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SHINBAY is Arizona's first and only Omakase house. - Shinbay Omakase Room by Tanaka Ken, Scottsdale, AZ

Shinbay Omakase Room by Tanaka Ken

4.7
4.7
282 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
PLEASE NOTE: Our Omakase experience is centered around a curation of the freshest fish and seafood. As such, we are unable to accommodate shellfish allergies, gluten-free nor vegan/vegetarian diets.

SHINBAY is Arizona's first and only Omakase restaurant. This exotic, multi-course dining experience ignites all the senses and inspires guests to explore uncharted flavors. Dinner is $250 per person, not including beverages and tax. Please allow approximately two hours for the dining experience. Dress code is casual and comfortable. We offer two seatings each evening, at 5:45 pm and 8:00 pm. Due to limited seating capacity, we require a credit card number to guarantee reservations. Cancellation fees apply, see policy within credit card details. Increases in party size not guaranteed.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:45 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (480) 361-1021
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Tanaka Ken
  • Private party facilities
    The space may reserved for private parties up to 13 guests
  • Neighborhood
    Old Town Scottsdale
  • Cross street
    Scottsdale Rd and 2nd Street
  • Parking details
    Free parking available in shared parking lot with F45 gym. Arrive early as parking fills up fast. Additional parking available at Old Town Civic Center Parking Corral or nearby unmetered street parking.
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 282 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Overall

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Food

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Service

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Ambiance

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Innovative

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Good for special occasions

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Japanese

  • Scottsdale

    Best Overall

  • Scottsdale

    Best Food

  • Scottsdale

    Best Service

  • Scottsdale

    Best Ambiance

  • Scottsdale

    Innovative

  • Scottsdale

    Good for special occasions

282 Reviews
  1. WendyW

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal and service were beyond expectations and we would love to come back for seasonal menus.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiancés father was in town and he is a big foodie. We’ve done this omakase before with the prior chef who opened the restaurant. We were very pleased with the new chef and his apprentice! Every bite brought a new exciting taste. We will definitely be back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food, omakase experience. Needs much more interaction with the sushi Chef. It felt like a lecture at times, given by the restaurant manager. Food was good, not spectacular.

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  4. CTFoodie

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of those culinary experiences you never forget-a culinary artist who shares the breadth and depth of his experience. Perfect!

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  5. Sireatsalot

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The reservation required strict start times. Times were quoted that you were only allowed to be 5 mins late, you were requested to arrive 15 mins prior to your reservation time and 30 mins late was considered a cancellation. When we arrived, on time for our 8pm seating, the earlier seating was still having dessert. Awkwardly, we were told to return 20 mins later or we could stand in the corner (and essentially be behind a little wall hearing the guest finish up). It’s very strange to have such a strict seating requirement and then tell your guests for the last seating they’ll be 20 minutes delayed. Not very professional for such an expensive dinner and no respect for the time of the later dinner guests.

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  6. David

    Caribbean

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    An evening to forget. We should have known when we received the reservation confirmation and they restaurant clearly stated that if you're late, your reservation will be cancelled and you must still pay. We showed up at the door four minutes early to be told that they "are running behind and have no place for us to wait". No bar or waiting room so we were chased away. No ownership that we're paying customers. We came back at 20 minutes past the reservation time and the restaurant was still not ready. Food was good. During dinner the restaurant ventilation was not good enough so the front door was opened which made the place uncomfortably cold. Also, they did not have enough ipads (being used for menus) so we were asked to share, then the wine we ordered came out with a different vintage. So many cases of "bait and switch". We will not go back.

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  7. RyanS

    Exclusive

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wonderful experience. Staff was very attentive and the chef was interactive while preparing and presenting plates while you watched.

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  8. ChloeS

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    If you are looking for authentic experience then this is the place to go!

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  9. MargaritaA

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Very talented chefs delivered absolutely delicious, very unique 7 course menu.

