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“Ah-So... Ah-NO.”

Ah-So Sushi & Steak
Ranked #772 of 3,258 Restaurants in Phoenix
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

My wife and I ate dinner here during a business trip. The restaurant looked promising - clean, with a nicely-designed layout that included grill-side group seat, booths, table and seats at the sushi bar.

We both opted to have sushi rolls - including shrimp tempura rolls, lobster roll and one of their specialty house rolls that included salmon (can't remember the name). They came with the traditional fare of miso soup, which was OK.

The sushi itself was just plain disappointing. The quality was also just OK (like the soup) but there were enough "sauces" drenched across the top to rival a heavily-loaded chili dog. We weren't sure if this was to enhance the flavor, or simply cover it up. Either way, it came off as more of a mushy mess than finely-crafted sushi. Seemed more reminiscent of sushi you'd buy at a grocery store that had been sitting around for a few hours.

Given their higher price points compared to some other places in the area (and the consistently good quality of those places), we expected more. Just an overall disappointing experience...

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Thank chrisb_in_MI
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We ate here with a small group of friends. The service was good, the food bland, and the cost exorbitant. I had a vegetable meal from the Teppan Menu and the vegetables were over-cooked and the portion miniscule. The rice was greasy and barely seasoned. The soup was much too salty and the salad dressing devoid of flavor. I ordered one large selection of sushi and it was mostly rice with a smattering of fish and other ingredients. The prices were high and the overall value poor. This is relatively close to our home in Anthem and we have eaten here before but this meal was the worst. There is much better sushi in Phoenix and far better Teppanyaki, as well. I cannot recommend this restaurant.

Thank Leon G
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Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Solid sushi spot, but we really came to sit and watch the food being prepared in from if us.

Disappointed with the limited seating to watch the food prep, so we ended up at a table in a dark area of resteraunt.

Service was impersonal, almost curt. Add the dark atmosphere, it's just not the best experience.

Food alone a resteraunt does not make.

Sit at the prep tables, or skip Ah-so.

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Thank D2theWest
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is out go-to sushi place. The chefs are accomodating by cutting our rolls very thin. The wait staff are attentive, bringing drink refills quickly. And the ambience is perfect. Oh my, now I want to run out to Ah So--makes my mouth water just writing about it.

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Thank MountainRat13
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

A group from our office had lunch here and enjoyed the hibachi chefs as they prepared our lunch. We also tried several sushi items. Service was excellent and the food was very good. It was a lot of fun for a big group to really enjoy lunch together.

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Thank Sheila W
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