OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen at The Grove

4.6
115 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 115 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLooking
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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CarlaG
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food
Great value
Great for families with small children

CM
CorwinM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Oban is a wonderful adventure in food. My taste buds have never been disappointed.

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vipCarmelaE
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. Service was quick to bring the food,
My friend had a ramen and he loved it.

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elbee
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obon is consistently amazing! My favorite go-to for girls night, out of towners, and friends who haven’t been yet.

JC
JenniferC
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Food is always delicious and the staff is super nice!

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vipChristopherColumbus
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Food was not good quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Top-notch service! Quick, efficient and with a smile. Food was great too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ramen was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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riogrl
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Chef is really creative and serves high quality food.

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WassaBee
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Have been on the patio twice before and really loved the experience but this time not quite as good.
Prior two times was given great table at the start but this time given the worst table first when lots of table open.
One of the misters is directly over a chair at one of the tables.
The food has previously been excellent. This time the vegetable roll was too big in diameter and therefore difficult to handle with the chopsticks. The Nigiri yellowtail rice fell apart as soon as touched.
All other parts of the experience were very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Steamed buns and Double Fried Chicken were awesome! We had an early dinner during the week and food/bar service was super quick! Will definitely be back.

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WillT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obon is a wonderful casual sushi experience for aficionados and newbies alike. The menu at the Grove has some differences from the Quarter. The Kanto Beef, Street Noodles, and Veggie Black Ramen did not disappoint. Ambience in the restaurant is good, and our server Kayla was awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I’m obsessed with the steam buns. Got seated 45 minutes after my reservation, sat in a very uncomfortable hight top instead of outdoors like the reservation ask for. My dates ramen came out cold and she did t like it. Was still charged for it. The dining experience wasn’t good but I know I’ll be back for the steam buns. Still wanted to leave a decent review to not mess up their rating here but I was disappointed by the dining experience for sure.

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vipStephanieJ
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on all counts. The sushi may have been the best I’ve had and the I keep thinking about the excellent poke bowl. I can’t wait to return.

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vipHutlze
Phoenix
123 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Third try at OBON. Went for daughter’s birthday (specified in reservation and completely overlooked). Waitress took care of two tables seated after us before we could wave her down. Other than yummy edamame, all three orders were messed up. My poke had jalapeños and dressing on (tho asked for opposite). Daughter’s sushi had ingredients left off (she specifically ordered what was to be on it) and husband’s sushi was brought out in small plates, with last roll arriving after asking about it 3 times. Couldn’t even get lemon for waters to be delivered. What a mess.
We like supporting local places, but this isn’t worth trying again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Reserved outdoor table, got seated at bar. No option to wait for another table to open, hostess seemed not to care. Mountains of dirty dishes piled in the bar area - this is not sanitary, especially in a pandemic. Food was just OK. It has declined big time. Won’t be going back for a while.

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Olivesmo
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing and they have a good cocktail list

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lndazzle
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great happy hour deals

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vipSSTT
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good spot with indoor/outdoor dining, nice little menu, nice servers, and excellent happy hour!

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ErikaF
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good. Kinda reminds me of a hipster restaurant. I got the OBON ramen which was a bit spicy but very flavorful, the pork belly was delicious. The service was adequate, she took our order in timely fashion. She was not overly friendly but not rude either. We went at 5 pm so the restaurant wasn’t busy and the noise level was good so you can have a conversation. Overall, I would definitely go back and try some other dishes.

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2Foodies
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at OBON. The hostess was great and hustled to get a table cleared to seat us. Waitress was very nice and efficient. Menu had a nice variety and the food was great. I will be back.

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vipdining
Philadelphia
139 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Delightful experience with a very friendly waitress and very good menu choices. It is a bit weak in terms of sushi roll choices but there are other terrific options and the ramen was excellent. We drove25 minutes away instead of 5 minutes from the closer franchise because we heard this was better food. The one big glitch was that we had eight items and they were bringing us our check at the 60 Minute
mark . There's no reason to bring
8 dishes out at once in any restaurant other than McDonald's. Food looks great, Ambiance was very good, server was very nice, but the pace was memorably bad. Grade B.

Ps there's an amazing Cookie Shop Right Next Door if one does not care for their dessert choices.

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AndreaR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Fun and place. Good food

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Pelski
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well prepared and presented food. A comfortable patio. The ramen was fantastic and the sushi and sashimi were on point. I will definitely make a point of visiting again soon.

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vipSteve
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Order was filled incorrectly, but no offer to correct. One of the rolls was not as described.

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LexS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was AMAZING. It was busy and because it’s a smaller restaurant it was pretty loud. Service was subpar, but again it was busy, so it was understandable. Nothing that would make or break the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service

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vipSpeckhead
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh sushi and Ramen

JC
vipJC27
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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

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vipSkoth
Chicago
29 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
28 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
2 reviews
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.

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

Great spot

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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.

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 115 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.