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  10. ElizabethF

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious. Beautiful presentation and a great variety of tastings. We definitely left more than satisfied.

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  11. RobertH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent & friendly service. The chefs were very friendly and it was a fun dining experience being able to chat with them throughout the meal. The sommelier was also very helpful and we had a good time talking to him as well. Highly recommend.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An overall amazing experience. Will definitely be coming back again.

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  13. JaredK

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this experience was amazing! I had just proposed and it was my Fiance's 26th birthday. Derek the General Manager did a great job walking us through every dish, it's origin, and how to properly consume each item for the best experience. Both chefs were taking their time with each dish and you could see their craft really come out during the night. It made it for an amazing and very enjoyable experience. It is well worth the money and I would highly recommend Shinbay to anyone looking for not just great food, but an overall amazing experience. Can't recommend it enough!!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For the price, the amount of food and quality was far below what we were expecting. We got 2 bites of wagyu. A lot of the items were also very bland. For $800 for 2, it was a big disappointment.

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  15. Heidi

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the intimate dining experience . Each dish had a unique story of how it was sourced, and the finishing touches were exquisite. A memorable experience

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  16. AndrewH

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best sushi in Phoenix and probably the best omakase I’ve had in the US. Truly and amazing and humble spot.

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  17. CatherineH

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! It is very expensive, but a unique experience worth saving up for.

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  18. Michael

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an amazing experience with the best quality products and a great chef. We liked the explanations about the different courses and it was fascinating that the fresh fish came from all over the world. Thank you so much

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  19. ZuzuG

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eating here is more than just a meal; it's an experience. Everything from the food to the presentation was beyond exceptional. We got to try some fish we've never had before like jellyfish and a few deep sea fish while also learning about a little about all of the ingredients. Being able to watch the chef prepare the fish is also a highlight. You can see and taste how much work he puts into preparing each plate. It might seem like it's on the pricey side but it is well worth it. I highly recommend trying this place at least once if you're a sushi lover and it's the perfect place for special occasions. We will definitely be back!

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  20. HollyGates

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful place. The fish is excellent, fresh, and flown in from all over the world. It is carefully prepared, artfully served, absolutely delicious. The experience is superb.

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  21. BrianD

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very thoughtfully curated dinner. My only comment is that I’d rather not hear from the waiter about each and every bite vs from the chef who spent a lot of time creating the omakase experience.

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  22. HectorP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely one of the best omakase experiences. the food was fresh, creative, and the presentation was clean and practical.

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  23. thomash

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding sushi dining experience. Top 3 all time!!!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very intimate personal experience with Chef and his team.

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  25. GigiF

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was superb and the service was top notch

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  26. BarbaraC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This dining experience is over-the-top amazing. Watching Chef Shinbi prepare each course and then to taste the culinary delight is worth every penny. Absolutely wonderful!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to the Japanese restaurant offering Omakase in different major cities, this is one of the best ! Chef Shinji is a great cook, he gets the best, rare fish from all over the world! The service is impactful, it’s a great dining experience! Highly recommended!👍!

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  28. DeeS

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best sushi experience I’ve ever had. My friend enjoyed their birthday celebration and mentioned several times throughout the meal that many of the bites took them on a journey. From the moment we walked in we were immersed and transfixed by the atmosphere and attention to detail. The pictures we took did not do justice to the overall experience that we talked about well into the evening. We look forward to another visit and journey of the senses. We are fortunate to have such an amazing experience available here in the desert. Thank you for an unforgettable evening.

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  29. anonymous

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing Omakase experience. Only 6 diners in the restaurant at a time so a very intimate experience.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Astonishing. Worth every penny. Amongst the best sushi restaurants in the world.

