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“The best place for happy hour!”
Review of Blue Wasabi Sushi & Martini Bar - CLOSED

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Blue Wasabi Sushi & Martini Bar
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The best place for happy hour!”
Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

Great food, people, atmosphere, prices and music. Upscale bar, seating is good. Drinks are mixed to perfection. I really enjoyed myself.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank marydoe178
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Reno, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Maybe we were there on an 'off' night...”
Reviewed 11 May 2013

I waited to write this review as I wanted to give the restaurant the benefit of the doubt and I'm hopeful things have improved since. We visited in mid-February and were there on some type of promotional night (Wear Blue Sunday?) We got 1/2 off our drinks, which was great. Decor of this place is edgy and youthful, which is a bit of a surprise as location is in a strip mall. Our sushi rolls were good and service was okay (although not nearly as good as the high-roller 2 top tables next to us who ordered 3+ bottles of wine... but hey, that's fair).

The real problem with our visit was that the night we were there, they were having some sort of mechanical/electrical issues back in the kitchen. All but one of the appetizers were unavailable and many of the rolls as well. Anything that would have been cooked/baked was unavailable. We were told this when it was time for us to order-- had we been told at the door, we might not have stayed. We ended up having very few choices, and the sushi that we did get was good, but not great. It would have been nice to have been comped on this, but maybe since they were already running a promotion they couldn't?

Our experience was overall not that great, but I thought it did have potential to be fantastic, hence the rating of a 3.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank KEMP527
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Prescott, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
274 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Fresh fish. Good service”
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Lots of young energy in the restaurant, but there were families too, so a good mix. Nice selection of sushi, shashimi and rolls. Some signature cocktails served icy cold. Low lighting adds a nice romantic touch. We go there often and it's always consistently good.

Visited December 2012
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Thank vikitorisedona
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Excellent fresh Sushi.”
Reviewed 31 December 2012

It has a neat vibe too it, and good food. I would say prices were fair. We had a good time. It was pretty loud.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Dan R
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Gleeson. AZ
Level 6 Contributor
293 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great Food & Atmosphere!”
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Stopped here with a friend before dinner, they have the most excellent martini menu. I'm not a big fan of sushi but this place is just very cool inside and never had a bad martini yet. While enjoying the martini we decided to try a couple small plates, figured this would be our appetizer. We had the pork potstickers and pork spring rolls, absolutely excellent. The restaurant was busy and the food sushi being prepared and delivered looked amazing.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Greg B
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