OBON + Sushi + Bar + Ramen - Tucson

4.4
298 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.

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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Hailie
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love this place. The drinks, food, atmosphere. If you sit outside expect it to be noisy. Right across the street is a bar/club and people drive their modified cars around the block a few times, other than that, I Couldn’t recommend this place more.

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TravisR
Tucson
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to try new things you haven't tried before.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience a little expensive but well worth the price due to the quality of food , ambiance , and service . Would definitely come back here in the future.

JK
vipJohnK
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having spent time traveling in Japan we enjoy traditional Japanese food. OBON menu had some interesting variations which were excellent. The traditional dishes were also excellent. The sashimi was very good and excellent value for money. The sake we ordered was very smooth and easy to drink. The restaurant had a continual flow of customers making it a pleasant place to spend an evening. A great evening with first class service.

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vipJenniferH
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to Obon prior to the pandemic and enjoyed it but it wasn't the best sushi I ever had. They have definitely stepped it up with new innovative dishes and very fresh sashimi. Kudos to Obon and Erica our server was awesome!

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KatieW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Food was AMAZING. Atmosphere was fun and laid back, and prices were great

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Slam
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great time. Great staff. My kind of place

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vipFood4thought
Phoenix
71 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

One of the first cold evenings of the season, so they didn't have heaters out for the patio, but we dined outside regardless. Quiet, except when loud (enhanced mufflers?) cars pass by, but we knew about this. Inside was packed, so service was slow--restaurants are still having a tough time, I think. While food and drink were slow to come, the server was very personable--and he even served a dish we ordered without onions, having heard me say to my husband that I couldn't eat onions WRT another dish. Food, as always, was great.

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MikeE
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely enjoyed our dinner at Obon! We mixed it up with sushi, salads and appetizers. Each one was as good as the last! Can't wait to come back again! Thanks Obon!

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CristianG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely going back as I couldn't try everything I wanted, but going to taste the whole menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Expected more ambiance, my wife’s ramen was tasty but very spicy couldn’t finish it, she loved the strip roll and I enjoyed a variety of nigiri along with several Hurricanes. Hostess were friendly and accommodating, bartender was quick kitchen a little slow, most likely will return and recommend.

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vipLizG
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, very busy for a Monday night, they only had a few servers. Overall we like Obon and will always return

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Rynoburger
Tucson
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overrated place.

The food was okay. My wife and I enjoyed “The Strip”. The “Spam Steamed Bun” did not look like much but was excellent in flavor but we think it’s overpriced for how small they were. The “California Roll” was a California roll. Don’t expect anything earth-shattering.

Our server/bartender although nice, was distracted, very spacey and slow. She forgot my drink order twice and our second sushi order took much longer than expected.

Overall, place is just okay. I feel there are more sushi restaurants that are better and more economical.

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vipFood4thought
Phoenix
71 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always delicious! Hadn't been back in awhile, but found it as good as ever. Even the service was fast (maybe too fast, if that's possible) and attentive -- I congratulate the restaurant on being able to be staffed well enough to accomplish this in these difficult times. Papaya salad was refreshing on a very hot day, and had a definite kick to it; Tataki Maki roll was outstanding; and our favorite guilty pleasure--bird buns--never disappoints :). OBON remains a true favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I enjoyed it! Good time. My only complaint would be the pork buns. They weren’t buns instead they were folded like a taco. They were good, just wasn’t what I was hoping for seeing as we went there specifically for pork buns.

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TacoPColtrane
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, craft cocktails and great service. I have been eating here since they opened. It is my go to place with friends, date night and family.

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Gina
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Very noisy when restaurant is at full capacity. Not a place I would recommend. Have had much better food at places off Congress St. The service was just ok. Had to ask for part of our food ordedred but not served with the rest of the meal. Advertized as pork belly but served pork roast sliced thicker. Skimpy veggies on Ramen noodles.

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SusieW
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! We loved all dishes.

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vipBeautiful
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved it! Different from most other places. Everything we had was delicious!

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Stager
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The hostess was the only good part of our dining experience. The remaining staff was awful, no attentiveness, no personality. Think twice about obon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On time reservation. Food was different and amazing!

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vipVivi
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time (finally!) at this restaurant, and I was not disappointed. The food was great: I had the Crispy Golden Curry and split an order of the pork belly buns with my friend. The food was great! My friend had the poke, which looked amazing. The staff were also wonderful: attentive without being intrusive or pushy in the least. I really enjoyed my dinner and definitely plan to come back to try more dishes!

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CarolB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obon was perfect for my 83th birthday! I'm a sushi lover from way back, and I always want mine authentic, or creative, or both - which Obon gave me - my wishes were granted. Standouts were the Yellowtail sashimi special dish, and the Monster maki roll, both so divine that I felt like a world traveler who got lucky in Tokyo. We also had the potstickers, and the crispy cauliflower. Washing it all down with pineapple saki -(a surprise summer-perfect drink, and then your elegant chardonnay. Loved the freshness of it all! Left floating like a queen. Or maybe a Japanese princess? Thank you, for all of it - made my day, a most memorable birthday dinner.

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IrwinMFletcher
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The good was delicious, I enjoyed everything we had which was quite a bit.

The service was very good.

The seating is a bit cramped inside. The noise is loud because everyone is on top of each other.

But I would definitely go back.

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MayaP
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very patient and sweet servers and great food! Will come back again :)

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LindaT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obon serves the best salmon poke and ramen we’ve ever tasted. We arrived when they opened at 4:00 p.m. and had the place to ourselves for most of the hour we were there, thus the quiet rating. I’m sure when all the tables and chairs are filled the noise level rises.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. This is the second time we have gone here for our wedding anniversary.

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HiromiF
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the waitress remembered our order without writing it down (we had a party of 4 and ordered a lot with special requests). She also helped our friend pick ramen without pork (can’t eat pork due to religious reasons) and was super friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service was amazing! Went for my high school graduation last minute and loved it! Definitely would recommend for special occasions or a night out!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently lost my father and my mom is now living with my newly wedded husband and I so we wanted her to feel good and treat her like a true tucsonan. She loved it and wants to go back!

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JimL
Tucson
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during Happy Hour (4-5pm) and it was not busy at all. Had the Bird and Jackfruit Steam Buns, Spicy Salmon and California Rolls, and The Strip signature roll. Everything was delicious and well prepared. Had a Black Tea Old Fashioned which was quite tasty.
We will definitely go back to try some of the Ramen and Large Plate items. Service was top notch. Give them a try!

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Love2read
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wait staff, ambiance!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about it and would order the spring rolls, jackfruit steam buns and vegan white ramen all over again!!

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SamanthaT
Tucson
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, they had Delicious food and great service.

LG
vipLizG
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with ramen , street noodles, veggie egg rolls, and a few cocktails

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BigBri
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went for happy hour and had great service, great drinks, prices that were awesome. Food was on point. Gio at the bar was amazing, and Addra at the front reception was a wonderful hostess. We went for our anniversary and it was very very enjoyable.. Keep up the great work and hope to see you guys soon!
The A5 Wagyu if available is so delicious.

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lauren
Tucson
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is amazing! best sushi in tucson 100% can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!

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vipKevin
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food, great service but the bar across the street was very load.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always a great and wonderful experience!

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

OBON + Sushi + Bar + Ramen - Tucson is rated 4.4 stars by 298 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.