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  31. GeorgeH

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an experience beyond dinner. The food prepared by Chef Shinji Kurita and his assistant was exquisite with a personal dining experience narrated and explained by Derek who was amazing and provided insight into Japanese cuisine and methods of the Chef. The nigiri was my favorite part, but all of the courses were amazing. I have not in the past been a big sake guy, but I also had the most amazing sake that really opened my eyes to what a good sake is. I highly recommend this intimate setting for dinner.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular experience! Great food, prepared right in front of diners in small, quiet setting. Excellent wine and sake selection. What a great evening!

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  33. PhilS

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly outstanding experience, everything was exceptional

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  34. TylarM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don’t even know where to start. This was the single best dining experience I’ve ever had. Chef Shinji and his team really go out of their way to give you the most exclusive and amazing experience. Everything is fresh and delicious, and watching the chef work just mere feet in front of you is like watching an artist create a masterpiece. I can’t say enough good things about Shinbay, it’s an experience that is a must for sushi lovers. You can really tell how much love, hard work , and passion goes into creating an amazing experience for all their guests. 5 stars isnt enough!

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  35. Drea

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I love coming here for our anniversary. The menu is perfectly crafted with care and taste at the forefront. It’s an amazing experience that any true food lover should try.

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  36. AndrzejB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Japanese meal I have ever had. Quality quantity and presentation absolutely fabulous. This is not just eating an evening meal, but a total experience and one not to be missed. Everything was perfect, from entering the restaurant to leaving. Limited seating- only 6 people per sitting makes it an intimate way of enjoying excellent food. Each days menu is unique and the combination of flavours playhouses on your palette. I cannot recommend this highly enough.

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  37. RickB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You must be a fan of the highest quality sushi, served in the Omakase style, in order to truly appreciate Master Chef Shinji's creations, and this intimate Shinbay Omakase room. If you do, this is a treat! I have not been able to find anything like this in the States, certainly not in Arizona. The last time I had an Omakase meal that rivaled this was in Tokyo. So many subtleties and surprises to be discovered! Wonderful experience.... and wonderful menu items!

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  38. ChrisS

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! Great food and service. Everything was fantastic. Thank you

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  39. Amusebouche

    Denver

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another outstanding performance by Chef Kurita. It's a privilege watching him work from the counter. Although we've had this menu a number of times already, it's so good, it's worth returning every few months to have it again. Just one item we thought was a bit off this time -- the Chilean sea bass was unfortunately overcooked. It was served in a garlic black bean sauce smothered with Japanese mushrooms. The mushrooms were perfect. But we appreciated more the previous versions of sea bass Shinbay had served -- a delicately fried nanbanzuke, and an agedashi mero in a beautiful broth. Everything else, however, was very clean and full of flavor, showing honor to the ingredients. The nodoguro and toro nigiri were, as usual, stars, as were the seafood bites and the Shinbay parfait with lime jelly and a coconut tuille. The informative ongoing narration complemented the meal very well. The small group intimate atmosphere allowed for that nicely.

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  40. AlbertH

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ignore the couple of negative reviews! ShinBay is amazing and fantastic. This is fish/sushi you absolutely can’t get anywhere else. Presentation was beautiful, flavors sophisticated, great atmosphere. Only 6 diners per seating makes for a very peaceful and personal experience. If you think the more money you spend the more food you should get then this place isn’t for you. If you want to forge on food then this place isn’t for you. For true sushi connoisseurs this is a bucket list experience.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Shinbay Omakase Room by Tanaka Ken is rated 4.7 stars by 282 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 7 times today
Google Map for Shinbay Omakase Room by Tanaka Ken

3720 N SCOTTSDALE RD, Suite 201, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Scottsdale Rd and 2nd Street
  • Neighborhood
    Old Town Scottsdale
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:45 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Japanese Speciality
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free parking available in shared parking lot with F45 gym. Arrive early as parking fills up fast. Additional parking available at Old Town Civic Center Parking Corral or nearby unmetered street parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tanaka Ken
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (480) 361-1021
  • Private party facilities
    The space may reserved for private parties up to 13 guests
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