Restaurants in Phoenix

50% Off Italian Fare at Trattoria Arrivederci Ahwatukee

Ahwatukee Foothills

$40 $20

Menu of Italian classics includes calamari sautéed in wine and clam broth and homemade ravioli filled with chicken and portobello mushrooms

Up to 50% Off Soul Food at Down South Restaurant

Central City

$30 $15

(5)

Po' boy sandwiches, fried chicken, smothered beef brisket, and Mexican fusions pair with greens and okra

Up to 48% Off at Azteca Bakeries & Restaurant

Phoenix

$9 $4.66

Mexican pastries and cuisine crafted from traditional family recipes

50% Off Vietnamese Cuisine at SongLynn Restaurant

Phoenix

$8 $4

Vietnamese classics such as beef noodle soups, barbecue pork banh mi sandwiches, and rice vermicelli with shrimp

Up to 52% Off Mexican Food at Rita's

Maryvale

$25 $12

(11)

Chilled seafood cocktails prepared in a coconut, street-style tacos, garlic-smothered tilapia, whole red snapper, and margaritas

Up to 41% Off Wine and Small Plate Cuisine at Tertio Wine Bar

Encanto

$20 $12

(20)

Seasonal small plates that can be paired with a robust selection of fine wines, cocktails, and craft beers

42% Off Sushi Dinner for Two

Ahwatukee Foothills

$31 $18

(54)

Begin sushi dinners with hot miso soups or crisp salads before splitting a chef's specialty maki roll, an order of edamame, and a sake bomb

42% Off at Urban Beans

Camelback East

$12 $7

(138)

This warm cafe invites diners to perch at tables while sipping coffee and working or meeting with friends over drinks and dessert

Up to 67% Off Mexican Seafood at Fuego del Mar

Phoenix

$30 $12

(58)

Mexican seafood such as ahi tuna dusted with ancho chilies and enchiladas packed with shrimp and crabmeat in a creamy tomatillo sauce

Half Off Sushi and Sake Meal for Two or Four at Yoshi Bento

Desert View

$29.95 $15

(31)

Meals for two or four with crispy avocado, sushi rolls, and sake

$9.99 for Barbecue at Bubba Phatz

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.99

(8)

Barbecue classics such as baby back ribs, boneless short ribs, pulled pork, and brisket

Half Off at Pizza & Krispy Krunchy Chicken

Central Phoenix

$20 $10

This eatery brings two fast food favorites together under one roof with a menu split between pizzas and fried chicken meals

$11 for Latin Cuisine at Fuego Bistro

Camelback East

$30 $11

(257)

Locally sourced ingredients and homemade sauces form empanadas, seafood-stuffed peppers, and chili-seasoned steaks

50% Off Mediterranean Fare at ZK Grille

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(72)

Mezzes, gyros, Persian stews, and kebabs cooked over an open flame

Up to 50% Off Pizza and Beer

Downtown Phoenix

$17 $8.50

(31)

Creative pizzas pair with draft beer at this Italian restaurant with alfresco dining and flat-screen TVs

50% Off Persian Food at Persian King

Paradise Valley

$30 $15

Bistro decorated with hookahs buzzes with live Persian music as diners enjoy kabob, hummus, and jalebi—deep-fried bread soaked in syrup

Up to 45% Off Breakfast and Lunch at Vovomeena

Downtown Phoenix

$20 $12

(153)

Creative breakfast and lunch dishes such as savory crepes and smoked pork-loin sandwiches, served with gourmet coffee from local roasters

42% Off Organic Salad and Wraps at D'Lish Cafe

Encanto

$12 $7

(24)

Salad and wraps made with organic produce from local co-ops and farmer's markets

50% Off at Kampai Japanese Restaurant

Paradise Valley

$30 $15

Japanese cuisine such as tuna or unagi nigiri sushi, plus sashimi options like squid and white fish

Half Off 24-Hour Diner Food at Country Boys Restaurant

Paradise Valley

$20 $10

24-hour diner offers a vast, unyielding selection of omelets, burgers, and deep-fried fish fillets

Half Off at Rosie McCaffreys Irish Pub

Camelback East

$20 $10

(191)

Irish pub with a wooden horseshoe bar and dishes of shepherd's pie and fish and chips

