OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen - Scottsdale Quarter

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$30 and under
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Creative Japanese
Experience fun and innovative Asian cuisine in North Scottsdale. Brandon Katz and Chef Paulo Im, of Obon Sushi Bar Ramen, have made it their vision to bring approachable and fun Japanese dining to the area's culinary offerings. Chef Paulo Im has created a modern menu that pairs traditional Japanese cooking with more contemporary culinary methods to offer the region a unique taste.Serving such favorites as Yuzu Yellowtail Crudo, Steam Buns, 6 varieties of Ramen, and an extensive original sushi menu, the restaurant has introduced its guests to an approachable form of Japanese food. Open daily, Obon Sushi Bar Ramen offers lunch specials during the afternoon, Happy Hour daily, as well as a full-course menu in the evenings.
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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We visited on Jan 5. I must say the food was delish and the drinks were well made. I will be back for happy hour.

KG
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good foodies service
I will be back for sure

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This has probably been our worst experience. It to

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience1

Music was blaring Loud, couldn’t even hear myself think.

a
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Obon has a wide variety of tasty and carefully prepared foods, and also had particularly good and attentive and pleasant service during this visit. That combination is impossible to beat. Of course, we were there between lunch and happy hour, so perhaps that helped, but, again, the food and service were excellent.

n
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We wanted to try a new restaurant and we were not disappointed.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good drinks, nice food ingredients and portion sizes. Edamame sauce and Obon ramen were too salty—the salt overshadowed other flavors.

C
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food selection with friendly staff. Would recommend to anyone who wants to get some great sushi, ramen or drinks.

f
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is always good here. Service is sometimes spotty. My husband asked for club soda and he received an already open five dollar bottle of mineral water. When I asked if they had soda water from the gun, she said, “this is better” I think he should be given the option rather than having a server decide! We made a comment about it, she said oh OK next time I’ll bring it to you from the gun. No offer to comp the five dollar bottle of soda water or replace with what we wanted, or do anything else——poor

S
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The Tuna Sushi was not tasty at all!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience.
Food and service just perfect.

R
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local neighborhood restaurant. Food is always amazing!

K
San Diego
90 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Returned for dinner after first visit two days prior - food was not as good.

K
San Diego
91 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered the cauliflower karaage, spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, and two Hafu rolls. The food was fabulous! Our server was lovely.

OA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

They forgot our order of edamame until the end. Some of the fish wasn’t properly cut.

G
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Obon. Ramen was so delicious! definitely coming back!

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, first visit, can’t wait to try more items off the menu.

L
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the food, presentation, unique flavors and creativity.

t
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Reserved outside but no tables available when we arrived

AW
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best prepared sushi in Arizona. Fresh, forward thinking, yet sticks to the roots of sushi and ramen.

L
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it was amazing food. Great location and the service was fast and friendly.

KJ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience2

We have frequented Oban several times because the sushi is quite good. The service however, is absolutely terrible. From the hostess to the server. Waiting that long just to get sliced sashimi is frustrating. Would highly recommend that Oban hire staff who is interested in making the experience match the food

a
San Diego
130 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing and wonderful, unique!
I highly recommend trying the pork bun.
Great and unique cocktails also!

LL
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh sushi and handcrafted cocktails. Love the ambience

TP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service poor. Food good but disappointed the monster roll advertised soft shell crab in it and it had imitation crab instead.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best veggie ramen ever!

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F
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was expensive and not very good. Service generally was slow but when the server did arrive the service was good.

t
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent experience at Obon. Our server was excellent - helpful, courteous and quick. We were a party of 8 with small kids and we were in and out in about an hour, it was awesome. The food was excellent - dumplings, yellowtail, sushi, ramen. All of it memorable and delicious. The kids portions are generous. As are the main dishes, so come hungry. It was times right, refills came without request. We had a great time.

K
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was great, service was poor. Took forever to place our order, drinks never got refilled...

TM
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I go here all the time. Although, this was the first time service was just plain slow and off. Our appetizers came at the same time as our meals. Sake bombs didn’t come with a glass to pour the beer and sake into. And I ordered a second drink that took 15 minutes to receive. This one particular server was not doing well and it was later in the evening when the restaurant was slow.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I had requested ramen with only pork belly and no chicken. What came out was all chicken and no pork belly. Took 20 min for our server to bring the pork belly. By the time i started eating my ramen it was cold. We ordered two apps and only one came out.

Been there many times and never recieved this type of low quality service.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Dani. Happy hour choices enjoyable . Love the variety of food.

GB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Only disappointment was that all our food (Starters & Main) came at the same time.

MK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food at a great price

BA
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed sharing several dishes with friends. Really delicious! Specialty drinks were fabulous!

JY
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. I loved every single one of my three appetizers and the street noodles were excellent. I could eat this for dinner every night.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Really great food but a 45 minute wait beyond our reservation time. Super noisy table near us so was hard to hear each other.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was not like how it used to be. Terrible food. Terrible and slow service , sticky tables

SB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The staff is excellent and the restaurant quite comfortable. Found the Happy Hour menu quite limited, though. Ordered off the main menu even though we had come specifically for Happy hour. The rainbow roll and the salmon roll were really good but the tuna roll was just passable.

DJ
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Second time we were here and it may have even been better than the first! Try to Pork Steam Buns. Amazing. And the Tataki sushi was the best. We will be back. Only thing that could have been better is that it was a little too warm in the restaurant. It is June in AZ and very hot outside and the bar was open to the outside, so the whole restaurant was warmer than needed.