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Blue Fin

#237 of 2,519 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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1401 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1726
+1 602-254-3171
10:30 - 18:30
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My husband and I went here for an afternoon snack of gyoza. They were out of this world and very reasonable. We will definitely return for a whole meal another day. You order at the counter and there are several tables inside and outside. Blue Fin is open Monday to Friday until 6:30. It is closed weekends. If you feel... More 

Thank Dianne G
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Wonderful, fresh seafood flown in daily. Prices are more than reasonable for the quality and quantity of food you get. Try it, you won't be disappointed!

Thank A4304ECkevins
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Nice people, very affordable lunches and decent parking. Can't ask more for a stop-in joint in downtown Phoenix.

Thank David M
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

the food is fresh and the difference is in the taste. It is the best food in central phoenix. The rice bowls are Generous amount!!! Sushi is extremely tasty!!!

Thank lisa86047I
Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Always good. Simple traditional Japanese dishes. Great Chicken Curry, Panko Fried Fish, and other bowls and dinners. Family run restaurant with the nicest staff in the world. Not fancy, but easy, fresh, and friendly.

Thank bobaztraveler100
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I have been frequenting Blue Fin by the Burton Barr Library on Central for over 25 years. It is a great family owned and operated spot for teriyaki and panko chicken and more. Prices are quite reasonable and service is fast, even during the popular lunch hour. The portions are big enough you won't go hungry. If you don't mind... More 

Thank moniqueh507
Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Have eaten here many times over the last few years. Always happy with a satisfying lunch bowl of meat or poultry, vegetables and rice ( white or brown ). Take out or eat in - good food this cheap gets a bit crowded around lunch time so be ready ! You will leave full and with money still in your... More 

Thank Standing I
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98 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

This Japanese spot has good weekday lunch specials. I got the Teriyaki Chicken. It was nothing special-chicken was plentiful but lacking in flavor-seemed to have been quickly immersed in a very light sauce-but no grilling or carmelization. Plenty of rice and salad-very filling but not as satisfying.

Thank M2922DHkarenh
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The folks at this restaurant, owners and staff are simply some of the nicest folks you will ever meet. It is a simple restaurant that does a big take out business as well as eat in and patio dining. They offer a broad menu with some fun surprises..

Thank Bob B
Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

The salad wAs huge-enough for three people and the the staff are really friendly,there is a large menu which is nice.i will make it a regular stop from now on

Thank Maewest93

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
10:30 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1726
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-254-3171

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?