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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!

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  1. 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?

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        ipsedixit Aug 17, 2013 07:07 PM

        No idea. Sorry.

    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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        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. firecooked May 16, 2013 09:13 PM

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

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            ipsedixit May 17, 2013 04:33 AM

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

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              firecooked May 17, 2013 12:08 PM

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

          2. 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

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

              Tao Garden is also very good.

              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.

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                  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

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                    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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                      johnseberg Sep 12, 2013 01:05 AM

                      Pita Jungle and Cyclo are over 10 years old.

                    2. 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.

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