Pure Sushi & Bar located in the North Scottsdale community of Grayhawk, is a very welcome relatively-recent addition to the neighborhood.
The interior design of Pure is very contemporary and elegant- all white décor, somewhat stark and very modern, without being cold. There is also comfortable seating under a shaded patio outside if you prefer to dine al fresco. Overall, it gives off a chic “lounge” feel.
Complementing the beautiful design of the restaurant is spectacular sushi and other Japanese specialties. You can find traditional rolls, sushi and sashimi on the menu or you can order off a more traditional dinner menu. Some highlights are the tuna carpaccio and snow crab sunimono starters as well as the yakisoba noodle entrée. The sashimi and sushi samplers are also a great way to taste a variety of different fish.
My favorite part, however, is the specialty roll menu. You will see some familiar rolls like Dragon Roll and Crunchy Roll, but there is one roll that is an absolute standout and it is actually not a roll. The Box Sushi is composed by layering tuna, salmon, crab and roe into a box to form the “roll”. It is then sliced and served. The box sushi is by far my favorite thing on the menu and is a must-have on any visit.
Pure Sushi is also great for lunch. It is one of my favorite places to take clients. You can order off the sushi menu, a partial dinner menu or they have several lunch specials. Of note are the bento boxes which come with tempura, salad, steamed rice and your choice of teriyaki, tempura or fish. They also have a lunch version of the sashimi and sushi combination platters.
The next time you are in the Grayhawk neighborhood, stop by Pure Sushi & Bar to taste some of the best sushi in Arizona. You may want to call ahead though for dinner, since it can fill up pretty quickly.
20567 North Hayden Road
– Hayden and Thompson Peak
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
About the Grayhawk Community: Grayhawk is located in North Scottsdale, Arizona. It is comprised of two distinct neighborhoods. The Retreat was developed around the two golf courses and is guard-gated. It has a large number of wonderful amenities including tennis, exercise trails and a community pool. Homes range from townhomes to custom single-family homes. The other neighborhood is called The Park. The Park consists of single-family homes and is a wonderful family-oriented community. The Park has several large play areas and parks sprinkled throughout the area. For more information, please contact me.
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