Astor House – Up to 45% Off Barbecue Lunch

Coronado

$20 $12

(55)

A variety of barbecue sauces, including white-cider-citrus-based and mustard-balsamic-based, tops brisket, pulled pork shoulder, and links

Así Es la Vida – Up to 50% Off Mexican Food

Camelback East

$30 $15

(86)

Steak platters and stews in several diverse Mexican cooking styles at a restaurant named one of the state's best by Arizona Highways

51% Off Seasonal Italian Cuisine

Esplanade

$76 $37

Fresh, seasonal menu using local, Arizona ingredients puts handmade pastas, thin-crust pizzas, and Niman Ranch steaks under the spotlight

42% Off Indian Food at Bombay Spice

Paradise Valley

$12 $7

Healthy versions of Indian dishes with tofu, beef, or chicken

Up to 52% Off American Food at Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen

Downtown Phoenix

$25 $12

Hearth-baked pizzas, bacon cheeseburgers, and pulled pork sliders served in casual eatery with regular live music

George and Dragon English Restaurant and Pub

Central Phoenix

$20 $10

(194)

Imported stouts and lagers pair with traditional English meat pies, blackened cod, and bangers and mash

50% Off Asian Fusion Cuisine at Sochu House

Encanto

$30 $15

(134)

Asian-inspired tapas, East-West fusion, and swanky martinis served in a dining room cast in electric blue light

Half Off Club Night for Two at El Parral

Glendale

$20 $10

Dance club complete with table and bottle service, a full bar, and live music gets folks moving

50% Off Sushi at OHYA Sushi, Korean Kitchen & Bar

North Mountain

$20 $10

Chefs prepare a wide variety of mouthwatering sushi rolls, from spicy tuna and salmon to Dynamite and Latin Lover

Up to 50% Off Mediterranean Food at Cleopatra Restaurant

West Glen Community Association

$30 $15

(23)

Marinated chicken kebabs and tender filet mignon regale diners amid live salsa dancing and Arabic music

50% Off Subs and Fried PB&J at Sub Bro

Glendale

$10 $5

Bro-themed sub joint with a full bar serves baskets of hand-cut fries and buffalo chicken subs, Chicago-style hot dogs, and fried PB&J

Half Off Modern Mexican Street Food and Margaritas at Modern Margarita

Desert Ridge

$30 $17

(56)

Sit on the 1,200-square-foot patio while sipping on Arizona prickly pear margaritas and eating gourmet street tacos and burgers

50% Off Pub Food at Public House on 6th

Downtown Tempe

$40 $20

(52)

Contemporary gastropub serves bar-food favorites such as grilled-cheese burger, BLT flatbread, homemade pretzel apps, and craft beer

Up to 46% Off Pizza and Pub Food at Boulders on Broadway

Tempe

$24 $13

This bar has a dedicated three-figure beer list that offers something for every taste and to go with spicy burgers as well as brunch dishes

48% Italian Food at Marcello's Pasta Grill

Tempe

$25 $13

(13)

Authentic cuisine made from generations-old recipes—such as brick-oven pizza and seafood-stuffed ravioli—fills plates at family-owned eatery

46% Off Vietnamese Cuisine

Tempe

$24 $12.99

Traditional Vietnamese cuisine including pho soup, banh mi sandwiches, egg noodles, and sweet sticky rice

Half Off International Street Food at Gringo Star Street Bar

Downtown Tempe

$30 $15

Street fare from around the world, such as grilled corn drizzled in lime and cotija cheese or Korean short ribs served on fry bread

45% Off Mexican Food at Sol Diablo Cantina Kitchen

Tempe

$20 $11

Tacos stuffed with grilled or fried whitefish or mesquite-grilled tri-tip served alongside vegetarian burritos and housemade guacamole

Up to 52% Off at Kohinoor Cuisine of India

Tempe

$20 $10

Lunch or dinner buffets showcase an array of Indian dishes, including a robust selection of vegetarian and vegan choices

Up to 50% Off Dinner with Drinks at Salut Kitchen Bar

Tempe

$53 $26.50

(87)

Drinks such as a cucumber mule or lavender lemon fizz complement items such as gourmet burgers; not valid on entrees

45% Off Pub Food and Beers

Downtown Tempe

$20 $11

(18)

