Kaizen PHX | Downtown Phoenix | Sushi, Japanese, Fusion | Restaurant
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Kaizen PHX

Kaizen PHX serves Instagram-worthy sushi and sashimi from inside the modern red-brick Lawrence Building in the warehouse district of downtown Phoenix. The restaurant, complete with concrete floors, modern art, and windowed garage doors that open to a patio, is adjacent to Galvanize, a coworking space for tech entrepreneurs. But don’t let the seemingly corporate atmosphere sway you — Kaizen is far from an afterthought inside a business complex. The dishes and flavors are bright and beautiful, from Tuna Poke Cones stuffed with big eye tuna and avocado and rimmed with black and white sesame seeds to Hotate Aguachile with thinly sliced scallops topped with serrano peppers in a spicy, limey, emerald green emulsion. Kaizen pulls inspiration from Japan and Latin America to concoct its versatile creations. Snag a few for half price during happy hour, Tuesday through Saturday, 4-6 p.m.