6 Phoenix Sushi Restaurants Among Yelp Top 100 in the US for 2024, Highlighting 13% Industry Growth. 

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According to a report by restaurant review site Yelp, Phoenix boasts some of the best sushi restaurants in the country. 

Yelp’s Top 100 Sushi Spots 2024 list came out on June 11 and the list features six Phoenix area restaurants. 

The best sushi restaurant in Arizona on Yelp’s latest list is Sushi Friend, located in Phoenix’s Sunnyslope neighborhood at 8727 N. Central Avenue. Sushi Friend, which opened in the late 2010s, was ranked No. 3 in the U.S. on Yelp’s 2023 sushi restaurant ranking. The sushi restaurant is famous for its beautifully arranged to-go sushi platters. 

Yelp determined the list based on several factors including the total volume of reviews for each restaurant and the ratings of those reviews. 

The No. 1 spot in the U.S. was awarded to Kauai Sushi Station, located in Lihue,Hawaii on the island of Kauai. 

Sushi is one of the fastest growing types of restaurants; another Yelp report indicated a 13% increase in sushi restaurants opening in 2023 compared to 2022. The Valley has witnessed the opening of numerous sushi restaurants ranging from luxurious dining experience to quick grab-and-go options, in recent years. In early 2024, James Beard Award-winning chef, Tyson Cole, introduced his renowned sushi restaurant Uchi to Old Town Scottsdale. 

Here are all the Arizona locations that made Yelp’s Top 100 Sushi Restaurants 2024 list, along with their location in the Valley: 


  • 11. Sushi Friend – Phoenix 
  • 46. Khao Thai and Sushi – Scottsdale 
  • 56. Kaizen PHX – Phoenix 
  • 58. Yutaka Japanese Restaurant – Phoenix 
  • 69. Hi 5 Sushi – Chandler 
  • 71. Sushi Stop Udon & Grill – Mesa 

Yelp also recently included seven Arizona restaurants in its ranking of the country’s top barbecue joints; and a Queen Creek restaurant was ranked No. 3 on Yelp’s list of the best Chicago-style pizza restaurants.

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