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OBON + Sushi + Bar + Ramen - Tucson

4.1
4.1
401 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
Nestled in the cross section of Downtown Tucson and Historic 4th Avenue, OBON Tucson is located in the heart of Tucson’s entertainment district on Congress Street. With a polished casual approach, OBON is the spot for an unconventional and memorable dining experience. The menu features an array of starters, steamed buns, ramen and sushi, as well as an expansive list of inventive and thoughtful cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (520) 485-3590

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nick Creamer

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Tucson

  • Cross street

    Congress & 4th Ave

  • Parking details

    Plaza Centro Parking Garage is 50 yards from OBONs front door, just across Congress.

  • Public transit

    Plaza Centro Metro Stop

  • Additional

    Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access

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What 401 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. SD

    SkyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there, and will be back for sure. Hostesses were awesome and squeezed us in before our reservation. Danni took care of us and had some great recommendations. Tried the pork belly app, obon ramen and two sushi rolls. The app was really good! One of sushi rolls was just kinda there, but the other was great. We split the ramen, and it was a nice beginner spicy level. Overall I'd recommend Obon! Only downside is the downtown parking, but worth the walk!
  2. p

    persephoneskitchen

    Tucson

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food was over cooked, bland, and took forever. They forgot to make our sushi, and the pieces were not uniform and too big to stick in your mouth. We had to ask for ginger/wasabi/soy sauce dish. The waitress barely checked in and they delivered our food to the wrong table. They were out of tea and overall were just rude.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Very small portions for price.
  4. G

    Geoff

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I'll start off by saying I've always been impressed with the professional service at Obon, especially by the bartenders, waitstaff, and Executive Chef who spoke to me about my experience and meal. I've tried several items on their menu, but mostly nigiri sushi, rolls, salads, and ramen. I liked their ramen, their salads, and the selection of sake and excellent cocktails. I think their sushi is good, not great, and very expensive. In fact, Obon is quite expensive. I spent over $50 for salad, sushi, and one drink and was still hungry. I am not a big eater, either. It is hard to criticize a restaurant for their prices when their location is clearly expensive - a prime location downtown - their staff seems well-trained, and the restaurant is beautiful and clean, but the fact the sushi is 'just alright' and 'a bit skimpy on the fish' are acceptable reasons to be critical in my mind. I would recommend you visit during the week, as the weekend is crazy-busy. It is trendy, and the bar tender has skills, but stick with the appetizers, and plan to spend $50-75 per person.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    The servers were working as hard as they could and were very pleasant. It seemed that the owners of this restaurant are not interested in building a regular clientele. They seem to be focused on packing the restaurant, not having enough waitstaff to handle the crowd and then expecting the waitstaff to handle it all. We were seated for our reservation right away and then waited for at least 15 minutes before a server came by. Once our food was ordered, we waited almost an hour for the food to arrive. We sat at the sushi bar and although there were 3 sushi chefs, only one seemed experienced. The other two were working hard but it was clear they had to keep asking the chef who seemed experienced about orders and prep. Food was prepped and then sat for long periods of time on a counter before being taken to tables. The atmosphere was chaotic at best. Servers were trying but it didn’t seem there was anyone “ in charge” who was overseeing the operation and helping guide the serving process. All in all, it was a busy Saturday night with the Jazz Festival in town and ownership hadn’t prepared by having enough waitstaff and chefs to handle the crowd they allowed. Several people walked out. In speaking to some of the waitstaff it was clear they feel that ownership is taking advantage of them and not hiring enough staffing. It’s too bad because it’s a great location and the food was pretty good but we would never consider a return visit given how long we waited and the high prices for food. Obon charges top shelf prices for okay food and an overpacked chaotic atmosphere.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and beverages.
  7. MA

    MannyArmenta

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food at obon is great, been there a few times. Cannot go wrong with there obon ramen!
  8. m

    mcmf

    Tucson

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was good, the bartender was excellent made us our specialty drink
  9. CA

