1327 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
5030 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
Generous portions at reasonable prices, the menu includes 17 lunch specials with choices of chicken, beef, shrimp, scallops or pork. Ray Road hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, lunch 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Chandler Boulevard hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, lunch 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
7720 S. Priest Drive, Tempe
Chinese, Japanese and some exotic items highlight the multicultural experience. Lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, dinner 5 to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday. A Saturday brunch is available 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Elephant Bar Restaurant
3405 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler
Dishes feature the flavors of Asia, Europe and regional specialties of America. Choose from fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers, Pacific Rim wok specialties, fire-grilled fresh fish, chicken, steaks and more. Dining to go is also available - just call in your order and park in the reserved spaces up front.
9845 S. Priest Drive, Tempe
The combination of low prices and the conveyor belt concept, where dishes are placed on a revolving conveyor belt so that guests can pick and choose which plates they would like as they pass in front of them, gives diners a quick and affordable place to eat. Dishes are also made to order.
Hong Kong Gourmet Buffet
4909 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Tasty stir-fry dishes with weekend specials like fried squid, and don’t forget the sake on draft. Open at 11 a.m. every day and lunch is served until 3:30 p.m. Dinner is served until 9 p.m., except for Friday and Saturday until 9:30 p.m.
Kobe Japanese Steak House
1125 W. Elliot Road, Tempe
(480) 753-1811 and (480) 753-1611
Experienced sushi and teppan chefs bring their kitchen skills and entertaining personalities to the customer. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-11 p.m. Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-10 p.m. Sunday.
3941 E. Chandler Blvd.
Open 3 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays and closed Sundays. Happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. on weekdays.
Mr. Chao’s Asia Bistro
4232 E. Chandler Blvd.
With a chef who is adamant about freshness and consistency, everything holds its color and flavor at Mr. Chao’s Asia Bistro.
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
3255 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler
Spicy chicken lettuce wraps and a variety of Asian cuisine that doesn’t miss. Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, to midnight Friday and Saturday.
4747 E. Elliot Road, Suite 7
Pacific Garden serves Canton-style Chinese food along with sushi and a few Thai and Vietnamese dishes. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 9 p.m.
4730 E. Warner Road, Phoenix
Black-and-white décor with tablecloths and linen napkins create a sophisticated feeling to enjoy lunch and dinner. Open 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
Pei Wei Asian Diner
7131 W. Ray Road, Chandler
Often referred to as the express version of its parent company, P.F. Chang’s, Pei Wei has all the great Asian cuisine, from teriyaki dishes, to Mongolian, to Cantonese and more. Open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, until 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
4921 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
A Valley favorite for sushi, as well as other Oriental and Pacific Rim cuisine. The sushi bar has fresh albacore, tuna, yellow tail, salmon, mackerel and more as well as soft drinks, adult drinks and desserts. Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.
Sushi Eye Bar and Grill
780 W. Elliot Road, Tempe
The family-owned eatery offers wide selection of traditional sushi as well as house specialties that aren’t available anywhere else. Standard and unique appetizers are also on the menu. Open 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday through Saturday, closed Sunday.
4221 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Thai cuisine featuring dishes balanced with fresh seafood, exotic herbs and potent spices. Each dish comes with the option of mild, medium, hot or Thai hot. Lunch hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dinner hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday, and 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
4825 E. Warner Road, Phoenix
Traditional rice bowls with or without vegetables, an ample appetizer menu and spices from mild to spicy help satisfy the craving for Japanese food. Open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Yupha’s Thai Kitchen
1805 E. Elliot Road, Suite 115, Tempe
A variety of seafood, curry, noodles and specials grace the large menu. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
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