There’s nothing like a nice, fresh, cold plate of sushi for those who enjoy it, especially when you’re in a city that’s as hot as Mesa. With it’s beautiful mountains and desert scenery, Mesa, Arizona is definitely worth a visit, but you’re definitely going to get both warm and hungry if you spend a lot of time walking around.
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An extensive menu with something for everyone, even if you don’t like sushi!
The sushi choices are limitless at RA Sushi, so try a few to be sure you don’t miss out on any delicious flavors! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1652 S Val Vista Dr | Mesa | rasushi.com
Open for takeout, delivery, and indoor dining, RA Sushi brings an amazing selection of sushi to your table. Specialty rolls, sashimi, nigiri, maki, hand rolls— this place has it all. And if you don’t want the sushi, chances are that you’ll be able to find something else to enjoy here, too.
RA Sushi has lunch specials, sides, salads, soups, shareable plates, bento boxes, and desserts as well as many entree dishes. They also have catering and gluten free options, and they take COVID precautions very seriously.
Hours are from 11 a.m. until midnight Sundays through Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m. the following day on Fridays and Saturdays.
“Lots of variety if you don't eat raw sushi.. chicken teriyaki, wings, edamame, shishito peppers, poke tacos, soup, ramen, salad .. full bar - lots of drink options. Plenty of seating & parking, we would recommend and will definitely be back.” - Yelp Review
Modern Japanese cuisine brought to Arizona in this beautiful restaurant!
The sushi at Osaka Japanese Steakhouse is just as beautiful as it delicious! Definitely worth a try! Image courtesy of Instagram.
6730 E Superstition Springs Blvd | Mesa | osakaaz.com
Osaka Japanese Steakhouse is a great restaurant in a great area of Mesa— it’s very close to the Superstition Springs Center, a very popular shopping area. The restaurant also has a lot of elegant decorations, such as art and candles!
You can order takeout online for pick-up or delivery, but also sit down and dine at the bar, a private table, or book a teppanyaki dining experience for large group events and parties. Your dining experience is whatever you want to make it, and the menu is plenty flexible, too, with far more than sushi for sale!
Osaka Japanese Steakhouse is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
“The file was super tender and delicious, cooked like I requested. The drinks are cheap, food is fresh and well prepared. They have a great sushi selection as well. Looking forward to come back to this place.” - Yelp Review
A long list of sushi on the menu, and plenty other options, too!
Teharu Sushi has a lot of different kinds of specialty rolls on the menu for you to try! Image courtesy of Instagram.
6638 E Superstition Springs Blvd | Mesa | 480-832-0959
Though it may only be open for limited capacity right now, you’ll definitely want to try Teharu Sushi out for takeout or sit-down dining. They offer an extensive list of sushi for you to try, and the prices are all very low!
The tempura, teriyaki bowls, noodles, soups, and desserts offered at Teharu Sushi are also very fairly priced, along with the beverage options. To accompany your meal, whether it’s sushi or not, you can order beer, sake, wine, and soft drinks.
Teharu Sushi is open from noon until 9 p.m. all seven days a week!
“I come here almost every Friday because I like the variety of sushi and the reasonable prices. Service is usually slow and it is not high end sushi, but the sushi is good and I can try different stuff.” - Yelp Review
High quality sushi on the menu for reasonable prices!
The sushi is the center of attention at Zushi Japanese bistro, even if they offer a lot of other foods on the menu, too! Image courtesy of Instagram.
6727 E McDowell Rd | Mesa | zushiaz.com
Whether it’s dine-in, takeout, or delivery, Zushi Japanese Bistro has you covered. They also have covered and heated outdoor seating so that you can sit outside no matter the weather! They also have many COVID precautions in place because customer safety is always a priority.
They also prioritize health, fresh ingredients for all of the food on their menu— not just the sushi selection. This restaurant also serves appetizers, entrees, teppan, and chinese dishes. The sushi is, however, the main attraction.
Tuesdays through Thursdays, Zushi Japanese Bistro is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Hours are from 11 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. on Fridays, noon to 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sundays.
“The waiter was supper friendly so I definitely give this place more than 5 stars for their creative rice for your roll options and great customer service. I can now see why this place is always busy we'll definitely be coming back.” - Yelp Review
A japanese grill that may make fast food, but there’s nothing lacking in quality!
