Looking to satisfy your appetite for 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 meet your needs.
1. Blue Fin
Topping the list is Blue Fin. Located at 1401 N. Central Ave. in Central City, the Japanese spot is the highest rated affordable Japanese restaurant in Phoenix, boasting four stars out of 226 reviews on Yelp.
Named one of the top Japanese restaurants by Phoenix New Times, the menu offers classic Japanese dishes like sweet and sour chicken, katsu pork and teriyaki beef served over white rice. (View the full menu here.)
2. Yogi's Grill
Next up is Deer Valley's Yogi's Grill, situated at 2450 W. Happy Valley Road. With four stars out of 106 reviews on Yelp, the sushi bar, which offers salads, noodles and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.
The menu offers teriyaki entrees, sushi rolls, stir-fried noodles, udon noodle soups, tempura and salads. (View the full menu here.)
3. Samurai Sam's
Deer Valley's Samurai Sam's, located at 3013 W. Agua Fria Freeway, Suite 1, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly Japanese spot four stars out of 41 reviews.
The restaurant serves rice bowls, yakisoba noodle bowls, salads and more. The signature dishes include the spicy steak and broccoli bowl with steak, broccoli, rice, garlic and signature spicy teriyaki sauce, and the sumo bowl with steak, chicken breast, dark meat chicken, wok-stirred veggies, rice and signature teriyaki sauce. (View the full menu here.)