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Sens Asian Tapas & Sake Bar - Closed

705 N. First St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 | Central Phoenix | 602-340-9777

Location Description:

Leave it to chef Johnny Chu to open downtown's first sake bar. Like Fate, his former eatery, Sens has an urban-globetrotter aesthetic, although it's more homey, with shareable small plates like dumplings and hotpots and nibbles meant to be dunked in dipping sauces. From juicy soup gyoza to smoky, tender fish grilled in a banana leaf, the food is simple but high-impact.


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  • Cuisine(s): Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-12am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Late Night, Snack Food
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: casual
  • Features: Kid Friendly, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible

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