Fast, fresh and friendly: Gilbert’s Sushi San Restaurant
Posted by AZGetawayTravel
at February 13th
It seems there are more sushi restaurants than convenience stores around the Phoenix area. Some are ritzy, upscale places with top ratings both from customers and critics. And others run the gamut of comments from “I’m afraid to eat there” to “It’s usually pretty solid.” Sushi gourmands have their own standards. I’ll call ours the “four F’s” – fresh, fast and friendly and maybe just a bit fancy too. (Attractive plate presentation get bonus points.) You can find all four plus more at Sushi San in Gilbert. That’s why it’s one of our top sushi dining destinations.
No frills exist in the description of Sushi San. It’s neither a trendy chain nor a happy hour pickup spot. It’s a simple and unassuming location in a strip mall at the northeast corner of Warner and McQueen in Gilbert, but the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Sushi San can be very accommodating, whether you’re part of a large family reunion, birthday party or a couple celebrating a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner — nestled in one of the over-sized booths. Of course, there’s a counter — the long bar runs nearly the whole length of the restaurant. Sushi San meets all four of our sushi standards. I have always found the fish to be only fresh, the service fast, friendly and efficient and the menu items to be presented with artistic creativity and flair. Plus it’s one of the few sushi places we know that serves seared tuna with fresh wasabi — Chuck’s favorite. My photos are inadequate however. Find more photos taken at the restaurant on the Sushi San Facebook page.
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