Blu Sushi

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Our Scottsdale sushi restaurant combines creativity with fresh flavors to offer you a truly unique dining experience. We also have a full bar with an endless variety of drinks available to complement your meal. Stop in for a delicious meal or make reservations for your next event. Find us at our convenient location in Desert Village Shopping Center.
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w
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Miso sashimi fried rice all Amazing and first time trying a dessert- decadent and light! Thank you 😊

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Do NOT book this restaurant on open table. This place does not honor the opentable reservations. We showed up and were rudely told that they do not take online reservations. When questioned why they were then listed on open table the waiter curtly responded “I’m not the owner.” He then proceeded to tell us that we should have called to make a reservation and that they could not accommodate us. Even though the restaurant was 50% empty. He didn’t even offer us a wait time. He was so rude and unapologetic. Didn’t try the food but do not recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We showed an hour prior to closing. Our waitress was a young lady who was super helpful, but our Hot Tea was cold and she ended up sweeping up the entire restaurant while we were trying to enjoy our sushi. I understand it’s late, but I’m better with panko opposed to actual skin flakes. Sushi was decent. Some child was jumping on and off of the booth next to us which was “unique.”

j
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Blu. Great, fresh well made food in a casual atmosphere. We come here regularly.

w
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious bento box, sushi and sashimi! Happy Holidays and thanks for another delicious meal and super experience!

TO
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding sushi. The owner Richard is amazing. His knowledge of the fish and his creative ways he creates the most tasty combinations. So looking forward to my next visit.

AJ
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect sushi! Christian made the evening so much fun.
Not your typical sushi restaurant waiter. Kudos to Christian. My new favorite sushi restaurant.

TO
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was outstanding. Service was good just slow but worth waiting for

BR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Really fresh food. I definitely recommend it to others. Owner is always present and takes pride in her restaurant

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was very fresh and the service was excellent. Food was a bit backed up due to multiple to go orders, but we will be returning!

AD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Service was verrrrrrrryyyyyyyy slow. Sushi and miso was decent. No ambiance to speak of. Maybe if we had sat at the bar service would have improved. Hot cooked dishes definitely seemed to come out faster than sushi did. With all the great sushi places in this area, we probably won't be back to Blu.

KH
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality of fish is the best we have had in Scottsdale. Great service (Katie and Jeannie) and very predictable high quality food. Our favorite place for sushi/sashimi . Experienced sushi chef (Ochi-saan) trained in Japan.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend this to anyone! They played 80’s music the whole time and it made dinner even better! Great Asian food for a decent price. If you’re looking for Asian food that will suit everyone, go here! Great sushi, great appetizers, great cocktails!

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

They had a party that took over the restaurant. Wish they had told me when I made the reservation. They couldn't handle us. We went somewhere else

CP
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this sushi restaurant! It’s our favorite and they r dog friendly!

CP
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great place for sushi. Really love the Japanese burrito! Aaaaasaamazing!!

RR
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and attentive service. We are huge fans of Blu Sushi. Can't wait to go back!

CP
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best sushi around! We love this place, the team at Blu sushi r great and the food is amazing. The Japanese burrito is the best. We eat here at least once a week
Cindy and Ernie

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When we walked up we were extremely worried that it was in a strip mall, especially since we all dressed up for a nice meal before going out. We all looked at each other hesitant about the quality of sushi we would get. Turns out all the previous ratings were right! The owner, waitress, and sushi chef are from Hawaii and know their sushi! It was impeccable! There wasn’t one thing we didn’t like and we are foodies and well vetted sushi eaters. They also had awesome personable service which also made all of the difference. This is a must go to place!

OT
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard and Staff the Best!

H
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very fresh sushi that is creative! Also very friendly service. Excellent sushi chef who likes giving complimentary goodies to returning guests.

