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Jul 24, 2007 10:13 AM

Good Japanese, Dimsum, Thai in Scottsdale?

I'll be vacationing in Scottsdale this wkend and can you, fellow chow'ers recommend any good japanese, dimsum and/or thai places in scottsdale.. aside from the chains, like pf changs, panda express.. please!
thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. Two questions:

    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.

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    1. re: silverbear

      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.

      1. re: t2r

        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

        1. re: silverbear

          Osha Thai is just a couple miles from Swaddee, and I'd recommend it over Swaddee. Sorry, SB. :)

          Osha Thai Cafe
          10953 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

          1. re: Firenza00

            Nothing to be sorry about. I haven't tried Osha yet, so I have no basis for comparison.

    2. 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.

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      1. re: Firenza00

        The Closest Dim Sum to the Fairmont is Jade Palace on Shea and 92nd. st. It is only served on Sundays.....nice selection, hot and plentiful.

        Jade Palace
        9160 E Shea Blvd, #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

        1. re: ciaogal

          thank you everyone, above that gave me suggestions.. love it!

          great info... :)) CH is great!