Top 10 Sushi Restaurants in Scottsdale

1. Sapporo

14344 North Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480.607.1114
http://sapporoscottsdale.com

Sapporo’s stunning exterior is highlighted with giant torches that light the Scottsdale sky, making it a landmark in itself to passersby on busy Scottsdale Road. The interior is equally breathtaking and includes an elegant elliptical bar where the passion-mango martini is a local favorite. Famous for its fresh, high-quality food and buzzing nightlife atmosphere, the trendy restaurant’s menu includes a variety of premium sushi and Teppanyaki along with contemporary Asian specialties. Additionally, Sapporo’s popular Happy Hour specials are available seven days a week from 3-7pm in the lounge and on the patio, highlighting the restaurant’s creative cocktail menu.

2. Sushi Roku

7277 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 970-2121
http://www.sushiroku.com/sushiroku

Sleek and sophisticated with smart casual dress code, Sushi Roku is located nearby the lobby of the luxurious W Hotel, and engages guests with its signature sexy and spectacular vibe, complemented with a Zen soulful tranquility evident in the comforts of the cozy Living Room to modern Asian cuisine. Sushi Roku presents decadent indulgences as part of one of the world’s most artistic and sensual cuisines. With excellent presentation, a high food quality and unique venue, Sushi Roku’s offerings await your immersion, savoring, exploration, socializing, canoodling and celebrating. Sushi Roku guests parking service is conveniently available for three hours at a time, providing ample time to enjoy your experience.

3. Kona Grill – City North

5310 E. High Street
Phoenix, AZ 85054
480-289-5707
http://www.konagrill.com/restaurants/phoenix-az.aspx

Offering fresh sushi, cocktails and full service dining, Kona Grill at City North is located in the North Scottsdale area just off the 101 east of Desert Ridge Marketplace. Guests and regulars both enjoy their unique front patio for happy hour and dining while larger groups have ample room to function on their spectacular back patio. Our friendly staff is ready to make your visit a memorable experience. Kona Grill is so popular in Scottsdale, they boast a second location at Fashion Square, further south in the Old Town Scottsdale area as well.

4. Roka Akor

7299 North Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
480-306-8800
http://www.rokaakor.com/#/locations/scottsdale

Roka Akor’s contemporary dining room provides a stunning backdrop for the Prime steak, grilled vegetables and freshest seafood flown in from around the world being prepared in open view of the diners at the surrounding counter and tables. The centrally located robata grill is the heart of the visual experience. Like its award-winning London counterpart, Roka Akor restaurant in Scottsdale brings the unparalleled combination of thoughtful design and contemporary Robatayaki Japanese cuisine. The restaurant’s name is derived from two words: RO and KA. RO meaning “hearth,” a place where people gather, socialize, taking in the ambiance; and KA standing for a “burning fire, projecting energy.” The updated name to Roka Akor is intended to convey that the North American locations have their own distinguishing attributes are a reflection of their London predecessor.

5. Ra Sushi – Kierland

7012 E. Greenway Pkwy., Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480.951.5888
http://www.rasushi.com/kierland

Whether it’s for happy hour with friends, make new ones or to delight visiting guests, trendy décor, lively music, a vibrant crowd, creative cocktails and excellent sushi await you. You’re in for a great time and you’ll know when you’re “in the RA” because there’s no other place like it this side of Tokyo. Order up some of their signature rolls or amazing Japanese fusion cuisine. Whatever you choose for your Ra experience, it’s all served by catch phrase-shirted staff with a large side of “Anything Can Happen.”

6. Stingray Sushi – Scottsdale Quarter

15027 North Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, 85254
480.427.2011
http://stingraysushi.com

Boasting the spirit of Latin influenced Japanese cuisine, Stingray Sushi offers an ideal mesh of contemporary style and energy. Their innovative cuisine is presented as an edible art form that combines common and exotic ingredients and explores new ideas and creatively, born from a soul of taste, sound and design. Stingray Sushi combines excellent Japanese fare and savory libations to deliver guests with a truly distinctive experience that they hope guests enjoy as much as they take pride in delivering it to them.

7. Blue Wasabi Sushi and Martini Bar

6137 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(480) 315-9800
http://bluewasabisushi.com

Blue Wasabi Sushi and Martini Bar combines their signature sushi and amazing cocktails, making it a premiere spot in the area for hip, contemporary dining. If you are looking for sushi in Scottsdale Arizona, is the area’s most unique sushi destination. The sushi menu includes both traditional and unique-named rolls that will delight guests, complimenting their extensive signature martini menu with over 20 selections. Guests can also enjoy premium sake, wines by the glass, and their signature “blue” wasabi, all of which help compliment a unique dining experience, where it’s not uncommon for the wait staff to introduce guests from different tables to each other.

8. Satori

10115 E. Bell Rd. #109
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480.419.6676
http://www.sushisatori.com

Whether you’re an avid sushi goer or want to try it for the first time, the staff at Satori are confident they can provide you with a sushi experience that you have yet to encounter. ‘Satori’ is a Japanese word which describes the experience of awakening or state of enlightenment with ‘Sushi’ referring to simply to Japanese cuisine utilizing rice prepared with sushi vinegar. They recommend guests to visit and refer to their website as a resource that they hope will enhance your fresh sushi dining experience.

9. Geisha A Go Go

7150 East 6th Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(480) 699-0055
http://www.geishaagogo.com

Come sing your heart out in the heart of the Old Town Scottsdale nightlife district at this trendy Scottsdale sushi restaurant with private karaoke rooms in a variety of sizes. Geisha A Go Go has a bounty of delightful happy hour specials as well including specialty drinks that compliment their Rock-N-Roll music and vibe. Both locals and out-of-towners enjoy this hip spot due to it’s great location, tasty fare and flowing cocktails that delight senses and sensibilities alike.

10. Yume Sushi Grill

16459 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite #119
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-247-8708
http://www.yumesushigrill.com

With their convenient family-friendly location in the Scottsdale Promenade, guests at Yume Sushi Grill can enjoy their high quality Sushi, Japanese and Korean selections available at affordable prices. At Yume Sushi Grill, the sushi chefs and bartenders work alongside each other in an innovative setting that provides an ideal environment in which to eat, drink and people watch in vibrant North Scottsdale.

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Eric Twohey

About Eric Twohey

A North Valley Resident, Eric Twohey loves to experience new places. He enjoys painting and is inspired by nature and traveling. He loves to experience new restaurants and Scottsdale area venues. Eric earned two degrees from CSU Sacramento, where he served on the University's student government board of directors.

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