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Fida Oct 19, 2013 01:36 PM

Is there any consensus on the best place(s) for Chinese food in either Scottsdale or central Phoenix? Preferably not overly ostentatious.

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    Fida Oct 30, 2013 05:31 PM

    Thanks, although most of these would be a difficult trek. And, for Ipsedixit, I would have appreciated a litlte more elaboration.

    Are there three China Chilis?

    Also, I didn't think to ask - are any of them quieter than others?

    1. exit2lef Oct 20, 2013 02:50 PM

      Central Phoenix favorites:

      China Chili -- 3rd St & Osborn
      Super Dragon -- 12th St & Northern
      Wah Sun -- 19th Ave & Northern

      The last two might be farther north than some definitions of Central Phoenix, but I think they're worth seeking out. Wah Sun is a genuine dive with bare bones decor and no liquor license, but excellent Cantonese food (order from the Chinese menu rather than the American one) served by a friendly family.

      For the best in the Phoenix Metro Area, however, you should also eat your way up and down the Dobson Corridor in the East Valley. My current favorites there:

      Miu's Cuisine -- Price & Apache
      Kong Fu Gyoza -- Mekong Plaza Food Court, Dobson & Main

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      1. re: exit2lef
        ckiddoo Oct 25, 2013 08:41 PM

        I haven't been to China Chili but I can vouch for Wah Sun and Super Dragon. Get the hot pot at Super Dragon (it won't be on the American menu). I can also vouch for Miu's Cuisine, though I've only ventured a little ways into their extensive menu. Miu's is also short on ambience, but you won't care when your food comes. And the folks at Kong Fu Gyoza are very sweet; dumplings are tasty, though not the best I've ever had (that'd be Prospect Dumpling in NYC). Taiwan Food Express in Mekong Plaza is also pretty good... though I think Henry's Taiwan in Tempe is a little better.

      2. ipsedixit Oct 19, 2013 09:00 PM

        China Magic Noodle or Chou's

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          HeyImBack Oct 19, 2013 08:40 PM

          My favorite is Jade Palace, at 92nd St. & Shea in Scottsdale. It's kind of on the expensive side, but I've never had a bad meal there.

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