Best Chinese Food in Scottsdale ?
- mdietrich Jan 8, 2007 02:49 PM
Where would one go to find great Chinese food in Scottsdale AZ? I'm looking for fresh ingredients, high quality preparation, not looking for least expensive or buffet. Thanks !!
I'm afraid I agree. I got spoiled my the amount of good asian food when I worked near the I17 and Camelback and now I am frustrated that I can't get any good dim sum in scottsdale.
Haven't been there for dinner, but we do dim sum once or twice a month at GB. :) It's our favorite place for it.
We've always had good luck with Tottie's (SW corner McClintock/Thomas) Shanghai Palace in south Scottsdale. Excellent shrimp fu yong [they all seem to spell it differently - haha!], and they always serve a moderate-sized menu of dim sum (not just weekends). The owner is Laotian, so there are sometimes a couple of interesting dishes on the menu. Great homemade ice creams for dessert in unique flavors as well. If you visit on a weekday, check out the British gourmet shop next door.
You might want to type in the restaurant's name in the search area; most likely there is a link to a discussion about Tottie's.
I just happened to have a great lunch at a new place in the Chinese Cultural center... Asian Seafood Buffet. Yeah, it's a buffet - but is a step up from most in town. I found myself enjoying the flavors... maybe it's more bold due to the location.
It says seafood buffet but has a little bit of everything... Monogolian BBQ station, sushi station, tables of typical dishes (broc beef, etc) but I also enjoyed a lot of nibbles not found at most buffets. At $6.99 for lunch, I'd be hard pressed to find a better bargain. You aren't going to get blowfish or shark fin soup at that price, but you do get a nice variety of different tastes in a bright, clean eatery. Dinner is a bit more at $11.99. I can;t compare it with the other seafood places recently discusssed on here (as I've not been)... but would love for those to give this one a try and do a comparison.
I'll second Golden Buddha for great dim sum. It's located in Phoenix's Chinese Cultural Center (aka themed strip-mall), on the west side of 44th St, just south of the 202. You can't miss it:
There's also C-fu Gourmet. Warner and Dobson Rds in Chandler, probably a mere 10-15 jaunt down the 101 from Scottsdale. Great dim sum as well, great chinese overall. One of my personal favorites:
Super Dragon -- 12th St. and Northern Avenue, North Central Phoenix -- a solid, unpretentious neighborhood Chinese restaurant with the usual Cantonese and Sichuan favorites, as well as some off-menu items. Make sure to ask if they have peapod leaves or ong choy. Both are sometimes offered even though they are not listed on the menu. Everything is extremely well prepared and the service is always friendly.
Gourmet House of Hong Kong -- 16th St. and McDowell Road, Central Phoenix -- A complete dive without a liquor license, but a reliable source of tasty, inexpensive Cantonese food.
Best Hong Kong Dining -- Dobson and Southern, Mesa -- another solid Cantonese favorite.
Golden Buddha -- COFCO Chinese Cultural Center, 44th St. and the 202 Freeway, East Side of Phoenix -- as mentioned above, a fun place for dim sum
Other places I have heard good things about but not yet visited:
China Chili -- Midtown Phoenix
China King -- Chandler
C-FU -- Chandler
2 above par chinese restauants in Scottsdale are Jade Palace on 92nd and Shea and Flo's on Frank Lloyd Wright and Thompson Peak. May not be authentic....quality is consistent. Jade Palace offers a nice Dim Sum Brunch on Sundays
This is a newer post but try Nee House, just north of Thunderbird on Tatum. It's in a little shopping center on the right going north. I like all the places mentioned but I am not really a fan of buffets and dim sum. My wife is Manchurian and she finds the food outstanding. It does offer the usual Cantonese and Sichuan dishes. I particularly like the lemon chicken.