Good Japanese, Dimsum, Thai in Scottsdale?
For dim sum, we always go to Golden Buddha at 44th St and the 202 in Phoenix. Some people prefer C-Fu, but we've had bad experiences there. There are other smaller places as well, but we haven't done any of those with any success.
For Thai, Osha Thai at Frank Lloyd Wright and Shea is really good. Awesome Tom Kha soups and very friendly and helpful waitstaff.
Japanese? So many to choose from. Hana at 7th Ave and Missouri in Phoenix I think is really good. Tokyo Lobby over at 59th Ave and Bell is a favorite of mine. Sushi Eye in Chandler(?) gets good reviews on here as well and I enjoyed the single visit I made there. If you search this board, there was a sushi thread a few months back with TONS of ideas for you.
1) Where in Scottsdale? The city stretches 30 miles from top to bottom.
2) Are you strictly limited to Scottsdale, or are you interested in the absolute best anywhere in the Phoenix Metro Area? There's plenty of good Japanese and Thai in Scottsdale, but the best dim sum is probably located in Phoenix or Chandler.
Thanks for the fast response!
I'm staying at the Fairmont and do have a car. I was thinking Scottsdale to make it easy... prefer S'dale cuz I don't want to spend time driving around finding places. I live in LA and drive enough. :) Any recommendations in Avondale? Thanks again in advance.
In North Scottsdale, I like Swaddee for Thai. It's somewhat close (by sprawlish North Scottsdale standards) to your hotel.
For dim sum, I would follow Firenza's advice and drive down to Golden Buddha.
Avondale is about a million miles from your hotel and unfamiliar territory for me. There are others who know more about restaurants in the SW Valley, so they may be able to recommend some options.
Swaddee Thai Cuisine
8989 E Via Linda Ste 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85258