.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Good selections”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

It's an upscale grocery store, they do carry more stuff than regular stores, but very expensive. The sushi bar was good, but I think they were better before...

Visited July 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Tucson's Best Gourmet Groceries”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Fresh everything, best quality fantastic selection. Very attentive staff and excellent place to make your own salad or buy from the bakery, deli or sushi bar. Pricey but top quality.

Visited June 2013
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“Very good selection - but not inexpensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

A J's is a great place for carry-out of a range of selections: cooked fish, side-dishes, salads, beer, wine, and dairy items. The quality is high - and the service is good. However, costs are on the high-end. Carry-out from A J's is more about convenience than about saving (compared to the option of a dine-in restaurant).

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good Take-out Foods and Gourmet Grocery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Good bakery with a few gluten-free selections, an OK salad bar which gets a little tired looking by late PM, nice selection of take-out food for lunch and/or dinner, excellent wine selections, gifts, cards and flowers available and surprised to see (yummy) Tate's Cookies for sale (Tate's originally started as a small bakery in the Hamptons)....the best chocolate chip cookies ever!!

Visited May 2013
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