OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen at The Grove

4.6
82 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
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
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 82 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.4
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4.4
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJC27
Denver
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food is average. Not terrible. Not great. Edible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was excellent! So many vegetarian and vegan options, which isn’t common in this cuisine. The only thing is it’s very salty - best ask the server to reduce the salt used. We went on a Saturday night and the servers were overwhelmed- every table was full. They didn’t ask if we wanted a second drink and we had to follow up for some of our dishes. No issue since the food was so good, just something for them to improve on.

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vipRayray
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The fried chicken buns and sushi are terrific

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 2 bad experiences at the Obon in The Quarter but decided to give this a try and glad we did. It was one of the best sushi dinners we have had!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food is always amazing. However, the service was poor. Waited almost 15 min before order was taken.

TK
ThorK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

SC
SandraC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Did not feel welcomed and we sat for awhile before we had to flag someone down to get table service.

The food is overpriced for their offering and the sushi is mediocre.

Did not feel that we got a value on any level. NO plans to return.

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AUDREYS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was terrific and the food was fabulous.

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vipDanV
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Long wait to be seated- we were five minutes early, waited to check in for fifteen minutes and then another 20 to be seated. Seemed understaffed for the evening and between take out orders and in person diners it was slow going. I will say though that once seated the service was pretty good and the food excellent.

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vipladieswholunch
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

My family and I have been here numerous times so it was disappointing that this time it was not so great. The restaurant was pretty busy so everyone was running around but it didn’t seem like our server was ever paying attention to us. We ordered sushi and a few meals and the meals came out but the sushi took an additional 30 minutes to arrive. That made half my family eat separately and our server didn’t even address it. Finally the manager came over and told us a chef had cut himself so they were short one and offered to pick up a dish or two- which was very appreciative but it still put a damper on the evening. I wish our server would’ve been more upfront about what was going on so we could’ve ordered something else, but hopefully when we go back it will be a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super team and happy hour is a REAL bargain!

TK
ThorK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome happy hour!

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1AFB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Obon! From the Ramen to the Apps, everything is good. Wish they brought the Shishido peppers back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite happy hour spots! Great food, great prices, wonderful atmosphere on the patio and staff is attentive and very friendly! Highly recommend

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vipVegetarianLola
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Great vegan options and a fantastic happy hour!

TB
vipTonyB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Not great. Maybe the worst albacore sushi I’ve ever had. Not sure what the solution is still looking for a good sushi place in Phoenix Scottsdale area. Sorry I want to support local businesses but you have to meet me half way. Also the host was a dbag. He had attitude. Not helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place, great service and superb food! We arrived near closing, service was very fast and pleasant. The spicy ramen is slightly on salty side.

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Doc1
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall OBON had good food and the ambiance was very comfortable. Ramen is definitely the best choice. Sushi was good but you can kind much better in the area. Service was disappointing since it took 15-20 minutes just to get our drinks. Not sure why?

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vipDoodlemomma
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Everything I have ordered is spot on! Ramen, sushi. Sashimi and golden chicken w curry sauce! Love this place!

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vipBriannaB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best restaurants in Scottsdale. I have been here now three times and have tried numerous menu items. The food is such high quality and consistent and that’s what keeps me coming back. Can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Watermelon Margarita is to die for!

MM
MaryM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was an absolute gem to say the least. Our waiter was outstanding, he was so gracious and brought out our dishes at such a lovely timing, as we were trying many things off the menu, so it was perfect. I highly recommend this lovely place.
Delicious food~ beautiful professional service~ great ambience~
I had an out of town guest, he's still taking about it.
Thank you!

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viptomay
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

very interesting menu- and very good food in a casual setting- i do recommend it

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DwayneY
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Great menu. Service could be better. Easy parking.

BB
vipBriannaB
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is unbelievable. I’m making this restaurant a monthly occasion if not more. I can’t wait to try all of their food items!

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vipDanS
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and nice place to go for sushi

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have the best ramen in town!

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viptina
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to this place. Their ramen is the best in town! Rolls menus could stand to make some improvements, but it’s okay for now. We are so glad they opened up this branch closer to us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ramen in a great atmosphere. LOVED the 64 degree egg. Noodles were perfect.

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MGJNMJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelsey at the bar was great.

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RUKDNME
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!

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vipCarole
Phoenix
76 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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GeraldB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

BB
vipBriannaB
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Berkeley
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.

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vipLTee68
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ramen was delicious

KA
vipKaylaA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen at The Grove does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen at The Grove also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (623) 295-2002.

OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen at The Grove is rated 4.6 stars by 82 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.