    CATG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    My group made reservations for a birthday dinner. We arrived on time but our reserved table was not ready. The outdoors tables were comfortable with the heaters on nearby, it was a cold and rainy evening. It didn’t take long for someone to take our order but it did take over an hour for our party to receive our food. It took nearly 90 minutes for the birthday girl to receive her food, thankfully they didn’t charge her for her bowl of Ramen. Everyone enjoyed their meal except for me; the soup in my ramen was close to room temperature but the noodles were hot. Everyone had steam coming from their bowls except for me. We are positive the restaurant was extremely short staffed but continued to take in as many guests as they could as we saw a long line of people to be seated and there were many tables that were sitting dirty and not cleared off long after people had left. We wished they would have told us in advanced that they did not have the staff to help our party of 6.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun & Tastey
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very good veggie ramen, very fresh poke. A little pricey, great location. Noisy, not good for a romantic date.
  12. DD

    DonovanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! A wonderful element of our Downtown Entertainment District.
  13. ED

    EricD

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was very good although the steamed dumplings came to our table on the cool side - on cool plates. Our waitress was not initially attentive and we had to hail another waiter to reheat our dumplings which they did without a problem by providing us with a new order. Besides that all the food was very good and we will return and recommend others to do so.
  14. PT

    PaulaT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    It was our first time to Obon and will be our last. Arrived after dark and had trouble finding it due to very busy location and no lighted sign to see from the road. Had to wait for our reserved table. Very short staffed with unfriendly servers. Got two of our three orders wrong and one item never served even after two servers said they would check on it. Table next to us, seated after we placed our order, was served long before us. Had to wave down the server to get a second, over priced cocktail while we waited and waited. Only the Ramen was good. The Poke bowls had good fish but had no flavorful sauce. The $18 martini was served in the tiniest antique champagne glass ever seen.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Overall good quality was very good, service was a little slow. The Korean Chicken sandwich was awful. Too much sauce and chicken was soggy
  16. M

    Mindy

    Tucson

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our server was very helpful, as we had never dined there before. It was a very busy Friday night, so reservations are a must. The sushi was excellent and our second course of a different sushi was equally as good. Since we were attending the theater we asked that the order be delivered reasonably quickly. This was done and much appreciated.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for any reason! Sushi is on the pricier side but we’ll worth it. Service has been great each time. Would highly recommend!
  18. BM

    BenM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience1
    Hostess was condescending and acted like an elitist. It's Tucson. Experience after the hostess was good.
  19. JG

    JohnG

    Tucson

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cut sushi is so good here! Daniel our server was excellent!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We went from my friends birthday. The service was horrible. I don’t know if the waitress was having a bad night, but she made us feel that it was an inconvenience for us to be dining there. Anything we asked for like lemons, for example “ well I have to get them from a bar so it’s gonna take a while.” we moved the heater because we are burning up and she said “I cannot do service like this.” Instead of politely, saying that she need more space to service us. There was 20% gratuity added because we were a party of 7 and she definitely did not deserve 20%.
  21. RC

    RuthC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in town, highly recommend. Definitely get the Yuzu Yellowtail.
  22. M

    Mike

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience1
    Great food, atmosphere could have been better. Food was delivered quickly. We will return.
  23. SD

    SDubs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was wonderful. We had a great time and will definitely be back.
  24. CS

    CherS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi, and delicious chicken curry! Plenty of options for non-sushi lovers. Overall great place for sure
  25. SM

    StaceyM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was wonderful. It was cold outside but server was helpful with the heater. Food is pricey for what you get but good..
  26. WC

    WtChan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a good sized business group for sushi and drinks. All the food was fresh and cocktails superb. Will definitely go again for other dinners and dates.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    3 appetizers (2 of the same) were brought 15-20 mins apart. Sushi took over an hour to arrive, after 20 minutes of our sushi arriving, main entree never arrived, decided to cancel. Over 10 minutes for drinks. Server somewhat acknowledged the delays but never any management to come make things right. Spent over 2 hours for a dinner that we should have been in and out for.
  28. S

