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Diners' Choice: Japanese restaurants in Phoenix / Arizona

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Japanese cuisine in Phoenix / Arizona? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Shimogamo Japanese Restaurant - Chandler restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1001)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Chandler
About the restaurant
Shimogamo presents the best of Japanese dining experience to Chandler. We feature an engaging sushi bar, intimiate dining area and cocktail bar for both families and couples. Our menu is filled with dishes using premium quality ingredients, fined-tuned for those who are looking for unique and sophisticated fine Japanese dining. Our forté is not just sushi, but also the kitchen menu that focuses on delivering real Japanese flavors crafted by Chef Daisuke Itagaki with his extensive knowledge and skills of treating authentic ingredients. Over the past two decades, Shimogamo has been serving our guests with a passion to deliver true Japanese flavors.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Amazing. My friend and I opted to have the server bring out a selection of the restaurants most popular items for $160-$180/person range. It was amazingly delicious.
A photo of Shinbay Omakase Room by Tanaka Ken restaurant
4.8
4.8 (294)
$50 and over
Japanese
Old Town Scottsdale
About the restaurant
PLEASE NOTE: Our Omakase experience is centered around a curation of the freshest fish and seafood. As such, we are unable to accommodate shellfish allergies, gluten-free nor vegan/vegetarian diets.

SHINBAY is Arizona's first and only Omakase restaurant. This exotic, multi-course dining experience ignites all the senses and inspires guests to explore uncharted flavors. Dinner is $250 per person, not including beverages and tax. Please allow approximately two hours for the dining experience. Dress code is casual and comfortable. We offer two seatings each evening, at 5:45 pm and 8:00 pm. Due to limited seating capacity, we require a credit card number to guarantee reservations. Cancellation fees apply, see policy within credit card details. Increases in party size not guaranteed.

Top review
AllisonBvip
Dined 5 days ago
Wonderful experience! Japanese and omakase culinary art at its finest. The entire staff was very accommodating in all details. Courses were beautifully presented and explained. I highly recommend Shinbay for your elevated experience dinner.
A photo of Roka Akor - Scottsdale restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3634)
$50 and over
Japanese
Central Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Located in Scottsdale's Resort Corridor (just north of Old Town Scottsdale), Roka Akor is modern in approach, Japanese in spirit, and features a contemporary, chef-driven menu with dishes meant to be shared. Menu highlights include exquisite cuts of prime steak, rare Wagyu from various regions of Japan, grilled seafood, and sushi. Roka's signature robata grill creates an experience you won't find in any other steakhouse. Our cuisine is complemented by signature cocktails, wine, sake, and an extensive and award-winning list of fine whiskies.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Best meal we have had in a long time!! Wait staff was superb! Very knowledgeable of the menu and professional!
A photo of Nobu Scottsdale restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1881)
$50 and over
Japanese
Old Town Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Situated in the luxury wing at Scottsdale Fashion Square, Nobu Scottsdale brings with it all the culinary distinction and meticulously crafted classics that have garnered critical acclaim for over three decades. Relish perfectly prepared Black Cod, Yellowtail Jalapeno and New Style Sashimi beneath our 15-foot skylight.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Our server Kaitlyn was amazing, knowledgeable/nice
A photo of Shimogamo Japanese Restaurant - Gilbert restaurant
4.6
4.6 (75)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Gilbert
About the restaurant

Welcome to our vibrant Japanese restaurant, where authenticity meets skillful craftsmanship. Run by a passionate Japanese family, who have been in the business for over 20 years, spanning two generations, we specialize in sushi, yakitori, and robata, offering flavors that transport you to Japan with every bite. Our sushi is expertly prepared using the freshest ingredients, while our yakitori skewers and robata grill dishes capture the essence of traditional robata-style cooking. Pair your meal with our craft cocktails, thoughtfully curated to complement the flavors of our cuisine, enhancing your dining experience. Our lively bar scene provides the perfect ambiance to unwind and indulge in expertly crafted drinks, whether you're enjoying a classic cocktail or trying one of our innovative creations. Join us for a memorable dining experience where delicious food, skillful mixology, and warm hospitality come together to create an unforgettable journey through Japanese cuisine.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Everyone was so friendly and attentive and it was very clean. The food is absolutely delicious as well. I always go for the sashimi and they never disappoint!
A photo of PYRO restaurant
4.7
4.7 (450)
$50 and over
Japanese
Central Phoenix
About the restaurant
At Pyro, our obsession goes beyond the flame. With each spark from our wood burning hearth, we ignite the energy that flows through the doors and into your senses. Our diverse menu walks a fine line between Japanese Izakaya and American Bistro, and our chefs prepare dishes using open flame, live-fire cooking that allows the enhanced natural flavors of the ingredients to shine through. A refined yet inviting atmosphere is paralleled with a lush exterior patio, just as an elevated dining experience is matched with an intentionally energetic cocktail bar where the vibe flows through each pour and each beat of music. Flame-licked steaks and intoxicating energy will leave you yearning for a taste of more at Pyro.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Beautiful, sexy, moody vibe! Amazing food, service was impeccable. I highly recommend for a date night or special occasion. Worth the visit!
A photo of Bisutoro at The Biltmore restaurant
4.5
4.5 (257)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Biltmore
About the restaurant
Upscale-casual Japanese American eatery serving sushi, steaks, cold beer and cocktails in a stylish spacious atomosphere.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Creative choices & love the patio. The dragon shrimp roll was delicious
A photo of RA Sushi Bar Restaurant - North Scottsdale, AZ restaurant
4.3
4.3 (778)
$30 and under
Japanese
Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons
About the restaurant
Everyone has an adventurous side and RA Sushi is the place to explore and find yours. At RA, we're all about lively music, an energetic atmosphere, inventive cocktails and out-of-this-world sushi. Where else can you enjoy happy hour every day of the week? You know when you're in the RA because there's no other place like it. Order up the best sushi in town and prepare to be blown away by our signature rolls and amazing Japanese cuisine. Whether you're a sushi aficionado or just looking to explore new flavors, RA is your go-to destination. So bring your friends and grab a table or hit up our patio, either way, you're in for a great time.
Top review
HungLvip
Dined 5 days ago
Good food, fair price, excellent service. Frequent customers.
A photo of Kyoto Scottsdale restaurant
4.3
4.3 (323)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Old Town Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Kyoto Scottsdale is well known for its original recipes and flavors from Japan . Kyoto has a wide range of cuisine and a friendly atmosphere for a comfortable special dining experience. The main attractions at Kyoto restaurant are Bento lunches, personal chefs preparing your meals right before your eyes on the flaming Teppanyaki grills and master sushi chefs preparing specialty sushi rolls.


The chefs specialties include imported Japanese Hokkaido scallops, prime NY steak ,filet mignon, chicken teriyaki, shrimp tempura, and fresh market fish served with tasty appetizers, soup, salads and beverages. Signature rolls include the popular Point Break roll, Dynamite roll, Slice of heaven roll, and the Candy cane roll. Indulge in specialty cocktails and premium craft sake. Kyoto is situated on the Scottsdale Waterfront near the Fashion Square Mall.Please contact the restaurant directly for parties of 10 or more on Fridays and Saturdays. There is a 10.00 split plate for Teppanyaki

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 10, 2024
We had a great time. Food was good atmosphere was great. Highly recommend recommended for anybody wanting to have a fun dinner.
A photo of Benihana - Scottsdale, AZ restaurant
4.1
4.1 (4071)
$30 and under
Japanese
Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons
About the restaurant
Welcome to Benihana, a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Always Good Experience Annual Event celebrating Birthdays
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