Portions are now smaller, no complimentary orange for dessert now. I have not tried the sushi, but the bento boxes and tempura are fried with cheap cooking oil that stays with you, and if your stomach is sensitive find a place that used olive oil or canola oil of a good quality. I Love Sushi was better a few years ago.
This place is disgusting. I see roaches came out from the kitchen. Where's the inspector?..
I am extremely dissapointed with the tucson weekly voting this the best sushi in tucson. Fake Ahi tuna?? thats right its just whitefish died red. I cant stand cheep sushi no matter how "cool" the inside looks. Do yourself a favor and eat pretty much anywhere else but there.
We loved the Speedway location; however, the same food we normally order- sesami chicken and Sushi was not even edible and portions small.
David, did you loose your cooks or what, we will never return. After 8 years of twice a week patronage we are deeply disappointed
Cheesy low budget sushi. One time I got a piece of glass in my sushi rice. The owner tried to just give me a free dessert to make up for it. I should have sued.
I quit going to this place. The owner flat out refused to give us hot towels unless we sat at the sushi bar. The service got increasingly horrible. One night the waiter seemed to be on drugs and broke down crying at our table over some misperception he had over another customer. The place is run down and dirty. The sushi was big portions but I think it was mediocre at best. I strongly suggest going elsewhere like to sushi on Oracle.
"Expect to spend at least $25 per person —with occasional missteps"
Excuse me - do you, Jacqueline, have a clue what $25 per person for 4 people buys in a really great but not over-priced place - with a tip we're at say $120+
There's something missing in your value system. Graduate and get a job and get connected to reality.
They stay open late, which means they keep their sushi out all night. Some of their rolls were creative, but that did not make up for the lack of quality and freshness in the fish. The decor was hip and modern, but the staff (and the late night patrons) looked more like street thugs than professionals.
Not what it used to be!! They are now too busy for quality!
What a dissapointment. we had been going to this restautant since it opened. Tonight, Friday before Valentine Day 2010 was such a dissapointment from any other ever enjoyed there in past. We arrived around 5:10 pm, early enough to beat the crowds! After seating a partial party, then moving them because their other diners would not be there for an hour, another party of three joined our table. Finally our cook came to the table after 6:20, the grill was over heated, he put the eggs on griddle and they promptly burnt to a discusting shade of black! He scrapped away the black egg, added the rice (to a still too hot griddle) and it became crunchy and scorched to a scary grey color. Oh did I mention the flying egg shell launched from his poor attempt of a clumsy show. My chicken was blackened to a crispy unidentifiable texture. He forgot I ordered shrimp and tried to give my order to the other party. The saddest of all was when expressing our first dissapointment in our dining experience, they did not care!!! They just said "oh" I'll tell the owner later!!! So very sad, they used to be great but are now reduced to not caring about their service and worse about their food quality!!!
Mary Fallecker Native Tucsonan of over 50 years!
Yuck! My wife and I ate here last week... here's the rundown:
*Multiple hairs in the the tempura shrimp roll
*Sushi too warm... like it had been sitting out for a while
*Overpriced in general
...can't really think of any positives besides the sake buzz.
dang guy, you were on the southside, VERY CLOSE TO CLOSING TIME...
AND YOU WENT OUT ON A BUSY DATE.... you don't see that you made several
contributions to the perfect storm???
pop a handful of chill pills next time...
OH. and im the owner, and I want to talk to you?? hah! I don't think so.
NEGATIVE 5 STARS! Absolutely the worse Dining experience I have EVER had! Being that we are in our upper 40's, this is only one of thousands of restaurants we have been to & it is not like me to complain (just look at my Yelp history for yourself). This place sat us over an hour after the "RESERVED"time. Granted, it was Valentines Day, so I can forgive a "little"lateness. Once seated, orders for drinks were not taken for 30 minutes. After another guest complained about a time constraint for her & her husband they took orders immediately. It took them 20 minutes to start preparing the food. As the "chef" was cooking, there was NO communication & NO "SHOW" which is 1/2 of what you pay for at a Hibachi Grill. The couple who complained about time finally walked out at 10:50 PM when food still was not ready! Mind you, this is 2 Hrs 20 min after our "RESERVED" time! My husband and I discussed leaving as we'll, but where do you go eat at 11PM at night? Once the food was prepared he was short on Scallops which my husband & 1 other guest had ordered (and they were burnt), so they had to cook more in the back. He ran out of veggies when serving (3 of us were not served ANY at all until the kitchen made some to bring out) at this point it was 20 min to 12:00 AM and our food WITH NO FLAVOR was boxed already. This was our very 1st visit to this place & keeping an open mind I kindly requested the meal be comped & I would be happy to try it on another day. The "manager" then said we could have a $50 GC for a future visit. I advised them that I doubt I would be back for that. It was very poor for them to allow me to get this upset, cause a scene arguing w/me in front of others and then making the customer pay for their poor planning. They need to do more. The fact that they had a busy night causing late seating w/reservations. Horrible Service from wait staff as well as the cook & the arrogant woman who claimed to be the manager brought me to my breaking point. I paid 1/2 the bill to get out of there (again almost. Midnight!) and I then called to speak to the owner. The owner didn't feel the need to speak to a VERY dissatisfied customer & the claim on their website that they want 100% satisfaction is a joke! I am hoping others will think twice before supporting this type of treatment towards customers. NEGATIVE 5 stars for this place!
My favorite restaurant - why did it close?
You know, I really want to like this place. The new location on Broadway is nicely appointed and pretty comfortable. The food is decent for sushi in Tucson, and especially during their happy hour, the prices are reasonable.
But on both our last two visits, a few months apart, there have been significant mistakes, long delays, lost tickets, items we didn't receive but were billed for. The wait staff has always straightened it out, but it's dinner at a restaurant, you know, there shouldn't have to be a reconciliation process.
I hope Sushi Garden gets its act in gear, but that hope is fading.
"kimono-clad waitresses"???? who wrote that? It's dead wrong. Nonetheless, the food is great! Amazing portions, delicious, huge variety. I only wish they didn't close from 2:30 to 5:00. the wait staff is typically college students.
If you are dieing for Sushi, close to El Con or Thornydale and your vehicle is out of gas, it is worth stopping. Otherwise much better Sushi around town than either location.
My family LOVES this place! My boys (8 n 5) always want to eat here! My BF would eat this place everyday if I let him, LOL. Eric the chef is awesome. He knows us really well and always very welcoming. I recommend this place to anybody and they will LOVE it! Keep up the good work...especially you Eric! Always putting on a GREAT show and the food is always PERFECT!!!
This place was AWESOME!! We had a big party and they had no problem with us. Eric was our chef and his performance was outstanding. My 10 year old daughter was giving him a hard time and he was great with it. She was heckling him to death. We celebrated a birthday and going away party at the same time. This place went above and beyond. Go here and you will be extremely satisfied!!!
If this is the DJ that performed at Armory Park for First Night down town 2009. He gets the croud jumpin. He's great!
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