Pure Sushi
Pure Sushi

Pure Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.puresushibar.com/
  • Phone: 4803550999
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Ozzie Lopez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact Pure Sushi Bar and Dining for all your catering and party needs! We"ll even bring the sushi chef!
  • Private Party Facilities: Pure Sushi Bar and Dining offers a beautiful private dining room, with a fun VIP atmosphere!
  • Private Party Contact: Ellie Davis 4803550999

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hayden and Thompson Peak
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking is available within close proximity to Pure Sushi Bar and Dining.
A word from Pure Sushi
Pure Sushi Restaurant offers an exquisite dining experience with an incredible selection of sashimi, specialty rolls, as well as a wide variety of hot food items (for the non-sushi lovers)! Pure Sushi is a North Scottsdale top trend restaurant with an inviting ambiance and an excellent quality of fish, coming from all over the world on a daily basis! Pure Sushi will not only offer you our amazing menu, we also offer daily features created by our head sushi chef!
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Pure Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)fit for foodies (13)great for outdoor dining (11)great for lunch (10)special occasion (8)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (5)good for groups (4)romantic (3)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Very Good Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My daughters and I had a very good lunch experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious with excellent service
    opusacpe
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The tenderloin medium-rare May be the best I have had. The happy hour appetizers were delicious. My 5 year old boy loved the potstickers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Peabody2
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We have been to Pure Sushi several times. The sushi is always very fresh and of high quality. That was what we were expecting when we went there 2 nights ago. It was that and more! We sat at the sushi bar and the sushi chef that prepared our food was named EJ. He turned dinner-out into an adventure! He prepared dishes we had never seen before (scallop salad and others whose names I do not remember). We will definitely go back and find EJ again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    DebraVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Very good sushi but the Hamachi was a little over done
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pure pure
    artie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Always a pleasant experience; good food, good drinks and good friends dining with us
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi/happy hour
    luv4sushi
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great food, sushi/happy hour is the best, and always great service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    Foodie421
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The waitress Kellie was very nice and informative. The food was outstanding. I highly recommend the tuna and avocado poke appetizer and the Sea Bass entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Sushi
    EvinVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We go to dinner at Pure Sushi every chance we get on a Friday night. The sushi is refreshing and innovative (we love the Pure Sunshine & White Monster Rolls and the Hamachi Spoons). The staff is always friendly and efficient and Greg rocks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Artistic Presentation
    John
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The waitress was very helpful in suggesting low salt dishes and my sea bass selection was outstanding in size and quality
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We are Pure addicts!
    pureaddict
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We've gotten to where we eat at Pure at least twice monthly, and usually more often. We enjoy their fresh sushi and often head there after work on friday for a glass of wine and sushi.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi!
    DeeDee
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Always great - can't go wrong! Great sushi and great service. They make a great cocktails as well :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for birthday parties
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The large table at the front of the White Room is an excellent secluded space for my wife's birthday party. The food was fresh and varied. We tried just about all the appetizers and everyone found something they liked. The service was prompt and friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 168 reviews are from the Pure Sushi reviews archive.
  • Fabulous find!
    SophieVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We are a bit snobbish when it comes to eating Sushi, but Pure Sushi was impressive. The sushi was not only delicious and fresh, but also served artistically as an added treat. The restaurant has an energetic vibe. The night was great. We will return often!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Sushi
    Scottsdalefoodie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My husband & I have been coming here for a number of years but had not dined here in a while due to so many other choices. Pure is still our favorite sushi restaurant due to high quality sashimi and great roll selections! This day, in particular, the quality was the BEST and their sushi chef DJ was outstanding. He created a "masterpiece" and it was tough to destroy :) They also have fun martinis and great wine list.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun fusion
    Artygirl
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Good fusion style sushi and awesome, friendly service
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good sushi
    regulardiner
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food was quite good. We sampled numerous appetizers and dined on sashimi and sushi. Everything was nicely prepared and presented. The service was spotty
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Desert Sushi
    GWC241
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Multiple time customer, so yes I would "go again". Universally good sushi. Service last time was down a notch. Staff seems to have a lot of turnover. Everything fresh and beautifully prepared. Will continue to be a regular stop for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The ambience in this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The ambience in this place is lacking something - need to adjust the light level as it feels you're under spot lights - way too bright. Food is outstanding though and service was excellent. The separate dining room for groups looks really good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    SteveFVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    It was our first time there. Everything was just fantastic. We started with edamame and Korean style ribs. The ribs were crazy good. I didn't try the edamame but the other two diners ate it up so I assume it was good. The sushi started flowing and was worth every penny. Since it was our first time we ordered a lot so we could try different thing. That's a lie, we are just big eaters. My favorite was a Las Vegas roll. I would recommend this to everyone. Even if you don't eat sushi they have many other entrees to try from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi in the neighborhood
    2B45
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Great food and service, excellent Sake list. Decor is basic as is the ambience. Good for families with kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but loud and cramped
    maestrakaren
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The gold was delicious. We had chicken teriyaki and different types of sushi. It was all very good! The only problem is that the tables are less than a foot apart and it us super loud. No one, not even the wait staff can get around easily. It felt like we were on top of our neighbors.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi, maître d', not so much
    pfnetVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We've been going to Pure for several years, Great food and waitress staff. This past visit would have been perfect , except for the maître d' ( didn't catch his name). Quite an attitude, when asked about sitting in a particular area of the restaurant. Anyway, even with his unprofessional demeanor, still a decent evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Short of the mark
    LorenzoVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    After a few, very satisfying visits in the past, we were quite disappointed in our recent experience. First, after making a reservation (confirmed) for the evening of the Super Bowl only to find that they had closed at 2PM that day. (Their recorded telephone message said nothing about closing early.) When we finally did make it for dinner, I'd have to say it was a disappointment. While nothing was bad, nothing was outstanding either (as it had been in the past). Very plain is the best that I can say.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I miss it
    Slimdiner
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The food is so good and the service was fantastic. The sushi chefs have created the best menu in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great first time experience
    KimS
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Recommended by a friend and we were pleased to be able to get a reservation and enjoy a wonderful meal. Great energy and light, clean design added to the ambiance. If sushi is not your favorite food item (my husband's situation) , lots to choose from on the menu as an option. Will definitely be back when we travel to Scottsdale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Sushi Joint
    JewelVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    This is my favorite sushi place in the valley. I am glad it is near home. Love the Poke here. The sashimi is always fresh. I like maki wrapped in cucmber and they have a few really good choices here for those. Happy Hour is a steal and I like the Korean BBQ pork sliders a lot (which I hate to admit ordering these at a sushi restaurant with such great sushi). My only negative is service can be hit or miss, even within a meal. In this case, super attentive until dinner was served and then no water or drink service for quite a while. We would have stayed a while and ordered more beers and drinks after dinner, but we decided to leave since it would have taken a while.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sloppy
    out2oftenVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The quality of the fresh fish is always very good, but they have to get the level of service to the same quality. It took much longer than it should have to get even the first dishes out to the table, and they simply missed some of the basics. If you're serving a breast of chicken teriyaki either slice it in the kitchen or bring a knife and fork to the table when it's served. A set of chopsticks won't work very well, unless you just need to stab yourself in frustration. Similarly, when you bring a bowl of fried rice, or any other bowl of food to the table, it would help to bring a serving spoon so people can actually get the rice on their plates. When requested the server brought a teaspoon - sloppy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • second chance
    frogVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    we ate at pure six months ago and the experience was not good. .we decided to give them a second chance. not a good idea. the service was beyond bad. the waitress was terrible friends got their appetizer at least 15 minutes before we got ours. then the main meals showed 2 minutes later.while we ate our appetizer our main meals got luke worm but because we both ordered fish, we did not want it reheated and dryed out.the tables are now so close together that a women talking to someone at the next table keep hiting me with her purse.To many great places to eat in North Scottsdale,this is not one of them.
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  • Food
    Herb3VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The service was great and the server did a good job. Must say all four of us enjoyed all the sushi and will come back again. No doubt it has gotten back to the level it was when it first opened
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pure is great
    EMES
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Had a lot of really good sushi and sashimi. Priced as expected. Service was excellent. Enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always enjoy this restaurant
    Stephen
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    always enjoy this restaurant, good variety of sushi- sashimi a selection of entrees. food is good and nicely presented, good wine and cocktail selection, much more than many sushi restaurants which have only a few wines and no interesting cocktails. service always timely and attentive. music a bit loud for my taste, prefer something a little quieter and not so frenetic.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Yummy
    ScottsdaleDinerVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    All in all, a delicious dining experience. Service was excellent with the staff being very attentive. The food was flavorful and the fish was fresh. The one bad thing would be that the fire roll was not spicy. They are supposed to put diced jalapeno on top and it was practically non-existent. Changing to a slice of jalapeno with a drop of sriracha would fix the roll. Also, we accidentally caught the tail end of happy hour which has some great deals that are about 50% off regular price including many of the kids favorites. Didn't know in advance, but will definitely be back for that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    The food was great and the service was also great...I have been to the restaurant many times and have always enjoyed the experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi and salads
    dek116VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    I would highly recommend this place. May be shooting myself in the foot, may be harder to get into now!! The bar looks good too. Haven't tried a drink yet, but it had a great selection.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a 10 in our book!
    Nanny
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Although the food, service and ambiance is always good, sometimes there is an inordinate amount of notice making it difficult to talk normally.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sushi
    stephVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    best sushi around.......rolls are great. Food is consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, fully priced
    FoolPro001
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The quality, taste, presentation and selection of food is excellent and fully priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trendy Value
    grubuffVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    The ambience is very inviting. It has a trendy contemporary flair. The wait staff is similarly inclined. The food is good but definitely not for foodies. Given the price, I think it is a good value. I would definitely go back and also would recommend for a good sushi dinner without breaking the bank.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and Quality Dropping
    CasualFlyerVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Pure is a mainstay for us. But on this past visit The food prep seemed rush with not the same quality as before. Service was slow. Seemed to be under staffed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi in Phoenix metro area
    MakoSharkVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Moving here from NYC left me bereft for great fresh sushi. PURE not only equals what I've had in NYC but can often surpass it. Innovative rolls, fish arriving daily, and a great staff all come together to make this the ONLY place I eat sushi in Phoenix. This despite the fact that Pure is a 35 min drive for me each way. Worth every mile, I just have to offset the carbon elsewhere. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.