It seems there are more sushi restaurants than convenience stores around the Phoenix area. Some are ritzy, upscale places with top ratings both from customers and critics. And others run the gamut of comments from “I’m afraid to eat there” to “It’s usually pretty solid.” Sushi gourmands have their own standards. I’ll call ours the “four F’s” – fresh, fast, friendly and a bit fancy. (Attractive presentation gets bonus points.) You can find all four plus more at Sushi San in Gilbert. That’s why it’s one of our top sushi destinations.
No frills exist in the description of Sushi San. It’s neither a trendy chain nor a happy hour pickup spot. It’s a simple and unassuming location in a strip mall at the northeast corner of Warner and McQueen in Gilbert, but the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Sushi San can be very accommodating, whether you’re part of a large family reunion, birthday party or a couple celebrating a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner — nestled in one of the over-sized booths. Of course, there’s a counter – in fact the long bar runs nearly the whole length of the restaurant. It meets all four of our sushi standards. I have always found the fish to be only fresh, the service fast, friendly and efficient and the menu items to be presented with artistic creativity and flair. My photos are inadequate however. Find better photos taken the restaurant on Facebook.