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Sandfish Sushi and Whiskey, Phoenix, AZ

Sandfish Sushi and Whiskey

4.7
4.7
225 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
The highly anticipated first Sushi & Whiskey bar, located in uptown Phoenix, By Engin Onural.

Within its Scandinavian-designed interior, you’ll enjoy a judicious selection of hand-crafted sushi and whisky pairings, making Sandfish an ideal destination for both epicures and the curious.

We can’t wait for you to experience our expectations of an excellent Menu

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (602) 675-4020
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Engin Onural
  • Catering
    Capability for 5 star events up to 100.<br />The Best Chef Engin inspired food Presentation and ambiance with General Manager Casey version of FUN!
  • Private party facilities
    We have the Most Exquisite Fireside private patio for 50 including the Omakase and or Chefs table for high end events or special occasions.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Phoenix
  • Cross street
    7th ave &amp; Glenrossa
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Bus stop literally at front door.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

Offers

  • Sunset Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Join us for an elevated Happy Hour experience every day from 4:30-6:30pm.

What 225 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix

    Healthy

  • Phoenix

    Romantic

  • Phoenix

    Good for special occasions

225 Reviews
  1. Josh

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A+ on the staff and service. We were able to order off the happy hour menu--too be honest a bit of a let down. It wasn't a special menu, but items from the regular menu that is cut down to individual orders. The black mussels and pork belly baos were probably the best part of the meal. The sushi side of the menu was not bad-I didn't like the Scandinavian roll, but the nigiri was good. Would recommend to check it out at least once due to the great ambience and service.

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  2. WisconsinVisitor

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience and incredible food! Local done right

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    probably the best sushi i’ve ever had in my entire life

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were amazing! We will definitely be coming back. We ordered the grilled octopus, miso soup, and the venue roll, which were all delicious!!!

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  5. DeidreS

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at Sandwich Sushi and Whisky having been referred there by a friend. We were delighted with everything from the attentive and professional service to the food which was delicious. We started with the squash tempura and it was the lightest tempura I have ever had and the squash was perfect. We had wine which was curated to go perfectly with the food in my opinion. Three of us shared three sushi rolls, all were from the part the specialty rolls. They were outstanding, very fresh and inventive. And they were very generous as well and we could not finish them. We will be back!

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  6. BeverlyG

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi ever!! I highly recommend this restaurant for all occasions

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful food and nice service. We had a great time on our valentines night

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  8. LexAladar

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is simply fire. Service was also great and the vibes were simply smooth. Honestly, I’ll probably end up coming here a lot and often.

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  9. AllisonB

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not as stellar as my first experience. Maybe short staffed? Celebrated my birthday and we were sat 30 mins late & outside (reservation was for standard inside seating). Manager did comp a round of drinks. Food & drinks were great, though timing was inconsistent. Server forgot twice to put in drink & roll orders.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, the place was good. The only issues we found there was the delay in the food services, despite reservation(1.5hrs to 2 hrs of waiting). The place was full of people and all tables booked and only one sushi chef for the entire place.

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  11. AlanP

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    1st visit and we were excited to taste the menu. The server was great explaining the various dishes, drinks, and cocktails. The food was very tasty when it arrived! Sadly the kitchen staffing levels impacted the delivery of the food, it took way too long from ordering to the table. Then the kitchen running out of rice, at a sushi restaurant is, for me unheard of! So additional choices were never delivered. A bit of a letdown on what should have been an overall good impression. Make sure to staff the kitchen appropriately if you want customers to return.

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  12. carpediem

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sushi and other fresh seafood of excellent quality. The menu includes several creative creations, including excellent sushi rolls - The Venue was our favorite - appetizers and hot food items as well. Friendly service and convenient location.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really delicious sushi ambiance was amazing and the seafood was fresh. Our server was amazing and attentive.

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  14. MarlaK

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was absolutely the best sushi we’ve had in Arizona!!! The service was fabulous!

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  15. Charles

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The interior creates a beautifully crafted, warm, and comfortable atmosphere. The staff strikes the perfect balance of friendliness without being overbearing, contributing to the overall pleasant experience. While all the shared dishes were good, the standout was the pork belly bao, which is a must-try.

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  16. AllisonB

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible overall! Very creative rolls (Sandfish Roll!) and the sashimi varieties with roe/caviar was a luxe touch. Don’t skip the cocktails—delish! Alex was outstanding and the kitchen was attentive with handling our allergen restrictions.

