Fuku Sushi to Set Off Sake Bombs in Phoenix

The Tucson-based sushi restaurant and bar is taking its happy hour specials to The Colony in uptown Phoenix.
Fuku Sushi to Set Off Sake Bombs in Phoenix
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Fuku Sushi has been a University of Arizona staple in Tucson ten years, known amongst students for its $6 sake bombs and daily happy hour specials. Recently, the restaurant has opened ghost kitchens in Tempe and San Diego, and soon it’s headed to The Colony in uptown Phoenix, at 5538 North 7th Street — the former home of PURE Sushi Colony. 

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Owner Matt Serventi acquired the restaurant in Tucson 8 years ago, and has since focused on expanding the Fuku Sushi name and its menu’s “top-notch sushi and Japanese cuisine.” The new spot will not only offer traditional sushi rolls, but a rotating ramen menu, Omakase (chef’s choice) specials, cocktails, and a variety of high-end sake. 

The new space will boast a 1,000 square foot patio, complete with an indoor-outdoor bar, and will also feature TVs, seating at the sushi bar, and plenty of seating in the dining room. And, in typical Fuku fashion, the restaurant will of course offer happy hour seven days a week. 

Serventi hopes to open Fuku Sushi by September 1st. So see you then, out on the patio at happy hour — we’ll be the ones pounding the table in unison until our sake slips between our chopsticks (just kidding, we’re going to sip our high-end sake like the classy adults we are, at least until the college kids show up).

Sydney Rende

Sydney Rende

Sydney Rende is a freelance writer and soon-to-be graduate of Syracuse University’s MFA program in Creative Writing. Her work has been published in The New York Times Style Magazine, The Michigan Quarterly Review, The New Ohio Review online, and Carve Magazine. She lives in Southern California, where she’s completing her first short story collection and desperately trying to conform to surf culture.
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