Restaurant of the Week: Bisutoro

From the restaurant group that started Obon Sushi comes Bisutoro, a new Japanese-American restaurant concept at Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix.

This newest restaurant concept was born out of admiration for the vibrancy of Japan’s underground izakayas, and the social culture of the brasseries and bistros of Europe. This results in an exciting combination of flavors, dishes and décor – making this a unique dining experience here in Phoenix.

Serving sushi, ramen, steaks, cold beer and craft cocktails, the Bisutoro menu is chef-driven and focuses on sustainable and seasonal ingredients. There is a lot of pride taken in sourcing from the highest-quality and sustainably-conscious local purveyors and farmers.


The space is broken into multiple design components, almost like a bento box, with rooms of different sizes all within one setting. Each room is curated to achieve a unique and different experience, utilizing art from both local and international artists as well as wood repurposed from the former tenant.

The menu is vast at Bisutoro and lends itself well to ordering a variety of dishes coursed out for the table to share. To start your culinary journey, you can choose from cold dishes like salmon ceviche, steak tartare or yuzu yellowtail crudo; or opt for some hot dishes like garlic fried chicken, grilled prawns or shaved veggie tempura.


For entrees that are both shareable, you can order nigiri, sushi rolls, handrolls and sashimi. A beautifully presented sashimi platter is always a wonderful choice to share with the table. Other notable entrees include ramen, noodles and udon, as well as waygu and Chilean seabass.

One of our favorite entrees was the Korean Harvest Bowl, which is served in a hot stone bowl with Korean marinated veggies, gochujang dressing, egg two ways and crusted rice (there is a vegan option available as well). This dish is filling and a beautiful medley of flavors that will be equally as photogenic as it is delicious.


The cocktail program at Bisutoro is clearly thoughtfully crafted, with great sake and Japanese whiskey options.

Save room for dessert. The Pocky and Choco Pie is a must-try, made with chocolate mousse, red bean jelly, toasted meringue, house-made Pocky sticks and a chocolate sauce.


Happy hour is available Monday through Friday, 4 to 6 p.m. Bisutoro is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. View the full menu and learn more at

2502 E. Camelback Rd. Ste. 119
Phoenix, AZ 85016

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