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Jan 7, 2010 10:18 AM

Any Good Restaurant in Mesa?

New to Mesa, seems a little scarce in the restaurant department. Any recommendations?

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  1. It's not Mesa, but close-by in Gilbert...Liberty Market is excellent.

    Boa Bistro (same ownership as Caffe Boa in Tempe), recently opened ...
    2837 N. Power Road, northeast corner of McDowell and Power roads

    I'm sure other's will chime in with their Mesa rec's.

    1. Four Seasons Sushi- just made a review, don't know how close higley and baseline are to you, technically gilbert but I live across the street and I live in Mesa... go figure

      Pasti's Eurogrille and Delicattessen- what it sounds like, at Val Vista and Baseline, I didn't find the meat or cheese platter a good value, everything else great esp cheese stuffed pork tenderloin /w white sauce

      Siam Orchid- best duck curry of my life, at gilbert and guadelupe

      La Roca Peruvian Grill- some interesting and tasty dishes, esp spicy seafood, ignore run down strip mall, at country club and southern

      Crackers and Co- truly excellent breakfast and lunch location open only until 2pm, not too much unique but everything done exceptionally well, I get the potato soup every time I go, located at Greenfield and Brown

      Serrano's- 9 store chain but only in AZ, only thing I ever get are the chicken tacos, albondigas, cheese crisps, if I don't have a hankering for those I don't know if I would recommend it or not

      I haven't been, but my visiting family from Westminster area (vietnamese) said they liked most everything at Mekong Plaza on Dobson and 202-ish area.

      Hope that helps!

      1. This ones not far on Arizona Ave. in Chandler, always good.

        1. Mesa is indeed a little scarce in the restaurant department, particularly in comparison to Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Central Phoenix. That's not to say they're aren't good restaurants there, but more that they're scattered and many are hidden gems rather than well-known favorites.

          I know west Mesa best and would recommend the Dobson Corridor, including Mekong Plaza, for good East Asian food. Specific favorites include unPhogettable, Asian Cafe Express, and Com Ban Thuan Kieu.

          In Downtown Mesa, I would recommend Blue Adobe Grill for southwestern food, Los Dos Molinos for fiery New Mexican food, and Mango's for fast-casual Mexican food.

          Attempts to bring upscale dining to northeast Mesa seem to recurr every few years. The latest attempt is the new Boa Bistro mentioned by hotdish. It's a noble effort to replicate the success they've had in Tempe and I wish them luck in succeeding where others have failed.

          There are also a fair number of reasonably inoffensive chain restaurants in the Dana Park development, which is just on the Mesa side of the Mesa-Gilbert border.

          Asian Cafe Express
          1911 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201

          Los Dos Molinos
          260 S Alma School Rd Ste 137, Mesa, AZ 85210

          Mango's Mexican Restaurant & Bakery
          44 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201

          Blue Adobe Grille
          144 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201

          66 S Dobson Rd Ste 140, Mesa, AZ 85202

          Caffe Boa Bistro
          2837 N Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85209

          1. I agree with my fellow Chowhounds, not a great selection of places in Mesa, but I had to mention this gem. Sushi Kee is perhaps the best restaurant that I have been to in the bustling metropolis of Mesa.
            They are tucked in a strip mall at Power and Main. Excellent service, excellent quality!
            I love the Mesa roll and the Red Mountain roll are both something special.
            I would suggest sitting at the sushi bar! Excellent!

            Sushi Kee
            6825 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85207

            5 Replies
            1. re: TofuNofu

              Bak'd is the reservation-only restaurant of a fine caterer, and they're located right on Main St. in Mesa ( And isn't there a new bistro of some sort, also on Main St. downtown??

                1. re: azhotdish

                  No they have been closed for awhile now. There is nothing in the way of good food on Main street.

                  1. re: Anselette

                    I thought Nunthaporn's was good, on my one visit, a couple of months ago. The following web site doesn't work so good for me, but, I can see the pdf of the menu, at least.

                    17 W Main St, Mesa, AZ


              1. re: TofuNofu

                Agreed, Sushi Kee is a total hidden gem. It's in an old, ugly strip mall but I've had some very good sushi there.