Yasu Sushi Bistro

4316 E. Cactus Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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  • Mon., 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; Tue.-Thu., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat., 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • $$; $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
Sushi doesn't get any better than the sublime offerings at cozy Yasu Sushi Bistro, which reminds us of the hip eateries we'd find in Tokyo. Behind the counter, chef-owner Yasu Hashino works his magic with impeccably fresh fish, including interesting specials of the day like sanma (mackerel pike) and ankimo (monkfish liver pate). The menu also devotes a whole page to sumibiyaki, charcoal-grilled dishes that get their distinctively savory fragrance from an expensive kind of Japanese charcoal called binchotan. Don't miss the smoky-sweet grilled tsukune (homemade chicken meatballs), or creamy sea scallops wrapped in bacon.

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