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Sushi 101 Japanese Restaurant

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920 E University Dr, Ste D101, Tempe, AZ 85281-4298
+1 480-317-0101
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The bar area is great for large parties. A great atmosphere and good food. Will need to come back for a variety of sushi or combos.

Thank JoeyMc81
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387 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

My boys took me here for Mother's Day and first of all it was a little too dark and a little too cold. The sushi was good; we tried the baked salmon, shrimp tempura, moonwalk (with sweet potato), and standard California rolls. All were good. The miso soup was very good. I even had a sake bomber and I liked... More 

Thank Bkbak
Tempe, Arizona
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

If you live in the Tempe area you know that RA sushi is probably one of the best places to go for sushi. Although, I tried Sushi 101 last week for the first time and I was quite impressed. It's reasonably priced and the sushi is very delicious. We had of course the Vegas Roll (best I have ever had),... More 

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Houston, Texas
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161 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

I was not expecting much based on the name of the restaurant. Our plans had fallen through for another cocktail lounge so we decided that a mid-day snack would be a great idea. This place was a wonderful surprise! The bartender makes a perfect classic vodka martini but also specialty cocktails including a pomegranate martini. Our Japanese waitress was very... More 

Thank docfoodie2013
Scottsdale, Arizona
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

The waiters are the nicest people ever! They are very attentive and the sushi here is by far the best sushi I have had. I have been back 10 times now

Thank Rachel J
White Salmon
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

We were in Tempe looking for a sushi place and spotted this establishment. It was a good find. The place was busy for a Thursday evening. We asked for patio seating and that probably added to the wait, but it was not that long and proved to be worth the time. Once seated our server was prompt and efficient. We... More 

Thank Charles V
Chandler, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

Located right next ASU, this seems to be a student favorite. I am not a Sushi connoisseur however, I've liked almost every single item I have tried. They do have decent vegetarian options too that my vegetarian friends like! The staff is always cheerful and friendly. They knock off a dollar or 2 on every item during happy hours.

Thank raadhey
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Sushi 101 is located just East of AZ state and in a mini-mall with a comedy club. The menu is innovative, well presented and not too stingy. They have interestng and attractive specials daily. We tried the green mussels and they are excellent. the service is attentive and friendly. The crowd is what you'd expect from the proximity.

Thank Friedrich B
Tempe, Arizona
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134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

We had been here before, and it was pretty decent, so we decided to try it again after going to an ASU baseball game. There were a ton of staff and basically only three other tables besides us. We ordered our drinks and it took 20 minutes before we got them. When the waitress came back, she took our order,... More 

Thank Kristin O
Scottsdale Az
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

Today we were in this restaurante for lunch, number one they only have 2 waiters and several tables were waiting for service, very slow should have more help. The food was very bad, I ordered grill salmon and they deep fried, corn instead sushi, rice suggy, price to high for the quality of food, and lots of grease, the smell... More 

Thank Estela T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 920 E University Dr, Ste D101, Tempe, AZ 85281-4298
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-317-0101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?