Scott’s Generations

Scott’s Generations
5555 N. 7th street, Suite 108
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 277-5662

It’s pretty easy to find a good deli in New York City. Once you are outside of NY however, it’s pretty hard to find a good deli. People go years without eating a truly great pastrami sandwich. Sure, you can buy deli in the supermarket, but if you think that’s the same thing, you are seriously mistaken.

Scott’s generation’s is perhaps not the oddest name I’ve ever heard for a restaurant, but it’s up there. This humble restaurant in a nondescript strip mall houses a deli that produces true New York style deli sandwiches. If you ask for it, they can even make a chocolate egg cream.

The deli sandwiches are giant, over stuffed piles of lean or extra lean meat on fresh rye bread. You can get wheat, white, pumpernickel, Kaiser Rolls or club rolls if you prefer. I’m a bit of a traditionalist so I had mine on rye with a bit of spicy brown mustard. The sandwich was heaven. Lean delicious meat on the best fresh bread. The sandwiches come with pickles and coleslaw.

The menu includes all sorts of omelets, pancakes, smoked fish, lox and other sandwiches. By other sandwiches, I mean a selection large enough to fill up a multi page menu. Prices are reasonable with most items under $10 and everything including the dinners well under $20.

Scott’s Generation’s is a great deli. They rate five stars.

Sakana

Sakana
http://www.sakanasushi.com/
5061 E. Elliot Road
Phoenix, AZ 85044
(480)598-0506

Sakana has multiple locations. This review only applies to this location.

Upon entering Sakana you see what appears to be a fairly typical Japanese restaurant. They have teppanyaki tables , regular tables and a sushi bar. The restaurant is clean and nicely decorated. Service is slow friendly. There is a small waiting area where you can sit if there is a long wait for a table. This can come in handy on some nights.

The teppanyaki is available in the usual varieties. Shrimp, chicken, beef etc… My favorite is the steak. While the ingredients and the presentation are common to many other restaurants, the quality of the ingredients and the seasoning is a bit better.  The steak is a bit leaner while being more tender. The seasoning is also more flavorful. I like Sakana’s teppanyaki more than most of the others that I’ve had.

Sakana’s sushi is also pretty good. The lunch specials are a good deal. You can get a cutlet plate for less than $10. The food is hot and reasonable.

I rate Sakana 3 stars. They are about average for Japanese food in Arizona.