OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen at The Grove

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Sushi
OBON innovates both traditional and modern methods for a complete Japanese dining experience.
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MG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sushi was top rate, sake selection was excellent and server was personable and knowledgeable.

OT
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - super quick.
Specialty sushi - outstanding
So was veggie ramen.
Jackfruit buns are crazy good!!!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelsey at the bar was great.

RU
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a great casual place with fresh innovative food, fun ambiance and friendly service. We will be back!

C
Phoenix
73 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Lovely waitress! Helped to understand menu but should have warned us that the Nerd Cocktail was so named because of the huge amount of Nerd candies piled on what might have been a long let cocktail down beneath the candy! The bird bun was very good but quite small. We each had the Odon ramen but one was subbed out the spicy chicken for plain ground chicken. Both soups were spicy however. The soup included a slice of pork belly, a few mushrooms and some ground chicken. Ninety percent cent was ramen noodles and they became a bit monotonous. I guess we felt that $15 for a bowl of ramen soup, served with a plastic soup spoon , chopsticks and a paper napkin on a Formica table was a bit overpriced, especially considering that there was music filling the air. We had had a roll at the Scottsdale Quarter for lunch and enjoyed our experience, but this place is devoid of atmosphere. I felt I had been seated in a fast food place. As Happy Hour had ended at six, our cocktail and beer, together with the bun and two ramens became a $65 check.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I really enjoyed the happy hour menu, a ton of options. It was a group of 8 of us on a “quadruple” date. Food and drinks were amazing. Ambiance was good. Service was good, but I felt like could have been a little better as far as being happy to be there, and setting up the tone for the “personality” of the restaurant. But everyone has bad days so I wouldn’t let that affect me going back.

GB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. Street noodles were awesome!

BB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable sushi and fun cocktails. I will definitely be back.

B
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good menu. Irregular service. Overpriced for food and dining experience. Happy Hour is more appropriately priced.

LT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ramen was delicious

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obon is the best!! Definitely try the calamari and one of their ramen dishes - YUM!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Great food , server didn’t seem happy to be there

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Might be the most uncomfortable bar stools I ever sat in.

Great build out though.

Staff was average

a
Phoenix
101 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Freshly made
Nice variety
We shared some of the plates
Waiter was excellent

0
Phoenix
152 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good sushi& poke bowls. Attentive staff, got our good quote quickly.
Music is a little random& low wooden seats indoors are horribly uncomfortable.

AS
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite neighborhood spot!! Great sushi and service, we have a weekly Obon addiction!

JS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding ambiance, food and service!
We all loved it!

EI
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal at their new location!
Will be back soon!

JR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and drink. Service was also fantastic. Only issue was that nearly all tables are directly blasted by the AC vents which isn’t comfortable and cools the food rapidly.

HW
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall it was GREAT food! The sushi was fresh, the ramen was delicious and the calamari was OUTSTANDING! We tried just about everything on the happy hour menu - it was really priced well! Only 1 issue, whoever designed the chairs forgot to think about comfort! My butt cheeks were numb after 20 minutes in that flat, wooden stool! Yikes! I could do better decorating than that! It feels like they want us to eat and run! Get some new chairs and we'll be back! :)

LK
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time. The food was great. So was the service. It was a little loud and only 2/3 full. Not sure I want to be there when it is full!

MK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I liked the atmosphere in this restaurant. The food was varied for all tastes and was delicious.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food4service1ambience4

Service was horrible and it was freezing cold

CP
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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SG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummmmmy! We had the salt and vinegar wings, sushi rolls and the ramen. Wow wow wow. The wings and ramen were delicious. We will def be back.

MR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has such a great atmosphere, and a fantastic menu for sushi and ramen lovers. I was very excited to see a location open closer to my house

SC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi, ramen, and vibe! We'll definitely be back.

IP
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Amazing food every time. Truly one of my favorite places to go. Service is always prompt, friendly and accurate, and prices are fair. I will surely be back (I come once a month).
I wish they had cameras on the property parking lot however because another patron hit my car and drove off :(

KK
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The noise was deafening and the air conditioning was freezing cold. The back room should be avoided as sound bounces off the walls and was so noisy we could barely have a conversation.
The food was excellent and the service was great.
We’ll go back and try sitting in the bar area.

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Obon Sushi opened recently, and already our family have been there 3 times making it a Very Tasty new favorite. All July they have reduced 'Happy Hour" pricing, making it a very good bargain at any hour. By the time you are reading this, you will have to order before 6:00, but we can recommend it at regular prices anyway.

TE
Phoenix
64 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Second visit...ambient temperature too cold; ac was blasting, even the man at our table froze and had to get a jacket; hostess seated party at the "wrong" table, had requested booth when i made reservation; no big deal, we just moved; music was a tad too loud. Happy Hour all day is excellent. Food was good, but not as good as a few days prior...Sunday may not be the day to come here for lunch? Recommend cauliflower. The calamari this visit were less enticing than first time when the dish was plentiful and plump serving of calamari...this time small shreds comparatively speaking.

JS
Phoenix
71 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We now have a wonderful "gem" in our McCormick Ranch neighborhood;
fantastic ambiance, service, menu items, happy hour, ideal location, awesome patio, ease of parking,
and is on the Hayden Road Scottsdale Trolley route.

Worth the drive from anyplace in Maricopa County!

n
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome for HH and dinner. Dates, business, and groups. Will go again soon.

MT
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, great!

MT
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, very happy with the new Obon in MCCormick Ranch!

C
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal that all my coworkers enjoyed. No matter what you order off the menu you are going to be happy. The service is top notch and great atmosphere.

CF
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour and the ramen is fantastic (nice balance of flavors). Excellent service!

JA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

There was a huge group party the night we visited OBON that prevented us from enjoying the experience. However since it is located so conveniently we will try again hopefully it was a one off.

MW
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Unless you don’t like ramen and don’t mind a warehouse sound level— don’t go. Most people don’t agree with me because the place was packed but check back in a month and see if the neighborhood newness has worn off.

Excessive noise level— WITH background music
Ramen was overpriced— cut the portions in half and the price by a third
Nigiri and sashimi were okay— make the portion 3 instead of 2 for the same price
Get rid of the calamari wrapped around mint leaves— no taste except for the mint

KL
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If they keep serving tasty food and drinks I’ll keep coming back...a lot!!