These are the best Asian-Fusion restaurants in Scottsdale you need to try.
Whitefish sashimi with dry miso at NUBO. Photo courtesy of Nobu Restaurants
A reservation—let alone a coveted selfie chomping on chef Nobu Matsuhisa-blessed sashimi—is the equivalent of onyx. The world-renowned Japanese fusion restaurant—first introduced to New York in 1994—has attracted food elites from all over the world and right here in Scottsdale. 7014 E. Camelback Road, Ste. 1170, Scottsdale, noburestaurants.com/scottsdale/
Obon Sushi + Bar + Ramen
The indoor-outdoor space at The Grove invites diners to view the action in the expo kitchen; take in the lush landscape on the patio; and indulge in a Japanese-Korean menu of ramen, sushi and shared plates. Standouts include yuzu yellowtail crudo graced with crispy ginger and sweet pork belly steamed buns. 7300 N. Via Paseo Del Sur, Ste. 102, Scottsdale, obonsushi.com
Boasting elegant surrounds and contemporary robata Japanese cuisine, this location of Roka Akor in the McCormick Ranch area offers prime cuts of steaks, seafood and vegetables with Japanese-inspired accoutrements. Order bit by bit as whims of the table dictate or submit to the omakase experience—let the chef make the decisions. 7299 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, rokaakor.com/scottsdale
Two cultures come together in this trendy melting pot known as SumoMaya, combining Mexican and Asian flavors for a unique cultural fusion cuisine. With so many different things to choose from, the chefs recommend guests choose three to five dishes to enjoy on their own or with the table in order to maximize the experience. Classic appetizers like crispy calamari are reinvented with a sweet Thai-infused Argentinian chimichurri. From regular spirits and wines to Sumo fusion cocktails, there are plenty of creative drinks to choose from to keep you on your toes. 6560 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, sumomaya.com
This hyperhip Japanese restaurant’s sushi chefs make sure the sushi, sashimi, carpaccio and tataki are all top-notch while the kitchen turns out authentic cooked dishes such as dengaku, saikyo-yaki and kara-age. 7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, sushiroku.com