HOME > Chowhound > Southwest >
What's your latest food quest? Tell us about it

Cave Creek area - recs for Thai and Chinese cuisine.

lvmanager Jul 2, 2007 02:20 PM

I'm off today and have a HUGE craving for Thai food. I just moved here and miss my LOS in Vegas. *sniff*

I'm looking for the best Thai food that is close to Carefree Hghwy and I-17. I've been reading reviews of Thai Lhana, Swadee, and Thai Basil but all are quite a hike away in the southern part of the valley. I'm looking for something in the 10-15 minute driving range. Does a place exist? It doesn't have to be great but it does have to be good.

I'm also looking for good Chinese in the same area. This doesn't have to be anything special but I'm not talking about the oriental chicken salad at Applebee's.

Any suggestions? ( Other than sucking it up and getting in the car for the long haul. )

  1. bluecat Jul 3, 2007 09:30 AM

    Maybe Chanpen Thai at 51 Ave and Thunderbird would be close enough? It has had some good reports.

    1. lvmanager Jul 3, 2007 01:43 PM

      Actually, I found a little place on Anthem Pkwy called Dara Thai Cafe. It wasn't the best I'd ever had but it certainly did the trick and the menu was extensive for a smaller type place. I had the Panang and it wasn't bad at all actually pretty tasty. My only complaint would be that I asked for a 4 out of 5 on the heat scale and it still wasn't as spicy as I'd hoped for but I'll surely go back.

      Dara Thai Cafe
      3655 W. Anthem Way
      Suite B-127
      Anthem, AZ 85086

      1 Reply
      1. re: lvmanager
        azhotdish Jul 3, 2007 02:26 PM

        Anyone know if there's any relation to the Dara Thai in downtown Flagstaff?

      Show Hidden Posts