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  17. Excellent

    New York City

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu. Our waitress was great. Highly recommend it.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress was so nice and the food was delicious!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, this place blew it out of the park! Everything was amazing from checking in, to getting seated right away, to awesome drinks, to fantastic service, to mouth-watering food, to perfect dessert. Will definitely go back again! The whiskey selections are amazing. The food is so fresh and the fish just melt in your mouth. Wow. The service was outstanding and Maddie knew everything about the menu and ingredients which helped us decide on what to get. Thank you for a great experience Sandfish! An amazing spot to celebrate at! Can’t say enough good things about this place! What a treat!

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  20. KarenDeT

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Small place, tables a little crammed but the food was amazing!

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  21. BobL

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time, won't be the last time. The food was amazing, the best sushi we have ever had.

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  22. Tonycphx

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    No parking. Three spaces in front. Get there early in the evening. You can park in the street along the curb. Very expensive, for the amount of food you are served. It tastes good though.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We drove all the way from the east valley to check out this spot because of the reviews. We were not disappointed! We started with drinks at the bar; a manhattan and a nagano old fashioned. Wow! Perfectly balanced and very tasty! Next, we tried the yellow fin sashimi, and it was fantastic! We also had the Sandfish roll, lollipop roll and the experiment. All of them were beautiful and delicious!! This is our new favorite place for cocktails and sushi!!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed every drink, and every more so we eat. The venue was my favorite roll and the brussels sprouts were delicious. Our server was helpful and pleasant. We will be back!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the ambience food and service! Highly recommeneded

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our night. Food and cocktails were amazing. Atmosphere was amazing. Alex was amazing. A truly incredible addition to the neighborhood

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  27. VarunC

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and the food was amazing. Contemplated going back the next day for the spicy tuna tostada. Those were just amazing!

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  28. PhoenixPhoodLover

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit to Sandfish. I've been wanting to come since it opened and had been waiting for the perfect reason to celebrate or the perfect people to go with, and finally just decided to take myself. I'm so glad I did. I sat at the bar. The staff were so friendly and happy that I was willing to come on my own. I really enjoyed the tuna tostada and the Experiment roll. I'll definitely be back.

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  29. JasperC

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Average experience with above average pricing. Obon sushi and others are better choices.

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  30. Linda

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun New Year’s Eve menu- great service, wonderful cocktails, hip patio and FANTASTIC food. Great way to bring in the New Year!

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  31. AndrewS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sandfish easily serves the best sushi in Arizona. The only time I’ve had sushi on the same level as Sandfish was in Japan. The meal was expensive but it felt like we got what we paid for (which isn’t the case for many other restaurants these days). The server was wonderful, drinks were great, and food was delicious.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Sandfish. The staff was very attentive and friendly, and we ate some of the best sushi we have had since living in AZ.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi was outstanding! We were on the patio with a cozy fire and really enjoyed the evening.

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  34. SeanC

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been to both locations, and you can't miss either. There was not a bourbon flight on the menu, but after talking with the bar staff, they were able to do this for us. We had the omakase for two. And we're prepared to spend at least three hours of a beautiful food journey.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A gastronomic feast! Everything you could want in a Japanese restaurant

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  36. AmyW

    Tampa

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    "Top-notch sushi experience! The Sandfish Roll was a flavor explosion. Cozy spot with an extensive whiskey collection—aptly named. Stellar service and rolls that redefine fantastic.

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  37. FrankT

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to the AZ location but exact quality and service as Palm Springs. Everything we have tried is top-notch, always look forward to dinner there!

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  38. SoPhillyMike

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience, unusual selections, desert disappointing. Something to experience

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had my birthday dinner at Sandfish. Creative and delicious sushi. Service was great too!

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  40. RonnieC

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place! Amazing cocktails and the best sushi in the city. Chef Alex was our sushi chef at the bar and made our night so special. Highly recommend and we’ll be back soon!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Sandfish Sushi and Whiskey is rated 4.7 stars by 225 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Sandfish Sushi and Whiskey

4232 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013-5018

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    7th ave &amp; Glenrossa
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Phoenix
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Bus stop literally at front door.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Engin Onural
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (602) 675-4020
  • Catering
    Capability for 5 star events up to 100.<br />The Best Chef Engin inspired food Presentation and ambiance with General Manager Casey version of FUN!
  • Private party facilities
    We have the Most Exquisite Fireside private patio for 50 including the Omakase and or Chefs table for high end events or special occasions.
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