By New Times
By Robrt L. Pela
By Lauren Saria and Heather Hoch
By Deborah Sussman
By Robrt L. Pela and Amy Silverman
By Kathleen Vanesian
By Eric Schaefer
By Heather Hoch
I've never seen Hapa's optional ending course served in a sushi restaurant, either, but I must admit that Fukuda's cheese selection makes an intriguing finale. Slender slices of Italian Pecorino Romano paired with ruby-red quince paste is a salty-aromatic combination. And here is where we enjoy the Kurosawa Daiginjo sake promised with our oysters. The drink, even spoiled by our initial treat of "mystery" sake, is wonderfully smooth -- and the perfect wrap-up to a marvelous feast.
6204 N. Scottsdale Road
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-5423
Region: Paradise Valley
Hours: Dinner, Monday through Saturday, 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Menu sushi, per dish $10
per half-glass $3.50-$6
sushi tasting $50
Prix-fixe 10-course chef's menu
(wine and sushi) $82
Note: specialty (non-menu) sushi and wines, or extra courses (as reviewed) available at additional cost.
While I can't turn back the clock and celebrate my youth as I should have, I can-- and will make up for lost time with Hapa Sushi Lounge.