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Esoji Japanese Restaurant

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220 West Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86305
(928) 445-4787
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We went for dinner tonight and our first surprise was an inexperienced Caucasian with an uncovered beard as our chef. We expected, for the price, an experienced, entertaining Japanese chef. I excused myself to use the restroom, and the soap dispenser was full of water, not soap. I let the owner know and nothing was ever done. (I went to... More 

1 Thank GottaJett
Issaquah, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

It was our wedding anniversary and having just moved to Prescott from Seattle we wanted to try a different restaurant. What a wonderful experience. The food was exceptional, prepared where we sat, at the grill. All fresh and beautifully presented. Esoji customer service certainly exceeded our expectations and to that end we will DEFINITELY go back.

Thank Trudy S
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

New location is wonderful! The Ninja jalapeño was spicy and danced on my tongue. Sushi if fresh and diverse. Service was terrific!

Thank Neil W
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

When we made reservations we assumed we would be at one of the hibachi tables, but they didn't have room so we were seated at a regular table. The food really was mediocre and the price was extremely high.

Thank Naturalhorsetalk
Prescott, Arizona
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

My girlfriend and I have been coming here since it was at its other location in downtown Prescott. When it was downtown we were always impressed with the freshness of the food and the service. Needless to say, the service has remained top notch while the food has gone severely downhill. We noticed a lack of freshness after they moved... More 

Thank Adin H
Prescott, Arizona
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128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

We went in for the first time to the new location, the place looked great and was very clean, the sushi bar was set up well and the staff was great. Tried some new things and some old will be back again soon.

Thank guyinprescott01
Prescott, Arizona
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Surprising find in Prescott. They moved locations and quadrupled the size. At first had some growing pains with service. Now they have it right! Fresh fish comes in on Thursday so plan accordingly. We usually sit at the sushi bar and have never been disappointed. Ask the chef what he suggests. We enjoy the sweet shrimp with fried heads and... More 

Thank GoesBoom
United States
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Long time fan of this place since their original location on Gurley (which I miss). Just wish they were still open for lunch so I could enjoy them more often.

Thank Snow W
Prescott, Arizona
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Went for the senior dinner menu during the week. The chef was talented and entertaining. The food was good but 2 people split 4 shrimp. Vegetables and rice. Did come with an appetizer to split. 2 senior drinks and the bill was still over $50. I hear the sushi/sashimi is very good.

Thank Chuckster43
Prescott, Arizona
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Our first time and really enjoyed the food. The tempan chef was entertaining and prepared a very good meal. Service was good although the bar was not open. Beer and wine was available at the table. Seems to be very clean but too bright and no ambiance. They recently relocated, so maybe they will bring in some decor to soften... More 

Thank Kenneth M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 West Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86305
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Prescott
  • Phone Number: (928) 445-4787

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