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Any great food in Chandler?

andym May 14, 2013 11:05 AM

I know that there are many excellent restuarants in the Scottsdale area, but are there any in Chandler or near that area that are outstanding? I see that there are many good chains (Roy's, Flemmings, Kona Grill, etc.), but I really like local places better, if possible. How's the Asian food in this area? Thanks, Chowhounds!

  1. BillB656 Oct 18, 2013 11:42 AM

    Barrelhouse American Kitchen and Cocktails (NW corner Alma School and Warner). Excellent bistro dishes, good plates for sharing, craft beer on tap, and fantastic cocktails.

    1. m
      mariars Sep 11, 2013 08:35 PM

      I was born and raised in Chandler. I moved to Nm 6 yrs ago, and all the replys are for new restaurants.

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      1. re: mariars
        johnseberg Sep 12, 2013 01:05 AM

        Pita Jungle and Cyclo are over 10 years old.

      2. t
        tivon Sep 11, 2013 02:26 PM

        Pho Chandler 4055 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85248 is good too.

        Sushi Room and Mikado Sushi - both of off Queen Creek

        1. FIMLL Aug 26, 2013 07:25 AM

          Pita Jungle is my favorite in the valley. It's a local chain; the food always seems so fresh and healthy - very affordable too.

          1. c
            Curiosity Killed the Cat Aug 22, 2013 06:34 PM

            Tao Garden is also very good.

            1. Dapuma May 31, 2013 03:37 PM

              Asian: China Magic Noodle Hut (get the beef stew with soup noodles and salt and pepper shrimp), Lee's Sandwiches (banh mi), Khai Hoan (for pho)

              I don't care for Chou's Kitchen, i thought everything tasted like salt, however most people will disagree with me on that point, many rate it highly

              Excellent: Cork - I wouldnt call it excellent but very solid and probably best fine dining in Chandler

              1. firecooked May 16, 2013 09:13 PM

                Cyclo is my favorite in chandler, Vietnamese food in a mod setting.

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                1. re: firecooked
                  ipsedixit May 17, 2013 04:33 AM

                  Well, the setting at Cyclo maybe "moddish" or even psychedelic, but the food is not really Vietnamese.

                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    firecooked May 17, 2013 12:08 PM

                    Vietnamese influenced? In any case, I like the food there..

                2. glecko May 14, 2013 12:00 PM

                  Also look into the places below - admittedly I haven't tried them all but have heard good things

                  Latitude 8 Thai
                  Spices Mediterranean Grill
                  Pitta Souvli

                  There are many places - just depends on what you're looking for ...

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                  1. re: glecko
                    ipsedixit May 14, 2013 04:03 PM

                    Latitude 8 and Mikado are not very good.

                    They are, for lack of a better term, "white people" Thai and Japanese, respectively.

                    If you're dead set in getting sushi in/around Chandler better off going to the Lee Lee Plaza and trying Shimogamo.

                    1. re: ipsedixit
                      danieli10 May 20, 2013 09:00 AM

                      Careful...I recommend using the terms "Americanized" or "not entirely authentic."

                      1. re: ipsedixit
                        boingo2000 May 20, 2013 12:08 PM

                        Shimogamo is actually on the opposite corner (kitty-korner) from Lee Lee Plaza.

                        And while I agree that Latitude 8 isn't the most authentic of Thai restaurants, I always find the food to be tasty and the service friendly.

                    2. ipsedixit May 14, 2013 11:07 AM

                      Chou's Kitchen and China Magic Noodle Kitchen are your best bets for Chinese in Chandler.

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                      1. re: ipsedixit
                        Chandavkl Aug 17, 2013 04:27 PM

                        Is Chou's Kitchen similar to Chef Chou that used to be at that location?

                        1. re: Chandavkl
                          ipsedixit Aug 17, 2013 07:07 PM

                          No idea. Sorry.

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