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Anything comparable to Eden's Grill in the East Valley??

aztami May 24, 2008 06:53 PM

I have been salivating over Seth's pictures from his visit to Eden's Grill! I live in Queen Creek but I was in the area of Lincoln/32nd and decided to trek up to Eden's only to find out that they don't open until 4pm on Saturday. I swear, I wanted to cry!

Is there anything comparable to Eden's with a closer proximity to the East Valley?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

  1. johnseberg May 24, 2008 07:49 PM

    I've never been to Spices, but, I've heard good things. It's in Chandler, so, not exactly Queen Creek, either.

    Spices Mediterranean Kitchen
    4040 W Ray Rd Ste 12, Chandler, AZ 85226

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    1. re: johnseberg
      aztami May 24, 2008 08:06 PM

      Thanks johnswberg , anywhere in the East Valley (Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert) is great. There is NOTHING close to me so I assume I will have to drive, just not to North Phx. I actually live within walking distance to The Pork Shop so I guess I can be thankful for that:)

    2. azhotdish May 24, 2008 08:35 PM

      I've had two great lunches recently at Dooby's in Mesa, their lamb kebabs are quite good. Can't really say how it compares to Eden's, however, as I've never been there.

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      1. re: azhotdish
        azhotdish May 24, 2008 08:35 PM


        Dooby's Grill Cafe
        2909 S Dobson Rd # 2, Mesa, AZ

      2. silverbear May 25, 2008 06:07 AM

        Two great places for kabobs and rice in Tempe are Tasty Kabob and Kabab Palace.

        Neither is a carbon copy of Eden's, but both stand on their own quite nicely.

        Tasty Kabob is a Persian restaurant, and it combines exotic dishes from Iran with some of the familiar Middle Eastern favorites. Located at Apache & Dorsey next to Pita Jungle. Park on Dorsey if the lot is full. Light rail construction on Apache is complete, so getting there is not a problem.

        Kabab Palace is an Afghan restaurant. You won't find things like hummus on the menu, but you will find a nice style of cooking that combines the best of Indian and Middle Eastern flavors. Located on Elliott near Kyrene in southern Tempe.

        Both are family businesses with friendly service.

        Kabab Palace
        710 W Elliot Rd, Tempe, AZ

        Tasty Kabob
        1250 E Apache Blvd Ste 116, Tempe, AZ 85281

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        1. re: silverbear
          azhotdish May 25, 2008 10:41 AM

          I haven't been to Tasty Kebab since I lived in Tempe a couple years ago, but I did enjoy it; same goes for Efe's Turkish Cuisine.

          Efes Turkish Cuisine
          1701 E Guadalupe Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283

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          tivon May 26, 2008 06:46 PM

          Also, Effes Turkish Cuisine

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          1. re: tivon
            aztami May 27, 2008 04:43 AM

            thanks alot CH'ers for some great ideas! I still can't wait to try Eden's but it looks like I have some good substitutes with out having to drive 115 miles roundtrip!

            1. re: aztami
              Firenza00 May 27, 2008 08:25 AM

              Well, now you know what we have to go through to score some bacon from The Pork Shoppe. :)

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            ziggylu May 27, 2008 09:20 AM

            Have never been to Eden's Grill so can't compare. Do love all the places mentioned so far on this thread. Another option we like a lot is Pita Jungle...there's one in Chandler and one in Tempe. The Chandler location at Dobson/Ray is probably the closer for you. Come Thurs night for the jazz jam sessions...great way to spend an evening over a glass of wine and a meze platter.

            Pita Jungle
            1949 W Ray Rd Ste 28, Chandler, AZ 85224

            1. yamalam May 27, 2008 11:38 AM

              Chef H Grill at Lindsey and Pecos in Gilbert is excellent and not too far from you. I crave his dips, salads and side dishes and my husband loves the grilled meats.

              Chef H
              3107 S Lindsay Rd, Gilbert, AZ

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