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Sushi 101

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Tempe
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  • Samra H.
    Samra HauseyAugust 16, 2014
    Happy hour is awesome
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesAugust 13, 2014
    To learn the trick of the trade, join the sushi making class offered every Sunday afternoon for just $15. Read more
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesAugust 13, 2014
    This Japanese restaurant is exactly what its name implies: a stepping stone for sushi virgins. Read more
  • Jasmine V.
    Jasmine VillaAugust 9, 2014
    Happy Hour prices are for dine in only.
  • Hersh H.
    Hersh HinesJuly 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the bar and ask the chefs to make you there specialties that aren't on the menu!
  • Travis H.
    Travis HowethMay 22, 2014
    The worst sushi I ever had... Imitation crab really?? Wtf?
  • Kim V.
    Kim VApril 15, 2014
    Kabuki or RA is even tastier
  • Kate H.
    Kate HartleyMarch 11, 2014
    Sweet potato rolls are bomb!
  • Maj H.
    Maj HedlundMarch 5, 2014
    Great happy hour
  • Jesus O.
    Jesus OntiverosDecember 29, 2013
    Don't order the bulgogi .. Ewwww. Nasty. Nerves on every single piece
  • Brett L.
    Brett LewisNovember 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    There is always a guy in the men's restroom talking on his phone from the stall. Must see.
  • Dia S.
    Dia SaitoNovember 18, 2013
    This place isn't the best, but it is very close to campus so sometimes convenience overrules quality. If you have more time and money, Kabuki at Tempe Marketplace is much better.
  • Kayla Y.
    Kayla YoungNovember 18, 2013
    Great HH! Not the best sushi, but hey you get what you pay for right?
  • Susan H.
    Susan HorowitzNovember 18, 2013
    Great happy hour hours! I love their sweet potato roll and this is the only place I know of that offers a sweet potato roll.
  • Victoria
    VictoriaNovember 17, 2013
    Reverse happy hour starts at 9 p.m! Greeks: Great for dinner after chapter meetings on Monday nights.
  • Marcela P.
    Marcela PalefskyNovember 14, 2013
    I eat here religiously! Not only is the sushi delicious and the staff friendly, but the Happy Hour deals are amazing. Make sure to go from 3-7pm or 9-11pm on weekdays to catch these specials!
  • Helen G.
    Helen GibsonNovember 12, 2013
    Best ASU Dynamite Roll ever... for that hungry Devil
  • Erik H.
    Erik HaysNovember 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I mean, it's raw fish n shit.
  • Emily Brooke R.
    Emily Brooke RobertsonNovember 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    No more Monday sake bombs? I'd rather go to RA.
  • Emily Brooke R.
    Emily Brooke RobertsonSeptember 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Golden State Roll! Best thing on the menu.
  • Rhyan B.
    Rhyan BrandtAugust 16, 2013
    Great service ask for Josh for your server, hes the best
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DunmoreAugust 15, 2013
    Excellent Reverse Happy Hour!
  • Cody C.
    Cody CallahanAugust 5, 2013
    Solid sushi restaurant at University and Rural. Happy hour pricing is phenomenal making this a great place for an early dinner near campus.
  • Dan the Man
    Dan the ManJuly 30, 2013
    If you see a table full of cute ASU chicks, give 'me your sake.
  • Darius R.
    Darius RuckerJuly 3, 2013
    Just for the record I don't like sushi! But they had some non-seafood items as well! And Saki bombs!
  • Ana G.
    Ana GutierrezJune 12, 2013
    The size of the sushi roll is so dissapointing for the price.
  • Kelsey H.
    Kelsey HigginsFebruary 16, 2013
    Golden State roll is literally the best sushi role ever. Ask for extra eel sauce!
  • Stephen
    StephenFebruary 16, 2013
    The best low key spot to get a roll and drink some saki. Never over crowded or loud for the most part. Great sushi or entre plates as well.
  • Hillary E.
    Hillary ElizabethFebruary 15, 2013
    Happy hour 4-7pm and 9-close is the best time to go for cheap, quality sushi. Make sure to try the veggie roll, its my favorite.
