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Any great food in Chandler?

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

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    1. re: ipsedixit

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

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

      D'vine
      Cork
      Latitude 8 Thai
      Mikado
      Spices Mediterranean Grill
      Pitta Souvli

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

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      1. re: glecko

        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

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

          1. re: ipsedixit

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

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          1. re: firecooked

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

            1. re: ipsedixit

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

          2. 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