From afar, the inside of Hon machi Sushi & Cocktail could look like a thriving marina, as salmon, eel, and tuna from around the world board wooden boats that dock at tables framed with lush plants and paper lanterns. Seasoned sushi chefs outfit each these passengers with a layer of seaweed or rice before granting eight of them passage on the Hon machi boat along with three types of sashimi and a rainbow roll. In their wake, hot Japanese entrees such as chicken yakisoba and pork katsu emanate savory scents from Teppanyaki tables. In addition to captaining sushi boats, the staff gives specific driving directions to sushi and noodles, which show up at homes, parties, and corporate events.
Sushi chef Pancho doesn’t hide behind the walls of a kitchen. Dressed in a brightly colored happi coat emblazoned with tropical fish, Pancho can often be seen distributing hot towels and cracking jokes while he crafts sushi rolls filled with spicy crabmeat, masago, or yellowtail in front of diners at his sushi bar. Of course, chefs still create hot specialties in the kitchen—entrées such as teriyaki salmon, vegetable tempura, and breaded pork tonkatsu add a dose of heat like an eager dragon in his first day as an AC repairman. The eatery cuts down on diners' bills with daily specials, including a half-price sushi happy hour and all-you-can-eat sushi for around $20.
Sushi Eye in Motion, which the Phoenix New Times crowned with the title of Best Sushi in 2006, tempts customers with traditional Japanese fare and freshly made sushi. Head chef Richard Cho has created a maki menu that travels down the sushi bar's conveyor belt, where customers can pick their selections or test their Hot Wheels' horsepower. For an appetizer, try the agedashi tofu, which chefs batter and fry with a mild, sweet sauce ($3), or the tender fried octopus of the tako karaage ($7).
If you have a hankering for something extra tasty, sample the menu at Chandler's Kona Grill. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Kona Grill's menu that can cater to your needs. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Kona Grill offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Kona Grill is great for families with kids. On warmer days, take advantage of Kona Grill's outdoor seating. You won't feel cramped at Kona Grill, even with a large party — the restaurant is perfect for large groups.
Kona Grill offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. If time is of the essence, Kona Grill's take-out option may be a better fit.
Parking is available in the adjacent lot, as is valet.
Expect your bill at Kona Grill to come in at around $30 per person. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
For fresh maki, Chandler's Taiko Japanese Restaurant has got you covered. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Taiko Japanese Restaurant, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at Taiko Japanese Restaurant. Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, Taiko Japanese Restaurant has all the room you'll need to be comfortable.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Taiko Japanese Restaurant, known for its laid-back ambience. You can also grab your grub to go. For the tastes of Taiko Japanese Restaurant from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Taiko Japanese Restaurant. Taiko Japanese Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Sushi joint Mikado Sushi offers a wide-ranging menu of nigiri, rolls and more. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Mikado Sushi's menu that can cater to your needs. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Mikado Sushi's menu. Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — Mikado Sushi has kid-friendly food and seating. Big parties won't feel squeezed in at Mikado Sushi, which offers great seating for large groups.
Dress is typically casual at Mikado Sushi, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. If you need to get somewhere fast, the sushi spot also serves up grub to go.
For easy dining, Mikado Sushi provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
Your tab at Mikado Sushi will usually run to about $30 per guest.