  • Michael I.
    Michael IuorioFebruary 15, 2013
    Sushi 101 is a great college town sushi restaurant! They have great service and funny shirts. Definitely try their Black and Yellow roll, it is delicious!
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HayeFebruary 14, 2013
    Best place for Happy Hour! The prices are great, not to mention their sake bombs and their Sun Devil roll!
  • Olivia S.
    Olivia SnyderFebruary 13, 2013
    I love the reverse happy hour 4-7pm and 9-close every day! Get the Golden State Roll for only $4! SO delicious!
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FishellFebruary 1, 2013
    Fresh wasabi: now there's something I hadn't seen before!
  • Sharro Jo W.
    Sharro Jo WoodringDecember 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They need to bring back the lobster dynamite! Otherwise it is great and they have soy paper!
  • Kelly G.
    Kelly GriffinNovember 2, 2012
    Spicy Geisha and Mango Tango - delish!
  • Sara D.
    Sara DaltonJuly 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    $3.75 sake bombs on Monday nights, whaaaaa!
  • Dana R.
    Dana RJune 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely try their sweet potato roll! So delicious and something different to try! Not a typical sushi roll.
  • Gigi C.
    Gigi CamposApril 19, 2012
    Try caterpillar roll my favorite!!
  • Christen N.
    Christen NavarreteMarch 29, 2012
    If your looking for a good deal and better sushi other than the MU, Sushi 101 is the place to be. Happy hour is half off which makes a difference. My favorite rolls are philly and the las vegas roll!
  • Jeffrey T.
    Jeffrey ToomeyMarch 29, 2012
    Don't forget to try the ASU 101, it has a great taste and it also provides some school pride!
  • D'Andra A.
    D'Andra AlexanderMarch 29, 2012
    Sushi 101 has not disappointed me during happy hour. I always order the Spicy Tuna Roll EVERY single time & I can not think of one time that it has been bad. The service is good & it's close to campus
  • Nifes P.
    Nifes PutzoMarch 29, 2012
    Always the best idea for late night sushi. 9-close happy hour is amazing.
  • Rose R.
    Rose RoverMarch 29, 2012
    Great happy hour prices for college students. Get the Las Vegas Roll or Spicy Tuna!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HMarch 14, 2012
    although i'm not a sushi person this place is amazing, me and my friends love coming here for happy hour and chatting over California rolls.
  • Vanessa H.
    Vanessa HodgesMarch 7, 2012
    The Shrimp Tempura is really good and they have really good crab cakes but they only come on top of their crab cake salad. It's worth it though.
  • Valerie A.
    Valerie AhyongFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the roll 101 and sun devil roll! The sweet potato vegetarian roll is great too! :)
  • jacque v.
    jacque valleJanuary 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite has always been spicy tuna roll with jalapenos. amazing
  • RobSt1
    RobSt1January 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Have your g/f feed sushi from across the table!!!!!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BegayJanuary 5, 2012
    A step below Ra. Find somewhere better. If you want quality sushi, go to Blue Wasabi in Scottsdale.
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EngelbrechtJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    SAKE BOMBS
  • 🌸Tiffany L.
    🌸Tiffany LynDecember 27, 2011
    Sake bombs are the shit!
  • Claire S.
    Claire SiderasDecember 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Must get "Krazy Maki" roll its the best roll I've ever had!
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DillonSeptember 30, 2011
    Vegas roll is no bueno, stick to RA for that one. Shrimp Tempura is amazing! Lollipop is alright too.
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MarrsAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You can see the mayors nutsuck
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LloydAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The teriyaki chicken and fried rice is so good!!!
  • Maggie F.
    Maggie FlynnJuly 14, 2011
    Tiger eye is great...must have!!
  • Christopher P.
    My friend had some bad squid, everything else was excellent.
  • War W.
    War WulfApril 30, 2011
    Hurrr im a hoers
  • Mercedes A.
    Mercedes AmadorApril 14, 2011
    Who couldn't love two Happy Hours in one day seven days a week? Their Las Vegas Roll is their best fried tempura!
  • Tanae L.
