Yen Sushi & Sake Bar
Glendale, AZ 85308
Phoenix New Times' Description
One of the most appealing things about Glendale's Yen Sushi & Sake Bar is how much it feels like a speakeasy. Tucked behind darkened windows, it's hard to tell if it's open, but it's buzzing inside. Cozy and casual, this is a reliable neighborhood spot for buttery sashimi, expertly prepared nigirizushi, and a huge variety of hybrid rolls that are oven-baked or tempura-fried. Whether you're craving traditional or unconventional sushi, Yen will satisfy your yen.
I was excited to try this place out, I heard they had really good rolls. I was astonished at how rude they were! We came in about 7:30 on a Friday night (06/09/12). It was decently busy and we had a large 10+ group coming in. We had called a day prior to make a reservation and they told us it was unnecessary. When we got there and put in for a table, they said they could not... More >>
I was excited to try this place out, I heard they had really good rolls. I was astonished at how rude they were! We came in about 7:30 on a Friday night (06/09/12). It was decently busy and we had a large 10+ group coming in. We had called a day prior to make a reservation and they told us it was unnecessary. When we got there and put in for a table, they said they could not accommodate us at that time inside. We opted to sit on their patio and offered to accept tables as they opened. 15 minutes passed and we asked a decent waiter if we could order 4 sake & beers for the four of us that were already there. The waiter replied, when I have a chance, and walked inside. 10 minutes later he came back out without anything and waited on another table outside. Our friends had been there before and knew a very nice waitress and asked if they could talk to her, his reply very rudely was shes very busy and again walked inside. At that point, we were completely disgusted with the way they treated us & decided to find a place that actually appreciates their customers. We ended up about 10 minutes away at K-Sushi on 43rd Ave & Olive/Dunlap. This place was AMAZING, better variety, great service, and more spacious. They not only accommodated, they apologized for the terrible experience at YEN SUSHI & gave us a great dining experience. Never again will we attempt YEN! Thank you K-Sushi, we WILL be back!
Tips from foursquare
Great lunch specials except on #TacoTuesday, as they dont serve tacos.
The patio is nicely shaded and allows small leashed dogs! There $4 happy hour large beer is 22 oz!!
Be a real man. Order some Uni and Naato handroll. Let me challenge you to finish it.
Spicy tuna tempura or teriyaki roll will rock your socks off
They close at 10pm so get there early!