Arizona Restaurants


Top Restaurants in the Valley, Arizona
One of the biggest advantages of living in the Valley, Arizona is the wonderful choice of international cuisine which is readily available here. From Thai to Ethiopian, you can taste every cuisine and sample every culture without leaving your home town! Whether you want a simple meal, a perfect martini, a romantic ambience or a full Greek party, choose with confidence from this list of the very best restaurants in the Valley, Arizona.
Thai Restaurant
Malee’s Bistro began as a small restaurant in Old Town, Scottsdale back in 1987. Their reputation for excellent Thai food has grown along with their locations and you can now enjoy the same perfectly cooked, mouthwatering specialties in Desert Ridge too. Delicately spiced chicken and fish Thai curries are served with noodles and rice.
7131 E.Main Street
Old Town Scottsdale
Call (480) 947-6042
Desert Ridge (Tatum and 101)
Call (480) 342-9220
Chinese Restaurant
Known for its top notch dim sum, the Golden Buddha is the only place to eat Peking Duck, Sea Bass with ginger and scallions or everyone’s favorite, General Tso’s Chicken.
The Golden Buddha
668 N.44th St
COFCO Chinese Cultural Center
Phoenix, Arizona
Call (602) 286-9888
Japanese Restaurant
Yasu Sushi Bistro is the place to sample delicious morsels of sushi under the expert guidance of chef-owner Yasu Hashino. The bacon-wrapped scallops are divine and the wagyu beef is an expensive delicacy but worth every penny.
Yasu Sushi Bistro
4316 E.Cactus Rd
Suite B4
Phoenix, Arizona
Call (602) 787-9181
(No website currently available, but awarded Best Japanese Restaurant, so worth checking out.)
French Restaurant
Not cheap, but quality rarely is, Vincent on Camelback is an intimate restaurant serving wonderful French cuisine (it cannot simply be labeled food!) with impeccable service. Live piano music in the background on Saturdays completes the classy atmosphere.
Vincent on Camelback
3930 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85018 
Call: (602) 224-0225 
Mediterranean Restaurant
Tarbells is a hip modern restaurant with a fabulous 5-course chef’s tasting menu or wider choices to delight any gourmet. Downstairs is where the action is with a live jazz band and a crowded dance floor.
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort,
11111 N Seventh St.,
Arizona 85020
Call 602-866-6350.
Brazilian Restaurant
Fogo E Brasa brings the best Brazilian steaks and tasty meats to the Valley along with a delectable salad bar. Great value as a fixed price menu in this colorful ‘happening’ environment.
Fogo E Brasa
4909 East Chandler Blvd
Arizona 85048
Call: (866) 588-6208
Ethiopian Restaurant
Known for its fine vegetarian cuisine, the Blue Nile Café has a very Vegan-friendly menu to delight all vegetarians and vegans.
Blue Nile Café
933 E.University Drive
Arizona 85281
Call: (480) 377-1113
Italian Restaurant
It’s hard to go wrong with Italian food. Avanti offers fresh pastas and rich sauces in a romantic setting, complete with a live pianist at the weekend. After 35 years in business and the proud holders of countless awards, Avanti offers the very best in Italian cuisine.
2728 E Thomas Rd
Arizona 85016 
Call: (602) 956-0900
Fish Restaurant
The Fish Market, although a chain,offers great fish and seafood dishes at very competitive prices. Voted “freshest fish in Phoenix” the nautical décor adds a nice touch. Go casual and sit downstairs, or dress up and have a more upscale experience upstairs.
Fish Market
1720 E Camelback Rd
Arizona 85016 
Phone: (602) 277-3474
Wine Bar Restaurant
Postino offers a true wine bar atmosphere with a relaxed yet stylish ambience. Wine aficionados will revel in the extensive wine list, accompanied by fine cuisine, This is what fine dining is all about!
3939 E Campbell Ave,
Arizona 85018
Call: 602-852-3939
Vegan Restaurant
See the Blue Nile Café Ethiopian Restaurant above.