Yoko’s prides itself on its outstanding customer service! Even with masks, you can be sure that you’ll receive a smile! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1235 S Gilbert Rd Ste 1 | Mesa | yokoaz.com
Yoko’s has existed as a go-to “neighborhood spot” for good food at great prices since it opened in 1993! Though you may not necessarily associate ‘fast food’ with high quality, that’s exactly what Yoko’s has. Dine-in or takeout, the food here doesn’t disappoint.
And there’s certainly a lot of food to choose from! Their menu is divided into four main sections— you can order online —including main dishes, side dishes, soups and salads, and sushi!
Yoko’s is closed on Sundays, but on every other day of the week hours are from 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.
“The food was good and the regular size was definitely a lot of food. The inside is nothing much but the guys working were nice and the food didn't take too long to be ready.” - Yelp Review
Great sushi in the heart of the city!
There is of course a wide variety of sushi available on the menu at Makitto, but their specialty rolls take the cake! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1055 N Dobson Rd | Mesa | makitto.com
Makitto Sushi, owned by a local chef in Mesa who has a lot of experience making authentic Japanese food, prides itself on its mix of modern and traditional cooking styles and delicious, fresh flavors.
In addition to their popular specialty rolls, they serve maki, nigiri, sashimi, and hand rolls. Also on the menu are appetizers, salads, tempura, soup and rice, entrees, beer, wine, and sake. Whatever you want to eat or drink with your sushi, you can find it at Makitto!
On Sundays through Thursdays, dinner hours are 4:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. On Friday and Saturday those hours change to 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. In addition, on Tuesdays through Saturdays, Makitto Sushi has lunch specials from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
“First off, Makitto has a very cool, dim lit, intimate vibe. If anyone has ever been to a small Ozekis or Maki Plus, Makitto has a similar atmosphere. Our waiter was very nice and our food arrived 10-12min after ordering.” - Yelp Review
Sushi— and a variety of other dishes —prepared with a modern flare!
Sushi like you’ve never seen it before! It looks ridiculously appetizing on the plate, and tastes even better! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1641 S Stapley Dr Ste 103 | Mesa | house-sushi.com
House Modern Sushi Restaurant may only be open for takeout and delivery right now, but that can be the best way to eat in the city— just grab and go! And the food itself is delicious; they have far more than just sushi on the menu.
In addition to their special rolls, sashimi, and maki, this restaurant also has appetizers, salads, entrees, tempura, udon soup, soba, and specials for you to choose from.
On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays House Modern Sushi Restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., though the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays. On Friday and Saturday hours are from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., and on Sunday hours are from noon until 8:30 p.m.
“It is a smaller restaurant so it feels a bit cozy but they serve you pretty quickly. Staff is pretty attentive to your needs. Food is pretty good. I enjoy that the sushi does not have too much rice.” - Yelp Review
A Japanese restaurant with a very extensive menu, both in food and drinks!
The sushi at Sekai is just what the doctor ordered— or rather, what you did! And you certainly have plenty of options. Image courtesy of Instagram.
1017 S Gilbert Rd | Mesa | sekaisushi.net
Sekai Sushi is open delivery, takeout, and sit-down dining, and they’ve take many precautions to ensure that their guests will both feel and be safe while dining at the restaurant— the staff wears gloves and masks, there are temperature checks, and the seating is at limited capacity.
The choices on the menu, however, are anything but limited. This is definitely the place to be if you’re looking for an extensive selection of delicious sushi— whether you prefer the special rolls or the more classic ones Sekai also offers authentic appetizers, entrees, and lunch specials, though, so you don’t have to stick to sushi!
Hours are from 11:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. on weekdays. On Saturdays the restaurant is open from noon until 9:30 p.m., and Sekai Sushi is closed on Sundays. Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and reverse happy hour is from 8 p.m. until closing time. If you want a sake bomb, happy hour is the time to get one!
“I am a huge fan of their sushi as it always taste incredibly fresh and authentic. Their entrée items are also equally as delicious. I highly recommend their Katsu plates. It's also a very cute establishment as well.” - Yelp Review
If you’re looking for a great place to get sushi in Mesa, Arizona, you may find exactly what you’re looking for at one of these restaurants. Plenty of menu choices, a lovely atmosphere, and great service— all the perfect factors to contribute to a perfect dining experience.
And, if you’re looking for a great gift for a loved one who happens to be a sushi fan— even if you aren’t too keen on sushi yourself —GiftYa might be just the thing!