Yen Sushi & Sake Bar

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABo Bites here!  I’m a local foodie in the city of Phoenix, Arizona.  My writings include musical lyrics from popular songs along with my food reviews.  I recently received my gold badge from Yelp and I write for a local cultural website called AZCulture www.azculture.com.  Here are my current favorite places to bring my dates.  Hope find them just as romantic and fun!  

Yen Sushi & Sake Bar

17037 N. 43rd Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85308

Yen Sushi is a cute little mom and pop sushi joint. I came with my family for a quick bite of lunch. Overall, decors were modern Japanese with some nice artwork hanging from the walls. The place was pretty dark, but I gather they were shooting for cool modern sushi bar look. My cousin ordered their shrimp udon noodles and my brother-in-law and I shot for their Bento box; he got the short ribs and me, I got the spicy pork. Along with the Bento came miso soup, steamed rice, tempura vegetables, Japanese salad, and some spicy tuna roll. My bento box had a variety of items obviously which made me felt like I got a deal for only $9! However, I would say I would want my spicy pork a tad bit more kick and spice. My brother-in-law's short rib was probably a better bet. We both felt it had more flavors than the pork; nicely charred with a sweet and salty bite! My cousin said her udon noodles were good at best. I didn’t really have a taste, but I guess I can trust some that orders udon on a hot day! In the end, Yen Sushi looks like a little hot spot for patrons close by. I think overall its good enough and the Bento box for $9 is not a bad deal at all! Based on what I've heard the sushi here is great so next we shall come by together and see! - Enjoy!

Author: Chau Pham

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