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A new Japanese restaurant has opened in the former fine-dining Shinbay space.

Sushi Sen is a wallet-friendly, everyday Japanese dining restaurant from the previous owners of Sushi Ken in Chandler. It may be the Valley’s most elegant restaurant serving simple Japanese fare at affordable prices.

Shinbay, a Japanese omakase-style restaurant, was nominated for a Best New Restaurant award in 2012 by the James Beard Foundation. It closed last summer due to financial difficulties.

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Yuki and Saori Idia sold Sushi Ken in Chandler, which is still in operation, about a year ago, and opened Sushi Sen earlier this summer. The sleek, wood-and-glass minimalist decor of Shinbay remains, but the high price tag ($100-plus) of Shinbay’s omakase-style dinner is gone.

Fans of Chandler’s Sushi Ken will recognize most of the new Sushi Sen menu. Known for $5 lunch roll specials, Sushi Sen’s lengthy menu features sushi and sashimi, tempura, noodle and rice bowls, ramen, katsu and Japanese curries.

Traditional Japanese fare includes:

  • Natto ($3.50), a fermented soybean dish.
  • Chukka kurage ($6.50), marinated jellyfish.
  • Black pork sausage ($6.75).

More familiar fare includes:

  • Edamame ($2).
  • Gyoza, pan-fried or deep-fried ($6-$7).
  • Teriyaki chicken ($6) a la carte.
  • Sushi rolls, both traditional and American-influenced.

Most entrees are in the $6 to $12 range, and sushi rolls vary from $4.50 for a California roll to $13.50 for a deluxe dragon roll.