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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

If what this restaurant is peddling is called sushi then a Thanksgiving turkey is actually a trout. If you are new to sushi this is going to be a bad first experience. If you're a seasoned sushi eater you'll be hugely disappointed. Gross Mushy flavorless...rice. Sashimi with the skin still on it. If it were cheap that would be one thing but it's not it's as expensive other sushi places but low low quality.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed August 21, 2017

This was my first time experience with food here. Got delivery. WE opted for both Veg and Non Veg rolls. It was good. Food was fresh and tasty. Just do not attempt to taste wasabi on its own :)

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I'm a local, and go here once or twice a month. They've got a good selection and the raw fish quality is great. I'm always comfortable here, and there's the choice of eating in the bar, or at a table, or at the outdoor patio...when the weather (temperature) is suitable. They're one of the few sushi places that carries Natto, the fermented Japanese soybeans. I can't say enough good about Sushi 101 - it's not the cheapest but quality is equal to any in the east valley. The staff is always cheerful, and the happy hour pricing is a good deal. I recommend the salmon, tuna or yellowtail sashimi (or Nigiri), and for rolls, the Salmon roll is great for the price. Also, a couple of good vegetarian options are the sweet potato and asparagus/tempura rolls.More

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed March 26, 2017

it is a great place for a good sushi, there are a lot of variety of sushi and all are very very good!!!the service is fantastic! I definitely will come back.

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

It's a good place for college kids to get food. It's right off campus and fairly cheap during happy hour. The taste was kind of average. Nothing that blew me away. I did enjoy that there was a vegan menu! There were many, many different...options to choose from. I will say the service was great, she was very attentive.More

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

The bar area is great for large parties. A great atmosphere and good food. Will need to come back for a variety of sushi or combos.

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed May 8, 2016

My boys took me here for Mother's Day and first of all it was a little too dark and a little too cold. The sushi was good; we tried the baked salmon, shrimp tempura, moonwalk (with sweet potato), and standard California rolls. All were good....The miso soup was very good. I even had a sake bomber and I liked it. We were there for happy hour which included discounted prices on their rolls.More

Date of visit: May 2016
Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

If you live in the Tempe area you know that RA sushi is probably one of the best places to go for sushi. Although, I tried Sushi 101 last week for the first time and I was quite impressed. It's reasonably priced and the sushi...is very delicious. We had of course the Vegas Roll (best I have ever had), and some other random specialties. All were very good, I dont think you can go wrong here. Happy hour is a decent discount, it starts rather early at 9, and each roll is a couple of dollars off. All of the servers were pretty cute so it would be an overall good experience for most people. IF you like sushi.More

Date of visit: February 2016
Reviewed December 22, 2015

I was not expecting much based on the name of the restaurant. Our plans had fallen through for another cocktail lounge so we decided that a mid-day snack would be a great idea. This place was a wonderful surprise! The bartender makes a perfect classic...vodka martini but also specialty cocktails including a pomegranate martini. Our Japanese waitress was very informative, friendly, and attentive. Admittedly, I was a bit hesitant to order any of the sushi because the restaurant's name is quite misleading and I will admit, I am a sushi snob. So to be on the safe side, we ordered two maki rolls: The Palm Spring roll and the Monsoon. We ordered the tofu cakes which are a modified version of agedashi tofu. The fish was extremely fresh, the sushi rice was appropriately made and did not fall apart. The size of the sushi pieces was also appropriate. Everything was fantastic! I will definitely try other appetizers and some nigiri and/or sashimi next time. We were delighted and are looking forward to returning.More

Date of visit: December 2015
Reviewed July 8, 2015

The waiters are the nicest people ever! They are very attentive and the sushi here is by far the best sushi I have had. I have been back 10 times now

Date of visit: July 2015
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