Across from Sun Devil Stadium, patrons grab gourmet burgers and craft beers at open-air eatery with large outdoor patio

Up to 51% Off Fine Dining at Razz's Restaurant and Bar

Central Scottsdale

$50 $25

(144)

Spicy seafood bouillabaisse simmers next to grilled lamb chops marinated in tamarind and garlic in dazzling open show kitchen

Murder And A Meal Dinner Theater – Up to $32.47 Off

Orange Tree Golf Resort

$97.47 $65

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A family gathering turns into a murder investigation, as audiences discover who is guilty between bites of a three-course dinner

Up to 52% Off at Jewel of the Crown - Cuisine of India

Downtown Scottsdale

$50 $25

Indian eatery attended by numerous celebrities makes curries, kormas, and clay-oven tandoori dishes

Up to 53% Off at Pepin Restaurante Español

Downtown Scottsdale

$105 $59

(88)

Pork leg basks in sour-orange marinade before it's roasted into a tender entree as live flamenco dancing rounds out the festive atmosphere

Quiznos – Up to Half Off Toasted Sandwiches

Scottsdale

$6 $3

Sandwich stackers pack deli meats, cheese, and vegetables between toasted rolls; catering tray serves up to 10 people

Up to 53% Off Pub Food at Social Tap

Downtown Scottsdale

$25 $12

Sloppy joes and prime-rib sandwiches mixed with the company of friends and a kitchen that doesn't close until 2 a.m.

Up to 57% Off Italian Cuisine at La Prima Donna

Gainey Ranch

$19.90 $11

Regional Italian cuisine filled with homespun flourishes, such as housemade pastas and hand-crushed marinara sauces

Half Off Italian Cuisine at La Torretta Ristorante

Paradise Valley

$50 $25

Butternut squash ravioli baked with brown sugar; multi-layered eggplant with mozzarella; chicken breast sautéed in white wine lemon sauce

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Cove Trattoria

Scottsdale

$30 $15

(87)

Brick-oven-fired pizzas, handmade pastas, and Italian-style steaks; seafood pair with red and white wines to tantalize taste buds

Half Off at 4th Floor Grille & Sports Bar

South Scottsdale

$30 $15

(77)

American favorites such as new york strip sandwich complement southwestern dishes such as macho tacos

$50 or $100 Off Your Dinner Bill at Rare Earth Pizza and Wine Bar

Scottsdale

$50 $25

(46)

Handmade pizzas and wine by the glass or bottle served in second-story dining room or on picturesque deck

Half Off Mexican Food at El Hefe

Downtown Scottsdale

$40 $20

(111)

Tables outfitted out with personal taps, angus burgers laced with marmalade, and tacos stuffed with pork al pastor, carne asada, and duck

Half Off Italian Cuisine for Two or Four at Rosati's Pizza

Hayden/Mcdowell

$30 $15

(28)

Italian cuisine such as specialty gourmet pizzas, pastas, calzones, and sandwiches

42% Off Asian Fusion at Bamboo Club

Central Scottsdale

$30 $17.50

(107)

Chinese duck and stir-fry, Hawaiian and Korean beef, inventive seafood plates, and Thai noodles

Half Off Indian Cuisine at Al Hamra

North Scottsdale

$30 $15

(42)

Indian restaurant fuses Eastern and Western sensibilities to offer mixed drinks, curries, tandoori dishes, and naan

50% Off Cuisine at Aladdin Mediterranean Deli and Cafe

North Scottsdale

$8 $4

Halal meats including beef or chicken shawarma, gyros, and curry chicken served alongside falafel wraps, greek salads, hummus, and kabobs

Up to 58% Sandwiches and Breakfast Food at C3 Kitchen

Scottsdale Quarter

$12 $6

(16)

Coffee drinks pair with bagels, egg sandwiches, chopped salads, and hot and cold sandwiches

50% Off Pub Food at Mountainside Office Bar & Grill

Mountainside office bar and grill

$30 $15

Start meals off with coconut shrimp dunked in a sweet chili sauce or guacamole molcajete, followed by cheeseburger or seafood entrees

50% Off Southern and Southwestern Food at The Western

Old Town

$30 $15

(21)

Five nights a week, foot-stomping music sets the rhythm for diners who munch on brisket tacos and wash them down with bourbon cocktails

Phoenix Restaurant Guide

As the capital city of Arizona, Phoenix offers a variety of restaurants to serve the needs of a diverse population. While some might assume that Phoenix restaurants are dominated by Mexican food, sushi, French food and other ethnic cuisines are also immensely popular. Casual dollar-taco stands easily mix with upscale French bistros in this city.