AW
Phoenix
75 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Sushi is our favorite Sushi restaurant. Their Salmon & Tuna Sashimi are outstanding. Their garlic edemamies & shrimp tempura are wonderful. Richard has a number of personal recipes for Salmon, Tuna & Snapper that are to die for and his rolls are very creative. Blu Sushi is the best kept Sushi restaurant secret in Phoenix Metro.

O
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service is great, we love this place!
The only thing I would change is the lighting, its way too bright, please turn the lights down a little for dinner.

We will be back soon!

H
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The rolls here are amazing’ so nice and fresh! They are also creative. This is worth the effort to go there! The people there are friendly and helpful. My only beef and this could be my thing but I really like it when they clean up the tables ASAP after people leave. It looks neater and cleaner! I like that they DON’T swoop the dishes away as soon as you get your last mouthful

r
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The sushi was good but I felt over priced for what you got. The service was slow only because the waitstaff (one person) was also the bartender and could only do so much at once. She was friendly and did the best she could given the circumstances. Not sure that we would return.

H
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Richard the sushi chef was very friendly. We ordered 6 rolls for 2 people. The fish was very fresh. Recommend the cherry blossom roll and the Snow White roll. Liked the fact that there were different more creative options than in many other sushi restaurants. This place was not fancy but had a very friendly ambiance so would go back again. Richard gave us a small special dish of salmon in a pesto sauce that was also excellent- thank you!

OT
Phoenix
150 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, fresh sushi. This little gem consistently has wonderful, tasty, combination rolls and sashimi. Crab, shrimp, and eel are wonderful. Service is also awesome.

LK
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service, ambience & food, especially the sushi were all great!

GC
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The owners waited on us and they were awesome. The sushi is amazing . Would definitely go back👍

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decent food good servjc

BB
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very, very good sushi.

SB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most authentic Japanese restaurant outside Japan. You don’t have to just like sushi, the tempuras and teriyakis are absolutely amazing for some of us that don’t enjoy raw fish. Highly recommend

D
Phoenix
265 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We have been to this place 3 times in the last year, and each time it gets worse. Our recent visit took almost 2 hours and all we ordered was four sushi rolls. From the servers to the kitchen, they just don't have enough people working here. No dedicated bartender, no dedicated person to take carryout orders. Very slow getting all the food and drinks. Since most of food served here is uncooked, it should't take this long to get a sushi roll. It took a half an hour just to get our bottle of wine, then the server just dropped it off without opening it. I guess she thought that I brought my own corkscrew. The wine list is a joke too. Choice of 4 whites or 4 reds. The owners here are clueless. Our server didn't know how to redeem an Open Table Gift card. They have no business running a restaurant. Don't believe all the good reviews, it's just not true. I don't know how long they will stay open operating this way. We will never be back. Not just the worst sushi restaurant I've been to, but one of the worst places ever!

M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and good people. Tremendous rolls. We have been here a ton different times of the day the quality of the food is always good.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent sushi - might be the best we've had in the valley and we frequent them all. Very fresh and nice menu (a wide variety to choose from). Everything we ordered we loved... and that's never happened before. My husband and I were quite impressed. Try them out - you won't be disappointed.

t
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, delicious food with great service. One of the best places in Lincoln to dine. I wish more standard seafood/Japanese options were available for dinner.....but an AWESOME restaurant it is!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. We love Sushi and Blu Sushi was no disappointment. Very nice.

F
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a hidden gem! Amazing food...especially the role they smoke at the table. Friendly staff, clean. Would definitely come back.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went there for the first time this weekend, we've been looking for a go to sushi place here in Arizona. We recently move here for Oregon. This is definitely it! Sushi was amazing, service wonderful and the drinks delicious. Thank you and we hope to frequent you often enough that you consider us regulars.

BF
Detroit
67 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Although this restaurant has been open 2 years, I just found it, and I am glad I did. The sushi choices are great and explained in detail (a plus for me, since I am not a real sushi lover). The miso soup was perfect, the yakisoba noodle dish was excellent, and the fried rice with shrimp was good and plentiful. I can't wait to go back and try other dishes.