Good Eats in Phoenix Area?
My fiance and I (from SoCal) will be visiting my cousin at ASU next weekend, and we are looking for good places to eat. No offense to my cuz, but he has no taste in food! What are your suggestions? We are open to all types of ethnic foods, as long as they are tasty and authentic!
Here are some places I've been to and enjoyed, recently. They seem authentic to me, but, what do I know?
Khai Hoan (Vietnamese)
Mariscos Sinaloa (Mexican seafood) 3135 S 48th St, Tempe AZ
Udupi (Southern Indian, vegetarian, vegan)
1636 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281
1537 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281
We are staying in Scottsdale, and visiting my cuz in Tempe. So, I guess restaurants in that area. Thanks!
Cornish Pasty Company. That is on Hardy and University (about a half-mile from ASU campus.) Great pasties, good beer selection... beware they only have pasties (which is more like a gourmet Hot Pocket, however they are amazing and there are many many varieties). It is a small little place, but is a great spot for lunch.
There are several good Middle Eastern restaurants in the ASU area: Phoenicia (a longer menu with both lunch and huge dinner-sized items) and Med Fresh Grill (lunch or smaller dinner items) very close to campus, and Cafe Istanbul slightly east of campus (with a couple of interesting varieties of sausage, and lamb's tongue sandwiches if you're lucky enough to be there when they're in stock).
I like Restaurant Mexico a lot (central Mexican rather than Sonoran like most places around here). Dhaba (pretty near Cafe Istanbul) has good Indian food (although I've had an utterly inept waiter there, it's inexpensive enough not to be a big deal). A little farther away (ca 10 minutes' drive south of campus), Kabab Palace has good Afghan food; unlike anywhere else I mentioned, it has tablecloths and attractive glassware, but is still very casual.
423 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
414 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
710 W Elliot Rd, Tempe, AZ
1874 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281
Cafe Istanbul & Market
1310 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281
616 S Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281