For a relaxing bottle of wine and the ability to experience a carefully crafted meal, try one of Phoenix's many French restaurants. Sophie's French Bistro offers an extensive wine list and a selection of vegetarian options to cater to every member of a dining party. Coup Des Tartes is also a popular neighborhood bistro but does not sell alcohol. Customers can bring their own wine and pay a modest corking fee. For diners on a budget, the Vincent Market Bistro offers reasonably priced French food.

In Phoenix, sushi bars offer an easy way to eat a light meal. Yasu Sushi Bistro has an extensive menu for discerning guests. Adventurous customers may want to try the small-plate menu to experience a variety of items. Yen Sushi & Sake Bar offers happy hour specials perfect for those with large appetites. For a quick and inexpensive lunch, How Do You Roll? has made-to-order sushi in an casual atmosphere. Families dining in Phoenix may find that eating at How Do You Roll? is an easy way to encourage their children to try new types of food.

From Tex-Mex to authentic Mexican cuisine, Phoenix's close proximity to the border ensures a wide variety of Mexican restaurants. For inexpensive tacos, quesadillas and similar fare, Tacos Atoyac is a great spot. Guests who plan on eating at Tacos Atoyac should be prepared to wait in line during peak lunch and dinner hours. Mariscos Playa Hermosa offers a more upscale menu, including an extensive selection of Mexican-influenced seafood.

True to the spirit of the city, Phoenix restaurants offer plenty of options to the residents of Arizona's capital.

For a relaxing bottle of wine and the ability to experience a carefully crafted meal, try one of Phoenix's many French restaurants.
 

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Sushi Eye’s head chef Richard Cho playfully invents tangles of traditional and unorthodox sushi ingredients that earned the restaurant the Best Sushi title in 2006 and Best Maki award in 2007 from the Phoenix New Times. “Cho's a real maestro of maki and is always adding new ones to his menu, so repeat visits are obligatory,” the writer reported, going on to laud items such as the ASU roll, a bundle of shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, and macadamia nuts. Many of the rolls can be seen topped with Sushi Eye's signature garnish of macadamia nuts and tobiko or drizzled with unagi sauce. Away from the sushi bar, flames lap hungrily at short ribs marinated in a mild sweet sauce, and broiled unagi donburi combines eel with veggies, eggs, and rice.

Sage-green walls and expanses of sleek, dark wood surround diners as they busy their hands with chopsticks, thick morsels of sashimi, or reenactments of famous pickle-jar openings. Playful zephyrs slip through the bar, which bridges the dining room and the covered outdoor patio. Ice jingles in an array of cocktails beneath flat-screen televisions, and heat lamps and fairy lights radiate warmth and luminescence over clusters of cushioned benches. Their wine list features more than 60 bottles along with dozens of craft beers to choose from.

4855 E Warner Rd
Phoenix,
AZ
US

Wild Thaiger

The menu at Wild Thaiger is so colorful and esoteric it would almost come as no surprise if the thaiger ribs were made from actual tiger. Don't worry, they aren't. The half and full slabs are actually made from tender pork, marinated in a blend of spices. To get a real taste of a jungle beast, order the decha boar, sliced thin and served with green beans, bamboo shoots, and hot red chili sauce. The wild boar is one of many specialties pioneered by chef Olashawn Hasadinratana-Weaver. She and her family rely on seasonal ingredients and traditional marinades to distinguish their fiery Thai cuisine, which ranges from ubiquitous plates of pad Thai to a citrus-tinted seafood panang curry. Though the herb blends are complex, the kitchen keeps no secrets. Diners who sit indoors can watch as chefs toss their meals in the blazing fire wok, searing meats and Asian veggies with touches of lemongrass, basil, and lime, but no MSG. Alternatively, the protected patio provides shelter for outdoor suppers that might otherwise be ruined by errant fly balls. There, hot days herald bowls of homemade coconut and durian ice cream, or a chilled cocktail from the full bar, where imported beers and wines also make a strong showing.

