OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen at The Grove

4.6
165 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 165 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

They had very few gluten free options. They really did not try care about making you happy and going the extra mile to see if they could make a dish GF. The wait time for service was long and the food was just ok, yet the cost was expensive.

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vipChrisI
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was subpar. I had to ask for everything that should have been on the table.

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vipJohnH
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hostesses were a little rude and off-putting. Train them to just be polite, it’s not hard. First experience anyone has at a restaurant is with the hostess! It can bring down the wait staff and really good food which is a shame.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ramen and service!

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Foodforthought
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sushi was decent although we prefer less rice and more fish in our rolls. Happy hour deals to be had and outdoor space was nice.

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MaryM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! We don’t eat the Ramen as it’s too salty for our liking, but the Sushi was lovely. Michaela was super! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Horrible service. Takes 10 mins for you to get first approached when seated. Asked our server for three items throughout our dinner, none of which were brought. Food quality wasn’t great. The spicy tuna roll didn’t even look nor taste like a spicy tuna roll. I’ve gone to Obon since they first opened at the Quarter. I will certainly not be returning.

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JDC4S
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We love Obon Sushi and are frequent diners at the Grove Location (at minimum 2x a month)

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FAinAZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the patio which has both heaters and misters. But the whole restaurant was actually open air this time of year because they had several garage style doors that were opened all the way and the evening weather was perfect. The ambience was so nice and the food was fantastic! We'll definitely be back!

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vipTheLevyFive
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it so much! The other location at Kierland is a bit lower quality but this one has us hooked!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First time this place disappointed me

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vipCharlesF
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and friendly wait staff.

MJ
MyJoey
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I made reservations for a table outside. Unfortunately when we arrived, there were no tables available on the patio. Not sure why a table wasn't reserved for us. Seems like it was more 1st come 1st serve as to where you will be seated. However, the wait staff was terrific and the food delicious. We will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Steam buns, sushi and wings were all amazing. Very delicious combination of flavors. Would 100% return.

JM
vipJimMarybeth
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow. Best ramen ever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
189 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Liked the food. Menu selections were excellent. Nice setting. Big problem was the table size. The tables were designed more for a cocktail lounge than a restaurant. No room for the food we ordered. No space around us for personal items.

Too bad that the restaurant is so uncomfortable. My wife had a severe leg injury and seating us at a two-top was ludicrous. Especially since more than half of the inside tables were empty. Hostess was pretty clueless about handling diners with disabilities.

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MRiverz
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet Saturday night (6:30 reservation). Excellent food with different and yet authentic flavors. Friendly servers wore masks, tables were well spaced, and I was able to select an outdoor table when I made the reservation using OpenTable — all much appreciated for health reasons. We did not find the service slow at all. Would be happy to come back again if we find ourselves in Scottsdale.

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ChristinaV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Raman was delicious, the space was well designed, and everyone was super friendly. We'll be back for sure :)

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TLML
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

For starters they changed what used to be a great HH menu. They used to have half off small plates. Now it is just a few items for 6 bucks. Spring rolls and gyoza. The service was incredibly slow. Despite the restaurant not being too crowded we waited a long time for our items. Had to ask multiple times for things such as a fork etc. the food really is good but it’s pricey. Not sure we will return soon.

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vipBryan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Fish quality is good but the rolls and nigiri were constructed rather poorly and the rice was falling apart.

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MarcellaG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, and waitress gave good recommendations/explanations

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was great. We arrived right at 6pm and she still gave us the option to get some items ordered off the happy hour menu. Food was good and prices match quality of food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

The food and cocktails were good! The inside was nice and cute!

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vipemm5327
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Unique flavors of sushi! Service was a little slow.

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vipMrMrsK
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good, service was fine but noise level almost ruined the experience.

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elbee
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I’ve had much better experiences at Obon. This one was just ok. For some reason it wasn’t very crowded tonight, which is weird. Last time I tried to go they wouldn’t let me in because of all of the reservations. Anyone could have walked in last night. The service wasn’t great. We waited a good 30 minutes before our drink order was taken.

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vipYlan8
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Obon original ramen - spicy and it is a large portion. Very filling. Fried dumplings were good but not great. Probably better steamed. Avocado roll filling and okay

Tables were well distanced. Servers wearing masks and people at tables were eating so not masked. People leaving and coming in were generally masked.

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CarynF
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! When check came we realized that they didn’t give us the happy hour prices, when we brought it to the waitresses attention she adjusted it right away!!
Food was delicious

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alee
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall, 3-4 stars. Cali roll was really good bc it had the crab roll, not crab/mayo mix. OBON ramen was very spicy which I like. The chicken wings were REALLY good! Disappointed, though, at the meat to rice ratio for both the chicken teriyaki and the Korean twice-fried chicken; too much rice, so little chicken. The shrimp tempura was undercooked - the batter was soft beneath the thin crunchy exterior. Worth trying another time, but would not get these items that disappointed.

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great ,Service was great , only I wish they would have more comfy seating chairs, and thats why I gave them 4 stars.
Overall - would go back there for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the happy hour with friends.

DE
vipDEGdave
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We sat outside with our little dog. The mosquitoes we unrelenting. Very uncomfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best happy hour in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Celebrated my anniversary with my boyfriend. We decided to try a couple of small plates in addition to our entrees.
First we had the spicy tuna and crispy rice with pepper sauce. The crispy rice was a bit on the thicker side, but the dish overall was quite tasty.
We also had some of the steamed buns. We ordered the pork belly and the shrimp, we meant to only order one of each but the server brought 2 of each, so we both had 1 of of each kind. Both of us preferred the pork belly. It was tender with good flavor. I even enjoyed the cucumber slices that were on the bun as well. The shrimp was actually breaded and fried but seemed like it was a little over cooked and rubbery.
The last small plate we tried was actually one of the shiro maki signature rolls. My boyfriend loves sushi despite not being a big fan of seafood (mostly he dislikes cooked fish). However he also does not like cucumber. I ordered this roll because it sounded interesting and did not list cucumber as an ingredient. However the roll we were given did have cucumber in it. The boyfriend was able to pick out the offending piece but it was annoying that he needed to do it.
For entrees, both of us ordered ramen. I ordered the OG ramen while my boyfriend had the Obon. We were both happy with our selections. The taste was interesting and rich. The only downside was that the noodles didn’t all separate so we had some clumps of gummy noodles through our ramen.
This was my first visit to Obon and I can definitely say that I’m going to return in the future.

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Alejandrs
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great drinks. Amazing patio, even during the hot summer months

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VassanaJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Ramen. Soup too salty more like instant noodles soup

Wings. Chicken meat it’s hard and chewy Too sweet

Tina sushi. Tuna smell a bit weird I’m not sure they’re fresh

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Was there for a late lunch. Only 3 other parties there. Service was slooooooooowwwwww. No table touch to see how good was. If we needed anything without staring at server. Food was great but if you’re slow keep in mind not to be complacent.

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Joan
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The california maki is soo good and the ramen.

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 165 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.