There's no dessert menu at Sens — and really, who needs dessert when you're knocking back fruity nigorizake or lychee-flavored shochu? Still, one night's special was just the right conclusion to dinner: half a papaya, filled with tapioca pudding and coconut milk. Juicy, ripe fruit mingled with sweet, tropical creaminess — simple but stunning.

Downtown tastemaker: Chef Johnny Chu serves up shareable small plates and all kinds of sake at Sens.
Jackie Mercandetti
Downtown tastemaker: Chef Johnny Chu serves up shareable small plates and all kinds of sake at Sens.

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Sens Asian Tapas & Sake Bar

705 N. First St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Central Phoenix

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Soup gyoza: $6
Ginger fish: $9
Sesame tofu: $4
Hot and sour shrimp: $10
602-340-9777, »web link
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sens Asian Tapas & Sake Bar, 701 North First Street

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Great write up!!

Its funny that someone from China calls the Xiǎol�āo or soup dumplings, gyoza dumplings. guess Id have to see them to understand what he means..

BTW, there are 2 Szechwan places at the CCC that both serve soup dumplings.. Szechwan Palace Chinese Restaurant and Lao Ching Hing.. both out of this world!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X...

David SB
David SB

Great review. The soup gyoza and sesame tofu are incredible. The papaya special sounds great, too. I'm sorry to have missed that item during my two visits to Sens so far. It seems that a light, fruit-based dessert of the day would be the way to go for Sens.

 
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