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MOTOMOTO Sushi & Izakaya

4.3
4.3
20 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
We have officially soft-opened in the historic Hilton Garden Inn on the corner of Monroe & Central! Come check us out! MOTOMOTO is a fun, creative Japanese izakaya-style restaurant & full-bar with a colorful modern vibe featuring Japanese tapas like sushi, grilled skewers & an emphasis on sharing with friends.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Creative Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 868-7981

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Phoenix

  • Cross street

    Monroe St & Central Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Say good-bye to your work-week blues 🍻

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    It's happy hour at our place! Come on in and grab a drink. We've got $3 draft beer, $4 wine by the glass, and $5 cocktails every Monday through Friday from 4pm to 6pm.
  • $2 margaritas, all day, only on Mondays 🍹

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    We love Mondays. Come and get yourself a Tokai Margarita for $2 - We do this every Monday, all day! Tokai Margarita -- Tequila, hot agave, yuzu kosho, lime & a blistered shishito pepper for some added spice, +1 for a lava salt rim

What 20 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Good for Groups

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Late Night Find

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Japanese

  • Phoenix

    Good for Groups

  • Phoenix

    Late Night Find

  • Phoenix

    Great for Lunch

  • Phoenix

    Scenic View

  • Phoenix

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was excellent but the food whatever. Liked the place and nice ambient
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. The food, service, and happy hour is what keeps us coming back.
  3. A

    Alana

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibes, unique and delicious sushi
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All waitstaff were friendly and helpful in selecting our small plate sharing meals. Food was prepared freshly and delicious. Local craft beers were fun to support local breweries. We’ll come back again later on this trip.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was beautiful and had a wonderful ambiance, food was fantastic and service was great. They provided a unique and delicious creme brûlée as a special treat for my dates birthday.
  6. AS

    AnnieS

    South Dakota

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so great and the service was wonderful will definitely be back for the pork belly bao!!
  7. D

    Dinky

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Happy Hour food and drinks that I’ve ever had! Parking Garage nearby. Fun atmosphere and great service. The regular menu was amazing, too.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We waited 20 minutes for drinks and only received 2 out of the 3 food items we ordered then was told after finishing our food that our sushi won’t be coming because the sushi chef is behind an hour (despite not being a busy night). We overhead the server comping the table next to us despite us waiting far longer than them. The food we did have was very enjoyable but the experience was disappointing.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    The food tasted fine The goji fizz was good.… the service was terrible, there were two of us, we ordered omakase for the table and they oly brought us one order. it took 40 minutes for our drinks and over an hour for our raw sushi. The restaurant was not busy. I Won’t return.
  10. M

    Maddie

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambience and service were perfect. The food was delicious, but not the best I’ve had. Either way, it was a great experience.
  11. AS

    AshleyS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The dining was good. Get the spicy ramen vegan and the tropical mock tail was good but has a lot of sugar. The waiter kinda left at the end since we were closer to closing so had track down to get our check.
  12. O

    Oqzn

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Phoenix haas yet to see the restaurants of this type; I welcome Motomoto, which is a good start. The dishes that we had were good, my biggest criticism being their small menu. Only four types of yakitori? No tempura? No Donburi? On the upside, the kaarage was quite good and the pork belly skewers were delicious. Sorry we maxed out the menu on our first time there!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Food was horrible and this place is just a mess
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Super nice staff. Appetizers were good. Main meals were eh. Nothing to really rave about. We noticed it took forever to get our appetizers so we had to flag down our waitress to order food too. Service was just slow for a Friday night when not many people were there.
  15. CN

    ClaudiaN

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Unfortunately I think they need to remove the word sushi from their name. This is not a sushi restaurant by any stretch of the imagination. The rolls were beyond sad. In addition, not too many options. They had maybe 6 rolls, all cooked for the most part, and one they were out of. The drinks were good. The service from our server was great, but the bartender was super slow. Short staffed I believe was what we were told, but this is not a large restaurant and it wasn’t full, so I’m not sure what to think.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The food was just ok, we had the Chicken Karaage, Osaka elote, pork katsu curry and the unagi roll. Maybe we’re just pickier than most but we didn’t finish our meal. We had a couple of drinks that were tasty though, I would go back for that
  17. CN

    CruzN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where do I start? Food and service outstanding! Drinks were fire!!! Hands down great experience!
  18. A

    Andy

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our server was awesome! The only downside was everything was beyond slow. It seemed like they only had one server, one bartender, and one cook. Apart from that, everything else was great. Perfect after work happy hour spot!
  19. c

    crlyrdhd

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Tasty addition the neighborhood! Really enjoyed the robatayaki! Ally was a great server! Looking forward to going back and trying some more dishes!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambience did not disappoint. Cocktails were amazing as well. We ordered the Osaka elote, chicken karaage for starters and then had the spicy vegan ramen. The ramen was to die for. We finished the meal with their honey milk bread which was delicious as well. Cannot wait to return for more ramen and for some matcha tiramisu

FAQs

MOTOMOTO Sushi & Izakaya offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 868-7981.

MOTOMOTO Sushi & Izakaya is rated 4.3 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for MOTOMOTO Sushi & Izakaya

15 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2563

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Monroe St & Central Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Phoenix

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Creative Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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