Phoenix Light Rail Dining
I'll be in the Phoenix area next month to take in some spring training games. Besides baseball, I also like trains, so am anxious to try the new light rail system. I plan to ride it from one end to the other and back.
Besides baseball and trains, I also enjoy good food. What do you recommend that is within walking distance of a light rail station? I'll be by myself, so a restaurant with bar seating or a sushi place would be perfect. Your ideas are appreciated. Thanks.
Yes, as azhotdish noted (Thanks for the plug), I've made restaurants near light rail my nerdy hobby for the past 2 years.
Regarding your question of bar seating, there are a few places that stand out for that:
Portland's -- across street from Central / Roosevelt (haven't reviewed that one yet)
Cheuvront -- Central / McDowell station
As for sushi, there are two places right by rail stations, but I haven't reviewed them yet:
Sushi 101 -- University / Rural station
Ichiban -- Central / Thomas
Also, some of the best sushi in Phoenix, IMO, is at Hana Japanese Eatery. It's a bit far from nearest rail station -- just over 1/2 a mile north of 7th Ave / Camelback, but someone motivated and in good shape could easily make the walk in mild weather.
Hana Japanese Eatery
5524 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Cheuvront Wine & Cheese Bar
1326 N. Central, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Portland's Restaurant & Wine Bar
105 W Portland St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Sushi 101 Japanese Restaurant
920 E University Dr # 101, Tempe, AZ
Ichi Ban Japanese Restaurant
2815 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004