House Modern Sushi

A menu of 30 inventive specialty rolls is the name of the game at this better-than-average sushi joint next to an AMC Theatres in Mesa. The Crunch Scallop ($9.50) features a house scallop mix inside a roll topped with deep-fried popcorn scallop, while the spicy Bonsai ($10.50) includes spicy tuna, Cajun albacore, avocado, scallion, and a garlic ponzu sauce. For more traditional palates, there are sushi, sashimi, and maki using tuna, mackerel, salmon, and several other raw fishes. Soups, stir-fries, katsu entrees, and numerous appetizers round out the nearly overwhelming menu in this tastefully decorated and casual strip-mall storefront. A welcome addition to Mesa's Japanese-cuisine scene.