Phoenix's 5 best spots to score inexpensive Japanese food

Blue Fin. | Photo: Simon W./Yelp

Looking to satisfy your appetite for inexpensive Japanese fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Japanese restaurants around Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings.

1. Blue Fin

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Topping the list is Blue Fin. Located at 1401 N. Central Ave., the it's the highest-rated affordable Japanese restaurant in Phoenix, boasting four stars out of 234 reviews on Yelp.

Specializing in authentic Japanese appetizers and sushi, Blue Fin also serves soups, salads and desserts, and there are daily specials like a teriyaki beef bowl and chicken breast breaded in panko crumbs.

2. Yogi's Grill

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Next up is an outpost of the chain Yogi's Grill, situated in Deer Valley at 2450 W. Happy Valley Road. With four stars out of 119 reviews on Yelp, the sushi bar, which offers salads, noodles and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option. Menu highlights include an udon noodle bowl, a spicy katsu curry and a garlic chicken bowl. 

Yelper John S., who reviewed Yogi's Grill on Sept. 29, wrote, "Food and customer service is always top notch. Chicken and beef bowl is a solid choice."

And Shara N. wrote, "Really enjoyed the teriyaki and rice bowl. It was very good and I definitely would eat it again!"

3. Sushi-to

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Maryvale's Sushi-to, located at 4224 W. Indian School, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced sushi bar, which features sushi rolls made with a Mexican flare, five stars out of 11 reviews.

Look for cold, baked, deep fried and "Sinaloa-style" sushi rolls, as well as soups, salads and desserts, on the menu.

4. FiGaMi Asian Fresh

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FiGaMi Asian Fresh, an Asian fusion and made-to-order sushi spot in Alhambra, is another low-priced go-to, with four stars out of 36 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3446 W. Camelback Road, Suite 103, to see for yourself.

The eatery offers a blend of Chinese, Burmese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Indian, Thai and Japanese dishes, such as ramen, Mongolian beef, fried rice and spring rolls.

5. Yoshi's


Over in Paradise Valley, check out Yoshi's, which has earned four stars out of 36 reviews on Yelp so far. Dig in at the Japanese spot by heading over to 12202 N. Cave Creek Road, or check out the full menu here

Yelper Victoria R., who reviewed Yoshi's on July 9 wrote, "Finally I had the opportunity to and wow! If you love spicy rice bowls this place is calling your name."

And  Marcy S. noted, "The teriyaki chicken is outstanding & so are the eggrolls. Everything is always made fresh."

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