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Sakana Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South Scottsdale
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6989 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250-7972
+1 480-609-3850
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I went there based on much recommendations from people around us. We ordered 2 tonkutsu ramen and 1 white fish entree. We felt that the menu is a fused Japanese food with habanero sauce. Strange. Our salad was not fresh and asked for replacement. Ramen was just so so only. Recommended if you are not very particular... More 

Thank Cs C
Scottsdale, Arizona
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The sushi is fresh and plentiful. The staff is efficient and friendly. They have nice offerings of drinks and food for happy hour at very reasonable prices.

Thank JKrm63
Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped in after a conference in the area, based on a local colleagues recommendation. This place is spot on! I sampled a plate of nigiri after a sunomono salad. As you can see from the picture, the cuts of nigiri were fantastic. Great service and a friendly atmosphere made it a great dinner.

Thank mjgabriel
Atlanta, Georgia
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is the.Best sushi in town. The portions are humongous. I never seem sashimi cut this thick. The spider roll was amazing. I think I have.to come back before I leave town just to.try other speciality sushi.

Thank WillKu2014
Hollywood, Florida
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231 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

While vacationing in Scottsdale we were looking for a good sushi restaurant. We went to Sakana and had a great meal. We were seated at the last table and our waitress, Suzie, was awesome. She has a great personality. We started off with a spring roll and salads. The salads were huge. The various rolls we ordered were very good... More 

Thank CR1325
Arequipa, Peru
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Sakana is our local favorite whenever we come to Phoenix/ Scottsdale. The location is somewhat a hole in wall and can be easily missed. After trying out several sushi restaurants in Tucson and Phoenix, we like this Sakana on Hayden the best. The ambiance is soothing, the space is kept clean, although the parking space can be limited. What we... More 

Thank Arya W
Phoenix, Arizona
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

When I last visited this restaurant, I had a terrible experience with the waitstaff. I was asked to go to dinner here again and my experience this time compels me to write an updated review. In short, everything was FANTASTIC. The service was great (not too fast or slow), we were helped by friendly people and the food was excellent.... More 

Thank Jenuinearticle
St. James, New York, United States
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201 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We enjoy eating here every time we visit Scottsdale. The sushi is fresh, the rolls are very good and it is more like a restaurant than a bar like Sushi Brokers. You can actually talk to someone there. Monday through Friday there's a good happy hour as well.

Thank HarlanJF
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71 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Ordered spicy tuna, spicy yellow tail and baked scallop rolls. They were all a large portion cut roll but just no taste. The quality of the fish is mediocre. Saw nothing of quality fish in the case. Fine place to go if you are hungry and just want to fill the belly. Service was fine.

Thank Marilyn C
Regina, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

The chicken matsuri is fantastic! We've been probably a half dozen times now and Sakana never disappoints. Hope to make it back again before we go!

Thank sunflower_girl00

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6989 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250-7972
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > South Scottsdale
  • Neighbourhood: South Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-609-3850

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?