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anything good within walking distance of chase tower

Dapuma Nov 30, 2010 06:39 AM

Have a meeting there wasn't sure if anything was good and close

  1. exit2lef Nov 30, 2010 10:53 AM

    Everything Hohokam said, plus the following:

    Sens -- pan-Asian
    Viet Kitchen -- Vietnamese
    Hero Factory -- big NYC-style sandwiches
    Thai Elephant -- Thai
    Yasda Bento -- cheap & casual teriyaki bowls
    Cartel -- excellent coffee and limited, but very good, selection of sandwiches and salads
    Hanny's -- sandwiches, pizzas, cocktails, etc.

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    Yasda Bento
    18 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

    Thai Elephant
    Phoenix AZ, Phoenix, AZ

    Yasda Bento
    Phoenix AZ, Phoenix, AZ

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    1. re: exit2lef
      Dapuma Nov 30, 2010 06:24 PM

      went to viet kitchen opening day fyi - didnt think the bahn mi was very good (the bread wasnt even french bread it was some deli roll) - they didnt have their entire menu...dont think i will give it another try though, if the bahn mi is that off i dont think ill give the pho a try

      1. re: Dapuma
        exit2lef Dec 1, 2010 07:26 AM

        I heard similar reports of unwelcome ingredient substitutions on opening day. I think they were unexpectedly overwhelmed and had to resort to reprovisioning at a nearby Circle K or CVS since there's no full-service grocer nearby. Nevertheless, my family ate there four days later and found everything well prepared with appropriate ingredients. I'd give them another chance.

        1. re: Dapuma
          JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Dec 1, 2010 11:41 PM

          Do go check 'em out again. Restaurants are CRAZY beasts when they first open, and they need some time to get things sorted out before opening day. I've been part of an opening crew, and trust me, the only people who are going to have a place run even smoothly from Day One are the mega-chains where everything is exactly the same every time. And even then, a few surprises always pop up.

      2. hohokam Nov 30, 2010 09:05 AM

        If I were down there around lunch time, I'd probably head over to Matt's Big Breakfast (I'm a fan of their Reuben), Pasta Bar, or Nobuo at Teeter House, all of which are about 10-12 minutes away on foot.

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        Matt's Big Breakfast
        801 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

        Pasta Bar
        705 N 1st Street 110, Phoenix, AZ 85004

        Nobuo at Teeter House
        622 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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        1. re: hohokam
          ipsedixit Nov 30, 2010 09:14 AM

          Ditto the rec for Nubuo.

          Also consider the Downtown Phoenix Public Market, there's a wine bar with a deli counter, as well as a congregation of food trucks in the lot during lunch.

          1. re: ipsedixit
            hohokam Nov 30, 2010 09:45 AM

            I thought the Mobile Food Court at DPPM was a Friday-only phenomenon. Have they expanded the schedule to include other days?

            1. re: hohokam
              ipsedixit Nov 30, 2010 09:54 AM

              I believe they congregate there Wednesdays and Fridays. But I've seen the odd one or two food trucks parked in the lot on other days.

              1. re: hohokam
                exit2lef Nov 30, 2010 10:50 AM

                The Mobile Food Court occurs only on Fridays from 11 AM until 1 PM.

                Some of the participating trucks also serve the Wednesday evening and Saturday morning markets, but that won't help someone in search of lunch.

                1. re: exit2lef
                  ipsedixit Nov 30, 2010 01:12 PM

                  Who said the OP was looking for lunch?

                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    hohokam Nov 30, 2010 02:45 PM

                    play nice, boys

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