2631 N Central Ave
Phoenix,
AZ
US

Mark Smith and Gary Clark wouldn’t be where they are today without a 50-year-old barbecue recipe. When the two childhood friends started a catering service in college to cover their living expenses, they soon became renowned for their barbecue, made with a Tennessee-style recipe passed down through several generations. Bolstered by demand, they bought a truck and a portable barbecue pit—but soon traded these for a brick-and-mortar location, a rustic storefront on East Van Buren Street. More than 25 years later, the pair are still serving smoked meats at Honey Bear’s BBQ, boosting their output with a second location on North Central Avenue and a separate catering center.

Their recipe has only improved with age, earning them accolades such as the Phoenix’s Best BBQ Sauce 2010 Award from the Phoenix New Times. Inside the Honey Bear BBQ kitchens, chefs brush this signature Tennessee sauce onto pulled pork, shredded chicken, and beef brisket, which they serve by the pound, pile onto sandwiches, or stuff into face-level catapults. They complement the mesquite flavors with traditional Southern sides such as potato salad, cowbro beans, collard greens, and tater tots. For faraway fans, they also bottle and ship their signature sauce around the country.

2824 N Central Ave
Phoenix,
AZ
US

After earning a degree in kinesiology in 1991, Jill Dailey McIntosh gravitated toward Pilates. She began training other teachers and helped run a personal-training and Pilates business, but she wasn't completely satisfied. She wanted her clients to be able to shape their bodies more aggressively without losing the proper alignment and form in a classroom-like setting. After visiting New York several times and training under Lotte Berk instructors, Jill was inspired to create her own fitness modality. Combining her background in kinesiology, personal training, and dance, she developed The Dailey Method at Barfitness Ballet Bar Studio. Today, her method has spread to more than 40 locations throughout the United States, Canada, and France.

A blend of Pilates, ballet, and yoga, The Dailey Method helps students strengthen and stretch the body's major muscle groups. Jill designed the low-impact classes to challenge bodies, minds, and spirit alike as students build their cores, align their spines, and tone lean muscles. Instructors help students master the proper form for each motion, whether they're swinging dumbbells or bellying up to the barre to work their quadriceps.

21001 North Tatum Boulevard
Phoenix,
AZ
US

When Dwight Heard, the future founder of Phoenix's Heard Museum, purchased a swath of fertile riverbed land in the 1920s, he saw it as an opportunity to promote rural self-sufficiency instead of urban development. Nestled beside South Mountain, the 10-acre farm demonstrates the same commitment to rustic tranquility today, earning azcentral.com's 2010 readers' choice award for Best Local Treasure and serving as a romantic backdrop for a 2012 episode of The Bachelor, according to the Phoenix Business Journal. In addition to a small farm of naturally grown flowers and produce, The Farm at South Mountain includes three separate restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The original of these three restaurants, The Farm Kitchen, satisfies noontime cravings with picnic lunches in an idyllic patio setting that Frommer's described as "an oasis reminiscent of a deep South pecan orchard." A shade-casting canopy of pecan trees and locally grown clouds surrounds visitors as they sample sandwiches with slow-roasted turkey and chipotle mayo or salads with organic field greens and roasted seasonal vegetables.

6106 S 32nd St
Phoenix,
AZ
US

Though they don't knead the dough themselves, customers at MyPie by Crust certainly have a hand in their pizzas' creation. That's because they dictate their assembly every step of the way. At the restaurant's front counter, chefs take requests for custom-built Neapolitan-style pies directly from their hungry patrons, beginning with the selection of a fresh-made white, wheat, or gluten-free crust. To top that fresh foundation, customers then select from five different sauces—including conventional pizza sauce, spicy fra diavolo, and savory BBQ—and an assortment of meat and vegetable toppings. Each pie then enters an 800-degree oven that cooks it to perfection in two minutes—roughly 10 times faster than a home oven might take, and roughly 100 times faster than it would take to bake it over a single candle. Though custom pizzas are the restaurant's forte, they also craft traditional varieties such as Margherita and Hawaiian—both mainstays of MyPie's parent company, Crust, whose multiple Arizona restaurants continue a legacy of using fresh, homemade, and local ingredients in crafting their signature pies.

4727 E Bell Rd
Phoenix,
AZ
US