Any Good Restaurant in Mesa?
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!
6825 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85207
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
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!
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.