    Tanae LaneseApril 14, 2011
    This is one of the better sushi spots in Tempe area, and the prices are great! Happy Hour and Reverse Happy hour EVERYDAY! Cant really beat that! 4-7pm and 9-close
  • Ali M.
    Ali MaynardApril 14, 2011
    Delicious sushi near ASU campus. Happy hour specials from 4-7pm and 9-close. Cheap sushi, sake, and miso soup! Come on a budget and leave full and happy :)
  • Jason A.
    Jason AbongApril 9, 2011
    Go during Happy Hour...the Sushi is great and cheap.
  • Thien P.
    Thien Pham 💵April 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the greatest place to come for Happy Hour. I recommend the Salmon Nigri and Spicy Tuna Roll
  • Elise U.
    Elise UppermanApril 6, 2011
    this is a great sit down sushi place close to campus. The gyoza is delicious and the prices are very reasonable
  • Nathan
    NathanApril 5, 2011
    Happy Hour=cheap sushi rolls. I love to come here, order 5 rolls and pig out. The Sakura roll and the golden state roll are simply amazing, but watch out, the golden state might upset your stomach
  • Liz L.
    Liz LemonApril 3, 2011
    Try the Sweet Potato Roll (preferably during happy hour) and make sure to get eel sauce on the side.
  • Matt F.
    Matt FMarch 23, 2011
    Decently priced, the Vegas Rolls are ok, I would recommend you head down to RA on Mill, bigger selection and the service is a lot better. The vegas rolls are WAAAY better and the drinks are good.
  • Kaitlyn R.
    Kaitlyn RiekerMarch 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The eel slayer roll is to die for and you can never go wrong with a golden state roll and some vegetable tempura :)
  • Anne N.
    Anne N.March 2, 2011
    Sign up for their newsletter and get great coupons! They're pretty good about not spamming.
  • Kelsey B.
    Kelsey BarthFebruary 16, 2011
    happy hour has the best deals. i wouldn't spend money on the sushi if it wasn't happy hour time though, it's not that amazing.
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PetersonFebruary 15, 2011
    Great location happy hour from 4-7 and reverse happy hour from 9- to close. $5 Bombs!
  • chase c.
    chase carrollFebruary 13, 2011
    Find a new place. Sushi 101 used to be mediocre. But they recently raised their prices and with it dropped the quality of the food. Definitely better japanese/ sushi joints in town.
  • Alexandra I.
    Alexandra IrvingJanuary 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    $1.50 Bud Light drafts during happy hour! :)
  • Victoria G.
    Victoria GundersenNovember 5, 2010
    They have a great happy hour here, but ur order always takes forever to come. Be prepared to wait. If you come w/ a big group & want the bill separated u have to tell the waiter b4 u order, if u don't
  • Alexandra I.
    Alexandra IrvingNovember 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the shrimp tempura roll. It's delicious. Oh and go during happy hour.
  • Nikki M.
    Nikki MyersSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I think they have the best las vegas rolls in the valley. They have a killer happy hour too!
  • Caitlin R.
    Caitlin RoseSeptember 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Philly Roll or the Las Vegas Roll and happy hour is the best time to go!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SariaSeptember 5, 2010
    Happy Hour/Reverse Happy makes this place a total must-go for students :)
  • Mario M.
    Mario MoramarcoAugust 9, 2010
    Monkey brains for the win
  • Bethani M.
    Bethani MelloAugust 2, 2010
    Heart Attack roll is good, but wasn't impressed with anything else. Probably won't go back
  • stovn
    stovnAugust 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Moonwalker and Heart Attack rolls. Get them.
  • Jeff O.
    Jeff OwensJuly 24, 2010
    Be adventurous and try the tofu steak. It's phenomenal!
  • Bobby R.
    Bobby RzoncaJune 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is awesome....
  • Stephanie F.
    Stephanie FelixMay 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not come here! Terrible service and rude manager
  • Sam R.
    Sam RugerisApril 15, 2010
    Happy hour from 9 to close is clutch.
  • Debra I.
    Debra IrelandMarch 2, 2010
    This has some good Sushi...
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