    Steeleaux

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    The food was outstanding, however the waitress was awful
  29. FT

    FoodieinTus

    Tucson

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    This is simply not authentic sushi in a less than pleasant environment. Perhaps appropriate for the college crowd- I may have found it acceptable during my college days.
  30. ER

    EREH

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Unfortunately, Obon is not what it used to be. The menu is much more commercial and limited, and just not as good. They forgot one of the items we ordered, and so we waited for 25 mins on Tuna. I will give them credit on not seating people/open tables because they have limited staff to appropriately service. Obon used to be a place we really looked forward to, but will probably skip in from now on.
  31. C

    Carter

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    What a let down. Their website menu is extremely different from the menu we got. The value was terrible, we left still hungry after an $85 meal. I am not usually one to complain about prices, because usually it's well worth the experience and food! Unfortunately that doesn't apply here. Our server was kind! But a small bowl of curry and astonishingly small sushi rolls left my partner & I extremely disappointed. We will not be back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Reservation at 6pm we were seated promptly, but waited almost 15 minutes for a sushi menu , apparently they needed to print out more I know this because I watched them do it , then after placing our order it was 7:05 when our meals finally arrived , my wife’s ramen bowl was cold and my sushi was average at best ! Shouldn’t have to wait an hour from the time we were seated to eat! PS our server was very very kind and apologetic. Very disappointed, I hope this was a one time bad night for you all
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Service was terrible. Never checked on us and waited 15 to order.
  34. w

    wormonastring

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious and so were the cocktails. Great date night spot.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food with flavor. You don’t need wasabi or pickled ginger or soy sauce to add flavor
  36. TB

    TerriB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience, you won't be disappointed. The staff was amazing, the food was fresh and prepared beautifully. If your looking for really good food prepared well and fresh, Obon is your spot. I know it's mine! Def will be back for more Bao buns
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Horrible service.
  38. E

    Emjayelle

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Like everyone else, short staffed. After waiting 15 minutes with no server and no water, and no idea that anyone knew we were even there...we left.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Sushi is a type of fast food in which many plates are expected to be ordered during your dining experience. We waited 55 minutes for an order of sushi to arrive at our table. Waiting that long for something that should take minutes to prepare, not only kills the dining experience, but is antithetical to going out for sushi in the first place. Having to order small plates all up front with the expectation to wait up to an hour for any additional plates you want to order is an atrociously bogus business model. I have fond memories of this restaurant before the pandemic. It was posh with sexy lighting, had an inventive drink menu, a great wait staff, and was a fantastic dining experience. Our recent experience found us sitting at an uncomfortable table in a brightly lit, loud, and dirty restaurant. The wait staff was indifferent and careless. The drinks were so-so (please don’t put sesame seeds in my cocktail). Despite waiting over an hour for our food, the presentation and food was good. If you want an apathetic, expensive, and unsentimental dining experience in an uninspiring undergrad environment, than this is your place. Otherwise, try somewhere else that understands what Japanese culture, dining and sushi is.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Over all a good meal, Ramen was a little too salty. Sushi was good, but pricey. Paying for a downtown location and scene I guess it's to be expected. Paid $129.00 plus tip for three with 1 Ramen, 2 rolls, 9 x 2 piece Niguiri, 1 App, 1 Beer, 2 Sodas. I would consider going here again for a special occasion as this was, but would stick to other Tucson Sushi places for a regular sushi meal out.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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OBON + Sushi + Bar + Ramen - Tucson does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

OBON + Sushi + Bar + Ramen - Tucson is rated 4.1 stars by 401 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for OBON + Sushi + Bar + Ramen - Tucson

350 E Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Congress & 4th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Tucson

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Plaza Centro Parking Garage is 50 yards from OBONs front door, just across Congress.

  • Public transit

    Plaza Centro Metro Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick Creamer

  • Additional

    Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access

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